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My take: A word to Christians - Be nice
February 9th, 2013
10:00 PM ET

My take: A word to Christians - Be nice

Editor's note: John S. Dickerson is author of the book “The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors that Will Crash the American Church ... and How to Prepare” and senior pastor of Cornerstone in Prescott, Arizona. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter @JohnSDickerson

By John S. Dickerson, Special to CNN

Last week a high-profile American writer and news personality asked me a painful question: “Hey pastor, can a Christian tweet hate?”

It was not a hypothetical question. He was asking because some of his 1.3 million Twitter followers claim to be “Christian,” and some of the meanest, most perverse hate-tweets he receives come from these self-proclaimed Christians.

We’ve all seen folks, Christian and otherwise, lose their cool in a Facebook face-off or in the comment section under a controversial news story. But as I scrolled through the “Christian” hate tweets to this news personality, I was baffled and ashamed by these so-called followers of Christ. One user describes himself not merely as Christian but as “sharing God’s message of Grace with everyone I encounter.” The messenger of Grace recently tweeted that he doesn’t merely hate this news personality, he despises and loathes him.

These are the moments when it’s embarrassing to be a Christian. I’m not embarrassed to believe the extravagant claims of Christianity: that Christ was born to a virgin, died for our sins, physically rose from the grave and is returning to rule the world. But I am embarrassed to be associated with some of the people who claim his name.

I have written in the past about the bad reputation that Christians have in America. Some argue that it comes from misrepresentation by the media. Others argue that “all who live godly will suffer persecution,” and that’s why we Christians have a poor reputation. Maybe there’s some truth to those claims, but we Christians have to acknowledge another reason why we are perceived as hateful: because many of our number are.

More and more, I see hateful Christians chalking up their disrepute to “persecution.” God tells us otherwise. In 1 Peter 4 we’re told, “If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed. …” And that’s the truth; sometimes we are insulted for proclaiming the good news of salvation in Christ. But listen to what follows: “If you suffer, however, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.”

The Apostle Peter is more or less saying: If you suffer for sharing the good news of Christ, great, you’re blessed. But if you suffer just because you’re being a criminal or acting like an idiot, then don’t blame it on Christ.

Some 2,000 years ago, Peter knew so-called Christians would be criminals and “meddlers.” He knew some would claim, “Wow, I’m really suffering for Jesus,” when they are really just suffering for being jerks.

The word “meddler” means busybody: someone who inserts himself into matters that are not his own. Might this include some people involved in the Twitter, Facebook and “comments” showdowns of our day?

So yes, “all who live godly will suffer persecution.” But let’s not be jerks, get persecuted and then blame it on Christ. American Christianity, with its past position of cultural superiority, gave birth to some self-righteous and condescending so-called Christians. These folks may be culturally Christian, but they know little of Christ and his actual message of humility and repentance. I am convinced that, if Jesus Christ were here walking among us, he would have nothing to do with those who claim his name and consistently spew hate.

Theologians and academics will argue about that last sentence. Isn’t Jesus “a friend of sinners?” Yes. Doesn’t Jesus’ grace wash away the sins of those who trust in him? Yes. Wouldn’t that include the sin of "hate tweet"? Yes.

In seminaries and churches, we tend to engage in obscure questions about theology. For example, “Is it possible for someone to truly trust Christ and spend their entire life tweeting hate?”

Maybe so. But Jesus didn’t engage in such esoteric abstractions. He taught simple truth with clarity, authority and practicality. On controversial issues—“Are hate tweeters true Christians?”—I find myself drawn to the simple words of Scripture. Theologians will argue and debate, but God’s word is simple and clear.

“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.” (1 John 2:9,11)

“With the tongue we praise our Lord and father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.” (James 3:9,10)

“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.” (1 John 4:20)

Jesus put it this way in Matthew 12:34-36: “For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.”

If we will give account for every careless word spoken, might we also give account for every careless comment typed or tweeted?

