26 Apr '15, 5pm

Are Atheist Chaplains Needed in the Military? | Atheist Revolution #atheist #military

Are Atheist Chaplains Needed in the Military? | Atheist Revolution #atheist #military

Stained glass window, U. S. Pentagon, honoring the Four Chaplains, USAT Dorchester, 1943 (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Using data from a recent Christianity Today article , Hemant Mehta (Friendly Atheist) wrote a post a couple days ago in which he noted that (1) there are more atheists than Southern Baptists among active duty military personnel, and (2) there are far more military chaplains who are Southern Baptists. And by far more, he shared that there are 437 Southern Baptist chaplains compared with 0 atheist or humanist chaplains. That is quite a difference. If I am to be honest, I must admit that I am struggling a bit here to wrap my head around why non-religious individuals (i.e., atheists, secular humanists) serving in the military might want access to a non-religious chaplain. I can certainly understand why non-religious individuals would want access to professionals ...

Full article: http://www.atheistrev.com/2015/04/are-atheist-chaplains-n...

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