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"Saint Robert Heinlein" 
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Post "Saint Robert Heinlein"
"Patron Saint of the Agnostic Soldier"


Read the whole thing

So with one last word
To one last god
I trust myself to your care
Because, Venus, after all,
Your human form is the only one
I can honestly say
I ever truly worshipped

And that's very Heinleinian, indeed.

"There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk 'his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor' on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else."

Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:52 pm
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Post Re: "Saint Robert Heinlein"
Very interesting! Thanks for the link, RobertPearson.

Tom Kendall

Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:07 pm
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Post Re: "Saint Robert Heinlein"
My thanks, too. My military experience was similar, though I had less evangelicals around me in my time than he did. His poem is outstanding and I wish I'd had that to carry with me when I was serving.

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