Yahweh or the Highway: Mandatory Army Spiritual Fitness

I’m sure that most readers are aware of the aspects of Spiritual Fitness that Rock Beyond Belief has taken issue with. Notably, the Billy Graham Evangelical Association’s proselytism on a grand scale, and the mandatory Soldier Fitness Tracker that foxhole atheists fail because they are spiritually unfit. But the powers that be always argue that [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). The 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...]

MSNBC and NPR cover mandatory Soldier Fitness Tracker tests for Spiritual Fitness / Religion

Last Week, Keith Olberman of MSNBC, contacted me for an interview regarding the Soldier Fitness Tracker controversy. This kind of national visibility is exactly what this test for religion needs. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be cleared by my Public Affairs Office (PAO) in time for the intense time constraints of their production deadline. However, [Read More...]

Smoking Gun proves Mandatory Army Spiritual Fitness Test is Religious Test, Unconstitutional

My (civilian) wife just took the controversial Global Assessment Tool / Soldier Fitness Tracker survey a few days ago, and she, like myself and hundreds of other foxhole atheists, failed the Spiritual Fitness section based on her honest answers. My wife did screen captures of all of it and I think you should see some things that got by [Read More...]

Soldiers forced to attend Spiritual Fitness Christian Concert or be punished

This is what we at Rock Beyond Belief are up against. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q56Fx9SrmRU With the recent events of the Soldier Fitness Tracker scandal that I broke, and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association’s proselytizing series of 7 hour concerts and preaching across the nation, it is becoming evident that the entire murky Spiritual Fitness concept needs to [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...]

‘Soldier Fitness Tracker’ Spiritual questions now available

Two days ago, when I broke the story about the Soldier Fitness Tracker survey, I had to paraphrase the ‘Spiritual’ questions from memory. My recollection was mostly spot on, but I couldn’t remember all of them. I was unable to retake the test myself, so I had no way to look them up word for [Read More...]


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