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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 3 Responses Aug 10

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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 a week ago

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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 2 Responses 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 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 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 16-17, 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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    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 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 3 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 2 Responses Aug 3

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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 Aug 14

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 Aug 14

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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 a week ago

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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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 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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    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 2 days ago

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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 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 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The Priest The priest of our church visited our house on one day. He was accompanied by his wife. It was perhaps in the month of February 2014. We were talking about this and that...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 41-45, F Aug 7

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    I believe there only physical attraction but the is no love u just like some one for how they look not for who they are
    kitty465 kitty465 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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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