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July 21st, 2011
11:34 AM ET

The story behind 'Finding God in the Delta'

CNN producer Tommy Andres talks about his story and video 'Finding God in the Mississippi Delta," about a young white man with cerebral palsy who can't walk or talk but who finds his voice at an all-black church.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Mississippi • Race

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  1. AvdBerg

    A number of people that have written to respond to this article have spoken of the interpretation of the Bible, which is the number one problem in this present world as the Bible itself teaches us that no prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20). Only few people (Matthew 7:14) are able to understand the Bible and as long as mankind remains separated from God, the Word of God will remain a mystery.

    Mankind in his natural state is unable to understand the Bible and unable to receive the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor. 2:14).

    There is a natural body and a spiritual body (1 Cor. 15:44). The only thing that separates the Natural body from the Spiritual body is the Baptism of Repentance (Mark 1:4). To repent means: to change spirits and to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan, whose spirit mankind is of (Luke 9:55), unto God (Acts 26:18). This is not an interpretation. Many people search the Bible for in them they think they have eternal life, but when we bring them the Scriptures they don’t believe us (John 5:38,39). Confused? There is no need to be confused any longer. For a better understanding of the mystery of God we invite you to read all the pages and articles of our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    So, before mankind will be able to understand the Word of God, mankind requires to be converted and transformed by God (not by any religion) and only then mankind is able to understand the Bible, as it is God (John 1:1).

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how this whole world has been deceived as confirmed by the Word of God in Revelation 12:9. The Bible is true in all things and is the discerner of every thought and the intent of the heart (Hebrews 5:12).

    July 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
    • ....

      Still trolling trying to sell your cult and book it's complete garbage. Click the report abuse link to get rid of this troll.

      July 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
  2. Beatrice

    Jesus gives true strength and grace in the most wretched, daunting conditions in life.

    July 25, 2011 at 10:18 am |
  3. herbert juarez

    @fimeilleur
    actually i can back up the claims i make both personally and historically,one example Abraham,Machpelah(actual location of his tomb and remains along with 5 others in Israel right where they are supposed to be)Kedorlaomer king of Elam,(defeated by Abraham and recently discovered)it is said Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.More than that Abraham saw God and spoke with Him, not the god you are on about that men use to justify their evil intent ,but the God who has created all things, the God that no one especially you cannot contain.Ignorance is your choice but that will not negate the existence of God in any way.No one that i am aware of has all the answers at this point regarding spiritual things, evolution or evilution there are areas God has not yet revealed to mankind but every day more is discovered.I find it amazing that God is big enough to share discovery even with those who would reject Him .oh and by the way guess who is responsible for gravity.It is unfortunate that you have painted yourself into such a tight spiritual corner,but if God could get a hold of me there might still be hope for you.

    July 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
    • Louis

      Your "arguments" are convincing. Really!

      July 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      Your personal experiences don't interest me... as you cannot imagine the joy I have while scuba diving, or sky diving, or parasailing, etc... I find no joy in worshiping an invisible deity. Ignorance is your choice but that will not prove the existence of God in any way.

      =...guess who is responsible for gravity?" ... hmmmmm tough one... must be all those invisible angles holding objects to the ground... after all, the only reason planes fly is because the angles let go of them, right?

      I wonder what would be revealed if scientists would be permitted to study the remains in the tomb at Machpelah... after all, like all things Biblical, we only have one reference, and we ONLY have Abraham's word that he saw the face of God (contrary to John 1:18: No man hath seen God at any time, AND John 6:46: Not that any man hath seen the Father)... Bet you those bones aren't from a 175 year old man and 127 year old woman...

      I'll agree with Louis... your arguments are... convincing.

      July 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      @fimeilleur
      a very revealing posting,enjoy what YOU have!

      July 24, 2011 at 6:24 am |
  4. TheRationale

    What's does this guy have to be singing about?
    "Thanks God for having it in your plan that I have CP."

