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Sculpting gods from clay
October 15th, 2012
04:15 PM ET

Sculpting gods from clay

(CNN)–For centuries, artisans have been crafting statues of Hindu deities on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India.

Italian photographer Albertina d'Urso recently visited the historic Kumartuli district in the West Bengal capital.

"I think they enjoy their work because they know the idols they create will be enjoyed by others, but most of all because it is creative and handmade work," she said. "It would not be the same if it was a modern factory."

Read the full story from CNN Photos.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Culture & Science • Hinduism

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  1. STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

    Human my mother, professional Hook'er, thanks to my Haramee (bast ard) Taliban father, never allowed me to go to school, instead, Aghori Mullahs, dead body eaters, taught me books of Mithra Quaran ism, denier of truth absolute, Satan Allah ism.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  2. STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

    Human my mother, now a professional hook'er, thanks to my goon Taliban father, I am an off shoot of Taliban sc' um ism, paganism, created by Saudi Meccan Mullah ism, corruption of truth absolute to justify Mithra Quran ism, pagan savior ism labeled as Islam with help of Moo' ham mad's, deniers of truth absolute of filth of Cartage, such as Muslim Agori, dead body eater, Augustine and to justify criminal Saudi King's and their Muslim Prophets, criminal fortune teller as man gawd's through Allah ism, racism.

    October 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

      hinduism of a hindu.

      October 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  3. STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

    Word hindu is based on Latin word hindered, negative, Han, great, HUN, to be in greatness, hin, to be negative to both of them, hindu, a noun in negativity, hinduism, way of negativity,
    hindu's, deny the truth absolute GOD, essence of every thing and pry to hindu sanatans, filthy goon's, make their statues with clay with their hand's and pray to them as their god's to follow hinduism, racism, a crime against truth absolute GOD and humanity, deserving to be kicked out of humanity to live like their hindu stupid god monkey, they follow to justify hindu, filthy evolution. hindu, ignorant's an insult to be called human, follower of hinduism, racism, borrowed from animals.

    October 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  4. Russ

    16 Half of the wood he burns in the fire;
    over it he prepares his meal,
    he roasts his meat and eats his fill.
    He also warms himself and says,
    “Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.”
    17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol;
    he bows down to it and worships.
    He prays to it and says,
    “Save me; you are my god.”
    18 They know nothing, they understand nothing;
    their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see,
    and their minds closed so they cannot understand.
    19 No one stops to think,
    no one has the knowledge or understanding to say,
    “Half of it I used for fuel;
    I even baked bread over its coals,
    I roasted meat and I ate.
    Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left?
    Shall I bow down to a block of wood?”
    20 He feeds on ashes, a deluded heart misleads him;
    he cannot save himself, or say,
    “Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?”
    (Isa.44:16-20)

    October 16, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • OneTruth

      Even if the bible has relevance, it only applies to christianity – which wasn't the topic.

      October 16, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  5. Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

    ....Wow.
    Not only did Jesus not exist. Neither did old Moh.

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6udiRzFO4Sk&w=640&h=360]

    October 16, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  6. Milan

    Finally an article celebrating idol worship!

    October 16, 2012 at 7:33 am |
    • Wendy

      The Bible is the biggest idol ever worshipped.

      October 16, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  7. STOP YODEL-MURDER OF WAFFLES , Lesser Squirrel-God be aware of hindu filthy gerbil's of hindu DOOM, fling-poo- ism , DENIAL OF ISLAM BALONEY-BOP . . . OH CRAP! THE 72 VIRGINS ARE MEN ! ! !

    And now for something completely different: poodlerobics

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdX_OBUeHb4&w=640&h=360]

    October 16, 2012 at 2:03 am |
  8. STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

    Sam Yaza-––my mother was a hindu's pagans worshiping angles, but now hook'er, and messenger's of Allah, truth absolute as her husband's, goon cross-dresser, having no power of his own, made her hook'er of first order, Have a look at history of Islam, denial of truth absolute before spewing your foo lishism,, ignorance please.

    October 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
    • STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

      hindusim, absurdity of a hindu, stupid.

      October 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm |
  9. STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

    Sam Yaza-----–hindu's pagans worship angles and messenger's of Allah, truth absolute as their god's, having no power of their own, Have a look at history of hinduism, denial of truth absolute before spewing your hinduism,, ignorance please.

    October 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
  10. STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

    Human my mother, hook'er now, sisters still picking up, was a master crafts, wo, men, my Taliban father, goon of a third kind, burned her face, for sculpting Hindu GAWDs, crook to his Is lamic bones, drug addict.

