posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 09:43 PM
At first I was wondering whether your story was a fake, but after thinking about it for a while, I'm thinking it's possible.
When I was in college I was seriously stressed, especially when my girlfriend broke up with me. I went to a therapist seeking help. One of the first
things she asked me was whether I believed in God. I said I did. She spent every session harping on that one thing, trying to talk me out of
believing in God. We never got to the stress or the girlfriend. Just talked about my belief in God - and I'm not even a Christian, not evangelical
at all. I just believe.
Many people in psychology think that if you believe in God, you have psychiatric problems. After all, you believe in an invisible entity; you talk,
and maybe hear from, something that no one can see. Must be crazy, right?
I imagine that in the Army, they take a dim view of people who express a relationship with God. They want to be your commanding officers, not God.
Guys who do wind up blowing people away sometimes claim God told them to do it; so I could see where Captain Schwartz might have been a bit worried.
In the Army, commanding officers are a popular target.
I don't think his response was appropriate. In fact, as far as I know, it's none of his business what your religious beliefs are. I know, have fun
refusing to talk about it to your commanding officer, but still, he was out of line.
The way I look at such a question, if "God" told me to shoot someone, I'd have to have some mighty convincing proof that it was God, and not me
going crazy. I mean, He's almighty. If he wants to take someone out, He doesn't need me to do it.