… why are there atheist chaplains at U.S. colleges now?
LOS ANGELES — When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.
It wasn’t so much that the pastor’s son no longer believed in God; he’d never been that much of a believer anyway. What he missed, Campolo said, was what the church had represented to him: a place where like-minded people could gather for fellowship, to pursue moral justice, to help one another and to try to live good lives.
So the onetime United Methodist youth minister, who worked for decades with the poor in inner-city neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Cincinnati, figured he’d try to keep doing that by presiding over what he cheerfully calls “a church for people who don’t believe in God.”
Campolo, 51, joined a growing movement of college “humanist chaplains,” arriving at the University of Southern California last September. More.
It’s the sort of one-two punch we’ve come to expect in current cultural life.
They persecute people who see the world differently, but then claim to be victims whenever there is pushback because, you see, they are “not religious.” Lazy and conniving people still fall for it.
And they are, of course, Darwinism central. No longer so much a theory of evolution as a cultural moment.
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Meanwhile, there are some atheists you’d want to know out there. (“First Things magazine covers atheists who are rescuing design”)
Simple rule, easy to follow: Avoid everyone who thinks that our brain are shaped for fitness, not for truth. In other words, girl, he isn’t at fault for deceiving and dumping you, and you aren’t at fault for whatever you do as a result. And ain’t we all happy now?
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