    October 15, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  11. Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

    Ooooh. Just like Yahweh's wife in the Bible. Ashera.
    ......
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ_s8MoBgsM&w=640&h=360]

    October 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
    • Rational Libertarian

      I recall seeing in a doc.umentary that another myth was that Yahweh was the son of El and Asherah.

      October 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      I can't say there was NO instance of that. Yahweh was one of El Elyon's 70 sons. Ashera was worshiped as the consort for most of the time Yahweh was worshiped before 2nd Isaiah, in Jerusalem, and Dan, and Beth-el. I'll have to check.
      I think Marduk was El Elyon's second wife, (the Dragon of Chaos), whom Marduk slew. (BTW it's EXACTLY the "chaos" theme the garden myth was taken from. (Chaos was redone as ...tree of..."knowledge of BOTH good and evil).

      October 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
    • STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

      hinduism, absurdity of hindu's, ignorant s pretending to be master of subject, Yahweh means nothing but I AM, nothing else.

      October 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      forced concubine, she Yahweh forced concubine, and mother.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      Marduk is a man

      El Elyons wife was Asherah who he had 70 suns with then died, she buried his body in the clouds, which formed the earth. then she consorted with Baal and gave birth to Yahweh. seen he was evil imprisoned him in the clouds, baal and Asherah split up Yahweh escaped, razed hell on earth, then was Kicked into hell by Eve. then killed his father, went to his mother, she begged for forgiveness, he took her as his concubine, she gave birth to 3 children, Metatron, Mastema, Samyaza.
      Hi
      i rebelled, cant stand the family!

      October 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
    • old ben

      I think I saw a bunch of these people at the Renaissance Festival last weekend.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      now that how you paraphrase

      October 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      actually Marduk is retold as Yahweh

      Yahweh killed the serpent Leviathan who was the guardian of the sea

      Tiamat was the goddess of salt water and the serpent

      its also reflected in Susanoo vs Orochi
      and
      Apollo vs Python

      its just a story of man taming nature

      except in Orochi cas i think that was Susanoo vs Yahweh

      because i believe Yahweh is Orochi

      October 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      And Samyaza's pet gerbil was stolen by Buck and taken to the underworld, where he bit Leviathon. Then Leviathon swallowed HeavenSent, and spit her out near Montreal. Then Bucky went to a Cannadian's game, and lost Bucky, and tom tom found him. The Fluffy traveled back to Dan Diego, and learned to surf, where he is known today, far and wide, as the Surfing Gerbil of Doom, (and smelly cages).

      October 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      Oh right Sam. Marduk WAS a guy. I meant Tiamet was the wife.

      October 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
    • Fluffy the Gerbil of Doom

      Sam,
      Has the British Museum ever finished sorting out the fragments from the two sites at Ashurbanipal that the original archaeologists screwed up so badly, by mixing them together ?

      October 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
    • Sam yaza

      fist. is that Bucky Bucky Katt,.. i like Bucky Katt; now that's a messiah
      second about the British Museum thing, i just don't know i suppose i can Google it but, but i'm sure that will take the fun away from you♥

      Tiamat had nothing to do with the Cannaan gods, that's a different tribe; the Babylonian gods did not influence the Canaans until latter in history, preferably the time of King Dahveed, Dahveed was the first Yahist king, and Yahweh is influenced by Marduk, Yahweh was not in the original Pathos he came latter. the slaying of Leviathan suggest that.

      Leviathan guarding of the sea, Bahamut guarding of the sky, Kujata Guarding of the earth. were divine nature spirits in the canaan. like Tiamat was in the Babylonian was slayed by the "Higher" God Marduk/Yahweh; a God who resided out side of nature, and the land was brought under his domain, in marduks story he used Tiamat to make the land. in the canaan the death of the three Guardians gave Yahweh power over the land. at least this is how the mythos goes

      here is an atheist point of view
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlnnWbkMlbg of Yahweh and the canaans

      October 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • Sam yaza

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

      October 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  12. Rocket

    That's all they are is nothing but clay

    October 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      Feet of clay, too.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  13. Kenny Powers

    Artisans mold and form clay to their liking much like the church molds and forms the minds of the sheep that attend church.

    October 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • ttwp

      Its not the church...it is God who molds us...he tranforms us into the image of his Son.

      October 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Hopefully without the crucifixtion part.

      October 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
    • OneTruth

      It is the church not god. Not all religions worship the son of god.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
    • Wendy

      The various churches "mold" Jesus to be whatever they want him to be. He's an idol just like these clay gods.

