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...]

Which NFL player is more patriotic,Tim Tebow or Pat Tillman?

Larian wrote to me about a recent Unreasonable Faith post. Tim Tebow VS Pat Tillman If Tim Tebow's god was real, isn't that cheating when he prays so hard for victory? … [Read more...]

Kick-ass atheist student group raised funds for disabled veterans

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus has a very active Atheists group. UNCG- Atheists, Agnostics, Skeptics are a chapter of the Secular Student Alliance, so it's not surprising to hear that they are up to some meaningful activism. They have attracted some veterans of their own, and decided to actually do something meaningful on Veteran's Day. Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor our servicemen and women who have fought for our right to organize apart from religion.  So … [Read more...]

Glenwood Elementary admits mistake, apologizes for “I love Jesus because…”

American Atheists is proud to announce that Glenwood Elementary in the McDowell County (NC) School District, has apologized for the unconstitutional "I love Jesus because ___" controversy. An article I wrote here on FtB last week sounded the alert, and the secular internet community reacted strongly. Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media support is often crucial to our success at American Atheists (I'm the Military Director at American Atheists). Here are the results, for … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child and their ‘Jew boy scum’ enemies

Mikey Weinstein, the President and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation gets email. Some of it is not safe for work. This insane rant is brought to you in defense of the same program that is currently infecting McDowell County School District - Operation Christmas Child. Typical stinking jew boy Mikey to try to stop the love of Jesus to bring toys to needy children who will burn forever in the Lake of fire (like jewboy mikey will for sure) unless they are saved by the grace … [Read more...]

Pabst Yellow Ribbon Campaign

These yellow ribbons, stickers, and magnets are pointless and only benefit the makers of ribbons, stickers, and magnets. Find a soldier, veteran, or military spouse and just say "Thank you." Bonus points: beer is another way to spend about the same amount of money as the ribbon would have cost. That's why I'm dubbing this the 'Pabst Yellow Ribbon Campaign'. Check out all the ways you can give thanks and/or beer: … [Read more...]

High ranking chaplain leaves out ‘so help me god’ (awesome video)

Amazingly, this just happened. http://www.youtube.com/embed/7XQXBAGQ7xY? I already typed this into YouTube's description, so forgive the 3rd person narrative. The Chaplain respectfully leaves off "so help me god" for the deployed atheist soldier's re-enlistment ceremony. Chaplain (Colonel) Strohm is overseeing Sergeant Justin Griffith's re-enlistment ceremony. The Chaplain is a devout Christian with decades of active-duty service. Sergeant Griffith is the Military Director for … [Read more...]

Don’t buy ‘pray for our troops’ ribbons, buy the troops a beer

  ... Seriously. The "Pray for our troops" ribbons, stickers, and magnets have only proven to help the makers of ribbons, stickers, and magnets. For the same price, you can just buy one of us a beer. I showed a few (religious) soldiers this today. Typical reply: "Hell yeah!" We already have armor and technology to protect us. We have doctors to mend the wounds that can be healed. Some still wont make it, and the ones that do will proudly raise a glass in their honor. I … [Read more...]

Coming out as an atheist at Marine Corps League veteran’s group

The following is sent in by David Z. – A former Marine Corps NCO. He's sent me some pretty amazing stories that I've shared here, including being briefly arrested for not attending an inter-faith event during his training, and his run-in with future-WWE wrestler, Randy Orton - who beats people up for Jesus. In case you didn't know, I am the Marine who sent you my story about Randy Orton. I told you about "outing" myself to my Marine Corps League and that I got a "no atheists in foxholes" … [Read more...]

Shitfaced in the Portal Potty

I've been deployed to the sandbox for several months. So I made this: What do you think about my Portal Potty? Don't get the joke? You must not have played the science and physics-based video game Portal (or it's incredible sequel - what an ending!) That's okay, you don't have to play it to get it, but you totally should. Even if you don't like video games. Watch this 30 second clip, and you'll get the idea. http://www.youtube.com/embed/H50wW4eAFKo? Portals are person-sized … [Read more...]