Military Missionaries

16 12 2008

http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2008/12/mrffs_latest_discovery.php

Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?

This is stupid in so many ways that I’m really at a loss here. Even if we set aside the flagrant constitutional violation here, this is just dumb. The absolute last thing we want is to be perceived as some sort of Christian crusade. Few things could be worse for our position. That just serves to inflame sentiment against America even further than we’ve already managed. How many soldiers will get killed because extremists are getting more support as a result of this sort of thing? Even beyond the ethical, this is downright stupid.

And then there’s that piece of paper, the Constitution of the United States of America. There’s this thing, right, called the first amendment, and it says that the government isn’t allowed anywhere near religion. This wall of separation is all encompassing. Nothing religious is supposed to be supported by the government directly or indirectly. And we’re embedding missionaries with our troops? Are you serious? This isn’t even a grey area. This is blatant, I-spit-on-the-bill-of-rights stuff. Who the hell green lighted this? They need to be removed immediately, because there’s no way they didn’t know what they were doing, or how very illegal it is. What on earth is going on in the military that they thought they could get away with it, and that they’ve actually done so up to now?

And of course this isn’t getting reported on by any big papers/TV stations as far as I can tell. Do most people not care that our military is fast becoming a bunch of crusaders? Why are the religious not more scared by this? Do this many people condone the crusades? Because if not, they should be as afraid of this sort of thing happening to their religion and their country as we are.