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April 7th, 2012
09:44 AM ET

Tebow expected to draw thousands for Easter speech

(CNN)–NFL star Tim Tebow will be in Texas speaking at Celebration Church's Easter Sunday service in Georgetown, Texas . The church is setting up an outdoor space for the event and expects as many as 30,000 people to attend. CNN affiliate KVUE reports.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Easter • Holidays

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  1. jean

    You lost me, buddy. I mean, I imagine I get what youre exisrespng. I realize what you are saying, but you just seem to have forgotten that there are some other people inside the world who see this issue for what it truly is and may perhaps not agree with you. You may be turning away a decent amount of men and women who might have been fans of your site.

    May 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  2. Reality

    Dear Timmy T,

    Your education continues (only for the newcomers):

    The Apostles' Creed 2011: (updated by yours truly and based on the studies of historians and theologians of the past 200 years)

    Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
    and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
    human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven??

    I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
    preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
    named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
    girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)

    Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
    the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,

    He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
    a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of
    Jerusalem.

    Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
    many semi-fiction writers. A descent into Hell, a bodily resurrection
    and ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
    Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
    grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
    and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
    called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.

    Amen
    (references used are available upon request)

    April 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
    • RealMath

      Someday we will all pass away and then the choice to bash Christians will no longer be your excuse for being so prejudiced. This is America and 80% of us believe in God...we also have the right to believe just as you do not. That being said please refrain from thinking our freedoms gave you the right to be so offensive and well "jerky". The CNN moderator will be made aware of your constant offensive language and hopefully pull your posts off the website.

      April 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  3. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Proven

    April 9, 2012 at 7:36 am |
    • Jesus

      You haven't proven anything but the fact you're a liar. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs! ..

      April 9, 2012 at 10:42 am |
    • Prayer changes things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things. Proof provided by it that abuses the name of Jesus.

      April 9, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things. Proof provided by it that abuses the name of Jesus."

      More lies regardless of the multiple handles you use. Thanks for proving me correct.

      April 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
    • Alfred E Neuman

      Fraud alert avoid fake Jesus posts

      April 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Fraud alert avoid fake Jesus posts"

      Thanks for continuing to prove Christians like you are liars and my posts are correct because of your desperation

      April 10, 2012 at 10:31 am |
    • RealMath

      It appears you are unhappy with our right to believe as Americans...I don't wish you any harm, but you must realize that over 80% of Americans claim God exists and that they are quite content without a belif in ape brothers and fossile sisters. Please feel free to move out of the country if you feel like having the right to believe is something you find worthy of bashing others in such a prejudiced way.

      April 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  4. Smeagel4T

    Does not your faith teach you not to lie? You have proven yourself an embarassment to President Obama and all those others who actually do practice Christianity. So long as you persist in your lying about President Obama, you shall not be forgiven by Christ.

    April 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • Faithfulgrace

      Sorry smeagel but your theology is pretty whack. You don't get to decide who Jesus forgives, never have, never will. Jesus forgives sinners. That includes liars and people who misrepresent him. Wouldn't it be wonderful if God's people spent as much time trying to live like Him as they did trying to attack each other?

      April 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
  5. Smeagel4T

    Everybody likes a celebrity. What's interesting is how many fewer seats would be filled if he wasn't there.

    April 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  6. PumpNDump

    Tebow is pathetic.

    April 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  7. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    April 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • Jesus

      *Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!" .. . . .

      April 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • BellevueMom

      I see. Prayer changes, what, exactly? Pray for an amputee, and witness the "power"....yeah.

      April 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things
      For everyone !

      April 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things
      For everyone !"

      More lies proving my posts are correct.

      April 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  8. Mike - WA

    Hee haw. Gotta love the god-worshipping hilllbillies.

    April 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  9. jimwis

    Well here it is Easter Sunday and CNN does it's bang up job of reporting on the most Holy Christian day of the year. ( which by the way thank you Mr.President we are still a Christian nation) What did CNN report ? That would be nothing! Yup right in bed with President Muslim! Keep to the agenda.......that way you can have plenty of where did we go wrong stories! Can anyone say Hell in a handbasket!!!!!!! Oh I bet I will get straightend out by all the really brilliant none believers here.

    April 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • BellevueMom

      We are, expressly, NOT a Christian nation, you moron.

      April 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
    • Smeagel4T

      Does not your faith teach you not to lie? You have proven yourself an embarassment to President Obama and all those others who actually do practice Christianity. So long as you persist in your lying about President Obama, you shall not be forgiven by Christ

      April 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
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