Christian Women in the Military

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Christian Women in the Military

  1. They are Noble servants of their country, and I thank God for them!

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  2. I wouldn't do it, but I thank God that there are women who are willing to!

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  3. It's not really a matter of what I think, but what their husbands think!

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  4. They shouldn't leave their families, therefore they shouldn't have joined in the first place.

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  5. They're all going to HELL!!

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  1. 3AngelsMom

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    In these hard times of terrorism and war there is an increase in members of our national guard being called to duty.

    How do you feel about women, with husbands and children being called to duty, sometimes for months at a time?
     
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    We know how each of us voted. ;)
     
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    Shhh, it's supposed to be anonymous! ;)
     
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    How come the thread doesn't bump when someone votes?
     
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    I am shocked at how this poll is going.

    Do you folks know that if it wasn't for all the women who served during both WW's we would have had 10 times the deaths????

    :rolleyes:
     
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    What do you mean, Kelly?
     
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    A woman'a place is BEST served in supporting men.
    Yes, they did a wonderful job of building planes,
    boats and tanks.

    They are wonderful in medical and clerical. In
    a pinch I'm would even trust my back to a woman
    with a gun. However, once a month a woman has
    a PROBLEM and sitting in mud isn't what I
    call healthy for a guy let alone the lady...
     
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    In the bible all millitary were men, theres no mention of women. God has a specific place for in life for men and women, in todays world women like to blur that so you can in a lot of instance no longer see the difference. God gave specific areas for both men and women, they are to serve Him in those areas, God gave women the area of raising children and tending the home as her place of service.
    But of course the person has to start out believeing th bible in the first place, or God's instructions for women re going to mean nothing to them.
    I couldn't vote there were no real choices, you had to either be pro women in military, or to the extreme (going to hell for it???), leaving no way of voting unless I voted your way.
    oh, and just as small side line bit of information, peole go to hell becasue they do not Jesus as Lord of their lives and Lord of their decisions, being forgiven of sins.
     
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    I grew up in a military family before there were large numbers of women in the military. I now have female relatives and friends who are in the military.

    Every person has different abilities, strengths, inclinations. I trust the unit commanders in our military to make the best use of the human resources under their command -- regardless of strength, ability, race, or sex. No organization is perfect and free of discrimination, but the military is way above average in this respect.

    I think the choice is up to the individual woman or man and the family involved. As a citizen and son of an Army officer, I'm proud of each and every one of them. I'm also proud of the citizens who find ways to serve the country as civilians when they're needed (including true conscientious objectors who choose to be medics, etc.).

    -Neil
     
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    I was a military wife and the mother of military sons. Our daughter was National Guard but had a secretarial position. Our oldest son served and fought in the Persian Gulf. My husband was a Military Intelligence Army Officer. Our son, Jon, served during war time but was never sent overseas.

    I do not believe a woman is to leave her family behind. God gives us our husband and children as a mission field. That is where a woman belongs. [​IMG]

    Women do not belong in combat. Our son told us of the open adultery in the Gulf. There were 'tents' where the men could go and pay money to be with the military women. They'd go in one right after the other. It was very hard for a very devout Christian man to witness.

    Diane
     
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    Women in combat roles are a distraction to the business of war! And though they are capable of effective combat, they are still a distraction that places a greater burden upon the men at war.

    I have no difficulty with women in supporting roles including Combat Air Traffic control, Logistics, etc.
     
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    What do you mean, Kelly? </font>[/QUOTE]A_Christian's response mentions what I was referring to. The majority of the women, during war time that were MILITARY (not factory workers) were Nurses.

    They helped to keep those who were injured from dying. All of the 'vets' of the WW's that came home alive were kept that way due to the service of WOMEN who gave a healing hand!

    God Bless,
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    Katie,

    The forth choice describes your position to a T!!
     
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    You just described my family! My Grandpa served in WWII and was an officer for 26 years before he retired and then served at NASA for 23 years. He was the PR Manager there through all the flights of the Apollo. There have been books written about him. My Mom grew up an 'Air Force Brat', and my Dad served in Veitnam. 3 of my uncles are or were in the military, my uncle in the Navy was the head of Podiatry for the WHOLE Navy! He worked on Bill and Hilary's feet! He said she was snooty! My other uncle was a C130 pilot and now flies for NorthWestern. I joined the AF, and my counsin is in the Army. We have a legacy going. [​IMG]

    Eh, agree to disagree? ;)

    Ok, THAT is nuts! I have never heard that before. Were they paying for the TENT or for the woman??? The UCMJ is VERY strict when it comes to adultery, so I actually find that hard to believe. I'm not calling your son a liar, but where were the officers while this was going on? Did he report this to his supervisor?

    I agree that we don't belong in combat. It has been shown that women have too much compassion, and are better suited to the more humanitarian parts of our military.

    I did enjoy GI Jane though. I just couldn't see that happening in real life.

    When I was in basic I was in the Marching Band that goes in the procession for graduation, and we were an integrated flight. It was hard having guys around, and I actually had a married man tell me that he couldn't talk to me anymore because our relationship was getting 'hard' on him. :(

    I was the Dorm Cheif for the womens dorm and he was the Dorm Cheif for the mens, so we did have to talk, but we limited our talks to things pertaining to the flight.

    Being separated from your spouse and thrown into a mix of both sexes is hard, but I see it as a test that I am strong enough to bear.

    God is stronger than any temptation that the devil, or even my own stinking flesh can throw in my way!

    I don't know if anyone else does this, but I do what Jesus did when I am tempted. I quote scripture. Aloud. My kids hear me sometimes and the are like 'Mom, who ya talking to??' I finally answered them, and they were blown away that by reading the Bible WE can make the tempter flee!

    Kristopher is a readaholic (he picked that up from me) and I see him all the time sitting in his chair in his room reading the little Precious Moments Bible I got him for his 5th birthday. It's hilarious. He was reading the story of Samson and Delilah and after he got through he came and told me about it. He said "Mom, there was this man and God made him really strong because he didn't ever cut his hair!! But this crazy HOOCHIE girl [​IMG] tricked him and cut his hair!! But it grew back, and he was strong again because he said he was sorry to God and God helped him destroy the people who were having 'more gods' :D " I asked him what he learned from that story.... He said "Don't talk to HOOCHIE GIRLS!!!!!"

    Sorry, a bit off topic, but hey!

    God Bless,
    Kelly
     
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    bumbety bump bump
     
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    I didn't vote because there wasn't a really appropriate response to select.

    As an Anabaptist, I stand with the unanimous opinion of the ante-Nicene writers in the early church, and with the vast majority of my Radical Reformation spiritual ancestors. They shouldn't be in the military if they're claiming to be Christians--and their sex is immaterial to that point.
     
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    Ok

    That's cool, allot of SDA's feel that way as well.

    EGW wrote allot about taking a 'concientious objection' in times of war and choose to serve in the medical or clerical sectors of the military.

    I don't personally have a problem with Christians serving in combat, but that's me.

    Thanks for the input. :D

    God Bless,
    Kelly
     
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    I probably should tell you that we consider noncombatants wearing the uniform and subject to military chain of command not to be true conscientious objectors. That's why when the Civilian Public Service was set up in WWII, it was operated under civilian control. The positions in alternative service after WWII were civilian posts as well. A very few who objected even to that willingly accepted prison sentences instead.
     

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