See, In That Foxhole? There They Are August 15, 2012 16:48 4 Comments
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="604"] A chart from the MAAF detailing Department of Defense data concerning the ratio of soldiers to chaplains of said soldier's denomination (Source: Well, it says right in the image, doesn't it?)[/caption]
Study of DoD Reports Shows Significant Atheist Military Population
The MAAF (Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers) has compiled the data from official Department of Defense reports that atheists comprise a larger military population than any non-Christian denomination. So, right of the bat, you can knock that whole "no atheists in foxholes" thing into a cocked hat. The MAAF goes on to show that this large population has absolutely zero chaplains supporting it. As I'm not a member of any military organization, I'm not sure what a chaplain does outside of provide spiritual support for a group, so I've got to ask - do we need 'em? Seriously, if you're an atheist and in the military, please comment and let us know if nontheist chaplains are something you guys want. The big thing I took away from this article? There's a Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers! Right on, guys. You can check out their study here, and explore the rest of their site too.
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