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What would an atheist chaplain do?
Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-6-2013 | Bookworm

Posted on 06/06/2013 10:07:27 AM PDT by servo1969

Atheists aren’t limiting their attacks in religion in the military to demonizing Christians. It turns out they’re also agitating for their own chaplains. I find this amusing. I can just imagine the atheist chaplain in different military scenarios.

Atheist military chaplain on the eve of battle:

“You’re going into battle tomorrow. No one is watching over you; no one is at your side; and you’re not cradled in anyone’s divine love. Have fun and be careful.”


Atheist military chaplain in a fox hole:

“We’re going to die! We’re going to die! And after that . . . nothing!!!”


Atheist military chaplain at a dying soldier’s side:

“Please, my son, ignore the fact that your life had no meaning, your death will have been equally meaningless and, when you die, you’ll rot and turn to dust. Don’t worry. Be happy.”


Atheist military chaplain when soldier confesses that he has the urge to rape the enemy’s women:

“Well, I think that’s a very bad idea.”


My parodies are stupid, right? It’s not just that I’m a bad parodist (which I am). It’s that life in Obama’s America has moved beyond parody.


TOPICS: Humor; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: atheist; chaplain; christian; foxhole; military
Refer to:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/05/Atheists-Want-Their-Own-Military-Chaplains

1 posted on 06/06/2013 10:07:27 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

The tyical hard-core atheist is obsessed with religion, but in a negative way. They’re so full of hatred for anything related to the idea of God that they can’t even recognize it themselves. They’re far more fanatical than those they try to mock. So I imagine an athiest chaplain will be just the opposite of pious. They’ll be foul-mouthed, deeply troubled, spewing lies and baseless slander to the utmost of their ability. This might be just the thing to show Christians who voted for Obama the manner in which their vote serves God.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: servo1969
…atheism isn't exempt from analysis or critique of its real world consequences. Atheism is a metaphysical stance -- there are no gods and no God, there is no intrinsic purpose to existence, there is no natural moral law, there is no accountability in an afterlife. Those are quite explicit and consequential assertions, just as the negation of those assertions -- that there is a God, that there is a purpose to existence... -- is an explicit and consequential assertion. Atheism lacks liturgy. It does not lack beliefs and consequences. It lacks belief in God; it does not lack belief in the intrinsic consequences of God's non-existence. As Nietzsche emphatically noted, if God is dead, everything changes.

...atheism is to sin as alcoholism is to angst. Stupor-- metaphysical or medicinal-- is a denial of reality and a denial of consequences, which feels good for an evening or a weekend.
- Michael Egnor

The US Constitution assumed all human rights were bestowed to us by our Creator through Natural Law . A Humanistic belief would assume rights and morality are bestowed to us by ‘mankind’ based on circumstance.

How would our Declaration of Independence look without our ‘Creator’?

We hold no truths to be self-evident, that all (men) are evolved based on chance, that they are endowed by a mindless chemical process from a mindless universal algorithm with uncertain inalienable illusions that among these are a delusion of life, and the pursuit of happenstance. (See also Genesis 1 For Atheists )

If God is not responsible for our ‘rights’ and morality than who is?... Man? - Government?

A wise man once observed that while belief in God after the Holocaust may be difficult, belief in man after the Holocaust is impossible.

3 posted on 06/06/2013 10:27:43 AM PDT by Heartlander (Practice makes perfect if you mess up a few letters)
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To: servo1969

The world gets crazier ever friggin day.

50 years ago half of these people atheists, queers, Muslims, would have been afraid to open their mouths, Today they are destroying the country.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 10:32:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: servo1969

What would an atheist chaplain do?
Talk to dog.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 10:33:34 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

form a clubhouse which is which many (not all) of our pastors do.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 10:34:49 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: PeterPrinciple

as one pastor informed me when I questioned him about dressing up like Doris Day for a sunday evening event. The purpose of church was fellowship he explained to me.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 10:36:10 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: servo1969

Atheist’s funeral... all dressed up and no place to go.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 10:38:30 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: servo1969

The military is becoming more unglued every day. The leftists have been highly effective in spreading their tentacles of destruction into it.

Soon will come the day NAMBLA will be running the base day cares.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 10:39:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: servo1969
Why would an atheist need a Chaplain?

Why would an atheist become a "chaplain".

10 posted on 06/06/2013 10:39:29 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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What will the insignia be? A "question mark?" No, that would be for an agnostic...

Maybe just a black square, signifying "nothing."

Mark

11 posted on 06/06/2013 10:56:28 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: servo1969

The real answer is that military Chaplains have a LOT more to do than just direct religious actions, like civilian clergy. And I say this with considerable respect for military Chaplains, many of whom buckle under the pressure of their responsibilities, having nervous breakdowns or getting caught up in alcoholism, even in peacetime.

Things must be just hellish for Chaplains right now, because they often function as the unit morale officer, and with almost endemic PTSD, every moment they are not conducting essential services is spent counseling soldiers in psychological agony. Also suicide prevention.

Often they assist commanders with death notifications, act as the Red Cross representative for messages both ways, good and bad, and insure that personnel are not driven beyond their capabilities or suffer under bad leadership.

They are part of the process of conscientious objection, proper treatment of enemy POWs, both physically and spiritually, and can act as liaisons to local community religious leaders.

A lot of this would not apply to an atheist Chaplain, but a lot would, including referral to a religious Chaplain if requested.


12 posted on 06/06/2013 11:18:45 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: theDentist
What would an atheist chaplain do?
Talk to dog.

No, that's the dyslexic chaplain.

13 posted on 06/06/2013 2:37:22 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: servo1969

bookmark


14 posted on 06/06/2013 2:40:23 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: servo1969

15 posted on 06/06/2013 2:54:00 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: servo1969

This doesn’t bother me. The sad truth is that there are a lot of non-religious people out there who really don’t believe in anything and are put off by religion. If they want some Humanist-type person to talk to, so be it.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 2:56:46 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I saw an atheist meme that said something like, “it isn’t that we have nothing to live for, it’s that we have nothing to die for.”

So he could add, “Remember, you have nothing to die for so cower in the hole and hope for survival.”

Atheism must equal cowardice, as they have nothing to die for.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT by closed-minded conservative
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To: servo1969
Harvard has a Humanist/Agnostic/Atheist chaplain, and Stanford is doing the same.

It's basically just counseling though, curiously, both chaplains have studied at Harvard Divinity School.

The difference between today's Unitarian/Universalism and Humanism/Agnosticism/Atheism is pretty fuzzy.

18 posted on 06/06/2013 4:12:43 PM PDT by x
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To: sunny48

19 posted on 06/06/2013 5:48:28 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (As long as America's tolerence of failure is not overwhelmed by a desire to succeed, we will fail.)
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To: servo1969

actually they already have atheist chaplains. They are called psychologists.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 6:38:22 PM PDT by LadyDoc (T)
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To: servo1969
I say give them their atheist chaplains. Atheism should be recognized as what it is: a religious belief.

By clamoring for an atheist chaplain, they are finally admitting as much.

Once that is established, never again favor one religious belief over another. You can't ban, say, the Nativity, a Christian symbol at the behest of another religious belief.

Once banned, the ABSENCE of the Nativity is an atheist symbol.

21 posted on 07/23/2013 4:05:37 PM PDT by Washi
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