Real Atheists in Foxholes

Atheists On AirIf there is one thing that all atheists hate, it is the phrase, “There are no atheists in foxholes!” The problem with it is that it implies that atheists haven’t really thought through what they think and that when it comes right down to it, they will turn to God just like the theists. This goes right along with claims that Darwin had a deathbed conversion. He didn’t. But this is a whole genre of stories Christians tell about noted atheists. Voltaire did not convert. David Hume did not convert. Interestingly, Oscar Wilde did, although not on his deathbed and he wasn’t really an atheist.

Given this, I was very pleased when Nice Atheist Girl tweeted out a photo from Atheists On Air. It is a podcast about… well, guess! On their Facebook page, it says, “The Explicit, Honest, Humorous, Heathen Podcast with Cash & Love.” Here it is, especially for Veterans Day:

Atheists in Foxholes

Also along the same lines of military people who are not as you normally think of them, Frank Conniff tweeted out the following:

Diversity in the military is a very good thing. Now we just need it in our politicians!

Update (11 November 2013 1:14 pm)

This is via Reed Richardson:

First Female US Soldier Statue

Now I think this article should have a different title: Military Diversity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *