Analysis

Published on December 13th, 2011 | by Susi Snyder

0

Nuclear Morality

Nuclear weapons have a moral component- their incredible destructive power means they are designed for annihilation.

Annihilation, Armageddon, these are biblical images for the end of the world. Nuclear weapons, even in a limited exchange, have the power to end the world as we know it. It is for this reason that for generations global religious leaders and their constituencies, have supported a world free of nuclear weapons. The Washington Post blog “On Faith, a Conversation about Religion and Politics” recently ran a piece by the National Association of Evangelicals that reiterated the moral opposition to nuclear weapons.

The conversation has changed over the last several years- no longer is it a question of whether or not to abolish nuclear weapons, now the question is how, and how to ensure global security in a nuclear weapons free world. This type of conversation is one that should be had at all levels- from the pews to the parliaments to the presidents to create the nuclear weapons free world that we are all beginning to realize is not just possible, but necessary.


About the Author

Susi is the project lead for the PAX No Nukes project, she also coordinates the Don’t Bank on the Bomb research and campaign. Read more about Susi here.



Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑

PAX