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Old 04-13-2017, 02:35 PM
 
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This reminds me of my Army friend years ago...

His Sargent was the classic Drill Sergeant and planned a 20 mile exercise with field packs for Good Friday.

After the Sarg announced one of the guys asked about Good Friday Services at the base chapel...

Sarge paused and said anyone that attends Good Friday Service would have barrack duty and no 20 mile exercise...

Wouldn't you know the entire platoon was Christian and attended service.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:09 PM
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Funny how fast you become religious when you are in a war zone.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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So people suggest I not mention my religion(Christianity) in the military. Others beg different.

What do you think?
Hacksaw Ridge? If not go see it!
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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So people suggest I not mention my religion(Christianity) in the military. Others beg different.

What do you think?
If you're serious about your beliefs why would you hide it from anyone? "Matthew 10:33" (not preaching or judging, just backing up my question)
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:14 PM
 
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Funny how fast you become religious when you are in a war zone.
My sentiments exactly!!
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:19 PM
 
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I loved the Easter Services offered on good Friday. Attendance optional but I went often. chaplains from each faith & denomination available offered a portion of the service. Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, rOman Catholic several Protestant chaplains, etc each offering a portion as it applied to their faith. Was just special and a good learning opportunity

Your question was "should you still be religious?" Of course you should if you are religious. You will find many like minded hearts. Go to church if you want to as much as you want to. Join in prayer groups if you want. It is your right and you will not be deprived of that

Your question about speaking of it, is different. It is best to "live your religion" but leave your talking about it to the appropriate circumstances but that is true anywhere
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:46 PM
 
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Personally, I don't think people should mention their religion anywhere. It's private.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:26 AM
 
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Funny how fast you become religious when you are in a war zone.
I did two tours of combat in Viet Nam and never saw an atheist in a foxhole.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:40 AM
 
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So people suggest I not mention my religion(Christianity) in the military. Others beg different.

What do you think?

There is a lot of garbage that has been spread in certain corners over the last eight years that the military has become anti-religious. That is not true.

The military does not have an official religion, and the military does not support the use of military organizational power to proselytize, but the military also realizes that religious soldiers fight better when they believe they're okay with their deities...so the military liberally supports religious freedom and practice....

....as long as you're not using its organizational power to proselytize. That won't be an issue for you until you've begun to accrue organizational power (i.e., rank).
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:41 AM
 
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Personally, I don't think people should mention their religion anywhere. It's private.
I can't think of a religion in the world that isn't corporate.

There might be some...but I suppose they're private, so nobody else knows.
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