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← Fault Lines - Religion in the military

Roger Stanyard's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by Roger Stanyard

This, in my book, is a big issue. The anecdotal evidence from the British military that has and is serving alongside the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan is that large elements of the US armed forces are riddled with religious fundamentalism and act accordingly. They see the two wars as "religious" wars against evil non-believers and, at worse, part of a larger war leading to (and necessary for) the return of Christ.

If there are any British military personnel in this forum who can provide their experience of this, it would be much appreciated.

My understanding is that a disproportionate number of US military personnel come from the Bible Belt.

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 05:37:00 UTC | #374443