>I have yet to hear anyone here call themselves a pacifist.
Two cents gets me on here I guess.... It's not that I _call_ myself a pacifist, so much as I am one. I do not have any weapons in my possession beyond household items which, I suppose, could be used as such. I wear a beard precisely because Alexander, yes, that Alexander, told his troops so long ago to shave theirs. And I have yet to strike another person in anger, with malice aforethought. Or, perhaps thankfully, in regard to this account, in self-defence.
Now, if possessed of a weapon, and involved in self-defence, would a result of my actions be the death of another? Can't say- ain't been there, but, right now, since these items and this circumstance is not put upon me, I say no.
But I've always said I would help this country resist the invader. But I never plan to be one.
but of human obligation." - John Fowles ××××××××××××××× Wade T. Smith --- firstname.lastname@example.org