From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Monday, February 21, 2011

Military Chaplain: ‘It Must Have Been God’s Will for Her to Be Raped’

With the take over of the US military by evangelical Christians almost complete and given their puritanical views towards women and sexuality, I'm not surprised by this story,however I am most definitely disgusted by it. As more and more of these stories emerge, it is becoming increasingly more apparent that we have far more to fear from fundamentalist Christians than their Islamic counterparts.

When SGT Havrilla met with the military chaplain, he told her that “it must have been God’s will for her to be raped” and recommended that she attend church more frequently.

h/t friendlyatheist


  1. Seeking a chaplain's counsel "he told her that 'it must have been God’s will for her to be raped' and recommended that she attend church more frequently." WTF!

    Give me two minutes in a small room with my baseball bat and my 290 pounds of highly motivated anger against this "chaplain" and I cock-fucking GUARANTEE you he will never again utter such self-serving misogynistic poppycock!

  2. I suspect that you would need to get in line and judging from the comments thread on the story that I linked to, you will likely have to wait some time for your turn.

    As for myself,paraphrasing "The Rock", I would first turn that bat sideways.

  3. It's the typical Christian explanation for pretty well everything good or bad. It apparently now covers everything from natural disasters to individual cases of rape and on penalty of an eternity in the inevitable fiery pit we're not to question that.

  4. SL, So true they use that term as a shield to absolve themselves of any responsibility for what is happening in the world today as well as their role in those events.

  5. Nomennovum, I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings over at thwaps place by using words that are beyond your vocabulary level. So to make it up to you here are their definitions.
    convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling.
    to the point; relevant; pertinent.

    : extremely or utterly foolish
    : of, relating to, or resembling an ass

  6. OMG! Are you telling me Christians have been telling people that they should use CONDOMS and have been pushing POLICIES???

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!

    And here I am crying over a few thousand dead innocents in my neigborhood, not knowing the dear-departed had been FUCKING WITH THE MUSLIMS.

    From this day forth, I swear to you that I shall make it my sole goal in life to convince -- nay, force -- all Christiandom to adopt an 11th Commandment. To wit: "Thou shalt not fuck with the Muslims."

  7. Make sure you delete this last one too, douche bag. It's too perfect to leave on your nasty little blog.

  8. I don't know where you are coming from on that last on,I haven't deleted any of your comments

  9. My bad. It's just a matter of time though.

  10. @ Kev,
    You know if I were not such a confirmed rationalist (ergo atheist) I would proffer that there is a special place in "hell" awaiting the clearly insane one known as "Nomennovum". However, I take some solace from the fact that he does not need a "hell" to visit in some obscure/unfounded afterlife ... because clearly his vitriol, angst, and insecurities have already made "life on earth" a "hell" for him.

    @Nomennovum - rant on you unbalanced myopic freak... best entertainment I've had all week! Rant on!

  11. Well, well. We've gone from Daniel Webster to Sigmund Freud in only one thread.

    Hey, fat ass. Fewer quotation marks, please. It breaks up your elegant prose.

    And "angst"??? Where did I show angst, neph? When I expressed sorry over the death of a few thousand innocents -- I mean, "Fuckers of Muslims"?

    "Earth" to "Fat" "Ass": "Life on Earth" is "pretty good" from "where" "I" am "sitting."

    Oh, and by "elegant prose" I meant "craptacular and nonsensical verbal diarrhea"

    thanks bye

  12. Nomennovum, I appreciate that there isn't much to do in Mamaroneck, but you have been logged onto this blog for more than 2.5 hrs straight, so perhaps it's time for you to log off, take your pill , stop embarrassing yourself and go lie down.

    Note edited to insert missing word.

  13. Not in Mamaroneck, genius. Not been logged on for 2.5 hours either, Bill Gates.

    Why do lefty bloggers always (but always) try to pull this stunt?

    Don't rely on technology so much. Try clicking on my name to find our where I am, silly. My blog may be lame and out of date, but there is useful info there nonetheless.

  14. Oh, do allow me one last parting shot (then do log off yourself and go live some sort of life).

    I also really really do love when a CANADIAN pretends some other place (in the US, Antarctica, where ever) is boring! This is like a Frenchman complaining that the Dutch eat too much cheese, or a German saying the Austrians are too authoritarian.

    And you, who live in something called an Etobicoke.

    Next thing you know, you'll be telling me it's somewhere around Toronto something. Snore!