Brave Army Captain On the Dangers of Fighting Proselytism

In case the reader is unaware, simply speaking out and standing up for what is right when it comes to religion is extremely tough at the local unit level. Speaking out at the national level is exponentially more difficult, but is simply not a path that most people can take. This letter also illustrates that even just enforcing existing rules, regulations, and laws can be hazardous to your career. The author has clearly made tough choices, and at great risk to his own professional development. [Read more...]

Rock Beyond Belief Has Officially Resubmitted With Fort Bragg

It’s official – last night, we resubmitted our packet to Fort Bragg for an autumn date. Yesterday, I visited Fort Bragg’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) office that was assigned to support our first attempt. Later, we officially resubmitted Rock Beyond Belief’s packet. I even brought my daughter, Zoe Madalyn Griffith (2 months old now!) [Read More...]

First Official Rock Beyond Belief Trailer Released

YouTube’s themanofearth put together this amazing video for us in HD. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0YXnGeRnQ My friend Adam (themanofearth – you should definitely subscribe to his channel) put together this awesome video for us. The audio comes with the help of The Skeptic Hour podcast – an up and comer in the scene. The high quality microphone I [Read More...]

BRB, Surgery.

I’ll be out of commission for a few more days. I just had major surgery.┬áThe surgery was painful, and I can barely walk. But, I’m trying to deal with it all with humor. Please forgive me for this post. NSFW [Read more...]

Foxhole Atheist Justin Griffith’s reply to Fort Bragg Commander

***Attention Readers*** The following is my reply to Colonel Sicinski, the Garrison Commander at Fort Bragg. He had commented on this website two weeks ago, and I’ve now received assurance that I would be able to post and respectfully reply to it without fear of repercussions. I maintain the utmost respect for my entire chain [Read More...]

Spiritually Unfit Soldiers FORCED to see Chaplains, to get “born again”

I just received this chilling letter from a Soldier who recently took the mandatory Soldier Fitness Tracker test, shared to me with permission, from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF).┬áThe name has been withheld out of fear, but I’m assured that this matter is being worked very hard. [note: emphasis mine, and I broke it [Read More...]

How a non-theist Soldier fails mandatory Spirituality test

Ed Brayton’s popular ScienceBlog: Dispatches From the Culture Wars has been very nice to Rock Beyond Belief. Ed has posted about what we are trying to do with our festival, and has even graciously agreed to emcee the event. Since I broke the dreadful Soldier Fitness Tracker survey story last week, a lot of attention [Read More...]

Despite rumors: SGT Griffith does exist. Sorry, fundies!

Last week, I was (somehow) the first person to break the news about the Soldier Fitness Tracker (SFT) survey which implies that atheists like myself are unfit as soldiers, need therapy, and lack a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives.Well the story went viral and the millions of people trying to get to [Read More...]


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