Sunday, July 13, 2008

Marines push Christianity in Fallujah

And so the Crusades continue...


At the western entrance to the Iraqi city of Fallujah Tuesday, Muamar Anad handed his residence badge to the U.S. Marines guarding the city. They checked to be sure that he was a city resident, and when they were done, Anad said, a Marine slipped a coin out of his pocket and put it in his hand.

Out of fear, he accepted it, Anad said. When he was inside the city, the college student said, he looked at one side of the coin. "Where will you spend eternity?" it asked.

He flipped it over, and on the other side it read, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16."

Source: Iraqis claim Marines are pushing Christianity in Fallujah

How is this even possible? How utterly stupid are the people running the war? We don't win the hearts and minds of a nation by trying to convert its people. We make them enemies instead. What's next? Convert or Die?

Proselytizing like this should be an illegal act. Marines are agent of the state. Their actions spread religion in the name of the United States of America. It would be like getting a visit from the FBI while they carried a bibles. It's not supposed to happen like this. Our government is secular. Our armed services should be neutral on the subject. And when we invade and occupy a nation, our armed services should be not be allowed to proselytize, even when off duty. This is a human rights issue. It's coercive conversion with an implied threat of violence. A Marine holds a gun with one hand and gives you John 3:16 with the other...  Convert of die Muslim scum. What have we become?

Geez - this is just dumb. Please tell me this is a hoax.

How long until Obama is president?


The Exterminator said...

What makes you think Obama doesn't want the whole world to be Christian? He's a committed one, remember?

Mojoey said...

Obama is not bush. Anything but Bush. Even Obama.

Buffy said...

Yet look at what we have in TX. Dumb, whiny Xians complaining about some Korans that were left on their doorsteps. They allege that if they were to hand out Bibles "in their country" they'd be persecuted. Of course they also make the obligatory references to how afraid they were of the Korans because of 9/11. I guess they thought they were going to blow up or something--because of course all Muslims are terrorists you know.

Of course I don't support Muslim proselytism any more than I do Xian proselytism, but it's utter irony that the Xians insist on their right to do it while having a hissy when others do it.

Neil Phalanx said...

Obama may give us a chance to have something done about this kind of violation of the constitution. I support our troops until they start pushing religion, then gloves are off. I was in the military, I know how goddamn bullheaded these people can be. There is little worse than a self-righteous preaching serviceman.

Ron Gold said...

Imagine you're an impoverished Iraqi, and you think you are getting some money, and you see you're getting some worthless, proselytizing coin (I assume it's worthless). Like adding insult to injury.

Obama isn't perfect, but we know he couldn't be worse than Bush.