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Comment by Rick on November 18, 2009 at 11:24pm

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has added Frank Schaeffer as a board member.
I've read his book, "Crazy for God." For what it's worth I have mixed feelings about this appointment.
But, reading his book I have mixed feelings about him and his family. They run from pure sympathy to confusion to well, hate.
Now, that all said and done, Mr. Schaeffer left the so called "Christian Coalition" and is very open about his distaste for the group.
He receive hate mail from some of his former fans.
I've been a life long atheist. I guess you could say that officially did not believe in God when I was 6. I didn't know I was an "atheist" but did later.
Back in high school during a discussion in class mentioned that I did not believe in God. A couple of people just got mad as hell at me. Why? Because I didn't believe in an invisible guy in the sky. These people were just down right PO'd.
In college I found two others who were atheists. They were two of my fraternity brothers. Those are the only two I ever met in college.
So, I can understand how it must feel for Mr. Schaeffer to receive hate mail from his former fans.
But I have had to watch how today's so called "Republican Party" came to what it is. Thanks to Mr. Schaeffer and his family.
Maybe he is paying his "penance" for what he and his family help bring about on our country.
The first time I ever heard of Mr. Schaeffer was when he was on Rachael Maddow's show this past summer when the late term abortion doctor was assassinated.
His statement of, "You don't change the village to fit the village idiot" was very profound.
Having attended the Texas Freethinkers Convention this past weekend in San Antonio, Texas, several of the speakers new of Mr. Schaeffer and his late father.
This should be interesting to see what Mr. Schaeffer brings to this organization.
Comment by World Walker on November 18, 2009 at 4:24pm
Hello again and for the first time to first timers. Welcome to the club. I'm a chatterbox that normally ends up chattering on RDF or rationalia but give me time, you'll see that chatter come here to, and hit me up if you're in the mood for some.
Comment by qnr on November 18, 2009 at 1:36pm
Hi. Retired USCG here.
Comment by Russell Pospech on November 17, 2009 at 12:25pm
Hi Kristi,
I still am in the Navy. Aviation Electrician's Mate. Not quite as good as a Nuke, but not everyone is perfect. Nice to meet ya!
Comment by KristiS11384 on November 17, 2009 at 12:17pm
Hello, I am a Former member of the United States Navy. I served for 3 years as a Nuclear Electrician's Mate.
Comment by Justin Gregory on November 16, 2009 at 4:09pm
For anyone returning from the "sandbox" I made a group specifically for Iraq/Afghani war vets and their families. Check it out if your interested..... thanks
Comment by PigDiesel on November 15, 2009 at 5:29pm
Hello all, Good to know that the old " No Atheists in foxholes" malarky is getting a good swift kick in the goolies. I served in the U.S. Navy for 9 years (1990-1999) as an Engineman. I now live in Australia and am thinking of joining the reserves when I get my citizenship here.
Comment by Geoff Cowan on November 14, 2009 at 3:49pm
Hi everyone, Im a former RAAF/Army Reservist in AUS. Also a member of the Australian Athiest Foundation & Australian Sceptics. Great to met you all !
Comment by Rick on November 12, 2009 at 11:19pm

I am NOT a fan of Fox News. I was an army journalist. If we tried anything like they do, we'd been ripped apart. A few days ago they had some retired LTC on there. The man went off on Obama concerning the Ft Hood killings. Even the host of the show was taken aback by what the guy said.
Tonight they had a women from Time Mag on. She labeled the shooter as a "terrorist."
I guess anything to sell magazines...
From what I've read, I don't. I see a service member who slipped through the cracks of the system.
I don't forgive him for the killing or shooting.
No way. He did it. He will have to pay.
I hope he is tried under the full extent of the UCMJ.
But, I've had experience in trying to get a soldier professional help and I don't mean sending them to see the chaplain.
All I got was "send them to the chaplain..." We did. It wasn't what they needed.
As one retired LTG stated on the evening of the shootings, "The US military is at war. The people of the United States are not..."
I felt that hit the nail on the head.
What are your thoughts on this?
Comment by World Walker on November 10, 2009 at 12:03pm
It's such a long drive to Korea from Virginia :(

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