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November 28th, 2012
02:25 PM ET

‘Two and a Half Men’ actor’s criticism of show shines light on Seventh-day Adventists

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) – The Alabama-based evangelist Christopher Hudson has posted online videos promoting his Seventh-day Adventist faith for years, but none generated the response of the one he posted a few days ago, featuring “Two and a Half Men” actor Angus T. Jones.

The video shows Jones, the CBS sitcom’s “half man,” describing the show he has appeared in for nearly a decade as “filth” and discouraging viewers from tuning in which has attracted a crush of media attention.

Hudson, who flew to Los Angeles last week to tape the video with the 19-year-old actor, says his phone has been ringing off the hook ever since he posted the video online on Sunday.

Suddenly, reporters and plenty of others who’ve tuned into the wildly popular “Two and Half Men” want to know about the Seventh-day Day Adventist tradition, which Jones says in the online video he has recently joined, connecting his conversion to his new outlook on the show.

“I just kept learning the basic messages of the Seventh-day Adventist Church,” Jones says in the video, telling of stopping into a Seventh-day Adventist Church with a friend recently and finding himself gripped by the pastor’s message. “I just loved it.”

“Some of my family was like, 'Oh, he’s joining that SDA church – those cults' …  and tried to get me to get out of there,” Jones continues in the video. “But I didn’t feel like I was being fooled. I could study it for myself.”

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In a statement released Tuesday, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America says Jones joined one of its Southern California congregations in June.

“Recently, Angus made some statements concerning his spiritual journey and expressed his views concerning the television program Two and a Half Men,” the statement says. “These comments are of a personal nature, reflecting his views after having undergone changes during his spiritual journey.”

“We welcome him with open arms to the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church family and are excited about his commitment to God through his recent baptism at his church.”

Religion scholars say they were not surprised by Jones’ comments deriding “Two and a Half Men,” speculating that his remarks might speak to the zeal of a new convert and to some of the particular tenets of Seventh-day Adventism.

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“Seventh-day Adventism has traditionally sought to practice a purity of life in all its expressions leading a healthy lifestyle in all ways,” says Dell De Chant, a religious studies professor at the University of Southern Florida. “For Seventh-day Adventists, the body is God’s temple.”

“Everything from bad food to bad jokes would be considered a religious violation,” he says, referring to the raunchy humor that is a hallmark of “Two and a Half Men.”

One explanation for the abstemious Seventh-day Adventist lifestyle which includes avoiding meat and alcohol is a belief that we are living in the end times, and that Jesus Christ’s return is imminent.

The Seventh-day Adventist faith, part of the Protestant Christian tradition, emerged in the mid-1800s among a group of Americans who were anticipating the end of the world in a very real sense.

After the predicted date came and went an event known to history as the “Great Disappointment” the visions of a leader named Ellen White led to a reinterpretation of biblical prophesy and gave birth to the Seventh-day Adventists.

The tradition, which claims 17 million members around the world, takes its name from its observance of the Saturday Sabbath.

It still has an apocalyptic orientation. Hudson, the evangelist who taped the Jones video, is fond of citing the Book of Revelation, which revolves around the end of the world.

“We are sharing the gospel to hasten the second coming of Jesus Christ,” says Hudson, who contacted Jones through a California-based Seventh-day Adventist ministry.

Speaking about “Two and a Half Men," which was in the headlines last year after the very public departure of star Charlie Sheen, Hudson says, “We don’t want anything debilitating our natural capacities in our mind.”

“We have to cast off the works of darkness, from fornication to drunkenness to the things that may be a part of pop culture,” he says.

In its statement on Tuesday, the Seventh-day Adventist Church alludes to Hudson, saying the person who hosts the media ministry where the Jones interview was posted is not a Seventh-day Adventist pastor.

Hudson, for his part, says he was born into the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was baptized in the year 2000, describing himself as an evangelist who “travels around and shares the message of Jesus.”

His ministry, the Forerunner Chronicles, posted the video on its website.

On Tuesday, Jones released a statement apologizing for possibly offending the cast and crew of “Two and a Half Men” in the video.

“I have been the subject of much discussion, speculation and commentary over the past 24 hours,” Jones says in the statement. “While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding, there is one thing I want to make clear.

“Without qualification,” the statement continues, “I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family. “

The statement does not mention Jones’ newfound faith. But Hudson says he talked to Jones on Monday and that “he is certainly maintaining himself quite well.”

