Your a shame

From: (name withheld)
Date: March 1, 2019 at 9:15:55 AM MST
To: [email protected]org
Subject: Your a shame


Any military officer or enlisted person known that GOD is part of our every day existence. “No such thing as an atheist in a fox hole”…ever hear that statement? Obviously you NEVER where in a fox hole. So shut your pie hole asswipe.
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Mar 1, 2019, at 9:51 AM, Mike wrote:

Hi (name withheld),

For a self-proclaimed man of God, you demonstrate few of the qualities normally associated with such.

You general ignorance is made manifest in claiming to speak for “(a)ny military officer or enlisted person” by using the inane trope about atheists and foxholes. Your specific ignorance is made the same by failing to realize that not all believers are Christians. Your lack of understanding of what is meant by being a Christian is made clear by your willingness to judge and slur someone you neither know nor understand.

FYI, the trope you chose to fall back on as an apparent knee-jerk reaction to something else you don’t understand is a too often-cited cliché that suggests people in desperate fear cringe, weep and crawl to a power beyond their understanding in order to have something to cling to in circumstances beyond their ability to deal with or control. That, of course, is similar to what you’re doing here. As with most thoughtless phrases grasped at in panic, it’s not only untrue but is hardly something God would appreciate.

Mike Farrell

(MRFF Board of Advisors)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member John Compere
On Mar 1, 2019, at 9:56 AM, John Compere  wrote:

(name withheld),
Your moronic & malicious message to a fellow American & military veteran you do not even know reflects only on yourself & reveals a hateful hypocrite who cannot communicate in any mature or meaningful manner. Look in the mirror & consider a saying of military hero,  Christian gentleman & 41st American President George H.W. Bush – “Hate corrodes the container it is carried in“.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
American Disabled Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Advisory Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (over 80% Christians)

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  1. Mark Sebree

    To the unknown writer,

    It is extremely easy to prove that your first sentence is completely wrong. I am a veteran who served during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. I was enlisted. I am also agnostic, leaning towards atheistic. That means that your deity has no meaning to me, and was not and is not a “part of [my] every day existence.”

    There have always been atheists in foxholes, as well as muslims, Hindus, buddhists, Chinese traditionalists, shamanists, and many other religions in foxholes that do not follow your deity or your religious beliefs. You just refused to see them. And with the current generation, atheists in particular are becoming more common.

    Just because someone, especially a chaplain, made a statement, that does not mean that the statement is either true or accurate.

    They only one that is showing their ignorance and hatred here is you. Mikey Weinstein has helped tens of thousands of christians, as well as those of other religions, defend themselves against overbearing religious superiors that want to inflict their personal brand of their personal religious beliefs onto their defenseless subordinates. How many have you helped defend themselves against people with direct authority and power over them as military superiors have power over military subordinates? None, I would guess.

  2. G

    To the unknown writer. Some soldiers lost their religious beliefs after being in a war.

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