For all the Foxhole Atheists, family members, and civilians living in or working in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, there’s now a new group starting up and it looks fantastic:
M*A*S*H is looking to build a core group of serious and active members, military or civilian, who wish to be a part of a meaningful community. We are Active Duty Soldiers, Army spouses, parents, retirees, from many backgrounds coming together for shared goals and friendship.
1) To serve the vastly under-represented non-theist population of Soldiers on post. To this end, we hope to ultimately establish an official tie-in with the Fort Bragg Chaplaincy. We’d like to have some of our meetups on post, possibly even in the Chapels. Additionally we aim to be officially recognized and listed on the Fort Bragg Chaplain’s schedule of services that currently caters to Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and even Pagans.
2) Provide a safe, and fun environment for community oriented meetings. Potlucks, speakers, secular kids’ play-dates, nights out on the town.
3) Encourage the building of a strong activist framework to work together towards the various issues that face being a non-believer in the Military, or in a Military town. Together we can really make a difference. We can coordinate and network to affect a real change.
Kudos to Sgt. Justin Griffith and his wife for starting this group up. Now, it’s up to the new members to keep it going so they can accomplish their goals.