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Atheists in U.S. military seek official recognition

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/11/2011

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Matthew Hay Brown

Reporting from Ft. Meade, Md. Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army's psychological evaluation. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly. So when he was asked whether he believed his life had a lasting purpose, Jean, an atheist, saw no choice but to say no. Those and other responses, Jean says, won him a trip to see the post chaplain, who berated him for his lack of faith. "He basically told me that if I don't get right with God, then I'm worthless," said Jean, now an intelligence officer at Ft. Meade. "That if I don't believe in Jesus, why am I in uniform, because this is God's army, and that I should resign my commission in order to stop disgracing the military." Read on...
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"Atheists in U.S. military seek official recognition", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 25/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/atheists-in-u-s-military-seek-official-recognition