Only a Sith…

“You’re with me or you’re against me” Recently, I’ve been contemplating speaking my mind on this subject. Actually for a long time. It’s rather upsetting in a community that is supposed to adhere to the values of skeptical inquiry, scientific analysis, and rational questioning that we are required as a matter of principle to abandon [Read More...]

You’re Supposed to Actually Toss the Grenade Away from Yourself!

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Official Instructions Available here. So people have been tossing grenades these last couple weeks. As an experienced grenadier I thought I’d throw a few pointers out there. For starters most people assume the grenade in use today is the old-school pineapple grenade that looks like this: That is incorrect. Before I joined the Marines I [Read More...]

Did a Police Officer Attempt to Imprison a Decorated Combat Veteran merely because he was an Atheist?

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Road Trip! Adam, a friend of mine who served in the Army, is currently making a cross-country road trip. He’s a pretty outspoken atheist, a combat veteran who was highly decorated in Iraq, and a pretty cool guy to boot! He was in the Army, which isn’t as cool as the Marines, but I forgive [Read More...]

Father-to-be, Still an atheist

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This weekend my wife and I announced that we are having a baby. It’s always nice to share news like that. After being able to share that news with everyone you’d think life would be honky-dory but sometimes you can’t go a day without douchebaggery. Family and people I know from my previous life as [Read More...]

On The Way to Thor’s Hammer….

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An interesting thing happened at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in July (2013), to little fanfare and even less media coverage; the VA approved the addition of the “Hammer of Thor” to their list of symbols allowed to be placed on the tombstones at the grave sites of veterans who are buried in veteran [Read More...]

I’m off to see the Wizard…

I’ll be gone for a few days to do some good ole training. I hope my co-bloggers keep you informed and entertained. -Paul [Read more...]

Secular Chaplains And A Tale of Two Service Members

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion… A few days ago, the House of Representatives of the United States set aside work on real problems so that they could pass a ban, sponsored by Rep. John Fleming, to prohibit the armed forces from appointing atheists or secular humanists to the chaplaincy.  Rep. [Read More...]

Another Marine Corps Controversy from the Same Unit that Believes Atheism is Cause for “risky behavior”

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Atheism in the Marines As a Marine who is also an atheist this matter is very concerning to me. After publishing about the Marines classifying atheism as a “risky behavior” a Marine from H&S Battalion in Quantico reached out to me with this: I saw your blog entry about H&S Battalion in Quantico.  That specific [Read More...]


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