    Some God. He's clearly no deity worth praising for his record of moral actions. It's disgraceful that people persist in the idea that their god is somehow good or respectable in the face of all the human suffering that exists, despite said god's complete power to fix it. See Epicurus for details.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:52 am |
    • OceanLight

      @Rationale: God will fix everything in His time. Meanwhile, we humans find God's grace and learn to trust Him in the midst of temporary chaos and sufferings. All you need is admitting your own foolishness and acknowledging God as God. He loves you.

      July 23, 2011 at 8:36 am |
    • herbert juarez

      perhaps God has allowed the suffering to give those of us more fortunate the opportunity to show and share Gods grace and mercy to them.Maybe we are supposed to love Lucas like God loved us when He gave us full capacity.instead of finding fault, maybe God trusted mankind enough to think that we would or could do something for the Lucas' of this world, maybe we are given the trust to heal the sick, clothe the naked , feed the hungry, love the unloved, if so how are we doing?i got room for improvement how about you rational?

      July 23, 2011 at 8:40 am |
    • fimeilleur

      I can't wait for God to cure an amputation... on earth, NOT in your supposed Heaven. THAT would be impressive.

      Good luck with that.

      July 23, 2011 at 11:38 pm |
    • OceanLight

      @Fime-, they will get perfect bodies in Heaven if they trusted Jesus as Savior. Don't whine against God but be thankful. Many people in this world don't even have enough food; you should be grateful if you are alive today and have some food on the table.

      July 24, 2011 at 6:13 am |
    • herbert juarez

      @fimeilleur
      God delights in sharing His secrets with His creation,just in the last century God has provided man with the ability to reattach severed body parts and if I'm not mistaken we are on the verge of regrowing organs and limbs even as we speak. Not my field so i can't speak as intelligently as you.There appears to me to be a shared collaboration between man and God in these areas,perhaps He wants us to succeed in that particular healing area.Anyone in the know that reads these posts?

      July 24, 2011 at 6:20 am |
    • fimeilleur

      @ OceanLight, and herbert juarez
      No, NOT IN HEAVEN... the real miracle would be spontaneous regeneration... BY GOD... no doctors involved. Remember (and I don't care if you're catholic or not) what paved the way for the beatification of the late Pope JP II, was the "cure of a nun with Parkinsons"... a supposed miracle... What BS. If your god could do anything... he'd convert the masses with one show of force and cure an amputation. If he loves his creation so much, he'd NEVER want any of his children to be tortured for eternity. . . Free will? BULL SH!T... he's supposedly omnicient so he knows the future... where is free will if the outcome is pre-determined... You may be satisfied with these answers but it is abusive to your children to impose these beliefs on them when REALITY provides much better information... saying Goddoneit proves NOTHING and advances knowledge nowhere.

      July 24, 2011 at 11:16 am |
    • herbert juarez

      oops my bad i mistakenly credited fimeilleur with intelligent speech ,after this last post i won't make that mistake again,in fact there is probably no reason to continue this conversation at all.fameilleur has revealed way too much info about who he is."the human heart is incredibly wicked who can know it?"

      July 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      and the ad hominem attacks continue... boo hoo... I don't have a valid argument to counter his claims... I'll just call him names to make myself feel better...

      Next.

      July 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      no attack and there isn't any name calling,compared to the abuses you have spewed
      you simply can't be reasoned with adios

      July 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      @ herbert,
      Was that your "I am rubber, you are glue" responce? What your God can't handle criticism? Do I make him tremble by pointing out his inepti tudes? Are you offended because I called him out on all the nonsense you believe?

      Whatever... go lick your wounds...

      July 24, 2011 at 7:10 pm |
  5. OceanLight

    Christianity alone provides profound meaning to human infirmity. Jesus alone makes sense in human suffering.

    July 23, 2011 at 1:03 am |
  6. Areyousure

    I can say Lycidas does have an excellent point. One thing I do know or have thought about is Humans can live for a short period of time. In this life span we can only learn so much and find out about so much ( No matter how smart you are or think you are ) . so how can a scientist or me or you say I defiantly know this about something or Christianity is ignorant or the world was created actually created this way for sure. . . . Were you there or were they and if they were did they get it right ? My point is I dont think anyone really knows 100% God is real or isnt real and you can't really "prove" anything. Me personally would like to believe so and I do.If there is not god life is pretty pathetic if your think deeply about it.Theres always going to be someone who says no this is how something is or this happened exactly like this I know for sure( ha ok ). . . .On another note instead of acting like you really do know everything maybe broaden your horizon and try church or read the bible and give God a chance. It could change your life and I know its changed mine and a lot of other people around the world. The worst that could happen is it would open your eyes up to other peoples points of view. Try stepping out of your bubble and reach out to someone else it could make a difference in thier life or yours. Haha hey what do I know . . .God Bless all of you and I really do hope you might be able to see things from another perspective.

    July 22, 2011 at 11:28 pm |
  7. Richard S Kaiser

    David Johnson wrote @Spiffy
    “You are not only on the right track, but you are correct. God is very unlikely to exist. “For me, it is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”- Carl Sagan”
    Cheers!
    On July 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    It is a Truth of Today’s Age to accept that which is and deny That which cannot be Absolved Nor should it Be For; As Manliness and Womanhood Traverses the Tomorrows; They will go United with each other and Blame not Themselves; Once They Turn Toward Righteousness and Forgiveness For and Toward ALL Others and Lastly Themselves. “Go Placidly among the Noise and Waste and Remember The Peace there is in Finding the Peace Thereof.”
    RSKaiser

    July 22, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
    • Lycidas

      "An atheist has to know a lot more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid."

      Carl Sagan

      July 22, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  8. herbert juarez

    @fimilleur
    whether you are "saved" or not

    July 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  9. Kebos

    This is such a lame story. Ok, this guy likes to be part of a group. Most people do. But don't push this story as some sort of divine inspiration.

    July 21, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
    • Faithfull

      Kebos, your remark reflects the colour of your heart (black) and that you are a person with no belief, compassion or any feelings for anyone besides yourself. This young man finds comfort in this church and with the people that accept him as he is. This young man has more courage and belief despite his condition. More that what can be said about you. This young man already has a place in Heaven due to his belief despite his condition but you would not know what Im talking about because your life probaly revolves around YOU and noboby else.
      This is to all you non believers, there is a bigger picture to look at, bigger than life on earth. Instead of bashing Christians and their beliefs take a litte time to study a bible if you posses one. Dont just read the words as this will not make sense to you. Put a little more effort in than that and you will see why the world is like it is today and your eyes will open, trust me. For those that make an effort with an open mind and less sceptisism you will be suprised at what you find....and GOD will be there for you. To the rest of you, we Christians will continue to pray that you come to your senses and realize your big mistake..... Praise GOD

      July 22, 2011 at 11:38 am |
    • fimeilleur

      @ Faithfull,

      Please help me understand the meaning behind Jesus' words when he said: Mark 7:10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death;

      I know there's love there SOMEWHERE..............

      You keep praying for us, we'll keep thinking for you.

      July 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
  10. OceanLight

    I loved worshipping in a black church. It was so uplifting and blissful. God draws all men to Himself, from every race and language. Praise God forever.

    July 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  11. frank

    People still believe in a god? LOL!

    July 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      carl sagan became a believer dec.20,1996!

      July 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      herbert juarez wrote: "carl sagan became a believer dec.20,1996!"

      You may have brainwashed yourself into believing this, but that has no basis in reality...

      July 22, 2011 at 9:52 am |
    • Faithfull

      Frank, how could you not believe...... look around at what you have in life and be thanfull that GOD provided it for you. You guys just don't understand........

      July 22, 2011 at 11:40 am |
    • herbert juarez

      @praise the lard
      check it out for yourself before you run your mouth,you will look less the jerk if you have researched the topic

      July 22, 2011 at 11:42 am |
    • fimeilleur

      @ herbert juarez,

      Now, EVEN IF (and for the record, it's not) the Carl Sagan deathbed conversion is true... and I'll say it again, IT'S NOT... We would not accept an argument like "John was drunk and despondent over the death of his wife when he got a tattoo, therefore you should get a tattoo as well", and neither should we accept "John was terrified that God would condemn him to hell, so he converted, and so should you."

