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October 19th, 2010
10:21 AM ET

Dozens of choirs sing hymn as one

Editor's Note: CNN iReport invited choirs to sing "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power" and combined them to create one powerful voice.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Church • Culture & Science • Music

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  1. uh huh

    The choir that was dressed in roman clothes...they are from the Holy Land Experience in Florida. Love the different groups in this video. Thank You CNN.

    October 30, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  2. Reality

    Previously noted:

    "All Christian songs are simply "mythatians" of those trapped in the bible box."

    October 20, 2010 at 8:32 am |
  3. Morgan Freeman's Freckles

    Looks like they were dressed for an Easter production.

    October 20, 2010 at 1:44 am |
    • Frank

      Ah. Makes sense to me.

      October 20, 2010 at 1:49 am |
  4. Frank

    This is just lovely. Beautiful voices.
    But what kind of costumes are the choir at 00:35 wearing??

    October 19, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
    • Frank

      Oh, I see it is Roman-era garb. Where they putting on a stage production? I'm so curious now. Lol.

      October 20, 2010 at 12:11 am |
    • Frank

      *were

      October 20, 2010 at 12:12 am |
  5. nitrritn

    Thank you, CNN for putting this beautiful and uplifting video together.

    October 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  6. MAKINGLEMONAID

    Really enjoyed this clip ! It amazing to me how some people's are just so negative !!! Wow ... But I guess where there's GOOD There is always EVIL ...hummmmm !

    October 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  7. Raison's Filter Fiber© (joking about the copyright)

    Here's my latest list - this seems like a good spot to set this down, as nobody's posting much on this thread.....
    --------
    bad letter combinations / words to avoid if you want to post that wonderful argument:
    Many, if not most are buried within other words, but I am not shooting for the perfect list, so use your imagination and add any words I have missed as a comment (no one has done this yet)
    – I found some but forgot to write them down. (shrugs).

    s-ex
    c-um.........as in doc-ument, accu-mulate, etc.
    sp-ic........as in disp-icable (look out Sylvester the cat!)
    ho-mo...whether ho-mo sapiens or ho-mose-xual, etc.
    t-it.........const-itution, att-itude, ent-ities, etc.
    an-al......ban-al
    sh-it
    fu-ck...isn't this a great word? yet they filter it. :(
    who-re
    tw-at.....as in wristw-atch, (an unexpected one)
    pr-ick
    sl-ut
    c-lit
    va-g....as in extrava-gant, va-gina, va-grant
    hor-ny
    ar-se....yet "ass" is not filtered!
    nip-ple
    po-rn
    c-ock
    nig-ger
    cu-nt
    b-itch
    ra-pe
    jacka-ss...but ass is fine lol
    p-is.....as in pi-stol, lapi-s, pi-ssed, etc.

    There are more, so do not assume that this is complete.

    -----

    okay words that you might not expect to be filtered....!!!

    beaver
    penis
    ass
    crap
    damn
    anal
    anus
    sphincter
    testicles
    testes
    pubic
    boob
    ----
    I have found the best way to re-submit is to hit the back button, delete

    the cookies, look for and fix the problem and then hit "post".
    There are also "technical" ways past the filter, like "html ent-ities"
    (google it without the dash), but the words and letter combos remain the problem...

    October 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
    • Raison

      Here's a word to add to the banned list: co-co-on
      whether it's c-oc, or co-on, this is ridiculous.

      October 20, 2010 at 4:38 am |
  8. Peace2All

    And the point of this article is...? What... different christian denominational choir's can get together and sing...?

    October 19, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
    • Raison

      @Peace2All

      LOL, I forgot that part. :D This is just a quick hello. I have to dash off again. I am glad to see you have not lost your sense of humor during your absences. :D

      October 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
    • Frank

      Peace2All:
      It is the result of this request: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/09/choirs-submit-your-ireports/
      It is simply to honor the rich tradition of Gospel music in African-American churches.

      October 20, 2010 at 12:03 am |
  9. Raison

    So? They are having fun singing. Or I assume they are having fun.....

