Foxhole atheist Justin Griffith’s first speech

Last year I was invited to speak at several national conferences, but could not attend a single one because I was deployed. I gave this speech in Fort Lauderdale Florida last month, at the FLASH / American Atheists regional meetup. It was my first official public speaking engagement. http://www.youtube.com/embed/9ryGnr7nKtY? I had to follow a pretty awesome talk from my boss, Dave Silverman. To my relief, there was plenty of applause and laughter in all the right places. A fellow … [Read more...]

High ranking chaplain leaves out ‘so help me god’ (awesome video)

Amazingly, this just happened. http://www.youtube.com/embed/7XQXBAGQ7xY? I already typed this into YouTube's description, so forgive the 3rd person narrative. The Chaplain respectfully leaves off "so help me god" for the deployed atheist soldier's re-enlistment ceremony. Chaplain (Colonel) Strohm is overseeing Sergeant Justin Griffith's re-enlistment ceremony. The Chaplain is a devout Christian with decades of active-duty service. Sergeant Griffith is the Military Director for … [Read more...]

Merriam-Webster Cites Sergeant Griffith For “Secular” Entry

I really hope I don't misspell anything in this post. Anyway, Robert "Chip" Matthews, production manager at Rock Beyond Belief, got an interesting email this morning. Chip had signed up with Merriam-Webster's 'Word of the Day' messages a while back. Today's word of the day is Secular. Awesome. But it gets better. secular SEK-yuh-ler adjective 1 a :           of or relating to the worldly or temporal b :           not overtly or specifically religious c :           … [Read more...]


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