Christians aren’t the only ones hurling hateful blows on the Web. But we are the only ones who claim to follow the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. So let’s be nice.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of John S. Dickerson.

- CNN Belief Blog

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  4. faith

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    • Science

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      June 5, 2013 at 7:48 am |
    • Science

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      June 19, 2013 at 10:49 am |
    • Science

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  6. WASP

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    • WASP

      @(Oh No!) I caught him with a blow to the chest
      (Oh No!) My hollow put a hole in his vest
      (Oh No!) I'm bout to send two to his dome
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      April 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm |
    • Science

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      Hey Vic

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      May 23, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |

      Jeff

      That's not occam's razor. Occam's razor is that the hypothesis WITH THE FEWEST ASSUMPTIONS is the MOST LIKELY.

      Seeing as you are assuming an all powerful, all present, all knowing deity with no origin and no supporting, observable and repeatable evidence, creation through God is no where near the most likely.

      May 23, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |

      ME II

      @Vic,
      The ICR is obviously biased and not scientific.

      "Principles of Scientific Creationism

      The physical universe of space, time, matter, and energy has not always existed, but was supernaturally created by a transcendent personal Creator who alone has existed from eternity."
      "The first human beings did not evolve from an animal ancestry, but were specially created in fully human form from the start."

      "The Bible, ... is ... infallible and completely authoritative on all matters with which they deal, free from error of any sort, scientific and historical as well as moral and theological."
      (http://www.icr.org/tenets/)

      May 23, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |

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      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/

      Peace

      May 23, 2013 at 11:29 am |
    • Science

      morning again WASP

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      Peace

      May 25, 2013 at 7:47 am |
  7. Bob

    George Carlin on religion:
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    April 17, 2013 at 8:40 pm |
  8. Endmasssciencewasp

    asp;dfhna;snfd

    April 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm |
  9. Endmasssciencewasp

    God loves us

    April 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm |
    • Science

      BS

      April 18, 2013 at 7:30 am |
  10. Endmasssciencewasp

    As the deer pants for the water so my soul longeth after thee. When there is no joy you are my joy my strength my shield, to you alone may my spirit yield you alone are my hearts desire and I long to worship you. Truer words were never spoken. Are you feeling like you have never been loved or had a hard day then run into the arms of the one who loves you. That knows all the ups and downs and longs to be the comfort in your life.
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    April 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm |
  11. faith

    you need dorothy's approval to do anything. if she says hitler was a lovely christian fellow, then he was a lovely christian man. do not dispute her unless you want to suffer the consequences. dorothy is not to be crossed

    April 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm |
    • Science

      Life On Earth Shockingly Comes from out of This World..................not the nasty bible faithy !

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130605144326.htm

      June 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm |
  12. Cathy

    Thanks for helping to make my point for me, Richard.
    Mistakes have been corrected.
    Let's move on.

    April 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm |
  13. faith

    "Jimbo
    Because there are so many possible gods, you need to be more specific so we know which one you are talking about."
    31, 17, 65, 11,221 and 8

    April 8, 2013 at 10:29 pm |
    • Jimbo

      ???

      April 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
    • Science

      GOOD NEWS..............no bible needed !

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      Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/oldest-primate-fossil-skeleton-found-in-china-2013-6#ixzz2VS35T5QS

      Black Holes Abundant Among the Earliest Stars

      June 5, 2013 — By comparing infrared and X-ray background signals across the same stretch of sky, an international team of astronomers has discovered evidence of a significant number of black holes that accompanied the first stars in the universe.

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      June 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm |
  14. faith

    slavery or starvation. take your pick

    April 8, 2013 at 6:17 am |
    • faith

      who wrote john, mark, Luke, Matt? 1 and 2 Pete, Hebrews, revelation, Jude, Philemon, James, 1, 2 , 3 john? the boogeyman? they felleth from heaven. no body wrote nothin. did you see anything? not me. that proves it!

      them atheists r geniuses.

      but we believe mein kampf, baby. now that's proof.

