Thursday, June 23, 2005

Defended by Jesus

A recent TIME article talks about Evangelicals in the military, specifically in the Air Force Academy. With the tacit permission of the administration, the academy is turning into a subtle Christians-only club.
Yet religiosity infiltrated the school's unofficial vocabulary--cadets who did not attend chapel were known as the "heathen flight"--and presented some with down-the-rabbit-hole conundrums.

The fact that they have a term for non-Christians is significant -- assigning a label to a group of people is generally the first step towards marginalizing them.

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