A gang of fundamentalist religious fanatics are trying to destroy brave U.S. troops in Iraq, but the fundamentalist religious fanatics are also U.S. troops so it’s kind of a civil war deal, but not in their own country, because they’ve occupied Iraq.
It seems there’s a group of soldiers stationed in Iraq that have an atheist group called Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers (MILF), and they have meetings now and then where they can hang out and talk and say stuff like, “Where’s your god now?” So they hang up fliers around the bases so that other soldiers who also don’t believe in make-believe things will know to show up at the meetings and laugh at all the god types.
Obviously, the god types on base are not going to stand for this, especially if the god type is a psychotic little major who wants to make life even more terrible for the young enlisted people.
[T]he Major turned out to be a fundamentalist Christian who verbally berated the other attendees, accused them of plotting against Christians and disrespecting soldiers who have died protecting the Constitution, and threatened them with punishment under the UCMJ for their activities (said they were “going down”) and said he would do whatever it took to shut the meetings down.
Do they have any recourse? Yes! They can apparently go to a military chaplain and get permission to not believe in god.
Atheist Mistreatment in Iraq [Dispatches From the Culture Wars]
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