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Why is obscure Bible verse from Exodus trending on Twitter?
Rapper Pusha T, far left, has a song out that takes its name from a verse in Exodus.
May 24th, 2012
12:21 PM ET

Why is obscure Bible verse from Exodus trending on Twitter?

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) - It’s not every day a Bible verse lights up social media, but a relatively obscure verse from the Hebrew Bible - what Christians call the Old Testament - was trending on Twitter worldwide Thursday.

The verse, Exodus 23:1, offers this admonition: “You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with the wicked to act as a malicious witness.” (New Revised Standard Version)

It comes in a section following Moses’ bringing the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai. "Exodus 23:1" also is the title of a new song from rapper Pusha T, which may explain why it’s trending.

In the song, Pusha T aims verbal barbs at someone who he says wronged him. Hip-hop websites have speculated that that someone is fellow rapper Drake.

“Beef is best served like steak/well done/get a gun in your face,” Pusha T raps in the song, which makes no mention of the Bible verse but which certainly channels its spirit.

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And the rapper cited the verse Thursday when he tweeted: "Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness." That’s the New Living Translation of Exodus 23:1.

The Book of Exodus tells the story of the Israelites fleeing from bondage in Egypt, wandering in the desert in the years before they reach Israel. Exodus 23:1 comes not long after the story of God’s parting of the Red Sea so that the Israelites could escape, a tale that established Moses as a hero.

After Moses returns from Sinai and delivers the Ten Commandments, he goes on to explain God’s laws in greater detail. The laws dictate how the Israelites are to function as a society, regarding everything from property rights to the conduct of annual festivals.

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“This verse is understood by the rabbis to mean two separate things,” Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld from Ohev Sholom, the National Synagogue in Washington, wrote in an e-mail to CNN, referring to Exodus 23:1.

“The great medieval commentator Rashi understands the first half of the verse to mean: ‘Don't accept a false report or malicious rumors about someone,’ ” the scholar said. “Other commentators say the first part of the verse means don't spread false rumors.

“The second part of the verse has a slightly different meaning. It means: ‘Don't convince another person to join with you and offer false testimony,’” Herzfeld wrote, noting that Jewish law requires two witnesses for testimony to be heard.

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O. Wesley Allen Jr., an associate professor of homiletics and worship at Kentucky's Lexington Theological Seminary, said that Exodus 23:1 is among several verses in which “God dictates to Moses instructions that in different ways unpack and expand upon elements of the (Ten Commandments).”

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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  1. galaxy101

    The rapper was whatting on what ???

    Tweeting is sumpin you do on Twitter... Sheeting is something you do on ______.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  2. JesusWasAFake

    Who cares what the bible says... it's a book about an evil GOD... it's all fiction

    May 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • galaxy101

      WonkoThe MagicElf was the original 😉

      May 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      That is not my experience with God nor the Bible. If you adhere to the rationalist philosophies posted here then please stop posting your opinion as fact

      May 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Fake, as you whine and wrant as the unrighteous heathen who wants life to go his way and only his way at everyone's expense as he denies right from wrong behaviors in life ... so he can stay unaccountable for his thoughts, words, deeds.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • Larry L

      Bill – like you he is free to express his viewpoints as "facts". It's far easier to look at the Christian god as evil than otherwise. By your own doctrine – those who don't accept him as their lord and savior will be condemned to an eternity of damnation. That's like a Jr. High kid hitting ants that dare to come near him with a hammer. The same religion prompted the Crusades, the Inquisition and the Salem Witch trials. No... "evil" is an appropriate term.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
    • HeavenSent's Cats

      Please feeeeeeeeed us there are 95 of us and it takes all day

      May 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Cat is miffed that Christians know that heathens are blinded by their sins that they refuse to relinquish. LOL.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • Anan

      1) I believe Jesus exists within all of us, but we often choose not to let him in;
      2) To me Jesus is Love and more than that word encompasses, completely, inexplicably.
      3) He never ever lets me down, even when he should.
      4) Jesus gives me freedom, mercy, compassion, and forgiveness.
      5) If you decide not to believe, OWN that choice. Don't hide behind the sect you are a part of with broad general statements that allow an easy way out with no ownership of an opinion.

