politics

Pope wants to officialize immorality of nuclear arms possession

11 Comments
By NICOLE WINFIELD

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.


11 Comments
Login to comment

Morality is pretty subjective tho, isn't it?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Let me know when China, NK, India, Pakistan, and Russia have disassembled theirs.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Let me know when China, NK, India, Pakistan, and Russia have disassembled theirs.

It's the Thunberg Phenomenon: You need to get rid of all your factories and industry, but China, India, Pakistan, etc. can keep theirs. Hmmm, wonder who's funding this kind of talk?

2 ( +5 / -3 )

I agree with the pope's sentiment and it's better than nothing. It represents the stance of the church which is a very influential organisation (like it or not)

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

We are still living the older world where there wiser people has no face or words. "The pen is mightier than the sword" and the meaning of this quote

"the sword is very sharp and powerful, and it can extend authority on humankind. The sword is powerful enough to enslave people and create a region of terror. The power of the pen is larger than the sword sharp edged. A sword can’t achieve that which pen can help to make the minute lip. The pen is so much high compare than the sword because the sword cannot understand the mind and heart of the people. It implies that the power of pen which writing is much stronger than the sword power of hatred, war, and fighting."

This quote is from 17th century, how many more centuries we need to understand the essential meaning of it?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Because an accident of possession, or the insanity of a leader or someone, can destroy humanity.

I agree. But I have to question his position on this.

Does this just apply to nuclear weapons? What about chemical weapons, landmines, handguns, and goodness knows what else? Is millions of people dying from a nuclear bomb really more horrific than a single child dying from stepping on a forgotten landmine?

Should we not focus less on the type of weapon and more on the attitudes that cause these things to happen?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I agree that nuclear power is dangerous when it fails to be contained but what about the pedophiles that contaminate the Catholic clergy that go unchecked and unpunished by the law and only get moved to a new diocese and repeat the crimes.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Japan doesn't possess nuclear weapons. Its policy based on the so-called three non-nuclear principles, "no possession, no production and no introduction", must be highly commanded.

The catch is Japan relies on the U.S. nuclear umbrella despite this non-nuclear policy. If the possession of nuclear weapons must be condemned, so must Japan's relying on and coming under the U.S, nuclear umbrella. How do posters here think about it?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Rather ironic that the world has generally/globally been at peace the most and seen the lowest numbers of war casualties in the last 600 years in the 70+ years since introduction of nuclear weapons. I'm sure it's just a coincidence...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

USNinJapan2,

So, in your opinion, the U.S. must be praised because the U.S. was the trailblazer of the nuclear weapons era by dropping two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@the Fu: Let me know when China, NK, India, Pakistan, and Russia have disassembled theirs

Have you forgotton the Israelis also has nukes??

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites