November 13, 2011 on Fox News - via http://www.atheistmedia.com
you know.... I was with the father up until the end...... I don't like an atheist going for a chaplaincy role either because it's sort of the same thing as saying you want to be an Atheist Pastor.
He lost my vote when he said it is a good thing in the military that they encourage spiritual growth and that including an atheist chaplain diminishes the role of the chaplain.
Why don't they just hire psychologists...... or therapists.... or social workers.....
Fox News is the world's only news station with the combined intelligence capacity of a cashew.
I agree they shouldn't even have a chaplaincy program...they should just have a bunch of psychiatrists on staff.
As I’ve said before…Atheist Chaplains….. ummmmm …no…. I understand what they are trying to accomplish…. But let’s not use the term Chaplin. This is a no brainer.
umm.. can't he just use the word counselor?
As far as I understand (and I may be wrong), the military only has certain programs that you can work with. It's not like you can just say hey, I want to start this new program. So I think the atheist guy who wants to be a chaplain is just working within the system that exists. That's my take on it. I think it's not realistic for this priest to say that he should become a therapist or whatever, because he may not be able to do what he wants to do in that arena. It sounds like the guy wants to offer "spiritual" support for those in the military who do not believe in God, if that makes sense. Chaplains mentor and counsel people when they are ill, or have lost a loved one, etc...and I don't know if there is a program within the military structure that would allow a therapist or psychologist to do that in the same way. I personally think it's great that he's going for this. Atheists need guidance through existential questions, just like religious people do, so why not?
I'm afraid that pastor is a total idiot. I would have expected better from a spiritual leader. (Like CristinFaye says): as atheists, we face existential questions - spiritual questions - just the same as religious people. I'm sure as hell that soldiers do especially. So - what a bunch of hysterical nonsense. If I was in the army I would want an atheist chaplain.
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Started by J.Melton in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Simon Paynton 1 hour ago.
Started by Bob Servetus in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Pope Beanie 3 hours ago.
Started by Belle Rose in Small Talk. Last reply by matt.clerke 15 hours ago.
Started by Belle Rose in Advice. Last reply by Sagacious Hawk 20 hours ago.
Started by Belle Rose in Biology and Medicine. Last reply by Pope Beanie yesterday.
Sunday School January 15th 2017
Sunday School January 8th 2017
Sunday School January 1st 2017
Posted by Jake LaFort on January 18, 2017 at 12:56am
Posted by Brad Snowder on January 14, 2017 at 12:49pm
© 2017 Created by umar.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.