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September 29th, 2013
08:40 AM ET

From grief to grace: Wife of Amish schoolhouse shooter breaks her silence

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog co-editor

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Among the flowers and plants in Marie Monville’s sunny yard sits a rosebush, a gift from her first husband, Charlie.

A few years ago, Monville painstakingly unearthed the roots and transplanted the bush from her old house 10 miles away - a house that Charlie had thrown into tumult and grief.

The bush’s prickles recall the pain she and her family have endured, Monville said, and its peach-colored blossoms offer a yearly reminder that God creates new life from old.

After years of silence, Monville is now telling a story of her own.

It’s the story of how a milkman’s daughter became a murderer’s wife, and how she found a divine calling after a devastating tragedy.

“If this wasn’t my life,” Monville said during a recent interview in her kitchen, family pictures smiling from the fridge, “I never would have expected it to look this beautiful.”

On October 2, 2006, Charlie Roberts - then Monville’s husband - burst into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, with a handgun, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle, cans of black powder, a stun gun, two knives, a toolbox and restraint devices.

Roberts ordered a teacher, a teacher’s aide and the boys to leave, then bound 10 young schoolgirls and lined them up against the blackboard.

He boarded the windows, apparently preparing for a long siege, but as police surrounded the schoolhouse, Roberts shot all 10 girls before killing himself. Five girls died; the others were severely wounded.

The gentle, quiet man who had shared Monville's bed, children and life was now a mass murderer, guilty of unfathomable evil.

In mere hours, Monville lost her husband, and her children lost their father. Her close-knit community was terrorized and her family's name disgraced. Her innocence was despoiled, and her evangelical faith tested.

“I felt deserted, left behind to bear the weight of the world’s judgment and questions alone,” Monville writes in “One Light Still Shines,” her new book about the shooting and its aftermath, “and I felt that weight pressing me down.”

Stepping out of the shadows

After the shooting, Monville tried to keep her family, especially her three young children, out of the public eye.

But with the release of “One Light,” which goes on sale Monday, Monville is stepping out of the shadows, sharing her story in deeply personal detail.

Zondervan, one of the country’s largest Christian publishing houses, won't say how many copies it plans to print. But it has launched a “robust” marketing and publicity campaign, with a billboard in New York’s Times Square and interviews with TV networks, including CNN’s Piers Morgan.

“It will sell millions of copies," said Donald Kraybill, co-author of "The Amish" and a professor at Elizabethtown College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. "Millions."

Not only is Monville’s story powerful and largely untold, it also hits a burgeoning market for book publishers, Kraybill said: the cross-section of evangelical spirituality and interest in all things Amish.

Christian fiction best-seller lists brim with Amish romance novels, largely because of their large evangelical readership, which scholars trace to the 2006 shooting and its stunning postlude of Amish forgiveness.

Monville said she kept silent for so long because that story - the grace and compassion the Amish offered her family - was already making headlines around the world.

“There wasn’t much more for me to say,” she said.

Even if there had been more to say, the intensely private Monville was reluctant to speak publicly. Shy and quiet, she sometimes joked that the label under her high-school yearbook picture should have read, “Most Likely to be Forgotten.”

But as the shooting’s psychological wounds began to heal, Monville said she heard God calling her to a new mission: to share her message of hope and to tell others that, even after Charlie's crushing actions, her family not only survived, they thrived.

“I now saw a grand purpose in telling my story,” Monville writes, “I wasn’t afraid anymore.”

Walking on water

The morning of October 2, 2006, was sunny and warm, Monville recalls, the trees in her rural neighborhood radiant with red and golden leaves.

Monville, then Marie Roberts, was living her deepest childhood dreams.

At 28, she had a vibrant church community and spiritual life, a dutiful husband who doted on their three young children and a home next-door to her grandparents in idyllic Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised.

Charlie Roberts, her husband of nearly a decade, drove a truck that delivered milk to nearby dairies, just as Marie’s family had done for generations. He sometimes brooded over the death of their first daughter, who was born three months premature and died after just 20 minutes, but he usually pulled out from these bouts of depression.

