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A Morally-Confused Marine

MichaelSnow Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:37 PM
As a former Marine officer and Christian, I can appreciate the Captain's moral concerns. Those concerns led me to resign my commission rather than accept my promotion to Captain in the Vietnam era. http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/30th-anniversary-chrisian-pacifism/
Brian953 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:14 PM
If you are so confused, Michael, I am glad that you resigned, rather than harm unit integrity. As a Marine from 1975 to '79, and as an evangelical Christian, and a Bible teacher, I know whereof I speak.

To be a Christian does not mean to be a pacifist. (Nor does being a Christian prohibit it, to be fair.)
Vic156 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 10:27 PM
I've often wondered how the Christian pacifist squares St Paul's report of being set-up-on by bandits with pacifism or not punishing murderers. One must understand that in ancient Rome the punishment for banditry was crucifixion. Therefore bandits did their best to not leave witnesses.
The minimum Paul must have done was to defend himself.

Last week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by a Marine captain titled, "I Killed People in Afghanistan. Was I Right or Wrong?"

The column by Timothy Kudo, who is now a graduate student at New York University, is a fine example of the moral confusion leftism has wrought over the last half century. Captain Kudo's moral confusion may predate his graduate studies, but if so, it has surely been reinforced and strengthened at NYU.

The essence of Mr. Kudo's piece is that before he served in Afghanistan he was ethically unprepared for killing, that killing is...

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