No, I’m saying that there are no atheists in foxholes. A person may be an atheist before entering the war theatre, and one after leaving it. But being shot at changes how you look at things rather dramatically.

I’ve never been in one, but all of my in-laws were, between Beirut and now Syria. What I’ve learned from them is it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to judge the actions of people in-theatre.

That’s rather obvious, I’d think. Outside of an active war, it’s universally considered wrong to shoot people. When engaged in a war, it’s a primary objective.

Do the morals change? No. But the circumstances on the ground change, sometimes by the moment. People do things that they consider very very wrong normally, and are glad they did.

It’s very easy to armchair quarterback a war from a thousand miles away, deciding what’s right or wrong. Not so easy when you’re actually there.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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