Location: Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, at 11:00 am.

Speaker: Jason Torpy, President, Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers

Date / Time: Sunday, May 24, 11:00 am

Nontheists suffer the same ethical dilemmas as other service members. We consider the ethics of orders received from our direct superiors and our civilian leaders in government. Nontheists have additional difficulty for two primary reasons. First, we lack the helpful guidance of chaplains, who are simply not equipped and in some cases not inclined to provide morale support to nontheists. Second, the overt theistic religiosity of our commanders at all levels makes it very difficult for us to serve with a clear conscience without feeling as if we are perpetuating a theocratic regime.

Philadelphia Ethical Society Website

Tags: ethics, military, morality, philadelphia

Views: 3

Replies to This Discussion

A military of some sort is necessary for any nation. It is better to have moral, conscientious soldiers and leaders who know to use deadly force only as a last resort, rather than gung-ho sadists or fundamentalists.

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

Latest Activity

Brent Feeney replied to James M. Martin's discussion It Doesn't Take Long for this Racist Missouri Lawman to Blast Anyone Different from a Middle-Aged White Male
2 minutes ago
Grinning Cat replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Supreme Court increasingly accepting unverified "facts" from amicus briefs in the group Justice For All
16 minutes ago
Bertold Brautigan joined Sentient Biped's group
17 minutes ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Supreme Court increasingly accepting unverified "facts" from amicus briefs in the group Justice For All
17 minutes ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Getting Speech Straight - "Homosexual" is not an LGBT-friendly term in the group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
19 minutes ago
Loren Miller replied to Grinning Cat's discussion Supreme Court increasingly accepting unverified "facts" from amicus briefs in the group Justice For All
22 minutes ago
Bertold Brautigan posted a discussion
24 minutes ago
Idaho Spud liked Grinning Cat's discussion Supreme Court increasingly accepting unverified "facts" from amicus briefs
27 minutes ago
Pat replied to Sentient Biped's discussion All of the christian religion in one tweet
29 minutes ago
Luara replied to Sentient Biped's discussion Getting Speech Straight - "Homosexual" is not an LGBT-friendly term in the group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
29 minutes ago
Grinning Cat added a discussion to the group Justice For All
30 minutes ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to Sentient Biped's discussion All of the christian religion in one tweet
40 minutes ago

Ā© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service