One of my commenters made me remember the coolest guy in modern video games.
The first Atheist event in a military context ever.
Rain poured from the sky as I ran from a Wallmart to my rental car, my new raincoat in hand in preparation for Rock Beyond Belief. When I arrived on post, Justin Griffith, Richard Dawkins, and a full bird colonel were engaged in a press conference while volunteers prepared the stage and did all that was humanly possible to keep the electronics from being soaked from the rain.
When the internet heard about the rain, I sadly was not IN B4 GOD HATES ATHEISTS. But, the rain didn’t last, although it did (presumably) impact attendance. RBB ended up kicking off about an hour and a half late yet as soon as the event started, the sky cleared and blissful sunshine rained down upon us.
IN B4 god loves atheists. [Read more...]
Today I got my leave approved for heading to Ft. Bragg for the wondrous, free, and open to public event that is Rock Beyond Belief. Ed, you owe me beers (for no particular reason) and Justin owes me absolutely nothing (never take from Soldiers). But if one of you can get Richard Dawkins (and anyone else who can put marker to cloth) to sign one of my Squadron T-Shirts, my fellow godless officers who can’t attend are planning on getting it framed and hung in our Operations office. [Read more...]
A silent night.
I just got done with sitting on a ridge line for 2 days. We sat on a windy ridge, huddling together against the bitter wind and whipping snow. We watched as artillery rounds rained down in the valley before us. Night fell. We attached our night vision goggles to our helmets. I flicked my monocle on and beheld my surrounding. For a brief minute, I didn’t feel the wind or the cold. My bleeding lips and swollen knee didn’t matter. For through the goggles, I beheld the stars. Those stars that are too dim to see with the naked eye glowed before me. It was, as they say, a mind-gasm.
Science really did save my “soul”.
I get email.
So this gem just popped into my inbox.
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Challenge Accepted. [Read more...]
The Army has sent me to do Army things for the next month(ish) and my access to internet will be limited. I’ll see everyone on the far side.
In response to customer reactions, airline axes mixing prayer and air travel.
Two days ago Alaska Airlines broke with thirty years of tradition by ending the practice of distributing “Prayer Cards” with meals out respect to company’s diverse group of consumers and their many faith traditions or lack thereof.
What I find interesting is that up until 2006, the airline conducted meal service to the entire plane and during that time most responses to the prayer cards were positive. However, after 2006 meals only were served in First Class and the reviews became more and more negative until the airline preemptively removed the cards. Which says something about demographics, but I am too biased to draw any conclusions.
Anyhow, huzzah for small victories.
(Source: The T and D)
Support Jessica Ahlquist’s college fund and get a sweet T-Shirt.
Since the completely predictable and unavoidable judicial order removing the prayer banner at Cranston High, Jessica Ahlquist has been on the receiving end of an awful lot of harassment. So let’s show some solidarity with Jessica and declare that like her, we are all “Evil Little Things” by buying an awesome T-shirt (or two).
Goodbye 2011 and hello 2012.
This should be a busy year; the Presidential election, important Supreme Court cases, certain world destruction as predicted by the Mayans, a paid vacation to Afghanistan, and most importantly Mass Effect 3 gets released.
Happy New Year everybody!
Also Happy Birthday Greta Christina!!!