"I am NOT saying it for this re-enlistment. They can kick me the f**k out and find someone who can do my job better, or they can just take my word for it, instead of making me appeal to the imaginary sky-fairy. They take my word for…"
"Just realized I never introduced myself in here . . .
I'm Tim, a SSG on active duty in the Army stationed at Hunter Army Airfield. I work in an organization with a TON of atheists/agnostics but nobody will talk about it publicly or…"
"Indeed Dennis, thanks for clarifying the command authority issue. Chaplains don't make any decisions regarding command or the mission - except say a token prayer from time to time, during which I never bow my head, look around and find…"
"It can get interesting when you're at an event and local media is present, taking pictures of the people without their heads bowed in prayer. What they fail to realize is that I'm keeping them all safe - pulling security while they…"
"When we have a bow-your-head-in-prayer moment, I look around to find the other atheists and smile. It sounds silly, but I have found more than a few closet atheists this way.
If you see "No Rel Pref" on a set of dogtags or on…"
"I never had the internal peace and understanding that I have now until I became an atheist. Where does that score on the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness bullshit card? Apparently a 567-question test followed by a 30 minute…"
"Things that make me go the other direction:
1) Devout theism of any sort
2) Out-of-shapeliness: I am a very athletic guy. I'm not asking for a triathlete, but if she doesn't at least have a genuine interest in physical fitness…"
"It will hit the fan. He thinks you're cute and is playing along to get in your panties.
It is never impossible to clean something up. However, with the stink coming from in there, you may not want to . . .
"On MACP, I understand the limitations of my training completely, but it gives me a better understanding of fighting than it does teach me how to kick ass.
I concur to an extent: hopefully the trainee gains some sort of understanding of…"
Not to you they don't, but the only way you live on beyond your death is in the memories of the people that knew you. What kind of person do you want to be remembered as? I will be remembered as the fucker who went out…"
"I concur with your statement regarding having "what it takes" to kill another human being. Certain people do not have the ability. Some think they do, and they don't. Some have no idea what they are capable of until…"
"They can be used for hunting. I have killed boars/deer with an AR-15/M4; they put holes in animal flesh just as well as human flesh. Whether or not your state allows it is a different story. Besides, there is nothing in the…"
Greetings, Tim! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.