      May 25, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  3. Sam Yaza

    no snitching great now God allows gangs to go unchecked when they spreed fear and suffering

    May 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  4. Congregation for The Doctrine of Deceit

    yea nice hero. the murderer Moses returns to Egypt, convinces his tribe to murder and rob the local townies as they ran off to the desert where he collected all the gold to make "religious "artifacts.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Too funny. Heathens are miffed when heathens get what they dished out.

      May 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
  5. Peggy Munro

    It is good that the Bible is a topic of interest.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Bob

      Well, Peggy, the bible does belong in the horror section of a bookstore, with nasty Christian god per the bible making horrid demands like the following ones and similar horrors throughout that evil book. Gore sells.

      Numbers 31:17-18
      17 Now kiII all the boys. And kiII every woman who has slept with a man,
      18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

      Deuteronomy 13:6 – “If your brother, your mother’s son or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul entice you secretly, saying, let us go and serve other gods … you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death”

      Note that the bible is also very clear that you should sacrifice and burn an animal today because the smell makes sicko Christian sky fairy happy. No, you don't get to use the parts for food. You burn them, a complete waste of the poor animal.

      Yes, the bible really says that, everyone. Yes, it's in Leviticus, look it up. Yes, Jesus purportedly said that the OT commands still apply. No exceptions. But even if you think the OT was god's mistaken first go around, you have to ask why a perfect, loving enti-ty would ever put such horrid instructions in there. If you think rationally at all, that is.

      And then, if you disagree with my interpretation, ask yourself how it is that your "god" couldn't come up with a better way to communicate than a book that is so readily subject to so many interpretations and to being taken "out of context", and has so many mistakes in it. Pretty pathetic god that you've made for yourself.

      So get out your sacrificial knife or your nasty sky creature will torture you eternally. Or just take a closer look at your foolish supersti-tions, understand that they are just silly, and toss them into the dustbin with all the rest of the gods that man has created.

      Ask the questions. Break the chains. Join the movement. Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
      http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

      May 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
    • James

      You sure sound like a fun guy, Bob.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
    • Sil

      The bible is not the point of interest child, he's just using it for fame how can the verse have any meaning at in the same song he talks about putting a gun to his face,Really? How sad.. That's why this world is going to hell

      May 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • Dorkus

      Bob, you are right on target. Keep up the good work, together we can expose those sanctimonious twits for what they are, i.e. frauds.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      What else is new? The disobedient heathens whine about the passages in the Bible that describes their bad behaviors. LOL

      May 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Atheist Hunter

      Bob....Foolish talking clay.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  6. Scott

    I love Moses. He’s my favorite bible hero. He truly shows god’s love. He ordered the slaughter of prisoners of war, their wives, their sons and the rpae of their virgin daughters

    And Moses said unto them “Have ye saved all the women alive?... Now therefore Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known a man by lying with him, but all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves” Num 31:1-2, 9-11, 14-18

    May 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
    • Bob

      Good point, Scott. One of the many exhibits of how nasty Christian god and the bible "heroes" would be, had any of them existed as described.

      Ask the questions. Break the chains. Join the movement. Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
      http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

      May 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Moses didn't make it to the promise land. And, you?

      May 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  7. bob

    in other words, jesus was against "dont be a snitch" because not telling is also bearing false witness.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • Congregation for The Doctrine of Deceit

      the doctrine was set long before Jesus.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  8. Tom Ledbetter

    Does CNN not have anything better to report on than this garbage? Seriously...

    May 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • Gesus

      Not that looks like a nice group of young men. College educated, they do good work for the community, respectful (since they are quoting the Bible), someone you would want your daughter to bring home........or maybe not.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  9. Dan

    When did "Thou shalt not bare false witness" has become "obscure."

    May 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • joe schmo

      It became obscure as an excuse to do it.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • TheMovieFan

      bare?

      May 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
    • Saumel

      Came here to say that too.. Ok, it's only ONE of the Ten Commandments. It's literally a top 10 most important line of the old testament!

