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...]

When you pray…

I'm defending the ConstitutionSomething that is always entertaining to me is when I am forced to partake in prayer for a military ceremony or during a family day even right before they let you start eating.I have found it amusing how other atheists and freethinkers have turned this event into an opportunity to find other like minded people. I honestly wasn't even aware that this was an opportunity to be taken advantage of until someone from a Facebook group pointed this out to … [Read more...]

Jessica Ahlquist to speak at Rock Beyond Belief II

If you don't know...Jessica Ahlquist is the brave teenager from Rhode Island who stood up against her school, her town, and her state to get an unconstitutional prayer banner removed from her school that had been standing for 49 years!!!Since she came out to fight for and defend the constitution she has received numerous threats and insults from the religious right but has not waivered in her resolve or backed down in the least. I can honestly say that I don't think I would have been that … [Read more...]

Aron Ra speaking at RBB2!!!

Aron Ra at the Orange County Freethought Alliance.While attending the OCFA a couple weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of running into Aron Ra. If any of you follow youtube I'm certain you already know who he is.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW6R9RHvVew&list=UUAJfDidJyukTekgSRZrjadw&index=0&feature=plcpHe is well-known for his scientific  explanations slamming the very idea of intelligent design and creationism utilizing logic, facts, reason, and scientific data … [Read more...]

Shelley Segal will perform at Rock Beyond Belief 2

For those of you who don't know she is a singer/songwriter from Australia. Her music is quite simply amazing! She'll be playing in New Orleans in the American Humanist Conference the first week of June if any of you are in that area.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-h_jNiSczwShow up or you hate the troops!Base:We are still attempting work with the base to finalize everything. I will have more information forthcoming. Within the next 2-3 weeks I should receive confirmation from the … [Read more...]

Surprisingly, 39 percent of Marines in this platoon are nonbelievers

These Marines are stationed at Camp Pendleton. This platoon is in an artillery ground combat unit. Names are withheld.Here is some more information from the source:I didn't get to ask the two Lieutenants and my other Sgt but I know they are religious. As I stated before there were 7 avowedly open atheists, 1 agnostic, 1 no preference (his description made him an agnostic), 3 Jedi (1 serious, 2 atheists joking around), 2 protestant Christians and 2 Catholics who admitted to me (because … [Read more...]

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 want "ATHEIST". If they say anything about it not being an option, calmly explain that they are mistaken, and to check the list (it's alphabetical for them.)If  you still need more 'proof', here is the re … [Read more...]

Marine Corps: How to get into heaven no matter how many sins are committed

David Silverman, President of American Atheists, forwarded this to me. People need to read this.I wish to detail my experiences over the past 10 years of consistent and continual harassment and religious indoctrination thoughout my military career.In June of 2001, I left for recruit training at MCRD San Diego. During recruit training, church attendance at the time was mandatory. Any church would do and therefore I attended all of them I think. I resented heavily being preached at, but one … [Read more...]


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