Military Atheist Passes Away

Major-General Patrick Crawford died a couple months ago. Yesterday, I was sent his obituary from reader Clare. The Times Online (UK) piece documents his heroism and incredible career: Tall, tirelessly energetic and inquiring, Patrick Crawford was just the effective and good-humoured doctor a crisis demands and, for that matter, to address problems from which others [Read More...]

The “Free Day Away” Program

Jason Torpy, the president of the Military Association for Atheists and Freethinkers, relates to me this (paraphrased) story of a disturbing military event. Fort Leonard Wood is a major training post in Missouri. It holds a number of different training programs, including Basic Combat Training (BCT). BCT is the first training where service members are [Read More...]