      May 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  10. mike

    please i sincerely beg, this religion stuff has to go for the betterment of the world..please stop following, look in the mirror, and realize we don't have this life all fugured out

    May 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      I looked in the mirror. I realized I didn't have life all figured out. I looked at Jesus. I realized he did.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  11. FlyingSpaghettiMonster

    There is no truth, only perception – Solipsist credo.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • If Nabateans had Gods ... their Gods would be blocks of stone

      It's in there. Pregoist Credo

      May 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • FlyingSpaghettiMonster

      Ciao!

      May 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • ba

      Flying Spaghetti Monster – how do you know the quote you posted is true?

      May 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • JesusWasAFake

      @ba , because he has faith in it, same faith as believers in all kinds of versions of Gods and their holy scripture..

      May 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  12. Rob

    I can't believe that in 2012 ANYBODY still quotes the bible for ANYTHING. The bible is not the word of god. It is the word of a bunch of lunatics from 2000 years ago.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • If Nabateans had Gods ... their Gods would be blocks of stone

      Ever heard, "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”
      Is it wise? Even if it is old?

      May 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Another whinny non-believer that refuses to give up his sinful nature while he decides to follow satan's lies to get his rewards at all times in this life, and, cares less about his soul, refusing to acknowledge he even has a soul.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
    • EatYouAlive

      HeavenSent

      Cite proof of a soul or stfu.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • HeavenSent's Cats

      You have not finished feeding all 95 of us...stop posting and feeeeeeeeed us

      May 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      HeavenSent really seems to be getting a kick out of using her new favorite word "heathen".

      May 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Oh, boo hoo, the same non-believer using multiple handles to what? Spew lies. LOL.

      May 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      HawaiiGuest, make up your mind. First, you whine about my posting Jesus' truth and not voicing my opinion. Now, you're whining about His word of Heathen. Ok, Ok, I'll go back to calling you fools.

      May 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      Did I whine? I see you using certain words very often, then stop and use another. I make a comment about that and all of a sudden I'm whining. You really have a persecution complex don't you HeavenSent.

      May 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      HawaiiG, did anyone ever tell you that everything you were taught is wrong? Consider yourself being told.

      May 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      Did anyone ever tell you that you can't even stick to one topic like an adult?

      May 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      OK, H-guest, the room is cleared. I'll give your writing a serious look.

      May 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  13. FlyingSpaghettiMonster

    Is that what you call hip-hocrisy? Hip-hop-ocrisy? Hop-hipocrisy?

    May 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • BRC

      Not fair, why's he get all the easy ones?

      May 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  14. Arran Webb

    Because bankers are exploiting the system and healthcare costs too much.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  15. Jon

    1 Thou shalt not raise a afalse report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. http://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/ex/23?lang=eng

    May 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  16. Deez

    If religions wouldn't hurt others for being different (gay, a woman, or a different religion), then atheists wouldn't have anything to complain about. But until that day...

    May 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
    • If Nabateans had Gods ... their Gods would be blocks of stone

      I have faith that many atheists will still find something to complain about. After all, they are only human.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Spoken like a well without water, spiritually dead non-believer as they live their lives as a crap shoot whether to do right vs wrong ... whichever way the wind is blowing.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • Rynomite

      "spiritually dead non-believer as they live their lives as a crap shoot whether to do right vs wrong"

      Right and Wrong has nothing to do with Religion. In fact, Religious people are more likely to do wrong because they believe they can repent on their death bed and get a get out of jail free card from jebus.

      Consider: Of the top 50 safest cities in the world, nearly all are in relatively non-religious countries.

      Within the United States, we see the same pattern. The states with the highest murder rates for example tend to be the highly religious, such as Louisiana and Alabama, but the states with the lowest murder rates tend to be the among the least religious in the country, such as Vermont and Oregon.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • EatYouAlive

      HeavenSent, we are humans with morals and love in our hearts to do with as we want. We need not be commanded to do good works, we do them because we are human. Your ignorance is sad.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Rynomite, so you whine about Christians that care about everyone's souls. Boo, hoo.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • starman

      "Rynomite" Don't forget that the US atheist population is in the 20% range and makes up .2% of the prison population.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      EatYouAlive, we are humans that God created to love and follow His truth so our spirits flourish while on earth, as it is in Heaven, to dwell with Him for eternity. Not whine and complain about His truth because satan lies to you by stroking your ego.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      Yeah because no atheist ever hurt any one and never would

      May 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • Rynomite

      @HeavenSent – I don't whine about Christians caring about anyone's soul. They are quite welcome to do that. I only whine when they want to force something on others based on mythology.

