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Is it right for Christians to serve as soldiers?

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I've been thinking on this issue, and I've not found great answers.I'm pacifist with the exception of wars fought to save lives: eg.the war on Isis.

However, most wars are political and economical, fought for the interest of a few selfish men.Here soldiers are forced to be mere creatures of instinct: kill or be killed.You kill people that may have been friends if not for war.Should Christians be involved in that charade?

And what's more: if you sign up to military service, you can't choose what wars you'd fight.

I'm really confused about this. What do you guys think?

 

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I think - and this is just me personally - that we should focus on ensuring there are people in power that won't play the political games that cost hundreds of thousands of lives.

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I, like Nicene, am a fan of the Just War Theory.

I encourage you to also remember, in the case of a just war, patriotism is considered a virtue of its own. A lesser virtue of course, but a virtue nonetheless.

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