You’ll Want to Salute Megan Hurwitt After Watching This Video

There’s a new Foxhole Atheist — Megan Hurwitt — and the video of her induction into the Texas Army National Guard is something I’m not used to seeing: Justin Griffith offers this transcript: “I, your name.” I, Megan Hurwitt. “Do solemnly swear.” Do solemnly affirm.*pause* “To support and defend” To support and defend “The Constitution [Read More...]

There Are Some Brave Atheists in Foxholes

Jason Torpy, president of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers, has a great interview in The Atlantic about atheists in foxholes: What services could military chaplains provide to atheists? Should they be handing out books by Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins? … Every military chaplain has to agree to provide mentorship and support to [Read More...]

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, [Read More...]

American Atheists Names New Military Director

Americans Atheists named Army Sergeant Justin Griffith their new Military Director, taking over the now-retired First Sergeant Kathleen Johnson (who is now AA’s vice-president). It’s a smart choice — very few people have done more to get the lack of Humanist chaplains and the discrimination of military atheists in the media than Griffith has. Of [Read More...]

There Are No Atheists in… Rockets?

How do you get someone to say two slanderous things in one sentence? Ask astronaut Col. Mike Good for a soundbyte: “They say there’s no atheists in foxholes, but there’s probably no atheists in rockets,” said Catholic astronaut Col. Mike Good, who believes his faith in God was solidified by the awe-inspiring views he saw [Read More...]


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