      @Bill Deacon – There are good and bad athiests just as there are good and bad religious. Athiests don't think Jesus gives us a get out of jail free card for commiting crimes though. We don't muck up our current lives because we know they are all we get. When you think you go to some fairyland after death, you have a tendancy not to value life as much.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • EatYouAlive

      HeavenSent

      You seem to cry out for answers. The truth is there are no answers. Life life and be happy. 🙂

      May 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • Bill Deacon

      Rynomite. Funny that you think a group of people who you claim don't value life are consistently pro-life. We'll set that one aside for now though. My comment was simply to illustrate that religious people are not the only ones who hurt others

      May 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      @Bill

      Actually they are mostly anti-abortion, not pro-life, because many still support the death penalty and our involvement in the middle east. I'm not saying all, but your statement about consistently "pro-life" is incorrect.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • AthiestsWillOneDayRuleTheWorld

      HeavenSent, you people aren't happy unless you're "saving" somebody's soul. Why don't you just worry about yourselves and leave everybody else alone to believe what they want. You people are always preaching. We're right, you're wrong, blah blah. Just stay on your side of the fence and STFU.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Rynomite, you're too easy (LOL). You tipped your hand when you typed in Jebus.

      May 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      AthiestsWillOneDayRuleTheWorld, you don't get it so let me write this very slowly. You loose. No eternity for you for loving and following satan's lies.

      May 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Rynomite, could it be that Vermont and Oregon have plenty of woods to bury their kill?

      May 24, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
    • Goddog

      Heaven, hear this a lot from the believers. Is that what you really think Atheists do? You think they pick and choose what is good and bad from one moment to the next? Or is it that you don't understand how Atheist can even know what is good or bad without a god telling them? Well, I can tell you that I would have the same morals even if there was a god. The question is, if you were to realize that there probably are no gods, would you still behave in a good way? What makes you think that you are better off for having to be told what is good, while so many can figure it out themselves? Think about it; If Atheists were as immoral as you believe, they would have burned down every church long ago. You may be affraid to step down from your pedestal... You don't have to. Why not take a step up and joing the reasononable and rational... Namaste.

      May 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      *
      GOD:

      I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

      Revelation 22:13

      HUMANS:

      (For we [are but of] yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth [are] a shadow:)

      Job 8:9

      Amen.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
    • Anan

      @Eat you alive

      Saying and doing are such vastly different concepts. Saying someone is moral (including the self) is far, far, too easy.

      Putting morals ino action is a bit more difficult.

      Have you witnessed any of the following? These are just a few but considering the atmosphere we are in, completely relative.

      1) Human decency towards your fellow man even if their opinion doesn't coincide with yours
      2) Rather than stepping on someone or pushing him/her down with words, how about offering a hand
      3) Rather than begin with a negative connotation the benefit of the doubt is given.
      4) Kindness to a stranger
      5) Respect or civility within a debate

      May 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  17. Bill

    Never seen such a group of geniuses in my life !!

    May 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  18. scholar

    Since the verse is from Exodus in the Hebrew Torah, it would be nice to have an accurate photo instead of a photo of a bible with a cross on the front, which is not on the Hebrew Bible, only on Christian Bibles.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
    • CA Wise

      I can tell you've never opened a Bible. The first five books are the books of Moses including Exodus. So much for your name. LOL

      May 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Oh, Christians that read both the old and new testaments and apply Jesus' truth to our lives.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • rcurtiss@pacbell.net

      Right on!