      "Contrary to the fantasies of the fundamentalists, there was no deathbed conversion, no last minute refuge taken in a comforting vision of a heaven or an afterlife. For Carl, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better. Even at this moment when anyone would be forgiven for turning away from the reality of our situation, Carl was unflinching. As we looked deeply into each other's eyes, it was with a shared conviction that our wondrous life together was ending forever." – Ann Druyan, Epilogue to Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

      Ann Druyan was the wife of the late Carl Sagan.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      @ fimeilleur
      the carl sagan reference was more relevant before it became obscured by all the other posts.no one said any thing about a death bed conversion, that is something you assumed, (when you assume you make an ass of u and me)whether you believe in God or not is irrelevant,you will ultimately confront God, at that point in carls case after death you will know! .If you have accepted God and been accepted by Him on this side of eternity you will have gained everything if you have rejected Him you will lose everything.All your rants will come to nothing in the presence of God,none of your earthly "wisdom " will be worth anything, your small opinion won't count for much.

      July 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      @ the dishonest puke,
      Listen you reprobate, you stated Dec 20 1996 as the day he became a believer. THAT implies a deathbed conversion from Atheism to Theism. Now, if Carl Sagan met God, I bet he b itch slapped him something fierce for being just as dishonest as you.

      And stop with the threats of eternal hell... Pascal's wager is based on the false dicotomy that there are only two possibilities: God is or is not... what about Vishnu? what about Ganesh (Ganesha)? what about Thor? Odin? Baal? What about the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

      Or do you think that you are saved as long as you believe in A God?

      July 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
    • Last Temptation

      sh%69t

      July 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      @ fimilleur
      this is apparently complicated for you so i'll try to explain slowly.

      July 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      @ fimilleur
      when you enter Gods presence

      July 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      @fimilleur
      you will believe in God

      July 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      Which one? I SO hope it's the flying spaghetti monster...

      July 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      @fimilleur
      whether you are "saved "or not,it will be impossible to deny God when you (or carl)stand before Him.

      July 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      Oh, so this is that "wait until your father comes home... THEN you'll be sorry" argument... So you have no proof that Carl stood before God on Dec 20, 1996. Nor do you have proof that I will stand before God, you just want me to take... your word for it? What if we all stand before all the gods of the Greeks? or the Romans? or the Hindu? You still haven't answered this question? It seems to me like you're the one whose making an ass out of u & me...

      July 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      @fimilleur
      from time to time mankind experiences the presence of God,there have been and continue to be events that testify to the presence of Him.The multiple gods you continually point to have an unique difference from the God who first revealed His presence to ancient men i.e. the Hebrews.The particular gods you mention roman etc. are all man made and in many instances men themselves i.e. hercules,but even the ancient greeks realized the limitations of their understanding and included an "unknown" God in their worship structure.many cultures did likewise,having a glimpse of God but not the fullness of understanding that was given to the Jews.Whether or not "we" believe, does not alter the fact that God exists as an unique being ,whether or not "we" acknowledge Him "we" will stand before Him.You do not choose to understand,but we are actually standing in His presence right now as He is much bigger than the doctrines and knowledge man ascribes to Him those things you find so questionable are the misconceptions and misrepresentations of God made by men throughout history.

      July 23, 2011 at 8:28 am |
    • fimeilleur

      @herbert juarez

      You make many claims in absolute certainty... but you have nothing to back them up... "just wait and see..."
      At least when we claim that Gravity happens, we can back it up. When we claim Evilution happens, we can back it up. When we claim that the laws of motion ... well you get the idea.

      have a great day living in your fantasy.

      July 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      @fimeilleur
      responded to your latest, it appears above the rationale

      July 23, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  12. David Johnson

    @Spiffy

    You are not only on the right track, but you are correct. God is very unlikely to exist.

    “For me, it is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”
    – Carl Sagan

    Cheers!