      April 8, 2013 at 6:23 am |
    • faith

      that's ridiculous. i know for a fact that they had food stamps and a nice UC plan. 423 weeks @95% gross wages based on your one day's best earnings, whether you worked or not. Yea, herod pushed that through cause it was a campaign promise.

      and get this, them fundies honestly believe we landed on the moon!! hardy har man. believe it? you say prove it and they say look at them pictures man. yea, like they don't know how to photo shop pictures!

      April 8, 2013 at 6:29 am |
    • Science

      You said what faith...................profound................how many pages. are missing................faith

      Christians Be Nice CNN.............google it.....

      About 75,100,000 results (0.25 seconds)

      May 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |

      Numbers work........................light

      When Christians become a 'hated minority'...........google it.

      About 6,900,000 results (0.22 seconds

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      May 16, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |

      May 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
    • Science

      And who do you want to be associated with lol??...................you know Laws of Association ?

      May 29, 2013 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/24/prosecutor-parents-refusal-to-seek-medical-attention-led-to-infants-death/#comments

      May 29, 2013 at 9:29 am |
  15. Sammy

    Ghandi was a super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

    April 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
  16. Kilto

    God is great!! He is an all powerful all knowing God. He knew you before you were born. You owe everything to him.

    April 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
    • Jimbo

      Because there are so many possible gods, you need to be more specific so we know which one you are talking about.

      April 8, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  17. biggles

    I love Anvil head

    April 6, 2013 at 2:13 am |
    • Science

      biggles chad too ...................the bells are in your head banging away !!!

      Science

      faith ...............the peach...................any words of wisom know ?

      i think little fatty sambo urging xtards to commit violent suicide is wonderful. i particularly enjoy the way not one god-hating Nazi fascist has ever posted any criticism of their beloved Nazi for her disgusting posts and sick mind.

      i also find myself warmly amused when dodo plays the role of ms integrity and chastens reborn xtards for being mean. that is beyond hilarious.

      May 18, 2013 at 2:55 am | Report abuse | Reply

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      Science

      In Santa we trust

      You know faith...............Christians be Nice.............does se-x education work for you faith ?

      With the RCC goes the oldest of old the damn bedVROOOOOOOM..............they need to stay the FVCK OUT OF IT !

      You know with is partner...............the red thing

      May 16, 2013 at 6:38 am | Report abuse | Reply

      May 18, 2013 at 6:15 am | Report abuse | Reply

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      You know faith about all the pages that went bye bye......................becuase of the

      SE-X EDUCATION quetions...............does it work for mom and dad !..........on the Christians BE nice artcle faith?

      May 18, 2013 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |

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      END TIMES AYE CHAD !................chad has so many webs ?

      8, 2013 — An international team of physicists has found the first direct evidence of pear shaped nuclei in exotic atoms

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130508172151.htm

      Plus new woodland lizard found in Peru !

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      Education works for children.................Do you have any faith/chad ..................morals ?

      Where do morals come from?.............the answer is not the bible read and find out !

      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 !

      May 18, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |

      May 18, 2013 at 7:53 am |
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      Oops ...................NOW !

      The planet is waiting faith / chad ?

      May 18, 2013 at 7:55 am |
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    Wow! They're down to February posts now? A month and a half of posts gone? What the heck? And in reading the posts, lol?? is completely gone from February? What is going ON? This isn't right. Stop the quashing of people's speech.

    April 6, 2013 at 1:29 am |
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      Posting here doesn't do much good.

      Contact Belief Blog Editor – eric.marrapodi@cnn.com

      April 6, 2013 at 1:53 am |
    • Endmasssciencewasp

      Eric is a waste along with how this blog is set up its not for information or rational debate. Eric thrives on controversy and that is how the blog is structured. His writings along with all those he gets to post here are all the same ideals. He is not into teaching and is actually against true Christianity. I doubt CNN would post anything in favor of Christianity just like most of the controlled media these days. I am glad I found out about him and all those who write articles here put them in your names to boycot because these are the true deceivers. The atheists here are just doing what was allowed and what is in their nature. But the ones that cause real destruction are the ones like Eric Marropdi. Can you imagine the stupidity of the writer of this article how stupid he is to lent his name to this kind of opening? He ia a pastor of a church also I cant imagine what they teach there it may be a case of the blind leading the blind.

