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My last conversation with Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury grew old but he never grew up. The late author radiated joy.
June 6th, 2012
05:54 PM ET

My last conversation with Ray Bradbury

By John Blake, CNN

The voice on the other line was slurred and halting.  My childhood hero, I realized, was nearing the end of his life.

“Hello, Mr. Bradbury,” I shouted into the phone, so loud that one of my colleagues sitting nearby raised his eyebrows.

The call was supposed to be professional. I had called Ray Bradbury’s daughter to tell her that I wanted to write about a different side of her father: What did this science fiction giant think about God and the afterlife?

But that request was a smokescreen. I just needed an excuse to talk to the man whose books and stories had enriched my childhood. Would he be as fun to talk to as he is to read, I wondered?

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He was better than I imagined. In more than 20 years of journalism, I have never encountered anyone quite like him.

Bradbury, who died at 91 Tuesday night, is already earning plenty of tributes. The author of classics such as “Fahrenheit 451” and “The Martian Chronicles” was one of the last living links to an era in early 20th century America in which children got lost in stargazing or pulp magazines like “Weird Tales” instead of video games.

There was something magical about Bradbury that went beyond his stories. Talking to him was like taking a Happy Pill. I had a loopy smile on my face hours after talking to him. I felt as if I had hitched a ride on a red balloon floating to the stars.

Part of it was his joy and spontaneity – he overflowed with both. It seemed to give him courage in his art and his life.

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“I don’t think about what I do. I do it,” he told me. “That’s Buddhism. I jump off the cliff and build my wings on the way down.”

Then there was his boyish wonder. He sounded like a kid eating chocolate ice cream for the first time. He even lived like a boy until the very end, surrounding himself with stuffed dinosaurs and tin robots in a Los Angeles home painted dandelion yellow in honor of his favorite book, “Dandelion Wine.”

Most of us can relate to the effect children have on adults. Even the grumpiest expressions on adult’s faces evaporate when they see a child giggling and playing. It doesn’t matter if they know the child or not.

Talking to Bradbury made you smile. We only talked about 30 minutes because his stamina wouldn’t allow more. There was no guile or calculation in anything he said; he just felt it - and expressed it.

Here was a man who, upon meeting Walt Disney, said, “Mr. Disney, my name is Ray Bradbury and I love you.” Here was a man who was married 56 years to his muse and late wife, Maggie. Here was a man who loved to eat, laugh and sometimes open his books at night and cry out thanks to God because he was so grateful for his career.

I wanted to tell Bradbury how “The Martian Chronicles” had inspired me when I was in high school. I used to write wooden sci-fi stories and force my pouting younger brother to read them.

I never worked up the courage to tell him that, though. I suspect he heard plenty of tributes like that over the years.

But maybe the best tribute that can be paid to anyone is the reaction I had when I learned he had died. I didn’t feel sad. I smiled and thought, what a wonderful life.

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Bradbury never stopped stargazing. Near the end of our conversation, he told me that mankind would eventually have to follow his example. We would have to explore the stars because the sun would flame out.

“We must move into the universe. Mankind must save itself,” he said. “We must become astronauts and go out into the universe and discover the god in ourselves.”

I like to think Bradbury is now taking that journey. Liberated from his body, I can imagine his wide-eyed wonder as he hurtles past stars, comets and all the alien worlds he wrote about.

Somehow I think the man who jumped off cliffs and built wings on the way down is still soaring.

- CNN Writer

Filed under: Belief • Books • Culture & Science • Faith • God

soundoff (147 Responses)
  1. Kindness

    For you.
    A thought to consider without a typical ego response

    Accept Jesus christ as your lord and saviour. You never know how soon is too late. Transcend the worldly illusion of enslavement.
    The world denounces truth....

    Accepting Jesus Christ (for me) resulted in something like seeng a new colour. You will see it .....but will not be able to clearly explain it to anyone else..... Its meant to be that way to transend any selfism within you.

    Also... much the world arranges "surrounding dark matter into something to be debated" in such a way that protects/inflates the ego.

    The key is be present and transcend our own desire to physically see evidence. We don't know anyways by defending our own perception of dark matter.

    Currently.... most of us are constructing our own path that suits our sin lifestyle. Were all sinners. Knowing that we are is often an issue. But both christians and non are sinners.

    We don't like to Let go and let god. We want control to some degree. This is what Jesus asks us to do. "Follow me".
    It's the hardest thing to do... but is done by letting the truth of scripture lead you (redemptive revelation)... as I said .

