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Obama thanked for living in 'glass house' at National Prayer Service
January 23rd, 2013
03:09 AM ET

Obama thanked for living in 'glass house' at National Prayer Service

By the CNN Political Unit

(CNN) – On the day following his ceremonial inauguration, President Barack Obama received warm praise Tuesday while attending an interfaith prayer service at the National Cathedral.

Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas, said Americans should "more often" give thanks to Obama and those who serve in higher elected office.

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  1. Science

    Gravity is not up for debate ! ............E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas..........that do not lie or sin !!!..........

    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 ! ............E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas..........that do not lie or sin !!!..........

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

    Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet

    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

    April 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |

    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

    Holy Hallucinations 35

    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

    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/

    May 4, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |

    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

    Education works for children

    Earth From Space

    Detailed satellite images reveal the web of connections that sustain life on Earth. Aired February 13, 2013 on PBS

    Program Description

    "Earth From Space" is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth. Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine "waterfall" off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun's heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, the show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/earth-from-space.html

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    Peace

    May 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  2. Herma

    Hi.Hi there to Everyone. I am actually thankful I came across your blog. Now i'm wanting to get caught up. I've marked this for future reference and hope to be involved in future discussions. Many thanks.

    April 17, 2013 at 11:36 am |
  3. Lenin

    Keep praying, maybe we can pray this clown out of office.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm |
    • Rick

      Since prayer doesn't work it will be 4 more years!

      January 26, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
    • Rick

      Prayer.....doing nothing, but thinking you're doing something.

      January 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm |
  4. MennoKnight

    Reality
    You don't really read other people's replies do you? What you wrote had nothing to do with what I wrote.

    I was talking about Micah 6 which was written during the time of King Hezekiah, the one who built a tunnel to bring water into Jerusalem before the siege in 702 by the Assyrians.
    These are all historical events that are recorded outside of the bible as well.

    I was Agreeing with you, and letting you know the whole section of the Old Testament called the Prophets agrees with you as well.

    January 23, 2013 at 5:50 pm |
    • Reality

      Without Abraham and Moses, the OT/Torah to include Micah (8th century BC) is basically fiction as is probably yahwew.

      January 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm |
    • Reality

      and yahweh.

      January 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm |
  5. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    least one or two goals or dreams that Americans on both sides of the aisle can come together and say, 'Yes, that's what it means to be American. That's where we need to go'."

    UNITY OF HUMANITY IS IN FOLLOWING OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE, ONLY LORD AND GOD OF THE UNIVERSE, FOUNDATION OF CONSTI TUTION OF UNITED STATES. HINDUISM CORRUPTION OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE, HINDUISM CRIMINALITY OF HINDU JEWS, CRIMINAL SECULAR S, SONS OF HINDU LUCIFER, DENIER OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE ATHEIST, WILL NEVER UNITE HUMANITY, BUT ALWAYS DIVIDE HUMANITY IN HINDUISM, RACISM. SITTING IN GLASS HOUSE AND THROWING STONES ON OTHERS WILL DO NOTHING BUT CRASH ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS TO BE BURIED UNDER THEIR OWN HINDUISM, DENIAL OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE RELIGIONS. HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT HINDUS, IGNORANT S, FOLLOWERS OF HINDUISM, RACISM BY FAITH.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm |
    • YOUR HINDU DAD

      TEXT YOUR MOTHER TO COME HOME. IT'S 2AM NOW. F*** PARTY EVERY NIGHT WHAT'S GOING ON SON?

      January 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Oh she just called Dad. She has two more customers to go. She is bringing left over food too Dad. Are you coming?

      January 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm |
    • Lenin

      Please learn English or stop posting. You random hindu rantings make no sense at all!

      January 25, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
  6. W247

    Way to go to Deify the president. Praise should go to the Lord, Thanks should go to the lord, not to a man. The Lord looks after the humble and brings the prideful down low.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm |
  7. Mohammad A Dar

    and who is she next too Obama? does anyone know? she is talking to God, in her mind. Is she crazy?

    January 23, 2013 at 10:16 am |
    • Mohammad A Dar

      I meant "next to"

      January 23, 2013 at 10:18 am |
    • Roger that

      In an effort to show his compassion for all citizens, Obama invites a homeless person to sit in on the service. As this person shakes hands with her imaginary friend, Obama prays he doesn't get attacked.

