Fort Bragg troll researches lyrics, “Spoonboy has daddy issues lol”

Here we go again. This is basically how it started with the hysteria about Aiden's lyrics, but then some unethical journalism spun it out of control. Now it's right on the Fort Bragg official facebook post about Rock Beyond Belief. I was wondering how long it would take for fundies to turn on another musician in our lineup. Someone discovered the intensely intellectual pop-gems that David Combs a.k.a. Spoonboy belts out. But they didn't attack the atheist stuff. It got weird. Instead they … [Read more...]

Fort Bragg’s Camp Quest is massive, Dawkins to meet with kids.

I asked Camp Quest, South Carolina's (CQSC) Amy Monsky for a schedule of her activities. I'm super impressed. Look at this thing, it represents so much work. Click to embiggen... this is pretty much amazing. So much is going on there! This is in addition to the 400 pounds of corn starch going into making the 'Oobleck' or non-newtonian fluid. We had to rent cement mixers for this. But kids will literally be able to walk on water (or sink if they stand still) right in front of the main … [Read more...]

The parachute team is *not* atheist and they are forced to perform

Justice has prevailed with one of the last big-ticket "equal levels of support" to secure. The prestigious Golden Knights are working on a way to do a demonstration jump at our event, just as they had at the Christian event - including at least one atheist. There obviously was a lot of back and forth over the past year to secure this. 2 other teams turned us down, for frivolous and or very 'convenient' reasons. We appreciate the GK commanders who came through for us, and we understand that … [Read more...]

Military A-Week: How to put ATHEIST on your records (all branches)

Yesterday I told you why it was IMPORTANT to stand up and be counted as an "ATHEIST" and not a "NO-REL-PREF". Today, I'm going to tell you how. Army: Walk in to your unit's S-1 office. Ask them to update your ERB or ORB. Tell them you want to fix your religious preference. Tell them you want "ATHEIST". If they say anything about it not being an option, calmly explain that they are mistaken, and to check the list (it's alphabetical for them.) If  you still need more 'proof', here is the … [Read more...]

Bragg announced the atheist event on Facebook. HELP! Troll Patrol!

I'm so proud of Fort Bragg's embrace of the atheist festival. They just posted it prominently on their Facebook page, as promised. Predictably, the trolls are already out. Please, help us. [edit: please note there is a 2nd post that desperately needs some of your help!] Melissa wrote: "I have been praying for this, pray that when this man gets up to speak that only Gods words comes out of his mouth that what ever he has prepared to say doesn't fit to be said that the Christians of Fort … [Read more...]

“A-week” for the military: Demand ‘ATHEIST’ on your records

Don't back down brothers and sisters. Out of those closets. If you have NO-REL-PREF on your records, you are wrong. Go to S-1 today. You walk right in. Tell them you want to update your records. Tell them your religious preference is wrong. They will type a few things. When they get to the correct screen, they'll ask you what you want instead of NO-REL-PREF. You look them in the eye and tell them "ATHEIST". That's it. Nothing else to it. It takes two minutes. "ATHEIST" is on the list, … [Read more...]

Why having Nate Phelps at Fort Bragg is important

People are starting to make noise about Nate Phelps joining the Reason Rally lineup last week. And for good reason: the Westboro Baptist Church / God Hates Fags hate-speech advocates may be clashing face to face with Nate (son of the infamous patriarch behind WBC, and blood-relative to nearly all them.) But I don't think word has gotten out that Nate is also slated to speak at Fort Bragg's upcoming atheist festival. This will bring Nate's story full circle in a triumphant way. … [Read more...]

Is our radio advertisement for the atheist festival over the top?

Well yes, yes it is. But we like to have fun here. Rock Beyond Belief radio ad This is our 'demo tape' for the atheist festival on Fort Bragg. We'd only do something along these lines for the rock station. NPR just doesn't seem like a good place for "AIDEN WILL RUIN YOUR FAMILY AND DESTROY YOUR CIVILIZATION!" I'd give anything to hear Ira Glass say that though. We had trouble not laughing as Lance said "Freedom isn't free, but this festival is." That phrase is in one of our cadences, and … [Read more...]

Military gets nervous when I use Words Such As Burn

After lyrics to Aiden's song Hysteria were intentionally taken out of context to imply that we were going to burn down churches... well Fort Bragg got a little nervous. But I'm proud of them, they really came through the 'crisis' in a big way. We are now specifically guaranteed the right "to be critical of organized religion and it's adherents." In writing, no less. But we are still puzzled by the people who really believe we intend to burn churches! (Including chaplains!) How am I … [Read more...]

Best reaction to “Footprints in the Sand” Jesus poster EVER.

This is from the late 90's sleeper hit 'Outside Providence'. The young boy is explaining the Footprints picture/poem to his older brother's friend, a guy named Drugs Delaney. Drugs is in top form. www.youtube.com/embed/cwN8ZUKFv9A? Yep. He pretty much sums up how I answer apologists who blather along similar lines. Watch the movie, if you haven't already. Definitely worth it. … [Read more...]