Army’s insane Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center gets remade by atheists

Jason Torpy, president of MAAF, sent out a request for some visibility on his remake of the Army’s insane Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center. I thought that was a pretty fun idea. I remember telling Jason in late March about the ridiculous website. We both kept finding more and more crazy stuff. Remember, this is brought to you by the same department that brought you the *mandatory* Spiritual Fitness testing and remedial training. You, remember… the stuff that has ‘nothing to … [Read more...]

Atheist singers wanted for National Anthem on a large military base

Can you sing? Do you want to support the troops with your voice? Are you free on March 31st, 2012? My awesome production manager, Chip Matthews, just sent me this. "Seeking vocal artists for an a capella group rendering of the  National Anthem. Please have experience singing in a group without musical accompaniment. Auditions will be held at a time and place to be announced. Those chosen will perform the National Anthem for the opening of the Rock Beyond Belief Concert. A soldier … [Read more...]

#OccupyFortBragg March 31st 2012 – bring blanket

Foxhole Atheists are on the cusp of real change. We need your help. We need you to care. We are the 20+% We've been silenced, threatened, intimidated, and treated as 'un-American' for too long. The non-religious military community is the DoD's second largest religious demographic, outnumbering the next largest group by two orders of magnitude. Across the globe, non-theists in uniform are starting to seek each other out and shed the fear of discovery. The epicenter of the changing atmosphere … [Read more...]

Click on this link or else you hate the troops

My friend and fellow Foxhole Atheist, SGT Dustin Chalker wrote a new petition to end the military's mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training. He's asking all of you to sign it and spread the word. Dustin is one of the few like me who have taken our message directly to the media, demanding equality and justice. He bats away reporters questions about his multiple Purple Hearts and encounters with IED's. Dustin looks at this as a mere distraction to his desperate attempt to tell the … [Read more...]

BlagHag plague hits close to home. PZ Myers has military backup

Today I noticed that PZ Myers courageously continued his fight against the caturday plague. PZ alerted all of us at FTB to the sinister plans of Jen McCreight who adopted a kitten over at BlagHag. Those freaking cat hairs stick to my uniforms, and I am declaring war. I bred these anti-caturday warriors myself. Sick 'em boys. Methinks it's a Courage Wolf! I was wondering what else could possibly be done to preempt the cute overload... But then it happened. My daughter, Zoe, … [Read more...]

WWE Wrestler Randy Orton threatened a U.S. Marine with Jesus

The following is sent in by David Z. – A former Marine Corps NCO. My contributions are clearly marked. Last week, David told us about his experience in boot camp and advanced training where he was briefly arrested for not attending an all-faiths religious service. Taking shit from dishonorably discharged WWE Wrestler Randy Orton Shortly after the public conversation, I had an encounter with another recruit.  I am not sure if you watch WWE wrestling.  I don't but if you do, you might … [Read more...]

Four dimensions and a tree

The Army's justification for the Soldier Fitness Tracker keeps reading from two scripts that contradict each other. One group claims that "Spiritual Fitness" has nothing to do with religion. Rather, it's talking about "human spirit" or "team spirit". Obviously, this backtracking is due in large part to the unconstitutional nature of requiring such a test. See: Article VI, paragraph 3, U.S. Constitution. The other group can't stop talking about religion, and they even opened up an … [Read more...]

Foxhole Atheists are fighting for your rights, please return the favor.

Pleased to meet you, FTB! I'm a foxhole atheist. Though I do not speak on behalf of the DoD in any way, I am an active duty Sergeant in the U.S. Army, currently deployed. We are the last untapped demographic in the Out Campaign. The negative stereotypes, myths, and misunderstandings that are universally applied to atheists in America are even more intense in the military. It's because many of us have been too afraid of retribution, and jeopardizing our careers to even come out and say "I … [Read more...]


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