Military Chaplains: First atheist/realist organization that successfully flies and wins in the...

...US federal court the elimination of all military chaplains in the US military and churches on US military bases on the basis that it violates the US Constitution’s First Amendment’s prohibition of the establishment of a religion by the federal government.  [And few things can anger local populations in foreign lands more than the US military sending such chaplains espousing religions not held by the local natives.  Eliminating military chaplains and religious centers on military bases makes the US military neutral to all religions and not viewed as a subversive way for the USA to import its religious views into foreign lands.

An interesting and possible development in this federal case would be the joining of the atheist/realist organization by churches around military bases in the USA.  From the standpoint of these local churches, military chaplains and churches on military bases are direct competition for followers of their faith on those military bases.  Eliminating military chaplains and churches on military bases would thus actually help increase attendance at local churches around military bases.  This is especially important for these nearby churches in these days of declining church attendance.  The military would also benefit from improved local relations by their soldiers going to these local nearby churches, both domestic and foreign.]

Future Challenge:

First atheist/realist organization that successfully files and wins in US federal court a case that results in forcing the US military to make it against the Uniform Code of Military Justice the wearing of military uniforms to religious services, except funerals.  A soldier violating this military regulation should then be reassigned to another military base and a demerit added to their record that would hurt their chances for future promotions, as it would indicate a soldier that defies military regulations and thus a possible greater threat to public image of the military.  [A soldier wearing a military uniform is identifying her/himself as a representative of the US military and that could be viewed as that representative endorsing a particular religion by wearing their military uniform to that religious service.  The military would also be benefit from improved local relations by not having their soldiers visually separate themselves from a local church’s congregation by wearing their uniform but instead wearing civilian clothes so they are viewed as “one of them” and not as an outsider.]

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