Originally Posted by JBnTX
There Are No Atheists In Foxholes
Reverend William T. Cummings, who served at Bataan, is famous for declaring "There are no atheists in foxholes."
Chaplain F.W. Lawson of the 302d Machine Gun Battalion, who was wounded twice in wartime, declared "I doubt if there is such a thing as an atheist. At least there isn't in a front line trench."
Henry More wrote: "In agony or danger, no nature is atheist.
The mind that knows not what to fly to, flies to God."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared in remarks broadcast from the White House as part of a February 7, 1954 American Legion Program:
"As a former soldier, I am delighted that our veterans are sponsoring a movement to increase our awareness of God in our daily lives. In battle, they learned a great truth-that there are no atheists in the foxholes. They know that in time of test and trial, we instinctively turn to God for new courage…Whatever our individual church, whatever our personal creed, our common faith in God is a common bond among us.
Which just adds more proof to what I said.
Go over to Lake Hypatia, Alabama and there is even a war memorial for "atheists in foxholes." Maybe you can check in with the "Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers" (MAAF).
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing … more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature [with] no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men …. John Stuart Mill
Last edited by Bren; 11-30-2012 at 08:23..