“I really have a great deal of respect for this young man,” Hudson says. “He is mature beyond his years.”

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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  1. Satanluv

    Charlie Sheen on coke makes more sense than the 7th Day Adventists

    November 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  2. Lillian Boyington

    As an ex SDA, I can identify with his sentiments. I pray he does well and doesn't lose his new found fire. Its an exhilarating thing.

    November 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  3. Docente

    Schmuck!

    November 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  4. Intresting

    That Jones growing up as part of a fictional TV show, would opt for a fitional religious belief, like the 7th day lot, I guess sometimes life is stranger than fiction.

    November 29, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  5. ME II

    Two and a Half Men.

    Between Sheen or Kutcher, this guy, and Cryer, I'm beginning to it should be called "Three Half-Men".

    November 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • ME II

      Stupid show any way you look at it, IMO.

      November 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • lol??

      Wait til he discovers girls. Between the gubmint and the wild ones he is destined for poverty. No ruling over wife and family for him.

      November 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Satanluv

      2 1/2 Morons

      November 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  6. Sam Yaza

    if this guy doesn't want to do the show any more he can just quite, just walk out the door their is no virtue in this boy he is willing to trade his morality for prosperity. if you really don't what to work in television, just don't. except what ever responsibility you will be leaving and leave.

    November 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • ME II

      Hear Hear

      November 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  7. Damocles

    Atheists believe in self-anhilation after death: There is nothing after this life.
    Atheists believe that there are no gods, goddess or higher powers.
    Atheists believe that everyone should believe the same way they do.
    Atheists have groups of people that actively engage in converting people to their way of believing.
    Atheism is a religion, just like any other religion. Atheism is as extreme as christian fundamentalism.
    If you'd like to be your own person, try being Agnostic. You can do as you please, believe as you please and be a good person without having to believe in what other people demand of you.

    November 29, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
    • Saraswati

      Unfortunately you are right about most people who label themselves atheists. When backed into a logical corner they'll twist English morphology to describe themselves as just open minded, but 10 minutes in a room with one unfortunately proves otherwise. In fairness, most of them have been pushed to this extreme by living around obnoxious fundamentalists, but their origin doesn't make them any less annoying.

      November 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • BU2B

      Atheism has no holy books, rituals, messiahs, holy days, sacrifices, tax exemptions, etc. Not believing in something does not make it a religion.
      Atheists are not trying to get "one nation, under atheism" inserted into the pledge. They just want references to "under god" removed.
      We are not trying to get Christopher Hitchen's version of the 10 commandments posted in front of our court buildings, although it would be an obvious improvement on the 10 that are posted.

      November 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      l of your points except number 5. It is a stance on one question, the belief in gods. That is all. There is no foundation on which to base a religion.

      I'm thinking that you dont know the difference between atheism and agnosticism.

      November 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      Sorry. That was supposed to be "I agree with all of your points except....". (stupid computer)

      November 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • Andtherearemoreofus

      @ badger...why do you think the original poster doesn't know the difference between atheism and Agnostic belief? Because you are trying to defend atheism perhaps? Which would indicate that you are offended that someone is stepping on your BELIEF...that is in itself a religious experience.

      November 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
    • lol??

      "If you'd like to be your own person, try being Astronut" They might let you live.

      November 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • Superman

      @ "lol" you're not only stupid, but you're illiterate too...LOL!!!!! For real...

      November 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • Athiest

      @Damocles- do your research. Atheism, and atheist are considered irreligious-which the definition is " the absence of religion". It is NOT a religion. The ONLY "belief" prescribed to atheists is that they do not believe in the existence of deities. Before you go a rant of what they believe I would check your facts, especially before you post it all over CNN on their belief blogs. You are just spreading your ignorance and stupidity.

      November 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
    • lol??

      Suppermom, I didn't quite decipher that, but while I have ur attention, please make a chicken pot pie for tonight.

      November 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • lol??

      Religiously irreligious is what da man is tryin' to say. A possible meaning:a rejection of religion, or hostility towards religion.

      November 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • OTOH

      Andtherearemoreofus,
      " Because you are trying to defend atheism perhaps? Which would indicate that you are offended that someone is stepping on your BELIEF"

      No. I call myself an agnostic atheist, but I have often clarified the misstatements and misconceptions regarding all sorts of subjects - from incorrect stuff about what Mormon's believe (that their underwear is "magic") to incorrect accusations of SDA's not voting nor celebrating holidays (that's Jehovah's Witnesses) and quite a bit of other misinformation that is bandied about.

