Atheist soldier, one of many forced to do yard work for Catholics

I received a few complaints about soldiers stationed at Fort Gordon, GA being forced to clean up an off-post Catholic property during the duty day. One was from a fellow foxhole atheist.(NAME / RANK WITHHELD)Justin -Got a question. [WITHHELD], has been tasks with cleaning/landscaping etc, a Catholic Church. This so far is not optional. You are more versed in the legality of church and state.What I see is more of an issue of having a federal employee mandated to clean private … [Read more...]

Pro-tip: first check to see if yours was ‘pro’ and/or ‘tip’ at all

Martin Wagner over at the Atheist Experience blog lashed out at American Atheists (AA).For the last few years, American Atheists have been throwing billboards up around the country, and pretty much all of them have been a preposterous fail. Setting aside the often poor and flat-out amateurish graphic design on most of them (bad choice of colors and ugly fonts), they have either made the mistake of thinking that a billboard was an appropriate format for launching a philosophical argument; or … [Read more...]

Two marriage proposals at the Fort Bragg atheist festival

Just before the camera started rolling, I started the set up:"The best part of any YouTube debate is always a Q & A session. It's a bit more intimate, and honest discussion starts happening. So let's get a mix-mic out there, for some Q & A"/www.youtube.com/embed/DJHajd68AMQ?Congratulations to the Riddlehoovers!That's enough Q & A.Dave Silverman then joined me on stage and we shared 'a moment'. A second marriage proposal almost happened!This footage comes from the … [Read more...]

I was trolled with Silverman, Dawkins, PZ Myers, thunderf00t

The Religious Antagonist was causing quite a stir at the AA Convention in Washington D.C. Everyone was talking about the guy who Richard Dawkins told to 'fuck off'. Nobody warned me, but I think I handled myself alright.www.youtube.com/embed/8H25ADf8I3I?rel=0He cut out one thing from our conversation. I'm paraphrasing:Religious Antagonist: "Do atheists have bigger holes than foxes?"Justin Griffith: "Yes, because they tend to dig a little deeper if you know what I mean."Also … [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...]

Foxhole atheist Justin Griffith’s first speech

Last year I was invited to speak at several national conferences, but could not attend a single one because I was deployed. I gave this speech in Fort Lauderdale Florida last month, at the FLASH / American Atheists regional meetup. It was my first official public speaking engagement.http://www.youtube.com/embed/9ryGnr7nKtY?I had to follow a pretty awesome talk from my boss, Dave Silverman. To my relief, there was plenty of applause and laughter in all the right places.A fellow … [Read more...]

Jesus, people!

Right after the American Atheists / FLorida Atheists Secular Humanists regional meetup finished, this group started setting up.This was an awkward sign for a hotel conference room, with our without the hundreds of atheists there. That's also probably not the best phrase for congregation naming purposes. I'm just sayin'...The conference was awesome, and all of the speakers were great. Dave Silverman, Ashley Paramore, Greydon Square, and many more made this a memorable experience. I e … [Read more...]

Don’t buy ‘pray for our troops’ ribbons, buy the troops a beer

 ...Seriously.The "Pray for our troops" ribbons, stickers, and magnets have only proven to help the makers of ribbons, stickers, and magnets. For the same price, you can just buy one of us a beer.I showed a few (religious) soldiers this today. Typical reply: "Hell yeah!" We already have armor and technology to protect us. We have doctors to mend the wounds that can be healed. Some still wont make it, and the ones that do will proudly raise a glass in their honor.I … [Read more...]


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