Religion is a personal choice

Published On: September 15, 2022|Categories: MRFF's Inbox|4 Comments|

From: A Navy Widow
Subject: Religion is a personal choiceDate: September 14, 2022 at 8:33:22 PM MDT
To: Military Religious Freedom Foundation <[email protected]>

If you want to use this in comments, pls just call me A Navy Widow. Go get ‘em Tigers!

Religion in the military is supposed to be a personal choice and issue, not a cause. Proselytizing helps break down the cohesion so necessary for military units.Religion is a private matter, not an ax, with which to divide believers from unbelievers.Jews from Baptists, Catholics from Muslims. And to make them all snake handlers–or whichever group serves the best Easter ham. Who is to decide the standards?
it seems  that religion on its own, cannot attract  enough adherents, so military officersfeel the need to proslytize, wanting  to force every soldier to be of the same religious inclination.A sure way to break down cohesion and eventually destroy the reputation of our military andnation. At what point do they kick capable women out, and forbid unauthorized prayers? In the service you can keep your religion, but not force it on your shipmates.Let’s us all  encourage the wiser course of not having a religious army. For indeed which religion would be the only one? Yours?  or your (Choose one) Muslim/Jewish/Buddhist /nudist shipmates’.

A Navy Widow

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  1. Yovonne September 20, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Sing it, sister, and right on!

  2. allah September 24, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Bahahah you should be beheaded

  3. Ha Goi October 3, 2022 at 10:54 am

    1st Amendment “…nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

  4. Jeff October 6, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    The right to free exercise of religion does not include the right to stomp all over the right of others to free exercise of religion. And the rights of non-military people are often more limited for those in the military – to ensure the effectiveness and cohesion of our armed forces. The same is true of government employees like me. That’s one of the sacrifices you make, which in this case isn’t a significant sacrifice at all.

    The very idea that your religion is better for me than my own is both ridiculously unsupported by any facts and offensively bigoted. So giving up the right to badger and harass me about how my beliefs are wrong is not much of a sacrifice to make for unit cohesion and an atmosphere of mutual respect.

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