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April 30th, 2012
01:40 PM ET

Church holds service in a bar

(CNN)–An Oklahoma church has started live streaming services into The Drunk Monkey Tavern. CNN Affiliate KOTV reports.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Church

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  1. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    May 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  2. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    May 2, 2012 at 5:38 am |
    • Jesus

      -Prayer doesn’t not; you are such 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!

      May 2, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  3. Everett Wallace

    I thought the church said drinking or being around those type of folk, was sinful.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
    • momoya

      Not any longer.. You're making the mistake of thinking back to times past when the label "christian"actually meant something.. Now it just means "I believe in something that happened at some point and I say 'Jesus take the wheel' when I drive drunk."

      May 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  4. POKEMON IS TRASH

    THIS ARTICLE SUCKS.

    May 1, 2012 at 7:18 am |
    • Cheese

      And it blows, too.

      May 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  5. Bon Jovi Rules

    Church is the best place to puke in the morning after rocking out at a Bon Jovi concert all night long.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:27 am |
  6. Bon Jovi Rules

    I bet you could find Ray Comfort in the restroom at this bar gargling unflushed urinal water at any given moment during the day.

    May 1, 2012 at 6:22 am |
    • Bon Jovi Rules

      I bet Kirk Cameron is the one donating fluids.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:26 am |
  7. Prayer changes things

    Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    May 1, 2012 at 5:29 am |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things"

      You're a proven liar. Prayer doesn’t not; you are such 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!*!,

      May 1, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  8. Bootyfunk

    i'm sure all the patrons love it. LOL.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:36 am |
  9. jschmo123

    Who cares? Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

    April 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
    • Interesting concept

      So if two or three gay men have sex and scream "Oh Jesus! Oh MY GOD!!", then Jesus joins in?

      May 1, 2012 at 2:05 am |
    • I LOVE TOILET PAPER

      Jesus not only joins in, but plays offense AND defense. At the same time.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:11 am |
    • Mirosal

      is Jesus the one getting "spit-roasted" from both sides?

      May 1, 2012 at 7:22 am |
  10. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Proven

    April 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
    • morkindie

      Where is this proof?

      May 1, 2012 at 1:54 am |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things
      Prayer changes lives
      Proven
      Powerful

      May 1, 2012 at 5:28 am |
    • Jesus

      ~ Prayer doesn’t not; you are such 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!*!,

      May 1, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  11. EvolvedDNA

    Well at least the spirits in the bar are real.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  12. WWJD

    Few 100% true Reasons why Atheism is TERRIBLE and unhealthy for our children and living things:

    † Atheism is a religion that makes you stupid, ignorant & blind.
    † Atheism is a disease that needs to be treated.
    † Atheism makes you post stupid things (90% of silly comments here on CNN blogs are posted by closet Atheists)
    † Atheist are satanic and have gothic lifestyle.
    † Atheists causes problem in our religious society.
    † Atheists are mentally ill, that's why they have no faith.
    † Atheism won't take you to kingdom of heaven and paradise.
    † Atheism making you agree with Stalin, Hitler (Denied his faith later), Mao, Pol Pot & other terrible mass murder leaders.
    † No traditional family lifestyle, no holidays, no culture, boring and feeling 'outsider'
    † Atheists are angry, drug additcted and committ the most crime.
    † Atheist try to convert people over internet because they feel "safer" behind closet.
    † Atheists do not really exist, they just pretend that they don't believe in God and argue with religious people.
    † Atheists have had terrible life experience, bad childhood and not being loved.
    † Most Atheists are uneducated... No Atheists could run for presidency.
    † Atheism brought upon the French Revolution, one of the most evil events of all of history.
    † Atheism cannot explain the origins of the universe, therefore God exists.
    † All atheists believe in evolution, which means they don't believe in morality and think we should all act like animals.
    † The Bible says atheism is wrong, and the Bible is always right (see: Genesis 1:1, Psalms 14:1, Psalms 19:1, Romans 1:19-20)
    † Countries where Atheism is prevalent has the highest Suicide rate & Communist countries = Atheism!
    **Only 2-3% of the U.S. are Atheists/Agnostics VS. over 90% who believe in God (80% Christians) in the U.S.**

    † † Our Prayers goes to Atheists to be mentally healthy and seek their creator † †

    ATHEISTS WILL BURN IN HELLFIRE AND BRIMSTONE WHERE THEY BELONG AND THEY ALL DESERVE IT

    April 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz huh? Did some idiot speak? Oh, you again? You're an illiterate dolt. Go blow.

