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What is a person who refuses to fight?

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May 31, 2009 12:01AM

A person who will not fight is called a pacifist. A pacifist may elect never to fight in any war, to fight only in a defensive war or to serve in the medical field. This may be done out of conscience or as the result of religious conviction. People such as the Amish and Quakers do not even believe in defending themselves when provoked. Related link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/war/against/pacifism_2.shtml (BBC: types of pacifism)