Military A-Week: How to put ATHEIST on your records (all branches)

Yesterday I told you why it was IMPORTANT to stand up and be counted as an “ATHEIST” and not a “NO-REL-PREF”. Today, I’m going to tell you how. Army: Walk in to your unit’s S-1 office. Ask them to update your ERB or ORB. Tell them you want to fix your religious preference. Tell them you [Read More...]

“A-week” for the military: Demand ‘ATHEIST’ on your records

Don’t back down brothers and sisters. Out of those closets. If you have NO-REL-PREF on your records, you are wrong. Go to S-1 today. You walk right in. Tell them you want to update your records. Tell them your religious preference is wrong. They will type a few things. When they get to the correct screen, they’ll [Read More...]

Jedi dog tags are actually 100% legit

Kris Thomas Flory just added his dog tags to the pile in the American Atheists Military group on Facebook. Kris Flory: Today was my last day in the US military. These tags cause a minor shit storm when I had them made by another soldier on an army tag making machine at our mobilization station prior to deploying [Read More...]

Captain Ryan Jean: “Getting ATHEIST on my records took two minutes”

A while back I posted about a heart wrenching and debate-ending example of why foxhole atheists need to demand NO-REL-PREF be accurately updated on their records to ATHEIST. Many are being told that it’s not possible – and on the contrary it has been for decades. Captain Ryan Jean wrote to me: It took me two minutes [Read More...]

The atheist Marine Corps recruit that fought the NO-REL-PREF and won!

I needed a bit of good news. I’m sure many of you are of the same mind. Readers may recall a short burst of posts about people being screwed over with NO-REL-PREF on their records at the first stop in their military career. It started with a Marine Corps recruit who was very adamant about [Read More...]

Atheist soldier killed in action, family proselytized due to NO-REL-PREF

Another debate-ending story on whether or not it is important to get ATHEIST on your records, rather than the inaccurate and inappropriate NO-REL-PREF. Text below the fold… [Read more...]

Many more Atheists being forced to accept ‘NO-REL-PREF’

This morning’s article about a Marine recruit who got NO-REL-PREF against her will got a bit of attention. Much of it was from people who had almost the exact same experience. I’ve seen hundreds of comments to that effect in the few posts I’ve made that dealt with this topic. For instance, shortly after I [Read More...]

Another foxhole atheist given “No-Rel-Pref” against her will

I’ve written previously about my difficulty getting both my dog tags and my Enlisted Records Brief to accurately reflect ‘ATHEIST’. Some of the story is kind of funny and even eventually made it on the Flying Spaghetti Monster website. My corrected dogtags even made it on Wikipedia! NO-REL-PREF makes you a target for proselytism (even [Read More...]


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