Military funds marriage seminar by Pentecostal fans of Newt Gingrich

Fort George G. Meade, Maryland is a high-tech media-savvy military base. It's home to NSA, the new United States Cyber Command, and the largest joint Public Affairs training academy - Defense Information School (DINFOS).Fort Meade is a little brainier than most bases... So, how the hell did this happen?*If you want to see the original advertisement, click here before the Fort Meade official facebook page takes it down.*Mike and Trisha Fox run the website Marriage For Today, and tr … [Read more...]

Why the US Military’s suicide statistics are dead wrong

I've seen way too many people regurgitate flawed stats regarding suicide rates in the US Military. It seems that the DoD and / or defense-policy think-tanks have created some palatable 'synthetic data'.Going back to the 2001-2008 time period, this study seems to be a typical example. It's from RAND, a large think-tank currently funded by the US Government and private endowments. Their biggest claim to fame is the 'mutually assured destruction' nuclear weapon strategy of the Cold War era. E … [Read more...]

Navy veteran sacrificed his life to save another in Aurora

The Associated Press just put out a blast profiling many of the victims of Friday's massacre in Aurora, CO. One of the first things I noticed in the initial reporting was that two Air Force personnel were accounted for, but one Navy service member was still missing.I kept hoping for this to be clarified as a misunderstanding. As the commotion died down, such a statement did not come. Reports started trickling in of Navy veteran Jonathan Blunk's death by Saturday.From the AP:AURORA, … [Read more...]

Congressman told by DoD that all military suicide victims are atheists

In 2009 a part of the US Army called Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) sprang forward to deal with the rising suicide rate. They spent $125 million taxpayer dollars. They wasted it.The BBC released an article saying that the military's suicide rate has now climbed to roughly one per day.Suicide in the US military has sharply increased this year, hitting a rate of almost one death per day, figures show.As of 3 June, 2012 active-duty suicides reached 154, compared with 130 in the same … [Read more...]

Atheist Chaplain’s Assistant delivers powerful speech (MUST SEE)

Sergeant Nicholas Amann's re-enlistment ceremony was not typical by any means. Sgt. Amann is not your typical soldier. He's prior-infantry but re-classed to chaplain's assistant so he could help other soldiers. He's also an atheist.My wife almost cried when she saw this.Sergeant Nicholas AmannFoxhole Atheist | Chaplains Assistantwww.youtube.com/embed/vV6BD6MryY0#t=196My wife nearly lost it when he choked up a bit. I noticed it came while quoting scripture that urged forgiveness … [Read more...]

Tea Party Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) will be hearing from my lawyers

71 shot, 12 dead.This tragedy had already been re-purposed by opportunist theocrats by early this morning - 8 hours later. Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) went on the air and attributed this massacre to 'attacks on Christianity' and specifically cited so-called 'unreleased DoD statistics' that military suicides are all / mostly atheists.I am in the process of writing a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request to see what he is talking about. I'm pretty sure he's referring to the illegal, … [Read more...]

Tea Party congressman blames Dark Knight shooting on atheism, points to military.

Igor Volsky has an incredible story at Think Progress.Volsky uncovered a Texas Tea Party congressman blaming the Aurora shooting on 'attacks on Christianity', furthermore citing 'unreleased' DoD suicide statistics pointing to atheists killing themselves.www.youtube.com/embed/Qwqe0lNnUqI?Excerpt:Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have expressed their sympathies for the victims in Friday morning’s shooting in Aurora, Colorado, but at least one Republican lawmaker is using the t … [Read more...]

When foxhole atheists find each other, they organize

Sergeant Joshua Gould is a foxhole atheist stationed at Fort Bragg. He wrote to me with two important questions, so I'm breaking them into two posts.Do you have some sort of club?So I have been reading your blog for a while and I went to the Rock Beyond Belief a few months ago. I have been lucky in my Army career and have always been open with my beliefs and have never dealt with any persecution of any kind. Well, aside from the strongly religious folks who get upset when discussions come … [Read more...]


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