where the holy wars justifiable?
Debate Rounds (2)
1. No war is just
2. most wars cause a great loss of life (would you like to argue no war is justifiable?)
3. The chance of success is not required for justification. If the reasons for fighting are good than the war is justifiable.
In terms of incentive, the wars were supposed to strengthen the church's power which was considered just and holy at the time and the Turks posed a threat to the Byzantine Empire and east Rome
since these conditions where not met, it is therefore unjust for the Catholics.
They still gave their lives to something they considered just. The slave revolts in America had little chance winning yet they gave their lives to something bigger. The Catholics who fought were following the words of god (the pope) thus justifying their actions. There were also attempts to protect civilians.
No votes have been placed for this debate.
You are not eligible to vote on this debate
This debate has been configured to only allow voters who meet the requirements set by the debaters. This debate either has an Elo score requirement or is to be voted on by a select panel of judges.