      Your statements are over-broad and incorrect.

      November 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • lol??

      "You can do as you please, believe as you please and be a good person without having to believe in what other people demand of you."....................... Tell that to a Drill Sergeant.

      November 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
    • Athiest

      @lol, we have established your English and grammar atrocious, but how about reading comprehension? The entire post is about atheism being a religion. Atheism is not defined as hostility towards religion, but merely the rejection of deities. Do you know what a a deity is? While there are atheists who are hostile against religion, you cannot put a blanket statement on a group of people. That is how fundamentals gave Christians a bad name. Seriously think before you type, it would really help you out.

      November 29, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • lol??

      No God is not an option. Christians are the temples of God. A&A's are temples, too. "Phl 3:19 Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)"

      November 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • OTOH

      lol??,
      : Phl 3:19

      Quoting Paul of Tarsus? Where is the verified evidence that he knew anything special?

      November 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • Nietodarwin

      Hogwash. I will decompose. Microbes will eat me. I will feed worms, I will still be part of the food chain.
      Atheism is belief in LOGIC. Atheism is spiritually rewarding, because you know that science isn't telling a lie, religion is.

      November 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • lol??

      You probably don't like Peter, either. "2Pe 3:15-16 And account [that] the longsuffering of our Lord [is] salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction."

      November 29, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
    • GodFreeNow

      @Saraswati
      "When backed into a logical corner they'll twist English morphology to describe themselves as just open minded, but 10 minutes in a room with one unfortunately proves otherwise..."

      Atheists did not choose that label. It was thrust upon us. I believe most of us would define ourselves as "realists." However, since such a short-sighted, claustrophobic label is being used to identify us, we find it necessary to redefine the word.

      November 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • asdrel

      "Atheists believe that everyone should believe the same way they do.
      Atheists have groups of people that actively engage in converting people to their way of believing."
      Those points are common with most major releigions.

      November 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
    • Satanluv

      god is a sillly and childish notion on par w/ believing in Sanata Claus and the tooth fairy...grow up

      November 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
    • 0G-No gods, ghosts, goblins or ghouls

      All the atheists I know don't care what you think – we care about what you do. As long as believers keep their silly beliefs to themselves – no problem. Believers should use astrologists as a model of how to behave in public, after all, astrologists are believers' predecessor on the myth evolutionary tree, and bound for the same, irrelevant, station in history.

      November 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
    • End Religion

      OP is possibly the dumbest agnostic I've encountered... treat yourself to a dictionary this holiday season. Simply wrong on every account.

      November 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
  8. steve harnack

    I notice that he is unwilling to to actually walk the walk and both quit the show and return the filthy money. As soon as he realizes all of the things that he enjoys are "sins" he will be trying the next flavor. He sure seems like ripe fruit for some huckster or another.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      I would bet money his church does not want him to quit...

      November 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • lol??

      The public demands must be met.

      November 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  9. Wow

    Religion is only messing up our youth. Look at the middle east. The hatred coming from them is the newer, younger youth that was bombed by W. Bush. It happened to the youth here in America as well. They were raised on creepy, freaky religion and hate-mongering. Yay for us huh?

    November 29, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • lol??

      The Great Society is as good as it gets, so quit yer complaining.

      November 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Nietodarwin

      Correct. Forcing a child into a RELIGION IS CHILD ABUSE. We need to start having more opportunities for kids, (especially those being dragged to church by nutjob parents) to hear basic atheist truths, that science has REAL answers, that geology, (yes the earth is 4.5 billion years old) and biology (evolution is real, and the foundation of ALL modrn biology) and physics are true, are mathematically measurable and real. Religion is the enemy of out academic well being. We score way lower than many other western nations. At least we atheists can now speak of these things without fear of being murdered by christians to prove that "god" is real.

      November 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  10. Honey Badger Dont Care

    Typical cafeteria xtian. When the going gets tough and $300K per episode is on the line he backs down.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • lol??

      So you want another War on Poverty?

      November 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  11. Doyoucare?

    Yet another normal kid corrupted by religion. I mean, obviously the kid has some mental illness to even be so brainwashed to speak out against his own co-workers with such hatred...affecting their jobs as well as his own. How selfish and deviant he is!

