Right-wing activist Bryan Fischer has written an opinion piece advising that atheists be barred from serving in the military
. This is a promising idea, although Fischer does not go far enough.
I propose a sliding scale of service options. Fundamentalists will be given extremely hazardous combat duties, with the most fervent zealots being sent out on suicide missions. Truly annoying proselytizers will be ordered to disarm explosive devices. (I see no need to train them. Just tell 'em to cut the green wire and pray.) Fundies in the Army will not receive body armor and fundies in the Air Force will be allowed no parachutes. God will protect them. Meanwhile, the more moderate believers -- the kind who attend services only on Christmas and Easter, the folks whose idea of Deep Theology is humming along with Jesus Christ Superstar
-- can cook and sweep and clean the latrines. Agnostics and people who lean toward a vague pantheism will receive cushy gigs in finance and other "chairforce" positions.
should thin the herd nicely.