Origin of quote..."There are no atheist in the fox hole" ..who and when?

Question:I've heard that said. Was it during WW I, trench warfare? or prior, and Who is credited for saying this.

PS. a special thanks to the avatar that answered a prior quote, using a "quote" dictionary, ...I didn't know one exsisted, a must buy for myself! ..Thank you.




Answers:
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Big K, here is a link with lots of sites agreeing and disagreeing on the origin of atheist in a foxhole.

Your on-line dictionary of Quotes as it were.
The precise origin of the phrase, coined some time during World War II, is uncertain. Various sources credit Lieutenant-Colonel William J. Clear, or Lieutenant-Colonel William Casey, but the phrase is most often attributed to journalist Ernie Pyle. The line is used in the film "Wake Island" which was released sometime in early 1942. In the book, Ghost Soldiers, author Hampton Sides credits the origin of the phrase to "Father Cummings", a chaplain present during the raid at Cabanatuan in 1945.
Conversely...

"You'll never find a dead Christian in a foxhole who didn't pray." anon

Atheists in foxholes
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The statement "There are no atheists in foxholes" is used to imply that atheists really do believe in a god deep down, and that in times of extreme stress or fear, such as when participating in warfare, the belief will surface, overwhelming the less substantial affectation of atheism.

The precise origin of the phrase, coined some time during World War II, is uncertain. Various sources credit Lieutenant-Colonel William J. Clear[citation needed], or Lieutenant-Colonel William Casey[1], but the phrase is most often attributed to journalist Ernie Pyle[2][3][4]. The line is used in the film "Wake Island" which was released sometime in early 1942. In the book, Ghost Soldiers, author Hampton Sides credits the origin of the phrase to "Father Cummings", a chaplain present during the raid at Cabanatuan in 1945.

Groups within the secular community have always risen up to debunk this claim, and one organization, the Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers exists to support atheists in foxholes. The group, headed by a combat veteran and West Point graduate, is composed of and run by atheists in the military. On Veteran's Day, 2005, MAAF and American Atheists hosted military atheists in a march on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Recent articles in Newsweek and The Colbert Report have highlighted the importance of recognizing the service and patriotism of atheistic citizens.

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