enigma wrote an excellent post over at the sirens- and it got me thinking. that isn't unusual, she always gets me thinking :) she wrote about the notion of honor- and how honor is tied up with war. not exactly like that- but read the post. anyway, it got me to thinking about the whole military honor thing that is passed down through the generations and how families take pride in their young people for being a part of it. not that defending your country isn't an honorable thing to do- if indeed you are defending your country.
anyway, my rambling point pre cuppa is- why is there honor in killing someone else? how is this an honorable thing? did we just make it honorable to make ourselves feel better about the whole thing? if i murder someone, that isn't honorable but if i join the army and kill someone- i get a medal. that's kind of confusing. i realize i simplified it horribly but dead is still dead- no matter who it is. i guess i just wonder where the notion that putting on a uniform and killing people is honorable and who came up with the idea in the first place.