RAW STORY – U.S. military document teaches atheism is a suicide risk

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The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) said this week that it was planning to sue the U.S. military after discovering that Marine Corps training documents teach suicide attempt warning signs include “lack or loss of spiritual faith.”

The Week‘s Dana Liebelson obtained a copy the training documents for the Marine Corps’ “Force Preservation Program,” which was designed to “minimize catastrophic events like suicides, accidental deaths or injuries; and preserve the force for continued service.”

The section on “potential risk indicators” includes many obvious causes of depression like divorce, loss of a loved one, family history of suicide, money concerns and substance abuse.

But one item in the “Guidance/moral compass issue” list didn’t sit well with atheist service members: “Lack or loss of spiritual faith.”

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