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Calling All Foxhole Atheists…For a Survey

From MAAF (MilitaryAtheists.org)

The Center for Atheist Research is distributing a survey to all willing current and veteran foxhole atheists. The survey is intended to collect date for the creation of a secular ethics and mental health needs program (Atheist Chaplains) and test the validity of the feared “Spiritual Fitness” assessment; where if you (like I did) answer the questions truthfully, you could be subjected to written counseling and corrective training.

In October 2009, the Army began measuring the “spiritual fitness” of troops with the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program’s Global Assessment Tool.  This Tool is an online survey that asks a series of multiple-choice questions about a person’s well-being.

The Center for Atheist Research (atheistresearch.org) is conducting an online research study on the validity of this “spiritual fitness” Tool, and on the secular/spiritual well-being of U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans.

If you are a member or veteran of the U.S. Military, you are invited to participate in this survey study, which has been approved by the University of Tampa Institutional Review Board.

To participate in, or learn more about, this survey please visit:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/militaryspiritualfitness

If you would like to speak with the principal investigator, Dr. Ryan Cragun, about this survey, please contact him at [email protected]

Thank you again for your consideration.

Ryan T. Cragun, Ph.D.

Joseph H. Hammer, M.Ed.

Karen Hwang, Ed.D.

The Survey took me about 20 minutes to complete, and it will help make the case to trash the Spiritual Fitness test if we come to court armed with statically significant evidence which will show that the decent moral, atheists should not be subject to remedial training in which the Chaplin will wax on and on about how Jesus saved him and he can save them too, with more than a little implication of hellfire for the unbeliever.