Talk:Rifleman's Creed

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I didn't have to learn that stupid xxxx creed out in 3rd btn, 3013 india company when I was at Parris Island. And I still don't know the mother xxxx. So it's not factual that all Marines are required to know it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 00:24 UTC, April 4, 2006

Well, oorah, hard-charger. Your Corps is proud. Kafziel 00:30, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
My platoon wasn't required to learn it at Parris Island in 1979. I never once heard it at Parris Island.

Other Media[edit]

You could add that the industrial music band Combichrist performs a song called "This Is My Rifle" and uses clips of the Rifleman's Creed in it.

I'd do it, but anything I write on this fucking site gets deleted —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:13, 7 March 2007 (UTC).

In Neal Stephensons book Cryptonomicon the character Bob Shaftoe wrote a Haiku version of the shortened creed.


Is this parody suitable for the article ? /PER9000 09:24, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Not relevant to the article, but pretty funny. Wait until somebody says "There are many bicycles. There are many like it, but this one is mine." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:12, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Is this the Family Guy clip of Joe reciting "This is My Wheelchair." If so, I'd adovocate it as relevant in terms of "Appearance in Popular Culture." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:14, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
The Family Guy clip is already mentioned. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 10:56, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

"The creed is often taught to all Marines"[edit]

Often taught to Marines or taught to all Marines? Judging by the first comment, I'm going to go with the former. (talk) 04:12, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

He may not have learned it, but he was taught it. Kafziel Complaint Department 04:40, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

The Happening[edit]

Private Auster in the 2008 film The Happening is a soldier in the U.S. Army, not a Marine. Therefore, this film should not be listed as a reference alongside Full Metal Jacket and Jarhead.

Original Text[edit]

Why does each paragraph except the last one in the "original text" section appear to be truncated? "I will...." "We will hit..." " We will..." Is this an error? --MicahBrwn (talk) 19:24, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

No, it's not an error, it's written with the ellipses. It's a creed, so at the last part of each section the people reciting it are pledging to perform the required action. For instance, it's basically saying, "I know it's important to hit my target. And I will hit it." And that leads into the next section. Kafziel Complaint Department 06:01, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Turing creed[edit]

In 2010, Colombian artist "9000" created a piece entitled "Turing Creed", based on the Rifleman's Creed with "computer" substituted for "rifle".

It has been done before by User Friendly in this comic but I'm not sure about its notability. BytEfLUSh | Talk! 20:16, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Grammatical error[edit]

I love how the Creed is criticized for a grammatical error with a grammatical error, no doubt unintentional, which I will leave untouched because the irony is too funny. Semper Fi.