In this article it is mentioned that the Anla'Shok are a religious military order. I think they aren't. First only members of the military caste were members of it before Sinclair became Anla'Shok Na. In my opinion they wouldn't like to be called members of a religious order. At Drennan's book "To Dream in the City of Sorrows" Sinclair always emphasizes that they are NOT a religious order or similar. Anla'Shok training does not include religious elements like praying to a god or similar. It only includes ceremonials for lots of things that are used in all three castes and meditation that could be mistaken as religious elements, but they aren't. Foxy HF 09:29, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
- That's correct, Sinclair did say the following in To Dream in the City of Sorrows: -
- "..To explain who we are, I must first tell you who we are not. We are not a religious order..."
- "...You will find, however, that Ranger tradition is steeped in Minbari religious tradition, so if that bothers you, if you are not open-minded enough or secure enough in your own beliefs to be able to honor their traditions while keeping faith with your own, again, you'd be better off elsewhere..."
- "...The Rangers are a military group dedicated to nothing less than preserving the future and all life. Even our enemy's life, if possible. This is by the word of our founder, Valen. We are not looking to annihilate our enemy, only to defeat his aims of destruction. Never forget they are living beings also, however distorted their motives and actions appear to be."
- Blind Wolf 17:06, 17 April 2009 (UTC)