Hi. There was a time when spirituality, more specifically, Christianity, strengthened the psyche of military endeavour. Most pertinently the British Army, which facilitated the last colonial empire in history, and its campaign of annexation of uncultured lands. There was a time when military commanders felt that they were charged with God's backing, and soldiers felt supervised by the supernatural order. The British Empire was morally justified as 'Divine Providence' by commanders and politicians of the time. The Anglo-Saxon protestants were headstrong, courageous and proven to be skilled at empire destroying and building. A few important milestones have occured since this type of thought: 1859 being the major one; the publication of Darwin's The Origin of Species, among later analyses of fossil records, carbon dating, tectonic plates, DNA, etc. It is difficult to hold 'faith' nowadays in view of this evidence, especially when most foibles are based on primitevly written texts and anecdotes. I believe the British Army is the best in the world. Do you as soldiers, officers, etc, feel a sense of celestial 'supervision', spirutally, morally, whatever, from where ever, now? Or is it not so much faith in scriptue, but faith in 'something'?. The British Army is rightfully though of as pragmatic, evolved, professional and comparatively well-educated to non-professional armies. With this in mind, is it rational to believe it has a kind of spiritual mission that others are bereft? Just thought I'd come and join in the forums and pose some (what I think are..) interesting philosophical questions.