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Freethought Voices from the Foxholes

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A foxhole is "a pit dug usually hastily for individual cover from enemy fire."  For a non-believer, enemy fire can take place not only in the battlefield, but in civilian life. (Please visit GodDiscussion.com for more info about our guests and their web links.)

Justin Griffith is an active duty soldier who envisioned the "Rock Beyond Belief" festival at Ft. Bragg in response to a Christian proselytizing event spearheaded by Billy Graham Evangelical Ministries.  After Justin and his associates fought an almost 2-year battle that caught the attention of Constitutional rights advocacy groups nationwide, Rock Beyond Belief was celebrated on March 31, with appearances from celebrities like Richard Dawkins and the rock band Aiden.

Justin is now Military Director for American Atheists and works tirelessly in demanding equal treatment for foxhole atheists.

Joe Zamecki is a vet and one of the first hosts of  The Atheist Experience.  For years, he served as the TX State Director of American Atheists and then branched out to focus on a project that he helped create – Atheists Helping the Homeless (AHH).  Since Sept 2009, AHH has distributed toiletries and more to Austin’s homeless, and the movement has expanded to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. 

We'll catch up on what's happening with AHH — and address another issue in the freethought community:  death and dying.

Not only did Joe have to deal with this when his son died, but when he was working for American Atheists, noticed that there were communications from families of atheists who were either dying or dead that were "jaw-dropping."  We’ll talk about "illness due to sin," unwarranted proselytizing at hospitals and death.

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