Should a US soldier be compared to Jesus Christ?

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
July 1, 2007 6:55pm CST
I received an e-letter from my aunt, that I read today, and was disturbed by. It started, ALL Businesses should say over the phone, "good morning, welcome to the United States of America press one for english~ press two to hold until you can speak english, and remember, two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ, and the American Soldier. one died for your soul, the other for your freedom." Now, I don't mean to analyze this one to death, but it disturbed me. In a way, they were comparing a soldier to Jesus Christ? What the....????
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• United States
2 Jul 07
Even though my son is a soldier in the U. S. Army, I have to agree it is a bit disturbing.I doubt they intended to compare our soldiers to Jesus, but that certainly is the way it sounds.I do love the press one for English, two to hold until you can speak English. Maybe instead of using the line of only two defining forces, etc.. They should say "Remember, we are the land of the free because of the brave". That is my favorite description of our military men and women.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I think that you are on target there! "Remember we are the land of the free, because of the brave" is awesome! I have friends in the military, and a brother too! so, I was kind of shocked by the e-mail,really.
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• United States
22 Jul 07
..wow.. I never even heard that before! "We are the land of the free, because of the brave" that is. I like that.. and somehow (to me) it seems less 'abrasive' than the other one..
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
2 Jul 07
It can't be compared. It's like trying to compare an apple to an orange. I don't know if that is what the intent is but I think that well it is in a strange context. It does sound disturbing. I'm not sure if anyone is really thinking on that one. Maybe it wasn't intentional, maybe it was.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Well, it started out so well, and then it just went to crapola. And, it is rare that my Aunt would send me a poor quality chain letter, so I am suspecting someone didn't think about it much before they sent it. (like my auntie) she means well though.
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• United States
2 Jul 07
They shouldn't be compared.That statement assumes that they are speaking to a Christian. That is what I don't like about it. I would write the company and try to get that recording stopped. And if they won't stop, I would boycott them. What does my soul have to do with Christ if I am not a Christian? And why bring American soldiers into it?
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
2 Jul 07
well, it actually started out as a joke, and then went into a statement actually. or, maybe it was just being ??? weird? It came with pictures and everything, and the more I started thinking about it, I think it was meant as an insult to Americans in general. Because we honor our vets, right? and, many Americans think the Official Language SHOULD be English. it was just kind of weird, that's all.
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• United States
2 Jul 07
Oh it was supposed to be funny.Okay.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Now, I am one who likes to see humor, really! I just didn't see it here, and in a way, it is borderline offensive, to the point it made no sense.
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• Kottayam, India
8 Jul 07
It is rather ridiculous,disgusting,& nauseating to compare Jesus Christ with anybody, meanwhile soldiers are heroes of our country.
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