      April 6, 2013 at 10:17 am |
    • tallulah13

      So the opinions of other christians are not welcome to you? Why is it that christians can't agree on their own religion? How in the world can you expect to convert others if you can't even agree upon what you are supposed to be converting them to?

      April 6, 2013 at 10:26 am |
    • Endmasssciencewasp

      Pretty presumptuous considering you have no idea of what a Christian is, why don't you refrain from judging and commenting till you actually learn. You seem to criticize that in others why don't you take your own advice

      April 6, 2013 at 11:14 am |
    • tallulah13

      Endmass, you don't get to decide who is a christian and who is not. There are thousands of versions of christianity and each one of them believes itself to be right. Tens if not hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in disputes over which brand of christianity is real, because people like you are unwilling to accept other interpretations of the same book.

      April 6, 2013 at 11:22 am |
    • Endmasssciencewasp

      You have violated every thing you say you stand for in judging what I am saying and not being a Christian and not knowing what really makes a Christian. You speak out vehemently on this even in this last post yet you have not a clue, sorry, how sad. Why don't you practice what you preach?

      April 6, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • tallulah13

      Wrong again, endmass. I am exactly practicing what I preach. I believe we are all free to believe as we chose to believe. I have chosen to look at the facts available and to conclude that there is no god.

      You are trying to say that yours is the only correct version of a religion that has thousands of versions. Unless you can provide indisputable evidence that yours is the only true version, your claims are hollow and arrogant. As I very correctly pointed out, many thousands have died because of hollow and arrogant claims about who god likes better. And the sad thing is, not one of you can prove your god exists, so claiming that your way is right and all others are wrong is rather like fighting over who would win a fight between Batman and Superman.

      April 6, 2013 at 11:57 am |
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      NO heaven or horn-y red beast either..............they are at it again on page 35 somewhere.

      The more you know creationists...........chad too ...............might help you know Bill...........you too Cap A

      Destiny & DNA......................World Science Festival

      http://new.livestream.com/accounts/4044190/events/2110223

      Professor Richard Dawkins – "What if you're wrong?"

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beYYZRN1sEs&w=640&h=390]

      The Light...is...Science Wins God Loses | Facebook................from the little blue box.........think outside the box.

      https://www.facebook.com/ScienceWinsGodLoses

      "Creationists make it sound like a ‘theory’ is something you ... are all over it. ... that says I must submit to him or suffer agonizing punishment for all time?

      8,000,000 yesterday, today numbers are 27,200,000 results Any time Bing

      The e word wins all the time creationists ..........no god(s) made US............get over IT

      Make sure to highlight above phrase..............then click on the little blue box and search with Bing.

      Think out side the box and have fun .

      AND 3 BILLION year old what ?

      Three-Billion-Year-Old Microfossils Include Plankton

      June 6, 2013 — Spindle-shaped inclusions in three-billion-year-old rocks are microfossils of plankton that probably inhabited the oceans around the globe during that time, according to an international team of researchers.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130606155123.htm

      http://www.discovertheforest.org/

      http://boostnation.boostup.org/

      June 9, 2013 at 8:27 am |
  19. Endmasssciencewasp

    Out of the mouth of babes, I was lost but now I'm found, how sweet the words of the Lord are to those who know His grace and peace. Thank You Lord that you never left me nor forsake me even when I didn't know you.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDoksX-JHKY&w=640&h=390]

    April 4, 2013 at 7:42 am |
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      And one for you Austin and chad fred l4h loomy biggles faith doogie topher and all creationists thiests Chad.

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/

      May 15, 2013 at 6:42 am |
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      Science

      Hey Sara.................what can't they understand ?

