This isn’t big government buddy. If it is, then let’s just say that murder is legal. Get that “big government” out of MY choices! Why should women get that “freedom of choice” when I don’t? If a woman can legally kill their innocent baby, then why can’t I legally kill someone else who’s an “inconvenience” to me?
December 6, 2012 at 11:31am
I have attended an Academy, the same one as this individual, and there was no pressure there either. Sadly, most cadets did not attend services regularly. I honestly have no idea where this individual’s points are coming from.
December 6, 2012 at 11:28am
I graduated from West Point only 4 years ago and this guy is wrong. There was no pressure to attend services or religious activities. We were made aware of the different chapels available and if we were interested we could get information about their activities ourselves. During Beast (basic training), we were allowed 2 hours a week for religious activities. People who did not go were able to sleep in an extra hour on Sunday, and catch up studying their knowledge (information about the Army and the Academy that we all had to memorize and pass off to the upper classmen) on Wednesday. While they did have a prayer before 3 or 4 meals each year, no one was required to participate. He could have stayed seated and tuned the prayer our. He also mentions that freshman in religious clubs got extra passes. Not true. There were trip sections (think field trips), but they were all participating in activities. A pass is permission to leave on your own for a certain amount of time (a weekend or a holiday). A trip section is an Academy sanctioned trip to participate in an activity. They have many more non-religious trip sections than they do religious. Is he suggesting that any religious trip sections be banned? This sounds like discrimination. No one at the Academy kept this cadet from worshiping (or not) as he wanted to. But he seems to want to limit Christians’ ability to worship the way we want to.
What a waist of money and time in this guy. There is someone that didn't get in to West Point so this guy can pull this crap. Get the hell out then. Thank you Tdmonkey I'm glad someone told the truth. We all have to stop this kind of slime.