    July 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • Lycidas

      "Exactly the same technology can be used for good and for evil. It is as if there were a God who said to us, “I set before you two ways: You can use your technology to destroy yourselves or to carry you to the planets and the stars. It's up to you.”

      "The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."

      Carl Sagan

      Shalom!

      July 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      carl sagan knows for sure now doesn't he?

      July 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
    • PraiseTheLard

      herbert juarez wrote: "carl sagan knows for sure now doesn't he?"

      One thing's certain: you certainly don't know anything for sure...

      July 22, 2011 at 9:54 am |
    • Michael

      I'm not gonna go on some speel tryin to prove God is real. But if you think you can grasp the universe as is really is, you should let some quantim physicsits know what you do. Because there's alot of them out there that believe nothing is real.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:12 am |
    • herbert juarez

      @ praise the lard
      have you ever considered taking a course in reading comprehension?understanding basic english would go a long way toward making you look brighter.of course in your case there is only so much wisdom to be gained,you can shuffle the bricks around but i fear you will still come up a few shy of a good load.i extend sympathy to you.

      July 22, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • Carl Saga

      @David..the quote you've had was written before Dec. 1996.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      @ Carl Saga,

      See remarks to herbert juarez above.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
    • Carl Saga

      It only proves that there's nothing big about atheists than their egos. They think and act as if their knowledge is as broad as the universe when the reality is it's as narrow as a needle.

      That's the reason why, while the population of (can be called) unbelievers have grown to 16% of the entire globe, their (known atheists) number remains at 2.5% of which.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      @ Carl Saga,

      No, it proves that the Christians will LIE about anything if they think it'll further their cause.

      Ummmmmmm, care to cite your sources for your stats? You don't want to be caught in another lie, do you?

      July 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
    • Carl Saga

      @ fimeilleur..

      If I'll cite the (site) source here, would you admit and accept the fact that YOU and ALL (but handful) ATHEISTS like you are egocentric,pretentious, pompous, presumptuous, narcistic, self-serving and BIG FAT LIARS?

      July 23, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • Wipe0ut

      Carl..Yep! and (Atheists) they don't realize that while their egos bloat like space blob their brains simultaneously shrink into the size of a quark.

      July 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      @ Carl Saga,

      I will not speak on behalf of all atheist, I have not met them all... (I guess that doesn't make me pretentious) For me to be egocentric, I'd have to not care about my family nor the well being of society... another statement that I'm not willing to make, it'd be a lie. The three other names are just variations of the first two... so you already have my reply on that.

      Leads me to think that you really don't have anything to go on, resorting to name calling and all... I find your behaviour kind of purile...

      cite1    /saɪt/
      [sahyt]

      –verb (used with object), cit·ed, cit·ing.
      1. to quote (a passage, book, author, etc.), especially as an authority: He cited the const itution in his defense.
      2. to mention in support, proof, or confirmation; refer to as an example: He cited many instances of abuse of power.
      3. to summon officially or authoritatively to appear in court.
      4. to call to mind; recall: citing my grat itude to him.
      5. Military . to mention (a soldier, unit, etc.) in orders, as for gallantry.
      6. to commend, as for outstanding service, hard work, or devotion to duty.
      7. to summon or call; rouse to action.

      Don't challenge my spelling if you are unable to back it up... I know it's a tactic you use when discussing religion... but come on... a little effort.

      July 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
    • Carl Saga

      @ fimeilleur

      Ey, dude chillax...Defensive mode, huh?!

      First thing first, you said: "Don't challenge my spelling if you are unable to back it up"

      Did I? No I did NOT challenge your spelling. The "(site)" that I mentioned was ABSOLUTELY not meant to do so. What I actually meant was the (source) webSITE where I got my stats.

      I would apologize if the way my sentence was constructed confused you. But do I need to rephrase to make it more comprehensible to you? I guess not, you're not that slow right? I think all you have to do is to reduce the amount of atheism in your system. It brought too much malice in your nerve that just a single word makes you (look) paranoid that urged you to print the entire dictionary here. Just kidding (but for the entire dictionary only), I mean, do you need to do that? Are you that desperate? Nonetheless allow me to commend you for the effort.

