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Sinners’ Religion

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian visiting a historic California mission Maria: This brick has a fingerprint in it. Nolan: It must be from the Indians who built the chapel. Maria: Isn’t that weird to you? Don’t you think the whole mission system was a little creepy? […]

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Sadness and Death

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian in the company lunchroom Jacob: Can I ask you kind of a serious question before the lunchroom gets too full? Keith: I guess. Sure. Jacob: You know I’ve never been religious, so there’s some stuff that I don’t know much about. […]

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Free Will in Heaven?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A Christian and an atheist on an airplane Francisco: It’s a bit more than an hour to Chicago. Would you be interested in taking a few minutes to hear how you can get to Heaven? Gavin: I’m not really religious. Francisco: That’s okay. I’d still like […]

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Mind and Soul II

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two teenagers sitting in a tree in a big public park Tammy: You doing okay? Violet: I’m fine. Why? Tammy: You looked a little shaky for a second there. Violet: Are you saying I’m unbalanced? Tammy: I wouldn’t say you’re unbalanced — flat out bat-shit crazy […]

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Accommodating Religion

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two atheists reading the paper over breakfast in a dormitory cafeteria William: Can you believe this garbage? The airport’s going to remodel their bathrooms so that they comply with Muslim laws, and they’re using tax dollars to do it. Alec: What? Seriously? William: Yeah. Right here. […]

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 8:16 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Any Real Pagans?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. A mother reading her child a book about mythology Mom: “In the temple, he prayed to Hera that —” Peyton: Mom? Mom: Come on now. We’re only half way through, so no interrupting. Peyton: But I don’t understand something. Mom: What’s that? Peyton: Did people back […]

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 8:16 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Believing in Your Heart II

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian finishing lunch on a park picnic table Lauren: I was reading in the paper this morning about a Muslim guy that the police picked up for plotting to burn a synagogue. This guy said Allah had told him to do it, […]

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Considering the Supernatural

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. An atheist and a Christian watching television Fernando: This may be the stupidest show ever. Garrett: Wait — pause it. What are you talking about? Fernando: It doesn’t make a lick of sense. Garrett: It makes sense to me. Want me to go over what’s happened? […]

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 8:52 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What Is Faith?

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two Christians of different denominations at a block party Caitlin: I’ve been meaning to ask you, there’s a person on Twitter named GodProz that reminds me of you sometimes, but there’s nothing in their profile. That wouldn’t be you, would it? Bailey: No. I do Facebook […]

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Holocaust

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series. Two teenagers studying after school Victor: Did you see Sam after the video? I swear I thought he was going to cry. Thomas: Yeah. You have to admit it was pretty grim. Victor: I can’t believe they are allowed to show those pictures in class. Some […]

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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