Marine Corps outlaws Ouija Board because of “mystery and fear”?

Ouija Board Outlawed

Yeah, it's real. This is a few months old but it's still an active order for the engineer school. Technically, it's not illegal - stupid, but not illegal. The Ouija board was never officially ruled as a religious article so therefore it is not subject to religious protections. Haven't we got two wars, high rates of servicemembers committing suicide, and alcohol-related deaths to worry about? Fail! … [Read more...]

American Atheists new Military Director

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American Atheists American Atheists, the "Marines of Freethought", this weekend hired a new Military Director to help ensure that no egregious religious violations conducted by the Department of Defense maintain a status quo for religious inequality in the armed forces. Rock Beyond Belief wants to congratulate American Atheists on filling this much needed position. Many times atheists serving in the military are overlooked by the vast civilian populace and it's a comfort knowing that there is … [Read more...]

The bullies of baseball…

Even though it doesn't feel like it for most Americans, spring really is almost upon us, and with spring comes baseball.  Unfortunately in this country, you apparently can't attend a major league game (or even other kinds of games) without being forced to participate in a religious exercise or risk opening yourself up for harassment and worse. Here's how this particular bully pulpit works.  Usually around the 6th or 7th inning, the spectators are requested to stand for the playing or … [Read more...]

Navy Moves Unconstitutional Religious Display to Base Chapel at Guantanamo Bay

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 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Within 34 hours of 18 complaints, 11 of which were Protestant Christians, the Base Commander at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has finally moved two nativity displays that were located in the chow hall to the Constitutionally appropriate place - the Base Chapel! This is another victory for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, The Constitution of the United States, and the Separation of Church and State as proposed by the Founding Fathers. The Base Commander had this to … [Read more...]

We’re destroying Christmas, you say?

My friend said this: I feel like I need to clear something up. Those of us who feel that courthouses and public areas should not display nativity scenes, crosses, and the ten commandments, do not feel this way because your religion offends us. We do not feel this way because we think your religion offends others. No one should ever be offended by the beliefs of others. That's just ridiculous. It's like being offended by someone else's thoughts. The thought itself cannot harm you...it's what … [Read more...]

The opposite of hate mail

Do you know the easiest way to tell if someone is a radical Christian or a compassionate Christian? Usually on whether or not they can spell, utilize proper grammar, and punctuate. Sometimes, though, even the intelligent ones are still hateful bigots. Here is the latest email from a Christian in the Air Force. Dear MRFF, My name is (name redacted).  I am a (rank redacted) in the United States Air Force and am currently stationed at Shaw AFB, SC.  As one would expect, I have heard … [Read more...]

When you say “Veteran’s Day”…

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I feel conflicted Every Veteran's Day weekend there are guilt-stricken Americans "supporting the troops" the only way they know how: defending our service members and their honorable mythic, stoic heroes of might and justice, who undergo herculean tasks under fire in the defense of liberty, truth, etc. from the verbal assaults of anyone who would suggest they are anything other than such. They doth protest too much, methinks. Once upon a time, we were a nation unified. We bore the burden … [Read more...]

Congressman Huelskamp is a Douchebag

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He's one of the douchebags that refused to allow Humanist chaplains into the military. The douchepocalypse is upon us! … [Read more...]

With All This Free Time

It's been a long couple months I've been so busy and I was hoping my co-bloggers here could have had more of an opportunity to post while I was relocating and getting my life in gear. Now, I'm set up and ready to get some things done. I've got lots more free time to pursue my writing (both blogging and my books - which have nothing to do with atheism or the military). I'll be back on later today and all week giving you updates and just some general bullshittery. I'll leave you with … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Delusions of Relevancy…

UPDATE (original report below) Todd Starnes has produced a followup report where, despite an inaccurate and intentionally misleading headline, he exhibits a temporary bit of sanity by reporting exactly what I stated in my original report.  Starnes admits that the Army did not categorize the AFA as a hate group and that the slideshow presentation was locally produced without input from official policy or higher leadership.  Read for yourself here: Pentagon admits Christian ministry is not … [Read more...]