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Why is the military of any kind associated with sports?

Sports is supposed to be a neutral place where people enjoy a game, not laud war or the war machine. The problem comes because we have gotten used to mixing so-called patriotism with sports. In fascist countries and dictatorships the military is present everywhere. The military does not run our country. It is a tool our nation uses to protect itself.

Having the military at these events is nothing more than a recruiting tool. That is how it started. Military recruiters also show up at high schools to sign up young men to go into the military. It is too pervasive in our society. That is the problem.

I think Society has created this monster by mixing things like this. There's a reason the military and politics should stay out of religion. There is also a good reason for the military to stay out of things that has a captive audience. All kinds of people attend sporting events. Different beliefs that people have should be taken into account as much as honoring a war machine.

OK now. God is punishing Texas and Florida because they voted for Trump in the election?

We hear evangelists opining about how hurricanes are just punishment from God because "That is a liberal progressive state". Or, "That homosexual lifestyle caused it".
Thought I'd throw the opposite at them. I'm not gonna ask them why God is punishing them. I'm going to tell them that God is punishing Texas and Florida because they voted for Trump in the election. Not because it's true. It's just that I like to fuck with right wing self absorbed religious fascists.

http://religionnews.com/2017/08/29/where-are-the-condemnations-of-harvey-as-gods-punishment/
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