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Response to acg (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 03:46 PM

1. Religion comes in very handy during wartime

It allows many people to engage in extremely dangerous situations content in the conveniently unverifiable promise of reward if they fall in combat. Not all need it, but for those who do most governments are more than happy to facilitate the fairy tale because ultimately it serves their objectives.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Thu May 20, 2021, 04:05 PM

2. Totally agree with what you pointed out. However, what I was referring to was . . .

more of a "personal" and "private" reflection by our soldiers who find themselves in harms way, as opposed to a nationally-sanctioned religious "reward" for services rendered. But I totally see what you were getting at. Thank you for reading and for your comment. Much appreciated.

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Response to acg (Reply #2)

Thu May 20, 2021, 07:47 PM

3. Doesn't seem all that private when a 3rd party is publicly writing about it

I get what the article was about, but I just donít get the same warm fuzzy about it. I see it more as people who cling to mythology when faced with dire circumstances and someone else who takes advantage of their vulnerability by using an overly romanticized notion of the situation to promote a religion that further victimized them to begin with.

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Response to acg (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 11:46 PM

4. War gives you a very good chance of dying...

It creates opportunities for persecution and hate. Let's not gloss over the blood and death aspect it is abhorrent and , yes, unnatural. Never Forget.

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Response to acg (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 01:52 PM

5. Hi Al

I see you are new to DU so I will give you a heads up. There are about a dozen forums in the Religion/Spirituality group. Most are safe havens for people to post about their beliefs without getting pushback or arguments.
But the Religion Forum, this one, is a no holds bar discussion/debate about all things religious. Many of us who post here are atheist/agnostic and don't hold religion in a favorable light.
There is nothing wrong with what you post, but if you want a more welcoming talk about faith, one of the other Religion/Spirituality Forums might serve you better.
Welcome to DU.

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