Recently killed Al Qaeda spokesman Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen

Navy atheist, Zachary Sneddon wrote:Aggressor or not, on foreign soil or not, Anwar al-Awlaki was a natural-born American citizen; he never renounced his citizenship, and that makes him a traitor, not a foreign combatant. Treason is the highest crime in our law code, but it is still a federal crime, and as a citizen he had exactly the same rights and entitlements to a fair and open trial that you or I do. How does THAT make you feel?  -Zachary SneddonThis launched a pretty amazing … [Read more...]

#OccupyFortBragg March 31st 2012 – bring blanket

Foxhole Atheists are on the cusp of real change. We need your help. We need you to care.We are the 20+%We've been silenced, threatened, intimidated, and treated as 'un-American' for too long. The non-religious military community is the DoD's second largest religious demographic, outnumbering the next largest group by two orders of magnitude.Across the globe, non-theists in uniform are starting to seek each other out and shed the fear of discovery. The epicenter of the changing atmosphere … [Read more...]

WWE Wrestler Randy Orton threatened a U.S. Marine with Jesus

The following is sent in by David Z. – A former Marine Corps NCO. My contributions are clearly marked. Last week, David told us about his experience in boot camp and advanced training where he was briefly arrested for not attending an all-faiths religious service.Taking shit from dishonorably discharged WWE Wrestler Randy OrtonShortly after the public conversation, I had an encounter with another recruit.  I am not sure if you watch WWE wrestling.  I don't but if you do, you might reco … [Read more...]

Calling all foxhole atheists – fill out THIS version of the Spiritual Fitness test.

That's right, there is research being done into that offensive mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training. I was shocked at the test, and surprised that I was the first person to even call it out.Please fill out this new version of the test no matter if you are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps... Active, Reserve, National Guard.If you are a CURRENT OR VETERAN U.S. Military service member: (Update: civilians can click here) CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW TEST U.S. Military Personnel and … [Read more...]

Thank You Fort Bragg

Rock Beyond Belief’s earliest attempts were not taken seriously by Fort Bragg, as visitors may remember.However, the situation has changed drastically in the months since our first approach fell through. Fort Bragg’s Garrison Commander, Colonel Sicinski has made the right call, and has now approved our event with the full government support that was promised.There is a tangible momentum building in the foxhole atheist community, and we’ve reached a flash point. Our voices will be heard. With … [Read more...]

Bad Religion T-shirt got soldier ejected from Dining Facility

Okay, so you might be able to see this one coming. But I think you should read SGT Daniel Kloberdanz full account of the story.He's not screaming for anybody's head or making a huge ordeal about it. It just came up in a conversation he and I had about a band we both like. It's worth sharing though, and I really like his take on it.And most importantly, I like how unafraid he is to be a foxhole atheist. More of this, please.It started with a common theme I see in my email box, a suggestion … [Read more...]

Fort Bragg approves on-post atheist festival, Rock Beyond Belief

On March 31st, 2012, Fort Bragg will be hosting Rock Beyond Belief with the full support it was promised. This just might be the turning point in the foxhole atheist community's struggle for acceptance, tolerance and respect. It's an amazing time to be a non-believer in the U.S. Military on the cusp of a major break-through.The public is invited, free of charge, to see this revolution begin to bear fruit. Our key-note speaker, Richard Dawkins regularly draws crowds in the thousands, e … [Read more...]

My ‘Atheist / Flying Spaghetti Monster’ military dog tags

My dog tags are now featured on the Flying Spaghetti Monster Wikipedia entry.A little while ago, news broke about a Pastafarian winning the right to wearing a pasta strainer on his head for his official driver's license photograph *edit: it seems that there was no legal battle*. Coincidentally, around the same time, I got a few emails from the contributors to a Wikipedia article on Religious Symbols in the US Military asking if I would contribute a photograph of my Atheist dog tags.Shortly … [Read more...]


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