The problem is that we have generals doing this type of stuff
General Casts War in Religious Terms - Los Angeles TimesYet the former commander and 13-year veteran of the Army's top-secret Delta Force is also an outspoken evangelical Christian who appeared in dress uniform and polished jump boots before a religious group in Oregon in June to declare that radical Islamists hated the United States "because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christian ... and the enemy is a guy named Satan."
Discussing the battle against a Muslim warlord in Somalia, Boykin told another audience, "I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol."
"We in the army of God, in the house of God, kingdom of God have been raised for such a time as this," Boykin said last year.
If he wants to believe that fine, but he should have the sense enough to know if he is going to be in a position like that, he should keep it private.
And training officers like this
Pentagon instructor urged total war with Islam - Americas - World - The IndependentA red-faced Pentagon has conceded that an instructor at its Joint Forces College in Virginia for military officers was until recently teaching a course advocating “total war” with Islam that could require obliterating the holy cities of Mecca and Medina without concern for civilian deaths.
The material in the course, which officers could elect to take but was not obligatory, flew in the face of repeated assertions by the Obama administration that the war on terrorism is just that and should under no circumstances be read as an assault on a religion observed by 1.4 billion people around the world.
Details of the course were obtained by a blog on Wired.com, drawn from a presentation given by the teacher, Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, in July last year. He suggested that destroying Islamic holy sites would follow the precedents of the nuclear strike by the allies on Hiroshima in World War II and the firebombing of Dresden. His course was called ‘Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism’.
Obama was absolutely right to call it out.
Heya Steel. .....
Historians Weigh in on Obama's Comparison of ISIS Militants to Medieval Christian Crusaders.....
Meanwhile, historians have been quick to discourage a link between ISIS and the Crusaders, who fought to reclaim holy lands in the Middle East nearly 900 years ago.
“I don’t think the president knows very much about the crusades,” Thomas Madden, a historian at the University of St. Louis, told ABC News. “He seems to be casting them as an example of a distortion of Christianity and trying to compare that to what he sees as a distortion of Islam in the actions of ISIS,” Madden said. “The initial goal of the Crusades was to give back lands to Christians that been conquered, due to Muslim conquests.”
Thomas Asbridge, a historian at the University of London, said in a statement to ABC News, “It is true to say, that by modern standards, atrocities were committed by crusaders, as they were by their Muslim opponents, it is however, far less certain that, by medieval standards, crusading violence could be categorized as distinctly extreme in all instances.” Asbridge said he doesn’t have a problem with the president reminding the world that the Christian Church “advocated violence, and at times even encouraged its adherents to engage in warfare” but to suggest a causal link between ISIS and the distant medieval phenomenon of the Crusades is “grounded in the manipulation and misrepresentation of historical evidence.”.....snip~
Well, well, what do we have here?
The first post in this thread and the first I have seen in months playing the...dum dum, dum dum, dum dum...RACE CARD.
You are the first to make note of the man's skin color and suggest opposition to his failed nostrums is racist.
Further you make a sweeping bigoted statement about "you Christians" dong the very thing so many of you followers say Obama is trying not to have happen and that is judge an entire faith on the actions of a few.....
But he is only concerned, as you are, with insulting the stupid ass false prophet and racist Mohamed...who he insists cannot be mocked.
So it is fine in your morality to judge an entire religion of 121 faiths and 3000 sects based on a few dozen posts. But not only that, determine that not only are we all WHITE CHRISTIANS, but racist white Christians to boot. You do not know me, my race, beliefs nor background, but are sure enough to stake your reputation on the fact you are convinced that because I find his remarks reprehensible I am white and Christian....AND racist.
I think we see who is the bigot and racist..not to mention hypocrite, as you have judged them as Obama wants not his Muslims to be judged. Yep, we see how religious wars and the KKK get started...with guys like you
Last edited by Fearandloathing; 02-07-15 at 01:43 PM.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
The bottom line is this, the U.S. government cannot be out fighting wars and claiming we are doing it in the name of God. Neither can the U.S. government go out and kill people because of their religious beliefs. That is dangerous. We need to focus our attention on what individuals and groups do that we find offensive, not religious ideology.
BTW, I didn't know that you fought in Vietnam. WOW!!!!!