Military Discrimination Against Christians??

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Fox News columnist Todd Starnes is at it again. Determined to see an anti-Christian bias in the military where none exists, he published this in a post from July 8th, 2013: There is a clear and present danger to religious liberty within the military, says a coalition of groups who believe the Obama Administration is pushing a secular, anti-religious culture on the nation's armed forces."Christians who choose to live out their faith find themselves incompatible with the secular view of … [Read more...]

Why the move?

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The chief motivation for moving the RBB blog to Patheos is to circumvent the increasingly frequent blocking of our site at many military bases. These bases allow similar content from religious perspectives, so it's not just some blanket policy on blogs. Frankly, this is likely to come up again (and again). Even the main website for the festival we launched was blocked by many military bases, despite the event being largely staffed by DoD personnel. Blogging with ferocious activists like Chris … [Read more...]

Just Worm Food

The toughest job in the military? We've all seen it portrayed in fiction. Unfortunately, you or someone you know may have experienced it first hand. One of the hardest tasks any uniformed servicemember could ever perform: notifying the next of kin of a fallen comrade.  According to the U.S. Army, the "casualty notification team" will consist of  "the Casualty Notification Officer and a Chaplain". If the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 passes with an amendment introduced by New … [Read more...]

Graphic Artists / Designers

New site changes means new graphics!! We want your help, and to make you a part of the team!  Right now what we need is a new facebook coverphoto, profile pic, twitter background. There is no prize except pride in helping and showing off your work. We might even need your help later with something a little bigger.  Remember this is dedicated to foxhole atheists!! Make it patriotic, atheistic most important, have fun and get creative! :)    Cat       … [Read more...]

Expanding the Team: Introducing the Assistant Director at Rock Beyond Belief

Greetings I have ideas on topics to post about however, after reading Casey's introduction I realized before getting started I should probably write introduction of my own. I don't know about you, I find it difficult sometimes to talk about myself. I am never without something to say as long as the topic is not me, :) My name is Cat Burns, I have been a non-believer throughout my life. It wasn't until 2007 when I took the "atheist" label. I started volunteering in the atheist community … [Read more...]

Camp Pendleton Cornered Into Ceasing All Large Religious Events After a Decade of Violations!

Say WHAAAT!?! When I first contacted Justin about Rock Beyond Belief 2 my primary motivation was to meet other foxhole atheists. I can honestly say there are more of us out there than the numbers truly reveal! Most of us are just content to live and let live. Perhaps, in that, I am the exception to the rule. I've always been the type of guy to challenge the status quo when I knew it was wrong, to stand up for the little guy, and to push back when I saw a bully on the rampage. I never thought … [Read more...]

Jessica Ahlquist to speak at Rock Beyond Belief II

If you don't know... Jessica Ahlquist is the brave teenager from Rhode Island who stood up against her school, her town, and her state to get an unconstitutional prayer banner removed from her school that had been standing for 49 years!!! Since she came out to fight for and defend the constitution she has received numerous threats and insults from the religious right but has not waivered in her resolve or backed down in the least. I can honestly say that I don't think I would have been that … [Read more...]

Former Pastor turned Atheist to speak at Rock Beyond Belief 2!

20 years into the ministry... Teresa MacBain spent more than two decades as a Baptist and Methodist minister under the tutelage of her father. She worked as a worship minister, an associate pastor and a senior pastor of her own church. March of this year she finally stepped out of the religious closet and entered the world of reason. She outed herself in the national spotlight at the American Atheist convention and let the world know that you didn't need to believe in a god to be a good … [Read more...]


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