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I Don't Believe All Soldiers Are Heroes

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    I Will Get A Lot Of Hate For Posting This

    Frankly, I believe a large amount of people who serve in the army are bigots. I am not saying ALL of them are like that, heck, I am not even saying MOST of them are like that. But think about it, people only enlist in the army for these reasons: 1) They can't find any other job...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    The Retaliation Factor

    As of yet, I've not managed to find anyone who shares the opinion I'm writing about here. Maybe somebody on this site will agree with me (fingers crossed). I am a pacifist, and thus do not think war is the solution. In any discussion on this topic I've had with other people, the...
    redbusyellowbus redbusyellowbus 16-18, F 15 Responses Mar 7, 2008

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    Ethics

    It's unfortunate that the military teaches "Not TRY to harm" (collateral damage is OK, danger to soldiers is minimal) vs TRY NOT to harm (Reduce collateral damage, danger to soldiers goes up) Yes, the danger would go up, but if done properly, no one would be hurt and our foreign...
    Bumblebetch Bumblebetch 22-25 Apr 9, 2011

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    Dog Tags Can Hang Round Anyone's Neck

    That hideous lie that all soldiers are heroes has only one thing wrong with it and that's the word all. A while back a man in Afghanistan a man defied orders to break cover and remove a child from the crossfire. Risking his own life and severe punishment to save a child is...
    Randomguy22 Randomguy22 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    Quite Right

     Soldiers are sinners and saints.  Soldiers are bullies and protectors, Soldiers are lonely or in love, straight, gay, fat skinny, attractive and unattractive.  Soldiers are people with a dangerous job.  We would be living under a fascist dictatorship with out...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 27, 2008

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    Not All.

    The key word here is all. Anyone can be a hero to others, including a soldier, but I don't believe they automatically deserve hero status just because they enlisted. Make no mistake, I have friends and family in the armed forces that I am proud of. They're good people. But, the...
    feministkilljoy feministkilljoy 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    Yes,cause to Me Someone Put...

    Yes,cause to me someone putting their life on the line for a cause they strongly believe or just for the pride they feel of their country.. soldiers are the heroes cause they are willing to give their life so people in their countries will get a better life!
    quieroserprincesita quieroserprincesita 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Many Have Been Killed

    so you have the right to voice how you feel about soldiers wonder how many of you have been in war and how you would react to what is going on around you viet nam put me in the hospoital for almost 2 years and my wife is one of those that was kill in support of you right to...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    Heroism Under Fear

    I am a pacifist, but do respect that some good men and women hear "the call to arms". Having said that, I'd much prefer them to join to help Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) or another philanthropic organisation, than go to war. Bring the Armed...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 12 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    They Say A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

