Fifteen Moral Reasons to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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Fifteen Moral Reasons to Abolish Nuclear Weapons


  1. Thou shalt not kill.
  2. Thou shalt not threaten to slaughter the innocent.
  3. Thou shalt not cause unnecessary suffering.
  4. Thou shalt not poison the future.
  5. Thou shalt not hold hostage cities and their inhabitants.
  6. Thou shalt not threaten to destroy civilization.
  7. Thou shalt not abandon stewardship of fish and fowl, birds and beasts.
  8. Thou shalt not put all of Creation at risk of annihilation.
  9. Thou shalt not use weapons that cannot be contained in space or time.
  10. Thou shalt not waste resources on weapons – resources that could be far better used for meeting basic human needs of the poor and downtrodden.
  11. Thou shalt not fail to fulfill one’s obligations to negotiate in good faith for nuclear disarmament.
  12. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s missiles.
  13. Thou shalt not worship false idols.
  14. Thou shalt not keep silent in the face of the nuclear threat to all we love and treasure.
  15. Thou shalt live by the Golden Rule, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.Thou shalt not kill


David Krieger
David Krieger
David Krieger is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation ( He is the author and editor of many books on peace and nuclear weapons abolition, including "Speaking of Peace: Quotations to Inspire Action."

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