Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Atom Bomb & Just War Theory (Bill Potter)
"On August 6 and 9, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, causing an explosion of re-evaluation on the principles of just war for decades into the future. Respected Christian teachers since at least Augustine of Hippo have advocated from the Scriptures that non-combatants such as women and children should not be targeted in a military campaign, but is it excusable to do so if it will bring a quicker end to a long and destructive war?
"Also, what are some of the forgotten curious providences surrounding the invention of the atom bomb? Hear this and more in Bill Potter's talk on the atom bomb."