Greetings From The Pentagon. Christ Sent Us To Kill You.

Earlier today I wrote:

This Administration is playing Chicken with other countries in regard to the value of the Dollar. This Administration damn well knows it cannot sustain the current military outlays for its folly in Iraq (and, covertly, in Iran) and take care of necessary business here at home. This Administration believes the Hand of God will protect this nation.

This Administration is insane.

So, does this sound like sanity to you? —

Carroll was appalled by what he found.

“In the Pentagon today,” he says, “there is active proselytizing by Christian groups that is allowed by the chain of command. When your superior expects you to show up at his prayer breakfast, you may not feel free to say no. It’s not at all clear what will happen to your career. He writes your efficiency report. And the next thing you know, you have, in the culture of the Pentagon, more and more active religious outreach.”

Continues Carroll, “Imagine, then, a military motivated by an explicit Christian, missionizing impulse at the worst possible moment in our history, because we’re confronting an enemy – and yes, we do have an enemy: fringe, fascist, nihilist extremists coming out of the Islamic world – who define the conflict entirely in religious terms. They, too, want to see this as a new `crusade.’ That’s the language that Osama bin Laden uses. For the United States of America at this moment to allow its military to begin to wear the badges of a religious movement is a disaster!”

In the Bible, it foretells of a time when Christians will be rounded up and executed.

When I was taught that, it was in the context of a global government that would be evil beyond belief.

Now I no longer think that.

That prophecy must be using a very loose version of the meaning of “Christian.”

Because, surely, these people must go!

They are the danger. They have made themselves so.

Fundamentalists and the Military: James Carroll on the Danger of a New Crusade

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