On The Way to Thor’s Hammer….

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An interesting thing happened at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in July (2013), to little fanfare and even less media coverage; the VA approved the addition of the "Hammer of Thor" to their list of symbols allowed to be placed on the tombstones at the grave sites of veterans who are buried in veteran cemeteries.  The newly approved symbol is intended for the practitioners of a form of paganism that worships the Norse pantheon, including Thor, and looks like … [Read more...]

Atheist veteran investigated by police for NOT littering

After serving in Afghanistan Steven Hewett came home to King, N.C. They don't 'take kindly' to atheist folks 'round these parts. Their public Veterans Memorial had a Christian flag flying over it, and when Steven complained... the whole town attempted to chase him out of town. This is the man that an entire city held rallies against - including senators! They were two torches and a pitchfork away from making good on their violent threats to remove him. Rather than take down the flag, … [Read more...]

The atheist Vietnam veteran’s reply

Yesterday, I posted about the Christian troll who said that atheists all die in foxholes - but god protects Christians from death. Bart Centre, author of The Atheist Camel replied: Good reply Justin. When I was in Nam I saw a lot of Christians die. One guy was so busy praying during an assault on our fire base he forgot to reload. Interestingly, this atheist 11Bravo made it home unscathed...except for heat exhaustion and worms. I guess no-god loves non-believers. -Bart … [Read more...]

Facebook super-fail: only Christians survive in a foxhole

Larry M. says I'm a 'dummy' that's going to get 'wacked' (sic) in a foxhole because... I'm not a Christian. He's also grateful that he doesn't have to be the guy who carries my body back to the FOB. Atheists are just too damned heavy! At least he accepts that there are indeed atheists in foxholes. I'm not sure why he sent me a message implying my impending death (because his god wouldn't block the bullets for me.) Oh well... this is progress, people! If you want to communicate with me … [Read more...]

Fort Bragg wont let us feed homeless vets at the atheist festival

I fought very hard for this to happen at the festival this weekend. We went back and forth for several months. The 'pro-starvation' camp has prevailed. The idea was simple. Our festival is already paid for, via a generous donation from the Stiefel Freethought Foundation (directly deposited into our accounts at American Atheists). So here we are with a free festival on our hands. We would have put the word out to bring canned food (and similar items). Next, we would drop off the food … [Read more...]

Veterans Day post: daughter remembers MSgt. Jack Edward Keeney

Jack's daughter, Jennifer is extremely proud of her father. In one of the more touching moments I've witnessed in the facebook group for Military Atheists (and veterans and spouses and supporters...) Jennifer writes: My late father, MSgt. Jack Edward Keeney was a medic and a hospital lab chemist in the Air Force. He was an unwavering atheist who served honorably for 20 years. My friend Dan Rawlings said: "RIP - I hope someone writes this about me someday…" Jennifer responded: "He … [Read more...]


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