Ned Flanders wrote:Prof. Wagstaff wrote:Ned Flanders wrote:There are no atheists in foxholes...
I can't think of anything that would convince me more that there is no God than being stuck in a foxhole under fire.
Seriously, this is one of the dumbest aphorisms ever coined.
I've never been in a foxhole, but I have thought I was probably gonna die (on more than one occasion, now that I think about it.)
God never crossed my mind.
From the article...
"Christianity also dominates the religious makeup of the military. Only about 8,000 out of 1.4 million active duty members in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force identify themselves as atheists, and another 1,800 say they are agnostic, according to the Defense Department."
WTF is your point here? Military and religion are both filled with unthinking followers. Surprise, surprise. It makes great sense that those inclined to subjecting themselves to religion would also subject themselves to the military.