MSNBC and NPR cover mandatory Soldier Fitness Tracker tests for Spiritual Fitness / Religion

Last Week, Keith Olberman of MSNBC, contacted me for an interview regarding the Soldier Fitness Tracker controversy. This kind of national visibility is exactly what this test for religion needs. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be cleared by my Public Affairs Office (PAO) in time for the intense time constraints of their production deadline. However, [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins to Speak at Fort Bragg’s Rock Beyond Belief

Richard Dawkins is arguably the most well-known advocate for evolution, biology, and atheism in modern times. We are extremely pleased to announce that Richard will be speaking at our festival on post at Fort Bragg, this Spring. We’ve certainly come a long way since September 25th, when Franklin Graham (already banned from the pentagon) rolled [Read More...]

MASH : Official Meetup for Military Atheists & Secular Humanists (Civilians Too)

Military Atheists & Secular Humanists Fort Bragg, NC M*A*S*H MASH is a meetup group launched a few days ago by my wife, Tianna, with the help of some of the most influential local non-theists. We are hopeful that with the recent positive exposure that our issues and groups have been getting, that a lot more [Read More...]

Smoking Gun proves Mandatory Army Spiritual Fitness Test is Religious Test, Unconstitutional

My (civilian) wife just took the controversial Global Assessment Tool / Soldier Fitness Tracker survey a few days ago, and she, like myself and hundreds of other foxhole atheists, failed the Spiritual Fitness section based on her honest answers. My wife did screen captures of all of it and I think you should see some things that got by [Read More...]

Soldiers forced to attend Spiritual Fitness Christian Concert or be punished

This is what we at Rock Beyond Belief are up against. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q56Fx9SrmRU With the recent events of the Soldier Fitness Tracker scandal that I broke, and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association’s proselytizing series of 7 hour concerts and preaching across the nation, it is becoming evident that the entire murky Spiritual Fitness concept needs to [Read More...]

How a non-theist Soldier fails mandatory Spirituality test

Ed Brayton’s popular ScienceBlog: Dispatches From the Culture Wars has been very nice to Rock Beyond Belief. Ed has posted about what we are trying to do with our festival, and has even graciously agreed to emcee the event. Since I broke the dreadful Soldier Fitness Tracker survey story last week, a lot of attention [Read More...]

Despite rumors: SGT Griffith does exist. Sorry, fundies!

Last week, I was (somehow) the first person to break the news about the Soldier Fitness Tracker (SFT) survey which implies that atheists like myself are unfit as soldiers, need therapy, and lack a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives.Well the story went viral and the millions of people trying to get to [Read More...]


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