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|When words mean less and less, but money talks more and more; when blasphemy is a best seller, and eternal war has replaced hopeful diplomacy; in times like these is prayer even possible? Patrick J. McLaughlin thinks so.|
|54 Atheists In Foxholes ATHEISTS IN FOXHOLES. Among the more malevolent |
prejudices against atheists, none can compare to the commonly repeated sneer
that there are no atheists in foxholes. To cite but one instance, George
|First, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien interviewed a US marine chaplain, |
Commander Kal McAlexander (O'Brien, 2004): O'BRIEN: It's long been said there
are no atheists in a foxhole. Have you found that to be true? You do battlefield
|However, when blatantly misguided accusations of atheists being militant or |
fundamentalist arise – the miscomprehension needs to be doused. There are no
atheists in foxholes. People say there are no atheists in foxholes. A lot of people ...
|There are no atheists in foxholes. 1942 Los Angeles Times 13 Apr, an “eye-|
witness” article by Col. Warren J. Clear: “When the attack was over, I turned to
him and said, 'Sergeant, I noticed you were praying.' 'Yes, sir, I was.' There are no
|NO ATHEISTS IN FOXHOLES 269 NITPICK to nitpick. To find fault, often ... The |
louse itself is tiny (3 mm), and the egg is even tinier: it can only be "picked" —
from the hair — with a nit-comb, not by the fingers or with a regular comb. ... Just
as there are no atheists in military foxholes, there are no foxes in them either.
|He recalled: The next thing that happened, there came this voice that I |
recognized, it was my good friend, Chaplain Kerns, a Catholic chaplain. ... He
went back to his clean sheets in the rear area declaring there were no atheists in
|You are familiar with the aphorism, "There are no atheists in foxholes," a |
reference to the fact that soldiers — taking cover in foxholes when they're being
shot at — tend to pray. An acquaintance of mine — a highly regarded professor
|While I waited, I wondered which was greater, Root's relief because no one was |
hurt or killed or his chagrin because with all the ... Thus ended April 15, 1967, a
long, rough day punctuated by the old question: Are there atheists in foxholes?
|If we compare this to a statement such as 'There are no atheists in foxholes' we |
can see that the dominance of 'sinking' is due entirely to the connotations of the
term 'ship': unlike 'foxhole', the concept 'ship' does not evoke any negative ...
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