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House Refuses to Fund ĎAtheist Chaplainsí at Defense Department
Cybercast News Service ^ | July 25, 2013 - 5:49 PM | Shannon Quick

Posted on 07/27/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai

House members voted Tuesday to bar the use of federal funds to hire “atheist chaplains” at the Department of Defense after Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) reminded his colleagues that the concept didn’t make any sense.

“It’s just total nonsense, the idea of having a chaplain who is an atheist,” Fleming told fellow House members. “When it comes to the idea of an atheist chaplain, which is an oxymoron—it’s self-contradictory—what you’re really doing is now saying that we’re going to replace the true chaplains with non-chaplain chaplains.”

Speaking about the current DOD rules for chaplains on the House floor, Fleming said: “Chaplains must possess appropriate education credentials, two years of religious leadership experience, and more importantly, must receive an endorsement from a qualified religious organization attesting to the tenants of the endorser’s faith…In June this body twice affirmed that the military is not permitted to appoint atheist chaplains.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 113th; atheistchaplains; atheists; chaplain; congress; dod; federalspending; johnfleming; louisiana; military

1 posted on 07/27/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“Atheist chaplain” - isn’t that an oxymoron?

WAY more moron than oxy...


2 posted on 07/27/2013 12:17:51 PM PDT by alloysteel (Unattended children will be given a Red Bull and a free Kazoo. Reminds me of Congress...)
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To: Olog-hai

In June this body twice affirmed that the military is not permitted to appoint atheist chaplains.” …

It’s ok, they’ll just call them commissars.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 12:19:04 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: alloysteel
“Atheist chaplain” - isn’t that an oxymoron?

Yep, like "Military Intelligence."

4 posted on 07/27/2013 12:19:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Atheist chaplains? Has the Pentagon legalized drug use there or is it just all of the “medical” marijuana they’re smoking?


5 posted on 07/27/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: Olog-hai

“It’s just total nonsense,”

Well, guess what: In this day and age total nonsense has triumphed.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dfwgator

My veteran brother’s comment when someone said that military justice is to justice as military music is to music: “I like military music.”


7 posted on 07/27/2013 12:36:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...
“Atheist chaplain” - isn’t that an oxymoron?

Yep, like "Military Intelligence."

8 posted on 07/27/2013 12:54:39 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Has the Pentagon legalized drug use there or is it just all of the “medical” marijuana they’re smoking?

Worse. Their commander in chief is a drug using commie.

9 posted on 07/27/2013 12:58:15 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder if the Soviet army had such chaplains.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 1:32:28 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

They were called “Political Commissars.”


11 posted on 07/27/2013 1:33:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Otherwise known as DEMOCRATS.


12 posted on 07/27/2013 2:27:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Well, boys, we’re about to hit the beach. I know you’re nervous. Some of you aren’t going to make it. Some of you aren’t going to come back. Just remember, you’re headed to complete oblivion and no one will even remember you ever lived. Glad to help.”


13 posted on 07/27/2013 2:33:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
...voted Tuesday to bar the use of federal funds to hire "atheist chaplains" at the Department of Defense after Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) reminded his colleagues that the concept didn’t make any sense.

14 posted on 07/27/2013 3:01:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Olog-hai
“atheist chaplains”

I'm sorry; but, am I missing something? Isn't "atheist chaplain" an oxymoron?

15 posted on 07/27/2013 3:19:48 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Olog-hai

“It’s just total nonsense, the idea of having a chaplain who is an atheist,”

May God and even the concept of pure reason bless this man for saying this.

I’ve been thinking that atheists are turning atheism into a religion, but as so often is the case these days, it’s impossible to keep up with the stupidity of the Left.


16 posted on 07/27/2013 6:29:12 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Olog-hai; alloysteel; zot

I’m sure that UCLA, Harvard or some secular dominated school will be happy to create a course to train atheist chaplains, even to produce atheist priests, abbots, and popes.


17 posted on 07/27/2013 7:15:44 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Yeah, some schools would train atheist chaplains, and some religious organizations would endorse them.


18 posted on 07/27/2013 7:48:09 PM PDT by zot
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To: ASA Vet

Hey, now wait a minute. I’ve spent much of my career in Military Intelligence... :-)


19 posted on 11/20/2013 1:12:54 PM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey, in theory, as long as they put together a sponsoring organization and standardize credentialing, experience, and doctrine, I have no problem with it. Of course, standardizing atheism is sort of like standardizing anarchy, but that’s not my problem, is it?


20 posted on 11/20/2013 1:17:44 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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