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Harvard Hires an Atheist as New Chief Chaplain

Harvard Hires an Atheist as New Chief Chaplain

“author of the book Good Without God”

Of course they did. This is the only choice that is acceptable to the campus left.

The Washington Examiner reports:

New chief chaplain at Harvard is an atheist

Harvard University’s new chief chaplain is an atheist.

Greg Epstein, the 44-year-old author of the book Good Without God, was unanimously elected to the top role by his peers and will begin working this week, according to the New York Times.

“There is a rising group of people who no longer identify with any religious tradition but still experience a real need for conversation and support around what it means to be a good human and live an ethical life,” Epstein said.

Some of Epstein’s special interests include ethics in technology , meaning and purpose beyond religion , secular humanistic Judaism , racial justice and healing, and the philosophy and practice of interfaith work, according to his biography page on Harvard’s website.

Raised in a Jewish household, Epstein received ordination as a humanist rabbi from the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism in 2005. After that, he has worked as the humanist chaplain for Harvard since 2005 and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2018.

“Greg was the first choice of a committee that was made up of a Lutheran, a Christian Scientist, an evangelical Christian, and a Bahá’í,” said Lutheran chaplain Rev. Kathleen Reed, chairwoman of the nominating committee. “We’re presenting to the university a vision of how the world could work when diverse traditions focus on how to be good humans and neighbors.”

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“There is a rising group of people who no longer identify with any religious tradition but still experience a real need for conversation and support around what it means to be a good human and live an ethical life,” Epstein said.”

Next week, Harvard Student Health names a podiatrist to their OB/GYN position, explaining that a significant portion of their student body is not even female.

The day may be here when reality makes the Babylon Bee look redundant. The left parodies themselves and everyone else pays the price.

What kind of Lutheran supported this?

Since the plurality, if not the majority, of Harvard faculty and students are members of the atheist religion, this is a totally logical decision.

It’s disappointing that Epstein felt compelled to lie by saying, “There is a rising group of people who no longer identify with any religious tradition”. They identify with the religious tradition of atheism. This lie allows him to benefit from his atheist privilege.

My son is a gnostic atheist (that means he is SURE G-d does NOT exist). I don’t get it either, but he’s my son and he’s smart and cares about others. We did our best, but his beliefs are his and thank G-d, our country has room for all . . .

And he was a terrific Chaplin’s Aide in his Boy Scout Troop, regularly coming up with different prayers that did a pretty good job satisfying our highly diverse community of different religions.

This is not like preventing anyone from celebrating or observing their religion or faith and it probably aligns pretty well with academic communities. Yes, he is at Oberlin(!).

    healthguyfsu in reply to Yuckster. | August 27, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    A Chaplain is literally a spiritual leader….I’m guessing your son didn’t have those same views when he was an aide.

    I’m actually agnostic myself, but this is just stupidity personified.

    henrybowman in reply to Yuckster. | August 28, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Atheism is a pretty hard glass ceiling in the Boy Scouts.

empiricallyobvious | August 27, 2021 at 8:38 pm

Another woke, liberal farce. Just as a man cannot be a woman, an atheist cannot be a Chaplain.

Tomorrow’s headline: Harvard hires Christian Scientist as chief surgeon, and Alchemist to head the science department.

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