Not too long ago, a bunch of old U.S. gold coins were dug up in a California couple’s backyard.
One of the coins — an 1874 $20 Double Eagle — fetched a reported $15,000 at auction.
All told, roughly 1,400 coins were unearthed, which are expected to pull in over $10 million when the dust settles.
Bidding for the most expensive coin, an 1866-S Double Eagle without the “In God We Trust” motto, started at $1.2 million.
According to Dale McGowan, author of the forthcoming book In Faith and In Doubt (about relationships between atheists and believers), one in six “religiously unaffiliated” people have spouses who are religious.
One in six.
Think about that.
Then read this article’s subtitle and see if you can spot the math error…
Isaiah (Issah) Smith just graduated from high school after a very eventful year in which he exposed all sorts of religious violations at his school. It’s as good a time as any to take stock of what he accomplished — and what he sacrificed to do it.
Earlier this school year, after being bullied for being gay, Isaiah decided to bring a Bible to school to explain to his classmates why the verses they cited didn’t actually condemn gay people. In the process, he ripped out the pages from Leviticus.