Trojan War

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Was The Trojan War Just?

The Trojan War was a Greek mythological war waged on account of the beautiful Helen, wife of the Spartan king Menelaus, being stolen from Greece by Paris, Prince of Troy. It is one of the most important, if not the most important, event in Greek mythology. The dispute originated from a quarrel between three goddesses, Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite. They were fighting to see who was the fairest among them. They were sent by Zeus to Paris in order for him to judge them. Paris chose Aphrodite after she offered to make Helen, the most beautiful of all women, fall in love with him. She then proceeded to take Helen from Menelaus, with Paris’s help and give her to him, thus causing the Trojan War. Throughout this
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For in the end, many innocent lives are taken, therefore a just war is waged only for the right intentions. After all, the Bible does tell us that “there is a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace” (Ecclesiastes 3:8). War is not wrong, but it is wrong if waged for the wrong reasons. Was The Trojan War righteous? The Bible says, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). After all, what is righteousness? It is acting in accord with moral or divine law. This is not the kind of divinity defined by the “divine” gods of ancient Greece, but the divinity that comes from the true Lord. According to His laws, waging a war on account of beautiful woman, is not righteous, or in alignment with moral law. And to consider material gain over the preservation of innocent life is not war for the right intention (righteousness). In a just war, the ultimate goal should be to re-establish peace. Consequently, the war must have begun in turmoil, without peace. In this case, however, the war caused strife and turmoil. Before the war, the two countries got along reasonably. During and after the war, there was hatred. Now that is not the result of a just war, or even the goal. In the first place, anyway, there was no consideration of ultimate peace. No, only vanity and material gain were in the mind of the king and the people of Greece. If the authorities of Greece and Troy were putting peace

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