It all began in 1811, during the Administration of James Madison when an anonymous donor who said he had defrauded the government and sent the Treasury Department $5.00.
Today, it’s known as Conscience Fund, a place where people with gnawing guilt can make restitution to the United States government for their sins.
In the past 210 years, the Treasury Department has received almost $7 million. Some send letters of explanation. Others don’t
“Please accept this money for two postal stamps I re-used,” wrote one person. Continue reading
“This is not a day care. This is a university!” These words in a post by Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, went viral last week and were reported by most of the media.
Dr. Piper’s post was in response to a student complaint that he was “offended” by a speaker on the campus with whom he disagreed. What was not widely reported by most outlets was the situation that caused the student’s discomfort.
Here it is and the commentary in Dr. Piper’s own words. Continue reading
Does God “forgive those who are unbelievers and do not seek faith?”
The Catholic Pope, Francis, was asked this question by Eugenio Sscalfari, an avowed atheist and founder of the liberal Italian newspaper La Repubblica. The Pope responded with a recently published front page letter.
Here’s what he wrote. Continue reading
On Jason’s first day of school, the class was asked to stand, place their right hand over their heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
The teacher, Mrs Jones, watched the children as they began, “I pledge allegiance to the flag….” when she noticed Jason had his right hand over his left ear. She stopped and said, “Jason, put your hand over your heart.”
Jason replied, “It is over my heart!”
After repeated attempts failed to get Jason to put his hand over his heart, Mrs Jones asked, “Why do you think that is your heart?” Continue reading