    Try reading corinthians and see if it makes sense to you. Try it without a pre conceived notion of it being a fairy tale.
    See the truth...
    do we do what it says in todays society... is it relevant... so many have not recently read and only hinge their philosophy on what they have heard from som other person...which may have been full of arogance pride or vanity..

    Look closely at the economy ponzi, look at how society idolizes Lust , greed , envy, sloth, pride of life, desire for knowledge, desire for power, desire for revencge,gluttony with food etc .

    Trancsend the temporal world.

    Just think if you can find any truth you can take with you ....in any of these things. When you die your riches go to someone who will spend away your life..... You will be forgotten.... history will repeat iteslf.... the greatest minds knowledge fade or are eventually plagerzed..... your good deeds will be forgotten and only give you a fleeting temporary reward . your learned teachings are forgotten or mutated..... your gold is transfered back to the rullers that rule you through deception. Your grave will grow over . This is truth .

    Trancsend your egoism and free yourself from this dominion of satan. Understand you are a sinner and part of the collective problem of this worldly matrix... Repent.... Repent means knowing (to change) The Holy spirit (within) will convict you beyond what you think you can do by yourself. Grace is given to those who renounce the world. That are" in" the world but not "of " the world.

    Evidence follows faith. Faith does not follow evidence..... Faith above reason in Jesus Christ.

    Faith comes by Reading or Hearing the word of god from the bible . Ask Jesus in faith for dicernment and start reading the new testament... You will be shocked when you lay down your preconceived notions and ....see and hear truth ... see how christ sets an example ... feel the truth....

    Read Ecclesiastes. Read corinthians.

    You cant trancend your own egoism by adapting a world philosophy to suit your needs. Seek the truth in Christ.

    Sell all your cleverness and purchase true bewilderment. You don't get what you want ....you get what you are in christ.

    I promise this has been the truth for me. In Jesus christ .

    Think of what you really have to lose. ...your ego?

    Break the Matrix of illusion that holds your senses captive.

    once you do . you too will have the wisdom of God that comes only through the Holy Spirit. Saved By grace through Faith. Just like seeing a new colour.... can't explain it to a transient caught in the matrix of worldly deception.
    You will also see how the world suppresses this information and distorts it

    You're all smart people . I tell the truth. Its hard to think out of the box when earthly thinking is the box.
    I'ts a personal free experience you can do it free anytime . Don't wait till you are about to die.. START PUTTING YOUR TREASURES WHERE THEY REALLY MATTER >
    Its awsome and It's just between you and Jesus

    my testimony

    June 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • Skrill

      Oh stop with the scriptures/sermons claptrap please. This is close to spam at such a length. Go to 'proselytizers are us' forum... you might get some appreciation for this kind of nonsense there.

      June 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  2. The Dog Delusion

    A beautiful mind. A shame that tub of lard, Moore ripped off Bradbury for that worthless propaganda movie.

    June 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  3. Woody

    "I like to think Bradbury is now taking that journey. Liberated from his body, I can imagine his wide-eyed wonder as he hurtles past stars, comets and all the alien worlds he wrote about."

    If he's been liberated from his body, he's unlikely to be "wide-eyed", being he doesn't have eyes (part of the body). He also would not have a brain (part of the body) to convert the sensory input of the now non existent eyes into vision. Nah, he's just dead, non existent, just as he was before conception. Nice feel-good sentiment, though.

    June 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      The "human psyche" is translucently arboreal. We see as in our sights' eyes yet we dream without eyesight. Daydreamers are the ones who ascribe our civilization to venture forth into and upon the issues for and of lividness for living. Ray Bradbury was such a daydreamer and I will miss his perceptions of life. May his psyche go ever on until God gives him a place to live deeply within the microcosm of spatialness where all celestial life goes after death beckons them to return to their atomic roots. God bless Mr Bradbury!

      June 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  4. A Serpent's Thought

    Is God plausibly real? I shall not speak about biblical terminologies and do not need to be reminded about manuscripted religious flaws. God is to me, beyond any mere human mortals' book-knowledge and God is found far away from "digitalized algebraic numeralities"! God creatively evolved us out of and from the very first single-celled creation thru His doing and slowly thru time did creatively evolve us into being what we now today are, which is human beings.

    Is not this one Cosmos of which our universe is held in going thru its' own evolution of pre-determinations, yet viewed by most of us as randomized motion? That said then, could there honestly be a Creator of any Cosmological quagmire wherein;- a singular Cosmos is made up of many innumerable clusters of universes being randomly set in semi-intellectual motions each according to their own universally calculative vibrations?

