If only the Tillmans had faith

Check out this week’s This Modern World, “If only the Tillmans had faith.”

This sort of nonsense shouldn’t be surprising, given increasing evangelical influence within the US military. I can see that there’d be a mutual attraction between military culture and authoritarian religion, but the combination scares me…

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Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14770384445526387065 Paul

    I guess you didn’t realize that fundamentalists don’t experience the grieving process. They laugh and joke at “fun-erals” – everyone knows that’s the custom.

    Why the heck do you suppose they even call it “fun” damentalism anyway?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14011949142693208421 IsThatLatin

    Yes, we should expect this kind of thing, but it still made me ill to read it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08639273724604007639 Mike

    Organised Christian Religion has played a part in the British Army since the Act of Union in 1707.

    Interesting article here:
    http://www.vexen.co.uk/military/religion.html

    with a relevant section entitled “Religious Coercian in the British Army”

    There’s also been a discussion about this over on the Richard Dawkins forum
    http://richarddawkins.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=199970&sid;=b98f5d3a10402c4cd3a73b1b75a5b170

    Cheers

    Mike


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