In war, killing is inevitable. If you are a solder on the front lines, chances are very good you will have to kill someone (or several others). You will have to take your gun (or whatever weapon) and pull your trigger (or what-have-you) and end another person's (or people's) life. That's war. That's being a solder.
Killing is wrong. Several religions tout that from "Thou shall not kill" to "And ye harm none". Taking another human being's life is wrong. So my question for you all is:
Who is karmically responsible for the killing that happens in war. Upon whom's soul is that sin? Is it the solder who pulls the trigger? Is it the commanding officer who gives the order? Is it the Commander in Chief who declares war? In the eyes of the Lord (or Karma, or whatever your belief system) who is responsible for the killing in war?
Please share. And remember, Ladies, be civil in our discussions.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:10 PM on Nov. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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