    November 29, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • lol??

      Maybe he has plans for a military or CIA career.

      November 29, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  12. Bob

    That is a cop out. You cannot single out one religion for ridicule. They are all equally crazy and destructive to humanity. By believing in things that are simply not real and false, we open up people's minds to manipulation. That is why we have hate mobs and fundamentalists. Hate is simply emotion and thought without reason.

    Tis the season to distort reason,
    Fa la la la la, la la la la.....

    November 29, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  13. Greg

    Aren't they the ones who don't celebrate Christmas, Halloween or Veterans Day? They don't sound like much fun, or even like real Americans to me.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • steve harnack

      You must be very young or very immature. It's not exclusively American to be sucked into weirdness but we do have more that our share, so in that light , the SDA church is VERY American.By the way, they do celebrate Christmas, even atheists celebrate Christmas, they do honor Veterans, and on Halloween they collect food for the needy.

      November 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
    • Ashley

      It is true that Angus showed lack of work ethics by speaking against the show that provides him with the financial means to live, however, he is an American and in America we value the right we have to choose to believe in whatever we believe to be right for us. Many have fought and died for that right and to deny Angus his right to express and choose his faith is not what America stands for.

      November 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Ashley,

      Who is denying that he should have the right to express himself? He can "express" anything he wants...and you and I, and anyone else can "express" how we think he is wrong. There is no censorship here.

      November 29, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • shelly

      Been SDA my whole life.
      Most all of us celebrate Christmas.
      Since we want to follow Christ, not Satan, many of us chose to not celebrate a day that glorifies horror, gore, etc (Haloween). AS another poster mentioned, Many SDA youth groups do use that evening (since people are already expecting people at their door) to collect canned goods for the poor (perfect timing for preparation for Thanksgiving baskets)

      And while the church for the most part teaches pacifism, we most certainly honor those who have defended our freedom and fought for the country we love.

      Just thought I'd clear up a few misconceptions.

      November 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • Truth Seeker

      Wow! Not wanting to uphold Freedom of Religion -sounds Un-American to me? Let's not forget, the founding of our nation was founded by people escaping religious persecution! What logic.

      November 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • asdrel

      You might be thinking of Jehovah's Witnesses.

      November 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
    • USAF female Vet OEF

      I am SDA and I served 9 years in the USAF. During my service I have served with many SDAs (Seventh Day Adventist).

      November 29, 2012 at 11:49 pm |
  14. Christianity is a form of mental illness- FACT

    (1) Hallucinations – the person has invisible friends who (s)he insists are real, and to whom (s)he speaks daily, even though nobody can actually see or hear
    these friends.

    (2) Delusions – the patient believes that the invisible friends have magical powers to make them rich, cure cancer, bring about world peace, and will do so eventually if asked.

    (3) Denial/Inability to learn – though the requests for world peace remain unanswered, even after hundreds of years, the patients persist with the praying behaviour, each time expecting different results.

    (4) Inability to distinguish fantasy from reality – the beliefs are contingent upon ancient mythology being accepted as historical fact.

    (5) Paranoia – the belief that anyone who does not share their supernatural concept of reality is "evil," "the devil," "an agent of Satan".

    (6) Emotional abuse – ­ religious concepts such as sin, hell, cause feelings of guilt, shame, fear, and other types of emotional "baggage" which can scar the
    psyche for life.

    (7) Violence – many patients insist that others should share in their delusions, even to the extent of using violence.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • Bibletruth

      Usually, if not always, people feel guilty because they are.

      Ever wonder why someone feels guilty? Where does this feeling come from?

      Is the concept of conscience something that an atheist accepts? If so, where does such a thing come from?

      Actually, is there any other method or process to have world peace or national peace or societal peace except through the intimidation of the barrel of a gun? Please forego the cute responses. lol

      November 30, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  15. Truth Seeker

    SDA was not even formed as an organization when the so called Great Dissappointment happened. The Millerites, as they were called, followed a Baptist preacher by then name of William Miller that was claiming Christ would return in 1843. The movement was comprised of many mainstream protestant denomenations. William Miller subsequetly left this spiritual endevour. It is important to note that Miller did not become a SDA. I think facts are important.

    November 29, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • Honey Badger Dont Care

      So then how is this different than any other sect of xtianity?

