First Official Rock Beyond Belief Trailer Released

YouTube’s themanofearth put together this amazing video for us in HD. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0YXnGeRnQ My friend Adam (themanofearth – you should definitely subscribe to his channel) put together this awesome video for us. The audio comes with the help of The Skeptic Hour podcast – an up and comer in the scene. The high quality microphone I was speaking on comes courtesy of FrostCall – the secular podcast from former Marine Corps service member, Tom and his wife Wendy. This video was… Read more

BRB, Surgery.

I’ll be out of commission for a few more days. I just had major surgery. The surgery was painful, and I can barely walk. But, I’m trying to deal with it all with humor. Please forgive me for this post. NSFW (more…) Read more

MASH Gets Monster Press Coverage, Foxhole Atheists Organize

Three months ago, I launched the Military Atheists & Secular Humanists (MASH) with the help of a handful of really motivated Soldiers and civilians from the Fort Bragg secular community. This weekend was huge for us. We received an overwhelming level of publicity, and interest is snow-balling. Several major news organizations have been in contact with me over the last few weeks. The Associated Press ran an article on Friday that seems to be plastered everywhere! Update: 7 April 2011:… Read more

Rock Beyond Belief festival sold to Billy Graham, becomes interfaith event

FINAL UPDATE: This was an April Fools joke. I’m sorry that so many of you freaked out at work and yelled at other people for our sake. The crew here had a blast reading the comments here and on Facebook. We really needed a laugh,  thank you very much for providing that for us. Just to clarify: Rock Beyond Belief is still the same, and we are still re-organizing for Fall 2011. We’ll see how it goes now that so… Read more

Our Friends at Triangle Freethought Society Launch Massive Billboard Campaign

The Triangle Freethought Society is a perfect example of a secular community doing their part to normalize non-belief in America.Perhaps I’m a little biased, because half of their upper echelon joined our event staff. That happened in October, when very few people took us seriously. Our own local secular community, the Fort Bragg chapter of the Military Atheists & Secular Humanists (M*A*S*H) wants to emulate and maybe even piggy-back off the Triangle Freethought Society (TFS). TFS is just out of… Read more

CNN’s Dr. Wendy Walsh Claims Atheists Die First

What the hell is wrong with people? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_I5Z5q8A68 Dr. Wendy Walsh says “…it doesn’t mean that science has the answers for everything… Most studies on survivors show that atheists die first. Because if you don’t believe in something super-natural, how can you imagine that you yourself have supernatural abilities enough to survive?” Batshit crazy. So, science doesn’t have the answers, but lets use scientific studies to justify super powers…? I have nothing but respect for my fellow religious Soldiers. It… Read more

Greg Epstein, Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain

An influential Chaplain has joined our lineup. Is it possible we are approaching legitimacy in the eyes of Fort Bragg? Let’s hope so. “One billion people around the world, including over forty million Americans and over one in five Americans age 18 to 25 identify with no religion. Imagine the positive impact these people could have on the world if, in the coming generations, they were to realize that Humanism is what they have in common.” – Greg Epstein Greg… Read more

Foxhole Atheist Justin Griffith’s reply to Fort Bragg Commander

***Attention Readers*** The following is my reply to Colonel Sicinski, the Garrison Commander at Fort Bragg. He had commented on this website two weeks ago, and I’ve now received assurance that I would be able to post and respectfully reply to it without fear of repercussions. I maintain the utmost respect for my entire chain of command, and appreciate this opportunity to clear the air about some complicated issues. —- Sir, I really appreciate that you reached out to me… Read more

Nobody On Our Lineup Has Been Banned From Army Events

This is another entry in the The Great Rock the Fort Swindle – exploring the disparity between the support for Rock the Fort and the Rock Beyond Belief. Franklin Graham is the driving force behind the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, who co-sponsored (along with Fort Bragg) the Rock the Fort event. He has previously been banned from official Army events before, and it makes me wonder why his organization was given so much support. In comparison, nobody on our lineup,… Read more

Nate Phelps – Son of ‘God Hates Fags’ Fred Phelps – joins lineup

“THANK GOD FOR DEAD SOLDIERS” A sign commonly held up by the Westboro Baptist Church as they protest at the funerals of Soldiers. Recently, the Supreme Court upheld their right to continue to do this. WBC is largely comprised of a single extended family, the Phelps family. Fred Phelps is an aging hate-mongering idiot who generally stays behind when the rest of the gang travels the nation to ‘protest’. Half of the family have trained to become lawyers, as they fund… Read more