Military A-Week: How to put ATHEIST on your records (all branches)

Yesterday I told you why it was IMPORTANT to stand up and be counted as an "ATHEIST" and not a "NO-REL-PREF". Today, I'm going to tell you how. Army: Walk in to your unit's S-1 office. Ask them to update your ERB or ORB. Tell them you want to fix your religious preference. Tell them you want "ATHEIST". If they say anything about it not being an option, calmly explain that they are mistaken, and to check the list (it's alphabetical for them.) If  you still need more 'proof', here is the … [Read more...]

“A-week” for the military: Demand ‘ATHEIST’ on your records

Don't back down brothers and sisters. Out of those closets. If you have NO-REL-PREF on your records, you are wrong. Go to S-1 today. You walk right in. Tell them you want to update your records. Tell them your religious preference is wrong. They will type a few things. When they get to the correct screen, they'll ask you what you want instead of NO-REL-PREF. You look them in the eye and tell them "ATHEIST". That's it. Nothing else to it. It takes two minutes. "ATHEIST" is on the list, … [Read more...]

Bad Religion T-shirt got soldier ejected from Dining Facility

Okay, so you might be able to see this one coming. But I think you should read SGT Daniel Kloberdanz full account of the story. He's not screaming for anybody's head or making a huge ordeal about it. It just came up in a conversation he and I had about a band we both like. It's worth sharing though, and I really like his take on it. And most importantly, I like how unafraid he is to be a foxhole atheist. More of this, please. It started with a common theme I see in my email box, a suggestion … [Read more...]

Foxhole Atheist Gets ‘A’ Tattoo for Christmas

I found a good way to spend some of the money that I would have spent on Christmas presents... Rock Beyond Belief's upcoming festival at Fort Bragg draws a lot of inspiration from the Out Campaign, launched by Richard Dawkins. Via Out Campaign: The OUT Campaign allows individuals to let others know they are not alone. It can also be a nice way of opening a conversation and help to demolish the negative stereotypes of atheists. Let the world know that we are not about to go away and that … [Read more...]

Foxhole Atheist volunteers to take 24 hour duty on Christmas

In the U.S. Army, just about every unit has a headquarters of some sort. This headquarters must be manned at all times by at least two or more soldiers (depending on the building / unit). Typically, there is a rotating roster of soldiers that have to pull a 24 hour shift. Including Christmas Day. It just so happens that one of the more religious people in my unit, a devout Mormon with a large family, got selected for today's shift. As a former Christian, I really understand the importance of … [Read more...]