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When weird things happen to good atheists

I am proud to say I surround myself with a varied amount of people from cultural and religious backgrounds. I also attempt my best to learn as much as I can about multiple denominations of faiths. That said, I can also admit that some people, in my opinion, become very biased and closed minded based off of their particular faith.

Atheists included.
I know a few atheists who are really good, wholesome people. You’d actually think they were living the hidden lives of Christians and often act more Christian than some of faith. Regardless, they become very absent of room to grow or move.. and they equally condemn those who don’t doubt faith but also get mired in their own form of refusal of doubt when it comes to NOT believing in something.

But that is until strange things happen to good atheists..

I recently invoked conversations with two atheists I know, on separate occasions. To protect the innocent, I will call them “Joe and Jim.” I asked Joe and Jim if something weird ever happened to them, something unexplainable with ‘modern science.’ I noted to them I was not looking for something a ‘god’ would have done, but characterized my question as this, just to make them comfortable: “We know God didn’t do it, but have there ever been any weird or strange occurrence happening to you that SCIENCE has YET TO EXPLAIN?” They were comfortable with the premise..
And they let loose.

Joe was first. He said emphatically yes. It was almost like a relief that he was able to explain it, and he admitted he rarely to anyone what he was going to tell me.. It happened a few years ago. His wife, who is a somewhat superstitious Catholic from Puerto Rico, was in the car when him when they both arrived back home from being out. When they looked outside of the windshield, they saw what appeared to be a bubble of substance meandering its way through the forest near their home. As Joe would explain, it was not really a ‘light’ but instead appeared to be a hole of darkness. And it seemed intelligent. Joe said the ‘darkness’ actually was dodging trees and moving around objects with a knowing. Joe said the darkness literally stopped for a while.. Joe and his wife were mesmerized by what they were witnessing. Joe does not outright recall losing time, but certainly thinks they were staring into the blackness of this material for ‘a while.’ Then the hole simply floated away.. And as it did, Joe said it had no real form. Instead, it was almost flat. But even though it compressed into a flat object, he still watched it the entire time. Joe was shaken up. And as he told the story, he became shaken up again, this time emphatically stating that the object could “NOT BE a devil or a god” but gave room for the potential it was alien. Maybe. Or just something science has yet to explain.. I told Joe that he is not the first to have seen such objects, and that globally there have been reports from people about these. Even some that people claim they place their hands into the object and often lose time, hours or even days. He did not seem comforted by that realization….

As for Jim? Jim is the more hardcore atheist. He gives no room for any chance a god exists. He disputes all the passages of the Bible but goes on to declare the book meaningless and something that, he thinks, should be banned. And that is why Jim’s story surprised me even more than Joe’s. Jim explained that this happened recently. He just lost a cat, and as you’d imagine, this cat was a member of the family for him and his girlfriend. He has other cats as well. Just recently, when Jim was getting ready to fill his cat’s bowl with food, something bizarre occurred right in front of him. A piece of food that was on the table acted with intelligence. Jim said it did not fall off the table, but instead floated through the air in front of him and landed in his cat’s bowl. When he turned around to see what from the table may have pushed it, he realized he put his deceased cat’s collar there. He did not seem shaken up when telling me. He still gave no credence to a ‘spirit’ or afterlife scenario, instead stated that this will one day be explained by science. And Jim told me this: He is choosing not to concern himself with the reason or meaning since, he said, he will never find one anyway.

People of faith often have moments of doubt.
And now I came to find that people of doubt often have moments of confusion … what they thought was not real may be.
The paranormal is just fiction until you’re mired in it.



Paging Paige: Done at the WWE


PWInsider reports that Paige was told at this past Monday’s RAW that she will not be able to return to the ring. It was noted that she is “done” as a wrestler, and that the situation is similar to Edge’s retirement in 2011 due to a neck injury…

Paige had just returned to WWE in late November after a seventeen month absence due to a neck injury she suffered in June of 2016. During her absence she suffered two Wellness policy suspensions.

