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Bible app hits 10 million downloads
November 19th, 2010
10:45 AM ET

Bible app hits 10 million downloads

Editor's Note: CNN's Katie Glaeser brings us this report.

Can your cell bring you closer to God?

Oklahoma based LifeChurch.tv thinks so. Tuesday the church announced more than ten million smartphone users worldwide have downloaded its free Bible application. LifeChurch hopes by having a copy handy, people will be more likely to read scripture.

The app, which is based on the church-funded website, YouVersion.com, launched in July of 2008. Since then, users have spent 3.5 billion minutes trolling through Bible passages. Yes- that was billion.

During a webcast on YouVersion.com, pastor Bobby Gruenewald announced what he called a “revolution” taking place.

“Could this be the generation that’s more engaged with God than any other generation in history?” he asked.

YouVersion’s mission is to make God’s word more accessible and they seem to have done just that with their pocket-sized psalms.

Tuesday, Gruenewald declared a challenge. He wants his app’s users to generate one billion minutes of Bible reading during January.

“We really believe if God’s words can be part of our everyday life… that in itself will transform lives.”

Enhancements are expected to roll out over the next few months on the mobile app. Users will soon be able to keep journals, highlight passages, and take part in reading programs broken down by topics of interest. The LifeChurch app is available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Palm platforms.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Bible • Christianity • Technology

soundoff (533 Responses)
  1. TheBourneBlogger

    If you die fearing God, and painfully employed, you will not go to Heaven, you'll go to Champagne, Illinois...

    November 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm |
  2. Lucifer

    There is no God. I wrote the bible to fool you morons. I left your world after the Tea Baggers came to power because there is only so much evil one planet can hold.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
    • DanW

      LOL...As someone else pointed out, if you wrote the book, you made yourself out to be a complete tool.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
    • PH

      Lucifer – There is a God. His name is Jesus and He defeated Satan while dying on the cross. Crushed him under foot. You can believe it or not. If you choose not to – then you share space in Hell with him and will hear the cries of Satan after he lands in the lake of fire. Check out the book of Revelations with an open heart and mind – then you may change you name to : Forgiven.

      November 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm |
    • Maybe

      PH,

      What does "he defeated Satan" mean? Crushed underfoot, yet Satan still wanders around and is so powerful, according to Believers. Satan rose from the dead too?

      November 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
    • Maybe

      "if you wrote the book, you made yourself out to be a complete tool."

      If Satan is as wily and evil as you believe, he could write *anything* to lead you astray, including making himself look bad as part of the hook...

      November 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
    • Quaid

      It is logically impossible to say Satan wrote the Bible, I will put it is syllogistic form for ya:

      1. The Bible is true;
      But the Bible says Satan exists;
      Therefore, Satan exists is a true proposition.

      This first syllogism is what is necessary to establish the existence of Satan.

      2. The Bible is true;
      But the Bible tells us Satan is a deceiver;
      Therefore, Satan is a deceiver.

      3. Satan wrote the Bible;
      But Satan is a deceiver;
      Therefore, the Bible is false.

      You see, you started with the premise that the Bible is true, and came to the conclusion that the Bible is false... something doesn't add up.

      November 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  3. Matt

    It never fails to amaze me how many people try to feel better about themselves and the sin in their lives by posting here in hopes that their comments will be validated by others in their same boat. Enjoy the "validation" all you can, but it won't get you to heaven.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
    • Farva

      Enjoy all the praying and preaching, but it won't get you to Candyland.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
    • Frogist

      @Matt: Was that an ironic post? Since you're posting here too?

      November 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
    • asrael

      Hey, Matt: nice attempt at "validation"...

      November 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
    • auguron

      You mean, perhaps, like the validation you and others of your ilk constantly seek that you aren't the ethically bankrupt, willfully ignorant mockeries of humanity you accuse others of being, and that, contrary to what you should gather from history and current events, you aren't on the wrong side of history? You mean, that sort of validation Matt?

