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Secular families face special challenges in military communities

Secular families face special challenges in military communities

Contributed by Erika Douglass Last year, my son attended a theist preschool. While waiting for class to be released, I asked another parent about how she got started being a foster parent. She rambled on for a few moments, giving … Continue reading

VICTORY: MAAF-AHA partnership ends mandatory Air Force religious oath

VICTORY: MAAF-AHA partnership ends mandatory Air Force religious oath

Air Force officials have relented, after pressure from everyone, military and civilian, atheist and theist, and reinstated the secular affirmation option. Thanks to the American Humanist Association in particular and also to support from the Center For Inquiry, Freedom From Religion … Continue reading

Secular groups take aim at mandatory military religion

Secular groups take aim at mandatory military religion

Atheists are in foxholes and always have been. Yet the Air Force has recently dug in to try to oust those who don’t fit new religious (read: Christian) requirements. In early August, a MAAF member, an Air Force NCO, reported … Continue reading

Modern SMART Recovery treatment supplanting AA 12-step

Modern SMART Recovery treatment supplanting AA 12-step

Prohibition ended in 1933, at least for alcohol. Now we have the War on Drugs which was started by Richard Nixon in 1971 as a response to high rates of heroin addiction among soldiers in Vietnam. During the 1980s, the war … Continue reading

Secularizing Religious Patriotism

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Secularizing Religious Patriotism

Humans use a variety of mediums to express thoughts, ideas, messages, and a variety of other things.  Music is one that every culture across the globe relates to.  Catchy tunes help us remember the message, which is why commercial jingles … Continue reading