Military Atheists (MAAF Official)


Military Atheists (MAAF Official)

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Comment by Rick on July 11, 2010 at 4:18am
I came across this and thought I would share it with everyone.
I have had family and friends who have had personal problems.
It is hard for them, their family and their friends.
Thought this might help those who don't want a "religious" answer.
Comment by Madison Hughes on July 10, 2010 at 11:34am
Subject: Chaplain reserved parking space.

I work as a civilian on a military installation. Of course, parking is at a premium. One of the spaces in the small lot in which I park is reserved for the Chaplain. This peeves me more than I could possibly express in words.

As a staunch Atheist I find this unacceptable. When I read Chaplain on the curb of the spot reserved I interpret it to mean 'this spot is reserved for a theist, and because you chose reason over superstition as your philosophy of life you are hereby reminded that this is just another one of those theistic privileges of which you must be reminded.'

Considering the audience that I am addressing, I need not go into the deeper issues of state funded theistic privilege that are the cause of this issue. I plan to pen this concern to the post commander in the near future. Before doing so, I thought I would solicit your muse concerning this matter.

What say you?

Best Regards,
Comment by Rick on June 30, 2010 at 1:11pm
A U.S. Marine Colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee machine to finish its brewing, the colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled. He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep.

He posed the question of just how much of sex was "work" and how much of it was "pleasure?" A Major chimed in with 75-25% in favor of work.

A Captain said it was 50-50%. A Lieutenant responded with 25-75% in favor of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the PFC who was in charge of making the coffee. What was HIS opinion?

Without any hesitation, the young PFC responded, "Sir, it has to be 100%pleasure."

The colonel was surprised and, as you might guess, asked why?
"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them."
The room fell silent. God Bless the enlisted man.
Comment by Jason Torpy on June 28, 2010 at 1:44am
Bill, refer the chaplain to us and we can help educate. Nobody should feel obligated to defend humanism on the spot or even at all. He's an expert and shouldn't peddle his apologetics on troops.
D R and Xiuntao, join at the MAAF website and put your requests in the comments
Comment by D R Hosie on June 27, 2010 at 11:03pm
Navy - Opps Dept - USS Ranger (CVA-61)

hey Dane, I linked to the MAAF website from my own (, and kind of cleaned-up the logo, for a sidebar image; I been trying to figure out how to get it to you guys:

( or With Dropshadow)

Comment by Xiuntao Kyomoira on June 27, 2010 at 10:35pm
Hi!! New to the group, currently stationed at Andrews AFB. Anyone here in the DC area or stationed out there?
Comment by Jason Torpy on May 28, 2010 at 12:08am
I don't think there is a specific law allowing someone to be excused from prayer requirements or activities. However, equal opportunity regulations and accommodation of religious practices regulations would, in general, protect a service member from being forced to doing anything prayer related. There should be broad leeway in instances like this, but refer to MAAF for more guidance - and regulations
Comment by Dennis M. Dutton on May 27, 2010 at 11:49pm
I know it has become law that a servicement can request to be excused from a ceremony containing prayer. However, I would like to know if anyone here knows the actual document so I can download it and reference it. I can't find it in an AR. As of now I just stand as the only one not bowing his head. Thanks.
Comment by Rick on May 17, 2010 at 11:40pm
Comment by Rick on May 4, 2010 at 11:13pm
I started a group on this site. Okay, so it's not as "good" as some, but thought I'd offer up something that didn't cost anyone anything.
Besides, there might be others out there who don't about this or other groups so, ehy, it's "free"...

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