On the morning of the shooting, Marie led a prayer group at a local church, where they asked God to keep schoolchildren safe.

As usual, she and Charlie later walked their two oldest children, then 7 and 5, to the bus stop, kissing them goodbye before Charlie left for work.

At 11 a.m., as Marie was pouring herself a cup of coffee, Charlie called.

“I had never heard Charlie’s voice sound like that before,” Monville writes, “not in almost 10 years of marriage. Something was horribly wrong.”

Charlie told Marie he was not coming home. He left a note explaining everything, he said. Marie pleaded with him to come home, but he hung up.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, Charlie also told Marie he had molested young family members two decades before and had daydreamed of doing so again. Monville said she left that out of her new book because police found the claims to be false.

“Charlie said a lot of things on the phone or the letter that didn’t make a lot of sense,” Monville said in an interview. “His mind was filled with all of the things he was planning to do, so he wasn’t in a place of being OK.”

The three-page letter Charlie left for Marie said she was the perfect wife, but the death of their firstborn child made him enraged at God.

“I am sorry to put you and the kids in this position but I feel that this is the best and only way,” Charlie wrote. “I love all of you and this is why am I doing this.”

Marie called 911. Sirens wailed in the distance. Hanging up the phone, she stood in the living room, staring at her ceiling fan, and prayed.

Monville calls this her “walk on water” moment, recalling when Jesus challenged the disciples to show their faith by following his footsteps across the Sea of Galilee.

“I was faced with two choices, and only two,” she said.

“I could choose to believe that everything written about God in the pages of the Word were true, and that he was going to rescue me and my family. Or I could choose to believe that we were going down like the fastest sinking ship.”

The falling flower 

Raised a churchgoer in deeply religious Lancaster County, where churches far outnumber bars, Monville said she always enjoyed a close relationship with God, hearing his voice call to her, feeling his embrace during prayer and worship.

Even after the death of her firstborn, whom they named Elise, and a later failed pregnancy, Monville said she kept hoping that God held better days in store.

But Charlie’s faith faltered, and he shrugged off her pleas to talk to a pastor, counselor or friend about his deepening depression.

“He was angry at God, which I didn’t realize in those days,” Monville said. “I just thought he wasn’t connected to the Lord in the ways I was. The harder I pushed, the more he withdrew.”

Counselors later said that Charlie Roberts likely suffered for years with untreated clinical depression over the death of Elise, which led to a psychotic break with reality, Monville said.

“I did not know the man who went into the schoolhouse and did the things he did there,” she said. “I did not know that Charlie.”

Counselors told Monville that depression can be difficult to diagnose, especially when a sufferer is trying hard to hide it. “There were a lot of things I asked myself,” Monville said. “How did I not see this? What are the signs I missed?”

Those questions didn’t yield easy answers, just more difficult questions, she said: How could God allow this to happen? What should she tell her children? Would people hold her responsible for Charlie’s actions? Could she rebuild her life in Lancaster?

The community - including the Amish - showered her family with gifts, meals and love after the shooting, Monville recalls. They waved hello on the way to the bus stop, dropped by to see if she needed groceries, encouraged her to stay in Lancaster.

Still, Monville had always been a people-pleasing middle child, shyly hoping she could somehow escape the world’s gaze. Now she was the center of attention, with news vans parked in her neighborhood and reporters prowling around her yard.

With her newfound notoriety came questions from strangers that made her skin crawl. Did Charlie have life insurance? How do you sleep at night knowing what your husband did? 

In fact, Monville didn’t sleep at night. She tossed and turned, grieving over her husband and the deaths he caused, and worrying about her children’s future.

But with Scripture and prayer, in reaching out to God and hearing his reply in shouts and whispers, feeling his fatherly care in signs and wonders that people of lesser faith might take for coincidences, Monville said she found healing.

On the day of the shooting, after Charlie’s frightening call, she saw a vision of God’s hand catching a falling flower petal just before it hit the ground, Monville said.

