I feel conflictedEvery Veteran's Day weekend there are guilt-stricken Americans "supporting the troops" the only way they know how: defending our service members and their honorable mythic, stoic heroes of might and justice, who undergo herculean tasks under fire in the defense of liberty, truth, etc. from the verbal assaults of anyone who would suggest they are anything other than such.They doth protest too much, methinks. Once upon a time, we were a nation unified. We bore the burden … [Read more...]
Did a Police Officer Attempt to Imprison a Decorated Combat Veteran merely because he was an Atheist?
Road Trip! Adam, a friend of mine who served in the Army, is currently making a cross-country road trip. He's a pretty outspoken atheist, a combat veteran who was highly decorated in Iraq, and a pretty cool guy to boot! He was in the Army, which isn't as cool as the Marines, but I forgive him for that every time he buys me a beer. :)This year he made his way through Arizona driving to Vegas en route to TAM 2013. For those of you unfamiliar with TAM - it is The Amazing Meeting put on by the … [Read more...]
Recently, the National Atheist Party endorsed the upcoming Rock Beyond Belief festival.On March 31st 2012 at Fort Bragg, The National Atheist Party will be with patriot and proud “Foxhole Atheist” Justin Griffith as he hosts what is sure to be the most fun and influential secular gathering ever to be held on a military instillation: Rock Beyond BeliefJustin, as some of you may know, was a victim of our systems inability to understand those who can and do separate church from state. Whi … [Read more...]