Why Your Christian Friends and Family Members Are So Easily Fooled by Conspiracy Theories

Instrument of Mercy

In sixth grade, I participated in a debate in which I attempted to convince my fellow classmates that we never landed on the moon.

It was the first time I used the Internet to research, and my partner and I found a treasure trove of information. We couldn’t believe it. It was so obvious. The U.S. clearly faked the moon landing in 1969 to trick the Soviet Union that we had superior rocket technology.

On the day of the debate, we exceeded our allotted 30-minute timeslot by more than an hour. After the debate, we held a poll. My partner and I convinced 75% of our classmates that the 1969 moon landing was faked by the government.

I’m sure we made our science teacher proud.

In the words of the Apostle Paul, as I grew older I “did away with childish things.” And that includes my childhood belief…

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Sam Nunberg reveals Roger Stone’s tattoo is actually Nixon Horcrux

The National Free Press

UntitledAmid the myriad revelations today from former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg was the fact that a tattoo of Richard M. Nixon on his mentor, Roger Stone’s back, was actually a horcrux belonging to Nixon.

“There are at least 3 or 4 Nixon horcruxes that I know of.” said Nunberg. “Roger is one. I think there’s one in an old pair of Kissinger’s glasses, and I’m not sure how but Ann Coulter. It’s really the only way to explain her.”

Speculation about the possibility of Nixon having hid horcruxes has circulated for years, but this is the first time they’ve been mentioned openly on a major news network by a prominent GOP staffer.

UPDATE: As of 10 P.M EST Nunberg has agreed to testify that he set up a meeting between President Trump, high-level Russian agents, and the Death Eaters.

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BREAKING: Americans Emerge From Their Secure Locations As Trump Boards Flight to Saudi Arabia

“Is he gone yet”

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BREAKING: Americans Emerge From Their Secure Locations As Trump Boards Flight to Saudi Arabia

Washington D.C., May 19, 2017

After 120 days of near-continuous disasters, the nation will finally have some relief. Many Americans plan to use Trump’s flight time as a chance to emerge from their safe places and assess the damage, during the relative safety of the hours while Trump is over the Atlantic.

trump trip Americans Safe From Catastrophe for a Full 10 Hours – Longest Stretch Since Inauguration

“This is a chance to reconnect with family and friends,” many Americans agreed.  “If only the flight could last forever.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump Named, “Ferret Of the Year” by Animal Planet

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BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump Named, “Ferret Of the Year” by Animal Planet

Washington, D.C., May 13, 2017

Trump is first ever named Being of the Year in two separate categories

ferret of the yearNote:  Donald Trump was not actually named Ferret of the Year.  That’s fake news from us lying media people.   What’s more it is childish and not funny at all.  He was actually Weasel of the Month.

Star of “The Apprentice” Tells Real-Life FBI Director, “You’re Fired.”

What a week!  It all began with Dear Leader’s infamous letter to FBI director James Comey that read, in part, “While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless…”

It was with these memorable words that President Trump gave Director Comey his official, Presidential Wedgie.

Of course, the usual doubting Schumers and doubting Pelosis claimed the firing was an attempt to quash…

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THE CRAP SANDWICH HEALTHCARE ACT – Original Recipe or Extra-Crispy?

Health Bill explained

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Donald Delivers Healthcare  Load

Yes, fellow Trumplandians, it’s happened!  Our President’s “healthcare” act has passed.  After all the pushing and straining of a constipated old man’s bowel movement, Donald Dump’s bio-hazardous legislation has passed!  It exploded out of the Lower Chamber of the House on May 4th.  Paul Ryan, racing out of the Capitol bearing the official Presidential Chamberpot, shared the glorious news with the world.


It was just six weeks ago that the original Crap Sandwich Healthcare Act (CSHA), denying healthcare to millions of Americans while giving billionaires a huge tax break, failed to garner enough support among rightwing extremists.  Fortunately, through the magical give-and-take of the legislative process,  and after offering assurances that this time it will definitely hurt poor people, it passed.  O Great Day in Trumplandia!  King Donald has discharged his duty!

crap sandwich healthcare

The president celebrated the miraculous passage by doing what he does…

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The Trumplandia Review – 100 Days of Trump

100 days of Trump, feels like 1000

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One of our lead reporters recently asked, “Isn’t it a little soon for a retrospective?”

“But everyone’s doing it,” we replied.  “It’s the first 100 days!”

“But aren’t we supposed to be different?” this one annoying reporter, who is also married to us, asked.

“But we’ve got nothing else.”

“But it’s so arbitrary,” this one hectoring reporter persisted.

“That’s a really great point!” we told her.  “Thank you for sharing that.”

“Fine, write what you want,” this horrible wife/reporter person replied.  “But can you clean up the bathroom? It’s soaking wet.  You do know how to use a shower curtain, right?”

This confirmed it.  It was urgent that we write our 100 Day Retrospective immediately.

 100 Days of Trump

(Just think:  When de Sade wrote his, “120 Days of Sodom,” he had not even met Donald Trump!  And he thought he understood depravity!)

trump100January 21 – Trump begins his…

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The Unity Sash Project

Donald Trump continues to disappoint me, but I was heartened to see this kind of response to his presidency.

Take a Breath

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Patience, Empathy, Persistence

Yesterday I spotted a couple at Costco festooned with ribbons and homemade buttons. When I asked about the buttons, Ruth Potwin explained it was part of her Unity Sash Project.

Unity Sash Project The Potwins

Unity Sash Project

Unity Sash Project About the project

Unity Sash Project I chose this button

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The Trumplandia Review – Week 8

Joaquin Castro is my hero

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Friends, Fellow Trumplandians, Former Americans:  Our president has finally explained how he knew that bad (or sick) President Obama had tapped his phones.   Let’s take a look:

trump explanations

It turns out that our hero president has incredible superpowers – much like little Jeff in the old TV show, “Lassie”.  Remember how Lassie would go, “Ruff! Ruff!” and Jeff would say, “Oh my Gosh, Uncle Buck slid down the canyon!”  And Lassie would go, “Arf!” and Jeff would go, “And he’s twisted his ankle!  Hurry, Lassie.”

Well, it’s the same exact way with Donald Trump and The New York Times.  The New York Times uses the word, “Wiretap” and Trump exclaims, “Oh no!  Trump Tower’s been wiretapped!” and the New York Times barks, “Wiretap” again, and Trump declares, “Oh my God!  Obama did it!  Hurry, Kellyanne!  Get my laptop!”

Of course, as Press Secretary Spicer repeatedly explained to all you lamestream media…

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Cleveland: St. Joseph Byzantine Roman Catholic Church

peeling walls

Last year, we lost one of Cleveland’s more striking locations with neither warning nor fanfare.  St. Joseph Byzantine Roman Catholic was a Mission Revival/Spanish Colonial Revival church built in 1933, well known for its extravagant hand painted details.

stjoseph-1973-clay_herrick A 1973 photo by Clay Herrick, found on abandonedonline

The church on Orleans gave its final service on Easter Sunday in 1980, and the congregation moved to their new church in nearby Brecksville, where they still operate today.   The property cycled between a couple different church organizations who ultimately abandoned it, and eventually tore it down.

This was from around 2011-2012:

12190015_2938351818870_3040873240717450442_n I didn’t take this one, but I did get in the way of it.

And this was from 2015. DSC_2088

While it like a lot of places I’ve enjoyed visiting the first time around with its door hanging open like an invitation, the second time around was not so easy.  Shortly after our final…

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