http://www.npr.org/2011/01/13/132904866/armys-spiritual-fitness-tes...

A law suit is about to be brought agains the armed services. The above link is a story of athiests not being able to enter into military service.

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Comment by Frank on January 13, 2011 at 11:14pm
The Army doesn't deny entry if your Atheist. Just they think your unhealthy. Honestly I've met more open atheists since I've been in the Army then anywhere else. I know some people have huge issues, but I've never been discriminated against for it. Even my dealing with Chaplains they've all been respectful of my beliefs. Now I did piss another same rank soldier off because I was reading a book on Evolution once.
Comment by Frank on January 13, 2011 at 11:17pm
Also that same book I had a General pick up when he saw it read the title "Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World without God" and commented, "that's some heavy reading." Then we carried on about his business.
Comment by Moria Jackson on January 14, 2011 at 12:32am

I think the title of this discussion is misleading.  They do not and cannot disallow people of different religions or lack of religions from joining.  This new test they have is certainly unconstitutional, but will not in any way affect who CAN join.  Perhaps who WANTS to join.

 

Comment by Jason D. Johnson on January 14, 2011 at 10:08am
I have recently had to take this.  I found it deplorable and hate that the Army has any right to even question my spirituality in the first place.  The Army should NEVER be allowed to even ask it's soldiers or recruits about their spirituality.  It does create a biased relationship between the military and the recruit/soldier, even if people in the military (the 'higher-ups') say that it doesn't really make a difference in the end.  If that is not a lie right now, it will be if we don't cut this off at the head before it goes any further.
Comment by Herk on January 14, 2011 at 5:04pm

First, no one is suggesting that the military lay down their arms. But wouldn't it be nice if we used our military for defense once in a while rather than offense?

 

And the contention that we will be subject to terrorist attack if we stop killing them is patent nonsense. We are in their country! We are killing them! Boy couldn't buy a clue if his own life depended on it. If someone blew up my family, I'd sure be thinking on a terrorist attack on them . . .

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