The same is true for innapropriate behavior of any sort in these countries. Now, those that were handing out Bibles were probably told to "stop it" and thusly escaping the loooong arm of the self-righteous looking to flog them to death for their behavior, but there are bigger problems.
Last edited by MSgt; 05-08-09 at 05:28 PM.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!
Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
This is just messed up in so many ways and disgust me
Childish or not is irrelevant. Perception is reality. We want to be perceived as being there for a specific task, if we are perceived to be insulting or undermining their religion then that will undermine our real task.
Think of it this way, if joe the afghan thinks Americans are proselytizing or trying to convert people to xianity and joe the afghan goes to his tribal leader and says so, do you think joe the tribal leader will be inclined to help the Americans when asked?