The U.S. military has a problem with atheists . . . .
or so says the following article. I was surfing the net and ran across this gem of “news”. Does our military, specific to this article, the US Marine Corps, feel that a religious soldier is a better soldier?
“Apparently, the Marine Corps thinks a “lack or loss of spiritual faith” could be dangerous”. The Marine Corp decided to give an active-duty Marine a Marine Corps training document describing “potential risk indicators” commanders should look for to prevent loss of life among service members, he found one checkbox that didn’t seem to fit. Among warning signs like substance abuse and prior suicide attempts was “lack or loss of spiritual faith.”
“Concerned that this was a discriminatory policy, the Marine notified the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), a nonprofit dedicated to keeping religion separate from the U.S. military. The organization, which told me that it plans to sue the U.S. Marines unless the government backs off this policy, says this is the military’s latest effort to discriminate against service members who don’t believe in God.”
Now I’m not going to post the whole article but I will provide the link and encourage you all to read it as it brings up some interesting (and some foolish in my opinion) points. This statement in particular I find odd . . .
“This country was founded on a very critical principle — the founding framers looked at the horrors that occurred throughout history by mixing religion and war, and they said, we’re going to separate church and state. And that means they cannot test for religion in the military.”
I don’t believe this is what the founding framers thought at all. What do you think?