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What's it like to be an atheist in the military?
We asked current and former service members to share their experiences with us
A U.S. soldier kneels in front of a crucifix during a Catholic mass in the Kuwait desert in 2003.
A U.S. soldier kneels in front of a crucifix during a Catholic mass in the Kuwait desert in 2003. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters/Corbis
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ast week, we reported on how the U.S. military may be discriminating against atheist chaplains and service members, as a Marine Corps document notes that a "lack" of spiritual faith is a potential risk factor for early death. Many active and former U.S. soldiers reached out about their own experiences with faith and atheism in the military, and we've collected their responses here.

Want to weigh in? Reach me at dliebelson@motherjones.com.

Dana Liebelson is a reporter for Mother Jones. She speaks Mandarin and German and plays violin in the D.C.-based Indie rock band Bellflur.

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