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(Huffington Post)   America's first atheist chaplain finds out if God exists   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 37
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2014-01-22 09:23:22 PM
All dressed up and no place to go.
 
2014-01-22 09:42:33 PM
Isn't "Atheist Chaplain" a bit of an oxymoron?
 
2014-01-22 09:45:11 PM
My guess is that all soldiers, regardless of religion or affiliation, go to Valhalla, or Fólkvangr.
 
2014-01-22 09:46:22 PM

ELMiller: Isn't "Atheist Chaplain" a bit of an oxymoron?


This is how an Atheist Chaplain would look like:

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2014-01-22 09:47:00 PM
But he'll find a way to come back and tell us if he doesnt exist..  right?
 
2014-01-22 09:53:42 PM
Hard to find out if gods exists if you cease to exist upon death.
 
2014-01-22 09:53:51 PM
War is a religion.
 
2014-01-22 10:00:26 PM
Spoiler alert: nope. Sweet nothingness, same as before you were alive.
 
2014-01-22 10:08:49 PM
Chaplain is such a grandiose label for what basically amounts to uncertified counselors.

I guess everyone's got to have a hobby.
 
2014-01-22 10:09:40 PM

That Guy Jeff: Spoiler alert: nope. Sweet nothingness, same as before you were alive.


You sound so sure.
 
2014-01-22 10:11:47 PM

CygnusDarius: My guess is that all soldiers, regardless of religion or affiliation, go to Valhalla, or Fólkvangr.


Sto'vo'kor. Where, without doubt, they shall meet Kahless.

/Qa'plah, brothers
 
2014-01-22 10:16:52 PM

CygnusDarius: My guess is that all soldiers, regardless of religion or affiliation, go to Valhalla, or Fólkvangr.


If I get a choice could I go to Mag Mell?
 
2014-01-22 10:19:33 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That Guy Jeff: Spoiler alert: nope. Sweet nothingness, same as before you were alive.

You sound so sure.


Yup, I've been there. I'll sell you a book that tells you all about it.
 
2014-01-22 10:24:39 PM
He helped people feel better about their place in life and death.  He helped people deal with some very important ideas about how they lived their lives when their lives involved killing.  Good for him.
 
2014-01-22 10:37:53 PM

Aquapope: He helped people feel better about their place in life and death.  He helped people deal with some very important ideas about how they lived their lives when their lives involved killing.  Good for him.


Uhm, if I read the article right, he was a university chaplain, not a military chaplain.
 
2014-01-22 10:40:27 PM

Mirandized: Aquapope: He helped people feel better about their place in life and death.  He helped people deal with some very important ideas about how they lived their lives when their lives involved killing.  Good for him.

Uhm, if I read the article right, he was a university chaplain, not a military chaplain.


So basically he sold t-shirts to Harvard hipsters and neckbeards.

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2014-01-22 10:40:40 PM

Pribar: CygnusDarius: My guess is that all soldiers, regardless of religion or affiliation, go to Valhalla, or Fólkvangr.

If I get a choice could I go to Mag Mell?


You're just trying to avoid Ragnarok, right?.
 
2014-01-22 10:49:48 PM

That Guy Jeff: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That Guy Jeff: Spoiler alert: nope. Sweet nothingness, same as before you were alive.

You sound so sure.

Yup, I've been there. I'll sell you a book that tells you all about it.


Me too. Caught a ride back on a DC-8.
 
2014-01-22 10:53:20 PM
That assumes he went to the place where God hangs out.

ELMiller: Isn't "Atheist Chaplain" a bit of an oxymoron?


Yes. But some Atheists get teary-eyed if they're not invited to the same party as theists.
 
2014-01-22 11:28:58 PM
Humanist chaplain, not atheist. There's a difference. Not all atheists are humanists.
 
2014-01-22 11:31:18 PM
www.nndb.com

R.I.P.
 
2014-01-22 11:34:04 PM

PirateKing: Humanist chaplain, not atheist. There's a difference. Not all atheists are humanists.


