In Basic, if you have "no preference" you have to clean the barracks and toilets, as opposed to getting a break for an hour and sit in the church on Sunday. Why don't they just get an hour off to relax, as well? As such, we would lie about being religious so that we could go sit in the church for an hour an relax too. Shouldn't someone look into that and change that policy?
Answer by IhartU at 10:52 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
Here is why it is set up that way. By law, they have to allow time for worship if they person chooses too. If the military said, okay, you can have time from 11:00-12:00 to either go to a church service or stay in the barracks and have an hour of free time, then which one do you think most would choose? They would choose the free time. In basic it is all about training and molding a person to the way the military wants them. That is why they will make you do physical work while the others are at a church service.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:44 AM on Aug. 22, 2010
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Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:49 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Sorry if this offends anyone,BUT,I think an hour of church a week is a good thing for all soldiers. Its a shame people see it as a punishment.
not a big fan of the first amendment?
Answer by autodidact at 7:44 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 7:49 PM on Aug. 22, 2010