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Soldier, Father, Husband, Biker Atheist by iPod

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Raiti Sep 14, 2009. 5 Replies

I've been a soldier in the US Army for over 20 years now. Working with the young troops keeps me feeling young. I'm raising two daughters that I had baptized and had them receive first communion in…Continue

Tags: Afghanistan, Balkans, Family, Daughter, Harley

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Nov 7, 2010
Christopher Raiti replied to K. E. Taylor's discussion Reasons for service in the group Military Atheists (MAAF Official)
"I enjoy my job very much. I have never been a trigger man and I don't think I'd have the stomach to kill as much as the SF guys do. That said, I'm satisfied that the intelligence I provide leads them to kill or capture religious…"
Jun 15, 2010
Christopher Raiti replied to Dane's discussion Intro... in the group Military Atheists (MAAF Official)
"I'm a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in the US Army. I work as an intelligence technician. I'm currently serving the last month of my second one-year deployment to Afghanistan. I came in the Army in July 1989 when I was still 17. I started off as…"
Jun 15, 2010
Christopher Raiti replied to Dane's discussion Intro... in the group Military Atheists (MAAF Official)
"My dog tags say Atheist. Of course, they are not Army issued dog tags, but I wear them anyway."
Jun 15, 2010
Christopher Raiti replied to Edward Teach's discussion Reining in the Bikers in the group Atheist Bikers
"If loud pipes do not alert people to my presence (making me more conspicuous), then who is doing all of the bitching about loud pipes? Maybe SUV driving soccer/hockey moms on cell phones? I'm OK with noise ordinances. I'll just avoid…"
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Christopher Raiti replied to Edward Teach's discussion Reining in the Bikers in the group Atheist Bikers
"Thanks JJ. My Towel is a memorial for Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. My slow internet connection makes changing my profile pic a bitch, so it's been up longer than I had planned."
Jun 13, 2010
Christopher Raiti replied to Edward Teach's discussion Reining in the Bikers in the group Atheist Bikers
"Both mine and my wife's Harleys have performance (yes loud) pipes. Like the T-Shirt says, "I hope my loud pipes don't disturb your phone conversation." The day I can commute to work without getting cut off is the day I might…"
Jun 6, 2010
Michael J. Maloney replied to Christopher Raiti's discussion Why Are So Many Modern Bikers Conservative Right-Wingers? in the group Atheist Bikers
"Dude: I'm interested in your thoughts about joining a club. You have my email. JJ"
Jun 3, 2010
Christopher Raiti replied to Christopher Raiti's discussion Why Are So Many Modern Bikers Conservative Right-Wingers? in the group Atheist Bikers
"I'm the same way. My best riding buddy is a staunch Atheist as well. His wife, like mine says I shouldn't be so vocal about it. It sucks that now he has moved away to California. My small group of bikers are pretty cool and for the most…"
Jun 3, 2010
Edward Teach replied to Christopher Raiti's discussion Why Are So Many Modern Bikers Conservative Right-Wingers? in the group Atheist Bikers
"I know exactly what you mean. So many bikers are paradoxical. They are anti-establishment AND right wing!?! Weird. May be because bike clubs were first started by ex-military folks. I am thinking about joining a club with nothing but right wingers,…"
Jun 1, 2010
Michael J. Maloney replied to Christopher Raiti's discussion Why Are So Many Modern Bikers Conservative Right-Wingers? in the group Atheist Bikers
"Dude: Welcome to the real world. I'm a non-theist biker living in the bible belt. Your description is spot on. I love hanging with my riding brothers and sisters, but they are knee deep in religion and anti-left, pro-Limbaugh / Beck, etc. By…"
Jun 1, 2010
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Why Are So Many Modern Bikers Conservative Right-Wingers?

Maybe it's me. I live in a world full of Conservative Christians. Being a soldier and biker in Texas keeps me surrounded. So when I venture online to look for fellow bikers to ride or share information with, I get lured into discussions on politics and religion. It seems that so many of these biker sites love nothing more than bashing Obama, abortion rights, immigrants, and gun control. What's more is I find that the basis of their gripes are easily disproved with a quick visit to Snopes or…See More
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"I have not TV service either, but I DL or watch streaming: Sons of Anarchy Dexter True Blood Californication I do love podcasts though. I listen to them in the gym, on walks with the dog, and even to put me to sleep."
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Witty Responses to Praying Over Meals

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 1:00pm 7 Comments

I'm a novice blogger, so forgive me if I break etiquette here:

I'm a US Soldier serving in Afghanistan, which means I eat most of my meals next to co-workers. Some of them are outwardly religious and they pray quietly over their meals (and maybe mine too). Anyway, I'm looking for a fun way to make them think. Once I asked a friend who prayed over his food at my house if he thought that I had poisoned it. That was kind of fun. I'm looking for something non-insulting, but fun and thought… Continue

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At 4:48pm on September 4, 2009, david brooklyn said…
Welcome to the board and the biker group, stay safe and keep your head down. I'd really like to meet you in Sturgis.
At 10:30am on August 30, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus! Sunny in Vermont, too. Definitely not as Sunni as Afghanistan. You might enjoy Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers .
At 9:44am on August 30, 2009, Christopher Raiti said…
Sunny in Afghanistan
 
 
 

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