I never served. I appreciate everyone who has and is serving. The ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice. I come from a military family. My father, 2 brothers and a sister served.
Great video. Very well done.
But I ask myself the big/hard questions. What did 10 million people who died in WW1 get? WW!! ? Germany now is the leader of europe. What did the war in Vietnam accomplish? If everyone in the middle east where evangelical, catholic, or other than muslims, would we feel the same about them? Is the solution that if everyone believed in our god the would be no war? What does that make our god? Their god? Makes me question the basic virtues we hold. Militarily, Politically speaking.
How we treat our vets is abominable. If the deeds we had the accomplish were so virtuous then why are there so many suicides? Drug and alcohol abuse. Mental health issues?
I am all for getting rid of the 'bad guys'. But would they be 'our bad guys' if there wasn't oil in the region? Mineral deposits?
Very hard, possibly unanswerable questions. But they were asked 100 years ago after 10 million people who died in WW1. What was it all for? Was it/ Is it worth the sacrifice?
Is there another way besides war to get what our country needs and wants?
The Four Horseman. Discussions with Richard Dawkins.
God Is Not Great. by Christopher Hitchens.
Sam Harris at Notre Dame. 'Morality and The Christian God'.
Do Not Fear Education