Pages

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Pat Tillman a Christian? I Don't Think so.

Just like Voltaire and Darwin, now Pat Tillman is being portrayed as Christian. Pat Tillman was openly an atheist soldier until his death in Afganistan. In the Congressional hearings after his death, his family was denigrated because they were nonreligious. But now it seems, courtesy of American Idol and Beliefnet, that Pat was a secret Christian. I think not.
The performances that really got people talking about her, though, were gigs at pro-life rallies she attended with her parents. She caught the eye of well-known Christian singer Michael W. Smith, with whom she performed, and she also sang at the funeral for Christian football player-turned-soldier Pat Tillman, a job she was rumored to have gotten thanks to a connection from her famous father, former NFL player Phillippi Sparks.
Replace the bolded word, Christian, with atheist and the story would be more accurate. Why are some Christians so insecure? What, only Christians can be good and do good things? I think not.

I sent an email to Beliefnet asking them to correct the story. Not very good fact checking by them.

7 comments:

david said...

FINAL DRAFT FOR WORLD-WIDE CIRCULATION:

now with EMBEDDED VIDEOS!

please FWD all appreciations to randi@randi.org and
richard.dawkins@oum.ox.ac.uk and myersp@morris.umn.edu



SEE HOW WE CAUSED THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN ATHEISTS, ELLEN JOHNSON,
TO QUIT HER JOB AND STOPPED RANDI'S MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL
CHALLENGE:

for randi & dawkins and all the so-called "critical thinkers"

the ORIGINAL *KING OF TERROR* VIDEO.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGsOqPDkIZY

the *MODEL* of mental health:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zBEbfiaZTfc

"Look at the ANGLE OF THE KEY....see that, see that...."

what an idiot this Randi is.....a REAL CRITICAL THINKER....

Visit:

http://nostradamus-usa.netfirms.com

to see how we stopped the MILLION DOLLAR PARANORMAL challenge.....
watch carefully the consequences of Randi's *idea*.....

For over 40 years James Randi Zwigert (is this even a REAL NAME?) has
had total control over who and how the testing was conducted, yet
despite all this he has terminated the challenge.

The ONLY REASON why the challenge was stopped is because he lost and
refused to pay.
Apparently, Randi likes to break the rules when it serves him:

"14. This prize will continue to be offered until it is awarded. Upon
the death of James Randi, the administration of the prize will pass
into other hands, and it is intended that it continue in force. "

Great force.....it's over......

where is my MILLION DOLLARS, you LITTLE *NO-NAME* FRAUD
PS: Almost Forgot: Love the IRONY of the *BULLSHIT* sign over Randi's
ugly head....

Anna Lemma said...

Wow, some one seems obsessed. Hey man, you need to consider getting back on the meds.

Chris A said...

"In the Congressional hearings after his death, his family was denigrated because they were nonreligious."

...please to splain? What's the source of that?

saveau said...

Hi, Chris.

The comment you're inquiring about was made by Lt. Colonel Ralph Kauzlarich, who was a senior officer at the base Tillman was stationed at. His comments were actually not made originally at the hearings, but to an ESPN reporter. He said, complaining about the fact that the Tillman family repeatedly demanded an investigation into their son's death due to all the data that didn't add up, ""These people have a hard time letting it go. It may be because of their religious beliefs" and "When you die, I mean, there is supposedly a better life, right? Well, if you are an atheist and you don’t believe in anything, if you die, what is there to go to? Nothing. You are worm dirt. So for their son to die for nothing and now he is no more... I don't know how an atheist thinks, I can only imagine that would be pretty tough. You know what? I don’t think anything will make them happy, quite honestly."

Kauzlarich was involved in the investigation and blatantly dragged his heels at it.

It is unclear whether the shooting was motivated by Tillman's open atheism and/or his open declaration that Bush's warmongering was both inept and illegal... or whether it was merely criminal negligence. What is clear is that the cover-up was launched immediately and that the Tillman's have been put down for not being Christians.

Here's an article on the subject -

http://www.truthdig.com/report/page2/20060728_worm_dirt/

And here's a link to the 60 Minutes report where Mary Tillman speaks out about what they've endured -

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/05/01/60minutes/main4061656.shtml

BTW, nice to meet you, Anna. I found you through Pharyngula today. Keep up the good work!

PolarBZ said...

While you're mentioning "fact checking," you should probably have checked on the fact that Tillman was killed in Afghanistan, not Iraq. Not being an ass, just setting the record straight.

Anna Lemma said...

No you're not being an ass. And I knew that, just carelessness I suppose. Brain fart I guess.

Anonymous said...

I like play online game, I alsobuy wow gold
andWorld of WarcraftGold
thewow goldis very cheap,
and use thewow gold can buy many things,
I likecheap wow gold , thanks, it is very good.