Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Atheists in Foxholes
The BBC has a short report called just that. [scroll down the report to the second subhead]. It notes that Dutch forces serving in Afghanistan include 30 self-identified humanists. They even have their own chaplain, who in the absence of any spiritual function, serves as a type of counselor. The report notes that UK troops also have a "tiny number" of soldiers who identify as atheists when asked for their religious affiliation.