About John Shore

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“Go. Be apostles of this peace.”

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Sometimes we feel like we are alone … like Horton Hears a Who: We are here! We are Here!! WE ARE HERE!!! [Read more...]

Denied a birth certificate and SSN# by her fundamentalist parents

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This young woman was denied a birth certificate and Social Security Number by her fundamentalist, home-schooling parents, and now can’t prove she exists. [Read more...]

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Ha! What a clever title for this post! Because, see, it’s about my temporarily shutting down comments on this blog. See? That right there is why I haul in the big blogging bucks. That’s right: last month I could afford two pizzas—one with extra cheese! So, you know. Anyway, right. So I’ve shut down comments to this blog, [Read More...]

Atheist and Christian argue about hell. Guess who wins?

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(While sitting at Starbucks yesterday I overheard the following conversation between two men I’ll call Christian and Tom. Christian was trying to evangelize to Tom.) Tom: But what you’re saying simply doesn’t make any sense. Christian: What doesn’t? Tom: That if I don’t believe in the reality of the same God that you just told [Read More...]

The cycle Christians must help break

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Everyone has been hurt. And hurt people hurt people. Our job is to do our best to break that cycle.
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Stupid Religion

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From pastor Steve Schmidt: “Any so-called religion that does not result in a growing relationship with the Living God is a fake. Any religion that does not transform you to treat other people around you in a better, more loving way is garbage.” [Read more...]

Do these jokes make me look fat?

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She suffers from a warped body image—and invites you to laugh at that. [Read more...]

Left Behind (for being gay)

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A woman’s childhood fears return, big time. [Read more...]


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