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← Fault Lines - Religion in the military

aoratos philos's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by aoratos philos

I'm not going to comments on the legitimacy of the video piece, but;
If I were an American General I would turn a blind eye or even try to encourage "religious brotherhood", within my ranks. It makes for a tight and cohesive fighting force.

Religious and therefore cultural identity equate to national identity, which all go hand in hand. It's a dangerous in-group mix for the world, but a useful one for military leaders.

My personal opinion is one in opposition to standing state armies and religion. I oppose these separately but recognise the immense danger when these two concepts are combined.

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 09:19:00 UTC | #374489