Shelley Segal will perform at Rock Beyond Belief 2

For those of you who don't know she is a singer/songwriter from Australia. Her music is quite simply amazing! She'll be playing in New Orleans in the American Humanist Conference the first week of June if any of you are in that area. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-h_jNiSczw Show up or you hate the troops! Base: We are still attempting work with the base to finalize everything. I will have more information forthcoming. Within the next 2-3 weeks I should receive confirmation from the … [Read more...]

I get email: Texas is the reason

I am the recipient of electronic messages. Curtis is from Texas and he doesn't ask for much. All I ask is that you PLEASE watch these video's. Texas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGQDkCi-OIY&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv8pLUMDVRc&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvIbqf7MuE0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRSjzY0s0SM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4LFWfwZALE -Curtis Jernigan My reply: Curtis … [Read more...]

Rock And Roll is Evil

Rock out for Jesus... Being raised in a very fundamentalist household I knew that it was imperative to reach out to people and convince them their very soul was at stake in a spiritual war that had been raging since the beginning of time (which would make time a linear concept—not something I entirely agree with {not the point}). From the earliest stages of my life I was raised in a pentecostal community where people would bang on drums, run circles through the church aisles, speak in … [Read more...]

West Point’s dangerous medieval Christian Crusader imagery

This is another one of those times that foxhole atheists need you to speak for them. West Point cadet, Blake Page has shunned anonymity. It was a moot offer on my behalf anyway, he already sent this up his chain of command, and they remain silent. Though he does not speak on behalf of the US Army or the DoD, he's absolutely correct - this is not only illegal, it's simply dangerous. *West Point Cadet - Blake Page writes:* Bottom Line Up Front: The 3rd Regiment Shield and motto are currently … [Read more...]

Are you smarter than a 13th Grader? Muslim + Catholic editions

Siara is a young woman who is taking college courses on top of her routine semesters as a 17 year old Junior in high school. She wrote to me to help her with her Comparative World Religions course. Her assignment was to ask three different people from three different world views a series of questions. I gave her my atheist answers a few days ago. I asked her if she'd please provide the other two sets of answers, and she obliged. I'm kind of frightened that grown men think these things are … [Read more...]

I’ll give you the courtesy…

  Why should I listen to you about God? Recently I have been having some philosophical discussions with someone I work with. He's a very ardent and enthusiastic Christian. Upon learning about my lack of faith in any deity he took an interest in getting to know me better. Maybe he wants to convert me. He's never been too pushy, though, so I can overlook his lack of intellectual enlightenment over the pointless zealousness of his religious preference. The best part of my conversations … [Read more...]

Are you smarter than a 13th grader?

I get a lot of email from college students - on a wide variety of subjects, anthropology, psychology, political science and philosophy. One time I was even alerted to this brain-stabbing, and military-backed 'angel healing' college. This time, I'm visited by a young college freshman in a comparative religion's course. Hi, my name is Siara. I am a 17 year old girl from Georgia. I am currently taking a Worldview college course and my current assignment is to interview 3 people all with … [Read more...]

Reinstating Gay Oppression in the Military?!?

Last year... I'm sure we all remember the outcry from the liberty hounds when the National Defense Authorization Act last year authorized indefinite detention over U.S. citizens as long as they are accused of 'terrorism' and can be held without trial until the end of the War on Terror (this is currently being challenged in court). This year... Well this year members of Congress are injecting a hateful bigoted religious agenda into the NDAA. The current bill up for vote holds two provisions … [Read more...]

PZ does it

PZ does 'it'...? By 'it' I mean 'PZ supports the troops', and not just his son who is an officer in the US Army. Paul Loebe is a foxhole atheist in the United States Marine Corps. Paul is leading a small group of people toward the front line of a subterranean culture war that the evangelicals have been waging in the US Military for decades. That small group is growing. PZ Myers joined the lineup for Rock Beyond Belief 2 in San Diego, CA - Summer 2013. I thought that the first festival … [Read more...]

Jesus, Camp Pendleton! 2nd foxhole atheist festival announced

My name is Paul Loebe and I am a Marine Sergeant. I am stationed at Camp Pendleton and I am an atheist. I'm working on this: In the beginning I spent a quarter century of my life heavily involved in church as a Bible-thumping believer. Then came the fateful day when I began to compare the teachings of the Bible alongside historical and scientific data and my path towards recognizing my cognitive dissonance began. Needless to say the mindless drivel that guides religious faith fell apart … [Read more...]