A Couple Updates About Military Atheists

1) As Kelley Freeman posted while I was away, Rock Beyond Belief is on! The free festival will feature musical acts and speakers (including Richard Dawkins) and it’s scheduled for March 31, 2012.

I *really* love the logo:

Way to get an Atheist (and FSM) dog tag in there :)

2) Also, for a limited time, the Stiefel Freethought Foundation is offering a $50,000 challenge to the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers! Any donations from current military and veterans to help support atheists in foxholes will be doubled up to that amount. If you’re looking for a worthwhile cause to give to, this is a great one.

***Update***: Only donations from veterans and current military personnel will be matched. My apologies for not mentioning that before.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • TheBlackCat

    I’m not trying to jinx it or anything, but why are you so sure the military won’t get in the way again?  It isn’t like they have done a good job living up to their promises in the past.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KNS2UDSXYOFR5C3KCW2SYW3FLI Dolly Dagger

    I spent 9.5 years as an Air Force Officer 76-85.  I was never able to get anything on my dogtags but “no pref”.  I don’t trust the military either. 

  • Shelley Mountjoy

    Hemant, your post says “Any donations you give to help support atheists in foxholes will be doubled” but the page says “Donations from current military and veterans to MAAF will be matched dollar-for-dollar”  So it sounds like, in reality, one has to have been in, or be in, the military to have their donation matched.  Correct?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Hemant Mehta

      Shelley — Thanks for pointing that out. You’re right. I’ve updated the post to reflect this.

      • Drakk

        I wonder…could you find a trusted veteran/active service member to use as a middle man for donations then…

        Or would that be slightly dishonest?

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  • Anonymous

    By the way, I just paîd $21.87 for an îPad 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BidsFirst.com


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