Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Pentagon’s disturbing relationship with some Protestant sects
Taking God’s name in vain, or ‘Left Behind’ video games are not an exit strategy (or even adequate body armour to protect your soldiers). First proselytism at the US Air Force Academy, now this.

In a way it fits: ‘once saved, always saved’ and the nasty pastimes many soldiers love, even though they seem to conflict. Just like you see in parts of the American South: businesses out in the open to serve you at either end of your spiritual mood swing. (Driving in the South once I was most struck by this right outside an army base.)

Then again as recently as 70 years ago fundamentalists would not have been co-opted like this as they had a genuinely Christian distrust of the state and hatred of war.

No comments:

Post a comment

Leave comment