More Military Bible Stories that Couldn’t Happen Today
The Stars and Stripes published an AP story about Catherine Corpening receiving, after a 75-year absence, the World War II Bible her father had been issued:
When [her father] Ira Royster enlisted in the Army in September 1942, he received this book, a pocket-sized New Testament with an introduction by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Royster wrote his name in the Bible and, as did many other soldiers, probably placed it in his shirt pocket, where it offered a shield of protection for his heart should a bullet or a piece of shrapnel come flying his way.
It’s a poignant story for the 76-year old Corpening who barely knew her father.
What’s sad, though, is people don’t seem to realize the very foundation of that story could never happen today.
What do you think would happen if the US military issued every basic trainee a New Testament with an inscription from President Trump encouraging them to read it?
It’s a shame that, as a Nation, we recognize the value and beauty in our past, yet prohibit the very existence of that value and beauty for our future.