So How Badly Do Christians Tip, Anyway?

This year, the phenomenon of restaurant customers writing aggressive, even hateful “Christian” messages on credit card receipts in lieu of a tip seems to have reached, well, a tipping point. We’ve also seen that it’s common in some circles to leave, rather than a gratuity, a fake ten-dollar bill with a Bible verse printed on the back. And a few years ago, we got reports that some Christians who go out to dine on Sunday tell the wait staff they won’t tip … because they don’t approve of people working on the Christian Sabbath.

How did it get like this? Maybe there’s some copy-catting going on here; bad behavior can be contagious. Perhaps it was always this widespread, and the spread of camera phones and social media just makes this kind of douchebaggery more visible.

Before I dive a little deeper, I guess it’s time to toss in my own story about Christian tipping here.

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Pennsylvania Legislator Proposes Resolution to Celebrate Addition of ‘Under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance

Pennsylvania legislators just can’t get enough of God in the government.

These are the Republicans who have sponsored legislation promoting the “Year of the Bible” and the “National Day of Prayer” and putting up the words “In God We Trust” in every public school in the state.

Now, they want to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the words “Under God” being added to the Pledge of Allegiance. The proposed resolution will be sponsored by Republican Rep. John McGinnis:

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With Prayer, Rebecca’s Badly Burned Hand Healed In Just 15 Hours (See Photo). It Wouldn’t Be a Lie, Would It?

Miracles happen every day, a woman named Rebecca exclaims on her Facebook page.

For instance? Behold, the curious vanishing of Rebecca’s awful burn wound:

She offers no further information, so we are left with questions.

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Do I Feel Sorry for Religious People?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question Do I feel sorry for religious people?:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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‘Darwin on the Palouse’ Brings Evolution to Idaho

Darwin on the Palouse is a free event that’s all about celebrating Charles Darwin’s contributions to the world — and it’s taking place in Idaho early next year.

The Humanists of the Palouse are fundraising whatever they can in order to bring in speakers and make sure this event remains free of charge — so please help them out if you can!

More information about the venue, speakers, and topics will be available on the event’s website soon!

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