      January 23, 2013 at 11:18 am |
    • niknak

      She's got the spirit!
      Meaning, she still believes in the sky fairy and wants to show all around her that the sky fairy is within her.
      Or you can just call her crazy.

      January 23, 2013 at 11:23 am |
    • Mohammad A Dar

      @Roger – if she is a homeless person and standing next to Obama, Obama, hoping he was sincere in what he did, should get credit for being a nice person. Now on her part, if she is homeless, she should simply ask God, why HE made her homeless?

      January 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm |
  8. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Pray without ceasing in 2013
    Prayer changes things

    January 23, 2013 at 8:02 am |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Leave a Reply to Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your repeated assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded.

      Using my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE), the expression that best matches the degree to which your repeated unfounded assertions may represent truths is: "CHRONIC TOTAL FAIL". Perhaps the following book can help you cope with the problem of repeating unfounded assertions:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...

      January 23, 2013 at 8:07 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!

      January 23, 2013 at 10:03 am |
    • niknak

      What if I don't want things changed?

      January 23, 2013 at 11:27 am |
  9. Reality

    Free Will and Future are inherent to all the thinking beings in the Universe. This being the case, it is not possible to alter life with prayers. Statistically, your request might come true but it is simply the result of the variability/randomness of Nature..

    So put down your rosaries and prayer beads and stop worshiping/revering cows or bowing to Mecca five times a day. Instead work hard at your job, take care of aging parents, volunteer at a soup kitchen, donate to charities and the poor and continue to follow the proper rules of your religion or any good rules of living as gracious and good human beings.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:24 am |
    • MennoKnight

      Reality:
      What you said is what Jesus and the Prophets of the Old Testament said:
      Micah 6:8 after the people asked Micah "What does God want from us? How many religious things does He want us to do?" To which Micah replies:

      No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good,
      and this is what he requires of you:
      to do what is right, to love mercy,
      and to walk humbly with your God.

      This effectively sums up the Old Testament.
      This effectively sums up Mennonite Theology

      January 23, 2013 at 10:00 am |
    • Reality

      The OT/Torah in the 21st century:

      origin: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E1EFE35540C7A8CDDAA0894DA404482 NY Times review and important enough to reiterate.

      New Torah For Modern Minds

      “Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. (prob•a•bly
      Adverb: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell).

      The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation.

      Such startling propositions - the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 years - have gained wide acceptance among non-Orthodox rabbis. But there has been no attempt to disseminate these ideas or to discuss them with the laity - until now.

      The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which represents the 1.5 million Conservative Jews in the United States, has just issued a new Torah and commentary, the first for Conservatives in more than 60 years. Called "Etz Hayim" ("Tree of Life" in Hebrew), it offers an interpretation that incorporates the latest findings from archaeology, philology, anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. To the editors who worked on the book, it represents one of the boldest efforts ever to introduce into the religious mainstream a view of the Bible as a human rather than divine doc-ument.

      The notion that the Bible is not literally true "is more or less settled and understood among most Conservative rabbis," observed David Wolpe, a rabbi at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles and a contributor to "Etz Hayim." But some congregants, he said, "may not like the stark airing of it." Last Passover, in a sermon to 2,200 congregants at his synagogue, Rabbi Wolpe frankly said that "virtually every modern archaeologist" agrees "that the way the Bible describes the Exodus is not the way that it happened, if it happened at all." The rabbi offered what he called a "LITANY OF DISILLUSION”' about the narrative, including contradictions, improbabilities, chronological lapses and the absence of corroborating evidence. In fact, he said, archaeologists digging in the Sinai have "found no trace of the tribes of Israel - not one shard of pottery."

      January 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
    • NII

      REALITY
      Seems the spirituality bug is finally biting somewhere! Enjoy 2013 by following your own advice!

      January 23, 2013 at 12:03 pm |
  10. Spectrophiliac

    I'm sorry I couldn't hear you, I was too buisy calling Travelocity or doing whatever that roam alone gnome said I should do.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:03 am |
  11. TrollAlert

    Click the report abuse link to get rid of this garbage.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:03 am |

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