Isn't killing your enemy during war murder or are there excpetions to that commandment?
Answer by older at 9:43 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 10:01 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:08 PM on Jul. 18, 2010
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:51 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
IhartU, there is a difference between murdering some one and defending yourself when someone is shooting at you. To answer the rest of your question, here is a website that has info about how killing your enemy during warfare is different than going into someone's home and murdering them for no reason. http://www.keyway.ca/htm2006/20060206.htm
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:53 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 10:05 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
A soldier's job is not to go in and just start shooting (with the exception of some missions). My husband did a lot of humanitarian work while he was in Iraq. They did patrols not to go around and shoot people but to protect the neighborhood. If they were shot at or they found people who were doing illegal things and those people did not surrender then, yes, he had to shoot. Just like with police officers. Under the Tennessee vs. Gardner, police officer are able to shoot suspects under certain conditions. Also, you really need to look at the definition of Murder again. Murder is the UNLAWFUL act of killing someone with intent. For soldiers- there are laws that say when and when not to shoot. There have been a few soldiers who have stood trial for unlawfully killing someone and they have been sentenced accordingly.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:06 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 10:24 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
Answer by cleo2582 at 9:46 AM on Jul. 18, 2010
I didn't say that every soldier follows the rules. I even stated that some who have not have had to face trials and are being punished for what they did. I am also not naive enough to know that not every soldier who doesn't follow the rules are caught. Just out of curiosity, why is a former Vet who is an atheist even concerned with a soldier killing someone during warfare justified or not through the eyes of God?
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:27 AM on Jul. 18, 2010