    Our universal breech in the vastness of just one universe in a singular Cosmos is said to be 13 or so billions of years old as science so reveals. Are we in this universe of ours living just upon the outermost fringes of a single Cosmos where our universe was born first, or was our universe born last in the creations regarding a simplified Cosmos of multi-universes? Maybe our universe was born in the middle of the grand Cosmos of all celestial universes. Your guess is as good as mine!

    Could this universe we find ourselves being in and living upon a planet that is just at the right distances from a star for our inhabited planet to be biospherically sound for the harborage of sanctioned life? Ergo, was God not the designer/creator or author of our planet's creatively evolved life tree of biology eventually culminating with life forms called mankind?

    Creations are always evolving. Sometimes slowly and sometimes even slower. Our Cosmos is creatively evolving and morphing itself but we will never know what the Cosmos will become even if we were here trillions of years from now. The rate of our Cosmos creatively evolving is so very slow when compared to our body's creatively comstrained, cellularized morphology from conception to birth and finally to adulthood.

    June 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  5. illusive

    Thank you Mr. Bradbury,
    Your life and books are, and will always be, an inspiration to us all, i would not be surprised if monuments were raised in your name. You will be sorely missed, Rest in Peace

    June 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  6. Lucifer's Evil Twin

    One of the last of the grandmasters of the golden age of SciFi is gone. He was never as great as Heinlein or Asimov, but he was still a wizard. However, after reading this article, I also had no idea Bradbury was such a whack job.

    June 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  7. Russ

    Such a tragic line ("jumping off a cliff & building wings on the way down"). That's not flying; it's simply falling.
    Reminds me of this youtube classic...

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs&w=640&h=360]

    June 7, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • illusive

      What an inspirational video, the little kiwi built his dream with it's own strength, blood sweat and tears. We should all be this driven to "fly"

      June 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
    • Russ

      @ Illusive: did you hear the thud at the end? the Kiwi jumps to his death.
      again, that's not flying – that's falling.

      June 7, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  8. Kristi G

    For warmly secret summer nights
    For cotton candy rocket flights
    For softly golden Martian lights
    I cry farewell
    On the day it rained forever

    For wonderful ice cream colored joys
    For sacred chocolate and tattooed poise
    For fire and ice and marvelous toys
    I cry farewell
    On the day it rained forever

    For gently drunken Irish prose
    For anthems sung on country roads
    For secret smiles amidst our woes
    I cry farewell
    On the day it rained forever

    Goodbye my friend, Godspeed your flight
    To Venus, to Mars, to endless delight
    All joy to you, may your path be bright
    I cry farewell
    On the day it rained forever

    June 7, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  9. Kristi G

    For warmly secret summer nights
    For cotton candy rocket flights
    For softly golden Martian lights
    I cry farewell
    On the day it rained forever.

    For wonderful ice cream colored joys
    For sacred chocolate and tattooed poise
    For fire and ice and marvelous toys
    I cry farewell
    On the day it rained forever

    For gently drunken Irish prose
    For anthems sung on country roads
    For secret smiles amidst our woes
    I cry farewell
    On the day it rained forever

    Goodbye my friend, Godspeed your flight
    To Venus, to Mars, to endless delight
    All joy to you, may your path be bright
    I cry farewell
    On the day it rained forever

    June 7, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  10. Kindness

    Kindness
    For you.
    A thought to consider without a typical ego response

    Accept Jesus christ as your lord and saviour. You never know how soon is too late. Transcend the worldly illusion of enslavement.
    The world denounces truth....

    Accepting Jesus Christ (for me) resulted in something like seeng a new colour. You will see it .....but will not be able to clearly explain it to anyone else..... Its meant to be that way to transend any selfism within you.

    Also... much the world arranges "surrounding dark matter into something to be debated" in such a way that protects/inflates the ego.

    The key is be present and transcend our own desire to physically see evidence. We don't know anyways by defending our own perception of dark matter.

    Currently.... most of us are constructing our own path that suits our sin lifestyle. Were all sinners. Knowing that we are is often an issue. But both christians and non are sinners.

    We don't like to Let go and let god. We want control to some degree. This is what Jesus asks us to do. "Let go and let god".
    It's the hardest thing to do... but is done by letting the truth of scripture lead you (redemptive revelation)... as I said .

    Try reading corinthians and see if it makes sense to you. Try it without a pre conceived notion of it being a fairy tale.
    See the truth...
    do we do what it says in todays society... is it relevant... so many have not recently read and only hinge their philosophy on what they have heard from som other person...which may have been full of arogance pride or vanity..

    Look closely at the economy ponzi, look at how society idolizes Lust , greed , envy, sloth, pride of life, desire for knowledge, desire for power, desire for revencge,gluttony with food etc .

