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...]

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...]

Air Force changes mind, atheist holiday display now welcome at Travis AFB

This display will be going up as early as tomorrow morning at Travis Air Force Base, courtesy of American Atheists. Rawlings says the artwork including images of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is playful. Civilians will probably miss out on the real in-joke here. The entire military has inescapable and seemingly endless 'safety briefings'. It was pretty hilarious when Travis AFB officials seemed to side against 'safety' at first. As a tradition, every squadron on Travis AFB submits a … [Read more...]


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