A brand new foxhole atheist sent me a few pictures from his cell phone. He’s in ‘hell week’ or ‘reception week’ of basic training. In a few days, his phone will be confiscated by his drill sergeants. He’ll get it back when he’s a soldier.
This is Fort Jackson, SC. These posters are not government issued and are not supposed to be up. Since the command is either unaware or more likely – complicit – they’ve basically established another weird little ‘Limited Public Forum’. All points of view are welcome regarding the topics put forward on these posters.
The posters themselves are the graffiti
It seems that reddit’s meme factory is getting through to the masses. I’ve seen this sentiment before, and it’s great to see it actually put into action outside of r/atheism.
This next one is crazy, though. This is a poster that encourages you to provide bibles to complete strangers (notably, at a cost). Definitely not the message you want to spread to new troops. Evangelicals and zealots among them will get a ‘green light’ to proselytize towards Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Wiccan and atheist troops.
Now ‘some soldier’ fixed it. Now it’s clear to anyone reading this that this is stupid, unethical, and a waste of resources. Perhaps the other new recruits even had chuckle. There is a penis drawn in there too.
I’m glad that I don’t see these soldiers writing on the actual walls, because that would be graffiti.