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I Don't Believe All Soldiers Are Heroes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I think I told this story before, but here I go again... I have lost my faith in so many things. I have lost my faith in myself, in people, in life. When I was a kid, I had a...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I am so tired of people saying "everything happens for a reason," or "you just have to take it as a learning experience...," or "God has a purpose for everything." Quite honestly...
    RaTEARSin RaTEARSin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Take any religion Hindu Christian Muslim Jewish Jains all these says we are his children its he who created and he is the one who is responsible for everything. It also says it is...
    Abhayabhay Abhayabhay 22-25, M Aug 8

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    It seems that another profound theory is wheedling to come to life on paper. I have done a lot of thinking about relationships lately, and have reached several conclusions that...
    bbcfolyfe1771 bbcfolyfe1771 18-21, M Aug 2

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    I don't believe in love that last for ever we always hear and read about stories that two love each other but someone die in the end .. i don't hear about two lovers married and...
    onlypeace onlypeace 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Everybody has their own beliefs that they follow, and I do to. But I'm not going to go around scoffing at the religious people in this world. They have a greater being that they...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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 1 day ago

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    I don't believe in evolution. I don't have to, because it's fact.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Jul 23

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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 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I consider myself Jewish and identify with a lot of the ethical teachings of Judaism, but I've always had a hard time buying the metaphysical aspects of it. I've been thinking...
    davidginsberg davidginsberg 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    ... I know some people don't believe in god, and neither do I.. But if he actually did exist.. What IS he? What kind of creature is he? Does he drink alcohol or smoke weed? Does he...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 5

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    I KNOW that I love my mother. She's the only one I actually love. On the other hand I don't believe in the concept of being in love. It's just a bunch of BS. Let's say you get...
    Adeinwonderland Adeinwonderland 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I closed my heart off like, two months ago due to the shock, depression and anger of a five year unrequited yet confusing love. My eyes opened at my own carelessness and stupidity...
    cults cults 18-21, F Aug 12

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    "Heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags."
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I want to believe in you so badly. I want something to instill my hopes in. I wish I could feel your unconditional love. I yearn for your eternal forgiveness. Life is really hard...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I am twelve and I have believed in god since about two years ago. Then I started to question things. I also took adv biology last year and we learned sines tuff about how the earth...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 12 Responses Aug 3

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    JK I completely believe in love, I just think all of you who "don't" are just hurt and really need some love! So I'm here to say that I love you! As a person you are beautiful and...
    OliviaOcean OliviaOcean 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    We've been cursed with minds that can count time and hearts that yearn for a God. Sometimes I think about God and religion and how someone tried to make up this perfect world of...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 1 Response Aug 3

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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...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24

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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 Jul 25

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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 Jul 25

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    So I'm 14 and I've been a Christian all my life but I'm realizing that I don't really think that's he's logical and now I believe in the Big Bang theory but my parents don't know...
    Sgthunter99 Sgthunter99 26-30 Aug 8

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    Everyone tomorrow is Monday. Did you enjoy your weekend? :):) sometimes we find happiness in this life an sometimes we are in a constant battle with this world. Everyone if anyone...
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Perhaps God exists. And perhaps I will "burn in hell" when I stand before Him because I did not believe in Him when I was alive. But I guess that will be my problem, and no one...
    23db 23db 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 22 hrs ago

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    I believe religion is becoming so desperate to believe, all logic is put aside
    depthisyourfriend depthisyourfriend 13-15, F Jul 28

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    Ever since i was about 12 so not to long after my first period I started getting terrible "headaches" but they're really located behind my eyes and they make me see weird squiggly...
    NjVgVrgo NjVgVrgo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I think karma is just probable or a coincidence, I don't think a person's every action will have an equal response. If this were the case then why do bad things happen to 'good...
    MissRanger MissRanger 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Little girl, little girl don't you fret. There is a god in heaven who will take care of you and keep you safe. Little angel, my angel don't be scared. God will make all crooked...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I won't believe till i see it with my eyes.
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    And you probably don't either. Who wants pie? :-)
    joshmasters joshmasters 26-30 Jul 26

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    I just don't. You never know who you're talking to and also it's like a long distance relationship. Long distance doesn't work.
    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Love is for the mentally weak...i really don't think love is real it's just so many people want it to be that they actually think they feel it.
    J4ckie123 J4ckie123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I read them all but unless you really stand out I might not respond! I just don't have time to get to all of them especially when most people just write "hi" -_-
    pandalou26 pandalou26 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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 18 hrs ago

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