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New Study Shows Significant Atheist Military Population

New Study Shows Significant Atheist Military Population

A new population study of official Department of Defense records by the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers shows religious preference and chaplain endorsements for all components and branches of the military. Findings show atheists are represented in larger numbers … Continue reading

VA Chaplaincy Asked to Facilitate Humanist Services

VA Chaplaincy Asked to Facilitate Humanist Services

Currently, religious, theistic oriented Chaplains are on staff and visit patients including secular humanist atheists like myself. While the Chaplains have been friendly, according to their Christian beliefs I will be burning in hell after my demise. While I respect … Continue reading

Time to End Federal Support of Boy Scout Discrimination

Time to End Federal Support of Boy Scout Discrimination

Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta posted about the Re-affirmation of Boy Scout discrimination. This issue is well-known. The Humanist covered federal funding of the Boy Scouts back in 1995. Scouting For All has spent many years advocating for reform and Margaret … Continue reading

Military Academies Provide Alternatives to Church

Military Academies Provide Alternatives to Church

Cadets and Midshipmen at the nation’s military academies have been provided the opportunity for humanist and secular alternatives during their summer training. At the beginning of July, thousands of young men and women reported for training. Within their first week, … Continue reading

Playing Favorites: What beliefs should chaplains support?

Playing Favorites: What beliefs should chaplains support?

Today’s chaplaincy has been assigned care and counseling, free exercise, and establishment clause responsibilities far outside their faith-based roots.[1] The military chaplaincy, and to some extent the civilian chaplaincy, is faced with a more diverse laity than ever in the … Continue reading