A Thank You Note From an Elementary School Friend

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I woke up this morning to find this in my inbox from an old friend, Wes, whom I've known since Elementary school: Just wanted to take the time and thank you for being an atheist that doesn't feel the need to bash religion on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Have a friend who I am considering deleting from Facebook for the mere fact that she feels the need to spread hate through being an atheist - and you and I know, that regardless of religious/non-religious affiliation - spreading hate is … [Read more...]

Congressman Huelskamp is a Douchebag

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He's one of the douchebags that refused to allow Humanist chaplains into the military. The douchepocalypse is upon us! … [Read more...]

Be Secular is hosting “Common Ground Activism”

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The Christian Left If you have never heard of the Christian Left they are an organization of liberal and progressive Christians. They are Christians who are also secularists (sound familiar). They are our allies that believe the separation of church and state is a GOOD thing.  Mark Sandlin a Presbyterian minister and co-founder of the Christian Left is joining forces with       Jerry DeWitt, the Evangelical minister-turned atheist. Just like what it sounds they are speaking about … [Read more...]

Secularism and Atheism

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I suppose I really have to go there Apparently there is a great amount of confusion concerning the difference between atheism and secularism. Well, I'll help try and provide some education on the two. Recently, a guest blogger (Sarah Jones) on Libby Anne's "Love, Joy, Feminism" here on Patheos blogged about why she is not a secular activist even though she works for Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. First things first - she is equivocating. It is something that is … [Read more...]

With All This Free Time

It's been a long couple months I've been so busy and I was hoping my co-bloggers here could have had more of an opportunity to post while I was relocating and getting my life in gear. Now, I'm set up and ready to get some things done. I've got lots more free time to pursue my writing (both blogging and my books - which have nothing to do with atheism or the military). I'll be back on later today and all week giving you updates and just some general bullshittery. I'll leave you with … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Delusions of Relevancy…

UPDATE (original report below) Todd Starnes has produced a followup report where, despite an inaccurate and intentionally misleading headline, he exhibits a temporary bit of sanity by reporting exactly what I stated in my original report.  Starnes admits that the Army did not categorize the AFA as a hate group and that the slideshow presentation was locally produced without input from official policy or higher leadership.  Read for yourself here: Pentagon admits Christian ministry is not … [Read more...]

Family Research Council and their Values Voter Summit

Here's a little clip that's interesting. It's the military panel put on by the hate-group FRC In it you'll notice the now exposed liar Senior Master Sgt Monk. The DOD recently brought out a report stating that he was not relieved of command or fired. He fabricated all the events that transpired as he was scheduled to PCS to another unit many many months prior to the supposed "event" having taken place. If you have 30 minutes to waste go ahead and watch this mindless drivel. Even if you … [Read more...]

The Chaplaincy Shortage and the Great Crock of BS

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Chaplains In order to become a chaplain there are a few requirements one must fulfill. And with the recent "controversy" surrounding these Chaplains being placed on leave without pay and whatnot I thought there needed to be some clarification. Some of the more right-wing disengenuous folks are trying to push this narrative that Chaplains are being forced out of the military and leaving service members without any 'spiritual support'. What I find interesting is that the same people bitching … [Read more...]

A guest post – “Absolutes and the Atheist Divide” by Matt Facciani

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All the infighting makes sense from a scientific perspective Fighting within the secular movement has unfortunately been all too common lately. Friendships have been lost, alliances have been broken, and terrible things have been said in situations where people are in 99% agreement. People are very quick to deal in absolutes which are quite harmful for our movement. Many good people do not even want to be involved because of all the unnecessary drama. Other good people are losing interest fast. … [Read more...]

Another Victory for Foxhole Atheists at Colorado Springs!

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Air Force Academy In my last post I alerted everyone to a problematic email sent out by an Air Force Master Sergeant. The Air Force has capitulated away from unconstitutional official policy and have agreed to, once again, allow graduating cadets to omit the "oath to god" from their Creed. I, (state your name), having been appointed a (rank) in the United States (branch of service), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States … [Read more...]