Religion: Thou Shalt Not Kill?

From overseas a perplexed soldier wrote to his pastor at home: "In the Bible it says, Thou shall not kill. We are trained to go out with that purpose. I can't get that straight."

The pastor, the Rev. James Carroll Wright, 46, of Akron's Westminster Presbyterian Church, knew that others must be similarly bothered; he answered the soldier's question in a letter addressed to all 82 of his parishioners in service. Last week the church made his answer public:

"This is a serious matter and not easy to answer. . . . What the Bible really means is: 'Thou shalt do no murder.'...

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