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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:45 PM
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MASH- Military Atheists and Secular Humanists


RALEIGH, N.C. The 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 in a pioneering effort to win recognition and ensure fair treatment 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.



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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42391558/ns/us_news-militar...
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Life Long Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:52 PM
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1. They deserve recogination!
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:11 PM
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2. I'm a happy atheist and I certainly have seen the inside of a foxhole...nt
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