Calling all foxhole atheists – fill out THIS version of the Spiritual Fitness test.

That's right, there is research being done into that offensive mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training. I was shocked at the test, and surprised that I was the first person to even call it out.Please fill out this new version of the test no matter if you are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps... Active, Reserve, National Guard.If you are a CURRENT OR VETERAN U.S. Military service member: (Update: civilians can click here) CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW TEST U.S. Military Personnel and … [Read more...]

Military Atheists fight for your rights, please return the favor

***Seeking pictures of foxhole atheists***I've got a special project coming up that requires a few pictures of very out foxhole atheists. Candidates need to be willing to appear on a patriotic poster, potentially to be hung in a government building. I need high end resolution (but nothing ridiculous... don't jam my poor deployment internet connection with 10MB pictures).This is a draft (click to embiggen)Please post your pictures in the MASH group on Facebook if you want to submit s … [Read more...]

U.S. Army says: Spiritual people make better soldiers

I was shocked that I was the first person to 'break' the story of the Army's *mandatory* Spiritual Fitness testing, and the equally mandatory remedial training that comes with it when you fail. Hours of remedial Spiritual Fitness training - so that I don't commit suicide because I'm an atheist.So is 'Spiritual Fitness' about religion?There are two different and conflicting responses coming from DoD.One line paints a rosy picture where "Spiritual" means team spirit or human spirit.  This is … [Read more...]

Thank You Fort Bragg

Rock Beyond Belief’s earliest attempts were not taken seriously by Fort Bragg, as visitors may remember.However, the situation has changed drastically in the months since our first approach fell through. Fort Bragg’s Garrison Commander, Colonel Sicinski has made the right call, and has now approved our event with the full government support that was promised.There is a tangible momentum building in the foxhole atheist community, and we’ve reached a flash point. Our voices will be heard. With … [Read more...]

Army Chaplaincy’s Spiritual Resilience e-book removed from Amazon

The Army's controversial mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training has left a trail of confused defenders who are not all on the same page. They didn't all 'get the script' when it comes to the constitutional implications of  their program. Some say Spiritual Fitness and its interchangeable pseudonym Spiritual Resilience, is merely referring to 'Team Spirit' or 'Human Spirit'.  Most of its proponents, however, correctly assert that the concept is firmly rooted in religion.Maybe this wi … [Read more...]

Bad Religion T-shirt got soldier ejected from Dining Facility

Okay, so you might be able to see this one coming. But I think you should read SGT Daniel Kloberdanz full account of the story.He's not screaming for anybody's head or making a huge ordeal about it. It just came up in a conversation he and I had about a band we both like. It's worth sharing though, and I really like his take on it.And most importantly, I like how unafraid he is to be a foxhole atheist. More of this, please.It started with a common theme I see in my email box, a suggestion … [Read more...]

I was just on Fox News Radio…Kicking myself for not saying:

"Thanks for having me on the show. As you know, there are no atheists in fox news - so I really appreciate it!"Wistful thinking. Maybe next time. :)Anyway, I really do appreciate the Alan Colmes Show on Fox News Radio for having me on. They were kind enough to send me a copy of the segment.Alan started off with what many people expect to be a stumper, "I don't think either side should have events..." I couldn't agree more, but I don't have a time machine to stop Rock the Fort from … [Read more...]

There are only atheists in foxholes.

I just finished reading J. Anderson Thomson's why we believe in god(s). When I saw this, I knew I had to share it.A few months ago, MASH Fort Bragg hosted J. Anderson Thomson for our monthly speaker series. It was brilliant and engaging, and quite a few people showed up. He didn't even flinch when I told him that our group was forced to meet in our member's houses. We are still banned from meeting on post until approved by the Chaplaincy (now 7 months into the process...) We're … [Read more...]


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