soldier reading Bible

An Air Force base in Wyoming removed the Bible from a dining table that acknowledged missing soldiers and plans to replace it with a "book of faith" that covers at least 5 religions.

The command staff at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base removed the Bible from the "Missing Man Table" after an atheist group complained that it violated the rights of military personnel that practiced other faiths.

Col. Stacy Jo Huser said the Bible will be "rotated" daily with other religious books until the replacement “book of faith" arrives.

“Our chaplains are purchasing a generic ‘book of faith’ on Thursday and will let me know when that book is expected to arrive,” Huser told a Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) spokesperson. “Until it arrives, I’ve asked them to rotate the book placed on the table (rotate it through various faiths). Yesterday they placed the Book of Mormon on the table."

Huser told conservative radio host Todd Starnes that the new book will consist of “spiritual writings and prayers from the five DoD Chaplain-appointed faith groups and a sixth set of blank pages to represent those who find solace by other means.”

So she’s going to include a bunch of blank pages for those who find solace in... nothing,” Starnes said sarcastically.

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  • Scorpiess

    They don't want people to find out about Revelation 13:10-13 probably....

    Knocking at the door .....

  • Ni Ni

    Welp, people better start memorizing their good book before it's banned altogether. I hear the goal is to do away with religious beliefs.

  • SpiceGirl

    just......WOW!!

  • Ryan

    From a lunch table in Wyoming.

  • sunni_daze

    Book of Eli.....

  • Prettybrowneound35

    Chileeeeeeee.....

  • Phillybruh

    If you have ever been on any base they have places of worship for all religions. When I was in basic is was the one place TI's couldn't bother you. So they encouraged you going.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I think this is a great idea !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    ... include a bunch of blank pages for those who find solace in… nothing...

    Those that find solace in nothing are usually the ones complaining the loudest. They have no solace and want to rob everyone else of theirs.

  • HalleMerry

    So,what's the problem,again? While it's not neccesary to create a 'all in 1' book,allowing others to have their fiction to read is great! Religion is man made(and/or stolen?) and a way to further divide us.Most 'religious' have the same basic principles-Don't be an asshole,love each other,etc...the big problem here is -Why are they replacing the missing soldiers book? Then tried the religion distraction over the eyes move.

  • Django the God

    Good.

    At least now critical thinking will be used more often, for purposes of Comparative Religious study.

    It should be B.Y.O.B. Bring Your Own Book. Since it's supposed to be separation of church and state.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    These militant atheists kill me with that... fighting so hard against a God they don't even believe in.

  • Trace da Ace

    after an atheist group complained that it violated the rights of military personnel that practiced other faiths.
    ^^^^^....ummm if you are atheist, you do not believe in any God....so why complain???

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    So........................crazy idea, But why not place all the books out at the same time.............
    Problem solved.

  • dru and neil

    It probably wasn’t an atheist, it was probably someone Jewish and they don’t want to start any mess, so blames it on atheists. I never met an atheist or agnostic person who gave a crap about this kind of stuff. But we couldn’t even say “Christmas” during the holidays so not to offend the Jewish Faith.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    God did not create Relationship with Him as a mode of chaos & confusion. It is selfish people who can not stand for someone to do something they do not want to do. Control Freaks.

  • dru and neil

    Somebody Jewish complained I promised you.

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah that my first thought as well....I have an acquaintance that is atheist...but yet goes to church with her Episcopalian husband just to appease him....I never understood her logic on that ( not that I really gave it much after thought) .......

  • dru and neil

    Even Wiccans can worship somewhere, you’re absolutely right. There is a place for all religions. They have to accommodate everyone.

  • dru and neil

    I agree, I just do not know anybody atheist or agnostic that puts energy into this stuff, it’s laughable to them. Only religious folks try to trump each other’s religions.
    Like folks are saying “if they don’t care about religion, why do you care about a bible on a table.” They don’t.

  • RealATLPeach36

    LOL...It probably wasn’t an atheist, it was probably someone Jewish and they don’t want to start any mess, so blames it on atheists.

  • Trace da Ace

    #truth

  • dru and neil

    When I was selling tickets for the “holiday party” one year, only person that complained was Jewish.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Are you shocked? Your mango leader keeps coming for people's beliefs, you gaddamn right they'll be major push back. Im an atheist, religions are toxic but by all mean kill each other over imaginary Friends in the sky. I shant

  • RealATLPeach36

    YELP same here and then damn seven day Adventist....I just rolled my eyes but not before I told her that cake she ate was from a birthday party....

