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« on: February 14, 2008, 11:41:48 AM »

Why does this not surprise me?


http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080214063450.m1i2f0gz&show_article=1
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 12:57:27 PM »

I saved a similar article about this a while back...

"He singles out one of the major Christian groups in the military, the Officers Christian Fellowship (OCF). "

They are going after OCF! IS OUTRAGE! Haha.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 01:31:21 PM »



This happens alot in the south. What needs to happen is for one of the Officers to convert to Orthodoxy or Rome. Or one of them to have discussions with EO or RC army folk that are "educated in their Faith".

Once that happens it will die down. Alot of conservative Prots have respect for RC's and EO's that are able to defend their Faith. Or able to explain why they believe in what they believe.......especially if they are able to use the BIBLE to do so.



If not then you will be a target for conversion......that's just the way it is......especially in the South where talking about things of Faith is common.

Whoever is the ORthodox chaplin in the airforce needs to set up an Orthodox fellowship club or something. That way the Orthodox who are in the airforce will be able to "know how" to defend their faith.







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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 02:01:28 PM »


This happens alot in the south. What needs to happen is for one of the Officers to convert to Orthodoxy or Rome. Or one of them to have discussions with EO or RC army folk that are "educated in their Faith".

Once that happens it will die down. Alot of conservative Prots have respect for RC's and EO's that are able to defend their Faith. Or able to explain why they believe in what they believe.......especially if they are able to use the BIBLE to do so.



If not then you will be a target for conversion......that's just the way it is......especially in the South where talking about things of Faith is common.

Whoever is the ORthodox chaplin in the airforce needs to set up an Orthodox fellowship club or something. That way the Orthodox who are in the airforce will be able to "know how" to defend their faith.

The change needed is institutional; the military needs to take a hard line against those who would abuse positions of power to advance their ideological agenda. The major who abused his position to intimidate the soldier in the article referenced should probably be court martialed. Hand out a few demotions and this will probably stop.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 03:51:15 PM »

Nah, GIC, someone will just wave a scent at the ACLU hound, and the fundies will give up out of pure annoyance and frustration when the hunt begins...

Quote: "He was yelling at us and stuff and at the very end he says, 'I really love you guys, I want you to see the light.'"

I can see extremist Muslims who "praise" Allah and then blow themselves up in a marketplace thinking they want all others to "see the light".

Quote: "It's easy to kill someone if you believe that they're going to hell and that they are religiously opposed to you."

Reading this, I can practically hear the song Psycho by Puddle of Mudd.... Wink

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 05:19:11 PM »

That article I was talking about.

Fundamentalists and the Military: James Carroll on the Danger of a New Crusade
http://www.talk2action.org/story/2007/9/18/124614/846
James Carroll, author of the best-selling book Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews, has strong opinions about the dangers Christian fundamentalism presents not just to the United States but to the world.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 06:30:31 PM »

Ukie:

If this is true its is very scary.  I'm afraid they are pushing the apocolypse as they see it which may include nuclear weapons. Then when they drop the big one all hell will break loose.

Are there any here on this board who have head first hand experience with active fundamentalist prostylization in the military.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 09:00:17 PM »

This is one of my main reasons for wanting to join the military (Navy) after college as an officer. Someone needs to try and change this, and it all starts with a few voices.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 11:55:53 PM »

Good luck Simayan. Bone up on your Bible and Orthodoxy.
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