By Heather Clark | Christian News Network
July 29, 2013
ANCHORAGE – An Air Force commander from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska has caved to atheist demands to remove an online article written by the base chaplain that uses the adage “There are no atheists in foxholes.”
Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Reyes recently posted the article in his “Chaplain’s Corner” section of the base website. The piece was entitled No Atheists in Foxholes: Chaplains Gave All in World War II, and began by asking, “Where did this [phrase] come from?”
Reyes then proceeds to tell a story about how the saying originated at the Japanese attack at Corregidor.
“Life-and-death experiences prompt a reality check,” Reyes’ article stated. “Even the strongest of beliefs can change, and, I may add, can go both ways–people can be drawn to or away from ‘faith.’”
“With the pending surrender of allied forces to the Japanese, [William] Cummings uttered the famous phrase, ‘There is no such thing as an atheist in a fox hole,’” he explained.
Some note that former President [Read the full article here: Chaplain’s Article]