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15 September 2008 at 2:46:12 PM
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Got a brochure in the mail the other day that shocked me. I knew there were some evangelical type religions that were heavily involved in war, but I hadn't seen literature that combined church going with pictures of people in military uniform, along with classes that have a military orientation. I guess Training up Your Child IN the Way He Will Go means, for these folks, that you train them up with the expectation, from infancy, that they will go join the military and kill people.

Military recruiters just can't wish for better than when these christians are hand in glove with militarism, eh?

Maybe this is where the types of views that Sarah Palin has come from-I mean, do the churchgoers here think that war is a task from God for which they would willingly train and then sacrifice their children?

I guess Christians have now become the Romans.

P.S. I notice in the picture of the two adults, that the man is not wearing a wedding ring, but the woman is.


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1 - tony   21 Oct 2008 @ 2:57:58 PM 

I suspect that you may have assumed to know what the content of this series was without ACTAULLY ever listening to it.


2 - salon   21 Oct 2008 @ 3:18:49 PM 

If you read my post carefully, you will know that what is objectionable, in my view, is your use of military images and topics in order to sell your brand of Christianity. You are, of course, perfectly entitled to equate, pictorially, Christianity with military images, but I find it offensive. Not interested in what your content of your series is, your presentation turns off.


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3 - d   25 Oct 2008 @ 8:27:27 PM 



4 - salon   25 Oct 2008 @ 8:55:31 PM 

You must be kidding. That's your argument? That anyone that disagrees with your use of the military in Christian images must be *hate-filled*? I've already said that we have a point of disagreement and it's a little amusing that you have no resort but a personal attack.


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5 - humanbeing   26 Oct 2008 @ 9:32:27 AM 

 It seems to me that this church's evangelical campaign would be far more moving and effective if it chose to focus on Christ's admonition to us to love thine enemy as thyself. 


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6 - salon   26 Oct 2008 @ 9:32:32 AM 

Confidential to d-not posting your comments which continue to reek of sanctimony and arrogance. Apparently you believe that ending a conversation with *I will pray for you* is somehow an appropriate way to end a discussion. It's not. Your use of it in this context shows that you believe not only that I am wrong, but that God sanctions your use of the military in Christian images and that God will wake me up to the proper view of militarization in Christendom due to your fervent prayer. I don't agree and continue to be amused at what apparently must work as a trump card in your own religious community.


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7 - salon   26 Oct 2008 @ 10:15:42 AM 

I'm with you, humanbeing. I was raised as a Southern Baptist before the Criswell kooks hijacked it in the 80's. And the tenets of how I was taught was via the Beatitudes ala the Prince of Peace. I'm guessing that this church doesn't care how many people are completely appalled and turn away from the joining of the military with christianity, which, of course, is their right in this country. But they can hardly be surprised when many caring, feeling and thinking people are not moved to join them due to their spin.


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