Jen McCreight’s Boobquake news footage

Recently, we added Jen McCreight to our lineup of speakers. She is a rising star in the secular and science online communities. That's been changing this year, though. She has been appearing in print and on TV, and is a welcome addition to the long list of important female non-theists. As with all of our guests, Rock Beyond Belief will be bringing you updates on Jen as well as her 'greatest hits'. This video falls in the latter category. You can keep up with Jen over at her influential blog, … [Read more...]

Michael Werner, former president of AHA, to speak at RBB

Michael Werner is a Vietnam Veteran who was drafted just a year before he would have completed his Ph.D. He served with pride, and began a lifelong journey towards Humanism. His thirst for knowledge lead his academic studies through philosophy, world religion,and he was able to actually use what he learned to solve his major nontheistic dilemma. The cultural, organizational, and community aspects that were positive attributes of most religions were often lacking in the nonbeliever's life. That … [Read more...]

Freedom From Religion Foundation’s monument to Foxhole Atheists

This story is not new, but it was new to me. Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), pointed this out in an e-mail exchange recently. via: The Freedom From Religion Foundation erected its monument to “Atheists in Foxholes” in 1999 at Lake Hypatia, Alabama. The monument is dedicated to the many members of the military who were “atheists in foxholes,” as well as to all freethinkers (atheists, agnostics, and skeptics of any persuasion) who serve … [Read more...]

Eugenie Scott to speak at Rock Beyond Belief

Rock Beyond Belief is proud to announce that Eugenie Scott will be speaking at our festival. Eugenie Scott is probably most well known for being the executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). That organization emerged from the grass roots efforts against "equal time for creationism" legislation which sprang up in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Since then, Eugenie has been a outspoken proponent of science and honest education. Her organization has achieved … [Read more...]

Unreasonable Faith posts about Rock Beyond Belief

Unreasonable Faith is one of the most popular atheist blogs on the internet, and today Vorjack did a post about us.  This kind of press is exactly what Rock Beyond Belief needs right now. Vorjack's post was gracious, but I think his European sensibilities overshadow his ability to really gauge the evangelical situation in the U.S. Military. You may have heard by now that there was a Christian concert and evangelical extravaganza at Fort Bragg, NC, called Rock the Fort. It was sponsored Billy … [Read more...]

Fort Bragg’s MWR: Uphill Battle

Fort Bragg's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) is the next obstacle to conquer. They have been very friendly and receptive to the idea of Rock Beyond Belief. If all goes well, they would be able to provide the logistical support and day-of-event coordination and funding for the event, via their Special Events section. My contact with them has been very positive. They stated that they would most definitely support Rock Beyond Belief, and allow us to use the main post parade field (Which is … [Read more...]

Rock the Fort revisited (part one of two)

If you have been following this website for a while, you have probably noticed the purposeful avoidance of discussing the Rock the Fort controversy. Yes, it's true that we'd like to stand on our own as an event, and distinguish ourselves as 'not just a counter-event.' However, in order to establish this difference, we need to explore exactly what and why the Rock the Fort event was offensive. If we are claiming to take the high road (and we are), we must first explain the low road. Luckily, … [Read more...]

God Discussion Radio to discuss Rock Beyond Belief

Deborah, host of God Discussion's Radio show will be interviewing me at 9:00 Eastern tonight! Click here to listen. Click here to read a little more about the episode. My segment is a late addition, because I had to clarify some things with my Public Affairs Office (PAO). So if you are reading the article in the above link, that is the reason for the missing information on Rock Beyond Belief.  PAO gave me the proper guidance, and I look forward to a lively discussion. I'll be on around … [Read more...]


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