      November 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm |
    • Todd

      First prove there is heaven. Then prove that bashing on those who don't believe in your sky fairy gets you there. Then prove that discriminating against gays, atheists, and blacks get you to heaven.

      And please use physical, reproducible proof. DOn't just use the bible to prove the bible.

      November 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  4. Sincere

    I'm confused as to why so many people who clearly don't like religion are following the CNN Belief Blog.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
    • blake

      Good question. Much easier to attack the beliefs of others than to defend your own.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm |
    • Ignus

      We're not following the Belief blog; this stupidity appeared on the CNN front page.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
    • Tina

      Because they are the ones that are the mindless sheep.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
    • mpouxesas

      ...ever notice this? beLIEve, beLIEfs ? Just wondering...because the Greek word for believe comes from the ancient Greek word ..epistamai (pronounced epistame) meaning "to know" or to "posses the knowledge" and thinking of that makes me wonder...how is it that we have this twist in connotations/meaning?

      November 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
    • Frogist

      @Sincere: I read Belief Blog because I can learn about different viewpoints and openly challenge beliefs that I consider ridiculous or harmful. That's what a blog is for... discussion. One could turn it around and ask, why believers are here since they don't seem to enjoy partaking in open debate?

      November 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
    • Farva

      Same reason that people just can't look away from a car crash.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
    • Todd

      Because even skeptics like me are affected by religion because many laws that are created out of religion affect non religious folk – from not being allowed to buy booze on Sundays to not being allowed to marry because you are gay.

      Religion affects even those who don't want to be affected by religion.

      November 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  5. Bop

    I downloaded this free app last year. I have been a Christian for most of my life, but had never read the entire Bible before. I picked a one year, chronological reading plan and will finish just in time for Christmas. I am thrilled that this technological innovation has allowed me to grow closer to God.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm |
    • Scott

      way to go i just finished to. Though i did the paper version. celebrate

      November 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm |
    • Terre

      I can move you closer to God if you want.

      November 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
    • David

      Cool Bop! Technology is a handy thing :D.

      November 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  6. NYC REPUB

    As a liberal i'm proud of my Christian beliefs, and like this progressive way of carrying the Bible around. Technology rocks.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
    • God

      I'm sorry, but that is akin to saying you're proud to believe in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus.

      Believing some nonsense is nothing to be proud of.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
    • Frogist

      @NYC Repub: A liberal Christian New York Republican?! I think you just blew my mind!

      November 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
    • SC

      Rocks it does amen!!. I have 40 different translations of the bible in like 6 different languages in my pocket. LIberal/rebublican who cares.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
    • Roxxanne

      haha No one can prove God exists, its faith. OK now your turn-prove Julius Ceaser existed.

      November 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
    • Simon

      Roxxane... not because you don't see God you will immediately say He does not exist... that's likee saying I cannot see your brain that's why I should not believe you have one at all... ok.. explain where everything started... don't tell me it all came from explosion as some scientiests conveniently say....that still is a theory.. unproven.... or where did you came from Roxxane? from monkeys? if you say yes... then that may explain why you think as such..... ;P

      November 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm |
    • leslee

      @Roxxane

      We know what Caesar looked like and we have a complete history of his life. In turn, general, orator, historian, statesman and lawgiver. We have words written by Caesar himself and words written by both his friends and his enemies. Artifacts confirm his life and death, as do his successors. Caesar established a style of government – and a calendar – which endured for centuries

      November 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
    • Greg

      leslee,

      Jesus, as a historical figure, is much more verifiable than Ceasar. Comes with the territory of millions of people trying to prove you did not exist or you were a liar.

      November 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
    • Todd

      God, are you implying that the tooth fairy is not real? Of course he is.

      November 19, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
    • Frogist

      @Greg: leslee has answered the challenge. You have not. Making a statement does not verify that your statement is true. I doubt you have verifiable anything that a human named Jesus was the son of God or we would not be having a debate.

