Evolution is just a theory…

From my perspective I figured since science is such an integral part of my belief system now it is certainly something I cannot ignore in this forum. I enrolled in two college courses last August. I'm very busy in the Marines so the opportunity to actually get into a class was something that had not been afforded to me prior. I'm an avid lover of history so the first course I jumped on was U.S. History (1865-Present). The other course was something I really didn't care too much about: Biology. … [Read more...]

Photo of the planning meeting for those billboards you hate

We need quality control, and that's what Martin Wagner's blog post was all about. I just disagree with him for his sloppy aim, misdirecting his valid criticism. He praised an American Atheists billboard (that he didn't realize was from AA) (EDIT: Michael from the Mid-Ohio atheists explains how we were both wrong about this in his excellent post - the message of this sign is more complicated than we realized), as an example of what AA billboards should look like (instead of 'fail' and … [Read more...]

Really, Fort Bragg…Salvation Army is okay, but not atheists?

When Fort Bragg denied our plan to collect canned food at the recent Rock Beyond Belief festival, the news went viral, and was even front-paged at reddit. If you haven't read it already, you really should take a look at that article. I broke down the regulations that their lawyers were 'creatively interpreting' in their pro-starvation policy. But look what just popped up in my email box. That's right... Fort Bragg says it's okay for the controversial and discriminatory Salvation … [Read more...]

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 decade. But worse than that, "NO REL PREF" can lead to seriously fucked up consequences. Sometime last month in reddit's atheism comment section, I encountered a reluctant closeted … [Read more...]

Atheists just raised $3446 for homeless veterans

We raised over $1200 and a pickup truck full of canned food for homeless veterans at our after party. An additional $2246 was raised here at the blog, no doubt helped by the reddit community. It was unfortunate that Fort Bragg denied us the ability to do this on post (we could have raised so much more). But it is undeniable that at least some real-world change for the better came as a direct result of our festival. The after-party was a great success. The hotel where we staged the after party … [Read more...]

At last, actual photographs of god

Still recovering from FtB server upgrade. Some things are not appearing correctly. In the mean time check this picture out. Is this really Him? Click to embiggen. … [Read more...]