A Thank You Note From an Elementary School Friend

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I woke up this morning to find this in my inbox from an old friend, Wes, whom I’ve known since Elementary school: Just wanted to take the time and thank you for being an atheist that doesn’t feel the need to bash religion on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Have a friend who I [Read More...]

SGT Nicholson and wife get atheist tattoos

Kelly sent me this picture: My husband (SGT Nicholson) and I in Texas while he was stationed at Goodfellow. These are the tattoos we got together. Think you’ll appreciate them. Don’t mind the drunk guy in the background. Awesome! I’ve written previously about military atheists getting tattoos. You might want to check out the story [Read More...]

With (Facebook) friends like these…

Who needs NME’s? (or Melody Makers for that matter)** I think I was just the victim of a clever attempt to block me on Facebook.  I was accepting the friend requests on my Facebook account. I noticed 2 or 3 of them were not actually friend requests. Instead they were ‘suggested friends’, allowing me to [Read More...]

Inspirational video of Megan Hurwitt, America’s newest Foxhole Atheist

Megan Hurwitt joined the military last week. This 44 second video of the ceremony is pretty awesome. Megan Hurwitt just joined the Texas Army National Guard. Her ceremony was in Houston, and it went like this: “I, your name.” I, Megan Hurwitt. “Do solemnly swear.” Do solemnly affirm.*pause* “To support and defend” To support and [Read More...]

U.S. Marine briefly arrested for not attending “all faiths” religious service

He ordered me to get in line again. I disobeyed and went to sit on my pack until the service was over. He came back very pissed. He arrested me for disobeying a direct order. He even Mirandized me. [Read more...]

National Guard’s new religious ads: “(only some of) you are needed here”

This advertisement seems to be saying that the United States Army National Guard needs Christian soldiers. What about Jews? Muslims? Buddhists? Atheists? I am a natural-born American citizen and a patriot… [Read more...]

NY Times Covers Foxhole Atheist Justin Griffith’s Activism

The New York Times ran a high-visibility story on the foxhole atheist activist projects that I’ve spearheaded in the last 6 months. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — In the military, there are more than 3,000 chaplains who minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of active duty troops, regardless of their faiths. The vast majority are Christians, [Read More...]


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