The atheist Marine Corps recruit that fought the NO-REL-PREF and won!

I needed a bit of good news. I'm sure many of you are of the same mind. Readers may recall a short burst of posts about people being screwed over with NO-REL-PREF on their records at the first stop in their military career. It started with a Marine Corps recruit who was very adamant about wanting ATHEIST on records. Despite this, she was incorrectly told that it wasn't possible. This post immediately brought countless 'me too' comments and stories, clearly indicating that this is a … [Read more...]

Atheist soldier killed in action, family proselytized due to NO-REL-PREF

Another debate-ending story on whether or not it is important to get ATHEIST on your records, rather than the¬†inaccurate¬†and inappropriate NO-REL-PREF. Text below the fold... … [Read more...]

Many more Atheists being forced to accept ‘NO-REL-PREF’

This morning's article about a Marine recruit who got NO-REL-PREF against her will got a bit of attention. Much of it was from people who had almost the exact same experience. I've seen hundreds of comments to that effect in the few posts I've made that dealt with this topic. For instance, shortly after I shared the story, this happened on Facebook: This is undeniably a very pervasive trend, and one that leads to disenfranchisement of our community. Not to mention an under … [Read more...]

Another foxhole atheist given “No-Rel-Pref” against her will

I've written previously about my difficulty getting both my dog tags and my Enlisted Records Brief to accurately reflect 'ATHEIST'. Some of the story is kind of funny and even eventually made it on the Flying Spaghetti Monster website. My corrected dogtags even made it on Wikipedia! NO-REL-PREF makes you a target for proselytism (even more than ATHEIST), as the largest Chaplain's endorsing agency has a policy "... reserving the right to evangelize the unchurched". Every time this subject … [Read more...]