Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Ft. Bragg Freedom Festival

A few weeks ago there was an evangelical concert held at Ft. Bragg, one of many similar events to proselytize to soldiers. The base commander said that they would allow similar events to go on by non-Christian groups and a young soldier has decided to take him up on that offer. He is organizing the Ft. Bragg Freedom Festival to be held in 2011.

There’s no official date for it yet but speakers and performers are being lined up. It looks like I might be speaking at the event, an offer that I eagerly accepted because I think it’s a great idea. The goal is not for an anti-religious event but merely for a celebration of reason and the fact that there are skeptics, freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and humanists in the military.