      October 16, 2012 at 11:14 am |
  14. Sam Yaza

    i have a hand made Benzaiten/Saraswati from them. love it

    October 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

      hindu's copy cats, Sarah is sarawati for hindu's, steal from other's and use it to hind, fool hindu's, ignorant's in to gentile ism, slavery, way of hindu's racist to justify hinduism, racism.

      October 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      reverse that

      Hindu cam first,

      so Sarah is the copy cat, the only faith who can contend with Hindu is Tuatha Dé Danann and Gaian

      Gaia is the oldest religion Sanskrit is the oldest written language, Ogham is a close second
      Akkadian is not even stone age

      Sanskrit and Ogham are; in fact their Ice age.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      an interesting note the Semites of the futile crescent cam from the east (for the bible tells me so♫Gen 11:2), and the H!tt!t2s came from the north,.. so Arabs and Jews, and others or that region are nothing but Proto-Indo-Europeans, Mongolian, and Indian mix breeds

      we know this from linguistic evolution, as well as biological.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
    • STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

      There was no sarawati as god's before 3rd BC, a later addition along with Brahman. Copy cat's, who?

      October 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  15. STOP MURDER OF CHILDREN , Human be aware of hindu filthy dog's of hindu Atheism, self center ism , DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD.

    Nothing else but hinduism, ignorance of hindu's, ignorant s, making thing's with their own hand's and praying to them as their savior's, way of hindu's, ignorant's to live like a hindu denier of truth absolute.

    October 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  16. Kindness

    Kindness
    Kindness
    kindness
    This is my experience... Thank you.

    MY personal testimony.
    A thought to consider without an ego response

    I Accepted Jesus christ as my 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. Even once we are saved by christs merciful grace we will still experience adversity to mold us to adhering to the truth.
    We will slip... But not fall of the ship ...carrying us onward to perfection in christs grace.

    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 some 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 romans or 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 by faith above reason 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

    Romans 10:9

    "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved
    Last eve I passed beside a blacksmith’s door,
    And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;
    The, looking in, I saw upon the floor
    Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.
    “How many anvils have you had,” said I,
    “To wear and batter all these hammers so?”
    “Just one,” said he, and then with twinkling eye,
    “The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.”
    And so, thought I, the anvil of God’s Word,
    For ages skeptic blows have beat upon;
    Yet, though the noise of falling blows was heard,
    The anvil is unharmed – the hammers gone.

    Truth is..exclusive

    October 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Which God?

      @kindness. You passive /agressive motif is showing. We do NOT accept your god os jeebus. Such drivel you spout. It is all in your head, and it's called delusion. Your experience proves nothing. Stop spaming the site like some of the other zealots do. Oh, wait you are one as well,, right?

      October 16, 2012 at 8:06 am |
    • .

      "Ronald Regonzo" who degenerates to:
      "truth be told" degenerates to:
      "The Truth" degenerates to:
      "Atheism is not healthy ..." degenerates to:
      "Dodney Rangerfield" degenerates to:
      "tina" degenerates to:
      "captain america" degenerates to:
      "Atheist Hunter" degenerates to:
      "Anybody know how to read? " degenerates to:
      "just sayin" degenerates to:
      "Kindness" degenerates to:
      "Chad" degenerates to
      "Bob" degenerates to
      "nope" degenerates to:
      "2357" degenerates to:
      "WOW" degenerates to:
      "fred" degenerates to:
      "!" degenerates to:
      "pervert alert"

      This troll is not a christian ..

      October 16, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  17. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    October 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • biobraine

      I wonder if I took the time to post "unicorns exist" over and over again on CNN's message board day after day, week after week, would that make it true?

      October 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but everything you have ever asserted regarding atheism and prayer is unfounded. The degree to which your assertions may represent truths is 0.0. To help you understand the degree to which your assertions may represent truths, I will access my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE). Using my IEE module, the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent truths is: "TOTAL FAIL".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book might help you overcome this problem:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      October 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • nope

      @bio...
      nope

      October 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • just sayin

      @biobraine
      Truth just is and before you are two amazing Truths. First, atheism is totally useless and second God is available. God bless

      October 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
    • just sayin

      The truth right now is, I can't find my pants. God bless

      October 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
    • just sayin

      You are forgiven for stealing my name, you now owe a debt to God for the grace given you. God bless

      October 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • biobrain

      just sayin,
      I never said I was atheist. In fact, most of us that question religion realize that nobody knows. We don't pretend to know like you do. You can keep the blessings of your psychopathic stone age mythological god who created the vast majority of mankind to supposedly burn in hell forever to yourself.

      October 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      The prayer-bot is a believer in the idea often misattributed to Joseph Goebbels and is standard operating procedure for Fox News:

      "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it."

      Still doesn't make it true of course.

