How Believable is This Story of a Christian-Turned-Atheist-Turned-Christian?

Personally, I’m not particularly keen on labels and I don’t identify at all with the popular forms of atheism I’ve seen online, so I’m not quite sure how to gauge this recent post on RELEVANT Magazine about Mike McHargue, a Southern Baptist deacon who became an atheist… and then became a Christian again two years later.

Here’s the meat of his story:

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo: We Shouldn’t Give Tax Incentives for the Noah’s Ark Theme Park

I mentioned earlier this week that the folks behind the Creation Museum were working on “Ark Encounter,” a Noah’s Ark-based theme park, and the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority just gave preliminary approval for tax incentives that could be worth more than $18,000,000:



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Texas County’s Tax Assessor-Collector Decides to Print “In God We Trust” on All Documents

You know what the problem is with having “In God We Trust” on our currency and having it displayed in city council halls all over the country?

It’s just not enough for some people.

In Texas, Tarrant County Tax Assessor/Collector Ron Wright has taken the liberty of ordering a new printing plate for envelopes and tax statements just so he could put the religious motto on everything.



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The Decline of Religion in America as Seen Through a Handful of Graphs

Tobin Grant at Religion News Service has a delightful series of graphs showcasing the “Great Decline” of religion in America in recent years:

The statistics teacher in me has to remind everyone that the decline isn’t as steep as the graph suggests — the vertical axis doesn’t begin at 0% — but a ten percent drop in the number of people identifying with a religious label is still pretty damn amazing.

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David Barton Says It’s Almost Impossible to Find Atheist Farmers Because They’re Around God’s Creation All Day

Christian Pseudohistorian David Barton recently spoke to the Romeo Area Tea Party (in Michigan) and explained how it’s almost impossible to find an atheist farmer because they’re around God’s Creation every day (42:45 mark):



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