Hello J J, just responding to a comment you made on the Military Atheists page- the one that you addressed towards Active Duty Navy:
Yes. They still do the prayer at taps over the 1MC, at least they did as of August when I was last underway on my last ship. I once passed through the messdecks during a prayer and didn't stop and bow my head, and as a result got some really nasty looks from some sailors that were sitting there.
Also, something that may bring a smile: for a time, people will purposely call the chaplain's office phone and try to get their ring on the 1MC when the prayer was made- it was sometimes funny to hear. I almost always completely ignored the prayer.
Hi J J. Welcome to this friendly meeting place
where we recognise that all gods are phoney and religion is a great fraud used to control people; and how it is tragic and inexcusable that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years.