We talked, he apologized, we made a deal, and I have no hard feelings.

After I posted about a random message which exacerbated conditions created by my relapse to anorexia, (and after the sender came into that post and left some disjointed and strangely hostile comments) an acquaintance of his delivered me this message from him: JT,I’m a dick. I’m a horrible person. I’ve wronged many people in the [Read More…]

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Random cruelty.

For those who don’t know, I’m a recovering (and now relapsed) anorexic.  I try to write about my mental health issues as openly as possible.  However, when they get tangled with other people, I tend not to write about them – just out of courtesy for those people.  That is why I’ve not written much [Read More…]

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17 new Twin Cities priests identified as child rapists.

The archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul has had a bit of a problem with its priests raping children trusted to the Church’s care.  37 in total had substantiated claims of sexual abuse levied against them, and now that number has jumped to 55: The Twin Cities archdiocese and the law offices of Jeff Anderson issued a [Read More…]

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Christian destroys 10 commandments monument, Rebecca Hamilton finds a way to cry persecution.

More weeping of persecution from fellow Patheos blogger Rebecca Hamilton.  This time it was in response to the destruction of the Oklahoma 10 commandments monument, in which she implies the destruction of the OK 10 commandments monument is an example of another “attack” on religious iconography: The monument has been the subject of attacks from all over the [Read More…]

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Westboro Baptist Church files to intervene in Kansas gay marriage hearing.

The Westboro Baptist Church has filed seeking to intervene as a defendant in Marie v. Moser, the case that will ultimately, no chance otherwise, make it so that Kansas must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. WBC desires to assert that it is constitutional folly to suggest that a sinful-behavior-based union should be a union [Read More…]

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Mob protects a gay man from assault in a Texas airport.

An altercation recently took place in a Texas airport when a Texas citizen assaulted a man he believed to be gay: This is the airport at Dallas Fort-Worth, if you can’t tell by the assaulter’s accent and the prevalence of twelve-gallon hats.  This is why, when the guy at the end says this man needs [Read More…]

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Woman arrested after claiming Jesus would pay for her dinner.

A woman was recently treated to a dinner date at an Oklahoma El Chico.  However, the story turned sad when her deadbeat husband skipped out on paying the bill. The woman, identified at Kristi Rhines, visited the Mexican restaurant El Chico in Lawton and ordered several drinks and a meal. When the bill came, Rhines [Read More…]

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Guest post: Theresa MacBain has a new internet home.

Theresa MacBain has a new blog, so I invited her to do a guest post here to talk about it.  Enjoy!   I’m Baaack! That’s right!  Many of you will remember my old blog, The Agnostic Pastor. While still an active pastor, I developed this blog as a way to communicate my journey from faith [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness #2: my childhood home.

This morning my father captured this sunrise in the back field of my childhood home. I’ve lived lots of different places and been all around the country.  This will always be home for me.  I can’t wait to get back over the holidays. [Read more…]

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Your morning happiness: it came for the hugs.

First some good news: my Extra Life campaign sent over $1,329 to the pediatrics division at KU Med!  Thank you everybody who donated, shared the fundraiser, and swung by to keep me company! That’s morning happiness enough, but in the interest of giving it my all, here’s a cat who came for the hugs: [Read more…]

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Temperature versus Snowfall

Saturday, during JT’s beat-people-up-athon, and also looking for an excuse not to rake leaves, I thought it’d be interesting to see if I could investigate this particular question. [Read more…]

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Man who drove a car into the Oklahoma ten commandments monument is a Christian.

Immediately after the news hit that someone wrecked a car into the ten commandments monument on the Oklahoma capitol building many people, including many atheists (like myself and Hemant), assumed the perpetrator was an atheist.  Then, when Michael Tate Reed Jr. was arrested and said that Satan told him to do it, the atheists corrected [Read More…]

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All day Extra Life stream! Raising money for sick children!

Total so far: $1,104/$2,500 Most recent donor: Adam $100 Ok, we’re gaming to raise money for sick children! Watch live video from JTEberhard on www.twitch.tv For those who don’t know about the Extra Life movement, here’s a video that tells the story: Here’s the situation: I blogged yesterday how I would be starting my fundraiser [Read More…]

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We have received a $300 matching offer for the Extra Life fundraiser tomorrow!!!

Geez, so much happening in the news today.  I don’t want to saturate the blog, but I literally have 15 more stories I wanted to write about today (and may crank out a few).  So if this is to be my last post today, let’s end on some good news!  I’ve received a matching offer [Read More…]

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