Religious leaders denounce Spiritual Fitness Test (about time!)

The Pasadena Sun has a great collection of various religious leaders' thoughts on the mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training in the US Military. Rev. Skip Lindeman - United Church of Christ: ... Think about it: A guy takes the test and gets all A-grades on spirituality, and then says, “Gimme a gun so I can go kill as many of the enemy as I can!” Is that what a spiritual person does? How can anybody be spiritual, and then go blow another human being (i. e., child of God, made … [Read more...]

DoD budget: Spiritual Fitness test – $125 mil, Rape prevention $113 mil

McClatchy Newspapers were quoted in this report from worst person ever, Liz Trotta at Fox News. And the feminists have also directed them, really, to spend a lot of money. They have sexual counselors all over the place, victims' advocates, sexual response coordinators. Let me just read something to you from McClatchy Newspapers about how much this position on extreme feminism is costing us. "The budget for the Defense Department's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office leapt from $5 … [Read more...]

Faith itself is the tree without roots. It’s grounded in nothing.

Last week, I brought you a video from Chaplain COL Lembke, referring to Spiritual Fitness. In it, he claimed that, "Life without faith is like a tree without roots". Here it is again: www.youtube.com/embed/CV5BgQVvp4E? There was some spectacular replies from military members, veterans, and our supporters on my Facepalm wall. Gregory S: More like "life without faith is like a dog without a cell phone." Rich W: ‎... or a fish without a bicycle, or a human swimming without an attached … [Read more...]

Spiritual Fitness: “Chaplains are advocates for everyone”

The above image is part of that mandatory Spiritual Fitness training you (yes, you) can help us debunk! Participate in that survey to help scientists help foxhole atheists. We are still banned on post because of a single sentence in the Chaplain regulations (AR 165-1) "DFGLs will not conduct services before approval by the IMCOM or MEDCOM Command Chaplains." This means we can't even meet in some gazebo on post. Or near a dumpster. Not allowed, and we've been reminded by them several … [Read more...]

Calling all atheists for academic research into notorious ‘Spiritual Fitness’ testing

Please, if you have 10 minutes. We need your help fighting the unconstitutional nonsense behind the military's mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training. Researchers are doing actual science to combat this corporate zombie nonsense psychology that the Army got suckered into. You can help. Civilian Version -or- Military / Veteran Version U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans’ participation wanted for national online survey study about Military Spiritual Fitness The Army’s … [Read more...]

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...]

For over 5 years, Soldiers punished for not attending evangelical concerts

Jason C. writes: I was in AIT at Fort Eustis,VA in 2003 and the drill sergeants tried to force everyone to go to a Christian evangelical rock concert . After I spoke up to our platoon leader he brought up to the drill sergeant that some people were not Christian. Everyone was forced to toe the line to pull out our dog tags and show our religious affiliation we had on the tags. Even when I had No Religious Preference on my tags I was questioned and required to tell him I was an atheist . I … [Read more...]

God wants me to do *what* with these sandbags?

I've come a long way on my Spiritual Fitness journey. I've taken their advice and started an 'online blog' and everything. I even took their advice to join social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook in order to connect with a Spiritual Community back home. However, I fear that if I'm too open minded about the mandatory Spiritual Fitness testing and training, I might find myself in this sticky situation. (Thanks, Facebook!) We tend to use sandbags for other purposes on the … [Read more...]

Army’s Spiritual Fitness is a move from Street Fighter 2

Check out these links before they disappear: Aberdeen Proving Grounds (Army base in Maryland) - The image below is their only content for spiritual fitness. HADOUKEN! YOGA FIRE! YOGA FLAME! HADOUKEN! http://www.youtube.com/embed/IrFmzzNZcLk? Also, the same image appears on the Army's Hooah4Health website. Look at how hard they hit the thesaurus to tell you that "Spiritual Fitness" (which is to be the domain of the Military's Religious Support Office [RSO] and the Chaplaincy) is … [Read more...]

Transcript of Army training reveals 83 instances of bypassing US Constitution

SGT Dustin Chalker, my friend and fellow foxhole atheist, wrote to me with exact figures from the mandatory Spiritual Fitness remedial training. Keep in mind, when reporters and lawyers are around - Spiritual Fitness is only about 'team spirit' and 'human spirit'. They emphatically declare that it has nothing to do with religion (clearly an admission that they understand such a thing would be illegal). This violates the No Religious Tests and Establishment Clauses of the U.S. … [Read more...]