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← A Religious Military? Spiritual Fitness Test or Rationality Fitness Test?

All About Meme's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by All About Meme

If religion poisons everything, as Christopher Hitchens observed, then it follows that religion is poisoning the military.

If a United States soldier was only willing to risk death for his country because of his/her belief in God and the rewards of heaven, I wonder if Hitchens would consider that soldier unfit for duty.

In some sense, every Christian soldier fails the rationality test.

These are sensitive, emotionally-charged topics, and I for one am very glad we have people like Sean Faircloth, Justin Griffith, and Mikey Weinstein to help navigate this minefield.

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:22:21 UTC | #947756