Disturbing and Interesting New Documentary Highlights Predominantly-Christian Community

Scott Burdick has published In God We Trust, free on YouTube, a fascinating two-hour documentary on the town of King, North Carolina, its secular minority, its Christian majority, its religious diversity, a war memorial with one too many flags. Throughout the documentary are in-depth interviews with non-Christians in the area, including Hare Krishnas, Muslims, and [Read More…]

American Legion Poll Confuses Issue of Military Religious Data

Recently, I posted a White House Petition (on the intolerably slow whitehouse.gov site) to remove the requirement for service members to choose a religious preference. Military personnel could always state a preference on their records if they felt strongly about the issue, but it wouldn’t be a requirement to state a preference. As part of [Read More…]

Divorce Isn’t Always a Bad Option, Especially in the Military

A Seventh Day Adventist Chaplain at Robins Air Force Base recently lamented a divorce rate that has risen from 2.5% in 2001 to 3.9% in 2011. Is that a lot? Is there a solution? Have divorces really even increased? A religious perspective (as well as most of society) says any divorce is bad no matter [Read More…]

What Does 2012 Hold for Atheists in the Military?

Here’s a brief list of what to watch for regarding atheists and humanists in the military in the coming year: Godless Rallies — The Reason Rally will take place on March 24th in Washington, D.C. ┬áThis will be the biggest nontheist event in history, with the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) as a [Read More…]

An Atheist Sign at an Air Force Base Has Already Been Messed With

A sign reading “Have a safe holiday season,” donated by American Atheists and sponsored by Travis M*A*S*H (an atheist group), can now be seen at the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California: Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings had to fight to get that sign up there, despite there already being a Nativity Scene and a [Read More…]