      October 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
    • Which God?

      @nope. the amazing truth is that nope is a dope, hung on the rope of a make-believe goD. Nope =dope=deluded. Yep.

      October 16, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • .

      "Ronald Regonzo" who degenerates to:
      "truth be told" degenerates to:
      "The Truth" degenerates to:
      "Atheism is not healthy ..." degenerates to:
      "Dodney Rangerfield" degenerates to:
      "tina" degenerates to:
      "captain america" degenerates to:
      "Atheist Hunter" degenerates to:
      "Anybody know how to read? " degenerates to:
      "just sayin" degenerates to:
      "Kindness" degenerates to:
      "Chad" degenerates to
      "Bob" degenerates to
      "nope" degenerates to:
      "2357" degenerates to:
      "WOW" degenerates to:
      "fred" degenerates to:
      "!" degenerates to:
      "pervert alert"

      This troll is not a christian..

      October 16, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does 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!;.

      October 16, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • Tod

      Atheism is...
      Come on, who are you really? You slipped out of character in the article "Spiritual, but not religious" as a skeptic. Most likely you're actually one of the regular atheists who also posted on that page, Tom, Tom, tallulah13, or Doc Vestibule I'd guess.

      October 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      I'll cop to posting as "If Theism is Healthy for children and other living things" on the other page – but I am most assuredly NOT the prayer bot.
      My little joke was a response to Prayer Bot and the other "filthy hindu atheism" bot on this board.

      October 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  18. Doc Vestibule

    I like how a lot of Christians won't admit that their own religious iconography, like crucifixes, statues of Mary, various saints, manger scenes etc. is idolatry – but they sure love condemning Hindus for breaking a commandment!

    October 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • Justina Adelina Frederica

      But Toast Jesus and Gunshot Headwound Virgin Mary don't violate that icon thing, right?

      October 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • captain america

      I dislike how a bunch of canadians come on these blogs and pose themselves as Americans as if their bull sh it opinion had some relevance. There's your sign

      October 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
    • captain dodney

      I'm glad I got my names straightened out. I forgot I was supposed to use "captain america" for my zingoist rage and "HeavenSent" for my Christian rage, and Dodney Rangerfiend for my generic rage.

      I like to keep my rage compartmentalized. And I like to give the impression that there are many rage-filled Christians frothing at the mouth here.

      October 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • PrimeNumber

      @captain dodney "And I like to give the impression that there are many rage-filled Christians frothing at the mouth here." I had thought about doing something similar: posing as an atheist and making small-minded demeaning comments. No one would ever see through that disguise.

      October 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • Which God?

      captian america is a little boy who thinks he is a big man and a true patriot. He's probalby a fake warrior, having wished he had the b.alls to wear the uniform of a soldier. Pity the small man who just has to attack someone from another country. Note too that this a blog, open to all.ca doesn't get that. Stick your goD where the sun doesn't shine. 'captain of the outhouse.'

      October 16, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • Louis

      captain america
      Why do you always seem so threatened by Canadians? They may have better health care, better scores in math and science education, more of their cities rank higher in livability, their tourists are actually welcomed all over the world, ... Ah, come to think of it, I do see why you're threatened by them.

      October 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  19. the finisher

    Atheists mock religion yet they have a religion of their own, which each person creates on their own.No logic,just lies.

    October 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • Christians are intellectually dishonest

      That is the Fallacy of Equivocation you have just committed, which automatically loses in the world of debate.

      I would explain the Fallacy of Equivocatioon to you and why atheism is not a religion, but you will just lie and do it again. And of course, you have already been told you were using this fallacy to lie. Knowingly using a fallacy is a form of lying. Lie, lie, lie.

      October 15, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • biobraine

      I don't mock religion. If you want to believe in stories created by men that lived thousands of years ago to explain the world based upon the knowledge they had at the time, go for it. I've seen humans do a lot worse. By the way, most of us who question religion don't pretend we know, unlike many religious folks.

      October 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
    • Cq

      the finisher
      So, you're saying that everyone creates their own illogical, religion based on lies? Nobody has the truth then, is that what you're saying? If it is, can you really say that there is a "truth" out there to base your opinion upon?

      October 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  20. The Bottom Line

    You can make gods out of clay, you can make them out of imagination. But you cannot make them real. Clay is as close as they will ever come to existing.

    October 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
    • HamsterDancer

      You can pick your friends.

      You can pick your nose.

      But you can't pick your friend's nose.

      October 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
    • BadgerTosser

      But you can pick a hamster's nose if you have teeny tiny fingers.

      Then they bite the hell out of you you, the little rotters!

      October 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
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