Aron Ra speaking at RBB2!!!

Aron Ra at the Orange County Freethought Alliance. While attending the OCFA a couple weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of running into Aron Ra. If any of you follow youtube I'm certain you already know who he is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW6R9RHvVew&list=UUAJfDidJyukTekgSRZrjadw&index=0&feature=plcp He is well-known for his scientific  explanations slamming the very idea of intelligent design and creationism utilizing logic, facts, reason, and scientific data … [Read more...]

Shelley Segal will perform at Rock Beyond Belief 2

For those of you who don't know she is a singer/songwriter from Australia. Her music is quite simply amazing! She'll be playing in New Orleans in the American Humanist Conference the first week of June if any of you are in that area. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-h_jNiSczw Show up or you hate the troops! Base: We are still attempting work with the base to finalize everything. I will have more information forthcoming. Within the next 2-3 weeks I should receive confirmation from the … [Read more...]

PZ does it

PZ does 'it'...? By 'it' I mean 'PZ supports the troops', and not just his son who is an officer in the US Army. Paul Loebe is a foxhole atheist in the United States Marine Corps. Paul is leading a small group of people toward the front line of a subterranean culture war that the evangelicals have been waging in the US Military for decades. That small group is growing. PZ Myers joined the lineup for Rock Beyond Belief 2 in San Diego, CA - Summer 2013. I thought that the first festival … [Read more...]

Jesus, Camp Pendleton! 2nd foxhole atheist festival announced

My name is Paul Loebe and I am a Marine Sergeant. I am stationed at Camp Pendleton and I am an atheist. I'm working on this: In the beginning I spent a quarter century of my life heavily involved in church as a Bible-thumping believer. Then came the fateful day when I began to compare the teachings of the Bible alongside historical and scientific data and my path towards recognizing my cognitive dissonance began. Needless to say the mindless drivel that guides religious faith fell apart … [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...]

Fox News bears false witness about the Camp Pendleton cross

The Camp Pendleton cross was simply illegal, and the Marine Corps quickly did the right thing and had it removed requested a legal review. (There is an almost identical story where a cross was indeed removed at Camp Marmal very recently. I wonder how that legal review is going to turn out at Camp Pendleton... come on leadership - get ahead of this. Take this cross down too.) Existing and long-standing military regulations specifically ban this. No atheists 'sued'. A mistake was corrected and … [Read more...]

Camp Pendleton cross was *illegal*, predictably Fox News freaked out

American Atheists Vice President (and former Military Director / my mentor!) Kathleen Johnson handled the situation perfectly. Which is almost certainly why they ended the segment soon after she was given a turn to speak. http://www.youtube.com/embed/RbVepqLTOxU? FACT: Camp Pendleton is not in Afghanistan. Camp Pendleton is near San Diego. All chapels have complied with the concept of neutralizing / sanitizing the area after every religious ceremony to provide real neutrality... … [Read more...]