Dwelling on the reality of service doesn't really fit in with the mentality of success or mind-set of anyone in the armed forces.
But if your mentality is to play offense, you then think: Fine.
That mentality is what some atheist thinkers believe quietly promotes magical thinking, condoning it via liberal tolerance.
mentality men·tal·i·ty (měn-tāl'ĭ-tē)
The sum of a person's intellectual capabilities or endowment.