I was sitting on a long 9 hour train journey yesterday and spent a great deal of time thinking about the world and the way things are today. One thing
that came to mind was the amount of wars there have been in my 46 years on this earth and all the death, killings and murders in war.
Now I am not a religious person, but who is to blame for all the murders and killings etc, during conflict? According to the bible, I think that the
sixth commandment states that, 'Thou shall not kill.'
If you are from what is known as a christian country, then who gives any military personnel the right to kill another human being? If a certain
country has a belief in the teachings of the bible, then who gives the go ahead?
If politicians and the like give you the go ahead to go into war and kill another person or indeed persons, who gives them the right to do so? Do
these people in high standing have a special line between themselves and God that issues them with authorisation?
Like I said earlier, I am not a religious person, but if God does exist and we all do have to give an account of our lives after we have left this
earth, then who is accountable for any killings you may have committed in conflict?
If military personnel who go to war are actually what you call, a born again christian, then how does that go hand in hand with what they believe and
what they have to do as part of their occupation?
I suppose it's a similar situation to countries that still have the death sentence. Just because somebody may have committed a terrible crime and they
are brought to justice, how can somebody give the right to somebody else to put that person to death when the supposed practice of a certain country
is a christian one?
I just wondered what peoples thoughts were on this subject........
edit on 19-9-2011 by davethebear because: spelling error