MRFF believes there is no afterlife and THIS is how you spend your precious limited life? MRFF Payoff must be to make everyone as miserable as you are?

Dear Mikey,

MRFF believes there is no afterlife and THIS is how you spend your precious limited life? MRFF Payoff must be to make everyone as miserable as you are?

Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) contacted the base commander, Col. Brian Duffy, demanding he take action on Reyes’s “anti-secular diatribe.”

(name withheld)


Dear (name withheld),

I’m unclear as to how you have come the view that “MRFF believes there is no afterlife.” First of all, MRFF is an organization, not a person. That may come as news to you, but it’s a fact. Once you’ve dealt with that, I hope you will understand it when I tell you that organizations do not have beliefs.

I know this may be difficult for you, but please try to hang in with me. Organizations are generally made up of people, often people who share a common purpose. In the case of MRFF, it is made up of people who share the view that every member of the military should be free to the hold the religious belief or non-belief he or she chooses. These people have come together under the banner of the MRFF to do everything they can to protect every service-person’s right to her or his choice of religious or non-religious belief in the face of a very powerful campaign attempting to force a specific religious belief system, a fundamentalist, dominionist so-called Christian belief system, on military personnel who neither desire nor welcome it.

Not only is this campaign of so-called Christians arrogant, insidious and ruthless, it is illegal. That being so, those of us who are involved with supporting the MRFF do our best to confront this campaign, expose it and call it into question at every opportunity.

It may surprise to you to learn that the founders, staff and supporters of the MRFF are men and women of many different beliefs, many different faiths and many different views of the world. And yes, that includes many different views of what you refer to as the “afterlife,” some of which may well agree with yours, though I doubt that would include being as judgmental as your message makes you appear to be.

Some, like you, who mistakenly judge the MRFF as being anti-religion or anti-Christian are simply wrong. Most of those who are wrong, when they take the time to read the information about the true work of MRFF and understand its importance, tend to become embarrassed at having been so misled, often apologize, and many times become supporters of our work.

I wish the same for you.

Mike Farrell
MRFF Advisory Board member

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