There must be one happy, eye-patched, plagiarizing doyenne of the Flying Monkeys out there this week.
Al Jazeera report: U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan have Pashto Bibles, told to ‘hunt people for Jesus.’
A report by Al Jazeera English shows soldiers in Afghanistan passing around Bibles in Pashto and Dari, the languages of Afghanistan, presumably to be distributed. The chaplain leading the discussion acknowledges that “proselytizing” is against military rules, but one soldier says, “you can give gifts“:
But in another piece of footage taken by Hughes, the chaplains appear to have found a way around the regulation known as General Order Number One.And, as they say on all the big sports shows, let's go to the videotape!
“Do we know what it means to proselytise?” Captain Emmit Furner, a military chaplain, says to the gathering.
“It is General Order Number One,” an unidentified soldier replies.
But [Sergeant Jon] Watt says “you can’t proselytise but you can give gifts“.
US troops urged to share faith in Afghanistan - 04 May 09
Onward Christian Soldiers!
Kind of like a ''Guys and Dolls', only minus the "Dolls", and the music, but keeping in the "save a soul" business.
Well, maybe you could keep the music, perhaps tweaking "Luck Be A Lady", to "Luck Be A Rifle and Bible"
And if you think this is far-fetched, Steve M., from No More Mister Nice Blog, points to a Harper's article (that's behind the subscription wall), "Jesus killed Mohammed: The crusade for a Christian military", that you can read HERE, at RigorousIntuition.ca.
Nathan Detroit, and Sky Masterson, in the middle of the desert, savin' souls ...
Who would'a thunk it?