Chaplain: “If you don’t fear god, you will live your life in a terrible way”

The New Foxhole Atheists are starting strong! Just hours ago I posted about an Air Force NCO who refuses to bow her head for Jesus. Shortly thereafter, that post generated a reply from a brand new foxhole atheist - fresh out of boot camp (congrats!) In Army Boot Camp at Ft. Jackson this spring, the chaplain would come around periodically and have a prayer with the company. I would never bow my head or close my eyes. Strangely, the only others that I saw when looking around that didn’t have … [Read more...]

Captain Ryan Jean: “Getting ATHEIST on my records took two minutes”

A while back I posted about a heart wrenching and debate-ending example of why foxhole atheists need to demand NO-REL-PREF be accurately updated on their records to ATHEIST. Many are being told that it's not possible - and on the contrary it has been for decades. Captain Ryan Jean wrote to me: It took me two minutes and an open-minded Admin NCO to change my religious affiliation from "NO-REL-PREF" to "ATHEIST" back in 2009. It took me a week of waiting and ten bucks of my own money to … [Read more...]

For over 5 years, Soldiers punished for not attending evangelical concerts

Jason C. writes: I was in AIT at Fort Eustis,VA in 2003 and the drill sergeants tried to force everyone to go to a Christian evangelical rock concert . After I spoke up to our platoon leader he brought up to the drill sergeant that some people were not Christian. Everyone was forced to toe the line to pull out our dog tags and show our religious affiliation we had on the tags. Even when I had No Religious Preference on my tags I was questioned and required to tell him I was an atheist . I … [Read more...]