Got into a debate today. Someone challenged the notion that Marines guard the gates of heaven. It got spirited of course. The wrap up is... they do, I am certain of it.
Okay this has so many layers of ignorance that it actually makes my brain hurt just to read it.
First off of course is that the concept of heaven is a primitive artifice used to control the behaviors of the simple minded.
Secondly if there WERE a Heaven, access to it is by invitation only from what I understand, so who exactly are the Marines supposed to be guarding it against?
And thirdly, according to legend, the place was created, maintained, and let's assume protected by an omniscient creature of infinite power so who exactly poses a viable threat?
I know that Dakota is not exactly the sharpest pair of gardening shears in the shed, but damn this kind of thinking is something I would expect from a small child, not a grown man.
And this just makes me all the more concerned about this poor child.