Because, for Some People, Even “Merry Christmas” Doesn’t Praise Jesus Enough

We know conservative Christians hate when you say “Happy Holidays” because it’s taking the Christ out of Christmas.

Logically, then, “Merry Christmas” isn’t enough, either, since it only mentions Christ once.

So this month, add a little extra Jesus to your festivities by celebrating Christmachrist:

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A Child’s Version of the Ten Commandments

Well, if you ask a child to list the Ten Commandments, what else did you expect?

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Make Sure You Ask These Questions Before Your Next Tarot Reading

Are you looking for some vague statements regarding your past, present and future? Then do I have the product for you! Making fun of Tarot cards feels a little like punching down. At best, I suppose it could be like a mini therapy session (albeit from an unlicensed and unqualified therapist): You kind of hear what you want to hear, and maybe a shift in perspective can help you make a decision you’ve been waffling on — more or less harmless when it comes down to it. At worst, though, it’s a huge scam that can trick unsuspecting customers out of their money.

For the most part, we can easily chalk up the majority of what Tarot readers do to Barnum statements and a general willingness to believe what we want to believe (check out this episode of Oh No Ross and Carrie for a great first-hand look at all of that). In an effort to be helpful, fellow Patheos blogger Lilith Dorsey of Voodoo Universe gave her readers nine questions they should ask before a Tarot reading.

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If the Air Force Academy Football Team Prays Before Games, Is That Government Promotion of Religion?

When it comes to football games, even atheists have said that athletes are allowed to pray on their own before a game.

But when we’re talking about the U.S. Air Force Academy, though, the rules are a little different. That’s because the students are technically conducting official government business at all times — even during a football game and even during their practices. When they pray publicly, then, they’re promoting a particular faith.

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Georgia Sheriff Who Put Up “Politically Incorrect” Sign is Now Selling T-Shirts with the Message

Remember Harris County, Georgia Sheriff Mike Jolley? He’s the guy who says non-Christians aren’t welcome in his community and put up a sign outside his office to show it:

If that weren’t bad enough, Jolley is now selling t-shirts with the message.

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