I guess we just have to wait and see. Looks like it is a step forward, and the ACLU was involved. Our military is slow to change.
I think the one thing that struck me as odd is the line: "Currently no Humanist or Atheist chaplains approved for military service, though MAAF reports that there are a number of Atheist and Humanist chaplain assistants". I'm sorry, but Atheist Chaplain Assistants? I never heard of such a thing before.
I mean what next? An atheist Pope in an Atheist Vatican? When you receive atheist communion do you get a cracker and juice and and hear, "this is not the body and blood of anybody, we just thought you looked hungry".
as former military .... I think they just don't know what to call the "guy or girl you go to if you are an atheist/humanist and you just want to talk" LOL I mean we would probably call them a secular therapist
I had a long-time friend who would listen to me gripe on atheistic issues and say nothing although she was devoutly Christian. I lost her two years ago this month.
Well, this is the same religion that insists women should bear unwanted babies to full term, even if it results in the death of the mother. (That way, the child could be placed with good church-going, tithe-making Christian peoples and provide another little congregant.) If you ask me, they are the Church of Death.
James, my perception of the Christian religions are as "Churches of Death", too. My skin crawls when I read their sacred books and hear their points of belief. The claims of love, care, compassion, commitment, sacrifice, all result in hate, manipulation, exploitation, group-think, and opportunism.
There are some who reveal true compassion and they make claims that do not stand up to the writings of their scriptures. It is as though they have a little locked box in their head that is marked Hypocrisy is a Sacrament!
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