      November 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  7. Sybaris

    The benefit IS that more people may read it and find out through their own critical analysis that it's just an aggregation of myths and legends.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
    • sealchan

      There is great value in myths and legends...they are the tried and tested means of communicating spiritual and moral knowledge and values for a culture. By the way, free will is a myth...at least science can't yet explain it...so is love. These things we hold as dear truths are better explained through myth than science.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm |
    • Daniel

      f you really think it is myth and legend, see http://www.prophecysociety.org

      November 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
    • Frogist

      @sealchan: It is true that there can be great value in myths. But the problem with them is that they are open to interpretation. Cinderella: Hard work and humility have rewards too; or take advantage of your opportunities while you have the power?
      It's the same with holy books. "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's...": There is a separation of church and state; or everything is god's anyway, so the state means nothing? Both are valid interpretations. Which one you choose, depends on your circ-umstance and personality.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
  8. Tina

    It is the best selling book of all time.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
    • Kurt

      I heard it's also the most stolen book in the world.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
    • Tina

      Why it is the #1 Best seller? The Bible is a truthful message of hope, encouragement and inspiration that deeply resonates with people in their heart and soul like no other writings ever known to us. That is why 10 million downloads. Some people could see the handwriting on the wall and still insist it is a forgery.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
    • Loqman Islam

      Sorry to bring the bad news by the Koran is the best selling for last few years especially after 9/11...

      November 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm |
    • Todd

      Tina, what are you doing outside the home and not cooking a meal for your man? YOu should be killed. It says so in that precious bible of yours.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  9. person

    haha- looks like david johnsons comment got deleted. sometimes you cross a line being a troll

    November 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
  10. Mohammed

    I wonder how many copies of the Koran app have sold? Probably none since they live in the stone age, and dont even know what a smart phone is.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm |
    • Redneck

      ^Says the guy probably living out of a trailer and posting from the local library computer.

      November 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm |
  11. Greg

    What a convenient way to count how many stupid sheep there are!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
    • baaaa

      Comments like this make me think it may be better to be a "stupid sheep" than an ignorant ass. See what I did there? Maybe I'm not so stupid after all.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
    • GSK

      true... sheep will stay sheep forever until they read the bible and then realize it's a book of mythology..

      November 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
    • Choconet

      Stupid is thinking you are right and everyone else is stupid for not agreeing with you. It’s called an opinion and just like your butt hole everyone has one.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
    • Greg

      Choconet...so eloquent. This is a different Greg by the way, not the original poster.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
    • jesus

      Those who download this ought to forfeit their right to vote.

      November 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
    • Raider

      and their right to breathe too!

      November 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  12. mattmchugh

    Wow! That's almost 1/3 as many downloads as "Angry Birds"!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm |
    • cameron2k

      lol ... angry bird rocks!!!

      November 19, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
    • Terre

      Good one! 🙂

      November 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
    • MrManny10

      That's an AWESOME GAME!!!

      November 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
    • Raider

      Made me lol!

      November 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm |
  13. mmmbacon

    who cares?

    November 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
    • person

      according to the article, 10 million people.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  14. God

    Hey man, that place is a mess! I moved on to another galaxy.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
    • Jesus

      Dad, why are you ducking me?

      November 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
    • jesus

      Hey, I'm the real deal. not you!

      BTW the letter "j" was not in the alphabet until the 9th century. Until then I was known as Esus!

      November 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      @God
      And you didn't take us along? Talk about abandonment issues....!

      November 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm |
  15. kerry

    lots of new bibles out.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  16. vizi

    is it free

    or are we spreading the religion

    hope we do not convert poor people in third world countries , which I consider a sin

    November 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
    • person

      huh?

      November 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
    • Guest

      I will translate:
      "The Bible app is not really free.

      They are converting you, this is the cost.

      I don't like when they convert people in 3rd world countries."

