Monday, August 23, 2010

Moses Rock

You might have heard recent reports of US soldiers being punished for refusing to attend a concert. As somebody who grew up listening to what was fondly called Jesus Rock, I see another angle on the story that goes beyond religious tolerance: maybe the soldiers stayed away simply because they didn't like the band. I doubt that anywhere in the Army Manual it makes "rocking out" compulsory but the implication is disturbing, that our defenders of liberty might one day instead of shaved heads have mullets.


Mike Golch said...

I always thought that attending concerts like that are VOLENTARY,not Mandatory.

James MacAdam said...

I don't know that there is much voluntary about the military, Mike, but "spiritual fitness" doesn't appear to be high on the list.