Richard Dawkins speech at Air Force Base undermined at last minute

The details are still unclear, but the U.S. Air Force Academy is no longer a viable host for a planned Richard Dawkins speaking engagement. Despite the last-minute military venue 'no-go', the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science secured the large Macky Auditorium at the University of Colorado at Boulder for Monday, October 15th.Military members are encouraged to sign up for free tickets! Military ID / uniform gets you and up to three family members free (further a … [Read more...]

Weird personality test for Army Recruiters

Apparently, I'm an extroverted introvert and I speak with authority while I question it.Neat. At least this personality test completely left off religion/spirituality. They were also spot-on about my ADD. I'm medicated though, so maybe I should have answered differently (I'm actually a little 'too' hyper-focused when medicated).It got weird near the end. The test started flashing words like "SUICIDE" "ME" "THRIVE" "THEM" "HANGING" "BREATHING" "LIVE" "MYSELF", and you had to rapidly … [Read more...]

Marine Corps heavily supports a doomsday sect in CA, why?

SAN DIEGO, CA – Over the past decade, the local Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa has had unprecedented access to Marines at Camp Pendleton. Despite their controversial end-times message and history of sex scandals, the group has co-sponsored several high-profile concerts and other events with the approval of local Navy and Marine Corps commanders.Comprised of hundreds of congregations, Calvary Chapel is a large organization in crisis. Their founder, Chuck Smith, famously predicted the end of the w … [Read more...]

Two star general does the Macarena

This is the highlight / blooper reel for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) [counter-intuitively shortened '1st TSC'.] This is where I have worked for 4 years. We just said goodbye to Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dowd, and he will be missed. He was always trying to show the human side of being a general. Often, he'd go out of his way to interact with the enlisted ranks as much as possible.One of my soldiers, Specialist Kelsey Jeffers, created this video montage for his going away party. It was a … [Read more...]

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...]

Why American Atheists?

Accidents happen...When I first jumped into the fray of activism for the atheist community I had no idea that there was such a broad dynamic. I feel pretty lucky I stumbled into American Atheists. And I do mean stumbled.This whole ordeal came about for me by meandering into a situation where I had no idea what I was doing. My cousin(in-law?--W/E...not the important part), Britt, came out of the closet (or as some refer to it his "de-baptismal") near the end of last year and began … [Read more...]

Pastor Sean Harris interviewed by atheists!?!

The protest at Berean Baptist was well received by the community and surprisingly well covered by the media. Apparently something is coming on tonight on CNN's AC360 with Anderson Cooper.Initially, Sean Harris said that he would not be doing any interviews, but that the press was welcome to come inside to talk to the church members. I pleaded with their people to allow me to sit down with him, and they huddled. I told them that I did lots of interviews all day, and it was in their best … [Read more...]

PBS coverage of Rock Beyond Belief

Check it out!Rachel Medley's soundbites were triumphant and prescient - despite some setbacks RBB faced at getting the Golden Knights to agree to jump. I'm comfortable with my own comments, as well. I've been the victim of unethical editing before, and I'm glad to say this is not one of those times.My favorite part of the report comes from Richard Dawkins' speech.Indeed. To all of the people who thought our festival was offensive, please redirect your anger to the people who … [Read more...]


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