  • dru and neil

    Did she faint?

  • RealATLPeach36

    Told my boss, and she's Jewish and do not care about anything..actually we were laughing because she ate the piece that said happy..seems like to me you need to chose another religion and go back to school

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I can't wait for the holy rollers to come for someone's neck.

  • KLove

    my sentiments exactly.....they are making way to big a deal of this lol

  • Anunnaki

    Now Why would they use common sense, thats tooo much girl, lol

  • Renee Bee

    They better get "The Good Book" on that Bible.is App. #ProblemSolved

  • Vegas1989

    I have a co-worker who is an atheist and don't believe in God. She has her own spiritual faith or whatever she told me. But anyway. She ask me to pray for her, that she will do well on a job interview. I don't get it and plus she was asking for copies out of my women Bible Study workbook on a series that she like....SMH.....I tread lightly on a few co- workers like this.

  • Carrington

    I wouldn't necessarily write this person off because she's clearly OPEN to the idea. Why else would an atheist ask for prayer? Pray to WHAT? And, she's reading bible study workbook series - something tells me that she's one "revelation" away from converting. WWJD? LOL

  • Vegas1989

    I don't write her off or anything. She is super sensitive and the first thing that comes out of her mouth is, "Don't judge me!" And I be like , God is going to judge you not me. Her and another girl never been through real life crisis.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Gurl!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Always.

  • Dowoop

    Exactly...you would care if someone elses religion was offended if you are atheist.

  • MJF

    Girl stay away from that energy. She atheist but wants prayer? She better know exactly what she wants. I don't make excuses for adults. Either you on my path or Ima knock you off if you on the sidelines. I believe in God!

  • Applebum

    They are banning the Bible everywhere. They’re also banning the name Jesus Christ. They’re targeting REAL Bible believing Christians.

    If that’s not a sign then I don’t know what is.

    My faith gets stronger and stronger every time they try to convince me otherwise.

    Real Christians do not be discouraged.

    They will mock us and laugh at us. Some of us will go to jail for our beliefs, even killed and that’s okay. Remember to keep our eyes on the prize.

    We know God wins in the end.

  • TheOwley

    They have their book, you bring your own KJV. That's it.

  • TheOwley

    Progressives / liberals. This is what they do while teaching kids they are pansexuals and how to insert things into their bodies. It's an open attack now.

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    Okay the vast majority of you (here in America) believe that Allah is not God or real, and also Zeus is not real, Apollo is not real, neither is Vishnu, Shiva, Brahma, Bhagavati, Amaterasu Omikami, or San Kuan. Yet that's just a very few of the many hundreds of God's worshiped today and just a small fraction of the 8,000 to 12,000 Gods that have been believed in and worshiped over the course of human history. Yet Jehovah is real? lol

    No, your christian God is just as man made, made up, and fictional as all the other 8,000 to 12,000 Gods that have been believed in. Its a cleverly written con to try and control your mind and to get your money period. Well actually its not even written that well. Some of you Christians and preachers alike also know its not real but keep perpetuating it because its their con game to get money for the poor and in some cases for themselves. The most non religious (secular) countries are by far the least violent countries of in the world. The most religious countries also happen to be among the most violent. That even holds true to states in the United states.

    In the world its the highly secularized (non religious) countries that fare the best in terms of crime rates, prosperity, equality, freedom, democracy, women's rights, human rights, educational attainment and life expectancy, (There are a very few exceptions, such as Vietnam and China, which do poorly on human rights).<<<< PLEASE READ THAT AGAIN!!!!!!!

    And those nations with the highest rates of religiosity tend to be the most problem-ridden in terms of high violent crime rates, high infant mortality rates, high poverty rates and high rates of corruption.

    As I let go of believing in religious fictional dogma, which is all religions, and became an atheist free thinker I have become a better, more confident in myself, and more free person because of it.

  • Applebum

    I agree. They believe in confusion. Right is wrong and wrong is right. The worst has yet to come. Buckle up.

  • TheOwley

    There are people out there who believe in nothing and no one has reached out to them about the Word. Tag, you are it with her. Talk to your minister in how to approach. This person is reaching out in her own way. Slowly share the gospel.

    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

    Rom 10:9-10 “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

    Two good start. Let that sink in for her. Say it as self affirmation: well I believe .... It's an offer to every soul.

