Can the US Army accept atheists?

Can the US Army accept atheists?

There are 969 comments on the BBC News story from Feb 2, 2012, titled Can the US Army accept atheists?. In it, BBC News reports that:

When Justin Griffith was a child growing up in Plano, Texas - a place he describes as the "oversized, goofy buckle on the Bible belt" - he would bring his bible to science class and debate his teachers on the finer points of evolution.

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Since: Feb 12

Albany, NY

#22 Feb 7, 2012
It is appearent to all that "boob of No faith" Has nothing better to do with his sorry existence than sit on the computer all day and makeup rants to annoy people, I agree with the others he has deep seated Paranoia issues. And I would bet most of the posts on here are all his. Just changing the name and location

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#23 Feb 7, 2012
Froggy12121 wrote:
It is appearent to all that "boob of No faith" Has nothing better to do with his sorry existence than sit on the computer all day and makeup rants to annoy people, I agree with the others he has deep seated Paranoia issues. And I would bet most of the posts on here are all his. Just changing the name and location
Thanks!

You show once again, what hypocrites you Genuine Christians(tm) really are!

Your "savior" commanded you to turn the other cheek.

But what I see instead? Invective, hate, and vile comments oozing from the polluted mind of a Genuine Christian(tm).

You are truly a credit to your religion, Mr Full-of-Hate.

Thanks for playing!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#24 Feb 7, 2012
Froggy12121 wrote:
And I would bet most of the posts on here are all his. Just changing the name and location
Nope-- I have always posted under this name, since I registered in Dec 2006.

I have no idea how to change the location... is that even possible?

Apparently it is! Or you would not have mentioned it-- likely due to your familiarity with the process.

Classic hategodbot too: deceitfully pretending to be different people, to prop up your bigotry.

But thanks for playing!

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#25 Feb 7, 2012
Froggy12121 wrote:
It is appearent to all that "boob of No faith" Has nothing better to do with his sorry existence than sit on the computer all day and makeup rants to annoy people, I agree with the others he has deep seated Paranoia issues. And I would bet most of the posts on here are all his. Just changing the name and location
LOL!

I just noticed! You have a post-count of.... ONE.

<laughing>

And you carefully hid your location...!

Another deceitful practice from a hatecultist (christian).

I bet you created this new Sock-Puppet, >>specifically<< so you could spew more of your hate to me.

I'm touched.

I really am: I have another Genuine Christian(tm) Stalker.

How lovely.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#27 Feb 7, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>I've been in the military for a good long time, And I say you are [mistaken about prejudice towards atheists within the US armed services]
May I please ask:
Do you accept that it happens, sometimes?
Must LMT's statement about a CPO be wrong?
What do you think of Bush41's statement regarding not regarding atheists as citizens or patriots and his & son's failure to retract that view?
Is religion a serious issue in the Armed Services at all, do you think?

Thanks for any kind reply

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#28 Feb 7, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>May I please ask:
Do you accept that it happens, sometimes?
Must LMT's statement about a CPO be wrong?
What do you think of Bush41's statement regarding not regarding atheists as citizens or patriots and his & son's failure to retract that view?
Is religion a serious issue in the Armed Services at all, do you think?
Thanks for any kind reply
Best of British Luck, getting a kind reply out of that hatehtiest...

:)

But, I could be surprised... who can say? That'd make my day, to be proven wrong in this case.

:D

But I won't be placing any bets.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#29 Feb 7, 2012
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Best of British Luck, getting a kind reply out of that hatehtiest...
:)
But, I could be surprised... who can say? That'd make my day, to be proven wrong in this case.
:D
But I won't be placing any bets.
I an try.

My perception of his remark was different from yours, perhaps because his reply seemed rude ("full of sh") and maybe induced you to reply in kind?(Let's turn the other cheek?:-)

My perception was that he simply wished to reject the presumption that prejudice against atheists was significant in the US Armed forces. I wonder if that is true?

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#30 Feb 7, 2012
Of course they should.

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#31 Feb 8, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>May I please ask:
Do you accept that it happens, sometimes?
Must LMT's statement about a CPO be wrong?
What do you think of Bush41's statement regarding not regarding atheists as citizens or patriots and his & son's failure to retract that view?
Is religion a serious issue in the Armed Services at all, do you think?
Thanks for any kind reply
Do you accept that it happens, sometimes?.......Yes I’m sure there are Isolated pockets of people that are as bigoted Bob

Must LMT's statement about a CPO be wrong?…….
It could be his personal experience but Not the normal operation as he portrays it to be.

What do you think of Bush41's statement regarding not regarding atheists as citizens or patriots and his & son's failure to retract that view?......
Well since citizenship has nothing to do with religion or lack thereof I would have to disagree with that statement.

Is religion a serious issue in the Armed Services at all, do you think?……….
No not at all, The only ones that make it an issue is People like boob,the media and the politicians The actual soldiers could care less. If you do not like the religious practices of a particular individual don’t go to services with them. I have attended many different types of religious services with friends. I influence the way they practice theirs, Nor do they try to influence me. By the way I do not follow any particular religion. The only problem I’ve had with SOME atheist are the ones that Demand special treatment because someone else’s religious observance is violating their “rights “ not to have to believe.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#33 Feb 8, 2012
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>I an try.
My perception of his remark was different from yours, perhaps because his reply seemed rude ("full of sh") and maybe induced you to reply in kind?(Let's turn the other cheek?:-)
My perception was that he simply wished to reject the presumption that prejudice against atheists was significant in the US Armed forces. I wonder if that is true?
The anti-nonchristian bias in the US military has been noted in the regular press. That's how bad it's become.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#34 Feb 8, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>Do you accept that it happens, sometimes?.......Yes I’m sure there are Isolated pockets of people that are as bigoted Bob
Isolated? No-- it's both widespread and throughout all branches.

