Military nonbelievers' event shows there are atheists in foxholes

Apr 1, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

Signs in support of atheism are seen during the ''Rock Beyond Belief'' festival at Fort Bragg army base in North Carolina March 31, 2012.

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Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#1 Apr 1, 2012
20.42% of the US military is non-religious, which is higher than the average of the USA as a whole.(16%)

That means almost 1 out of 4 in the US military is non-religious.

My brother is non-religious and he served 4 years in the navy. It's braver to fight and die for a country and knowing you will not go to some fairy tale place when you die compared to Christians or Muslims who are so eager to die for their sky fairy god and go to some fairy tale land that probably doesn't exist.

Since: Feb 12

Debary, FL

#2 Apr 2, 2012
where did you get that info from the atheist newspaper LOL and i hate to burst your bubble but soldiers would go anywhere to here good music even a gay festival, it doesnt mean they agree with the meaning of the event
redneck

Cave Junction, OR

#3 Apr 2, 2012
RattleCattle wrote:
where did you get that info from the atheist newspaper LOL and i hate to burst your bubble but soldiers would go anywhere to here good music even a gay festival, it doesnt mean they agree with the meaning of the event
I verified his numbers and you can too. There are no chaplins in foxholes.

Since: Feb 12

Debary, FL

#4 Apr 2, 2012
I looked for twenty minutes and could find NO verification of those Numbers other than on atheist web sites. Which are less than credible in this case

Since: Dec 09

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 2, 2012
Wat the Tyler wrote:
20.42% of the US military is non-religious, which is higher than the average of the USA as a whole.(16%)
That means almost 1 out of 4 in the US military is non-religious.
My brother is non-religious and he served 4 years in the navy. It's braver to fight and die for a country and knowing you will not go to some fairy tale place when you die compared to Christians or Muslims who are so eager to die for their sky fairy god and go to some fairy tale land that probably doesn't exist.
Ah… but then again, war is immoral, and wrong.
Which could as well explain the higher percentage of non-religious persons in the military.
SupaAFC

Norwich, UK

#6 Apr 2, 2012
janeebee wrote:
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Ah… but then again, war is immoral, and wrong.
Which could as well explain the higher percentage of non-religious persons in the military.
Yeah. I mean, it's not like the presidents who launch these wars are CHRISTIAN or anything.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#7 Apr 2, 2012
janeebee wrote:
Ah… but then again, war is immoral, and wrong.
Which could as well explain the higher percentage of non-religious persons in the military.
Are you saying people who are not religious are immoral? If so you are a horrible bigoted idiot. The reason it's higher is because the military is full of young people who are not very religious.
redneck

Cave Junction, OR

#8 Apr 2, 2012
janeebee wrote:
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Ah… but then again, war is immoral, and wrong.
Which could as well explain the higher percentage of non-religious persons in the military.
True and if xtians practiced what they preach, they would not go to war. When is the last time we fought xtians? It was Hitler,and he rallied as a savior to modern xtians.

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Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#9 Apr 2, 2012
According to a paper by U.S military statisticians, 25.50% of military personnel have no stated religious preference. If the proportions in the general population hold up, about half of those (12.75%) are nonreligious and about a quarter (6.37%) are nonbelievers, but that is only a projection.

http://mldc.whs.mil/download/documents/Issue%...

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