God Hates Bleeps

Minnesota Atheists radio show had me on the air last week, and I reached a milestone. I’ve officially been BLEEPED on the air! @#$% YES! Why? Because I said the phrase “God Hates Fags” – a phrase that is shocking, but nonsensical to me. I was relating to the Minnesota Atheists audience the new developments in our saga. I mentioned that Nate Phelps had joined the lineup and briefly explained his back story. That’s quite impossible to do without using... Read more

We Just Received a $50,000 Donation From the Stiefel Freethought Foundation

AMAZING! The Stiefel Freethought Foundation has just increased their pledge to Rock Beyond Belief to $50,000. This is enough money to allow the nonreligious military community to fully fund the event on the parade field at Fort Bragg this Fall. All we need now is co-sponsorship from Fort Bragg (which they promised and even sort of delivered before). This removes one of the last possible pseudo-arguments held over our heads. They denied us any funding at all on our first... Read more

David Barton’s Pants Are On Fire… For Jesus

Long time ally of Rock Beyond Belief, Chris Rodda (right) is in the middle of a press storm again. She is the author of Liars For Jesus, which explains the relatively recent phenomenon of history revisionism in the name of Christianity. David Barton is the worst offender, and bears the brunt of the majority of her assault. He is guilty of quote-mining and using out of context historical references, or shockingly just outright lies about our nation’s history. He wants... Read more

National Day Of Reason Event on NC State Capitol Grounds

Triangle Freethought Society Hosts National Day of Reason On North Carolina’s Capitol Grounds Raleigh, NC – Capitol Grounds Thursday, May 5th 11:45am – 1:15pm The Triangle Freethought Society will be hosting events for the National Day of Reason on the State Capitol grounds In Raleigh, NC on Thursday, May 5th, from 11:45am until 1:15pm. The lunchtime program is in response to the government endorsed National Day of Prayer, and will include nationally recognized speakers: Roy Speckhardt is executive director of... Read more

Raising the US Flag the Day After Bin Laden’s Death Announced

Five hours ago, President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden. Special Operations carried out in Pakistan ended with a bullet in Bin Laden’s head. Celebrations erupted in the streets of nation, despite the near midnight announcement. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvW60YKfULM I’m proud of the military members who carried this mission out. I’m proud of my Commander-in-Chief, who even took some flack during the election season over promising to take military action in Pakistan if that’s where terrorists were. I’m proud of... Read more

NY Times Covers Foxhole Atheist Justin Griffith’s Activism

The New York Times ran a high-visibility story on the foxhole atheist activist projects that I’ve spearheaded in the last 6 months. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — In the military, there are more than 3,000 chaplains who minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of active duty troops, regardless of their faiths. The vast majority are Christians, a few are Jews or Muslims, one is a Buddhist. A Hindu, possibly even a Wiccan may join their ranks soon. But an atheist? Strange... Read more

My Dad Wishes Me Happy Easter and Completely Debunks Science

My Dad is pretty awesome. Hope you, Tianna and Baby Zoe are having a great Easter.  And don’t forget the reasoning for the seasoning! Have you considered alternate explanations for things that ‘science’ tries to tell us?  I offer this bit for your consideration: So while you’re all concerned about atheists in foxholes, the real question should be: “ARE THERE DINOSAURS IN FOXHOLES?” Just sayin’. -Dad Flawless. Which reminds me of the ultimate debate tactic that many Christian apologists employ.... Read more

Tornadoes are evil and my cat is a bastard

I was gone for two minutes. In the meantime, Zero did this (above) The speakers were freaking out with loud error beeps (which continued for several minutes after I removed him). There is no way he was comfortable, and he clearly has a spiteful ‘In your face’ smile. Damage done: closed 3 email replies (not recovered) launched VLC crashed VLC crashed a browser (twice actually because he opened hundreds of tabs, and I was naive enough to try to restore... Read more

Rock Beyond Belief Has Officially Resubmitted With Fort Bragg

It’s official – last night, we resubmitted our packet to Fort Bragg for an autumn date. Yesterday, I visited Fort Bragg’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) office that was assigned to support our first attempt. Later, we officially resubmitted Rock Beyond Belief’s packet. I even brought my daughter, Zoe Madalyn Griffith (2 months old now!) She is like a secret weapon because she is so cute. No word back from Fort Bragg or MWR just yet, keep an eye out.... Read more

Wrecked Beyond Belief – Tornado Strikes My Neighborhood

All apologies for the recent quiet period on this site, but disaster has literally struck. April 16 brought multiple fierce tornadoes to many parts of North Carolina, including the Fayetteville area that surrounds Fort Bragg. This was a house in my neighborhood. The same scene plays out over long tracks of these streets, skipping over some and pummeling others. Luckily, our house was spared severe damage. But it was close. Just down the street, there is a house where nothing... Read more
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