      May 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • The Truth

      The book of Exodus is in the Christian Bibles, so the photo is 100% accurate. Is this a bad time to mention multiple religions share the same beliefs and texts? A photo of any of those books containing Exodus would be acceptable.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
    • Da King

      SCOLAR, Christians believe in the old and new Testament. Just because you do not believe in Jesus that does not mean he did not die for you.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • Goddog

      Scholar makes a good point. Why is the assumption made that the person(s) using it have Christianity in mind and not Judaism? With no other refferece but the quote, why the assumption?

      May 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  19. Caliban

    "Why are atheists so nasty?", well if we ignore the blanket statement some of us are so very tired of hearing about gods. Every where I turn god this god that, if you all would just keep your faith to yourselves there wouldn't be a problem. But no, most of you showcase your faith by wearing some silly piece of clothing or personal adornment that denotes your faith, and since you all believe your god is the one true god it causes friction with other faiths that also think their god is the one true god (hmm notice a pattern). How many people have died because of gods from the days of human sacrifice to now? If we could know the number it would make you feel ashamed to be apart of the human race. You are either all right or all wrong, the logic screams at you but you ignore it because ignorance is bliss. On day humans may be free (just like those are completely free from following Zeus or Ra) but for now we have to put up with all the fanatics fighting each other.

    May 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • If Nabateans had Gods ... their Gods would be blocks of stone

      Yeah...one day we can get back to killing for reasonable things like food, $ex and land.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
    • Brandon Brown

      It would be hatred to believe someone is going to hell and not tell them how to save themselves. Whether you believe what they have to say or not. At least realize they are acting out of love.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Even fake gods and religions teach 95% of Jesus' truth. Non-believers learn the basics of Jesus' truth and deny Him and refuse to do what is righteous for all involved as they follow satan's lies because he strokes their egos. Sin of pride blinds all of you.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • kenny

      couldn't have said it better... i don't wanna hear about anyone else's fairy tales that they think are real... unless you got rock solid proof. So if your fairy tale says the world is 6k years old and i say no its 4+ billion, I'M RIGHT and YOU'RE a friggin IDIOT...

      May 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • Brandon Brown

      Some Christians think the Earth is 4 billion years old. The qualifications for being a Christian aren't believing in a young Earth, but believing that Jesus is God.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • Jacques Strappe, World Famous French Ball Juggler

      Saying "real god" would be an oxymoron.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • If Nabateans had Gods ... their Gods would be blocks of stone

      @Kenny- "So if your fairy tale says the world is 6k years old.."

      It doesn't really. If you can reference a verse I would be impressed.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      kenny, read the Bible for yourself instead of relying on other fools who hate Jesus' truth. When Christians discuss this earth age (2nd) is when the figures 6,000-14,000 years comes up. You non-believers haven't a clue how to cross reference Jesus' truth (the Bible) to learn that there was the first earth age that God destroyed and a third earth age to come when Jesus comes back.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      @HeavenSent

      It's impossible for me to hate something that I don't even believe exists.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Yes, Guest, that's why you post your baloney all the time on this blog, because it's all about you, you, you. Sin of pride that devil weaves to stroke your ego.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      @HeavenSent

      What baloney do I post? I can back up everything that I say with logic or evidence, while you make wild and random assertions with absolutely nothing to back it up. Your ego is the one that your trying to stroke, and it's pretty obvious as well.

      May 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      H-guest, man made logic, not Jesus' wisdom. Man's logic washes away, whereas, Jesus' truth stands for eternity.

      May 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      Jesus' wisdom? That's a laugh. Most of the actually good things attributed to jesus weren't even original and can be traced back far before he was supposedly around. But then again that's a fact, and your probably going to ignore it. Willful ignorance seems to be a stong suit of yours.

      May 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      H-guest, you need to learn who Cain was (seed of satan) and his offsprings, the Kenites ... who control the world media.

      May 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  20. Reasonably

    Why are we extolling a rapper who happens to quote the bible, but with a bent towards: "if you lie about me I'm gonna eff you up!" ??

    May 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • Rbnlegnd101

      It's ok, his threat of violence is based on the bible. It's ok, if it's in the bible.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • esmiranda

      I noticed the use of bible verses, and talk of "a gun in your face." Interesting dichotomy.

      May 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
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