      November 29, 2012 at 11:47 am |
    • AEC

      Many Millerites became Adventists, following Ellen White–who had attended a Millerite meeting (in my hometown in Maine) before being struck in the head with a rock and subsequently experiencing "visions". They explained away the Great Disappointment by claiming the event had occurred, but on a spiritual rather than a mortal level. Walking back a crackpot theory and trusting in brain trauma-induced hallucinations: as sound a formation for a c.19th American regions sect as any (and a most suitable one for the equally cracked Kellogg's to pile on. No more no less foolish than believing a con man who "finds" things by looking in his hat, and then writes "scripture" based on Masonic doctrine and his own imagination. We are a nation of the truly gullible.

      November 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  16. Koni

    Seventh Day Adventists know they are not perfect. Who is? Supposedly Jesus was perfect and they killed him. But Jesus is not in his grave. What did they do with Jesus? Now they have the 24 chromosomes they found in his blood. Blood that comes alive when water is added. You do understand, a normal person has 46 chromosomes? And that Mary gave 23 chromosomes but Jesus was a male, because the Y chromosome was added to make the blood of Jesus 24 chromosomes...a REAL ALIEN? And we are created in HIS IMAGE? now that is something for science to explain? Ask the Jews if they are going to Build A Temple and KILL A LAMB, for a blood sacrifice????? That is what I am going to ask them when I go to Jerusalem. What did they do with JESUS?

    November 29, 2012 at 10:17 am |
    • Primewonk

      I couldn't help but notice you forgot to include the scientific source you got this from.

      November 29, 2012 at 10:20 am |
    • Oh! Oh!

      They have captured Koni's mind, is there nothing we can do, should we not attemp a rescue?

      November 29, 2012 at 10:32 am |
    • Doyoucare?

      What did they do with Jesus? They wrote some fantasy book about him, that's what they did with Jesus.

      November 29, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • Aron

      Your confusing them with the Jewish religion get your facts straight retard.

      November 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • Bibletruth

      Ask the Jew re blood sacrifice? They havnt any idea what the old testament sacrifice was all about. Clueless. Ask a futurist (Christian of a certain persuasion) what the blood sacrifices are for (what are they to accomplish?) in a rebuilt future temple in Jerusalem and they likewise have no idea. They trip over the truth that Christ is the sacrifice, once for all, and it was Christ's sacrifice, and only his, that is the payment for sin...all sufficient. The futurist theology is nothing but a second chance theology (akin to the Catholic purgatory 2nd chance theology) and 100% unbiblical, as well as an eventual faith killer.

      November 30, 2012 at 9:37 am |
  17. Rick

    Wow, I use to think that this kid was a good actor to play somebody that dumb, but I guess I overestimated his acting skills.

    November 29, 2012 at 8:41 am |
    • Which God?

      @ Rick. Now that was funny!

      November 29, 2012 at 10:20 am |
    • Christianity is a form of mental illness- FACT

      He has zero acting skills and I think his career is done and he shot himself in the foot on this one.
      .
      He has a mental illness
      .
      (1) Hallucinations – the person has invisible friends who (s)he insists are real, and to whom (s)he speaks daily, even though nobody can actually see or hear
      these friends.

      (2) Delusions – the patient believes that the invisible friends have magical powers to make them rich, cure cancer, bring about world peace, and will do so eventually if asked.

      (3) Denial/Inability to learn – though the requests for world peace remain unanswered, even after hundreds of years, the patients persist with the praying behaviour, each time expecting different results.

      (4) Inability to distinguish fantasy from reality – the beliefs are contingent upon ancient mythology being accepted as historical fact.

      (5) Paranoia – the belief that anyone who does not share their supernatural concept of reality is "evil," "the devil," "an agent of Satan".

      (6) Emotional abuse – ­ religious concepts such as sin, hell, cause feelings of guilt, shame, fear, and other types of emotional "baggage" which can scar the
      psyche for life.

      (7) Violence – many patients insist that others should share in their delusions, even to the extent of using violence.

      November 29, 2012 at 11:32 am |
    • Saraswati

      @FACT, once again...please spare us all and take just one psych class. Watching someone make a fool of his- or herself is actually rather painful.

      November 29, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • Christianity is a form of mental illness- FACT

      Did someone fart???
      .
      (1) Hallucinations – the person has invisible friends who (s)he insists are real, and to whom (s)he speaks daily, even though nobody can actually see or hear
      these friends.

