Expanding the Team: Introducing the Assistant Director at Rock Beyond Belief

Greetings I have ideas on topics to post about however, after reading Casey's introduction I realized before getting started I should probably write introduction of my own. I don't know about you, I find it difficult sometimes to talk about myself. I am never without something to say as long as the topic is not me, :) My name is Cat Burns, I have been a non-believer throughout my life. It wasn't until 2007 when I took the "atheist" label. I started volunteering in the atheist community … [Read more...]

“You’re the first Atheist I’ve ever met”

Introductions are necessary My name is Casey Leavings and I am an active duty AIr Force member. I've been in for almost ten years and I have been an out and proud atheist for eight. I have been fortunate enough to have never been forced into the corner for my lack of beliefs. When I heard about the extreme pressures that others in uniform have been put under for holding the same beliefs I adhere to, I felt that I had no choice but to step into the activist movement and the blogosphere. These … [Read more...]

Lake Elsinore, California gives the finger to Foxhole Atheists!

 SO LET'S DO ONE BETTER! I'm all about freedom of expression and freedom of speech! In fact I wholly support someone disagreeing with my view and giving me the finger if they truly feel that I am in the wrong. However....this goes far beyond freedom of expression. The City Council at Lake Elsinore have decided that a monument should be erected to honor veterans. This monument has passed with unanimous consent of the council and will be placed on public property. There's only one problem … [Read more...]

Atheism Ruining Military Careers!? pt. 2

The fear is So many people have come to thank me for coming out as not only an atheist in the military but an activist as well. I’ve heard harrowing stories about how some people have had their careers completely sidelined due to the fact that they are atheists. I wanted to convey some of those stories now. When I am able and when those people are willing I will divulge that information. However, many of these people are still on active duty and afraid to come out. They fear retribution even … [Read more...]

Atheism Ruining Military Careers!? pt. 1

    This is going to be a 3 part series...so please stay tuned!    The fear is So many people have come to thank me for coming out as not only an atheist in the military but an activist as well. I've heard harrowing stories about how some people have had their careers completely sidelined due to the fact that they are atheists. I wanted to convey some of those stories now. When I am able and when those people are willing I will divulge that information. However, many … [Read more...]

Atheists are brave in war but not in life

According to some So sometimes I will listen to talk radio on the AM stations. You know, the ones that play Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, and the always comical Glen Beck. I don't actually listen to those shows most of the time because I feel like my brain is melting...but I do listen to some of the local shows. The local AM shows dial down the rhetoric and are sometimes quite informative...if not a bit too conservative for my tastes. Regardless I was listening to a station and they were talking … [Read more...]

Removing Christian privilege from “God’s Army”

I made this in the hopes that it can be useful for removing that smug Christian privilege we occasionally see in the military. Usage: "You're so right. There are no atheists in foxholes. There are only good little Muslims." It's not 'islamophobic'. Rather, it plays off the target's standard xenophobia. The same xenophobia that causes them to say stupid shit about atheists in the first place. This foxhole atheist proudly serves with brave Christians, Buddhists, Wiccans, and Muslims … [Read more...]

Have a good day

I get email, too: There are no atheists in foxholes buddy they all cry out to God when the shells are raining in. To hold an antheist event on a military post is unacceptable. Leave people alone and quit pushing your views on people. Without GOD our country wouldnt be what it is today and sadly because of groups like you taking GOD out of everything is why our country is sliding down a slippery slope to no return. Until our country puts GOD first we will continue to deterioate into a third … [Read more...]

“If the bullets were flying your way faggot boy…”

I receive email. Craig Campbell writes: why can’t you just live and let live,i bet you if the bullets were flying your way faggot boy you’d be praying cockbite,so justin go fuck yourself and its too bad your a minority How do I even 'pray cockbite'? If I catch a religious soldier praying cockbite when bullets are flying, I'd smack him. Even just 'regular prayer', really. He might get us all killed! SHOOT BACK, DUMBASS!!!! This one is less offensive, but the last sentence is … [Read more...]

Hill Street Blues actor Daniel J. Travanti needs help, seriously.

I didn't realize he had gone off he wagon, but Daniel Travanti, of 80's Cop drama 'Hill Street Blues' fame needs to go back to group / treatment. Last week he was contacting brave Florida atheist activist, EllenBeth Wachs. But he let out a bizarre rant, 'no atheists in foxholes' canard in check. EllenBeth and I trounced him, thinking we were simply encountering a religious attack (happened to both of us before, I assure you). I now regret making specific attacks about his struggle with … [Read more...]