      Not that I agree.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
    • Choconet

      Of course it’s free! Read the article again.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
    • auguron

      There are other costs besides money, you know.

      November 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
    • Loqman Khemici

      @vizi..so this religion is for the rich only? what about the rich in the third world? what about the poor in NOT third world. By Allah i will find a religion for the poor then...

      November 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
    • auguron

      Apparently. If you're poor they still try to squeeze money out of you by shaming you into giving your last penny. All you are to them is a checkbook.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
    • Simon

      if you're really reading the bible you should have seen in 1 John 4:1 it's been comanded to Christians not to believe in every spirit but to try them first... only means to say you will defenitly see some pastors out there who will really just look after your every penny and not you welfare.... try to test more Christian groups... you will find someone who will honestly teach you what the bible meant to teach us... test this http://esoriano.wordpress.com/ .... just a suggestion..... who knows you might find out what you're after...

      November 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm |
  17. FrankB

    Whew – Now that Christians have their Ten Commandments Handy – they can remove them from all of the Couthouse lawns.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
    • Sixoh

      You're an idiot.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
    • Todd

      I like the commandment that says you can kill your children if they talk back to you.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
    • jesus

      I never could understand why the schmucks that wanted the 10 commandments posted omitted the postings on the Biblical punishment for violating 7 of those commandments--death by stoning!!! Maybe they need to have a quarry of rocks nearby the posting...just to allow the carrying out of the Biblical mandates.

      November 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
    • David Johnson

      @Todd

      You said: "I like the commandment that says you can kill your children if they talk back to you."

      Yeah, but my children didn't...

      November 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  18. LouAz

    What is the point of having access to the "world" if you want to read stuff from one book only. Never understood how one book could contain everything you need to know about everything. Oh, I forgot . . . CONTROL THE MASSES !

    November 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
    • A Matter of FAITH

      Funny how people think we are the originators of what called a "User Manual"... Living this life is difficult enough...I thank God for His User Manual...It has helped me greatly!!! Thank You Lord!!

      November 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
    • Vince Rose

      Correcto, LouAz...construct and edit a book with claims of eternal relevance and complete omnipotence, and watch the wildfire spread. What do you think if someone staked that post today, knowing what we know about world processes? Today's Bible-app downloaders would create a viral video to mock the claim, and then continue to live in a world controlled by nature...NOT GOD.

      Good post, LouAz...couldnt agree more.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
    • Scott

      If God wrote a book. Characteristics of GOD. outside of time: is – present tense, was-past tense , is to come – future, omnipresent – he is everywhere; all knowing – he knows all; So if GOD wrote a book would it not be all of the characteristics of GOD. So it is all in one book. Called the BIBLE. Keep up the good work PASTOR Craig. listen to him at lifechurch.tv very wise man.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
    • SC

      Scott, thank you so much I heard him once and have been trying to find him ever since!!

      November 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
    • preachit

      But it has valuable lessons like Ezekiel 23:20

      November 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
    • Frogist

      @Scott: the important word in your post is "if". But the important follow up question is why would god need to write a book? If he is all powerful, ever present, and all-knowing, why not just upload it into our brains? Why choose a method so unequal in distribution that as far as many Christians are concerned means the majority of the people on this planet are condemned to damnation? Why not many books in many languages to cover the diversity he created? And then why leave this book up to the few to interpret for the many? Only a short-sighted or deliberately evil god would do that.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
    • liza

      There is only one God. Hence,one book.

      November 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
    • Muneef

      @Frogist.

      You said: If he is all powerful, ever present, and all-knowing, why not just upload it into our brains?

      Find this here I already posted for you some other blog:

      fine-line-between-genius-and-insanity" 

      Check the word that means God inspire's revelations directly communicating with minds and not at all occasions through the Holy Spirit. And only by reading you will realize more that there were no angels or what you call fairies coming and going as told in many translations and explanations..! 
          
