Finding Atheism In A Foxhole

A World War II vet receives a belated Bronze Star and reflects on his service:

“[A]s we sat in those holes, praying that God would save us, I thought about the fact that the other side was doing the same thing. And then I wondered if God is just playing some kind of game with us. Pretty much I decided at that point there was no God,” [Milton] Christian said. “For the rest of my life, I’ve tried to do the right thing. I raised a beautiful bunch of kids and they truly are my greatest accomplishment. So I’m not worried about what’s next. If there is a God, I think he’ll know that I just did the best I could. That’s all a man can do."