    American soldiers (along with US governmental agencies) tortured, raped and killed prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This led to many humanrights violations. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuseAmerican soldiers urinating at the...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    It's great that soldiers cared enough to fight for our country. But a hero is definitely NOT someone who goes to other countries and kills other people. It's stupid to kill people...
    alysssaa alysssaa 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am (technically) a Christian. I believed in god until the age of 11. Everything began to mess up from then forward. The first time I cut myself, the first time I misbehaved, the...
    Jas4001 Jas4001 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I know some people might not like this post, but I really don't believe that there is a god. Is there really a guy up in the sky, all dressed in white and with a really long beard...
    wolfiefan255 wolfiefan255 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    i have done few friendships online and for a person like me for whom attachments meant to be really important wether it be a simple friendship...it sucks when others are unable to...
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    I don't believe I can be loved because my ex put that in my head for 17 years. I feel like I can only love myself which is impossible. Love is out of my reach but I accept it. I...
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    I don't believe in evolution. I don't have to, because it's fact.
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    Probabily everyone at some point has said that they're "happy", myself included. However, I don't believe the feeling or state of being happy is a reality. Imo happy is just a...
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    after dating someone for 8 months, I was madly in love with him. he said he felt the same about me. one who love you doesn't hurt you emotionally like that. if you love someone you...
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    "Heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags."
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    People always say I love him/her. I roll my eyes and smile and say good for you sweetie. Inside however I tell myself love is a myth an urban legend, like Bigfoot or Slenderman. I...
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    Hi guys! Ok, so long story short.. Its been a while since I've realised I was emotionally unavailable coz of my past, found someone who made me realise the emotional waves of...
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    I really honestly do think this is true. I draw a lot of female figures and the form, the body of a female is so easy and beautiful to draw. But the thing is, when I say that I...
    maliciousMartyr maliciousMartyr 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I believe all human beings are beautiful. Male, female, or both! Skinny or curvy! Black, white, brown, yellow, purple, green, or blue! I honestly love everyone.. Until you give me...
    WhatABeautifulMess97 WhatABeautifulMess97 16-17, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    http://usarepent.com/Chapters/Evolution.htm I'd love to explain this article myself, but I REALLY don't have that kind of energy. To give you an example though have you ever...
    Vicvoss Vicvoss 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Evolution simply cannot explain fundamental loopholes in the obsolete evolution theory. That's what evolution is..a THEORY.. Now don't get me wrong - I was a believer myself, that...
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    Whats the point of doing anything if everything is already predetermined? Lol, I believe we make and shape our own destiny, in our moments of decision we shape our future. For...
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    A long time boys told me I was to hideous to be kissed. Literally told by the guy who wanted to have sex with me. I just want one nights stand with you! Kisses is only for the girl...
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    Love is nothing more than a lie, a pathetic lie for those not strong enough to accept the cruelty of reality. I hate seeing people in love, I hate them, love has always alluded me...
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    As my sister put it, "4 years undergrad. 4 years med school. 3-7 year residency. And that's something I actually WANT to do. Why the Hell would I add a whiny man-child to that mix...
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    Just Because It's In Books... Doesn't Mean It Still Exists - When something is listed or mentioned in a book about either history, religion or philosophy - it means they existed...
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    I love my kitty cat. I used to shave my cat because it's what I saw on the media and what I heard was preferred by most people. But then I started thinking, why should I, just to...
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    I don't know why am I keep meeting girls who are shallow and superficial! I just realized how difficult it is to hang out with them from the dinner the other day. Gosh...the moment...
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    I mostly don't unless I've talked to you previously.
    itisbeautiful itisbeautiful 22-25, F Jun 27

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    I won't if reply if you don't seem like you even want to talk to me!
    sallysalamander sallysalamander 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Nor do I believe in religion. I think the bible and the quaran are actually a bit funny. Individually no one would believe this stuff. Unless they were delusional. But it's...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 5

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    This One Crazy Person - There was this one crazy person online who used to harrass me and he believed in the illuminati and that the world was going to end in December 2012, I...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    My aunt does not believe in Dinosaurs!! She thinks that they were made up and the bones are all man made! Lol! It boggles my mind!
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    To me, marriage is TOO binding. Honestly, how many people can actually be happy together forever? The answer is 50%. half of marriages end in divorce. I believe that being in an...
    StrangeDarkSecrets StrangeDarkSecrets 13-15 Jul 10

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    "Sorry"I'm sorry, I'm not what you are,so sorry, the ugly of it all,all my life, I was beneath you,it's all my fault please forgive me,maybe I could change, maybe I could try...
    elegantstorms elegantstorms 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Culturally, Santa is a subject of fiction. We have our Asian fellows celebrating an oriental sumo with a beard. The Spanish believe he is a Turkish bishop that sails over see and...
    TheSmartestManOnEarth TheSmartestManOnEarth 16-17, M Jun 30

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    I believe In God, period. He made all living things on earth.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    For the past week I've been feeling extremely weak, lightheaded and can't think straight most of the time. I've also been itching a lot too. The pain on my right back side isn't as...
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    Because I'm gay. That's all and reason enough NEVER EVER to believe in god or any stupid man made religion.
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    I totally respect the catholic ethic as well as the Eastern philosiphies and of course the teachings of Mohamed but I believe organized religion is has been used to justify...
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    For which there is clear evidence. Yet they believe In a deity. For which there is none!
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    I have had two perfect husbands that have passed away and now I am alone. Two total different relationships, but now alone, sad, and just sort of afraid of being alone the rest of...
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