for many reasons already stated by #1, #2 and #3. My sister also skipped the army by saying she's religious. Besides what others have said I'd like to add that we need everyone and letting 50,000 a year get away with serving their country because they need to study the bible(or so they claim) is stupid. We're outnumbered 60 to 1 and this is unacceptable.
Unidentified gunmen attack UN base in northern Mali (Reuters)
from the article: Draft deferrals for yeshiva students surpass 50,000 mark in 2006
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