We Just Received a $50,000 Donation From the Stiefel Freethought Foundation

AMAZING! The Stiefel Freethought Foundation has just increased their pledge to Rock Beyond Belief to $50,000. This is enough money to allow the nonreligious military community to fully fund the event on the parade field at Fort Bragg this Fall. All we need now is co-sponsorship from Fort Bragg (which they promised and even sort [Read More...]

24 Hour Rapture Telethon on May 21st – Save the Date!

Attention: May 21st, 2011 is the Last chance to dance! (Ever.) The world is ending, and the rapture is going to be screwing up your Christmas. Didn’t you hear? Luckily, we at Rock Beyond Belief have an early present for you. Deborah at God Discussion, will be hosting a star studded interactive 24 hour telethon. [Read More...]

Al Stefanelli Joins the lineup

Fort Bragg has signaled that they are all but finalized with their approval of our event. We are eager to stop stringing along so many great guests for a pretty cool opportunity to speak on a military base. The extensive process of being approved necessitated this situation, and now that we seem to have locked [Read More...]

Update Beyond Belief

This week will bring big news that will keep our all-volunteer staff busy for a while. It has been  nearly 5 months of learn-as-you-go grass roots activism that has paid off in spades. When we first approached several entities on Fort Bragg, we were how shall I say this? ‘Politely laughed away’. Now, when I [Read More...]

Army’s Spiritual Misfits must complete Spiritual Fitness training

The screen capture above is dated 13 February 2011. Compare to last month’s quote from the people behind this test: [The upper leadership behind the Soldier Fitness Tracker] says the training module only offers ideas for developing one’s spiritual side. It is not mandatory and has no effect on one’s career. – 13 January 2011. [Read More...]

US Army’s Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center Opens, Says Atheism = Faith

Perhaps due to the recent public pressure the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness department of the Army has been facing, they have opened a Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center. You should remember that their controversial Soldier Fitness Tracker is mandatory for all Soldiers, and was not available to the public. The new Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center is very [Read More...]

Humanist Hour interview with ‘foxhole atheist’ Justin Griffith

The American Humanist Association’s monthly podcast, the Humanist Hour, interviewed me about Rock Beyond Belief, Spiritual Fitness, and the Soldier Fitness Tracker. Jes Constantine has been running the show for many years, and is now joined by Todd Stiefel, of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation as co-host. We had a great time, and the masterful editing [Read More...]

Army Spiritual Fitness Concert Cost: $100K+ FOIA Docs Released

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) initiated a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request when the controversial Rock the Fort concert came to Fort Bragg, NC.  FOIA requests understandably take some time to process. However, we are excited to finally get an inside look at exactly how much support the Billy Graham Evangelical Association was [Read More...]


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