      April 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
    • Elisa

      Seriously WWJD? You're disgracing the sane theists out there.

      May 1, 2012 at 12:25 am |
    • I LOVE TOILET PAPER

      No such thing as a sane theist. Sorry.

      May 1, 2012 at 6:11 am |
    • YeahRight

      Atheism is a religion that makes you stupid, ignorant & blind. -LIE
      Atheism is a disease that needs to be treated. -LIE
      Atheism makes you post stupid things (90% of silly comments here on CNN blogs are posted by closet Atheists) -LIE
      Atheist are satanic and have gothic lifestyle. -LIE
      Atheists causes problem in our religious society. -LIE
      Atheists are mentally ill, that's why they have no faith. -LIE
      Atheism won't take you to kingdom of heaven and paradise. -LIE
      Atheism making you agree with Stalin, Hitler (Denied his faith later), Mao, Pol Pot & other terrible mass murder leaders. -LIE
      No traditional family lifestyle, no holidays, no culture, boring and feeling 'outsider'-LIE
      Atheists are angry, drug additcted and committ the most crime. -LIE
      Atheist try to convert people over internet because they feel "safer" behind closet. -LIE
      Atheists do not really exist, they just pretend that they don't believe in God and argue with religious people. -LIE
      Atheists have had terrible life experience, bad childhood and not being loved. -LIE
      Most Atheists are uneducated... No Atheists could run for presidency. -LIE
      Atheism brought upon the French Revolution, one of the most evil events of all of history. -LIE
      Atheism cannot explain the origins of the universe, therefore God exists. -LIE
      All atheists believe in evolution, which means they don't believe in morality and think we should all act like animals. -LIE
      The Bible says atheism is wrong, and the Bible is always right (see: Genesis 1:1, Psalms 14:1, Psalms 19:1, Romans 1:19-20) -LIE
      Countries where Atheism is prevalent has the highest Suicide rate & Communist countries = Atheism! -LIE

      It’s hysterical that Christians can’t even follow their own rule book. Lying is a sin and one of the Ten Commandments and this moron can’t even get that part right. LMAO!

      May 1, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • sam stone

      still dreaming of eternity on your knees, slurping up that jesus goo?

      May 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  13. I LOVE TOILET PAPER

    The bible belongs in basements, far from the public eye.

    April 30, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
  14. northern light

    One would have to be in a bar and had several drinks before you could get your head around belief in the sky daddy.
    After six beers anything can make sense.

    April 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
    • b4bigbang

      Maybe u been smoking some northern light?

      May 1, 2012 at 1:49 am |
  15. Rundvelt

    Why the heck not? Jesus encourages excess drinking.

    April 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  16. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    April 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Howdy Prayer Troll!

      I guess the rumours of your death were exagerated?

      April 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
    • Jesus

      Prayer doesn’t not; you are such 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 30, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  17. William Demuth

    Churches must hunt the vulnerable.

    They can't bring down healthy members of the herd, so they frequent those areas where they hope to find weakened victims.

    Prisons or places with captive victims, homes for abused kids, hospitals for the mentally damaged or similar are their usual hunting grounds.

    April 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • Jeanine

      Yes.

      April 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Do you come here often?

      Wanna help me increase the Atheist population? 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • hank

      Bar-goers are "weakened victims?"

      April 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • Jeanine

      Thanks, WD, but I've got whatever resembles a headache just long enough to get me out of that joke... 😀

      April 30, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • sam stone

      Not to mention inroads into desperately poor third world countries

      May 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  18. jimtanker

    You'd have to get me drunk to get me into a church on a Sunday morning. Sunday mornings are for recovering from hangovers.

    April 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  19. Al

    Drunk Monkey? I guess they are finally accepting evolution.

    April 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  20. Foster Brooks

    I find God to be far more believable when I am thoroughly plastered. Similarly, I find the woman I just met to be amazingly beautiful.

    The cold light of morning is hell on both concepts, though.

    April 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
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