Military Atheists (MAAF Official)


Military Atheists (MAAF Official)

This is a group for anyone who is or ever has been in the military. And it has the longest name ever, just for search purposes. Be sure to sign up officially at MAAF Website.

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Location: Washington, DC
Members: 392
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2015

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Comment by Earl F. Elkins on March 4, 2010 at 1:32pm
I'm an old timer. I had a lateral transfer from 12 years of Catholic schools to the Marine Corps, 66-70, Vietnam 67-68. When the DIs yelled that there were "no Atheists in foxholes", I just kept my mouth shut. I had decided not to believe in ghosts at the age of 16. My schooling had convinced me of the opposite of what was intended. I'm a recent member to MAAF, and this is my first post. I'm glad we have a place to go.
Comment by Jason Torpy on March 1, 2010 at 7:46am
MAAF has resources including ideas for setting up a meeting in your local area or on base. The best way to keep things optional is to keep it social. Form there, you can pick out the ones that want to take more action. And of course, there are ways to interact directly with MAAF and our partner organizations, like SCA.
Comment by Ken on March 1, 2010 at 3:01am
Hello everyone, I've been a member for a while but have never posted. I am AD and am interested in ideas on how to get more of my fellow nontheists (there are more than most people think) involved without becoming too pushy or crossing any lines. I don't want my fellow SMs to do something just because they want to make me happy, but rather because they realize the importance and urgency of getting involved and at least paying attention so that we can finally gain the political influence we should have. Any ideas or stories of past experiences will be appreciated!!
Comment by Jason Torpy on February 28, 2010 at 11:19pm

On Feb 26th, 2010, MAAF participated in an historic policy briefing of a presidential administration by members of the nontheist community. MAAF presented a new MAAF demographics study showing 23.4% nontheist population within the military. MAAF also asked for taching sessions down to the lowest level asserting the rights of nontheists and providing for education about nontheist issues. MAAF provided this information as the best way to ensure justice for nontheist service members who new suffer ostracism for their beliefs.
Comment by Kathleen Johnson on February 27, 2010 at 1:32pm
Here's a link to some positive local press on MAAF at Fort Hood that ran in the Killeen Daily Herald today.
Comment by Laura Waldron on February 27, 2010 at 12:23pm
im not in the military but i am a military wife. My husband is Christian. I thought i might be the only military atheist affiliate untill i went to a march in DC called atheist in foxholes. Great info.
Comment by Christopher Owen on February 13, 2010 at 9:51am
Wanted to shamelessly promote our "Atheists in Foxholes" group on Facebook. As Well as the MAAF group on Facebook. Let the Facebook community know we're real as well.
Comment by skepticmom on February 11, 2010 at 9:01pm
Thanks Rick. I love the Colbert clip. I posted it to my Facebook page.
Comment by skepticmom on February 11, 2010 at 6:26pm
It has been a few years since I have been in the military (U.S.), so this may have changed (but I doubt it). I could only put "No Religious Preference" on my dog tags. I couldn't put Atheist, n/a, none, or anything else. I hated "No Religious Preference" because it sounded like I could be any of them but I just had not selected one yet or any are okay with me. Most of the time I wore the unofficial dog tags I had made off post, but it really bugged me. Am I the only one who is bothered by this?
Comment by Rick on February 1, 2010 at 4:40am
Just had to share this with you all.....


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