Thursday, December 06, 2012

Senior Cadet quits West Point over the pervasiveness of God

 A cadet at West Point has decided to quit the academy because of the presence of prayers and religious activities that he finds offensive. Well.....not exactly. It seems that this recruit having been told that he won't be graduated and become an officer, due to his existing clinical depression, has now decided to make a political statement and attempt to use his pending dismissal from the academy as a soap box to justify attacking other cadets adn senior officers who are Christians.

Go ahead, read the intro and then follow the link to the rest of the report. If you are either a Christian or a constitutionalist, it should make your blood boil to see the system abused by someone like this individual.

As reported by the Associated Press
A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets.

Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional prevalence of religion in the military.

"I've been trying since I found that out: What can I do? What can I possibly do to initiate the change that I want to see and so many other people want to see?" Page said. "I realized that this is one way I can make that change happen."

Page criticized a culture where cadets stand silently for prayers, where nonreligious cadets were jokingly called "heathens" by instructors at basic training and where one officer told him he'd never be a leader until he filled the hole in his heart. In announcing his resignation this week on The Huffington Post, he denounced "criminals" in the military who violate the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution.

1 comment:

XtnYoda said...

I'm sure glad he quit! If the presumed pressure he felt there had such an emotional impact on him I would hate to have seen how he would react when hot lead started to come his way on a battle field!