Atheism Ruining Military Careers pt. 3 — Vindicated: USMA Officer Upholds Tradition of Christian Privileging in the Military

The West Point Cadet"Truth is generally the best vindication against slander." - Abraham Lincoln  Since my resignation from West Point, one of the most frequently asked questions sent my way has been whether or not I have any regrets. Certainly, I have spent a few minutes contemplating the potential alternative timelines that could have come to be if I had stayed. But, no, I do not regret my decision. Countless events, observations and conversations since then have left me … [Read more...]

Atheism Ruining Military Careers!? pt. 1

  This is going to be a 3 part series...so please stay tuned!  The fear isSo 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...]

Camp Pendleton Cornered Into Ceasing All Large Religious Events After a Decade of Violations!

Say WHAAAT!?!When I first contacted Justin about Rock Beyond Belief 2 my primary motivation was to meet other foxhole atheists. I can honestly say there are more of us out there than the numbers truly reveal! Most of us are just content to live and let live. Perhaps, in that, I am the exception to the rule.I've always been the type of guy to challenge the status quo when I knew it was wrong, to stand up for the little guy, and to push back when I saw a bully on the rampage. I never thought … [Read more...]

Soldiers forced to attend candlelight prayer for suicide prevention

Approximately 800 U.S. soldiers were ordered to participate in a candlelight prayer ceremony, and ‘spiritual fitness’ training for a recent suicide prevention campaign. The soldiers are assigned to Fort Sam Houston's 264th Medical Battalion, responsible for training soldiers in their medical career after graduating boot camp.It happened last Wednesday (Sep. 26th) and was documented by Victoria Gettman, an instructor at the schoolhouse. She is a fellow foxhole atheist, and among the bravest th … [Read more...]

Why I’m leaving Rock Beyond Belief

^that guy^Dubble yew Tee Eff!!I've been absent for awhile and I wish it were under better conditions that I was able to make another post. Unforunately, I will be leaving Rock Beyond Belief 2. My efforts to get this movement off the ground running have taken me on a short journey I thought I would never be a part of.I have been fortunate enough to meet so many amazing people within the freethought movement and learn about a community that I previously was unaware of. A community of … [Read more...]

When you pray…

I'm defending the ConstitutionSomething that is always entertaining to me is when I am forced to partake in prayer for a military ceremony or during a family day even right before they let you start eating.I have found it amusing how other atheists and freethinkers have turned this event into an opportunity to find other like minded people. I honestly wasn't even aware that this was an opportunity to be taken advantage of until someone from a Facebook group pointed this out to … [Read more...]

Jessica Ahlquist to speak at Rock Beyond Belief II

If you don't know...Jessica Ahlquist is the brave teenager from Rhode Island who stood up against her school, her town, and her state to get an unconstitutional prayer banner removed from her school that had been standing for 49 years!!!Since she came out to fight for and defend the constitution she has received numerous threats and insults from the religious right but has not waivered in her resolve or backed down in the least. I can honestly say that I don't think I would have been that … [Read more...]

An Atheist’s Speech for Christians (Todd Stiefel at Fort Bragg)

Todd Stiefel is an influential philanthropist who funds an astounding number of innovative atheist upstart projects. He also has decades of business experience, giving him that rare quality-control that our movement needs. We're forever in debt to him for giving us a chance at the first Rock Beyond Belief.Todd is also an excellent public speaker, and was right at home on our stage. He took the opportunity to direct his speech towards Christians.An atheist's speech for … [Read more...]


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