  • Miss3rdWard

    Since you wrote that long azz post, can I get a bibliography and some references? I mean, I'm sure everything you wrote is true, cause, internetz *shrug*. But I'm always curious as to what research people have done and what they've read to go completely atheist. With so many gods to choose from, you thumbed your nose up at ALL of them?

  • Miss3rdWard

    So true!

  • Applebum

    I don’t tell people in what to believe in. Just let me believe in my God in peace. If we are idiots, that’s okay.

    We will see in the end. ?

    If our faith and the Bible is so wrong, why focus on us? They don’t go this hard over those other religions. They’re not trying to destroy no other religions but Christianity. I wonder why. I will never deny HIM for anyone. Save your breathe. Good day/afternoon.

  • CaramelDrop

    “My faith gets stronger and stronger every time they try to convince me otherwise.

    Real Christians do not be discouraged.”
    ? Shout it from the roof top!!!!

  • Lovely1

    Exactly. Same thing I was thinking.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Meh... I'm good with it... I'm big on spirituality not so much on organized religion. If they don't have the bible of your understanding on the table then bring your own. Shrugs...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker...

  • Quitedeliteful

    So Dont, do you believe in a 'higher spiritual power' meaning something bigger than yourself? No judgement or attacks. I'm not an atheist but I am by no means a bible thumper for organized religion either. Just curious...

  • SweetTEE

    *sigh* all of them hun.

  • SweetTEE

    She may be open to your opinion and it just may be your purpose to guide her. Real atheist would never say such a thing.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I think that most likely there is a higher power, i am just not sold on the depictions that human beigns have come up with.

  • SweetTEE

    That's understandable. I personally feel like there's one God but people have invented their own names and claim its a different God when most religions have the same basic foundation.

  • SweetTEE

    Because that would be too much like right. And don't nobody respect right anymore.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Same here... I don't judge religious people I feel ppl do what is best for them but I am not religious anymore.. my man is he goes to church and etc and I love him for him and he love me for me spirituality and all...

  • SweetTEE

    That's where I am right now. I was raised in the church but as I grew and researched more, naw- aint for me. I'm spiritual though and I love that my boo gets up for church every Sunday.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Its always good to come across a like minded soul :) I took a few classes when I was in school on culture and religion and it really made me look at things different. After I got over the "dont question God" phase I start researching more and more on my time and was amazed at the findings.. More and more people are researching now and waking up that makes me happy.

  • mzbestseller

    Amen!!! I agree with u wholeheartedly. If they don’t believe in the God I serve that’s fine but don’t bash me for my belief. We’ll all see on judgement day

  • Coffee1st

    Buckle up is right. And while we’re at it, start getting in that prayer closet, learn to distinguish His voice cuz soon enough it’s gon be time to throw up the deuces.

  • Coffee1st

    Dogs bark, water is wet and s**t stank.
    Babylon is gon do what Babylon does.
    That Book sits on that table. It doesn’t flag one down, it doesn’t shout, it does not intrude. If you don’t bother it, it won’t speak to you. But the very PRESENCE of it agitates some to madness.
    Interesting.

  • SweetTEE

    Yes Ma'am!!!! I love that we are also able to talk about it openly and share our information.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Yes indeed :)

  • imright

    who cares its all written by man ?????

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    For some reason this tickles me. ?
    It seems like something that would be on the simpsons.

  • PynkCloudz

    And Jesus is the only name cursed and spoken of in vain. You will never hear blasphemous words towards no other religion. You would think this alone would tell the world loud and clear who is Lord. Jesus is the alpha and the omega!

  • PynkCloudz

    Jesus is Lord. Ask Jesus to make himself known to you?

  • Eileen

    the sick liberals once again. Trump take control NOW!!!

  • trisha hunter

    Amen! Jesus is Lord! Fact!!!

  • Kimberly King

    NEVER!

  • Simone

    AMEN!!! AMEN a million times over.
    I will never deny him for anyone.

  • Lucy

    Its about time. People should be able to worship as they please.

  • Lucy

    No one is BANNING the Bible. People come from different faiths and should be able to worship whatever higher or spiritual power they choose.

  • YellowSauce

    God Bless the child thats got his own .... I used to keep my bible at work on my desk because I knew the people at work were evil lol ... They couldn't make me put it away and they couldn't take it away ... So its nice that they had a public one but keep your own ... I never argue with people about what they choose to believe and my ears are closed to anyone trying to change what I feel is right .... very few people pick their own religion anyways its usually an inherited thing but I feel solid in my christianity and I'm riding with it and why its important to have your OWN ...