Navy atheist came out of the closet on Good Friday

Over the last three weeks I've been hammering home the importance of identifying as an atheist on your records. Most atheists in the military are still under the false impression that it's not allowed. Most of us were told that "No Religious Preference" is all we can get. That hasn't been true for at least a decade. But worse than that, "NO REL PREF" can lead to seriously fucked up consequences.Sometime last month in reddit's atheism comment section, I encountered a reluctant closeted … [Read more...]

Surprisingly, 39 percent of Marines in this platoon are nonbelievers

These Marines are stationed at Camp Pendleton. This platoon is in an artillery ground combat unit. Names are withheld.Here is some more information from the source:I didn't get to ask the two Lieutenants and my other Sgt but I know they are religious. As I stated before there were 7 avowedly open atheists, 1 agnostic, 1 no preference (his description made him an agnostic), 3 Jedi (1 serious, 2 atheists joking around), 2 protestant Christians and 2 Catholics who admitted to me (because … [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 want "ATHEIST". If they say anything about it not being an option, calmly explain that they are mistaken, and to check the list (it's alphabetical for them.)If  you still need more 'proof', here is the re … [Read more...]

“A-week” for the military: Demand ‘ATHEIST’ on your records

Don't back down brothers and sisters. Out of those closets.If you have NO-REL-PREF on your records, you are wrong. Go to S-1 today.You walk right in. Tell them you want to update your records. Tell them your religious preference is wrong. They will type a few things. When they get to the correct screen, they'll ask you what you want instead of NO-REL-PREF. You look them in the eye and tell them "ATHEIST". That's it. Nothing else to it. It takes two minutes."ATHEIST" is on the list, des … [Read more...]

“The military needs god’s protection not some wacko like you”

I am the recipient of comments.Sometimes I'll get a rapid-fire volley from a single person, too impulsive to resist the warm embrace of the 'submit' button. Their brains are mid-explosion, possibly their underpants too. Like this:This person says that I need to get out of the military and America. Then he went on for 10 minutes submitting five separate comments on the same post.Sick of wackos says:March 17, 2012 at 4:49 pmJUSTIN GRITTITH…GET OUT OF THE MILITARY AND AME … [Read more...]

Prosecutor refuses to pursue murder of atheist soldier as hate crime

I don't have real words for this. This is why we can't back down, and we can't fail. If America needs to have this conversation, so be it. Atheists think about and care about all the same shit you do. We ask all the same questions. We just sometimes have a different answer.Spc. Jose Ramirez was allegedly murdered by his friend Justin Green because he was an atheist.A criminal complaint against the group, shows that Green’s sister believes he killed Ramirez “because Ramirez did not believe i … [Read more...]

Navy atheist required to pray, say “Amen”, and feign hatred of atheists

Aron Ra is a prominent atheist on YouTube, and also the new Texas State Director for American Atheists. He and Thunderf00t, and the rest of the gang at the Magic Sandwich Show had me on as a guest just recently. It prompted an anonymous sailor to write in to Aron Ra, who forwarded it to me.He's trying to deal with being in the atheist closet. It's time we all start calling this stuff out every time. If you can't speak out for whatever reason, at least report it to someone like me. I'll … [Read more...]

Rapture Ready cockroaches pray that the foxhole atheist festival is cancelled

No apocalyptic doomsayer has ever been correct about doomsayings. It seems that a failed end-times prophecy should logically teach adherents a valuable lesson in gullibility (a word that emphatically is in the dictionary, but unfortunately spelled incorrectly in many dictionaries.)You've heard the saying about cockroaches surviving even a nuclear world war? Well, much like cockroaches, the rapture eschatology continues to thrive despite a few centuries of failed predictions. The word " … [Read more...]


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