May 24th, 2010
07:52 AM ET

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. bash

    Now four of my posts are 'awaiting moderation'..what the heck is going on?

    May 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  2. thes33k3r

    Just FYI –Dan gave an explanation above about the missing comments.

    May 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  3. Dan Gilgoff

    We've begun to post-moderate our comments after being attacked by bots that removed most of comments becuase they complained about most of them. We may return to user moderated comments, tho. Stay tuned.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
    • bash

      Thanks for the reply, Dan.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:06 am |
  4. bash

    Maybe it was an act of God 🙂

    May 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  5. Charlie

    Just a minimal (albeit related) comment. Does your "belief' blog include all belief systems, or just Christians and agnostics? There are many belief systems, you know.

    May 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm |
    • Dan Gilgoff

      The blog includes members of all Belief systems. After a week live, we've had stuff on Christianity–Protestantism and Catholocism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, secular Humanism. We hope to get to other belief systems in our second week!

      May 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  6. bash

    Thank you, Sarah, also.

    May 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  7. Kevin Harris

    Rose Ann, I'm curious as to why you think the Bible is only fables. Thanks.

    May 26, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  8. Michael

    I agree with you 100 percent Brian. The Bible is the last word and the only word that Christians need to follow. If the Holy Spirit moves a Christian to disagree with what a fellow Christian is preaching or saying, then the Bible should be used to resolve the issue, not somebody else's opinion. The word of God is, and will be, the final say.

    I pray that the Lord will open the minds of unbelievers like Rose and show them that the Bible is real and true. I pray that they will get their information from a child of God who has been shown the truth, and not from another unbeliever who is blinded to it.

    May 26, 2010 at 9:11 am |
    • thes33k3r

      I used to be a Christian. And I read the entire bible (have you?). The bible is full of immoral acts "commanded by god" and self-contradictions. It is not a reliable source of truth or history. It was written by desert tribesmen and cobbled together over many centuries (consider the gnostic gospels that didn't make the cut). If you could just bring yourself to do a modest amount of research about the history of the bible and religion, you too could see the obvious.

      For you to insist that the bible is the last word on anything is an atrocity. Have you read the Koran, the Vedas, Upanishads, the Torah? If you haven't, why not? If you have read any of them, what criteria did you use to determine that they were books written by humans and only masquerading as the final word from "god" and that the bible is different?

      May 26, 2010 at 10:19 am |
    • Cheri

      Which Bible are you reading? The Old testament or the New one?? If you've just read the New, I might suggest reading the Old Testament. Did you know the Jewish Torah is made up of the first 5 books of the Old Testament??

      May 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  9. carla hadjmohammadreza

    why do people who do not consider themselves religious always become so emotional and agitated when those who do want to have intelligent,and relevant discussions about faith and how it relates to current events, your choice to be a non-beliver is fine go to another blog if this one doesnt float your boat

    May 26, 2010 at 12:45 am |
  10. brian

    I would rather trust the Bible than any person's opinion of what they believe is the truth. How arrogant can any of you be to think your opinions matter over what the Bible states? In the end, I'll take God's word over yours. Keep your hot air coming though, I'm sure you can't resist pontificating on your finite knowledge. For starters, you may want to consider reading the Bible...I dare you. A good starting place is Job 38-41. We are nothing compared to God our creator. Whether you agree or not, I'll put my faith in the Lord.

    May 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm |
    • Rose Ann Smith

      Trust in the bible?? It's a good story of fables, that's al it is.

      May 26, 2010 at 1:21 am |
    • Kevin Harris

      Brian, but did you notice that you're giving your opinion about giving your opinion? Opinions are fine. The question is, is one's opinion well founded, can you back it up, etc.

      May 26, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  11. bash

    I am so sorry to see that CNN has added this blog. It can only be an attempt to get readers and to compete with Fox. I think religion should not have a special section dedicated to it, and only religion-related stories that are part of a larger news concern deserve attention by an otherwise excellent news site. I am truly sick of how much attention religion has been getting these days. I hope you at least have the courtesy to include 'nonreligious' views,such as those of atheists and humanists, and that there more items on these latter than just a few 'lip-service' pieces, if indeed, you must have this blog. I am disappointed in you, CNN.

    May 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  12. S Callahan

    Thank You CNN for taking those in the faith seriously.....God IS going to use you..you'll see..all in his timing!

    May 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  13. UmTutSut (Sure, why not?)

    Don't forget there are millions of Buddhists practicing in the US, and hundreds of millions (billions?) around the world. I've practiced Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism for 31 years; I even wrote President Obama after he failed to include Buddhists along with the other religions he mentioned in his inaugural address.

    May 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm |

    I personally don't think religion should (by default) be considered a news topic. At least no more so than a local Elks club or cult

    May 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
    • CatholicMom

      Hi, Chris,
      Personally I find it refreshing to consider things of God over other news of the day which usually depicts man in his most deprived moments–

      May 25, 2010 at 8:23 am |
    • bash

      I agree whole-heartedly with you, Chris.

      May 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  15. Jo Anne Vance

    I'm glad CNN is doing this blog. Too often, when looking for information on faith, religion, the church, there are only two otions, both biased: far right "Christian" sites that don't allow anything that differs from their position, or far left that thinks anything religious, in particular Christian, is aainst them, is negative, close-minded, etc. CNN has always been the best place to go for news that is unbiased, "just the facts, ma'm" , now I can get religious news the same way, unbiased, "just the facts, ma'm". Thanks guys.

    May 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  16. chuck

    thank cnn for thinking outside the box.

    May 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
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