Greg Abbott backs nativity scene in Texas Capitol

Literally a few hours after I post a story about how the vast majority of Americans support having religious holiday displays on government property, I find a story of a nativity scene going up in the Texas Capitol. On Monday, a very simplistic nativity scene (pictured above) was unveiled in the basement of the Capitol’s rotunda [Read More…]

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Open letter to anybody who acts like it’s the end of the world when their drive through order is wrong.

This post isn’t about religion or politics, but it’s my blog and I write what’s on my mind.  So there.  😛 On a facebook group of which I’m a part, a guy was complaining the other day how the “high schooler” at McDonald’s had gotten his order wrong and how he had to go all the [Read More…]

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Indiana pond turns blood red. No one is raptured.

In 2011 a lake in West Texas turned blood red. Recognizing the obvious sign of the End Times™, Indiana pastor and rapture enthusiast Paul Begley quoted Revelation 16:3:   “The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead person, and every living thing in [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: a unicorn that farts rainbows.

Yesterday was a pretty rough day for me psychologically.  Today’s not much better, but I have an appointment with Katy (my therapist) at 4pm, so hopefully we can sort some of it out. Because of this, I couldn’t sleep last night (got to bed around 5:30am, hence why the morning happiness post is coming in [Read More…]

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Poll: overwhelming support for religious displays on government property

A new poll has found that 72% of Americans believe having religious holiday displays on government property is okay.The poll, released Monday by Pew Forum, found that not only did nearly three-quarters find this acceptable, but 44% of the respondents said that this would be okay even if they were only Christian displays. That being said, when we [Read More…]

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People Are More Important Than Beliefs

The following is a post by Helen Stringer, who runs Kansas City Oasis.  Helen and Mike Aus (the man who runs Houston Oasis) have agreed to become contributors to this blog where they will write about community building.  Give Helen a big welcome!  ~ JT My husband and I bought our first home near a [Read More…]

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As an atheist, this is why apologetics don’t convince me

When I hook horns with apologetics, I often wonder what the other side is doing, because from A to Z, their entire approach is wrong to convince me of anything. Today, I thought I’d spend some time being introspective and explaining where apologetics falls short for me, personally. [Read more…]

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Pat Robertson: don’t bother going to the doctor, god will be your physician.

The other day Pat Robertson got a message from an elderly man named Jim who was eschewing doctors in favor of his faith in god: I am 76 years-old.  Several years ago, I made a covenant with god.  I asked him to be my physician.  I said, “I trust you, Lord, for all my physical [Read More…]

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Public high school student won’t participate in class until ten commandments monument returns.

The superintendent of Harding High School in Marion, OH recently did something really smart: he removed a ten commandments monument from the school.  His reasoning was: According to Superintendent Gary Barber, he had watched other Ohio school districts face legal challenges and wanted “to make sure that [our] resources are directly aligned to our district’s mission and vision [Read More…]

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Gay conversion group uses gay model to represent a straight twin.

An anti-gay group called Parents and Friends of Ex-gays and Gays (as if a friend is someone who tries to shame what you are and turn you into something you’re not) recently put up a billboard.  The billboard says twin studies prove homosexuality does not have a genetic component (as if genes can’t express in [Read More…]

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ISIS pamphlet details the proper way to make sex slaves of captive women.

Apparently ISIS has begun circulating a pamphlet with instructions on how they may or may not rape/beat their female captives: In some of its answers, the document cites the Koran to back up its claims. In answering whether it’s OK to have sex with a captive, the pamphlet states, “It is permissible to have sexual intercourse [Read More…]

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Ohio Gov. requires public schools to partner with faith-based groups to get funding for mentoring program.

Gov. John Kasich in Ohio just signed a law that would require public schools to partner with faith-based organizations to get state funding for mentoring programs: A newly launched mentoring program funded with taxpayer dollars requires Ohio school districts to partner with a faith-based organization and a business in order to have access to the [Read More…]

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After her son nearly dies in a car crash, sensible mother thanks Honda, not god.

Lynn Beisner, writing under a pen name, just wrote a piece in the Washington Post talking about how her son, thankfully, recently survived a grisly car crash: Last Friday night, a semi-trailer pushed the car my son was driving into a Jersey barrier. The trailer’s back wheel landed on the hood of the car, less [Read More…]

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My Husband is a Recovering Depressive Anorexic and here’s What I’ve Learned (Part 2)

CONTENT NOTE: THIS POST DISCUSSES SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM. THESE TOPICS MAY BE TRIGGERING FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS. Hello WWJTD readers! Michaelyn – JT’s wife – here! For those just tuning in, this post is a part of a series. See Part 1 here. My intention is to reach out to those who may be close to [Read More…]

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