1. How do religions portray various types of weapons and the individuals that wield them? Are there greater degrees of significance that particular traditions give to specific types of weapons?
2. Many modern weapons would not be imaginable to the ancients; how are they being incorporated and used by world religions?
3. Particularly in the Abrahamic faiths the sword is a symbol of violence; why is this and what are the implications? Why don't other weapons have this kind of attention?
4. How might future weapons be seen and portrayed by existing religious communities and future traditions?
5. As implements used to kill weapons are clearly powerful objects. How do religious traditions try to control their use, and, if not, should that be a concern for religious communities?
6. Many deities are often described as wielding weapons; why do gods use weapons in religions throughout the world? Does this tell us anything about the religious traditions they arise out of?
7. Is there an additional layer of meaning to be found behind weaponry and combat? How might weapons be more than times to avoid and instead respect?