Skip to comments.U.S. military destroys soldier's Bibles
Posted on 05/05/2009 1:59:32 PM PDT by ReformationFan
The U.S. military is confirming that it has destroyed some Bibles belonging to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan.
Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages.
(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com ...
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Answer, yes it is as strict on destroying porn in these zones. All shipments to Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia is gone through to make sure there is no Playboy or anything. Political material, probably not.
But to destroy Bibles... so was this done under Bush as well? If not, then it makes total sense.
"Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
- Authored by American diplomat Joel Barlow in 1796, the treaty was sent to the floor of the Senate, June 7, 1797, where it was read aloud in its entirety and unanimously approved. John Adams, having seen the treaty, signed it and proudly proclaimed it to the Nation.
I do not believe it.
Harmony and Islam never go together.
Why don't you tell the whole truth behind this "treaty." It was treaty with the muslims terrorists of the day to get our imprisioned sailors home (also with the paying of tribute). A PR ploy. It was promptly rejected and then a few years later we went to war with the muslim terrorists.
“Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. The U.S. military forbids its members on active duty — including those based in places like Afghanistan — from trying to convert people to another religion.”
Ok, after reading this article, the title is a little misleading.
Which embassy do we burn first? When do we kill the first believer? Should we put that Chaplain in the “infidel” Fatwa list?
So are we ok to flush Korans down the toilet now? I mean, GTMO is US territory, so using their logic, the USA being a “secular” country, it was ok and legal to do so (even thought the flushing story was debunked). In GTMO we were not allowed to have bibles inside the camp to read during breaks from work...
Believe it, but don’t think it’s the reason you think it is.
A Christian organization sent Bible’s translated into local languages and it is a long standing policy to not convert any people of a nation it is occupying to any religion.
It’s a valid policy and the military was right to do this in my opinion. The Soldier was wrong to not send them back as he or she probably knew the policy.
That’s not the point here. The point is that since when it is ok for a US military CHAPLAIN to destroy the Bible? Try doing that with a Quoran. You will get skinned alive, or at least, your country’s embassies will get burned to the ground.
Read the article before having a fit.
I'd claim conscientious objector status, as I'd have moral objections to killing on behalf of a godless government.
Thanks. There’s always more to the story than the title...
I read the article- twice. But if you have not served in the military and been subjected to the double standard of religious practices againg Christianity then you cannot possibly know why I react the way I do. For example, Muslims and Jews are allowed to wear headgear while in uniform in “respect” of their faith(s), but as a Christian, I was forbidden from wearing a chain with a cross. Doing so earned you an uniform violation butt-chew by the Command.
The soldier was dead wrong. His job wasn't to win converts to Christianity but to follow the Army's orders.
Do you have a link to this?
Now be it known, That I John Adams, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the said Treaty do, by and with the advice consent of the Senate, accept, ratify, and confirm the same, and every clause and article thereof. And to the End that the said Treaty may be observed and performed with good Faith on the part of the United States, I have ordered the premises to be made public; And I do hereby enjoin and require all persons bearing office civil or military within the United States, and all others citizens or inhabitants thereof, faithfully to observe and fulfil the said Treaty and every clause and article thereof.
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