Space Force Bible

I always find people like you and your organization as being so deliciously stupid.
Imagine what the world would be like if everyone could just take a breath, relax, and leave everybody else the fuck alone.

Bless your heart…..hahahahahaha

P.s. “MIKEY”?  You aren’t still living in your mothers basement are you?

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Martin France

 As an Advisory Board Member for the MRFF, I often answer inane emails like yours–often for my own entertainment and therapy.  You say, “Imagine what the world would be like if everyone could just take a breath, relax, and leave everybody else the fuck alone.”  That’s a nice thought–until it intersects with your rights.  Let’s do a little thought exercise.  What would cause you to complain about something you view as contrary to your rights and privileges as an fully enfranchised American citizen (and I’m assuming here)?  If a senior member of the company you worked for decided that they wanted to have an Imam-blessed Koran placed in your front lobby and then tweeted that all future supervisors at your company (or county, or school board, or state, or military unit) would be sworn in using that Koran, would that bother you or would you just “…take a breath, relax, and leave everybody else the fuck alone?”  As a 35+ year Air Force veteran, that’s how I feel about the tweet in question and the “Space Force Bible.”  I can’t, in good conscience, let ignore this.  I served the United States and the Constitution and still do.  I swore an oath to protect and defend both.  At no time was I required to hold a Bible or any text when I was commissioned, promoted, or took command of an organization.  I wasn’t even required to say “So help me god” at the end of my oath.  Why?  Because the Constitution (and by extension our military) defend the rights of all citizens to believe as they see fit.  We are guaranteed to not face ANY religious test to hold public office and we’re told that the government will take no steps to ESTABLISH a state religion (or discriminate against religion by referring no religion).
The commander of the Space Force can own a bible (or koran or any other book) as part of her or his personal book collection, but they can’t proclaim that bible to be THE spiritual text representing the views or values of those who serve under them.  I know the Chief of Space Operations.  Personally.  He’s a good man.  I do not know his religious beliefs whatsoever, even though I’ve known him for over 20 years.  I think that’s WONDERFUL.  He doesn’t know mine, either.  Instead of discussing personal matters like that or letting those issues trickle into the workplace, we’ve always decided that it’s better to  “…take a breath, relax, and leave everybody else the fuck alone” to believe as they see fit and not IMPOSE our beliefs on anyone underneath us in the command hierarchy–because that’s what the Constitution requires of us.
 
So, in the end, I BLESS your heart, dear ma’am/sir.  I don’t know what your first name is other than it may begin with an “R”.  I’ll assume that it’s the non-gender-specific “Ricki” for now.  I will not presume based solely on how you choose to spell your name or be called by your friends or that you live in your Mom’s basement–that would be an ad hominem attack (as you well know) and indicative of a feeble mind that reverts to this sort of attack when they cannot fall back on sound logic and arguments.
 
Sincerely,
M France, PhD
Brigadier General, USAF (Retired)
MRFF Advisory Board Member

Mr. Weinstein,

Don’t like your politics, but I liked your response. Your General is right, it was a personal attack and for that I apologize. That being said, you have a sense of humor and bibles don’t harm or offend 99% of the population…

Regards,

(name withheld)


Sir,

I call you Sir, because my Sergeant Major would insist. You are correct, it was an ad hominem attack and totally unnecessary . For me, 6 years in the Army and only an MBA from London School and an engineering degree…no Ph.D. Your organization has a right to its opinions, that is what people like us serve.

Worked with your P.J’s (best people in the AF) but, and I say this with great respect, You’re wrong. Didn’t get a chance to say that to a Flag Officer…like it…

Regards,

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Martin France

On Jan 14, 2020, at 12:55 PM, Martin France wrote:

(name withheld), you’re welcome to believe me wrong and tell me why you think so–I’ve always defended that right. So, if you have time, please tell me why you think I’m wrong. I’d appreciate your views. Cheers, M

 

 

 

 

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