Easy Peasy Lemonade Recipe

This refreshing lemonade recipe is what you’re yearning for on a hot summer day. Quick and easy to make. Sure to be a family favorite. Ingredients: 1 lemon sliced (discard end pieces) 1 C 100% lemon juice (I used ReaLemon) 1 1/4 sugar 8 C water   Instructions: In saucepan, combine 1 1/4 C sugar…

How Not to Hide from Police!

There are good ways to hide from the police, and not so good ways. The Halifax branch of the West Yorkshire Police (UK) uploaded a hilarious picture of a man who failed miserably at playing hide and seek. Per the caption provided by the police: “A male in Calderdale who was wanted by Police decided to…

A Personal Update Plus a Rant about Prayer

I haven’t posted in a while. The last 6 months have been eventful with travel, house hunting, packing, and moving into a new house. But most recently, I’ve had to start job hunting. The latter was truly unexpected. What a punch in the gut! I’ve been working from home for 9 years as an IT…

Bethlehem Church of the Brethren – Boones Mill, Virginia

During my 34 years in Christianity, I made my last church home a small place called Bethlehem Church of the Brethren, located in a small rural community called Boones Mill, Virginia. This area had two distinctive notorieties: it’s sole traffic light was a speed trap, and illegal moonshine was made in great abundance. In fact,…

Scientology – Craziness in Abundance

Leah Remini, actress and former Scientologist, has an 8-part television series on A&E entitled Scientology: The Aftermath. Recently, she did a reddit AMA that was quite interesting, and she will apparently answer more questions on reddit tomorrow. Three episodes have aired so far (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST).  The current episodes have centered on former Scientologists…

Young Atheist Responds to Pastor Greg Locke

I just stumbled onto a young fellow named Alex J. O’Conner (a.k.a. CosmicSkeptic)  who recently posted a YouTube video. It is too good to not share. Alex’s video is in response to Pastor Greg Locke who resides in Juliet, TN. Greg Locke claims the Bible is infallible. Okay, nothing unusual there. As a former evangelical…

Great Memes About Religion

Are anti-religious memes effective? Do they plant seeds of doubt? I wonder about that. Cognitive science would say that we tend to listen only to information that confirms our preconceptions (confirmation bias). We disregard or ignore statements or facts that go against any strongly held belief. George Bernard Shaw said, “The moment we want to…