    Will they let other people have fun if it hurts no one else too?
    I doubt it.
    In fact, being deluded by religious beliefs makes it inevitable that they will do their best to keep others from enjoying themselves if their personal interpretations of said religious beliefs "tell" them to do so....
    But I'm not stopping them from singing, just in case anyone was going to try that silly argument...

    October 19, 2010 at 10:27 am |
    • Frank

      Why turn an article about choirs singing into something it's really not?

      October 19, 2010 at 11:50 pm |
    • Raison

      @Frank

      A good question. I have no defense. Congratulations on pointing out my attempt to create a topic worth discussing...I am guilty as charged... :D

      October 19, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
    • Frank

      I understand but there's more relevent articles for that. Can't we just enjoy the choirs singing, whether we are religious or not? I know even when I was anti-Christian, I still enjoyed some nice Christian music.
      Just saying.

      October 20, 2010 at 12:00 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Frank

      There is no such thing as .."nice christian music".... :-)

      Just teasin'

      October 20, 2010 at 12:04 am |
    • Frank

      You scoundrel, you. :P
      You would disagree if you heard the choir at my parish. ;)

      October 20, 2010 at 12:05 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Frank

      Why... did you just call me a 'scoundrel'.... Thank you..! :-)

      I have been called 'much' worse on these blogs..!

      And as for your 'parish choir'..... yeah, yeah, yeah..... that's one thing you Catholics, Mormon's, and the Evangelical's got is the 'rock the house' ... Raisin' the roof choir's...

      O.K.... So, you got the singers, and ya' got God on your side.... So.... Is that all ya' got buster..?!!! :-)

      October 20, 2010 at 12:15 am |
    • Peter F

      No one can out-do God. By definition, he is the trump card! ;-)

      October 20, 2010 at 12:19 am |
    • Frank

      Lol. Well, I don't know if you would call a renowned choir that performs classical and polyphony Latin (as well as other languages) chants a 'rock the house' 'raise the roof' choir, as commonly understood but...I guess you can! :P
      Oh, we have more than that! We have awesome clerical vestaments, beautiful and ornate icons and dead languages...all on a Sunday morning! What do you have, non-believer? :P

      October 20, 2010 at 12:24 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Peter F & @Frank

      I see that I am being attacked and also out-numbered by 'beilievers', as my co-horts David Johnson, Raison, NL, Eric G., Luke, Kate, Frogist, etc... are not around to back me up on this.

      Careful, I am trained in the ancient...yet powerful intellectual art of..... "Agnostic-Fu" :-)

      I suggest you both take a deep breath and step back before someone's 'faith' gets destroyed here... got it..?!! :-)

      October 20, 2010 at 12:29 am |
    • Frank

      My Cruci-jitsu is stronger and mightier than your Agnostic-Fu! :P

      October 20, 2010 at 12:32 am |
    • Peace2All

      @Frank

      "Cruci-jitsu.. LOL!!!!!!! Very nice... !

      However, as you well know, from our previous debates, my 'Agnostic-Fu' has caused you to waver in your 'beliefs'..... Causin' ya' to question.....? Being *not* so sure that life and reality is the way you 'think' it is....

      You know I got ya'... :-)

      October 20, 2010 at 12:39 am |
    • Frank

      Thank you. I try, I try. ;)
      Where exactly did you cause me to waver in my beliefs? I believe you are mistaken or dreaming! :P

      October 20, 2010 at 12:41 am |
    • Raison

      @Frank

      Ah, but I use freestyle martial arts! I can even use NailPalm technique and Word-fu!
      Prepare to defend your beliefs! (oooowwwaaaaaaahhhh-hai!) :P

      October 20, 2010 at 1:35 am |
    • Frank

      *is tired and not feeling so well so he just hits Raison with a bat*

      Lol. :P

      October 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
    • Raison

      @Frank

      Ow! Touché. One point to the gentleman in the red pajamas. LOL

      October 20, 2010 at 9:53 pm |
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