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...]

Military JesusCakes

American soldiers in Afghanistan were treated to some special cakes around Easter this year. A soldier (wishing to remain anonymous) wrote: I took these from my iPhone back in Easter while deployed in Afghanistan. I couldn’t send them to my email until I got back from the deployment. These cakes were laid out in our [Read More...]

Helping Out a Foxhole Atheist

Oscar Zavala is an infantry squad leader in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division and he’s served two tours in Afghanistan. Last month, he nearly lost his life: On May 28th, Oscar was leading his squad on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan when he was injured by an explosive device in eastern Afghanistan. He was [Read More...]

Tell Me Again Why There Are No Humanist Chaplains in the Military?

According to Stars and Stripes, Pratima Dharm has just been named “the first Hindu chaplain to serve the Department of Defense.” She’s trained to help everyone, of course, but she knows the Hindu traditions better than anyone else out there and can be there for those soldiers specifically. But having a Hindu chaplain available, even [Read More...]

This Is How People React to Atheist Soldiers?

How hard is it to be an atheist soldier? Even at a Memorial Day parade, they can’t get respect… Thesaintsrevenge was among other Foxhole Atheists marching in the Annville Memorial Day Parade 2011 in Pennsylvania. The PA Nonbelievers were there. So was Jason Torpy of the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF). And some [Read More...]


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