Re: [humanism-174] Fwd: SPEAK UP NOW: Nontheistic Military Members Get A Seco...

From: Tim C.
Sent on: Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:15 PM
They should be acknowledged and available for those servicemen and women who are not believers in or members of any religions. To make a person who needs help go to a religion-based counselor is an obnoxious abuse of religious freedom.  Freedom from religion is as important as the freedom of religion. 
 
Put another way, if the Christaloons do not want us to be counseled, then they don't want us to serve OR PAY TAXES EITHER!
 
Tim
 
 
In a message dated 6/13/2013 3:08:55 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:

I guess the trade-off would be to call such a person a "Humanist Counselor", but whatever they're called they should have the same rank, duties and privileges as religious chaplains. Nonreligious members of the military should have the same access to those who would help look after their general well-being without the inclusion of any religion-based mumbo jumbo.

The House is voting on this issue again today.

On Jun 13,[masked]:08 PM, "Glen" <[address removed]> wrote:
I agree with the points made, but isn't a secular chaplain an oxymoron or contradiction in terms? Could it be that they need a new term for what the person would be, especially if this could be part of the hold up?  I also wonder, why are sessions with psychiatrists or psychologists not kept as confidential as those with a chaplain, just as they normally would be in civilian life?



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