National Guard advertises on a foxhole atheist’s blog

The National Guard is advertising on a foxhole atheists 'online blog'!These advertisements come from a large ad serving company, obviously. If you know how web advertising works, this is not as 'cool' as it sounds. So forgive me for building up this molehill.This is like the time I saw Military Intelligence jobs being advertised on FriendlyAtheist. … [Read more...]

Cold War account of why Mormons were over-represented as military translators

This is an excerpt from a very funny atheist Army veteran.I had no idea that many Mormons use/used the military as a way to learn languages for their missionary work. It makes sense.Late in her career, she describes being harassed simply for being pregnant or a woman, etc. The harassers were the same religious people who spent so much time trying to convert her.I was in from 1987-1990 during the end of the cold war when interrogators went to language school for a year or so.But the … [Read more...]

The atheist sign at Travis Air Force Base was vandalized again

This happened sometime before dawn, and is the second definitive act of vandalism.A piece of paper was scotch taped to the sign that said "GOD LOVES YOU". In case this had to be said, this was not part of the sign.At least the vandals did not do permanent damage, but this is troubling to say the least. What does this say about the perpetrators? It says they don't respect other's or their property, fail to understand humor and irony (FSM is a 'god' of sorts), and lack the courage to … [Read more...]

Let there be light, and a lot more of it for baby Jesus

Fresh off of being vandalized, the officials at Travis Air Force Base secure the lighting for the atheist sign. Sounds good right? Well like many parts of the story, it's once again 2 steps forward, one step back. Progress, but seriously... what the hell?They took down his 120 watt bulb, and replaced it with a 40 watt bulb. Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings explains in an epic Facebook post. Click to embiggenLet there be light!! …. and a lot more for Baby Jesus.The wise men only needed on … [Read more...]

Don’t get on the vasectomy bus

Vasectomy. Why do some women think it is hilarious to kick a guy when he's down? These are friends of mine, and pretty active in the freethought scene.Seriously, this conversation spun out of control rapidly. One woman mentions vasectomy, and all of a sudden another woman takes it too far. It seems that there really is such a thing as a 'Vasectomy Bus'.Click to embiggenAmy... yikes, your poor hubby!...and then SUE!!! WTF SUE!!!!**edit: FYI, there is some literature to back … [Read more...]

Another military base, another Nativity Scene – this time in Kentucky.

Foxhole atheists are taking notice of the rapid changes made at Travis Air Force Base nativity scene, spearheaded by Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings.Fort Campbell needs to rapidly respond to the atheists that want to put up a holiday display there. Early reports are stating that this was put up today.This is an absolutely inappropriate place. This is nowhere near a chapel, which is still inappropriate if they refuse to support an atheist group. Travis AFB officials blocked the efforts of … [Read more...]

Air Force’s Nativity Scene is now joined by the Flying Spaghetti Monster

This sign was finally put up by the atheists at Travis Air Force Base, donated by American Atheists. Click to embiggenStaff Sergeant Dan Rawlings is brave enough to do this without anonymity. The fight has not been easy. This 'win' is still bittersweet, as the atheists responsible are still banned from meeting on post. Say for instance, near this sign.They even had to fight for a light similar to the Nativity Scene, for nocturnal illumination.The sign has already been … [Read more...]

Jesus, people!

Right after the American Atheists / FLorida Atheists Secular Humanists regional meetup finished, this group started setting up.This was an awkward sign for a hotel conference room, with our without the hundreds of atheists there. That's also probably not the best phrase for congregation naming purposes. I'm just sayin'...The conference was awesome, and all of the speakers were great. Dave Silverman, Ashley Paramore, Greydon Square, and many more made this a memorable experience. I e … [Read more...]


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