16th September 2009

“Atheists don't need anything from the Army. We don't have special dietary needs like some religions. We don't need copies of 'holy' books printed and distributed to us at taxpayer expense. We don't need time off from work to attend services. We don't need chaplains to visit us or perform ceremonies for us. We would just really like it if our leaders wouldn't publicly disparage us for not believing in the supernatural. That's it. It's not too much to ask for.”

Lt. Wayne Adkins

4 Responses to “16th September 2009”

  1. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    Completely and unreservedly agree.

  2. Chris Says:

    And even so, the military in the last 8 years moved HARD to the conservative christian right. Just try being a non-believer in one of our military academies! Yet, again, it’s the atheists, agnostics and decline-to-states that are evil, in need of saving, discriminated against.

  3. Brian Delrosario Says:

    I’m an atheist in the Marine Corps, a sergeant (E-5), stationed in 29 Palms, California. Been in close to nine years now. I’ve never experienced a problem with religion since arriving in the fleet. Most of the Marines in my platoon aren’t big on religion either. The way we see it, prayer doesn’t stop bullets. Just try it. And like Lt. Adkins says, we save the taxpayer money.

  4. Tony Provenzano Says:

    Wow, I’ll be using that quote! “Prayer doesn’t stop bullets.”
    Thanks for all you do Brian.