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?