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...]

Marine Corps states Atheism as risk indicator for risky behavior

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Force Preservation Program In 2006 the Marine Corps saw the need to implement a new program that would foresee future problems with Marines and attempt to circumvent the destructive tendencies Marines were displaying at the time. It was understandable to put such a system in place. The Marine Corps was reaching an apex where they [Read More...]

Adventures in Security Theater

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So, this post really has nothing to do with atheism, or the military, except as it relates to the fact that I was traveling home from the Secular Student Alliance‘s 2013 eastern conference in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend and I did a talk there that at least was partly related to the military.  Quick [Read More...]

Dear John Letters….

 Dear John To whomever you are. There may be some confusion on what it’s like to be an atheist in the military. Don’t worry! That is okay. I understand. I was a bigoted Christian when I joined the military, too. Fortunately, I’ve learned what it’s like to not judge people based upon some false notion [Read More...]

Settling in to our New Home

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Getting cozy I plan to have some new blogs up this week. I’m glad to be at Patheos and hope you guys and girls are ready to help support us as we keep the Foxhole Atheist movement rolling! I’m still working on getting the old blog posts moved over here and learning the basics about [Read More...]

Why I Am A Patriot

As we approach another Independence Day, which most Americans celebrate not with flag waving but with copious amounts of grilled hotdogs and cold beer, I can’t help reflecting on what it really means to be a patriot in the United States at this particular time. I consider myself a patriot, even though I am a [Read More...]

Atheist Monument Unveiled Today Shown Disrespect by Eric Hovind

The day started off with rain, not unlike The Reason Rally, but that did not stop American Atheists from unveiling the first monument at Bradford County Courthouse square in Starke, FL from being erected on government property. The Good News David Silverman, President of American Atheists, officiated the dedication ceremony. Over 250 atheists were reported to be [Read More...]


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