Two Christian schools of thought might support covert operations and espionage: the just war tradition and a kind of “dirty hands” moralism. The dirty hands view says all those in political power must unavoidably resort to evil for the common good. The just war tradition has a different approach.
Darrell ColeOctober 24, 2018
There is no nation in which we can place total faith.
Darrell ColeJune 11, 2018
Following the Christian just war tradition, could the assassination of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad be justified, despite its illegal nature?
Darrell ColeApril 18, 2018
If Russian agents in the UK tried to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Russian agents should pay.
Darrell ColeMarch 13, 2018
We can make a clear and convincing case that the Christian tradition may support the idea that lies told for the public good are justifiable. When spies tell such lies in the line of duty, their deceptions fall into that category and, so, are justifiable. Can the same be said for sex in the line of duty?
Darrell ColeDecember 20, 2017