As proof that the phrase “Ivy League” simply means “ass backwards,” the latest news out of Harvard University is that the college’s new head chaplain is an atheist. Oh, that’s fitting, isn’t it?
According to The New York Post, the edgy progressives over at the liberal assembly factory known as Harvard are going with a super outside-the-box approach to organizing their religious services. Yeah, they’re going with a godless chaplain because, according to the school, it was the best fit for dealing with “young people’s increasing lack of religiosity.”
Yeah, so while kids are losing their faith in God, the Harvard chaplain will be there to give them one big push down that slippery slope.
The outlet reported that 44-year-old Greg Epstein “does not identify with any of those traditional religions himself. He is an atheist.” Sweet. He also is the author of the book “Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe.”
Epstein recently became the new president of the school’s chaplains’ organization. He is tasked with organizing the campus’ “Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and assorted other religious communities.” Well, we guess one plus for this choice is that Epstein is not too attached to any one of those particular gods.
But, who are we kidding? How can various religious chaplains look to this fraud for leadership? How can they expect him to take them seriously and not undermine each of their faiths? In an interview with The New York Times, Epstein said, “We don’t look to a god for answers. We are each other’s answers.” Ok. What is the chaplain going to be spreading since he can’t offer prayers or blessings? Good vibes?
Apparently, that’s precisely this man’s approach. It’s all about helping people and having Harvard students get along. “There is a rising group of people who no longer identify with any religious tradition but still experience a real need for conversation and support around what it means to be a good human and live an ethical life,” he stated.
Oh, yes. Screw the search for truth about the big questions in the universe. For a liberal hellhole like Harvard, that earnest philosophical endeavor causes too much strife. This is all about the safe space, drum circle Kumbaya BS.
Harvard folks feel as though Epstein’s fear of commitment to the big guy upstairs is perfect for the school because it will facilitate interfaith dialogue on campus. “In this environment it works. Greg is known for wanting to keep lines of communication open between different faiths,” said Harvard Christian Science Chaplain Margit Hammerstrom.
And one Harvard student told The Times, “Greg’s leadership isn’t about theology. It’s about cooperation between people of different faiths and bringing together people who wouldn’t normally consider themselves religious.” Oh, ok. So he’s the chaplain, but it’s not about God. That sure makes a heck of a lot of sense.