Can the US Army accept atheists?

Feb 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BBC News

When Justin Griffith was a child growing up in Plano, Texas - a place he describes as the "oversized, goofy buckle on the Bible belt" - he would bring his bible to science class and debate his teachers on the finer points of evolution.

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Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#1 Feb 3, 2012
My brother is non-religious and he served 4 years in the US navy. It doesn't matter if you black or white, Christian or atheist, straight or gay, you are still serving your country and you deserve and you have all of my respect for that.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#2 Feb 3, 2012

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3 Feb 4, 2012
Alas, there are uber-godbots within the US military that do their damnedest to make non-christians in the military a living hell.

These hatetheists are moderately successful so far.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#4 Feb 5, 2012
Wat the Tyler wrote:
... It doesn't matter if you black or white, Christian or atheist, straight or gay, you are still serving your country and you deserve and you have all of my respect for that.
I don't know if Mr Bush ever apologised for his ('atheists aren't citizens') remark, or if he ever withdrew it...
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#5 Feb 5, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know if Mr Bush ever apologised for his ('atheists aren't citizens') remark, or if he ever withdrew it...
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...
Far as I know?

He never did-- nor did he ever aplogize for getting us into an endless war based on lies.

Nor did he ever apologize for lying to the US public like he did.

He is one sick f***
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#7 Feb 6, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Far as I know?
He never did-- nor did he ever aplogize for getting us into an endless war based on lies.
Nor did he ever apologize for lying to the US public like he did.
He is one sick f***
Actually, it was Bush 41 that made the statement, but his son hasn't contradicted it either -(oh and remember you aren't a patriot either, Bob :-)

What did the world do to deserve them? Be too religious?
:-)

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#8 Feb 6, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, it was Bush 41 that made the statement, but his son hasn't contradicted it either -(oh and remember you aren't a patriot either, Bob :-)
What did the world do to deserve them? Be too religious?
:-)
Bushy >>almost<< makes me believe in an evil, capricious god...

... for what >>caring<< deity would permit such as he to become leader?

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#9 Feb 6, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
Alas, there are uber-godbots within the US military that do their damnedest to make non-christians in the military a living hell.
These hatetheists are moderately successful so far.
I've been in the military for a good long time, And I say you are full of shhit
redneck

Cave Junction, OR

#10 Feb 6, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>I've been in the military for a good long time, And I say you are full of shhit
You must be a PFC by now.
LMT

Twinsburg, OH

#11 Feb 6, 2012
Oh it's absolutely true. I retired as a Chief Petty Officer, and while the godbots had their bibles all over their desks without incurring any negative comments, I was called to the Command Master Chief's office for a chewing out because he heard that I was an Atheist. That just pissed me off.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#12 Feb 6, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>I've been in the military for a good long time, And I say you are full of shhit
Thank you for proving you are one of those hatetheists who make being in the military a living hell, unless they belong to your hate-cult (christianity)

Your testimony is another proof of how bigoted you people are.

Thanks!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#13 Feb 6, 2012
redneck wrote:
<quoted text>You must be a PFC by now.
Indeed-- I suspect by "being in the military" he means in the military stockade....

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#14 Feb 7, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for proving you are one of those hatetheists who make being in the military a living hell, unless they belong to your hate-cult (christianity)
Your testimony is another proof of how bigoted you people are.
Thanks!
Now how was that statement “PROOF” that I hate Atheist ?? All I said was YOU are full of it. I have no problems with the religion of the people I work with, All I care about is their ability to do their job. I’ll lay odds that the reason you “claim” you were Persecuted is that you were an ass and had little to do with your religion.

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#15 Feb 7, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Indeed-- I suspect by "being in the military" he means in the military stockade....
I suspect the only military service you've been involved with is on your Play staion. Just a tip That is not real. Get out of you parents basement and out into the real world.
Wondering

Schenectady, NY

#16 Feb 7, 2012
First of all atheism is not a religion but a lack of belief in religion therefore, Justin’s problem with the army listing him as no religious preference is flawed, He has “No Religious Preference” He is just one of those 15 minutes of fame people that are worried about inconsequential issues as someone who can’t practice their Lack of religion. You have no religion, so what. The army does not Make you practice religion. You do not have a Religious preference. The problem everyone has with Atheist is they keep trying to make people think they are special and deserve special treatment because of it

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#17 Feb 7, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>Now how was that statement “PROOF” that I hate Atheist ?? All I said was YOU are full of it. I have no problems with the religion of the people I work with, All I care about is their ability to do their job. I’ll lay odds that the reason you “claim” you were Persecuted is that you were an ass and had little to do with your religion.
Thank you for proving, once again, you are one of those >>bigoted<< hatetheists who make being in the military a living hell, unless they belong to your hate-cult (christianity)

Your testimony is another proof of how bigoted you people are.

Thanks!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#18 Feb 7, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>I suspect the only military service you've been involved with is on your Play staion. Just a tip That is not real. Get out of you parents basement and out into the real world.
I do not own a ...what is it? "Play staion".

Is that one of your favorite fantasy-toys?

And thanks again, for proving that Genuine Christians(tm) such as you, are nothing but hate-filled bigots.

You are a credit to your hate-cult (christianity).

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#19 Feb 7, 2012
Wondering wrote:
First of all atheism is not a religion but a lack of belief in religion therefore, Justin’s problem with the army listing him as no religious preference is flawed, He has “No Religious Preference” He is just one of those 15 minutes of fame people that are worried about inconsequential issues as someone who can’t practice their Lack of religion. You have no religion, so what. The army does not Make you practice religion. You do not have a Religious preference. The problem everyone has with Atheist is they keep trying to make people think they are special and deserve special treatment because of it
Thanks for a display of both bigotry and that you Genuine Christians(tm) are quite willing to lie.

Genuine Christians(tm) in positions of power in the US military have been abusing their rank for many years now-- actively persecuting non-christians.

It's a proven fact that once a Genuine Christian(tm) is given the reins of power?

He >>will<< abuse them-- look at George W Bush! He abused the office of the president, by bogging the US in an unwinnable war in Iraq, based on lies.

All because his gawd commanded him to!

That's the problem with religious bigots (christians)-- they don't recognize secular authority. They like to pretend their evil bible's are "higher"...

... and the problem with >>that<<? The evil bible can be twisted to say.... ANYTHING.

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#20 Feb 7, 2012
WOW boob, you really are a Paranoid nut aren’t you. You assume I prescribe to a particular faith which just shows your ignorance of the world. You think everyone’s out to get you but in reality few would waste the time. I was once told never argue with an Idiot. So have fun Idiot

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#21 Feb 7, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
WOW boob, you really are a Paranoid nut aren’t you. You assume I prescribe to a particular faith which just shows your ignorance of the world. You think everyone’s out to get you but in reality few would waste the time. I was once told never argue with an Idiot. So have fun Idiot
You had no need to say, godbot-- your seething hate and bigotry easily gave you away as being one of those Genuine Christians(tm).

Had you >>not<< been a Genuine Christian(tm)?

You would have taken pains to SAY SO.

So you prove, directly and indirectly you are just another hate-filled christian.

Thanks for playing!

Your hate has made you weak.

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