Thursday, October 4, 2007

a Christian army?

This article in the Christian Science Monitor reports on efforts to combat illegal evangelical activities within the US armed forces. The words of a General Boykin, who said that the US needs to conquer nations "in the name of Jesus," got some publicity a few years ago. It is clear that a strain of radical religious nationalism is present in and around our military, and must be combated. Otherwise, we will be dragged into "crusade" after "crusade" until we are a corrupt shell of a nation. After all, their zeal for warfare puts them alongside some pretty unsavory characters, such as the neo-Nazis and other racists who celebrate acts of brutality by our troops in Iraq (see my post "F*ck yeah, America").

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