Why I Am A Patriot

As we approach another Independence Day, which most Americans celebrate not with flag waving but with copious amounts of grilled hotdogs and cold beer, I can’t help reflecting on what it really means to be a patriot in the United States at this particular time. I consider myself a patriot, even though I am a proud, godless American, and even though it is nearly impossible in our modern culture to separate patriotism from a belief in god(s).So, why do I, an atheist, secularist, and skeptic, c … [Read more...]

It Appears Christian Supremacist Jonathan C. Dowty May Have Been Brought to Justice for Criminal Activity

For years, Major Jonathan C. Dowty has used his rank and his blog, Christian Fighter Pilot, to spread a message of hate and sedition.  Through that blog he regularly decried the terror he lived under...as a Christian being forced to serve with homosexuals.  He actively harassed subordinates, many of them clients of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, that did not conform to his "spiritually transformed military, with ambassadors for Christ in uniform, empowered by the Holy Spirit."  He di … [Read more...]

Proselytizing in Afghanistan

Buddy Jesus wants you to spread the word!This is a pervasive problem within the US Military that I have had a major problem with for many years. The dangers behind this fundamentalist policy can be the actual loss of life to U.S. Servicemembers, many of whom (like myself) are not here to fight a religious battle.www.youtube.com/embed/hy5RnIykfCs?This is a video that was recorded in Afghanistan and shows how the Chaplain was giving them instructions on how to proselytize and what to say … [Read more...]

Reinstating Gay Oppression in the Military?!?

Last year...I'm sure we all remember the outcry from the liberty hounds when the National Defense Authorization Act last year authorized indefinite detention over U.S. citizens as long as they are accused of 'terrorism' and can be held without trial until the end of the War on Terror (this is currently being challenged in court).This year...Well this year members of Congress are injecting a hateful bigoted religious agenda into the NDAA. The current bill up for vote holds two provisions … [Read more...]

19,000 service members raped or sexually assaulted in 2010

You may have seen Jon Stewart speak about the insanity from Fox News personality Liz Trotta. It was brutal. He championed the natural facepalm reaction to her comments in a glorious way. It was funny, but it still made you want to cry, or scream. I actually yelled at my TV.media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:cms:video:thedailyshow.com:408330Crazy talk.Reap has an article from last year that noticed the trend.Representative Jackie Speier,  who also told the  House of Re … [Read more...]

The single best video ever made about foxhole atheists (possibly NSFW)

This is that rare combination of well-informed reporting and genuinely funny brash sarcasm. Raleigh-based A-News is the DIY equivalent to the Daily Show / Colbert Report for atheists.I have no idea why this show isn't already massively popular.httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhKKLhGijuQThis entire episode is dedicated to the recently reinvigorated struggle for acceptance by foxhole atheists. Is it too early to say 'the New Foxhole Atheists'? I'm proud to be one of the major players … [Read more...]

My daughter thinks daddy lives in the computer

She definitely knows me, even though I've been gone for quite some time.Zoe is our first, and she is 7 months old now. I get to watch her grow up while deployed thanks to webcam technology. Many veterans of previous wars relied upon slow correspondence through letters or they used the phone every few weeks. I get so much more, and I'm grateful.Recently I even told my niece that I lived in the computer, and that I was hungry. She 'fed' me chips that she was snacking on. My family wasn't … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X