Skip to comments.Backward Christian Soldiers: Jesus Not Only Saves, He Shoots
Posted on 12/11/2012 8:42:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Last week, a cadet publicly quit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, citing forced prayer and churchgoing. Republican strategist Shirley Husar, in a debate on HuffPost Live, asserted that West Point is a religious institute.
Merry Christmas, Shirley, but West Point is not a religious institutethough thats not for want of trying on the Christian rights part.
The cadet in question is 24-year-old Blake Page, who described being severely punished for not going to church while in basic training. You scrubbed floors for four hours or went on rock flipping detail so the rocks could get an even tan or you mowed the dirt, he said in an interview published on the website Alternet. Basically whatever they could find to keep you busy.
Mr. Page said prayer is routine at mandatory cadet events, and that students who participate in religious retreats are awarded with off-campus passes and academic credit. He said evangelical professors would challenge him on how morality could exist without God.
Up until Mr. Pages resignation, nobody had ever described the pervasive religiosity inside the nations premier military academy. There has been much coverage of evangelists infiltrating the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, but that could be written off as a case of Rocky Mountain religious fever. The notion that cadets less than 100 miles from New York City who dont go to church are punished for their personal beliefs while the believers are in the pewsas Mr. Page describedis shocking.
But why should it be? Creepy, crazy guns-and-prayer fanatics were colonizing the U.S. armed forces even before 9/11...
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He quit because he din’t want to scrub floors or do rock flipping details or mow the dirt. Or clean barracks, equipment, do guard duty, KP, etc.
Thats all the stuff you don’t see in the recruiting commercials.
He was challenged by professors over his belief and made to do menial tasks in an effort to force him to fit in. Glad to see he wouldn’t put up with it. Imagine how strong he would be against, I don’t know, torture in a POW camp?
He probably quit because going into danger wasn’t his cup of tea, after we spent millions educating him.
In other words, believe nothing you read from her.
How close to graduation was this individual?
The quiter is not what concerns me here. What concerns me is the individual who wrote this anti-God diatribe.
There are no atheists in foxholes.
“Creepy, crazy guns-and-prayer fanatics were colonizing the U.S. armed forces even before 9/11...”
Pretty much says it all. I’ll bet this guy went into the acadamy for the sole purpose of doing this, just as others did in the Air Force Acadamy. You see, you can’t have God believing officers who swear allegiance to the Constitution if you want to destroy the country. So you get rid of that type. After all, they are Creepy, crazy guns-and-prayer fanatics were colonizing the U.S. armed forces even before 9/11...
Earlier than 9/11 - back in the early 1600’s, to be exact. The first colonists were Puritans and Pilgrims who were gun and prayer fanatics beyond any doubt.
As for the “creepy” bit, Nina Whatever’s using that word in that context says much about her. She seems not to realize all of what her word choice implies about her is negative. But - she is a Big Sh*tty Libtard scrivener.
does he have to pay back his education costs? i think he does if he quits. what a spinelessn little wanker.
You got that right. A disgusting piece of work. She reeks of hatred and it’s surprising the paper permitted the tone. Must be a Lefty litter liner.
My Dad was in WWII an he said everyone prayed all the time.
My brothers served in the Army and they said they were never pressured in any fashion what so sever, I think the guy is just a lazy bum who didn’t want to work.
One brother said his drill Sargent went to the church as he did, but in the company no favoritism was ever offered.
I know, right?
In other articles it is revealed that the former cadet resigned because he was medically ineligible to be commissioned because of depression and anxiety. Definitely a misleading headline, and maybe some misleading by the cadet in question.
Want to post at 12:12 12/12/12, but missed it by a minute.
At least according to my computer clock.
Can give the 12:12 12/12/12 thing another shot at 12:12 pm!
During Basic training the chaplins came around and spoke to each platoon during the first week. Told us that no one would force you to go, or force you not to go. They also reminded us that for at least one hour a week no one would be giving us orders. One of my fondest memories is going to Mass and someone would brak out in song, always something like Amazing Grace, or Onward Christian Soldiers... etc..
This story was in the local paper a while back. He found out there was no way he’d get promoted to officer due to health/physical problems. As a result, he’d have to pay back tuition(?) or some part of the costs. If he can tag them for “kicking him out unfairly” he can avoid the pay-back expense.
Best I can remember the details — enough to look i the fine details up...
Chaplains of all faiths are officers. Cindy Sheehan’s late son was a chaplain’s assistant, but volunteered for the rescue mission which led to his death.