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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    No it doesn't speak volumes about anything. What speaks volumes is that you appear to think that he cannot effectively promote his religious beliefs by giving up his government position. Were Jesus and his disciples generals?
    Yes it does. You want to restrict a persons freedom of religion because of his profession. That is all that needs to be known about your line of thinking.

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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Yes it does. You want to restrict a persons freedom of religion because of his profession. That is all that needs to be known about your line of thinking.
    No I am not restricting his freedom of religion because of his profession. As a matter of fact, I think it is great that if he feels so strongly about his faith that he would relinquish his position to promote his faith. If he is that strong in terms of spiritual realization, why can't he relinquish his position? Is is perhaps he is attached to a mundane position? There are no generals in the kingdom of God, at least not in the capacity of general. Why are you so attached to him being a general is the question.

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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Maybe non-religious people should stop being so prejudiced. Ever think of that one? So the General believes his God is better than the other guys god. Does that give him some special super human powers? Who cares what the General thinks about his god?

    I know, F'n religious freaks. F them all. Mighty tolerant of you.
    There's nothing prejudiced about pointing out absurdity, stupidity and irrationality. Those who are being ridiculous can think of it as a learning opportunity to better themselves. The general is being paid to do a job and that job is on his feet, not on his knees. If he wants to believe, that's up to him. If he starts making moronic statements in the course of his official duties, that's something else.
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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    The general reserves the right to believe what he wants to believe, but while Representing the United States Military he should refrain from belittling one religion at the expense of another.
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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Lt. General William Boykin made the following statement



    Do you agree with his statement?
    No, but that's typical patronising commentary that you find in adherents to all religion.
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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    The general reserves the right to believe what he wants to believe, but while Representing the United States Military he should refrain from belittling one religion at the expense of another.
    He should refrain from making any religious statements whatsoever as he carries out his duties. I'd certainly never have any confidence in someone with imaginary friends.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There's nothing prejudiced about pointing out absurdity, stupidity and irrationality. Those who are being ridiculous can think of it as a learning opportunity to better themselves. The general is being paid to do a job and that job is on his feet, not on his knees. If he wants to believe, that's up to him. If he starts making moronic statements in the course of his official duties, that's something else.
    Freedom of religion is a cornerstone of this country. Thankfully, the founding fathers took great strides to provide for that. They also recognized there would be people who think like you, and created protections against actions that could be taken as a result of such thinking.

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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Freedom of religion is a cornerstone of this country. Thankfully, the founding fathers took great strides to provide for that. They also recognized there would be people who think like you, and created protections against actions that could be taken as a result of such thinking.
    Separation of church and state is also a cornerstone of this country. Look it up.
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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Separation of church and state is also a cornerstone of this country. Look it up.
    LOL. Clearly you're cornering the market in moronic statements on this thread. I think I'll let you continue.

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    Re: Do you agree with the U.S. general's statement?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Freedom of religion is a cornerstone of this country.
    And due to the military legal system and the rank structure, anyone serving under Boykin cannot feel free to practice his/her religion freely or express contrary religious thoughts.

    Your religious freedom ends when it affects mine.
    Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
    And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
    I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.

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