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Why Doesn’t Everyone Believe in God? The Skeptical Brain May Hold the Answer

Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t claim a specific denomination, he said the churches they went to would probably be described as Pentecostal, evangelical and charismatic.

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Cowboys and Indians: How Texas Historical Markers Harm Indigenous People

For Dustin Tahmahkera, a Comanche, it’s a plaque he recently saw with his daughter that honors a soldier who “drove raiding Indians out of Llano County.” For Cherokee Steve Russell, it’s a sign that describes Captain John Hays single-handedly fighting off a group of Comanche Indians. The location of the battle was Enchanted Rock, a place considered sacred by the tribe. When Russell asked a Comanche elder why the “Indians” fled from a lone soldier with a gun, he received the following response:

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How I Went from Being a Southern Baptist Preacher's Daughter to an Open Atheist

I didn’t necessarily want to die, but I wanted to go to heaven. No, it wasn’t exactly that either. What I really wanted was to avoid going to hell. I was young, innocent, and I knew that if I died, I would go to heaven. So, at 11 years old, I tried to kill myself.

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