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 [Read More…]
Christian Dominionists in the US Congress today….or a Book Review of “Christian Nation” by Fredric C. Rich?
This is my review of the book ‘Christian Nation’ The premise behind the book is that in the year 2008 John McCain gets elected to high office as the President of the United States. This of course would have made, the Tea Party favorite and Dominionist Christian, Sarah Palin the Vice President. At the very [Read More…]
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 [Read More…]
I just received this about an hour ago. In violation of the establishment clause of the US Constitution the US Air Force is making official policy forcing religion on their cadets. Here’s the email: US Air Force Academy forcing cadets to say “so help me god” to get commissioned!! …..”The words in the Oath of [Read More…]
Well, here we are again, on the brink of war, even before we have fully extracted ourselves from our last long national nightmare. My life-affirming values as atheist/humanist combined with my military experience as a veteran of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are telling me that it would be wrong to start down this [Read More…]
It’s been really annoying after returning from this final deployment because all the computers I had access to prior were no longer around. So that’s been a real doozy. There are also a lot of things going on personally with me as well that have kept me from putting as much time and effort into [Read More…]
Rebuttal I saw a post recently by a Christian blogger on Patheos claiming that about 18 years ago he was healed of some incurable disease and that it was evidence of God’s existence. I have a very similar personal anecdote…and oddly enough I find little to no evidence that it was indeed divine intervention that saved me. [Read More…]