Thou Shall Not Kill

I remember when I was a lot younger and I was a good Catholic child and I was learning about war and I asked my mom this simple question : “If it’s a mortal sin to kill a person, how is it that soldiers can kill people?”. I don’t remember the answer she gave me but I remember it not being too satisfying. It was then that I learned that in the adult world, nothing is logical.

So, what is the answer to that question? To be honest, I still don’t know. It’s even more of an interesting question in today’s world where we have so many more people killing in the name of God alone.

But lets stick to America for now, shall we? The majority of our fighting forces are made up of kids from the Bible Belt, where we all know that 100% of them are serious Christians. Also, whenever I see any real footage of people in the field, they are always praying or saying ‘God bless you all!’, etc. So lets just stipulate that the majority of those fighting are religious. How do they resolve the fact that they are directly breaking the sixth (or fifth depending on which religious sect you follow) commandment?

I’m not the biggest fan of organized religion but I would argue that the world would be a much better place if we tried not to kill each other all the time. What gives here?