Air Force atheist empowers others – ¡Viva la Revolución!

USAF Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings was directly responsible for the atheist holiday sign on Travis Air Force Base. He's been doing the podcast circuit, and recently checked in with the Angry Atheist for a chat.You can listen to it right here:http://angryatheist.info/?powerpress_embed=515-podcast&powerpress_player=defaultAfterwards, he started getting the inevitable "me-toos!" and "I thought I was the only one!" trickle of emails. This is empowerment. Change is impossible without … [Read more...]

Atheists at Travis Air Force Base have a meaningful community

I'm extremely comforted that the lessons learned at Fort Bragg's MASH are contagious. Once you organize, a meaningful community quickly follows. It's amazing how fast Travis Air Force Base organized into something with tangible accomplishments, like the first ever atheist holiday display on a military base - next to the Nativity Scene and Menorah.USAF Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings was a part of the initial group at Fort Bragg's MASH. He was very enthusiastic then, but when he got to his … [Read more...]

Visual representation of atheists fighting for equality and winning

This is a before and after shot documenting the rapid changes the commanders at Travis Air Force Base are implementing. I made Dan Rawlings' quite legitimate 'Let there be light...' complaint public on Wednesday morning. The picture at the bottom represents Wednesday night.Click to embiggen.Foxhole atheistsare demandingequalityat every step.This year, westarted winning.-(Tuesday night on Top; Wednesday night on Bottom)American Atheists just donated the sign to Staff … [Read more...]

Agnostic from Travis Air Force Base hates mockery, can’t spell ‘atheist’

The sign says "Have a safe holiday season". But you'd think it said "I toss Christians into the Sun", judging from the butt hurt coming out of this self identified 'agnostic' also stationed at Travis AFB (verified) who hated the signs."I think it’s more than a bit funny that you **NEED** christianity in order to define your faith (and yes, atheism is a faith). Nothing more than an asterisk on the end of Christianity. What’s the point? I am an agnostic…you’re all dumb. Should have just put a big … [Read more...]

Travis Air Force Base now ensures uniformed lighting for holiday displays

American Atheists donated the twice-vandalized holiday sign to Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings and the atheists at Travis MASH. The sign simply says "Have a safe holiday season - from the atheists at Travis MASH".Rawlings remained in constant contact with me and described each step of his wildly successful efforts for equality. As we mentioned earlier, one of the remaining disparities was the lighting for the different displays.The Nativity Scene was permitted much more lighting than anyone … [Read more...]

The atheist sign at Travis Air Force Base was vandalized again

This happened sometime before dawn, and is the second definitive act of vandalism.A piece of paper was scotch taped to the sign that said "GOD LOVES YOU". In case this had to be said, this was not part of the sign.At least the vandals did not do permanent damage, but this is troubling to say the least. What does this say about the perpetrators? It says they don't respect other's or their property, fail to understand humor and irony (FSM is a 'god' of sorts), and lack the courage to … [Read more...]

Let there be light, and a lot more of it for baby Jesus

Fresh off of being vandalized, the officials at Travis Air Force Base secure the lighting for the atheist sign. Sounds good right? Well like many parts of the story, it's once again 2 steps forward, one step back. Progress, but seriously... what the hell?They took down his 120 watt bulb, and replaced it with a 40 watt bulb. Staff Sergeant Dan Rawlings explains in an epic Facebook post. Click to embiggenLet there be light!! …. and a lot more for Baby Jesus.The wise men only needed on … [Read more...]

Air Force’s Nativity Scene is now joined by the Flying Spaghetti Monster

This sign was finally put up by the atheists at Travis Air Force Base, donated by American Atheists. Click to embiggenStaff Sergeant Dan Rawlings is brave enough to do this without anonymity. The fight has not been easy. This 'win' is still bittersweet, as the atheists responsible are still banned from meeting on post. Say for instance, near this sign.They even had to fight for a light similar to the Nativity Scene, for nocturnal illumination.The sign has already been … [Read more...]


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