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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:26 PM
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'Atheists in foxholes' demand respect, recognition and honor
'Atheists in foxholes' demand respect, recognition and honor

Ron Brynaert
Published: Sunday August 20, 2006


"'There are no atheists in foxholes,' the old saw goes," begins the Beliefwatch column in the latest issue of Newsweek. "The line, attributed to a WWII chaplain, has since been uttered countless times by grunts, chaplains and news anchors."

"But an increasingly vocal group of activists and soldiersatheist soldiersdisagrees," the column continues.

"It's a denial of our contributions," Master Sgt. Kathleen Johnson tells Newsweek. "A lot of people manage to serve without having to call on a higher power."

Master Sgt. Johnson founded the group, Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MAAF) as "a community support network that connects military members from around the world with each other and with local organizations."

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Military_Association_...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14322117/site/newsweek /
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Extend a Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:36 PM
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1. in Alabama
There is a monument to atheists in foxholes.
http://www.mindspring.com/~alutiiq/atheists-in-foxholes...
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:46 PM
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4. Beautiful...
And in Alabama, too! Something to be proud of...
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pazuzu Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:38 PM
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2. I guess only str8 xtians are fit for command
n/t
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:43 PM
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3. aren't many Republicans in Foxholes either
they are too busy "Helping the war effort by supporting it at home"
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:02 PM
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5. My time in Vietnam I didn't believe a God would let this happen
I never heard a wounded soldier call for God he called for his mother
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:41 PM
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6. Funny - we fought all of those "godless" enemies who were in foxholes.
Were they really god-fearing, Jesus-loving types? Oh my!!
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:45 PM
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7. Uh Oh. This isn't going to go over too well at the Air Force Academy. nt
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 11:45 PM by impeachdubya
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CollegeDUer Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:06 PM
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8. A British military personell I believe said that the US MIlitary has far
too many Christian evangelicals. It taints their performance with that tinge, you know?
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