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Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

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Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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We Are All In This Together. We are all Americans.


I assume you have encountered a disagreeable episode in one of your groups. I don't see any discussion posted currently which indicate an religious bashing. If it happens in one of your groups, then contact the group creator or admin. If the creator of the group is long-gone and there are no admins, then contact Colleen, the Navy For Moms admin. There are a number of Christian based groups on this side and they are very active (Prayer Wall and Christian Chat) with many members who would welcome your participation. To the best of my recollection, we don't have many groups based on other religions. But all groups should be welcomed on this site.

My opinion.

We are all Americans - don't care where you came from, what you believe - remember where you are and the country to which you owe allegiance.

I don't believe we should be bashing anyone based on religion, race, gender, gay/straight, appearance, ethnicity. It is hard enough to sustain a livelihood as it is.


Note:  I am being sincere. I expect the same from all responders. All responses will be published. Please do not use foul language.

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Comment by lemonelephant on February 26, 2013 at 10:44pm

She's referring to Theological Aside.....

Comment by sailorwifenmom on February 26, 2013 at 11:03pm

I'm genuinely confused.  Why is the fact that someone gets comfort from their faith as they walk the path of someone who loves someone in the military, something to be upset about?  I read that post as saying, in good times and bad times, she gets comfort from her faith.  <shrug> I don't know why that is offensive, unless there was more to it than it appears to someone just reading what was put on the blogs.... 

And I agree with you - everyone is deserving of respect, whether we share sexual preferences, political views, religious beliefs, skin color, whatever.... After all, it's "easy" to defend the rights and beliefs of those you agree with or who are like you.... the true test of a patriot is one who also defends the beliefs and rights of those who are not like you, and whose views you do not share.... We are all deserving of that.

Comment by lemonelephant on February 26, 2013 at 11:19pm

sailorwifenmom, those just starting out on this journey take offense to all kinds of things that won't bother them so much later on. I knew when I saw Emma's post that some might not appreciate it and I am with her in praising the Lord no matter what happens as long as I'm not getting a knock on my door from someone in a Navy uniform--and then I will still praise the Lord, but it will be a little harder for a while.

Comment by BunkerQB on February 27, 2013 at 12:04am

OK. I see now where the problem might be. Hmmmmmm  I was thinking of a different situation but equally volatile.

Comment by lemonelephant on February 27, 2013 at 2:09am

There is one in a Navy uniform that I'd love to have knock on my door sometime in the next couple of weeks.  It would be great to have both my son and daughter under the same roof while they are both on the same continent and that would have me giving extra praises to the Lord. (Sigh)

Comment by BunkerQB on February 27, 2013 at 3:03am

lemonelephant - that would be very, very special.

Comment by Anti M on February 27, 2013 at 10:00am

For those with a long memory of this board, someone once posted a Wiccan prayer, and some prayers of other faiths.  Some people took huge offense and screamed at the poster, and at anyone who had supported her.  An all faiths groups was begun.  It was quickly overrun with scripture bashing pagans and non-Christians each time a pagan or someone of a different faith posted.  It was very ugly.  People left the board.  The group closed.  

I am a pagan.  I don't care who worships what, or not at all, but honestly, there are plenty of blogs and posts and gifs and poems I just skip because they're so religious, and not in line with my beliefs.  It gets aoppresive and I feel distant from those who praise constantly because I am pretty much assured they'll jump on me for not being a Christian.  It has happened before.

I rarely post pagan posts because it just isn't worth the trouble it stirs up.   Freedom of religion means any religion.  Even a lack of religion.  But we don't' practice what we preach here.

I feel she has every right to post what she posted.  It isn't popular, but it is how she feels.  If I'm reading it right, my interpretation is she is saying God is good even when your sailor doesn't call or write.  Not bashing the religion, but the people who engage in the practice of attributing every little thing to a deity.  I get that.  

Much love to you all.  io

Comment by Anti M on February 27, 2013 at 10:00am

Sorry about the typos!

Comment by Anti M on February 27, 2013 at 10:48am

Life is a can of worms.  

Mmmm, worms.

Comment by sailorwifenmom on February 27, 2013 at 11:22am

Anti M, I am a Christian, and I have no problem with any pagan prayer you would want to post. A good friend of mine that I've known since my kids were literally potty training is Pagan. Other dear friends of mine are Atheist, and some are Agnostic. As much as I believe with 100% of who I am in my God, I respect that they believe what they do with 100% of who they are. After all, how can I want mine respected and not respect theirs in return....

I'm sorry to hear there were problems with this in the past, and I sincerely hope there isn't another round of problems with it starting :-( (Though, if the person that was upset was one bashed in the past, and torn down for her faith, then being so upset over someone taking comfort in their faith makes more sense now...)


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