Also not to be confused with the mostly silent Charlie Chaplains.
 
2014-01-22 11:37:30 PM

ELMiller: Isn't "Atheist Chaplain" a bit of an oxymoron?


As an atheist, I have always mad a point of having an atheist chaplain from whom to seek counsel.
Although most people call them "bartenders".
 
2014-01-22 11:39:54 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That Guy Jeff: Spoiler alert: nope. Sweet nothingness, same as before you were alive.

You sound so sure.


How does he know nothingness is "sweet"? It might be sour, or salty. It probably tastes like those crappy little marshmallows in Lucky Charms.
 
2014-01-22 11:41:13 PM

ELMiller: Isn't "Atheist Chaplain" a bit of an oxymoron?


Chaplin is the title for a job that he held. Apparently, at Harvard, a belief in magic is not necessary to hold this position.

Sounds like he was a pretty cool guy.

Glad to see all the christians here showing their typical christian love. Fark never fails to show us all what people are really like no matter what they claim their beliefs and morals are.
 
2014-01-22 11:42:22 PM
Isn't an atheist chaplain also known as a counselor, or a therapist?
That is a lot of gyrating to get a profession like that.
 
2014-01-22 11:42:52 PM

mutterfark: R.I.P.


I take off my tinfoil hat for two seconds and you're right there in my brain. I am going back inside my Faraday cage.
 
2014-01-23 12:37:35 AM

PirateKing: Humanist chaplain, not atheist. There's a difference. Not all atheists are humanists.


Oh I'm both, humans are so, so tasty.
 
2014-01-23 01:18:27 AM

Aquapope: He helped people feel better about their place in life and death.  He helped people deal with some very important ideas about how they lived their lives when their lives involved killing.  Good for him.


This.
 
2014-01-23 02:09:08 AM
Too bad we'll never know until we die. Think of all the problems that would be solved in the world if we knew the truth already.
 
2014-01-23 02:41:05 AM

GreenSun: Too bad we'll never know until we die. Think of all the problems that would be solved in the world if we knew the truth already.


truth is a good thing to avoid for the religious.

The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist,'" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
"But," says Man, "The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED."
"Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
"Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing."

- Douglas Adams
 
2014-01-23 02:46:02 AM

CygnusDarius: Pribar: CygnusDarius: My guess is that all soldiers, regardless of religion or affiliation, go to Valhalla, or Fólkvangr.

If I get a choice could I go to Mag Mell?

You're just trying to avoid Ragnarok, right?.


Well that and the fact that there is free beer in Mag Mell...
 
2014-01-23 05:47:31 AM
Aside from the fact that "atheist chaplain" is a stupid thing and he should feel bad, he already knew if God existed, before he died.  That's why he was an atheist, because he correctly realised that there is no god.
 
2014-01-23 08:43:45 AM

Farking Canuck: ELMiller: Isn't "Atheist Chaplain" a bit of an oxymoron?

Chaplin is the title for a job that he held. Apparently, at Harvard, a belief in magic is not necessary to hold this position.

Sounds like he was a pretty cool guy.

Glad to see all the christians here showing their typical christian love. Fark never fails to show us all what people are really like no matter what they claim their beliefs and morals are.


I haven't seen anything in any comments thus far about "typical christian love."  I did just witness you being an asshole though.  Which does seem to be very common for you.
 
2014-01-23 08:50:02 AM
budrojr:

I haven't seen anything in any comments thus far about "typical christian love."  I did just witness you being an asshole though.  Which does seem to be very common for you.

My comment was neither positive or negative ... I simple stated that people were showing their true colors for better or worse. You're the one with the name calling and derogatory comments.
 
2014-01-23 10:56:27 AM
Belief in God is not a necessary qualification for any office. 'Cept maybe POTUS.
 
2014-01-23 06:43:13 PM
Well, good luck on him.  I'd say "Godspeed", but that'd just be awkward.
 
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