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#357715 - 10/29/08 11:51 PM CoS and the British Army
Tuoni Offline


Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 4
Loc: England
A bit of background... I've said in my intro that I'm close to joining the Cos. Having realised it's an expense I can afford and my outgoings can swallow, I'm *this* close to doing it. This is my problem:

I'm an active serviceman in the British army. I realise that being a member of the CoS is a personal thing, but since being a member of the CoS is (basically) prohibited by the British Army, should I withhold the fact that I am a Satanist until I get asked of my religion? What are your suggestions for that point?

I realise since my attestation I will probably never get asked my religion again, but, as I say, being a CoS member is basically prohibited by the British Army. I'm not quite sure what the correct course of action would be.


Edited by Tuoni (10/29/08 11:55 PM)
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#357719 - 10/30/08 12:16 AM Re: CoS and the British Army [Re: Tuoni]
Phineas Offline
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Registered: 08/16/06
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You are a programmer, student and active service member?

When do you sleep? grin

Satanism does not seek martyrs. If being a COS member causes legal problems, perhaps you should wait to join after you leave the service.
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#357724 - 10/30/08 12:24 AM Re: CoS and the British Army [Re: Phineas]
Tuoni Offline


Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 4
Loc: England
Originally Posted By: Phineas
You are a programmer, student and active service member?
I am a freelance programmer of 8 years, studying a Computer Science degree, and an active member of the services smile I didn't realise they had to be mutually exclusive!

Originally Posted By: Phineas
When do you sleep? grin
not often smile

Originally Posted By: Phineas
Satanism does not seek martyrs. If being a COS member causes legal problems, perhaps you should wait to join after you leave the service.
OK. Thanks, Magister.
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#357738 - 10/30/08 02:33 AM Re: CoS and the British Army [Re: Tuoni]
Drake_Bamboozle Offline
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Registered: 06/25/02
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Loc: England
>> but since being a member of the CoS is (basically) prohibited by the British Army <<

What do you mean by "basicallly"

It either is or it isn't.

For you, I would agree with Magister Phineas. You don't seem ready and it's probably best that you wait.

But what you state might come as a shock to many of our members who are serving in the forces. Some of them quite open in regards to their affiliation.
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#357786 - 10/30/08 08:28 AM Re: CoS and the British Army [Re: Drake_Bamboozle]
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Banned sanity challenged dude

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 24
Only Church of Clergy and Moderators are allowed to respond in the Questions forum.


Edited by Ygraine (10/30/08 09:34 AM)
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