Baba Brinkman writes about the festival

Baba Brinkman slayed the crowd with his extensive lexicon and concise delivery at Fort Bragg last weekend. Then he wrote to all of his fans about it: Last weekend Mr. Simmonds and I traveled to Fort Bragg, NC for Rock Beyond Belief, the historical first on-base rock concert for military non-believers. The day got off to a late start due to a morning downpour, which was gloated over by the spiteful devout but only until about 1pm, and after that the clouds blew over and we had beautiful … [Read more...]

Christian gloating over the heavy rains at the atheist festival

I am the recipient of electronic mail. This message came through the atheist festival's contact form on the morning of the festival. It had been raining pretty hard all morning. From: mike Subject: wx Message Body: enjoying the weather today? Sorta like a flood, huh? Yeah... It stopped raining just after this email was sent. Then it was blue skies and sunshine from then on out. Here's my reply. Mike, It was a lot like a flood. It was the power of prayer at work, clearly. … [Read more...]

Bragg announced the atheist event on Facebook. HELP! Troll Patrol!

I'm so proud of Fort Bragg's embrace of the atheist festival. They just posted it prominently on their Facebook page, as promised. Predictably, the trolls are already out. Please, help us. [edit: please note there is a 2nd post that desperately needs some of your help!] Melissa wrote: "I have been praying for this, pray that when this man gets up to speak that only Gods words comes out of his mouth that what ever he has prepared to say doesn't fit to be said that the Christians of Fort … [Read more...]

Why having Nate Phelps at Fort Bragg is important

People are starting to make noise about Nate Phelps joining the Reason Rally lineup last week. And for good reason: the Westboro Baptist Church / God Hates Fags hate-speech advocates may be clashing face to face with Nate (son of the infamous patriarch behind WBC, and blood-relative to nearly all them.) But I don't think word has gotten out that Nate is also slated to speak at Fort Bragg's upcoming atheist festival. This will bring Nate's story full circle in a triumphant way. … [Read more...]

“The military needs god’s protection not some wacko like you”

I am the recipient of comments. Sometimes I'll get a rapid-fire volley from a single person, too impulsive to resist the warm embrace of the 'submit' button. Their brains are mid-explosion, possibly their underpants too. Like this: This person says that I need to get out of the military and America. Then he went on for 10 minutes submitting five separate comments on the same post. Sick of wackos says: March 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm JUSTIN GRITTITH…GET OUT OF THE MILITARY AND … [Read more...]

Have a good day

I get email, too: There are no atheists in foxholes buddy they all cry out to God when the shells are raining in. To hold an antheist event on a military post is unacceptable. Leave people alone and quit pushing your views on people. Without GOD our country wouldnt be what it is today and sadly because of groups like you taking GOD out of everything is why our country is sliding down a slippery slope to no return. Until our country puts GOD first we will continue to deterioate into a third … [Read more...]

You clowns are nothing but idiots

Troll e-mail has increased dramatically over at the revolution festival's shiny new website. Practice makes perfect, I suppose This is a disgusting thing you are doing. I fought for the right to practice my faith as a born again CHRISTIan. The wickedness you are doing is anti-American. -Douglas Nicholas But I'm not sure how I'd ever be able to deny your right to practice your faith as a born again CHRISTIan. You do not have the right to proselytize as part of your official government job. … [Read more...]

“If the bullets were flying your way faggot boy…”

I receive email. Craig Campbell writes: why can’t you just live and let live,i bet you if the bullets were flying your way faggot boy you’d be praying cockbite,so justin go fuck yourself and its too bad your a minority How do I even 'pray cockbite'? If I catch a religious soldier praying cockbite when bullets are flying, I'd smack him. Even just 'regular prayer', really. He might get us all killed! SHOOT BACK, DUMBASS!!!! This one is less offensive, but the last sentence is … [Read more...]

Catholic student vows to hunt me down

Being a highly visible atheist in the military, I get a steady trickle of threats of violence, and absurd walls of text. It goes with the territory. I was just cleaning out the spam trap when I found this gem. I will hunt you down. - Terry Wrist  IP: 180.95.XX.XX Obviously I censored the IP. It resolves to a Melbourne Based Catholic school. This one. We tipped off the internet cops, and they have provided a sketch of the suspects. Terry Wrist, is most definitely on the … [Read more...]