Atheists are brave in war but not in life

According to some So sometimes I will listen to talk radio on the AM stations. You know, the ones that play Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, and the always comical Glen Beck. I don’t actually listen to those shows most of the time because I feel like my brain is melting…but I do listen to some of [Read More...]

First openly gay general in the US Military

Brigadier General Tammy Smith is the first openly gay flag-grade officer in the US Military. At this rank, she’ll have thousands of service members quite literally looking up to her. The private ceremony included a twist on an old military tradition. Brig. Gen. Smith’s spouse ‘pinned’ her. In other words, her wife slapped the new [Read More...]

Two star general does the Macarena

This is the highlight / blooper reel for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) [counter-intuitively shortened '1st TSC'.] This is where I have worked for 4 years. We just said goodbye to Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dowd, and he will be missed. He was always trying to show the human side of being a general. Often, he’d [Read More...]

Military A-Week: How to put ATHEIST on your records (all branches)

Yesterday I told you why it was IMPORTANT to stand up and be counted as an “ATHEIST” and not a “NO-REL-PREF”. Today, I’m going to tell you how. Army: Walk in to your unit’s S-1 office. Ask them to update your ERB or ORB. Tell them you want to fix your religious preference. Tell them you [Read More...]

Spiritual Fitness “not meant to endorse religion” VS Army’s own videos

These videos may just disappear soon. Grab them while they’re hot! They’re from the Army’s public facing media outreach website. Remember, whenever lawyers and reporters are around, the term ‘spiritual fitness’ has nothing to do with religion. It’s about ‘team spirit‘ and ‘human spirit’. So it’s not illegal when mandatory… CH (MAJ) Choi – Sunday [Read More...]

Why the military coin that says “in god we trust” is unconstitutional

This may be ‘more’ unconstitutional than it is on money. It certainly reveals the man behind the curtain with the coins in your pocket. The motto was first challenged in Aronow v. United States in 1970, but the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled: “It is quite obvious that the national motto and the slogan [Read More...]

Army brings the first ever Torah Scroll to Afghanistan, tells the world

This is coming from the Army’s website of pre-packaged videos for the media to pick up. www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/137199 It’s all well and good to be respectful of fallen soldiers, and to embrace diversity among the religious preferences. But to brag about the fact that you brought the first Torah Scroll into a Muslim nation? Probably not [Read More...]

Army medic “has seen Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in action…Frankly, I’ll pass.”

Mikey Weinstein, President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, shared something with me today. He shared a report in USA Today that  speaks about the statistical trend away from traditional religious identities. MRFF is an important – albeit religiously neutral - ally to the secular community and fierce defender of the US Constitution. But Mikey saw something that he [Read More...]


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