Navy atheist’s epic win against “so help me god”

I've been privately asked a few times how to deal with re-enlistment oaths, and that tricky "so help me god." This is how. I had a run-in with an E9 who worked at Reserve Forces Command for my last reenlistment.  MY command was very understanding of atheism and accepted my wishes to change "So Help Me God" to "On My Honor" not only for the spoken oath, but also when I crossed out "so help me god" on the form and changed it to what I wanted. A couple of weeks after submission it … [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...]


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