All Blog Posts Tagged 'military' (19)

Euphemisms R Us

What do collateral damage, friendly fire, special rendition and disposition matrix have in common? They are euphemisms for distasteful operations done by the military. For instance,…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 21, 2014 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

Memorial Day 2013: Not for MY Freedom

"To lead an uninstructed people to war is to throw them away."

Confucius

“Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace.  It takes twenty years of peace or more to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.”

King Baudouin I of…

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Added by Alan Perlman on May 23, 2013 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Christian Proselytism in the Military

First of all, I want to direct your attention to Dennis Kelley's piece, "Wow. just...wow" (thanks, Dennis!). That is what has inspired me to write the following email to Congresswomen Marcia Fudge and Senator Sherrod Brown:



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I want to draw your attention to the following video:

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Added by Loren Miller on December 25, 2012 at 8:08am — 9 Comments

It's quite simple in regards to Romney's past. (Hid from Vietnam w/Mormon mission in France!?)

Ah the old smoke and mirrors through faith-fronting-corporate offshore stuff has never been so clear aye?

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 16, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Air Force Airman Wants Freedom From Religion

21 May 2012

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley spoke with Airmen today at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK. During the question and answer period, an Airman asked a question to the Secretary regarding rights for Airmen who are atheist, agnostic, humanist, or freethinking.

Here is the question that was asked:

I support & follow ALL Air Force regulations protecting an Airman’s religious freedom.…

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Added by Sameritech on May 27, 2012 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

Update: Petition threshold reached today!

Earlier today (10/29/2011) the 5,000 signature mark was reached on the petition to End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.

 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/4zb

 

Many thanks to all who signed, tweeted, and reached out on Facebook.

Added by Michael Tiffany on October 29, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Update: 680 more signatures needed to help end discrimination of non-religious members of the US military

Update: We only need another 680 signatures.

 

Help End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.

Added by Michael Tiffany on October 25, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Update: 1125 More signatures needed to help end discrimination against non-religious members of the US military

Here's the latest numbers: as of 5pm (EDT) Monday, we need another 1125 people of conscience and courage to sign a petition to force the Obama administration to take action to end endemic institutional discrimination against non-religious members of the US armed forces.

 

If you have not yet signed, please go to the following link and read the petition:



www.whitehouse.gov/4zb

 

You will need…

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Added by Michael Tiffany on October 24, 2011 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Update: 1394 more signatures needed. Please Help End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.

Update: 1394 more signatures needed. Please Help End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.

 

Please forgive the repost.



Please go to www.whitehouse.gov/4zb and sign the petition:

The US military fails to provide Equal Opportunity for non-religious service members.

We are forced to participate in religious rituals during official…

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Added by Michael Tiffany on October 23, 2011 at 1:17pm — 5 Comments

Personal military religion conundrum

 So I am in the army and as many of you well know, even though religion is a tabboo subject it is still brought up. I am currently reading God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens and while I was reading it I had it taken from my hand by a fellow soldier who had some nasty comments to say about it. I don't really know where I want to go with this outside of complaining to people that probably know the struggle a little more. I usually don't bring up the fact that I'm athiest but most people…

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Added by amanda alexander on June 18, 2011 at 12:50am — 1 Comment

Ever read Art of War?

A nation can be governed by humanity and justice, but not an army. An army can be guided by maneuvering, but not a nation. When there are among civilian officials attached to the military commands those who do not know about the military strategy , if they are allowed to share in the responsibilities of the military leadership, then the chain of command will not be unified and the soldiers will become hesitant. - Zhang Yu

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 14, 2011 at 12:08am — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 291: Fundie Fantasy





To start the New Year off right, I had to start it with fstdt.com . Fundies say the Darndest Things. This episode is all about Teh Gays, because DADT was FINALLY repealed, and the fundies are all OVER that shit. This has implications. Fundies have traditionally been pro-military: My Country: Love it or Leave It. So, maybe they'll leave, or maybe they'll stop supporting the military, or maybe, JUST MAYBE,… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 1, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments

The Military Secular Atheist Agnostic Freethinker Prayer

Something was brought to my attention a bit ago. Some Republican politician is trying to get a "Christian" prayer thing passed that says anything with a payer in the military has to be "Christian" or something along those lines...

Yet again another Goodie Two Shoes is trying to jack with the military because they think they can.

So, I have offered up my own prayer.....

I call it:



The Military Secular Atheist… Continue

Added by Rick on May 27, 2010 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

Don't ask, don't tell - Land of the free, home of the straight...

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m4d30-Dont-ask-dont-tell--Land-of-the-free-home-of-the-straight





Sometimes we give the strangest directions to our citizens. Our military is expected to be upstanding, possessing unequivocal honesty, integrity and… Continue

Added by Carol Everhart Roper on April 30, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

the problem of evil at boot camp

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?

Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able, but not willing?

Then he is malevolent.

Is he both able and willing?

Then whence cometh evil?

Is he neither able nor willing?

Then why call him God?” - Epicurus



I recently enlisted in the Navy, and while at boot camp I was fortunate enough to run into several other atheists/nontheists.



However my first bunk mate was very religious. When he first saw that… Continue

Added by Jack Phillips on February 7, 2010 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Obama Pic Decision Turns Back on Consitution and Judiciary



Three weeks after saying he would release the pictures, President Obama is moving to prevent the press from obtaining the pictures of the confirmed acts of torture. The courts have already ruled that any “secrecy” considerations are insufficient to overrule the first amendment right to free press. Obama, ignoring the court and taking a play, from the Bush Administration’s playbook, said today he would try to block the release of the… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on May 14, 2009 at 12:57am — 4 Comments

MRFF Responds to Military's Denial that U.S. Troops are Proselytizing Muslims

MRFF Responds to Military's Denial that U.S. Troops are Proselytizing Muslims

By Chris Rodda



This is taken from Talk 2 Action and here is their web site.

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2009/5/5/133344/8582





As expected, the U.S. military quickly denied that the video released on Sunday by Al Jazeera is evidence that our troops proselytizing Muslims in Afghanistan, claiming that what was shown in the video was an isolated incident, and that the… Continue

Added by Rick on May 6, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Military, Schools, and Porn: New posts at my Examiner.com column!

Things are getting interesting at my Examiner.com column (the DC Secularism Examiner). But of course, aren't they always? :)



Experience the atheistic adventure as I...



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 1, 2009 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Atheists in Fox Holes

Yes, there are atheists in fox holes. I served four years with Amphibious Squadron 6 out of Norfolk and Little Creek Virginia. I was forced when I joined to choose a religious denomination. I told them I didn't want one, but they told me I had better or else, so I chose Presbyterian, and now it's imprinted on my dog tags.



Here's a nice article from the Stars and Stripes titled "Military atheists want new rules on… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on November 12, 2008 at 8:33pm — No Comments

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