And that’s just what God did for her, she said, every time her spirits fell.

She saw God's hand when the Amish attended Charlie's funeral, when neighbors sent baskets of food, and strangers filled her mailbox with supportive notes.

Most importantly, Monville said, she felt God's strength when she had to tell her children that their father had made some very bad choices, and some people had died, and he had died, too.

“Over and over again," Monville writes, "(God) broke though my pain, revealed his presence, and restored my hope.”

New love

Along with restored hope came another miracle, Monville said: She no longer cared what other people thought.

Marie needed that fearlessness when, just four months after the shooting, she told her family she was engaged to a family friend, Dan Monville.

She and Dan, a divorcé, had bonded after the shooting as they supervised play dates with their young children. She felt a connection with Dan as their families bonded, she said, which ripened into love.

Maybe Dan was the right man, her family said, but it was definitely the wrong time.

Marie had doubts, too. It was so soon after the shooting. But she felt God whispering to her, telling her that Dan was the man she should marry.

Marie said she wrestled with that revelation, fasting and praying for days. Again, one of those signs and wonders - the kind that others might take for happenstance - broke into her life.

Early one morning in December 2006, Marie awoke to hear her Christmas tree tumble with a crackling crash.

Each year, she and Charlie had exchanged Christmas ornaments, their own family tradition. Only two broke when the tree fell, Monville said, the first and last Charlie had given her.

“At the precise moment I noticed this,” she writes, “I heard the words 'It is finished' echo through my heart and mind.”

Dan and Marie were married in May 2007, seven months after the schoolhouse shooting. They now live in the house with Charlie's rosebush, their five children are healthy and happy.

Joyful messenger

Sipping a cup of coffee in her tidy kitchen last week, Monville said she relishes her return to routine, dropping the kids off at school, grocery shopping. "Normal mom" stuff.

She keeps the letter Charlie left and reads it from time to time, even though some parts leave her feeling shaky. Monville also keeps cartons full of letters sent from strangers around the world. She tries not to dread the arrival of October 2, but still finds her eyes fixed to the clock each year, remembering when Charlie left her work, when he called, the day's devastation.

Monville said she has spent years trying to remove the “the shooter’s wife” label - but in a way, she embraces it now, as long as she gets to tell the rest of the story.

It’s the story of how the milkman’s timid daughter, the murderer’s grieving wife, became of all things a joyful messenger, telling everyone who’d listen about the grace of God’s love.

- CNN Religion Editor

Filed under: Belief • Books • Christianity • Death • Faith

soundoff (1,271 Responses)
  1. George Beverly Shea

    This woman should remain silent. Why bring up this horrible incident to the families of those killed and the survivors of the shooting? Some things are better left unsaid.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  2. Alias

    FTA: “I could choose to believe that everything written about God in the pages of the Word were true, and that he was going to rescue me and my family. Or I could choose to believe that we were going down like the fastest sinking ship.”

    This is how twisted minds see things. She thinks that anything good that happens is because of god, and anything bad is her fault for not having enough faith. The truth is she got through this by herself, because of her own actions and decisions.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  3. the five-four morons and an idiot

    watch me make the world appear out of my hat! religion is a crutch for those people that cannot stand on their own. there's nothing wrong with believing in stories of mystical God's no one in modern day has ever seem before. just like the tooth fairy, the boogeyman under the bed and the easter bunny, this God character has his followers.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Jesus said he would send unto us teachers, having itchy ears. You have not studied the Bible and you are taking the words of the Lord God out of context. The FBI returned my couch cushions finally. God wants you to open your heart to Him.

      Amen

      September 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
      • Alias

        Didn't your bible also say that jesus would return within Peter's lifetime? Or is it Paul that must still be alive, because the second coming of christ hasn't happened yet?

        September 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm |
  4. HeavenSent

    Christians come on these articles to speak the truth of Jesus. Smug atheists won’t listen to the Truth and soon will burn in hell. My camel-toe lost the keys to the truck. Jesus is the way. There is no other.

