Enough time has passed that I can share this bizarre little story. A powerful chaplain refused to speak to the press about RBB, citing an unverified order from above. He just couldn’t help himself from saying something.
A documentary is in post-production right now about the lead up to RBB, keep an eye out. Scott Burdick, the filmmaker, relayed his experience talking to Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Antonio McElroy. Scott called the Garrison Chaplain’s office, hoping to speak to any chaplain about the pending festival. Chaplain McElroy’s reply:
“All the chaplains on post are under orders not to speak about the atheist festival. But off the record… Sgt. Griffith is doing the work of Satan himself.“
He then suggested that Scott Burdick get in touch with David Druckenmiller, the retired chaplain who left an embarrassing wall of text rant on my blog’s comment section more than a year ago. I’ll refrain from directly responding, and take comfort that many chaplains are not like this at all.
The greatest trick that Christianity ever pulled was convincing the world that the devil exists.
Obviously, I don’t believe in gods or devils. However, Satan is a concept that makes no sense to me. If he’s supposed to be the epitome of evil, why is he also associated with punishing evil? Isn’t he really just doing god’s work? It’s like he’s simply god in a BDSM outfit.
Perhaps that chaplain’s comment about me was instead meant as a compliment! He’s simply referring to what a Good Guy Lucifer is!