Yesterday, I posted about the Christian troll who said that atheists all die in foxholes – but god protects Christians from death.
Bart Centre, author of The Atheist Camel replied:
Good reply Justin.
When I was in Nam I saw a lot of Christians die. One guy was so busy praying during an assault on our fire base he forgot to reload. Interestingly, this atheist 11Bravo made it home unscathed…except for heat exhaustion and worms. I guess no-god loves non-believers.
That’s right. God and prayer can actually get you killed.
If I was in a foxhole or other fighting position with a religious peer, I’d slap the shit out of him if he stopped everything to pray. I’d tell him to get his act together before he gets us killed. He’d probably thank me afterwards, and if not – oh well. I’d rather take an ass-chewing from some commander than be dead.
Most religious soldiers wont freeze up and just break down crying and praying during the firefight. They will simply react based on instinct and training. If that instinct happens to be ‘praying the bullets away’, then it’s my job to snap them out of it and force them to think back to their training.