    Amen.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
    • Are you serious?

      None of your posts make any sense.

      September 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm |
  5. geminiapollo

    The proceeds from this wo.an's bbok should ALL go to the victims' families.
    This woman should not see a dime.
    Of course CNN already has their blood money in the bank.
    They even admit they are leveraging America's current obsession with the amish.
    If you lived here you would know the amish are quite reprehensible......why doesn't CNN expose the puppy breeding mills that the amish make their money from?
    They shun our society but are happy to take our money and even happier to keep their gene pool closed (its called inbreeding.)

    September 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
    • Gort1

      You are so right...The victim's families should get attorney's right now,before she can cash a single check from her book sales. She is disgusting, and she certainly knew he was a nut job. The church does shun our society, but then takes advantage of the modern internet, printing press and publicists to make money from one of their owns killings....

      September 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
      • Dippy

        Attorneys, not attorney's.

        September 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
  6. yc

    shounds like she may understand God but she did not understand Man. Parying to God as a solution to every Man's problem is no solution; sometimes it could be the opposite.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm |
  7. chris

    The sad reality is Christian Churches have never taught the truth about, why bad things happen to good people?….And because of this fact, many people have been struggling to understand “why Gods needs another angel in heaven”, when a loved one dies; a common statement from religious leaders! The Truth is the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one…..For the past 6000 years since the garden of Eden, Satan has falsely claimed that he can do a better job running this planet then God.....Given time to prove his point would prove “universally” that only God has the right to rule over mankind… The passage of time although painful for many has been what mankind has needed, so that we never call into question God right to rule over us….Premature death of babies, war, sickness, disease terrorism and disasters are all the effect of Satanic rule…..But once God say’s, “the issue of right to rule”, has been proven, then we can look forward to all the bad things that have happened to good people to be undone…..Including the resurrection of all the people that died that horrible day…and yes, possibly even the murder?

    September 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm |
    • the five-four morons and an idiot

      its puff, puff pass bro, not puff, puff, puff! please pass along some of that good stuff you're smoking. after all, didnt your god teach you to share?!

      September 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm |
    • Dippy

      chris, is your period key stuck?

      September 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm |
  8. nerdy_christian_13

    Well written article. I'd heard about the Amish showing forgiveness and grace to his family, but never her point of view. Can't wait for her book.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm |
  9. Lord Yabu

    Good thing we have Pierce Morgan to make some extra money off of this story.... I wonder what she makes from the future interview ? She should have married Morgan.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm |
  10. geminiapollo

    This is insane. Does anyone believe she didnt see this coming?
    And now after 7 years she wants to be a celebrity with a book and Piers Morgan?
    This is disgusting and an insult to the poor victims.
    Funny they are barely mentioned in this article but she and her murdering husband are portrayed as the victims.....

    September 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      The Holy Bible tells us that Jesus is the Truth and the Way. Since the Bible is the Word of God, why do you atheists think you won’t suffer for eternity for not believing? My 12-year-old daughter makes more tips now that the procedure is over. It is time for you to start your walk with Jesus.

      Amen.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm |
    • Lord Yabu

      Her recovery phase is nearly as sick as her husband's rampage. I bet her new husband saw the money angle too. Ahhh righteous Christians prevail in the face of heaven's personally delivered adversity test.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm |
  11. Lord Toronaga

    So she breaks her silence by making millions of dollars selling her husbands mass murder story. She is truly blessed. Jesus be praised for helping out this wretched 1%er. She never mentions helping out the people who lost their children... I think she is as sick minded as her murdering husband.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm |
  12. HeavenSent

    Adam and Eve learned their lesson but you Atheists refuse to learn yours. Breasts and wee wee’s hanging out, flying in the face of God. My camel-toe adopted a new litter of feral kittens. Zip your fly and learn to love your God.

