According to CNN, "each day, five U.S. soldiers try to kill themselves. Before the Iraq war began, that figure was less than one suicide attempt a day."
From Huffington Post.
In March 2008, this presentation, titled "A New Approach To Suicide Prevention: Developing Purpose-Driven Airmen," was shown at a commander's call that was mandatory for an estimated 1,000 of Lakenheath's Air Force personnel, and sent out by email to the entire base of over 5,000 the following day. As the use of the phrase "Purpose-Driven" in its title implies, also incorporated into this presentation is the wisdom of presidential candidate inquisitor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, a book that, second only to the Bible itself, is the most heavily promoted religious book in the military.The next slide examines chance v. design in our lives, suggesting that for non-believers, "man is center of the universe."
It gets SO much worse. Pat Tillman, a soldier killed by friendly fire, is used as a teaching tool to persuade people to embrace Christianity.
I'd love to know how much "Dr." Rick Warren is getting paid because you just KNOW he's not doing this for free.
BTW, Rick Warren awarded Bush the first International Medal of PEACE from the Global PEACE Coalition yesterday. Uh..., riiight.