      Hey Bobie and As-stin Chad/rachel l4h fred Robert Brown loony bethany kev bx fred topher etc etc All creationists and ID believers ........................

      Was the bible around back then .................bible thumpers ?

      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.

      Peace

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      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-beco

      Messed-Up Bible Stories – 2 – Adam and Eve
      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRGnPIlclps&w=640&h=390]
      Evolving Genes Lead to Evolving Genes: Selection in European Populations of Genes Regulated by FOXP2

      Apr. 18, 2013 — Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project. The method identifies gene sets that show evidence for positive selection in comparison with matched controls, and thus highlights genes for further functional studies.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418124905.htm

      Peace

      BedVrooooom.............and the red devil................not funny !

      May 15, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/

      May 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
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      The wedgie is way up there CHAD..........you ARE STUCK at the creation museum. LMFAO !!!

      Mr. and Mrs. Troll...... .........chad/Rachel

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/14/vatican-swaps-old-masters-for-modernity-with-venice-biennale-debut/?replytocom=2343268#respond

      Chomp on that bone...................creationists/ID believers. chadie too..................evolution at its best the old croc.

      Time for the horn-y beast to get the hell out of the bedVroooom !!!

      Fourteen Closely Related Crocodiles Existed Around 5 Million Years Ago

      May 21, 2013 — Today, the most diverse species of crocodile are found in northern South America and Southeast Asia: As many as six species of alligator and four true crocodiles exist, although no more than two or three ever live alongside one another at the same time. It was a different story nine to about five million years ago, however, when a total of 14 different crocodile species existed and at least seven of them occupied the same area at the same time, as an international team headed by paleontologists Marcelo Sánchez and Torsten Scheyer from the University of Zurich is now able to reveal.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521121323.htm

      AND

      Hey faithy seems like you have not been weaned yet sort of like chadie .............reminds me of a 5 year old ?

      Monkey Teeth Help Reveal Neanderthal Weaning

      May 24, 2013 — Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals?

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130524104828.htm

      Current search on Bing chadie ..........bookmark update chad........3rd one from top of page.

      RDFRS: When Christians become a 'hated minority'

      http://www.richarddawkins.net/.../5/5/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority

      11,000,000 results Any time

      AND

      Scientists Find Oldest Dinosaur – Or Closest Relative Yet

      Dec. 5, 2012 — Researchers have discovered what may be the earliest dinosaur, a creature the size of a Labrador retriever, but with a five foot-long tail, that walked the Earth about 10 million years before more familiar dinosaurs like the small, swift-footed Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121205084421.htm

      Game over .................god(s) did NOT create US !

      NO red horn-y devil either........ NEVER has been one.!

      The DINOSAUR ?...............Chomp Chomp !...Evolution WINS hands down...time for the horn-y red devil to get the

      HELL out of the way.....................Stem Cell research !

      Allosaurus Fed More Like a Falcon Than a Crocodile: Engineering, Anatomy Work Reveals Differences in Dinosaur Feeding Styles

      May 21, 2013 — The mighty T. rex may have thrashed its massive head from side to side to dismember prey, but a new study shows that its smaller cousin Allosaurus was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern-day falcon.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521152638.htm

      PLUS

      COMEDY GOLD................it is THE PEARLY GATES !.............what a JOKE !

      Heaven for atheists? Pope sparks debate

      By Dan Merica, CNN

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/23/heaven-for-atheists-pope-sparks-debate/comment-page-18/#respond

      Splat Chad

      June 4, 2013 at 9:52 am |
    • Science

      Or fred/doogie,dot/chad and asstin and gang HS too.

      Sounds like if you are married you can have se-x create children .............but can not talk about how it works ?

      Unless the red hor-ny beast did it then you can talk about it right ?

      June 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
    • Science

      BIG question fred and the gang do you actually know your families bloodline ?

      June 21, 2013 at 5:32 pm |
  20. Atheist, me?

    Its pretty hard to be a ho.mo.phobe Atheist. How do u do it?

    March 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
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