9th January 2012

“I thought faith was ignorant and childish forty years ago when I was a child, along with most of my classmates. Getting beaten for such blasphemy by our believing headmaster reinforced my thinking.”

Anon.

6 Responses to “9th January 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Me too!

  2. Atheist MC Says:

    I was told that I was not welcome in the Cub Scouts because I refused to pray or take part in Church Parades. Aged 9.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    They wouldn’t put “atheist” on my dog tag in the military, instead they reluctantly agreed to “No Rel Pref”.

  4. Jeff Says:

    Two things about the military and atheists: First, you can now be buried in a National Cemetery under a headstone with the atheist atom symbol on it, provided you can get your next of kin to agree, and second; I just heard a story on NPR about a move to get atheist chaplains into uniform. Just not sure how to qualify, or I might just volunteer for that one – provided I didn’t have to take the military oath.

    Reference 1: http://www.cem.va.gov/hm/hmemb.asp or Google “military headstone religious symbols”

    Reference 2: http://www.npr.org/2011/12/04/143057431/chaplains-wanted-for-atheists-in-foxholes or just Google “Atheist Chaplain”

  5. John Says:

    I remember being punished by being put in the corner of my 4th grade homeroom class in 1967 for asking my teacher “who invented god?”.

  6. Jeff Says:

    Just got this from another QOTD site:

    When it’s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion. – Voltaire

    Isn’t it wonderful that there IS religious agreement in the world?