Here's a poor guy putting in on the line in Iraq and getting shit for his religious beliefs.
He doesn't believe in god, what nerve! It's unamerican!
Here's how it went, "It eventually came out in Iraq in 2007, when he was in a firefight. Hall was a gunner on a Humvee, which took several bullets in its protective shield. Afterward, his commander asked whether he believed in God, Hall said.
"I said, 'No, but I believe in Plexiglas,' " Hall said. "I've never believed I was going to a happy place. You get one life. When I die, I'm worm food."
The issue came to a head when, according to Hall, a superior officer, Maj. Freddy J. Welborn, threatened to bring charges against him for trying to hold a meeting of atheists in Iraq. Welborn has denied Hall's allegations."
Real enemy-of-the-state stuff, eh?
When I got to Navy boot camp they asked us our religions for our dog-tags. I told the guy, oh, just put "no preference." He told me that everybody in boot-camp had a religion, including me, now what is it. I considered it and offered, "Buddhist," which at the time actually was a flippant answer, now not so much so. He responded, "that's not one of the choices, it's either Catholic, Protestant or Jewish. I'm putting you down as a protestant, you're protesting something."