Inspirational video of Megan Hurwitt, America’s newest Foxhole Atheist

Megan Hurwitt joined the military last week. This 44 second video of the ceremony is pretty awesome. Megan Hurwitt just joined the Texas Army National Guard. Her ceremony was in Houston, and it went like this: "I, your name." I, Megan Hurwitt. "Do solemnly swear." Do solemnly affirm.*pause* "To support and defend" To support and defend "The Constitution of the United States" the Constitution of the United States, "And the state of Texas" and the state of Texas, "against … [Read more...]

Why don’t you just get out of the Army if you hate it?

Spoiler: I don't hate it...? Fred English is a super-troll who goes out of his way to harass foxhole atheists. He found me on Facebook and has been saying dumb things to me ever since. Like this: "why dont you get out? if you dont like what the army does you damn sure joined and i know you did not get drafted" - Fred English, ignorant troll My reply: ‎Fred English, why would I get out of the Army? I love the Army, I love this country, and I follow my oath to serve and defend the … [Read more...]

Out of Iraq, Finally.

The A.P. just released a story that claims to know that we are abandoning the concept of troops in Iraq in 2012. I wish I could comment further, but this is welcome news personally. BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security … [Read more...]

Penn Jillette misses the point about Atheists and the Chaplaincy

I still love you, Penn - but I have to rebut you here. Penn released this video in May: http://www.youtube.com/embed/ozj8QRr9Fe8? Penn Jillette mentioned my activism's news coverage in the New York Times and the Rock Beyond Belief festival (which is most certainly 'back on', but was not at the time of this video.) This is a turning point in the push for respect and equality in the military for the atheist community, and he clearly appreciates this. In fact, a few months back he even … [Read more...]

Transcript of Army training reveals 83 instances of bypassing US Constitution

SGT Dustin Chalker, my friend and fellow foxhole atheist, wrote to me with exact figures from the mandatory Spiritual Fitness remedial training. Keep in mind, when reporters and lawyers are around - Spiritual Fitness is only about 'team spirit' and 'human spirit'. They emphatically declare that it has nothing to do with religion (clearly an admission that they understand such a thing would be illegal). This violates the No Religious Tests and Establishment Clauses of the U.S. … [Read more...]

U.S. Army forces Soldiers to learn Wiccan rituals, Christians need to fight back!

Sergeant Poe's Law Firm has been alerted. "Here is undeniable pictorial evidence that the Army is forcing me to learn Wiccan rituals." Sergeant Poe Here is the link to the Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center... act quickly before the new world order deletes the page. They even control Google Cache! Christians, are you thinking to yourself, "I can't believe the Army is forcibly teaching our soldiers about Wiccan rituals! That is un-American!" But they are. It's all part of the … [Read more...]

Army Chaplain Steven Firtko ‘simply offers’ Christ to atheist soldiers

An atheist just captured a Chaplain doing the wrong thing. And he's admitting to it as part of his regular routine. The sad thing is, he is not even aware of it. His job is to tend the needs of the existing flock, not to grow it. Other than in the extremely rare context of an atheist inviting such a conversation, he has no business bringing up the (pathetic) conversion tactics like complexity (appearance of design) and "It takes more faith to be an atheist." I can't even imagine a … [Read more...]

Recently killed Al Qaeda spokesman Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen

Navy atheist, Zachary Sneddon wrote: Aggressor or not, on foreign soil or not, Anwar al-Awlaki was a natural-born American citizen; he never renounced his citizenship, and that makes him a traitor, not a foreign combatant. Treason is the highest crime in our law code, but it is still a federal crime, and as a citizen he had exactly the same rights and entitlements to a fair and open trial that you or I do. How does THAT make you feel?  -Zachary Sneddon This launched a pretty amazing … [Read more...]

The single best video ever made about foxhole atheists (possibly NSFW)

This is that rare combination of well-informed reporting and genuinely funny brash sarcasm. Raleigh-based A-News is the DIY equivalent to the Daily Show / Colbert Report for atheists. I have no idea why this show isn't already massively popular. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhKKLhGijuQ This entire episode is dedicated to the recently reinvigorated struggle for acceptance by foxhole atheists. Is it too early to say 'the New Foxhole Atheists'? I'm proud to be one of the major players … [Read more...]

The Neverending Anti-Caturday

Screw crocoducks. Falcor is a freakin' dragodoodle. And he hates caturday. All apologies to Jen McCreight and Stormageddon (or whatever she named that cat)... Oh, it looks like she went with the name Pixel. I'm still not calling off my Falcor strike. Not as cool as a Luck Dragon, Jen! Although, that might change soon... I just found out that a remake of The Neverending Story is in the works for a 2014 release. Kinda wish I hadn't learned about it. Until then, I can smile like my pal, … [Read more...]