I can see this writer's point.<quoted text>I found a link about the question I ask you that shows the LDS places the blame the killing of LDS on other LDS on the president of that country and you are not held blameless. The writer of the article sees things differently than the LDS leadership.
Religious ones seem to worship a God of war, I do see similarities between pagan worship and war also. Those who go into combat will walk with the devil.
That said, I agree with defending out country also. No I have not seen "Saints and Soldiers" and would like to watch it sometime.
Should A Mormon Join The Military?
An Insidious Doctrine
Ask most latter-day saints about reconciling war with the commandment Thou shalt not kill, and youll nearly always hear that war is an exception to that rule. They'll tell you that God doesnt hold the soldier accountable for any killing done in battle. When a Mormon kills during wartime it doesnt count against him. He gets a pass. Responsibility for any killing transfers to the politicians who sent him into war.
The problem with this widely held doctrine is that its a false one. It is not supported anywhere in the scriptures. In fact, the reverse holds true.
As legions of those returning soldiers unable to live with themselves will tell you, God will hold you personally accountable for every last person you killed regardless of whether or not you were wearing a government issued uniform at the time.
I'll read more later when I have time