      (2) Delusions – the patient believes that the invisible friends have magical powers to make them rich, cure cancer, bring about world peace, and will do so eventually if asked.

      (3) Denial/Inability to learn – though the requests for world peace remain unanswered, even after hundreds of years, the patients persist with the praying behaviour, each time expecting different results.

      (4) Inability to distinguish fantasy from reality – the beliefs are contingent upon ancient mythology being accepted as historical fact.

      (5) Paranoia – the belief that anyone who does not share their supernatural concept of reality is "evil," "the devil," "an agent of Satan".

      (6) Emotional abuse – ­ religious concepts such as sin, hell, cause feelings of guilt, shame, fear, and other types of emotional "baggage" which can scar the
      psyche for life.

      (7) Violence – many patients insist that others should share in their delusions, even to the extent of using violence.

      November 29, 2012 at 11:38 am |
    • Ben

      No, he's just realized that you don't have any cred as a child star without doing something to dump your life down the crapper, do here it is!

      November 29, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  18. MB

    If he doesn't want to be on it, then boot him off. The show should stand up to him. No other company would allow some d-bag employee to publicly badmouth them. I don't know why people even watch the show, but that's another story.

    November 29, 2012 at 8:37 am |
    • sam stone

      Maybe they could write him off and kill him in an embarrasing manner

      November 29, 2012 at 9:28 am |
    • 0G-No gods, ghosts, goblins or ghouls

      Perhaps as one of the Hale Bop geniuses in a show about religious cults?

      November 29, 2012 at 9:33 am |
    • sam stone

      0G: Don't forget the black slacks and the Nike sneakers

      November 29, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  19. John Spurlock

    Congratulation to CNN for reaching a new height in attempting to pass off their own opinion and agenda as fact.

    Refering to an established christian church like the seventh day adventists as 'cultists', while treating the freaks of Tom Cruises' laughable cult of Scientology as a legitimate religion in other articles.

    Being an evangelical Christian makes you a cultist;
    but believing in a 20,000 year old space alien that likes at the center of the Earth is sane and normal.

    Apparently the CNN staff started celebrating the legalization of Marijuana by some states a bit early.

    November 29, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • 0G-No gods, ghosts, goblins or ghouls

      Where does CNN refer to the SDA loonies as cultists? And what is CNN's agenda?

      November 29, 2012 at 8:45 am |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Whoever taught you reading comprehension should be sued.

      Angus T. Jones was QUOTED as saying...

      "Some of my family was like, 'Oh, he’s joining that SDA church – those cults' … and tried to get me to get out of there,” Jones continues in the video. “But I didn’t feel like I was being fooled. I could study it for myself.”

      CNN did not describe them as a "cult", in fact they went on to quote a religious scholar that gave an unbiased description of how they practice their faith.

      You sure like to nail yourself up on that cross don't you John, I bet you find any excuse to cry "persecution" and wear it like a badge of honor.

      November 29, 2012 at 8:54 am |
    • sam stone

      The claims of persecution are part and parcel of the jeebus fanatics

      November 29, 2012 at 9:31 am |
    • Primewonk

      John, all religious sects are cults.

      From Merriam-Webster (the dictionary people) –

      Cult 1. formal religious veneration : worship

      2. a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents

      November 29, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • /0\

      John Spermlock= dipschitt

      November 29, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • steve harnack

      I think that Scientology is bizarre but at least they don't wish for and actively work for the total destruction of the earth like evangelical christians do. How can we ever have peace or protect our environment for the future when so many deluded people have hopes and beliefs that can only be fulfilled through war and destruction?

      November 29, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • lol??

      steve harnack, God is green, besides having the name of Jealous. "Rev 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth."

      November 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  20. Rational Libertarian

    The biggest shame is that this retard has actually touched the beautiful Miley Cyrus.

    November 29, 2012 at 8:27 am |
    • Ben

      There are better looking women, and her career isn't going anywhere interesting anyway. In 15 years she'll be back singing Christian music with Katy Perry.

      November 29, 2012 at 8:39 am |
    • Rational Libertarian

      I'm not interested in her music. Aesthetically she is my Venus.

      November 29, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • Ben

      I've seen better looking "planets". ;-)

      November 29, 2012 at 11:33 am |
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