Well, it's Veterans' Day, and I haven't updated my "Veterans Day" website in a few years. I think the site goes back as far as 2007.
Here's a summary of the argument of that website, with a few new webpages added.
I believe unrepentant vets should be excommunicated.
- A "Veteran" was part of an organized killing machine.
- The Bible says "Thou shalt not kill."
- It is therefore a sin to be a part of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- Veterans who do not repent (repudiate their sin and pledge to move in the opposite direction, beating swords into plowshares, making restitution, and promoting life and peace) should be kicked out of Christian churches ("excommunicated") -- just like unrepentant adulterers.
Here are some new pages to supplement this argument.
Since I was born, the U.S. Armed Forces have killed, crippled, or made homeless TENS of MILLIONS of innocent, non-combatant civilians. The Armed Forces continue to be committed to killing anyone who gets in their way.
"In the way of what?" you might ask.
Since 1971, when Nixon removed the last connection between gold and "the dollar," the Armed Forces have been committed to the goals of propping up the "Petrodollar" and protecting the Federal Reserve and U.S. corporations, particularly oil corporations with assets in foreign nations.
- NOT "defending" the U.S. "homeland" against armed foreign invasion (but even if it were, Jesus says "national defense" is a sin. [Better Red than making the other guy Dead.]).
- NOT "defending the Constitution."
- NOT "defending our freedoms."
Why did the U.S. overthrow the government of Saddam Hussein (and destroy the largest population of Christians in the Arab world) but doesn't lift a finger against the government of North Korea? Because Saddam threatened to stop accepting "dollars" for oil. This threatened "the dollar" as an international "reserve currency."
The United States is an atheistic, aggressor nation.
• Atheistic: The United States federal government now expressly repudiates America's Christian heritage. Your local public school teacher cannot teach students in a government-operated school that the Declaration of Independence is really true -- because that document is based on a Christian worldview. U.S. foreign policy promotes abortion and homosexuality around the world. U.S. troops are killing the innocent in defense of pornographic atheism.
• Aggressor: The United States federal government is the most evil and dangerous entity on the planet. (The government of North Korea may be more evil, but it is not more dangerous. An innocent child anywhere in the world is more likely to be killed by a member of the U.S. Armed Forces than by the armed forces of North Korea.)
There are certainly veterans who have suffered greatly. They may still have nightmares about the innocent people they killed in defense of "the dollar" (PTSD). They may have lost limbs. They may be battling cancer from the depleted uranium bombs and other weapons they deployed against innocent populations. This is indeed tragic, and on a purely humanitarian level, we should help these "wounded warriors." On a Christian level, however, they still need to repent. Kudos to those who have.
The Republican National Platform of 2000 says that
We [Republicans] will once again make wearing the uniform the object of national pride.
The wearing of a U.S. military uniform should be an object of public disgrace.