Atheists in Foxholes

Atheists in foxholes, some say they are myths,
Creations of the mind who just don’t exist.

Yet, they answered the call to defend, with great pride.
With reason their watchword, they bled and they died.

They took Saratoga from the British crown,
Secured America’s freedom at the Battle of Yorktown.

From Sumter to Appomattox, fields flowed with their blood.
When the cannons grew silent, the flag proudly stood.

From the Marne to the Argonne, in trenches and tanks,
They defeated the Germans -- the whole world gave thanks.

They were bombed at Pearl Harbor, fought on to Berlin.
Many freethinking women served along with the men.

Still war keeps erupting -- Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo.
Where is the peace that eludes people so?

It is broken by tyrants who bear crosses and creeds,
That overshadow reason with hate and cruel deeds.

So atheists prevail until your work is complete.
Mothers mourn, children cry, and bigots plan your defeat.

By air, land, and sea, you answer freedom’s call.
Without god or faith, you seek liberty for all.

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Comment by Jonah Coronado on October 19, 2011 at 10:25am
yeah I have
Comment by George on October 19, 2011 at 9:00am
Comment by Richard K. Emms on October 19, 2011 at 6:34am
As a member myself, I recommend looking at a site called MAAF.  I wasn't really in a foxhole, but was on the flight deck for 22 years.  My nephew was army airborn for 6 years and was in foxholes.  We are both Orthodox Atheists, (OK the orthodox is my addition but it gets the point across of Atheist and nothing else).
Comment by Jonah Coronado on October 19, 2011 at 4:01am

No I did not i got it from the Atheist in a Foxhole memorial ground in Alabama. You can find more info at this website.

 

http://ffrf.org/outreach/atheists-in-foxholes/
Comment by Steph S. on October 18, 2011 at 9:31pm
That's good!
Comment by annet on October 18, 2011 at 8:11pm
Nice Jonah, did you write that?

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