Considering a military career? What every atheist needs to know first.

Dear Justin, I am considering joining the Navy, and would like advice on how to go about it as an atheist. What do I tell the recruiter? Are there atheist chaplains? What do I put on dog tags as my religion? Is being an atheist in the military looked at like being gay/lesbian, in regards [Read More...]

I’ll give you the courtesy…

  Why should I listen to you about God? Recently I have been having some philosophical discussions with someone I work with. He’s a very ardent and enthusiastic Christian. Upon learning about my lack of faith in any deity he took an interest in getting to know me better. Maybe he wants to convert me. [Read More...]

Visual representation of atheists fighting for equality and winning

This is a before and after shot documenting the rapid changes the commanders at Travis Air Force Base are implementing. I made Dan Rawlings’ quite legitimate ‘Let there be light…’ complaint public on Wednesday morning. The picture at the bottom represents Wednesday night. Click to embiggen. Foxhole atheists are demanding equality at every step. This [Read More...]

Agnostic from Travis Air Force Base hates mockery, can’t spell ‘atheist’

The sign says “Have a safe holiday season”. But you’d think it said “I toss Christians into the Sun”, judging from the butt hurt coming out of this self identified ‘agnostic’ also stationed at Travis AFB (verified) who hated the signs. “I think it’s more than a bit funny that you **NEED** christianity in order to define your faith [Read More...]

Travis Air Force Base now ensures uniformed lighting for holiday displays

American Atheists donated the twice-vandalized holiday sign to Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings and the atheists at Travis MASH. The sign simply says “Have a safe holiday season – from the atheists at Travis MASH”. Rawlings remained in constant contact with me and described each step of his wildly successful efforts for equality. As we mentioned earlier, [Read More...]

The atheist sign at Travis Air Force Base was vandalized again

This happened sometime before dawn, and is the second definitive act of vandalism. A piece of paper was scotch taped to the sign that said “GOD LOVES YOU”. In case this had to be said, this was not part of the sign. At least the vandals did not do permanent damage, but this is troubling [Read More...]

Let there be light, and a lot more of it for baby Jesus

Fresh off of being vandalized, the officials at Travis Air Force Base secure the lighting for the atheist sign. Sounds good right? Well like many parts of the story, it’s once again 2 steps forward, one step back. Progress, but seriously… what the hell? They took down his 120 watt bulb, and replaced it with [Read More...]

Air Force’s Nativity Scene is now joined by the Flying Spaghetti Monster

This sign was finally put up by the atheists at Travis Air Force Base, donated by American Atheists. Click to embiggen Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings is brave enough to do this without anonymity. The fight has not been easy. This ‘win’ is still bittersweet, as the atheists responsible are still banned from meeting on post. [Read More...]


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