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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Oh dear....
    Just asking a question, that's all.

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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?



    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.



    Pic link please?
    The only perspective that matters really is that this guy:

    Lt. Col. Gary Hensley, the chief of the U.S. military chaplains in Afghanistan, was shown delivering a recorded sermon to other soldiers, saying: "The special forces guys Ğ they hunt men basically. We do the same things as Christians, we hunt people for Jesus. We do, we hunt them down."

    He also told soldiers that as followers of Jesus Christ, they all have a responsibility "to be witnesses for him."

    "Get the hound of heaven after them, so we get them into the kingdom. That's what we do, that's our business," Al Jazeera’s footage quoted him as saying. The U.S. military denied it has allowed soldiers to try to convert Afghans to Christianity, considered a crime in many Muslim countries. Under the U.S. military code of conduct, armed forces on active duty are prohibited from trying to convert a person's faith.
    has clearly gone off mission and he needs to get reacquainted with what specifically his mission and job entail. If he can't separate the duties he actually has from the duties he feels he ought to have then he needs to be removed from his position.

    Sweet, simple, easy.

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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
    Gotta love the irrationality of religion.
    It's more culture.
    Honor dictates that if someone converts out, it brings shame.
    Some would rather remove the problem altogether.


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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
    As good as that sounds, that's an assault on Afghanistan's sovereignty.
    Yeah...and? If they cannot support and uphold the basic human rights laws, then we have no need to worry about caring about there sovereign. And thats pretty stupid talking about sovereign considering we up and down there arse occupying there own country. That doesnt sound like sovereign to me.
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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
    Just asking a question, that's all.
    I think it might be a rather sensitive subject for Jer since he was supposedly going into the military and failed to serve his country as he committed to do.

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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

    It's worth pointing out that this is part of the Muslim faith as well, so why doesn't the OP go off on Muslims attempting to convert solders?
    Muslims are handing out the Qu'ran to US Soldiers?

    What kind of crazy ass Muslim would anywhere near a person with a gun and in a uniform?


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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
    I don't think a Muslim can convert out without being killed by a lynch mob.
    Obama seems to have done so. bwahahahaha. Totally stupid, but it amused me.

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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
    It's more culture.
    Honor dictates that if someone converts out, it brings shame.
    Some would rather remove the problem altogether.
    In some Muslim cultures, converting to Christianity is a crime punishable by death, so these missionaries are meddling in affairs they don't even comprehend

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I haven't the slightest clue what you're talking about and I have all ideas neither do you.
    You post is a violation of forum rule 6. I was just pointing that out.

    Perhaps if you explained what you think I missed, since I did civilly ask for what I missed, that would be a more helpful post.

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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
    What kind of crazy ass Muslim would anywhere near a person with a gun and in a uniform?
    Palestinians sure don't... THEY go after defenseless kids.

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