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Healing after the election
November 13th, 2012
09:29 AM ET

Religious and spiritual leaders on moving past a divisive election

(CNN)–As the nation winds down after a hard-fought and divisive election season, what needs to happen to heal our country? What have we learned? What can we hope for as we move forward?

We reached out to religious leaders and spiritual thinkers to get their perspectives. Here are excerpts of what they wrote in response.

- CNN Writer/Producer

Filed under: 2012 Election • Leaders • United States

soundoff (325 Responses)
  1. Science

    Free speech helps educate the masses................POLITICIANS too !

    Where do morals come from?

    By Kelly Murray, CNN

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/12/where-do-morals-come-from/#comments
    Gravity is not up for debate !

    BY the way ...................Splat goes a fairy in the sky !...............bye bye tinker bell !

    Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet..............................E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas.

    Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

    Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

    The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

    The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

    Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

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    Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

    And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

    the wrong path is Adam and Eve !

    Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

    Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130305145821.htm

    No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US

    Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.

    No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

    Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

    Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

    Ca-nabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) – National Cancer Insti-tute

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/cam/cannabis/.../page4

    Mar 21, 2013 – [1,2] These plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. ... have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors. ... In lung cancer cell lines, CBD upregulated ICAM-1, leading to ...

    Good stuff !

    The fact...............the earth is to old for this nonsemse ! Time to EVOLVE !

    Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

    Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

    For what...................... ? Make sure to read what the pope said !

    Where do morals come from?

    By Kelly Murray, CNN

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/

    Learning is fun with facts.......................... and facts work when teaching children.

    Atheist Prof. Peter Higgs: Stop calling Higgs boson the ‘God particle’

    Professor Peter Higgs said recently that there is no God and so people should stop referring to the theoretical partial that
    bears his name as the “God particle.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/08/atheist-prof-peter-higgs-stop-calling-higgs-bosen-the-god-particle/

    Pope praises science, but insists God created world updated Thur October 28, 2010
    Stephen Hawking is wrong, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday – God did create the universe. The pope didn't actually mention the world-famous scientist, who argues in a book published last month that the laws of physics show there is no need for a supreme... \

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/28/pope-praises-science-but-insists-god-created-world/

    Science

    Heaven is 'a fairy story,' scientist Stephen Hawking says updated Tue May 17, 2011
    By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor The concept of heaven or any kind of afterlife is a "fairy story," famed British scientist Stephen Hawking said in a newspaper interview this week. "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when...

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/17/heaven-is-a-fairy-story-scientist-stephen-hawking-says/

    April 7th, 2012

    08:32 PM ET

    The Jesus debate: Man vs. myth

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/07/the-jesus-debate-man-vs-myth/comment-page-137/#comment-2281915

    Make sure to read comments

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    Breaking News

    NASA: Three planets found are some of best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our solar system.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/18/us/planet-discovery/index.html

    NASA: Mars could have supported life

    Star Dust we are

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWdU_px9ApE&w=640&h=390]

    Holy Hallucinations 35

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XTCRdC8Dlo&w=640&h=390]

    The ORIGIN story is bullsh-it...............so is the bible............... nasty !

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

    Scientists have unearthed the first direct signs of cheesemaking, at a site in Poland that dates back 7,500 years.

    Human Evolution

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2cHumanevo.shtml

    BBC. Planet of the Apemen. Battle for Earth 1. Ho-mo Erectus

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUliLKSJ4bQ&w=640&h=390]

    BACKFILL on E =mc2.....

    Einstein letter, set for auction, shows scientist challenging idea of God, being 'chosen'

    By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

    Decades before atheist scientist and author Richard Dawkins called God a "delusion," one world-renowned physicist – Albert Einstein – was weighing in on faith matters with his own strong words.

    “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends,” Einstein wrote in German in a 1954 letter that will be auctioned on eBay later this month. "No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/category/culture-science/

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    Cheech & Chong's History of 420

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/3b1508d1f0/cheech-chong-s-history-of-420?rel=player&playlist=341944

    All cults...........creationists, ID believers and devil cults.................

    The fact...............the earth is to old ...........time to EVOLVE !.

    Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

    Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

    Dover Trial Transcripts............................................. FACTS.

    Below are the complete transcripts from the Dover Trial. Thanks to our friends at the National Center for Science Education for helping us fill in the missing transcripts.

    http://www.aclupa.org/legal/legaldocket/intelligentdesigncase/dovertrialtranscripts.htm

    Peace

    May 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  2. Science

    Scientists have unearthed the first direct signs of cheesemaking, at a site in Poland that dates back 7,500 years.

