November 16, 2010

Atheists in Foxholes

Where Did God Go in Afghanistan? An Atheist Writes. - NYTimes.com:

I recall dining halls decorated with bible verses, units adorned with bibles, and meetings started with Christian prayers... I recall how my short quote in a small article in Newsweek magazine, wherein I pointed out the falsehood and absurdity that exists in the statement “there are no atheists in foxholes,” resulted in several military members seeking me out through the government e-mail system to threaten me with rape, abuse, and murder.

The U.S. military, I thought, was commandeered to defend against all enemies, the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America. Instead, it seems like they are more preoccupied with defending against their colleagues, the Invisible Unicorn that's supposed to have whispered the Bible in the ears of men who are no more than fossils today.

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