Am I innocent?By Daniel Riehl Lititz, Pa.
According to the American Friends Service Committee, the U.S. will spend 60 percent of its budget in 2013 on the military, including defense, war, Veterans Affairs and nuclear weapons. That means 60 percent of my federal income tax goes to warmaking. I believe it would be wrong for me to kill even if I were a soldier and killed on orders of the commander-in-chief. I would be breaking the law of God. So is it not also wrong for me to pay the government to enable it to kill? Am I sinning if I pay my federal taxes? Should I ask God to forgive me for the taxes I paid that were used to destroy and murder?
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