    Amen

    September 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
  13. HeavenSent

    Atheists think of themselves as mini-gods, not needing the grace and love of the Almighty. Soon you will all be turning on a fire spit in hell. The kittens don’t need a litter box now since I keep them in the oven. God is ever patient, turn to him.

    Amen.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
  14. asdhj

    CNN Celebrating the mass murderer! Whats next giving the murders and their families millions for their stories??? Oh wait they already do that.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
    • the five-four morons and an idiot

      some religious people would say incidents like this are God's will. sorry but i dont like God's that hate and allow little kids to be tortured and killed. no God with a soul would allow things like this to happen.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
  15. HeavenSent

    I hope you atheists like worms because you will spend eternity with your own personal worm feeding off of your fat drippings. Keep spewing the lies of your father satan and find out. The flea and tick powder keeps my cake batter from sticking. Ask Jesus into your heart.

    Amen.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
    • Jen

      Keep up the great work. And the baking tips. Awesome.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm |
      • HeavenSent

        Atheists think of themselves as mini-gods, not needing the grace and love of the Almighty. Soon you will all be turning on a fire spit in hell. The kittens don’t need a litter box now since I keep them in the oven. God is ever patient, turn to him.

        Amen.

        September 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm |
        • Pole dancing for Jesus

          while we're still on baking tips, what temp to get those kitties crispy?

          September 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
        • visitor

          Time for your wife to drag you to the shrink.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm |
        • Athy

          Do you honestly think someone like HeavenSent would have a wife?

          September 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
        • In Santa we trust

          I believe that the real HeavenSent is female.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm |
    • Marc

      Heaven Sent is obviously a very Christian.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:29 pm |
      • My Dog is a jealous Dog

        The "real" HeavenSent is much more vile

        September 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
    • Roscoe Chait

      I'm happy that Marie has found love and peace again. What happened was not her fault. She has decided that God gives her that inner peace, and that is her choice. As far as HeavenSent's comments, mental illness is a terrible thing, as is hatred of those who do not agree with you. Suggest you find a therapist–God can't help you with this.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm |
    • Michelle

      "Judge not that ye be not judged." NIV Matthew 7:1

      Hate speech does demonstrate the Christ-like life Christians are commanded to live. For every non-believer, I apologize to you for every time you have been judged by a Christian. Believer or not, we are all worthy of love.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
  16. BoogerFree

    If you people bother to educate yourselves outside of just one article, a CNN article at that, you will notice that Wikipedia has this; ' there was no evidence any of the Amish children had been molested. So pocket your child abuse nonsense.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
    • Roy

      Atheists (95% of the people who post on these religious stories) do not like Wikipedia.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
      • In Santa we trust

        That makes no sense – why wouldn't a reasonably accurate and constantly reviewed and revised source be better than the ignorant imaginings of Bronze Age Middle Easterners?

        September 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
        • Roy

          NOBODY said atheists are logical (well, except themselves, but that doesn't count!).

          September 29, 2013 at 3:24 pm |
        • In Santa we trust

          Clearly logic is not one of your strengths; not unexpected from someone who believes in magical thinking.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm |
        • Bill

          Roy can't even count.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm |
        • Roy

          Shut up, Santa. You don't know Sh&t about logic. Logical people don't spend day after day after day on religious boards spreading their sickness around and acting hostile to people with different belief systems.
          You use reason to justify your bad behavior. That is it. You are not a scientist or mathematician. You are a poor philosopher with horrible theories.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm |
        • In Santa we trust

          Roy,
          You clearly spend all day on the board to "know" what others do, so even though I do spend some time here it's nowhere near all day. I don't believe I have a sickness certainly nothing as damaging as yours.
          What bad behavior? If you don't want to be known as deluded – don't post delusions on a public forum.
          You know nothing about my profession.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  17. Lord Toronaga

    I think she is another crazy religious BS artist who may even had contributed to this murder case. Her "new" husband better be careful. She married awfully soon after the massacre.

    September 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Atheists come on these articles to throw rocks across the divide at Christians. They are angry that Jesus is God and not them. My 12-year-old daughter smokes at the table in front of her kids. Everything you need to know is in the Bible, read it.

