Monday, October 15, 2012

Were you a conscientious objector?

Do you remember the 90s? I was a teenager then and was about to join the army... Just the thought of it made my hair stand on end... I didn't want to be drafted. My only option was to start some studies... I can't say I was a conscientious objector back then but still I really didn't like the idea of being forced to do things I didn't want to do. Besides I had more interesting ideas for life... Anyhow, let's just focus on our word today, well... two words, in fact:


The word refers to someone who refuses to serve in the armed forces or fight in a war on moral or religious grounds. There is no two word Polish alternative so in order understand who a conscientious objector is we need to describe it as człowiek uchylający się od służby wojskowej ze względu na wyznanie, poglądy czy inne powody.  (Listen to how this word is pronounced: conscientious objector.)

My question to you:
Were you a conscientious objector? Would you like compulsory military service to be reinstated? Why? Why not?


  1. On account of the faith I would also refuse the army. I am learning so it isn't regarding me. Personally I am in favour of the peace in the world than a war because many civilians on it are suffering

  2. I agree, unfortunately but on wars children or innocent people are suffering. As for me it should be more of mediation instead of wars. I will never solve a problem with war.

  3. The religion is telling about the peace in the world but people aren't able to understand it. Hardly anyone now is keeping an eye on religion/comrades and at once are resorting to violence.


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