    Human Evolution

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2cHumanevo.shtml

    May 4, 2013 at 11:04 am |
  3. johnnyB

    Not ever going to heal. Obama had divided this nation like no other. He is great at making people hate each other. Well it has work with me, I hate more people than I ever did before in my life. I hope he pays for this when he meets his maker.

    November 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  4. chuckt20

    Healing will not start until the president leeds the way. Unfortunatly he wants to divide the nation so he can re build it his way. You know your in trouble when your sitting president asks you to out and vote so you can get your "Revenge". Not sure, but that's not the way to bring people togther. I will pary for our president and I hope he can change, but it's not looking good.

    November 20, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  5. John T

    We have learned that there is still a great chasm between white people and Afriacn-American people. And that Afriacn-Americans consider a candidates race way more important than their beliefs or abilities...

    November 17, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
    • End Religion

      Then you've learned nothing.

      November 18, 2012 at 12:24 am |
    • EternalFlame

      You can take comfort from the fact that African Americans didn't elect a candidate based on his colour.

      They elected the candidate who would benefit them, and America, the most.

      Only your prejudice allows you to believe otherwise.

      November 18, 2012 at 7:54 am |
    • Nietodarwin

      Hogwash. The "chasm" lies between people of science and reason, and the delusional and mentally ill that still practice religion.
      I could care less about "healing" a divide with all these hypocrites. The bible is an instruction manual for MURDER AND CHILD ABUSE. Following "scripture" will land you in jail. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (ffrf.org) has a nice (and very historically accurate, and "scripturally" accurate) bible quiz on their site if you don't believe me. Take it, maybe you will wake up and realize that you shouldn't "struggle" at all, but should abandon this psychotic practice you call religion. Religion is mental illness, murder, abuse of women and children.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • Huebert

      The race bating troll needs to be less obvious. Try again later, or better yet, just fcuk off.

      November 19, 2012 at 11:39 am |
    • Tom

      Huebert gives you sage advice.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:43 am |
    • skegeeace

      I've learned that ignorance like yours is what keeps whites and blacks from getting along. Blacks vote mostly *DEMOCRAT* since the 1960s. If Pres. Obama had been PURPLE, he'd have won most of the black vote because they just vote that way.

      That's why Pres. Clinton also got the majority black vote- and he's white! What's that you say? There's never been a black candidate as an option? HMMM...so one could easily be ignorant the OTHER way and say the majority of whites voted against Pres. Obama because he's black. Sounds stupid right? Well, it goes both ways.

      November 20, 2012 at 10:52 am |
    • chuckt20

      Racism does go both ways and we are seeing this atmosphere created by the left. I still don't think you would see the African american vote going to the Republican side until they get an African American candidate. Even if O'bama was white they still would have received the majority of the vote because of history. It is funny how the Democrates receive most of the votes, but history tells us they are the source of most the racist's problems. When you review records make sure and look at which party controled the house and senate.

      November 20, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • was blind, but now I see

      Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

      – 1 John 4:1-6

      November 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  6. Stephen

    Healing now, or at any other time is the same. Peace is only found in Jesus Christ. Those who voted for either of these so called candidates will not have peace about their vote, because neither one of them have integrity. If you voted for one of these clowns then you problably feel like you need a shower all the time. Peace and contentment (true spiritual healing) will come to those who look beyond this world and put their hope in the world to come. Receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior then you will know true healing, from the inside out, and you will have peace with God, and not be so concerned about the things men are doing down here. God bless

    November 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
    • Veritas

      Stephen, Why "so-called"? They both were candidates. If your god is as powerful as you imply, why would it allow these imperfect choices and as it did allow them – do you know better than your god?

      November 17, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • End Religion

      I'm at peace without jeebus. Stephen please apologize for your lies.

      November 18, 2012 at 12:25 am |
    • DiedrichKyrian

      Hey Stephen.

      Actually Im pretty content and happy. No complaints about my soul here. Thanks you can keep your Jesus to yourself, seems you need him more :D

      November 19, 2012 at 8:18 am |
    • Nietodarwin

      Injury to your mouth to prevent you from speaking and injury to your fingers to prevent you from typing would bring me peace.
      You are free to practice your religion, so crawl in a hole and practice it. Your kind is becoming less and less in number, and will eventually die away. It's called S T A T I S T I C S. Fewer and fewer are going to church. When the finances dry up on one criminal operation, the criminals move on. Maybe you can bring back pet rocks. (Apologies to the pet rock inventor, what a funny and honest capitalist.)

      November 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
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