      Amen.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm |
    • AnnasGun

      What a fool.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:15 pm |
  18. nan0

    would have to read the whole book.mental illness is a terrible and dangerous disease.the people who live with a mentally ill person do not have the same objective as someone that doesn't..they never see it.and the person that is ill can mask a lot of it.i am glad she is able to move on as she has children herself to raise and she did not kill those little girls.she mentions several times the horror of it.

    September 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      All religious cults are full of crazy people. Duh.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      I know what you mean, mental illness is a tough one. I lived with a born again christian for a while, and he refused any help with his disorder. He just kept his delusion , feeding it from his magic book, and believing the ridiculous, disproven stories. His obsession was extremely unhealthy, but he refused help.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
      • Roy

        Rich? You still posting all day long on religious boards?

        September 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
        • Richard Cranium

          Roy
          How would you know if I am here all day long if you aren't here all day long reading the posts?. But no, I spend some of my day. It is entertaining.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
    • Roy

      I know what you mean, mental illness is a tough one. I lived with a hostile atheist for a while, and he refused any help with his disorder. He just kept his delusion , feeding it from his hatred of Christianity, and believing the ridiculous, disproven stories. His obsession was extremely unhealthy, but he refused help.

      September 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm |
      • In Santa we trust

        Roy, Do you know what delusion means?

        September 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm |
        • Roy

          Yes, a man who spends all day long blaming religion for all the problems in his life is delusional. He is also very ironic – he hates religion and God, but ends up talking about religion and God all day long.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm |
        • In Santa we trust

          No, in fact it means believing in something for which there is no evidence, especially in the face of evidence disproving all creation myths.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
        • Richard Cranium

          Roy
          It is the irrational delusional thinking I am more interested. I don't hate god, it is hard to hate what is not there. Religion as a whole has been very detrimental to the whole of society.

          Nice try in parroting my words, but since atheism is not delusional, yet believing in something that there is no evidence for is, you failed.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
        • In Santa we trust

          In fact I don't have problems in my life is delusional and I do not talk about religion and gods all day long. Just because you can't manage without a crutch is no reason to spread your anger at your sorry life.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm |
        • In Santa we trust

          n fact I don't have problems in my life and I do not talk about religion and gods all day long. Just because you can't manage without a crutch is no reason to spread your anger at your sorry life.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
        • Roy

          You 2, Richard and Santa, are not qualified to judge others. Your stupid and rude posts are worth exactly what you get paid to post them: $0.00.
          Have fun posting your theories in the message boards of articles written by Christians! I'm sure in your mind you imagine you are doing something more. But you ain't doing Sh&t!!!

          September 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm |
        • Richard Cranium

          Thanks Roy. The fact that you are so upset, and I clearly got under your skin is exactly why I'm here. Thanks for the laugh. Good luck with your delusions.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
        • In Santa we trust

          Well, Roy, if you had evidence for your beliefs you might not be deluded but as you have no evidence you are just another deluded christian all fired up after church. What makes a logical person like you angry is that you really know your beliefs make no sense and yet you can't break the addiction.

          September 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
        • In Santa we trust

          btw You're calling me rude when you're the one who keeps trying to say shit!!

          September 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
  19. HeavenSent

    The Bible, which is 100% accurate in every way, tells us that Jesus is the way. Accept this special gift from your Lord and Savior. It is awkward for the mail man to deliver mail to my camel-toe. Start your walk with Jesus and accept Jesus' love.

    Amen.

    September 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
    • Guest_SD

      Accurate like when man walked with the dinosaurs? Or how Paul gives three different stories of how he met Jesus?

      September 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
      • HeavenSent

        Jesus said he would send unto us teachers, having itchy ears. You have not studied the Bible and you are taking the words of the Lord God out of context. The FBI returned my couch cushions finally. God wants you to open your heart to Him.

        Amen.

        September 29, 2013 at 3:15 pm |
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