Baba Brinkman writes about the festival

Baba Brinkman slayed the crowd with his extensive lexicon and concise delivery at Fort Bragg last weekend. Then he wrote to all of his fans about it:

Last weekend Mr. Simmonds and I traveled to Fort Bragg, NC for Rock Beyond Belief, the historical first on-base rock concert for military non-believers. The day got off to a late start due to a morning downpour, which was gloated over by the spiteful devout but only until about 1pm, and after that the clouds blew over and we had beautiful sunshine all day, although we had the good sense not to take it personally. The turn-out was estimated at around 1500 by one of the organizers I spoke to, and the day was one of highly-rational family fun. Here’s a news report on the local TV Channel 14 that makes ample use of our performance.

Once the rain stopped and after a brief soundcheck Jamie and I rocked a set of Darwinian rap songs, followed by a speech from headliner Richard Dawkins. I had met Dawkins a few times before but until Rock Beyond Belief he had never been exposed to the Rap Guide to Evolution experience. He told me with typical exuberance that he “enjoyed the performance.” The Associated Press reported positively on the concert, and their article – which quotes me as eloquently shouting: “We got any Darwin fans in the house?!?” – was syndicated far and wide. Here it is at, complete with endless comments expressing outrage that atheists would dare to unapologetically make our existence known and even seem to enjoy the experience.


Baba also premiered a song dedicated to our struggles in the military atheist community. Video will be forthcoming!

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  • Robin

    I read some of the comments at the link. Then it occurred to me, Pastafarianism must be real. I was at Ft Bragg that day, and was disheartened by the rain. At one point I declared “Will some one please tell the Flying Spaghetti Monster to PLEASE STOP DRAINING THE PASTA!” Shortly after that, it stopped raining. My prayer was answered, FSM must be real. I only wish I had asked him/her to increase the attendance too!

  • Antares42

    Dear cod, that link was awful. All the classic tropes were in the comments: The quip about the bad weather, the “atheist nazis and communists”, the “why do they want to become a distinctive faith group if they don’t have faith”, the misunderstanding of the Big Bang (“who made that giant rock that exploded?” wtf) and the implication that a made-up story is better than a hypothesis under trial, the “no atheists in foxholes” bullshit, the “america is a christian nation” stuff, the “Darwin was a Christian” non-argument…

    Oh I could go on. But I don’t want to.


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