Skip to comments.Tortured Military Logic, Tortured a Bit Further [Vanity]
Posted on 03/14/2013 6:47:50 PM PDT by dagogo redux
When a Muslim writes down even a few verses from the Quran on a piece of paper, that immediately gets that same protected status.
Thus said the courageous military chaplain who was awarded a Bronze Star for his exceptionally good Power Point presentation on Muzzie sensitivity.
But the logic eludes me: help me out here, fellow Freepers.
In this day of Power Point presentation files and electronic recording, I would think that anything stored on a hard drive or a computer chip would also be considered to be of the same basic nature as something written on paper. Ergo, a hard drive or computer chip with even a few verses of the Quran on it should get the same protected status as an actual Quran. Right? We should be unable to destroy or delete such things, according to this chaplain, decorated for his brave, deep thinking.
Now take this another step with me. The artificial intelligence folks would tell us that the human brain stores data in a way analogous to a computer. Thus, any brain with even a few verses of the Quran recorded in it, either visually or aurally, would have the same religious valence as the Quran itself, and would have that same protected status.
Now, Moslem men are expected to memorize the entire Quran, and certainly every one of them has memorized at least a few verses. Killing them would, then, destroy the brains on which the Quran is written. Thus, their very lives should require that same protected status, and we should never be allowed to kill them. Doesn't this follow logically?
And does this logic then also apply to Christians, Jews, Hindus or Buddhists who have recorded even a few verses of their scriptures in their brains, or are the Muslims, perhaps, a special, protected class?
Where you have gone wrong is believing the media story on how this Chaplain earned his bronze star.
The Chaplain in question is a long time freeper in good status and the story isn’t what you think.
Here is a corrected version.
Nope, apparently not!
Well, from reading the other article, it appears that LTC Trainer was following orders. Chaplains are Soldiers, and are expected to obey all lawful orders.
As for him receiving a Bronze Star, that’s just Standard Operating Procedure. Today’s Bronze Star is different from the Bronze Star handed out in WWII.
I saw people fly to Iraq, spend the night, fly back the next day to the States and sew on a Combat Patch. That’s the way of bureaucracies, and the military is now just a big bureaucracy. The Chaplain met the same standard for receiving a Bronze Star that most recipients had to meet. There’s way bigger things to worry about.
Whether or not there is more to the Bronze Star than the original articles suggest, and whether whatever else there is rises to the level of what the Bronze Star meant when I was in years ago, my question is about the logic behind the statement that is quoted.
Is that quote accurate? Was that an accurate quote from the chaplain? And if so, and if the logic is extrapolated, my questions still stand.
If we assume that there was essentially a fanatical worship of Hitler by many in Germany before and during in WWII, and if we view “Mein Kampf” to be the record of his scared vision, why would we not have worried about the handling of that “scared text” that so fueled the savagery of the Third Reich, the way we feel compelled to worry about the sensitivity of the Muslims? We didn’t give respect to that Nazi prophet and his sacred writing, and we WON that war. Why should we show respect to any text that calls for our destruction and outlines the means to do so? Craziness. PC, weak-kneed craziness. Defend the guy if you like.
I’ll ping the chaplain and you can ask.
I believe digital memory has rights equal to pen and paper. Analog numbers, letters, punctuation, etc are the equal of ones and zeros representing numbers, letters, punctuation, etc.
Perhaps the logic ends when the numbers, letters, punctuation, etc belongs to an entity that is not required to testify against itself. That is to say, the numbers, letters, punctuation, etc. are there but you cant have them.