All Blog Posts Tagged 'Military' (3)

No Dominion: The Lonely, Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists Inside the Armed Forces

In his fight against British imperialism, Mahatma Gandhi described the life cycle of successful civil disobedience: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you

win." Mikey Weinstein, the 55-year-old founder of the Albuquerque, New

Mexico-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), likes to

quote it, knowing full well he's crossed the line into a…

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Added by CJoe on July 11, 2010 at 8:31pm — 3 Comments

Cigarettes and Chaplains: Bad for the Military, Good for the Troops?

Recently there's been a lot of talk on wether or not the military is going to ban smoking for it's enlisted men and women. I have mixed feelings about it.


I think it would be good, obviously, if the people who have to run around carrying the heavy guns, avoiding enemy fire, didn't smoke. They'd be healthier, more efficient, and would be more prepared for true worst-case scenarios (that's saying something for the military).


Think of it this way:…
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Added by Jake on March 16, 2010 at 1:03am — 2 Comments

"Thank God," our soldiers managed to do everything without his help.

Alright, so today my dad finally got back from his deployment in Afghanistan and I drove to this gym where there was a ceremony to welcome them back. It was kinda cool; there was a live band that played the national anthem and the army song, and there was some free coffee which is always a plus.



However, during this ceremony, we were asked to pray, and by that I mean there was a guy who was praying and everyone had their head bowed. I mean, go figure, it's the south. Now, I'm used to… Continue

Added by Sincloud on November 23, 2009 at 11:28pm — 3 Comments

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