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Snazzy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 06:36 PM
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17. Mullen asked about today
May 04, 2009
Soldiers distributing Bibles to Afghans?

The following video caused quite a stir around the Pentagon today after al Jazeera reporter asked Adm. Michael Mullen about it at a press conference. It shows soldiers at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan collecting Bibles translated in Pashtun and Dari to distribute to the local population.

Here is the chairmans response:
QUESTION: Al Jazeera has broadcast footage of U.S. servicemen at Bagram with Bibles printed in Pashtu and Dari, and those servicemen talking about distributing those Bibles to Afghans. We don't know if any of them were distributed.

What's your reaction? And what is the military going to do about this?

MULLEN: My reaction is two-fold.

One is that I'm not aware of the details of this, and certainly want to know more about it. Secondly, it certainly is, from the United States military perspective, not our position to ever push any specific kind of religion. Period.
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  -Christian US troops urged to break all the rules & evangelize in Afghanistan Turborama  May-04-09 05:15 AM   #0 
  - Remnants Of Bush's Legacy  lostnotforgotten   May-04-09 05:21 AM   #1 
  - This problem is much deeper than "W"  SkyDaddy7   May-04-09 06:56 AM   #2 
  - very, very dangerous.  stlsaxman   May-04-09 07:17 AM   #3 
  - A typically arrogant, shit-headed idea...  Strong Atheist   May-04-09 07:20 AM   #4 
  - unfortunately there are too many that would see this as one of the missions  DrDan   May-04-09 07:28 AM   #5 
  - Afghanistan shall be an Islamic Republic  grahamhgreen   May-04-09 08:06 AM   #6 
  - Wow payer funded evangelism using killers. What a great concept.  L0oniX   May-04-09 08:37 AM   #7 
  - No wonder we're losing. What a bunch of idiots.  AlbertCat   May-04-09 08:58 AM   #8 
  - image  ro1942   May-04-09 09:28 AM   #9 
  - Wow. A regime that proselytizes AND tortures.  Papa Boule   May-04-09 09:54 AM   #10 
  - But look at the source!!!  bc3000   May-04-09 09:57 AM   #11 
  - As Christians, they would probably use Acts 5 : 27-29 as their basis of argument  AspenRose   May-04-09 09:58 AM   #12 
  - And we'll be asked to "support them" when the Taliban punish them for breaking the law  nichomachus   May-04-09 10:01 AM   #13 
  - That Chaplain should be busted in rank and shipped back to the states  dgibby   May-04-09 10:50 AM   #14 
  - Agreed. What's the hold up for Mr. looney tunes fanatic.  bjobotts   May-05-09 02:03 AM   #24 
  - !  pleah   May-04-09 10:57 AM   #15 
  - ?  Turborama   May-06-09 03:53 AM   #26 
  - And Middle Eastern Muslims were worried  booley   May-04-09 04:20 PM   #16 
  - Mullen asked about today  Snazzy   May-04-09 06:36 PM   #17 
  - If there were a draft this would not be happening.'Rational" soldiers would throw a fit  bjobotts   May-05-09 01:53 AM   #18 
  - "Hunting men for Jesus"??Pushing your beliefs on someone else??  bjobotts   May-05-09 01:55 AM   #19 
  - Interpreted as turrning the occupation into "the Crusades" hurts America and  bjobotts   May-05-09 01:56 AM   #20 
     - They wouldn't tolerate Muslim holy men handing out Korans and evangelizing for Allah  bjobotts   May-05-09 01:57 AM   #21 
        - Closed minded fanatics insist their way is only way and can't see themselves as they appear to other  bjobotts   May-05-09 01:58 AM   #22 
           - So screw them and the Jeebus they rode in on.It's not appropriate for military  bjobotts   May-05-09 02:00 AM   #23 
  - Don't worry, the vast majority are either too tired or too busy to give a f*** about evangelizing.  Crowman1979   May-05-09 02:54 PM   #25 
  - Kick.  ihavenobias   May-06-09 11:01 AM   #27 

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