I am a pacifist. I don't like wars, I don't like people being killed, I don't like hurting people and I do not agree that violence is the always the answer. At times I have been abused for this of people calling me an apologist for terrorism, that I am against the brave service men and women who serve my countries military, that if everyone thought like me we would really be in trouble (which doesn't make sense because if everyone thought like me there would be no wars but some people are daft like that). What I would never do is disrespect someone who is in or has been in a war. I would never desecrate a memorial for example. I would never go to a remembrance parade shouting "you murderous scum!" and when there is a minutes silence I stay silent because I have respect. This may make me a hypocrite but I think there is a difference between disliking violence and being ignorant and disrespectful. What is your take though? Am I a bad person? If I refused to serve in the military and chose to desert or shoot myself rather than harm another would you look down on me? Am I weak because I do not want to be in that situation? What do you think?