An anonymous foxhole atheist at Fort Jackson sent me this.
If you seek it out, remember do not start flame wars, and always be respectful. Don’t feed any trolls that may pop up. I’m going to Fort Jackson in a few weeks – trying to keep pitchforks and torches out of this.
If you must, leave your comment on the post itself. Don’t click on the picture to leave a comment. The picture is secular and comes from some other unit that didn’t say anything about god – you’d be speaking to the wrong people.
This is what I wrote:
I like the picture a lot. Happy mother’s day to my wife! It’s the very first one that I’ve been back from deployment. However, it’s worth pointing out that when your message says “Military Mothers are proof that God Blesses America!” it doesn’t make sense.
There were/are military mothers supporting (often even serving in) the armies of the other nations that we’ve fought *against* too. That wasn’t exactly proof that God Blessed their nations too, now was it?
I’d prefer if you leave god out of mother’s day. If you insist, at least make sense! The picture was fine on its own.
It’s fine to sit this one out and just not comment. They have a surprisingly low number of ‘fans’ for a garrison level Facebook page. No need for the full fire-hose effect this time around.
Weird stuff… Happy Mother’s Day!