Stephen Colbert and MAAF

***Update (8/23/06) The author of the beliefnet.com article referred to below, Rebecca Phillips, sent me a link to a video of the Colbert mention.  See it here!***

Recently, I talked about Stephen Colbert mentioning Camp Quest (the atheist summer camp) on his show.  Well, last night on the Colbert Report, he mentioned another wonderful organization: the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers.  I couldn’t find a video link, so I copied down the transcript…

The other day, I logged onto beliefnet.com.  (I always head there after sinning on the other sites).  And anyway, beliefnet reported that groups like the Military Association of Atheists [sic, though his graphic was that of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers] are upset over a little saying you might have heard…

[Clip of Katie Couric saying, "Perhaps you've heard the expression, 'There are no atheists in foxholes'."]

[Clip of Bob Schieffer saying, "In wartime, there are no atheists in foxholes."]

Well, I’m upset, too.  Why aren’t there atheists in our foxholes?  I say we stuff our foxholes with atheists, then we bring back our Christian boys where it’s safe!  Yes… We know atheists are brave.  They’re not afraid to go to Hell and be tortured by Satan for all eternity… which is what’s going to happen.  They’re not going to be afraid of insurgents.  I say we ship ‘em out, let ‘em destroy someone else’s society for a change.  And hey, we could get churches to share their membership information with the government.  That way, if someone doesn’t go to to church for, let’s say, a year, they’ll get to stand outside a mosque.  And as for agnostics, we’ll send them to Afghanistan.  That’s a war pretty much anybody can, you know, kinda believe in.

Gotta love it.

 

[tags]Stephen Colbert, Colbert Report, Camp Quest, Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer, Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, MAAF, atheists, foxholes, agnostics, beliefnet.com[/tags]

  • http://www.xanga.com/TheTroubador Anatoly Venovcev

    Well, James Morrow, I think, put it nicely “‘There are no atheists in a foxholes’ isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes.”

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