Army Chaplaincy’s Spiritual Resilience e-book removed from Amazon

The Army's controversial mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training has left a trail of confused defenders who are not all on the same page. They didn't all 'get the script' when it comes to the constitutional implications of  their program. Some say Spiritual Fitness and its interchangeable pseudonym Spiritual Resilience, is merely referring to 'Team Spirit' or 'Human Spirit'.  Most of its proponents, however, correctly assert that the concept is firmly rooted in religion.Maybe this wi … [Read more...]

I was just on Fox News Radio…Kicking myself for not saying:

"Thanks for having me on the show. As you know, there are no atheists in fox news - so I really appreciate it!"Wistful thinking. Maybe next time. :)Anyway, I really do appreciate the Alan Colmes Show on Fox News Radio for having me on. They were kind enough to send me a copy of the segment.Alan started off with what many people expect to be a stumper, "I don't think either side should have events..." I couldn't agree more, but I don't have a time machine to stop Rock the Fort from … [Read more...]

Fort Bragg approves on-post atheist festival, Rock Beyond Belief

On March 31st, 2012, Fort Bragg will be hosting Rock Beyond Belief with the full support it was promised. This just might be the turning point in the foxhole atheist community's struggle for acceptance, tolerance and respect. It's an amazing time to be a non-believer in the U.S. Military on the cusp of a major break-through.The public is invited, free of charge, to see this revolution begin to bear fruit. Our key-note speaker, Richard Dawkins regularly draws crowds in the thousands, e … [Read more...]

Eugenie Scott, Josh Rosenau, Donald Prothero support foxhole atheists

Our team is crashing the 2011 TAM - The Amazing Meeting - and we've snapped some pictures with some secular celebrities who support foxhole atheists and what we're doing here at Fort Bragg. I'll post them here and on Facebook, as they trickle back to me.First up was the TAM workshop: Defending Evolution in the Classroom and Beyond. Featuring Eugenie Scott, Joshua Rosenau, and Donald Prothero - this was a great way to kick off an amazing meeting. I wish I could have been there myself. H … [Read more...]

ACLU, AU Tells the Army That They Must Approve Atheist Festival

This letterhead is a surefire way to turn some heads:The Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, ACLU, and ACLU North Carolina, and are rallying around the Rock Beyond Belief festival. They delivered an impressive letter to Secretary of the Army, and officials at Fort Bragg yesterday, which you can read here [pdf].They have already recovered hundreds of pages of documents relating to the evangelical Christian festival from 2010, known as Rock the Fort. Their stated goal was … [Read more...]

Brave Army Captain On the Dangers of Fighting Proselytism

I get a lot of touching comments, and letters of support from inside and outside of the military. The Rock Beyond Belief team has a few officers on board, but this letter comes from a Captain who understands the complications keeping most of my fellow team members, and foxhole atheists in general, from publicly identifying themselves.In case the reader is unaware, simply speaking out in the military is not easy. And standing up for what is right when it comes to religion and proselytism is … [Read more...]

Interact with Nate Phelps, Estranged Atheist Son of ‘God Hates Fags’ Pastor

Nate Phelps has graciously agreed to take questions from all of you during the 24 hour rapture party on Saturday May 21st.You heard about it right? Rapture parties are great and all... but it's also Armed Forces Day. So Deborah from God Discussions has thrown together a star-studded 24 hour internet video telethon. Foxhole atheists have a huge legal fight coming, and our friends and allies at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation are going to be leading the charge. Think of some questions … [Read more...]

24 Hour Internet Telethon For Foxhole Atheists on Rapture Day

Despite being a notoriously stupid thing to predict, someone has figured out the day of the apocalypse! (again)By now you've heard about the Rapture / end-times predictions for Friday May 21. You might even be attending a cool Rapture themed party. But, did you know that May 21st is also Armed Forces Day? We are the benefactor for an awesome interactive 24 hour rapture party / telethon! This post will be 'sticky' all week, expand it for more details. … [Read more...]


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