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I Don't Believe All Soldiers Are Heroes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    A ran done piece of advice I got from a drunk: "Don't believe anything you are told and don't believe half of the things you see."
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    My intention with this post isn't to be inflammatory, but to rather state what I believe and why. I don't think less of people who believe in god, in some ways I envy them. I don't...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Two things. I don't believe religion is a good thing and I don't believe religions are real. Religions are there, but they aren't real to me. Because there are so many of them...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 25

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    It seems a common misconception among theists I talk to that atheists don't believe in god because they think they have some definitive proof that Go does not exist. That isn't...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    God is great, I totally believe in God and a heaven. But I don't believe in all these religions.
    alyssab11 alyssab11 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I frankly think religion is dumb as hell. I just don't believe in anything. At all.
    BeautifulMistake21 BeautifulMistake21 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I swear, THE most annoying thing in my life is battling against the preaching of god believers. Why can't we just be peaceful in the silence of our disagreement? I don't believe...
    rainallthedays rainallthedays 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    One thing I am totally sick of hearing from Americans military personnel is, "Don't be so ungrateful! I'm fighting for your freedom!" No. No you're not. First of all, I live in New...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 4

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    "Listen, here's what I think. I think that we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do.......By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    i personally.... don't share your belief on quite the same level, i think. I think it's super neat that you can find something that you have put your faith into believing. I think...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I believe homosexuality is a sin. 25 years ago there were gays but most people I ran into thought it was wrong. I know a lot of people today still do but they are afraid to openly...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe homosexuality is a sin. 25 years ago there were gays but most people I ran into thought it was wrong. I know a lot of people today still do but they are afraid to openly...
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    There is no perfect woman. We are not a size 6, we don't have a perfect smile and we all don't wear heels. I believe everyone is beautiful no matter what race, size or nationality...
    lonewolfxx lonewolfxx 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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    Dear Christians, please DO NOT tell me what to do. Okay, maybe I'm ready to burn in hell. Maybe, I don't care. God is dead to me. I think that being a good person is better than...
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Hi everyone, I'm 17 years old and I have a slight problem. It's no longer really a problem anyway, but I still think about it a lot and sometimes when reminisce about it, I get a...
    KSniper KSniper 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I just recently found out that my husband is talking to several women online....in a very sexual way. He apologized and regrets it.... We talked it out and want to grow from that...
    Brownie27 Brownie27 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Good guys finish last? Nope, don't think so. There's a misconception that "good guys" are generally idiots, just because we're kind doesn't mean were idiots. I hate it when people...
    TheTrueStory TheTrueStory 70+ 2 days ago

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    Don't try to tell me your not pretty and I'm not sending pics if me so don't ask please and you are pretty because it's mostly in the inside and that's all that matters and...
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I shave my armpits but not my legs, leg hair is there for a reason. I mean, I often wear tanks and that's why I shave my armpits- to reduce rumors bullying lies opinions etc. I don...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I have to say I am really happy about the situation here in Europe! Of course sometimes it would be nice just to have a gun, because I am neither very strong (physically) nor have...
    European2014 European2014 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I won't believe till i see it with my eyes.
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I really don't like the idea of marriage. I feel dating and being inseparable is love. Don't need the whole legal system involved. My inspiration of love is Alan Rickman who has...
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    No way! Leave the person if you want someone else dammit! Don't juggle two different hearts because eventually one will/is gonna catch up with you. And then everything falls apart...
    MajesticDreams MajesticDreams 13-15, F Aug 30

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    But I realized once they find out that I get to hang out with wonderful beautiful people and they don't it was them who became upset.
    Professorfate Professorfate 51-55 4 days ago

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    Is it a defense mechanism? I really don't care for most people my age. They are so selfish and rude. Infact I'm a rarity I find myself caring a lot for people and going out of...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    So yesterday I watched this movie at the cinema, called "The Giver", that takes place in the future, in what apparently is a utopia but turns out to be a dystopia. And when, at a...
    thoughtworn thoughtworn 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    The extent to which I do and do not believe in God is a 50/50 thing in my eyes, mainly because I believe in reincarnation and other dimensions. To all religious people, I do...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 2

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    What the hell are my friends doing? When they are alone, they always invite me to hang out. however, when I need help, they do not help me. I do not believe friendship anymore. It...
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I do not believe the bible is perfect. But I believe in God and He is perfect.
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Gay people are like unicorns. Or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But if you close your eyes and just believe, just think really hard about two things that are hard (or...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I dont deserve to go to hell nor heaven since I deserve to reincarnate. I was born and raised in Hong Kong (a bad place) and I should've been a female wolf when I was born because...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Aug 20

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    My parents weren't the religious type but they enrolled me to a Catholic School since my primary school. So I know him all my life but I started doubting when I entered high school...
    rabblemagic rabblemagic 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Used to think i was going to meet a perfect girl, someone i wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Used to think i'd get married and everything will be just fine, but that...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    My dad just posted a video to my fb wall some holy roller bs about how the devil has shaped america. The man in the video kept saying "If I were the Devil I do 'this'". To which I...
    LifeLacksLuster LifeLacksLuster 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    Not A Bit i do believe in the the non-existence of Aliens (not the illegal ones, the "take me to your leader" / @n@l-probe aliens.) and saying that.... i firmly plant my head in...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Man evolved from monkeys? The only thing a monkey has ever created was monkey ****!!!!!!Monkeys do not create,they imitate!!!!!!!As long as we allow monkeys to imitate scientists...
    Spitbak Spitbak 41-45, M Sep 1

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    I implore any bible thumper or god praiser to answer a few simple questions. Without the ever useless answer you like to give, "gods will". Where is this arc? Surely a boat of...
    Chrispy793 Chrispy793 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 2

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