There are no atheists in foxholes in sandstorms.

This picture was taken of Justin Griffith in (not so) broad daylight.There are no atheists in foxholes in sandstorms. We're too smart for that shit. Very beige In case you were wondering, yes you can dig a foxhole in the desert. Sand doesn't play nice with the most common weapons we use (M16 / M4), and it's not all that common. But it can be done in the desert terrain.But in a sandstorm?The current sandstorm we are going through out here would render digging efforts completely useless. … [Read more...]

The Rap Guide to Evolution Opening Off-Broadway

Baba Brinkman is known as the “rap troubadour” and he certainly lives up to that title with his eloquent flow and literary 'skillzzz.' However, at this point in his career it seems fitting that he should take on another worthy nom de plume. I suggest "neoclassical Renaissance MC" would be a fitting new moniker because Baba embodies the spirit of a true Renaissance Man with a talent for dropping mad rhymes. Even an abbreviated list of Baba’s abilities and achievements will make an ordinary human … [Read more...]

Have a Delicious Limited Public Forum and Eat it Too

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has recently released the following.I took these from my iPhone back in Easter while deployed in Afghanistan. I couldn't send them to my email until I got back from the deployment. These cakes were laid out in our combat Forward Operating Base dining facility during Easter, 2011.(name, rank, combat unit, military installation and MOS withheld) This is getting ridiculous. I've never seen John 3:16 proselytism via cake before. I'm pretty sure … [Read more...]

Camp Quest’s Amy Monsky Brings Secular Summer Camp to Ft Bragg Families 2012 (via USAMASH.org)

RBB and Military Atheists & Secular Humanists (MASH) is proud to call Amy Monsky a friend and ally.  A shooting star in the secular community, she has channeled a tremendous amount of energy into Camp Quest –  the summer camp beyond belief!Amy Monsky Camp Quest South Carolina DirectorCamp Quest Chesapeake StaffCamp Quest, Inc. Board of DirectorsSpearheading this region’s Camp Quest expansion, Amy has relentlessly worked to  establish and organize the first Camp Quest in South Carolin … [Read more...]

Rock Beyond the Bubble

Last week we posted a link to an article on our Facebook page entitled, "What is Facebook Hiding From You?" and it touched off a string of thought provoking comments and ideas so we thought it would be worth a closer look.   The article discusses the filter bubble - a curious problem that occurs when Internet searches yield results based upon your likes and preferences, thus shielding you from information that doesn’t confirm your previously established viewpoint.Whether or not you realize it, … [Read more...]

Merriam-Webster Cites Sergeant Griffith For “Secular” Entry

I really hope I don't misspell anything in this post.Anyway, Robert "Chip" Matthews, production manager at Rock Beyond Belief, got an interesting email this morning. Chip had signed up with Merriam-Webster's 'Word of the Day' messages a while back. Today's word of the day is Secular.Awesome. But it gets better. secular SEK-yuh-ler adjective 1 a :           of or relating to the worldly or temporal b :           not overtly or specifically religious c :           not ecclesiastical or cleric … [Read more...]

PandaMania Bible Summer Camp… Mascot Fail

I'm sure many of you will remember last week's story about the Fort Bragg Garrison Chaplain's annual Vacation Bible School.It turns out that many of our members are familiar with VBS products. Apparently, there are a few companies that launch new VBS packages every couple of years. This year, parents who sign the permission slip from the Fort Bragg schools are signing their children up for the PandaMania VBS package.Our lively Facebook community had responses filled with witty Panda … [Read more...]

Brave Army Captain On the Dangers of Fighting Proselytism

I get a lot of touching comments, and letters of support from inside and outside of the military. The Rock Beyond Belief team has a few officers on board, but this letter comes from a Captain who understands the complications keeping most of my fellow team members, and foxhole atheists in general, from publicly identifying themselves.In case the reader is unaware, simply speaking out in the military is not easy. And standing up for what is right when it comes to religion and proselytism is … [Read more...]


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