As a former Marine, I must say you caught the essence of what is the back of each of our mind's. It may sound like bravado to those on the outside, but we pride ourselves on never turning away or giving up, no matter what. When I served as an infantryman, the men around me were very vulgar and earthy at times, but nobody shyed away from prayer and most of my brothers were believers. I miss those days, days of being around people who didn't backstab, called things as they were and were proud of their God, Country, Corps and themselves. I wish we had more men like the Marines I served with in the church today, let alone in society.
Thank you and Semper Fi!