    Trancsend the temporal world.

    Just think if you can find any truth you can take with you ....in any of these things. When you die your riches go to someone who will spend away your life..... You will be forgotten.... history will repeat iteslf.... the greatest minds knowledge fade or are eventually plagerzed..... your good deeds will be forgotten and only give you a fleeting temporary reward . your learned teachings are forgotten or mutated..... your gold is transfered back to the rullers that rule you through deception. Your grave will grow over . This is truth .

    Trancsend your egoism and free yourself from this dominion of satan. Understand you are a sinner and part of the collective problem of this worldly matrix... Repent.... Repent means knowing

    Evidence follows faith. Faith does not follow evidence..... Faith above reason in Jesus Christ.

    Faith comes by Reading or Hearing the word of god from the bible . Ask Jesus in faith for dicernment and start reading the new testament... You will be shocked when you lay down your preconceived notions and ....see and hear truth ... see how christ sets an example ... feel the truth....

    Read Ecclesiastes. Read corinthians.

    You cant trancend your own egoism by adapting a world philosophy to suit your needs. Seek the truth in Christ.

    Sell all your cleverness and purchase true bewilderment. You don't get what you want ....you get what you are in christ.

    I promise this has been the truth for me. In Jesus christ .

    Think of what you really have to lose. ...your ego?

    Break the Matrix of illusion that holds your senses captive.

    once you do . you too will have the wisdom of God that comes only through the Holy Spirit. Saved By grace through Faith. Just like seeing a new colour.... can't explain it to a transient caught in the matrix of worldly deception.
    You will also see how the world suppresses this information and distorts it

    You're all smart people . I tell the truth. Its hard to think out of the box when earthly thinking is the box.
    I'ts a personal free experience you can do it free anytime . Don't wait till you are about to die.. START PUTTING YOUR TREASURES WHERE THEY REALLY MATTER >
    Its awsome and It's just between you and Jesus

    June 7, 2012 at 9:23 am |
    • Radar Rider

      Please take your religious delusion elsewhere. There is no support for any of the claims you make.

      June 7, 2012 at 9:49 am |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      All of this boils down to the statement, “Believe in what I say, even though there is no evidence to support the claim, or you will burn in heII for eternity.”

      This just shows how unjust your god is because he posits an infinite punishment for an infinitesimal thought crime. And you wonder why people hate your religion.

      June 7, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • Huebert

      Please stop evangelizing here.

      June 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • OTOH

      I am torn regarding asking @Kindness to scram. Her posts provide such a glaring example of the nonsense that these people believe and of their primitive mental capabilities.

      June 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • A Serpent's Thought

      Dear Kindness,

      Some people will always be prudent gnomes, always scrutinizing that which accosts them. Do not let the mobs of scrutiny allow you to give up your soothing words of profound witt from being levied to those like me who love to read them!

      June 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  11. Huebert

    Cheers to a life well lived.

    June 7, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  12. musings

    I remember when I first encountered Ray Bradbury that I felt his tales broke with the militarized science fiction of the era by being gentle fantasy, coping with technology as humans rather than inventing it. Fahrenheit 451 was about what happened when the gentle side got lost in hyper-technology and its attendant conformities, so that the personal experience of reading became revolutionary. Now I can see that he saw ahead very well – and understood that it was also a kind of original sin in mankind. He derived the tale from an experience of being stopped by a cop for walking at night, on an empty sidewalk in Los Angeles at a time when the car was king, and from "The Pedestrian", that original story, came his better known masterpiece. The Martian Chronicles is about being a child in an era of space colonization. His near cousin in fantasy writing may be Jack Finney, the time travel writer, who imagined himself into the not-so-distant past and found it as complex as the present. He brought in characters from the future who were visiting our time as well and trying to pass through unnoticed. The effect was to get you to see your present differently. Bradbury's tales by contrast were to get you "to boldly go" into an unknown future driven by the drive to explore and adapt, the same drive that sent the pioneers into the wilderness, a uniquely American drive to pit yourself against the unknown. His story about jumping off the cliff and making your wings on the way down would have to be about his faith in adaptation which optimistic spirits possess, which is the kind his was. It's a voice we still need.

    June 7, 2012 at 8:47 am |
    • Charles Gough

      I couldn't have said it better. Thank you.

      June 7, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  13. Kgh

    Nicely written tribute. RIP Ray Bradbury.

    June 7, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  14. Chris

    What a great article. Thank you

    June 7, 2012 at 8:02 am |
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      June 7, 2012 at 8:11 am |
    • musings

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  16. McFly El Hammerstein

    What the fuck does this have to do with religion??