      Second, you said and I quote, "Leads me to think that you really don't have anything to go on, resorting to name calling and all... I find your behaviour kind of purile..."

      Yes I did mentioned egocentric and presumptuos with their variations BUT........was I making a STATEMENT when I said it? Nope I didn't, I was only throwing the stone back to you and to all atheist like you (when you directly accused me of lying) by a QUESTION (I just wish that you've walked a bit of extra mile to do a little research for you to determine the difference between the two written in all-caps rather than wasting too much of your energy in something out of paranoia). But since you said that you "will not speak on behalf of all atheist", I will respect you for that. Hence, I would rather rephrase my QUESTION (definitely NOT a statement) challenging you:

      If I'll cite the source, the webSITE where my I get my stats here, would you admit and accept the fact that YOU are egocentric,pretentious, pompous, presumptuous, narcistic, self-serving and BIG FAT LIAR?

      All I need is a straight YES and an equally straight NO answer. It will determine if I would exert a "little effort". Otherwise, I would suggest you to move to showbiz blogs (where gossips and rumors dominate) or gaming sites (where children make use of their spare time) and leave us all adults here in peace.

      And wait....Was I the one who directly accused somebody of "LYING" "about anything if they think it'll further their cause."?

      Absolutely, there's kind of "purile" behaviour in here. But definitely not mine. Apparently, it's yours.

      July 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
    • fimeilleur

      @ Carl Saga,

      when you state "accept the fact that YOU and ALL (but handful) ATHEISTS like you are egocentric,pretentious, pompous, presumptuous, narcistic, self-serving and BIG FAT LIARS?", you are making a statement even if you put it in the form of a question, especially if you are trying to get me to admit that the statement is true. Now, to put an end to this... I've already answered your questions so I will not admit to something that I've already shown I'm not. I have demonstrated that I am not the atheist you claim me to be (remember the "ALL ATHEISTS like you" implies that you are in fact describing me)

      And yes, I was directly accusing someone of lying when I stated that christians will lie if they think it'll further their cause... that person was herbert ruarez in the thread that I directed you to. In my statement to you about "being caught in another lie" I'm implying that YOU are a christian and that you will do the same tactic: so cite your source so it could be verified or don't; I don't care.

      Now, I have a question for you: I assume you are a christian, I assume you reject the ancient Greek gods, the ancient Roman gods, the ancient Norse gods, the hindu gods, the Inca and Aztec gods, etc. Why? (of course assuming I'm right that you reject them all)

      July 24, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  13. Spiffy

    God isn't real

    July 21, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • Lycidas

      Then plz...show us your evidence. Oh and I don't mean to show that their is no God...you can't do that. But show us whatever your alternative theory is. I would guess you believe the notion of God came from man. So plz tell us who created the idea. Where did the idea get created. Why did they do it. How did they do it. And don't forget citing your evidence. After all, you can't rely on faith and hope here.

      July 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
    • herbert juarez

      neither is spiffy ,but what does that have to do with the story?

      July 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
    • Michael

      @Lycidas
      lol I like the point you've made.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:18 am |
  14. CatholicMom

    Lucas,
    You may feel as though you have not found God or you do not feel 'right' with Him but you are on the right Path...keep looking, don't give in to discouragement; you will find the answers to your questions and you will be happy with God.

    July 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
    • CatholicMom

      There is a theme park in San Antonio, TX, made especially for special needs people which is free for them to attend. It is new and already they have had 100’s of thousands of visitors from all over the world. People find fun and togetherness with others there and through this venue they find love from fellow persons also. Anywhere you find this feeling of love, you are on a path that leads to Love Himself...it is His love that sparks all love. Before you know it, you find you’re enveloped in love; most people are grateful and wish to praise God and thank Him for this gift of love. This path in love leads one 'home' to the Church.

      July 22, 2011 at 11:11 am |
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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.