Saturday, April 6, 2013

We Have Met The Enemy, And It Is Papists

If you want to read something that instills confidence and warm/fuzzy feelings about our government, don't read this post.

Apparently, a training brief for the Army Reserves lists a few groups that are examples of "religious extremism." It has a few of the usual suspects: Al Qaeda, Hamas, Evangelicals, Catholics.

That's right. Christians are on the list.

The Archdiocese for the Military Services notes with concern that a U.S. Army Reserve Equal Opportunity training brief lists Catholicism and Evangelical Christianity as examples of “religious extremism” alongside such violent groups as al-Qaeda, Hamas, and the KKK (no word on whether the Department of Homeland Security concurs).

Does this mean that they want us to all be Episcopalians or something?

In case you're wondering if this is a hoax, the Archdiocese for Military Services has issued a statement on the matter.

The Archdiocese is astounded that Catholics were listed alongside groups that are, by their very mission and nature, violent and extremist.

There's an evangelicals joke in there somewhere.

Anyways, there's clearly nothing to worry about here because the Army says this is an isolated incident. Well, hell, I feel a whole lot better now, don't you?

Just figured I'd let you folks know the score on that front.

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