Originally Posted by Ron Conte
Non-infallible teachings require religious assent. Infallible teachings require theological assent (the full assent of faith). The teachings on just war and self-defense are at least non-infallible, and may possibly be infallible under the ordinary and universal Magisterium.
Thank you again Ron. Out of our conversation I am left with two questions. Was Jesus a pacifist? The people I discussed this with on the thread appear to believe so and use his example of going to the cross.
The second question is: Is pacifism a heresy? Are those who adhere to it strictly, heretics if they have accepted it with full knowledge?
I understand the answer to both questions cannot be "yes".