[Marxism] Catholic conscientious Objectors?

Aaron Kreider aaron at campusactivism.org
Wed May 25 23:04:22 MDT 2005

I believe that the military has in the past only recognized COs who 
oppose *all wars*.  Picking and choosing which wars you support 
doesn't fly.

As such, a minority of Catholics are pacifists (and the official 
Church position is that it is fine for Catholics to be pacifists - 
it's just that most Catholics aren't), and thus are capable of 
becoming COs (perhaps subject to the whims of the local draft 

I suspect members of traditional peace churches (Quakers, Brethren, 
Mennonites, etc) would have a lot easier time "proving" their 

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