No one knows who exactly said it first. But it has been uttered by many people including President Eisenhower. "There are no atheists in foxholes." It is an idiom which seeks to suggest that in life threatening situations such as war everyone hope or cries out to some higher power, even if they do not in normal life situations. Maybe in 1942 in America that was true or at at least true enough to not be questioned. But in what was no doubt a bit of an embarrassing moment for Wolf Blitzer from CNN, he found out that there in fact atheists in foxholes, even in Midwestern foxholes.
No doubt Wolf thought that right in the heart of the country right after a life threatening situation he would find at least some hint of faith in God. It would have been more than a same assumption in 1942. But in 2013 America, out of that foxhole came a atheist mother cradling a young child.
This video to me is very revelatory and not just about how to ask a question as a journalist but where we are in American culture. Even in the places where you are mostly likely to find faith in God or a biblical worldview, assumptions can no long be made. You might just find an atheist popping out of a foxhole.