"Spiritually fit" for the Army?

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    Jan 07, 2011 12:15 PM GMT
    It's not just "spiritual" but somehow for the Army they have to include the term "fitness."

    Who says being less spiritual isn't more "spiritually fit" in the long run?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/06/army-faces-questions-over_n_805524.html]The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation learned in December that soldiers were being asked to respond to statements such as "I am a spiritual person" and "I believe there is a purpose for my life."

    If soldiers received a low score on their spiritual fitness questions, they received an assessment that said "Spiritual fitness is an area of possible difficulty for you. ... Improving your spiritual fitness should be an important goal."
    Capt. Paul Lester, a research psychologist with the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, said the follow-up "spiritual fitness modules" that are meant to help a soldier improve his or her spirituality are voluntary.

    "If you score low, you are not required to take the modules," he said. "You take it at your own volition."

    He emphasized that despite the scoring of the questionnaire, no one is considered to have failed it.

    "It is not a test," he said. "You don't pass or fail. You take the questionnaire and we provide tailored feedback to how you do overall."

    Lester said scientific research links spirituality with positive coping skills and decreased odds of attempting suicide. "That's what the peer-reviewed research shows," he said.
  • Menergy_1

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    Jan 07, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif Oh, please make it stop.....the craziness and intrusion that is.