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Humanist literature now available for new enlistees | Atheists in Foxholes News

Humanist literature now available for new enlistees | Atheists in Foxholes News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

New enlistees are exposed to an imposing new culture as they enter the military. For decades, the Gideons have been treating them to a good Christian introduction. Good for the Gideons for taking care of their people. For the first time, enlistees will see that it’s ok if you’re not Christian. Humanist enlistees now have access to “Living Well Through Secular Humanism”, a publication of MAAF introducing humanism as a positive, science-based, and ethical life stance for nontheists.

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Fox & Friends & Fr. Jonathan Morris Don't Need No Stinking Atheist Chaplains In US Military

Fox & Friends & Fr. Jonathan Morris Don't Need No Stinking Atheist Chaplains In US Military | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If there's one stimulus that's sure to get the Fox "News" audience salivating, it's anything connected to atheists or atheism. Christian conservatives, who applaud over people dying without health insurance and waterboarding, loathe atheists as much as they do "illegals" and gays. They are in agreement that atheists are trying to turn this "Christian nation" into a godless state based on ungodly reason - a concept that's anathema to victimized Christians for whom Fox "News" is a mouthpiece.

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Chris Holden - Last post | New Humanist

Chris Holden - Last post | New Humanist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

While serving in Afghanistan, Petty Officer Chris Holden has attended numerous memorials to honour the dead. This is what they look like to an atheist.

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Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers

Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers provide community for atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, humanists, pastafarians, freethinkers, nontheists...
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Suicidal lesbian Marine Corps vet seeks help, gets Jesus instead | Rock Beyond Belief

Suicidal lesbian Marine Corps vet seeks help, gets Jesus instead | Rock Beyond Belief | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Esther Garatie is a hero to our nation, serving in the Marine Corps in war-time. She also happens to be a lesbian. But that shouldn't matter.
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Atheists Treated Unequally in US Military

With the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, you could say that the US military is undergoing some big changes, progressing towards a modern age. But are they still far behind when it comes to its chaplain program and the role that religion plays in counseling? And one man is pleading for atheist chaplains to be accepted, so that those without a religious background can get the same services, as everyone else. Jason Torpy, President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers explains.

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Military backs off threat to pull atheist from ceremony

By Jennifer Rizzo, CNN Washington (CNN) -- After almost being pulled from a graduation ceremony for refusal to lower the head during a benediction, a soldier is now allowed to attend but must instead stand at attention.
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Atheist vet speaks out against religious bias in the military

Atheist vet speaks out against religious bias in the military | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Yes Virginia, there are atheists in foxholes… and they don’t always receive equal or unbiased treatment in the military.
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Atheists in military seek recognition to minister to troops

Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army's psychological evaluation for soldiers. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly. So when he was asked whether he believed his life had a lasting purpose, Jean, an atheist, saw no choice but to say no.


Those and other responses, Jean says, won him a trip to see the post chaplain, who berated him for his lack of faith.


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Atheist Army Sergeant Unleashes on the Bully Known as JD the Christian Fighter Pilot

Atheist Army Sergeant Unleashes on the Bully Known as JD the Christian Fighter Pilot | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

For the past three years, an atheist Army sergeant has had to remain silent as lie after lie was told about him by an Air Force Major named Jonathan Dowty. Major Dowty, a.k.a. JD the Christian Fighter Pilot, is a Christian officer who belongs to the Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF), an organization that thinks the real duty of a military officer is to raise up “a spiritually transformed military, with ambassadors for Christ in uniform, empowered by the Holy Spirit.”

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Atheists at Fort Meade seek official recognition

Atheists at Fort Meade seek official recognition | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army 's psychological evaluation for soldiers. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly.
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U.S. Military Teaches Foreign Students That Liberals Subverted America's Judeo-Christian Heritage

U.S. Military Teaches Foreign Students That Liberals Subverted America's Judeo-Christian Heritage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"There's a program in the military called the International Military Student Officer (IMSO) program. This program is run by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and exists in all branches of the military. But, while this program is run by the military, the Secretary of State is responsible for its "continuous supervision and general direction."

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Navy Atheist forced to permanently cover up a Bad Religion tattoo

Navy Atheist forced to permanently cover up a Bad Religion tattoo | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"I gave her my usual warm greeting and checked her ID and she noticed the crossbuster on my arm. Then she got a really disgusted look on her face and asked me if I realized that it could be *highly offensive* to people. I told her that yes I did and to have a nice day."

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