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foxhole

[′fäks‚hōl]
(ordnance)
A small pit used for cover, usually for one or two soldiers, and so constructed that an occupant can fire effectively from it.
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We scrunched down deep into our foxholes and I was wishing I could crawl into my helmet.
We incentivize the chain of command but do little to cultivate the foxhole. We keep trying to "re-form" government.
The theology that paints faith like a good insurance policy is foxhole theology, the kind of religion the German theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer spoke of when he wrote:
You may even know--or indeed be--an atheist in a foxhole: not the metaphorical kind, but the military kind, seeking shelter from enemy fire.
Because enemy shelling could be constant for six or seven days at a time, Soldiers were reluctant to leave their foxholes. Schuchert remembered that they would take turns leaving their shelter to fill the canteens of those who stayed in the foxhole.
In fact, some non-believers have reversed it by establishing a monument in Alabama to atheists in foxholes. One way or the other, I have to agree that it is a very clever observation.
"If there's no atheists in foxholes, then why aren't there more people
The people waiting to do their job stand silently with bowed heads, and I am reminded once again that there are no atheists in foxholes. Many shake my hand in silent thanks, and our eyes meet meaningfully.
Very simple: We were all lying in our personal foxholes, which we had dug, in spite of our fatigue, before going to sleep.
After a terrifying period of dodging bullets and burrowing into foxholes, he deliberately exposes his arm to enemy fire, hoping to be invalided home.
And now that you have polls showing that a majority of junior enlisted service members, the very people in foxholes who 'don't ask, don't tell' is supposed to support, favor lifting the ban, it's clear that policy change is inevitable."
The undercover work is handled quite nicely although the romance between the pair is rightfully kept on the backburner (lovemaking and atheism are not common in foxholes).