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Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 1 by Alan4discussion

There is a very similar article here:-

http://richarddawkins.net/articles/645482-concert-at-army-post-in-nc-geared-toward-atheists

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:44:28 UTC | #932818

drumdaddy's Avatar Comment 2 by drumdaddy

This is a very important precedent for the future of freethinking. Thanks to all who made it happen.

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 01:40:48 UTC | #932843

JuJu's Avatar Comment 3 by JuJu

Seems that both the Reason Rally and this event had less than desirable weather. I'd expect to hear from someone like Pat Robertson, claiming that the rain was god's way of showing his disdain for atheist.

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 05:23:57 UTC | #932851

mtgilbert's Avatar Comment 4 by mtgilbert

At the risk of nitpicking, atheism is not a belief, but rather the absence of belief.

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:31:00 UTC | #932872

drumdaddy's Avatar Comment 5 by drumdaddy

Atheism is the belief that religions are manipulative scams.

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 11:24:52 UTC | #932875

strangebrew's Avatar Comment 6 by strangebrew

Comment 3 by JuJu

I'd expect to hear from someone like Pat Robertson, claiming that the rain was god's way of showing his disdain for atheist.

Already been and gone... several religiously motivated blogosphere fuckwads have already decided that god was pissed at the Reason Rally visitors but they are only slightly mollified that god was so obviously on their side cos he was evidently not pissed enough so that he could be bothered with hurricane or floods or earthquake...you know something to really gum up the works and demonstrate to the pesky atheistic scum what was what!... whatever it don't slow 'em down from crowing like the brain dead cretins they so easily prove they are.

Back at the article it seems that the jeebus drooling commentators are mainly apoplectic that such a travesty should occur on their watch...it must be the end times and the fall of civilization as they know it. They might try ignoring dissing or even complaining about the fact ...but deep down they feel uneasy...cos times are changing..the future is here and it is seemingly not an overtly religious one! When atheists are allowed to congregate and in such numbers...that does not bode well for the theocracy they all so badly slobber after!

Oh dear... how sad.... never mind!

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 11:41:48 UTC | #932877

caseyg5's Avatar Comment 7 by caseyg5

So the base won't allow an atheist group because people like the chaplin mentioned think religious soldiers will be mocked? And what about what the religious say of atheists? "Cowards," "Immoral," "Evil," "Would never find an atheist in a foxhole!" And a host of other terms. Apparently hypocrisy is embraced as the exclusive right of religion and the military. Nice way to indoctrinate children and soldiers!

Sat, 07 Apr 2012 14:08:01 UTC | #932893

the great teapot's Avatar Comment 8 by the great teapot

No atheists in fox holes isn't an insult to non believers. it is actually an insult to the averge gi. What the expression means is most soldiers wet their pants when faced with death.

Sun, 08 Apr 2012 09:25:00 UTC | #933032

caseyg5's Avatar Comment 9 by caseyg5

@the great teapot, Sorry, the term has been used more than once to me by theists to mean there are no atheists in foxholes because they are running away from the battle and don't want to die with no place to go.

Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:15:40 UTC | #933097