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Humanist Head Chaplain at Harvard

Started by Recusant, August 28, 2021, 06:08:52 AM

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Apparently also an atheist. It's news, and perhaps a sign of progress. Or of the end times--whichever blows your skirt up.

"Harvard University elects atheist as head chaplain" | France 24

QuoteAmerica's prestigious Harvard University, founded by Puritan settlers almost 400 years ago, has a new chief chaplain -- and he doesn't believe in God.

Greg Epstein, 44, took up the role this week, becoming the first atheist elected president of Harvard's organization of chaplains.

"I'm obliged and honored," he wrote on Twitter.

Epstein has been Harvard's humanist chaplain since 2005 and is the author of the bestselling book "Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe."

He will lead a group of more than 40 chaplains who represent some twenty different religions and beliefs including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism.

His appointment comes as young people in the United States increasingly identify as spiritual but without a religious affiliation.

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