    June 7, 2012 at 5:24 am |
    • Sir Pumpernickle

      The fact that Bradbury wrote mostly fiction.

      June 7, 2012 at 7:21 am |
    • SkepticOne

      Bazinga Sir Pumpernickle. Nice.

      June 7, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  17. Jonathan

    Mr. Bradbury, reading your books was pure fun. I read most of your books and I still enjoy them. They are timeless. Your books were and are still better than any video game or movie. Your imagination lured me into your world and I found it facinating. A world where you can imagina anything and everything. A world of your own happiness. Thank you Mr. bradbury for making me feel young again. I know you are soaring among the stars and realizing your imaginations are coming true. Rest in peace.

    June 7, 2012 at 3:41 am |
    • SusyQ

      Thanks Jonathan. You put my thoughts into words. I too have read almost everything written by Ray Bradbury. His imagiantion was incredible!

      June 7, 2012 at 7:04 am |
  18. MissKatie

    I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Bradbury at my local library six years ago as a thirteen-year-old wannabe writer. I will never forget being lucky enough to get my copy of Something Wicked This Way Comes signed as I told him I wanted to be a writer. He paused in the middle of signing my friend's book, looked me straight in the eye, and asked my name. I told him, and he said, "Katie, if you want to be a writer, you need to know that you need to be a reader first, and then you must be a reader who uses words." It's advice I've never forgotten, and advice that I'm lucky enough to be understanding, six years later.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Bradbury – and despite whether a deity exists or not, godspeed on your next journey. May it be just as awe-inspiring as the one you have just passed from.

    June 7, 2012 at 3:08 am |
    • McFly El Hammerstein

      It isn't. I checked. There is no afterlife. And certainly no neck-skin flap lift for this old soldier.

      June 7, 2012 at 5:26 am |
  19. Olaf Big

    Ray Bradbury, you were the best. You inspired me and thousands of others to believe that life is light, that the mind is beautiful, that the universe is endless. I will miss you, and will reread your books over and over. Why are we going backward, instead of forward? When are the religious fanatics finally going to learn to read and open a book?

    June 7, 2012 at 3:01 am |
  20. WWJD

    ATHEISTS UNWITTINGLY OBEY AND WORSHIP SATAN WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT

    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 WHEN JESUS RAPTURES ALL CHRISTIANS AND THEN ARRIVES ON HIS WHITE HORSE AND SLAUGHTERS ALL ATHEISTS AND THEIR CHILDREN IN ARMAGEDDON WITHOUT ATHEISTS THERE WILL BE FINALLY PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND

    ATHEIST ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR PLANETS DRUG PROBLEMS AND CHILD SLAVE LABOR AND DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR SKIN BOILED OFF IN HELL FOR ALL OF ETERNITY

    June 7, 2012 at 2:31 am |
    • Dennis

      WWJD, you forgot the sarcasm tag at the end of your post.

      June 7, 2012 at 3:44 am |
    • just sayin

      Hatred coming from a christian! WWJD will burn for that!

      June 7, 2012 at 7:15 am |
    • ...

      report abuse on all WWJD posts...does not add anything to the conversation and only uses death threats on people...make sure this looney is locked up for good

      June 7, 2012 at 7:19 am |
    • Wow

      cant tell if trolling, or just one of the reasons that our country has problems

      June 7, 2012 at 7:36 am |
    • Alysha Ketcham

      WWJD,
      Your logic is flawed. Your history is wrong. Your argument lacks factual evidence of your claims.
      I find solace in the fact that you'll never be able to convert anyone with your rhetoric.

      I'm not even an atheist, and I think you're an idiot. I bet God's glad to have you on his side. Oh wait, probably not.

      June 7, 2012 at 7:36 am |
    • Wicked Gravity

      Jesus wouldn't be a troll like you are.

      June 7, 2012 at 7:52 am |
    • derelict

      Maybe WWJD is satan just trying to troll people into believing in him because of how stupid he makes christians look....

      June 7, 2012 at 7:59 am |
    • crownme

      Your an idiot! Your "facts" are soooo wrong. It has been proven that we are getting more intellectual and religion is slowly losing the battle. Hence your an idiot. Everything is just moronic. I feel sorry for your kids!

      June 7, 2012 at 8:10 am |
    • god

      do not listen to this person...he/she does not speak for me

      June 7, 2012 at 9:32 am |
    • Thinker

      He seems to be a troll. Possibly a counter-troll to Reality, though he goes a bit farther with the skin boiling and such.

      June 7, 2012 at 9:51 am |
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