The bigotry is yours, "christian".

Classic turn a blind eye to the atrocities committed in the name of your hatecult (christianity).

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#35 Feb 8, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>Do you accept that it happens, sometimes?.......Yes I’m sure there are Isolated pockets of people that are as bigoted Bob
Must LMT's statement about a CPO be wrong?…….
It could be his personal experience but Not the normal operation as he portrays it to be.
What do you think of Bush41's statement regarding not regarding atheists as citizens or patriots and his & son's failure to retract that view?......
Well since citizenship has nothing to do with religion or lack thereof I would have to disagree with that statement.
Is religion a serious issue in the Armed Services at all, do you think?……….
No not at all, The only ones that make it an issue is People like boob,the media and the politicians The actual soldiers could care less. If you do not like the religious practices of a particular individual don’t go to services with them. I have attended many different types of religious services with friends. I influence the way they practice theirs, Nor do they try to influence me. By the way I do not follow any particular religion. The only problem I’ve had with SOME atheist are the ones that Demand special treatment because someone else’s religious observance is violating their “rights “ not to have to believe.
And I was correct-- this "christian" cannot manage to make a polite comment about anything.

He was asked nicely to be polite.

But due to being a hatetheist (christian) he cannot bring himself up to the level of "polite".

But must include hate-speech against anyone who >>dares<< to call him on his hate.

Classic KKKristian behavior I might add.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#36 Feb 8, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>Do you accept that it happens, sometimes?.......Yes I’m sure there are Isolated pockets of people that are as bigoted Bob
Must LMT's statement about a CPO be wrong?…….
It could be his personal experience but Not the normal operation as he portrays it to be.
What do you think of Bush41's statement regarding not regarding atheists as citizens or patriots and his & son's failure to retract that view?......
Well since citizenship has nothing to do with religion or lack thereof I would have to disagree with that statement.
Is religion a serious issue in the Armed Services at all, do you think?……….
No not at all, The only ones that make it an issue is People like boob,the media and the politicians The actual soldiers could care less. If you do not like the religious practices of a particular individual don’t go to services with them. I have attended many different types of religious services with friends. I influence the way they practice theirs, Nor do they try to influence me. By the way I do not follow any particular religion. The only problem I’ve had with SOME atheist are the ones that Demand special treatment because someone else’s religious observance is violating their “rights “ not to have to believe.
Oh, and thanks!

You prove, with your hatespeech above, that my "bias" towards hatecultists (christians) is justified.

You are truly a credit to your cult.

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#37 Feb 8, 2012
See what I mean EdSed BOB (Boob) is a Paranoid Bigoted A-hole Everyone Is out to get HIM
LMT

Medina, OH

#38 Feb 8, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>Do you accept that it happens, sometimes?.......Yes I’m sure there are Isolated pockets of people ...
Must LMT's statement about a CPO be wrong?…….
It could be his personal experience but Not the normal operation as he portrays it to be.
I will believe that when Atheists are allowed to have an Atheist speaker at their retirement ceremony instead of being forced to have a "benediction" by a military chaplain.

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#39 Feb 8, 2012
LMT wrote:
<quoted text>I will believe that when Atheists are allowed to have an Atheist speaker at their retirement ceremony instead of being forced to have a "benediction" by a military chaplain.
I’ve been to many retirement parties of both officers and enlisted personnel for not only the Army but Air force, Navy and Marines and many had No prayer at all so you cite isolated incidents and claim that as the rule.
Show Me a Military regulation that Demands a prayer, good luck finding one because there are none that force or order Prayer or belief on anyone

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#40 Feb 8, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
See what I mean EdSed BOB (Boob) is a Paranoid Bigoted A-hole Everyone Is out to get HIM
Oh, and thanks!

You are truly a credit to your hate-cult.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#41 Feb 8, 2012
LMT wrote:
<quoted text>I will believe that when Atheists are allowed to have an Atheist speaker at their retirement ceremony instead of being forced to have a "benediction" by a military chaplain.
Correct. At the very least...

... moreover?

The bigoted Genuine Christians(tm) Captains (and higher) won't be allowed to brow-beat non-christians who are under their command any longer.

If the non-christians have a non-christian representative they can turn to.

The way it is now? The chaplains are also Genuine Christards, and would sympathize with the Genuine Christian Bully-- instead of the victim.

Due to the rules of chain of command, the underlings are not permitted to go over the heads of the bullying christian superior officers.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#42 Feb 8, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>I’ve been to many retirement parties of both officers and enlisted personnel for not only the Army but Air force, Navy and Marines and many had No prayer at all so you cite isolated incidents and claim that as the rule.
Show Me a Military regulation that Demands a prayer, good luck finding one because there are none that force or order Prayer or belief on anyone
That's not the point-- the point is Genuine Christards (like yourself, bigot) in positions of leadership, bully non-christians who are subordinate to them.

It's a serious problem.
PotCalling KettleBlack

Albany, NY

#43 Feb 9, 2012
After reading the posts it seems like "Der Beobachter " is only being Rude to you. And You are being rude to ALL who are not going along with your hate filled rants. So I think it is you with the Bigoted filled hate speak more than anyone else on this thread

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