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Stone Circle Added to Worship Areas at Air Force Academy

posted by Gus diZerega

Yes, right in the heart of where the Christian Right did its
best to turn our airmen into zealots for Jesus,  a stone circle has been officially
added
 to worship facilities at our Air
Force Academy near Colorado Springs. The article from the Academy
itself shows Tech. Sgt. Robert Longcrier consecrating the new circle with white
sage.  I can barely imagine, if
that, the difficulties he and our other brothers and sisters in the service

had to go through for this to happen. 

It is wonderful news at so many levels and in so many ways
that I’ll simply leave it up to you guys to explore them.  You’ll probably come up with some I’d
miss.

My thanks to Niyati for tipping me off.

On this, my heart sings.

UPDATE

Celia’s Symbol Song is really appropriate here.



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FalconJoe

posted January 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm


I just graduated from there last May and never heard or saw anything about this. I walked by the circle’s location all the time on the way from Sijan to the visitors center. Not a bad spot.



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Cheryl Hill

posted January 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm


I hope this Circle stands unmolested. Note in this article the paragraph that mentions what happened to the one in Fort Hood:
“The Fort Hood Open Circle was vandalized on four separate occasions from 1999 to 2000, including an incident Oct. 27, 2000, in which the half-ton limestone altar was destroyed outright.”



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pagansister

posted January 30, 2010 at 10:04 pm


EXCELLENT! This country stands for freedom of religion. There is no reason why we shouldn’t have a place to celebrate our faith. Gold Star for the AFA.



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Kieran Conroy

posted February 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm


That unfortunate incident aside, my time in seminary has brought me into contact with many open-minded, proud chaplains in the US military across several of its branches, who believe firmly in long-stadding policies respecting religious pluralism. While one may run into some narrowminded folks in some places, its my sense this represents the broader work of many of our chaplains.
As a Christian, the brother to a serviceman, and friend to many more I’m proud to see the men and women putting their lives on the line for our freedoms are also being given their full rights to those freedoms of worship.
The irony, of course is that many of the fiercest opposition I’ve seen around the net on this news has been from Christians who apparently agree with the very terrorists we’re fighting — the government should become a theocracy that regulates what religions are “valid” in our country. No thanks the Christian Sharia law, I suggest these people-reread both their Constitutions and their history books.



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