SO we will replace Trident with a like for like. We can not afford aircraft for the carriers we are building or to keep the ones we had, or the maritime surveillance aircraft and scrapped them even as they were being built, but can afford billions for new nuclear weapons.
How many times have we needed nuclear weapons?
How many times have we needed normal military systems?
Which is most likely to be needed?
As a Christian I can see no reason ever to use a weapon which will destroy millions, I can see that protecting our citizens and other peoples from being bullied or attacked is valid though and we can not do that with nuclear weapons.
I would rather that if we have billions of spare money that we used it for helping the poorest in the world and in our own country.
New Living Translation (NLT)
43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’
45 “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’
Added – to see my thoughts on war read War & Peace Golbal 16 04 1998 I did in 1998, in fact it was my first talk to a group as a Christian having only just become one.