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

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    And that brings up another point of interest.

    With Al-Jazeera seeking to make a story around a Bible that was "maybe" passed out as if it was an American or U.S. military agenda to convert the Muslim masses to Christianity, stories about the Qu'ran being handed out to Muslim prisoners with prayer time are absent.

    I find it ironic how we are supposed to be the modern day crusaders in the Middle East, yet pass out the Qu'ran to Islamic prisoners. Of course, a story about how we truly treat Muslims who are incarcerated are covered up with stories of brutal torture and starvation protests and frat party behaviors by National Guardsmen. And as I stated in the post before this, it is the Westerner who points and exaggerates the issues that validates their dramatic portrayals of America.

    Al-Jazeera can write all the stories they wish about Pokeman, Santa Clause, or the Great Satan. But the moment the West involves itself in pathetic self-flagilations and criticisms for the sake of understanding our enemy's feelings, we validate their BS.
    The video is very real. Are you saying that we shouldn't investigate wrong doing and misconduct in our military? Interesting.
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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
    Hmm...ok...they strap on explosives and blow up school busses full of children, behead prisoners and stone rape victims......we offer free bibles.....wow we're really extreme.
    So it is the job of the U.S. military to hand out bibles?

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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
    Prove it!

    You are making some very broad assumptions that Al Jeezer, or whatever, is right! What if they are wrong! What if, just IF, they are completely full of crap!

    What IF giving a bible IS NOT preaching, as much as the leftists want it to be! What IF it is actually giving a gift?

    Why do you people automatically ASSUME the US military are the bad guys AND NOT the good guys?
    Show me where it is the job of the military to hand out bibles to people in Afghanistan that DON'T request it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    What crime? What Code of Conduct or Court Martiable offense took place?

    You people are running off at the mouth over a non-story.
    Again Show me where it is the job of the military to hand out bibles to people that don't request one from a chaplain?

    EDIT: I am not going to say it is a crime, but I don't think it is the job of the military to be "spreading Christianity". Do you? Do you think it is ok for the U.S. military to endorse one religion and spread it?
    Last edited by TheNextEra; 05-05-09 at 07:54 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Again Show me where it is the job of the military to hand out bibles to people that don't request one from a chaplain?

    EDIT: I am not going to say it is a crime, but I don't think it is the job of the military to be "spreading Christianity". Do you? Do you think it is ok for the U.S. military to endorse one religion and spread it?
    If you read all his posts in this thread you'd have your answers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    If you read all his posts in this thread you'd have your answers.
    Well since you feel the need to chime in , care to show me those points or just increase your post count and act like a snotty ass?
    Last edited by TheNextEra; 05-05-09 at 08:26 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well since you feel the need to chime in , care to show me those points or just increase your post count and act like a snotty ass?
    Post 260 summarizes it quite well.


    There is however an order, which is passed down from very high and is briefed for every single cultural mingling, that specifies the rules and demands of the host nation. What applies in Somalia does not mirror what applies in Saudi Arabia, which does not mirror what applies in Afghanistan. Therefore, not handing out porn or "Bibles" is a matter of military policy not record. But breaking such policies means that you have broken that order that comes from very high and thusly can be prosecuted under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.
    Then I ask him point blank a bit later, "So basically you're differentiating between individuals breaking conduct orders vs. the military as a whole acting illegally..." and he agrees.

    Nowhere does he suggest anything even remotely close to the notion that it is the military's job to hand out bibles or even that it is ok to for the military as a whole or individuals in the service to hand out bibles while on duty.

    I think he's just arguing that it's a non-issue because it is NOT a military policy to do so and thus it's much ado about nothing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Post 260 summarizes it quite well.




    Then I ask him point blank a bit later, "So basically you're differentiating between individuals breaking conduct orders vs. the military as a whole acting illegally..." and he agrees.

    Nowhere does he suggest anything even remotely close to the notion that it is the military's job to hand out bibles or even that it is ok to for the military as a whole or individuals in the service to hand out bibles while on duty.

    I think he's just arguing that it's a non-issue because it is NOT a military policy to do so and thus it's much ado about nothing.
    Thank you, seriously, but your previous response was (IMO) pretty snotty and could have been REALLY cleared up with this.

    I don't claim I didn't make a mistake in not reading it, but I only responded to your comment in kind. Had you presented this, it would have been much more civilized.

    Again thank you for providing this and clearing up my mistake on Gy's intent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Well since you feel the need to chime in , care to show me those points or just increase your post count and act like a snotty ass?
    Aww hell naw, you done up and did it.

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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
    Aww hell naw, you done up and did it.
    Not really, I made a mistake and Talloulou's post showed it and I accept my mistake.

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