Pseudoscience is a winning field in the US Military

I don't know if everyone remembers the Spiritual Fitness Test fiasco in the US Army. If you follow this blog how could you not. It was based on untested psychological hypotheses from Dr. Martin Seligman. And I know we all know what happens when someone creates a hypothesis that is unsupported and untestable. You discard it. Unless of course you are the US Military. As an ardent student and fan of science this is very concerning for me. It has nothing to do with atheism, per se. Blake Page … [Read more...]

Another crazy response from foxhole atheist-basher, Pastor Bryan Griem

**Guest post from a Facebook friend. Thanks, Beth!** My goodness. A while back, I read something somewhere about responses to a question in the Pasadena Sun concerning whether or not the military should test spirituality. (It may have been on Justin Griffith's blog, I'm not sure.) Here was one of the responses, from a pastor in Pasadena: … [Read more...]

Reverend: “What does the military put on gravestones of atheists, a thumbs-down?”

The recent article about mandatory Spiritual Fitness in the Pasadena Sun was overall quite positive. Out of a group of 10 or so religious leaders from various religious preferences, the vast majority were on our side. I'm actually happy that only a few took a stand against us. One of them at least tried to pair his response with the US Constitution, but fell victim to the Army's smoke-screen 'this is about team-spirit' etc. I left a comment containing a thorough refutation. I invited … [Read more...]

Religious leaders denounce Spiritual Fitness Test (about time!)

The Pasadena Sun has a great collection of various religious leaders' thoughts on the mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training in the US Military. Rev. Skip Lindeman - United Church of Christ: ... Think about it: A guy takes the test and gets all A-grades on spirituality, and then says, “Gimme a gun so I can go kill as many of the enemy as I can!” Is that what a spiritual person does? How can anybody be spiritual, and then go blow another human being (i. e., child of God, made … [Read more...]

DoD budget: Spiritual Fitness test – $125 mil, Rape prevention $113 mil

McClatchy Newspapers were quoted in this report from worst person ever, Liz Trotta at Fox News. And the feminists have also directed them, really, to spend a lot of money. They have sexual counselors all over the place, victims' advocates, sexual response coordinators. Let me just read something to you from McClatchy Newspapers about how much this position on extreme feminism is costing us. "The budget for the Defense Department's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office leapt from $5 … [Read more...]