One trend that I have noticed is on the rise since the onset of this war is the outward admission of atheism. More and more, those who don't "believe" are standing up for their right to not "believe". And as can be imagined, that right is not being met with "the American way", which is supposed to be in part, the right of "Freedom from religion".
However, that being said, the military is the last place one would expect a legal battle to evolve over the issue. Actually, I guess a church would be the "last place".
Dubbed "the atheist guy," Army specialist Jeremy Hall has taken his fight from the Barracks to the US courts, and he is dragging Defense Secretary Robert Gates with him. Hall feels as though the military left him out in the cold because he is an atheist, superiors would not hear or help him with his battle with his command, and fellow soldiers.
Hall has been shipped around because his fellow solders are harassing him. Taunting, calling him names and threatening to bring charges if Hall sought to meet with other enlisted atheist.
So basically, that thing we're fighting for..... uh, yeah, and, believers of their American given religious right are taunting and intimidating someone for not believing as they do. Christians are harrassing a guy for not believing as they do.... In the military...... while fighting folks who chop of heads of those who don't follw their religion.
Make sense of that....