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Started this discussion. Last reply by ChrisC Jul 2, 2012. 20 Replies

Hi,My name's Michael. I'm a United States Marine. I've been an Atheist for a good portion of my life, I'm currently getting active in it. I run a blog called Crucifacts…Continue

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Cassandra Canada replied to Michael Parra's discussion Are there Atheists in foxholes? in the group New Mexico Atheists
"Not only were you an atheist in a foxhole, you weren't the only one.  I know several former army, airforce and Navy members who were atheists when they served and are still atheists today.  Thank you for your service.…"
Oct 14, 2013
Nathan LL commented on Michael Parra's blog post “There are no Atheists in foxholes.”
""Narrow is the way..."  Looks like the 2 of you found it!  Gives new meaning to that verse... My brother was in Afghanistan years ago before it got crazy (Army Reserve)."
Sep 22, 2012
Ant Mac commented on Michael Parra's blog post “There are no Atheists in foxholes.”
"You make a very good point. "How do we keep missing those" you ask your friend. He points up and says "God wanted to kill our team-mates back there SO MUCH, he let us get over the mine". Nobody was seriously hurt, but still,…"
Sep 13, 2012
Glen Rosenberg commented on Michael Parra's blog post “There are no Atheists in foxholes.”
"My dad was navy carrier pilot, atheist through and through. So you can find the A team in cockpits too."
Sep 13, 2012
Justin Murray commented on Michael Parra's blog post “There are no Atheists in foxholes.”
"Thanks for that. It seems that, if a soldier is doing their job properly (giving 100% of their attention to the job at hand), then there are only non-theists in fighting holes."
Sep 13, 2012
Michael Parra replied to Michael Parra's discussion Are there Atheists in foxholes? in the group New Mexico Atheists
"Thank you for your appreciation. Yes, everybody knew my stance on it. Mainly because of praying, wearing religious headbands, and other things like that. I've never been one to feel weird about it. I don't know why it never seemed that…"
Sep 13, 2012
rockytij replied to Michael Parra's discussion Are there Atheists in foxholes? in the group New Mexico Atheists
"First, Michael, thank you very much for your service. Second, I'm curious--it sounds like that driver knew you were a non-believer, but were there situations where you were uncomfortable proclaiming your status to one and all? --Take care, Rocky"
Sep 13, 2012
Glen Rosenberg commented on Michael Parra's blog post “There are no Atheists in foxholes.”
"You are a Marine who CAN handle the truth!"
Sep 13, 2012
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“There are no Atheists in foxholes.”

“There are no Atheists in foxholes.”Well, let me fix this, since I am a Marine. “There are no Atheists in fighting holes.”Much better…I have been an Atheist as far back as I could remember. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I really took a stand and stood up for my beliefs and learned more about both sides of the coin. I took the time to learn about the different major religions in this world. I also learned more about Evolution and Science. Everything I could to really figure out what…See More
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Are there Atheists in foxholes?

“There are no Atheists in foxholes.”Well, let me fix this, since I am a Marine. “There are no Atheists in fighting holes.”Much better…I have been an Atheist as far back as I could remember. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I really took a stand and stood up for my beliefs and learned more about both sides of the coin. I took the time to learn about the different major religions in this world. I also learned more about Evolution and Science. Everything I could to really figure out what I…See More
Sep 13, 2012
Michael Parra commented on Dane's group Military Atheists (MAAF Official)
"I've ran into maybe one other person in the Marine Corps who was an atheist. Glad to find this group. crucifacts.wordpress.com My blog if anyone is interested."
Jul 13, 2012
ChrisC replied to Michael Parra's discussion Brand New To This Community
"Excellent blog! I've got some reading to do tonight. :-D Welcome to the site!"
Jul 2, 2012
Pat replied to Michael Parra's discussion Brand New To This Community
"Welcome Mike. Glad you found us."
Jul 2, 2012
booklover replied to Michael Parra's discussion Brand New To This Community
"Welcome Michael!  You really did find the best place to interact with a LOT of Atheists!  Pretty much everyone is great to talk to on here!~ Melinda"
Jul 2, 2012
Michael Parra replied to Michael Parra's discussion Brand New To This Community
"Thank you. I really appreciate it!"
Jul 2, 2012
Michael Parra replied to Michael Parra's discussion Brand New To This Community
"You did miss it, but I mean, I have tomorrow off...Sooooooo...."
Jul 2, 2012

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“There are no Atheists in foxholes.”

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 5:05pm 5 Comments

“There are no Atheists in foxholes.”

Well, let me fix this, since I am a Marine. “There are no Atheists in fighting holes.”

Much better…

I have been an Atheist as far back as I could remember. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I really took a stand and stood up for my beliefs and learned more about both sides of the coin. I took the time to learn about the different major religions in this world. I also learned more about Evolution and Science. Everything I…

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At 12:01pm on June 10, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:36am on June 10, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Michael

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as an atheist and true freethinker.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

 
 
 

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