Do religious “leader” got notches in their guns?


I’ve read a post about an atheist like me who went to talk to a chaplain about some issues they had. They were in the military and it was a situation where they need to talk to some one but really felt they couldn’t seek counseling from a professional.
Well, they were informed that they couldn’t help them until they had “Saved” them. And, that “God” had sent them to them to be “Saved.”
Well this lead me to ponder if religious “leaders” get points or notches in their belts or their guns if they “save” an atheist| Or for that matter, anyone.
And if they harm or further harm that individual for their actions for “saving” them, are they held accountable?

Now as an atheist, and one whose been one since age six, if these individuals feel so proud of their “accomplishment” of “saving” individuals like ourselves, shouldn’t we feel obligated in the same way to “SAVE” these individuals from religion in return?

And would we get notches in our belts (and or guns) fro “saving” religious followers from some invisible guy in the sky?

What are your thoughts?

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Comment by Rick on September 14, 2009 at 6:26pm
I believe this person is already out of the service. They were just talking about their experience.
Comment by Jim DePaulo on September 14, 2009 at 6:22pm
I wonder of this story has been related to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF)? They have been fighting against the extensive intrusion of fundis among the chaplains in the military - and the officer corps in general.
Comment by Sophie Francoeur on September 14, 2009 at 12:46pm
That person might look into whether this was a case of discrimination. In one of my universities, chaplains were, according to their job description, to aid any regardless of beliefs.
Comment by Rick on September 13, 2009 at 11:30pm
It's actually a member on here. Go to Atheists in Foxholes...I've a posting on there...you can read it.
Sad, isn't it...
Seems to me thought that the chaplain was more interested in getting a notch in their gun then actually helping them.....sad...very sad...
Comment by Johnsky on September 13, 2009 at 10:53pm
Really? The guy turned him away because he wasn't part of his religion?

What ever happened to plain basic compassion on a man to man level?
Why bring god into it... he wasn't there to talk to god, he was there to talk to a person.

The heartlessness of the religious never ceases to astound me.

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