No More War

In the unlikely event that God agrees to reward me with one favor, I request that He enhance human wisdom to the point where war is no longer considered an appropriate solution to human conflict. This is theologically possible in that the God that originally created human and angels, created the latter with sufficient wisdom never to sin. (That is the understanding of theologians such as Aquinas, although it is less clear how the fall of Lucifer fits into that scheme.) Standard Christian theology traces human sin to the notion that God created humanity with free will, although the existence of such was vigorously denied by John Calvin and others in the Reformed tradition. (A conceptual distinction between freedom of action versus freedom of the will is philosophically useful here.) So, for believers in free will, presumably humanity with enhanced wisdom could eschew war while still keeping their freedom.



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