We Have Their Ear

This post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the Secular Coalition for America.  He also blogs at Rant & Reason … I’m back from my short vacation and started my first day with the Secular Coalition for America.  The good news is that I got to visit family in New York, the bad news [Read More...]

How to Prevent Soldier Suicides? Christianity, Says Military

Just read the first paragraph of this article and you’ll see yet another problem with the U.S. military: A recent edition of the U.S. Army’s suicide prevention manual advises military chaplains to promote “religiosity,” specifically Christianity, as a way to deter distraught soldiers from committing suicide, which in recent months, according to one veterans advocacy [Read More...]

There Are No Foxes in Atheist Holds

This is why you should never say “There are no atheists in foxholes.” It just leads to confusion. (Click to enlarge.) (via Darby Conley‘s Get Fuzzy. Thanks to Brian for the link!) [Read more...]

Christopher Hitchens: Banned by the Air Force Academy

On Monday evening, Christopher Hitchens spoke about atheism to a group of Air Force Academy cadets. Twelve of them. This is a guy who could sell out lecture halls. How is it possible that only twelve people showed up to hear him? Simple. He wasn’t allowed on campus. The Colorado Springs Independent‘s Anthony Lane writes [Read More...]

Update to the Military Proselytizing Story

On Monday, Al Jazeera reported that American soldiers were illegally proselytizing in Afghanistan, distributing Bibles in native languages. On Tuesday, the military took action: Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the [Read More...]