TV News LIES

Wednesday, Aug 20th

Last update08:01:15 PM GMT

You are here News Military Army group says there ARE atheists in foxholes

Army group says there ARE atheists in foxholes

E-mail Print PDF
Atheists in foxholesThe cliche notwithstanding, there are atheists in foxholes.

In fact, atheists, agnostics, humanists and other assorted skeptics from the Army's Fort Bragg have formed an organization they hope will be a pioneering effort to ensure fair treatment and win recognition for nonbelievers in the overwhelmingly Christian U.S. military.

"We exist, we're here, we're normal," said Sgt. Justin Griffith, chief organizer of Military Atheists and Secular Humanists, or MASH. "We're also in foxholes. That's a big one, right there."

For now, the group meets regularly in homes and bars outside of Fort Bragg, one of the biggest military bases in the country. But it is going through the long bureaucratic process to win official recognition from the Army as a distinct "faith" group.

That would enable it to meet on base, advertise its gatherings and, members say, serve more effectively as a haven for like-minded soldiers.

"People look at you differently if you say you're an atheist in the Army," said Lt. Samantha Nicoll, a West Point graduate who in January attended her first meeting of MASH. "That's extremely taboo. I get a lot of questions if I let it slip in conversation."

The decision on recognition goes first to an Army agency called the Installation Management Command and may be reviewed after that by the Army Chaplain Corps. Neither agency returned calls for comment. MASH members said chaplains at Fort Bragg have been supportive of their effort.

More...



Most Recent Related Stories...


In Iraq, U.S. is spending millions to blow up captured American war machines

US blows up own tanksLast week was a weird one for American military hardware.In the United States, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected...

Military eases hairstyle restrictions accused of being racially biased

military hair dosUnited States military branches announced they have loosened grooming requirements that sparked controversy for allegedly targeting...

How America’s Police Became an Army: The 1033 Program

Militarized policeAs many have noted, Ferguson, Missouri, currently looks like a war zone. And its police—kitted out...

Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes, Humanitarian Aid In Iraq

ObamaPresident Barack Obama announced Thursday night he had authorized the Pentagon to launch targeted airstrikes if...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!