Navy atheist came out of the closet on Good Friday

Over the last three weeks I’ve been hammering home the importance of identifying as an atheist on your records. Most atheists in the military are still under the false impression that it’s not allowed. Most of us were told that “No Religious Preference” is all we can get. That hasn’t been true for at least a [Read More...]

You have to pick a different religious preference. I can’t spell.

I’m typically not a grammar Nazi when it comes to online chatter, such as a facebook post. However, when you have a really important government form that impacts someone else’s life (and even their death)… you simply need to get it right. This is super fail. Anyway… it’s extremely important that we all stand up and [Read More...]

Canadian foxhole atheists also have trouble getting accurate dog tags

It’s like the guy at almost every dog tag machine all of a sudden forgets about pluralism when an atheist approaches. Len Blakely wrote to me about his experiences in Canada. It sounds all too familiar. After trying about 150 times to photograph it I decided it wasn’t working. I managed to cobble together a [Read More...]

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 [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 [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 [Read More...]

Air Force atheist makes a new friend at the dog tag machine

My friend over in the Air Force, Daniel Rawlings, is an ex-Mormon and out of the closet atheist. He drove hours to make it to many of our awesome MASH Fort Bragg meetings. He has now been reassigned much further away to Travis Air Force Base, in California. Such is the transient nature of military [Read More...]


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