In the wake of annoying liberals winning a recent court battle to tear down the 59-year-old Memorial Cross atop San Diego’s Mt. Soledad over the fear that a bored driver stuck in traffic on the 5 may convert to Christianity, heroic moves were recently made by the US Air Force and US Navy in removing dangerous Nativity scenes.
Unfortunately for them, people with too much time on their hands have some notable exceptions to their faux-outrage and selective anger.
Noting that the Cross Memorial on Soledad actually proselytizes for Christianity about as much as the generic crosses that adorn the necks of Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Cher or any other well-heeled trailer trash, when will the foaming-at-the-mouth anti-Christians take umbrage to all the other religious symbols used by the federal government?
Focusing only on the US Armed Forces, a quick internet search yields a number of ACLU lawsuit-worthy court cases in the larval stage that Libs seem to have missed.
The US Marines happen to be quite the offenders.
Not only does the use the Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 of Pensacola, Florida use the Shinto religion’s “Torii” as the largest feature on the unit’s emblem, so does the Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni, Japan.
Not to be outdone by the aviation side of the house, the 3d Battalion of the 3d Marine Regiment, the 2d Battalion of the 4th Marine Regiment and the Marine Security Force Battalion all use the Shinto Torii.
Other Oriental Religious Symbols Used…
The US Army recently unveiled its new logo for the 8th Infantry Division.
Other than the obvious Korean Dragon which is purely cultural, the dragon is also seen clutching something called the “Yeouiju” – a magic marble orb found in the Buddhist belief system.
U.S. Army Medical Command Korea has centered on its logo the Taegeuk, the Korean version of the Chinese Yin and Yang (balance or harmony) which is essential to the Eastern quasi-religion/philosophy of Taoism.
Departing the Mysterious East, the federal government has also has twice incorporated symbolism from Native American religious beliefs.
The US Army’s 45 Infantry Division has a depiction of the American Indian Thunderbird, which Princeton University tells us is the Lakota name for Wakį́yą, meaning “sacred”, and kįyą, meaning “winged.”
The Tigers of Princeton also enlightens us that the “Thunderbird was said to reside on the top of a mountain, and was the servant of the Great Spirit. The Thunderbird only flew about to carry messages from one spirit to another. It was also told that the Thunderbird controlled rainfall.”
In other words, the 45th official symbol is a religious symbol.
Interestingly enough, prior to World War II, the 45th symbol was the Swastika.
Not the Nazi kind, but the American Indian kind that was used extensively in the earliest tribal religions of the indigenous Americans.
While I await the ACLU & Friends are sure to file a lawsuit against the Pentagon over attempting to destroy the Constitution, I vow never to log onto the ObamaCare website as a show of solidarity with my unbelieving amigos.