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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Don't offer free bibles if you are a soldier and is occupying that country.

    I can just imagine the message and image.
    A soldier with a bible in one hand preaching love and a gun in the other.
    Laila,

    This is a non-issue of epic proportions. Chaplains are simply spiritual and emotional advisors to the troops, nothing more. They don't have any real authority at all. They talk to the troops, the troops day dream about fast-food and girls in bikinis, and the Chaplain leaves. Trust me, you have nothing to worry about.

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by DamnYankee View Post
    Hey kid. Look at post #51 the first time you addressed me. Then practice what you preach.
    Hey, sparky, it was in response to you being sour with another respected member. Deal with it or adjust your attitude. Choice is yours.

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Laila,

    This is a non-issue of epic proportions. Chaplains are simply spiritual and emotional advisors to the troops, nothing more. They don't have any real authority at all. They talk to the troops, the troops day dream about fast-food and girls in bikinis, and the Chaplain leaves. Trust me, you have nothing to worry about.
    Fair enough.
    Why extend it past the soldiers tho? The spirtual guidance thing i mean?


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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by DamnYankee View Post
    What crusade?

    You have American military people talking about Christianity. Suddenly it is now a crusade.

    It is if you're trying to claim that it's ok for US military to attempt to spread Christianity. When you use a State military to invade and then spread a religion in an area, that's a crusade. This isn't about our military men and women having the ability to practice their religion; this is about them breaking the rules of the military and trying to proselytize the native population.
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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Fair enough.
    Why extend it past the soldiers tho? The spirtual guidance thing i mean?
    Ethereal has no excuse. There is no excuse. He is making up BS for his sadistic religion. These so called spiritual guides have no right to extend what they do beyond military personnel, finished. Anyway, its the military personnel themselves that is doing not. Read the article.
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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It is if you're trying to claim that it's ok for US military to attempt to spread Christianity. When you use a State military to invade and then spread a religion in an area, that's a crusade. This isn't about our military men and women having the ability to practice their religion; this is about them breaking the rules of the military and trying to proselytize the native population.
    If they didn't use a giant tent, I don't think it counts as a crusade.
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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Don't offer free bibles if you are a soldier and is occupying that country.
    We offer free food and medical care, and those actions are far more religious acts than simply unfolding a table and placing a stack of bibles on them with a "free" sign, so why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I can just imagine the message and image.
    Sure but that's a separate point altogether, not at all what I was talking about.

    Have some perspective. People on this thread are acting like we've released the plague here. Solders attempting to convert the locals does cross a line, but when placed in context to what real radicals do, this is not the end of humanity you make it out to be.

    I'm not supporting solders evangelizing here, though you are treating everyone who doesn't share your exact view as though they actually are the enemy you imagine them to be.

    I'm simply asking you to have some perspective.

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    A soldier with a bible in one hand preaching love and a gun in the other.
    Pic link please?

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Muslims can learn to tolerate other religions very fast, if it is in their face and on pain of death
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    As far as the bolded above I can't believe anyone would believe in beating the faith into someone. That's insanity.
    Oh really ?

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    "This is very damaging for diplomatic relations between the two counties. Everyone knows people are very conservative here, very faithful to Islam. They will never accept any other religion. Someone who leaves Islam is sentenced very severely Ğ the death penalty [is imposed]," he said.

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The US soldiers were holding service in an afghan school?

    What did I miss?
    The point, apparently.

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    Re: U.S. soldiers encouraged to spread message of their Christian faith in Afghanista

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    We offer free food and medical care, and those actions are far more religious acts than simply unfolding a table and placing a stack of bibles on them with a "free" sign, so why not?
    Why bother in the beginning?
    Are we trying to get the Afghans killed and the soldiers placed in danger?

    Now frankly, If Americans wish to place US Soldiers in such a position. I'm backing off but not whilst there are British soldiers in the same country and if it got out Bibles are being handed out then a ****storm will happen.

    Freedom of religion does not exist in Afghanistan, some people need to remember that


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