Q Transmissions

Atheists in Foxholes – post-show linkage

Posted in Uncategorized by Heather on March 6, 2009

Thank you to Paul Welke for being our guest. And for  not saying the F-word on air.

Here are some resources:

A skeptical analysis

Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers

There ARE Atheists in Foxholes – a story on NPR

A response from retired Master Sergeant Gid L. White to Katie Couric’s declaration on a television newscast that there are no atheists in foxholes

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  1. Souxie said, on March 6, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    (OK… so where’s the info on everyone’s favorite Q’Transmissions drinking game(s)?! I can’t be alone! ….Frak) Another small “pimpin’ moment”: Sat, March 7 @ Tory B-95 is IDEAfest – a series of small presentations, goin’ all day, truly interesting topics, come on out (brave the cold!), listen to some interesting ideas, engage in deep/meaningful discussions, and stretch your brain. I dare ya! “So say we all!”

  2. Paul R. Welke said, on March 7, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Here are a few links regarding the correlation found that may link atheism to intelligence. The first is a Wikipedia entry:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religiosity_and_intelligence

    And here’s a news article from across the pond:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2111174/Intelligent-people-%27less-likely-to-believe-in-God%27.html

  3. Paul R. Welke said, on March 7, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    During the show, we got an email question about fictional atheists in the military, and I thought of one more. If anyone else can add to this list, please do.

    Benjamin “Hawkeye” Pierce – M*A*S*H
    Yossarian – Catch-22
    Joker – Full Metal Jacket

    I’m certain that a few more have appeared with all the Vietnam movies that have been produced.

  4. Souxie said, on March 7, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks for those links! That was an amazing show!! As it happens so often, perfect timing – I watched “Taking Chance” as couple of days ago (it’s amazing what one will watch while under the influence of NyQuil) and was wondering about Atheists in the military. Great work everyone!!! Thanks for the insight into the military Paul.

  5. Desiree said, on March 8, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Souxie, I’m going to talk about the Q Transmissions Drinking Game on the next show.

    Funny enough, you are not the only one who has asked for details.

    Our fans are my kind of people. ;)

    So say we all.

  6. Nathan said, on March 8, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    As the first member of the fanclub I guess I could hammer out the rules for the game

    So say we all (indeed).

  7. Desiree said, on March 8, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Nathan, that would be lovely!

    If anyone else would like to get involved with that project… talk to the man.

  8. Coder59 said, on October 10, 2009 at 11:17 am

    You may feel more comfortable with a mental health professional who is a woman or with a support group for women. ,


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