Paige was injured during a house show at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 27 during a six-woman tag match. She was kicked in the back by Sasha Banks and struggled to get back to her feet after the bump.


The fake missile warning in Hawaii was scary for residents of that state .. 38 minutes of hell.

Scary for America more may be what ELIANA JOHNSON writes in POLITICO: A false warning of a missile threat in Hawaii sent White House aides scrambling Saturday, frantically phoning agencies to determine a response and triggering worries about their preparedness almost a year into the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s Cabinet has yet to test formal plans for how to respond to a domestic missile attack, according to a senior administration official. John Kelly, while serving as Secretary of Homeland Security through last July, planned to conduct the exercise. But he left his post to become White House chief of staff before it was conducted, and acting secretary Elaine Duke never carried it out. The Old Cold War guard is gone. The newcomers can issue threats but appear to be unaware on how to act on them.. “The U.S. government hasn’t tested these plans in 30 years,” said the senior a…

FCC won’t let Trump’s shithole be

The FCC received complaints after NBC and CNN used the word “s—hole” in their coverage of the controversy over comments President Donald Trump reportedly made to lawmakers during a meeting about immigration.

An FCC spokesman said they received a “handful” of comments, but did not have an exact figure yet. The agency does not monitor programming, but reviews each complaint to decide whether to take any type of action.

CNN featured the term on its chyron, and it was also repeated on air multiple times. But the FCC’s jurisdiction over indecency and profanity does not cover cable and satellite programming.x

The word was used once on “NBC Nightly News,” but anchor Lester Holt issued a viewer warning in advance. CBS and ABC chose not to use the word.

The FCC considers a number of factors in whether to act on a complaint, including “context,” and that in the past has included whether it has been a part of news programming. Broadcasters are confident that they would be exempt for using the term i…

There is water on Mars. There is not water on Mars. There is water on Mars.

A cross-section of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope that appears bright blue in this enhanced-color view from the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The scene is about 550 yards wide. The scarp drops about 140 yards from the level ground in the upper third of the image.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/USGS

This could be a game changer–and quite the about face since the past several months of news gathered have reinforced the notion that no water at all existed..

As reported in the journal Science (paywall), the water was found in both the north and south of Mars, at latitudes equivalent to South America and Scotland. The exposed areas were found on scarps as steep as 55 degrees. Based on the absence of craters in the regions, scientists believe that the features formed relatively recently.

“The discovery reported today gives us surprising windows where we can see right into these thick underground sheets of ice,” study co-author Shane Byrne of the University of…



Not only that, but warnings buzzed on TVs.. radios.. the horrid screeching noise when an emergency alert sounds.. 

CNN reports,

Jocelyn Azbell had just woken up in her Maui hotel Saturday when she was hurried into the hotel's basement to take shelter from an incoming ballistic missile.
"You're thinking, 'Oh my gosh, are we going to die? Is it really a missile (headed) our way, or is it just a test?'" the 24-year-old told CNN. "We really didn't know."
Minutes before, she'd received an ominous alert on her phone.

Azbell, her boyfriend and hundreds of other hotel guests were "herded like cows" into the basement by staff. "People are crying and people obviously were super scared," she said.
For 20 minutes, Azbell said, they waited. Finally, they were told that the alert was a false ala…

The Detroit boom: A friend visits from a trip 28,000 miles per house

This is the AP news brief on the meteor and earthquake in Detroit January 16:
DETROIT (AP) — Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor.  The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball Tuesday night over the state, including many in the Detroit area. Reports also came in from several other states and Ontario, Canada.Some Michigan residents reported their homes shaking.  The society says the reports suggest a space rock penetrated deep into the Earth’s atmosphere before it broke apart. The U.S. Geological Service says it registered as a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in Michigan. Bill Cooke with NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office tells The Detroit News it was “definitely a meteoroid” and a rare sight for Michigan.Other states where people reported seeing a fireball included Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.
More information now being revealed.. CBS in Detroit reported that NASA said the mete…