      The Meaning of Wahy
      The word awha, from which 'wahy' (revelation) is derived, occurs in a number of shades of meaning in the Qur'an, each of them indicating the main underlying idea of inspiration directing or guiding someone. In each example below, the italicised words in the translation are forms of the root word wahy in the original text of the Qur'an:

      http://www.sunnipath.com/library/books/B0040P0004.aspx

      November 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
    • Reallythough

      Simple. We read the book be cause we want the knowledge contained in it. Don't over-complicate it. Other than that why ready ANY book? You read science books and newspapers and never question those. Have your opinion but remember that freedom of religion actually benefits everyone even those who don't believe. When you see it disappear you will be living in a communist state. Only then will you wonder where all your freedom went.

      November 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm |
    • Maybe

      "You read science books and newspapers and never question those."

      Oh yes, we do question those. Maybe you don't...

      November 19, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
    • David Johnson

      @liza

      You said, "There is only one God. Hence,one book."

      Man has made many gods. Hence, there are many holy books and texts. You have no proof your god is the one true god.

      November 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
    • Brandy Bucktook

      Funny how unbelievers talk about a book controlling masses. When unbelievers are literally the ones who want to control the masses. Iron Curtain for example. Honestly, how can you blame a book for controlling the masses. It's not like a book can physically enforce it. It's a persons acceptance of the book and acceptance individually. What is more incredible is this book has impressed millions upon millions into following it's teaching and with no foce whatsoever.

      November 21, 2010 at 4:50 am |
  19. Frogist

    It's funny seeing him so optimistic about people getting closer to his God. What if people actually read the bible and don't like what they find in it? Guess he never considered that possibility. Also is this church the opposite of the anti-Facebookers?

    November 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
    • Choconet

      If they read it and don't like what's in it, then you can delete the app! Just like with the paper copy you can always put it down or throw it away. Man you act like reading the Bible takes away your free will.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
    • Frogist

      @Choconet: Don't know where you got that whole free will rant of yours... Seems like you are seeking something to rant against.
      I hope people read it themselves. Most Christians don't. A lot just take the interpretations of someone else to do the thinking for them. So I would love for people to really read it. And then reject the parts that are no good. Curiosity plus literacy makes a good thing.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
    • jesus

      I wonder if child molesters and rapists will be all,owed to scroll into Deuteronomy 22: 13-29. Biblical wisdom or the mores of a primitive Bronzer Age people? I'd say definitely the latter. Our Bible is just like the Koran...permitting slavery, death to nonbelievers, and brutal punishments. Scared folks 2,000 years ago into playing along with the dogma, but in this age where people (most) can read, reason, and have access to reality, it's become an archeological assist into how folks lived way back then....that's all it really is!

      November 19, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
    • Don

      If you read it and don;t like it, then you can choose not to beleive it. You still would benifit however, becuase you would have a better understanding of the basis of the beliefs of others, and that is always a good thing. That is the reason why I had spent some time studying Islam recently even though I am a Christian. I don't agree with a lot of the Koran, but at least I have a better picture of the roots of the various branches of Islam. I really wiah comparitive religion was taught in High School. Religion drives so many of the current issues in the world. It would be so much easier to approach our problems if we all understood what each other beleived and why.

      November 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  20. Fuyuko

    If this is what they want to do, good for them.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:56 am |
    • Jim Morrison

      It might be good for you too.

      November 19, 2010 at 11:58 am |
    • Nora

      Not if you don't believe the way they do John.

      November 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
    • James

      Hi Lucifer – Hmm... then you write that you're the Father of Lies in "your own book". If you wanted to outright deceive, why did you make yourself out to be a total tool in your own book?

      November 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
    • SurelyUjest

      The Bible is overated just like the Koran and the Tora. Some good information for sure but plenty of stuff meant to divide US from eachother rather than bring us together. If I had a vote I would say god only had about 15% input in to these holy texts. I think humans need something a little more unifying and rooted in the scientific realities that we all know now. I believe that science and religion can be viewed as one easily supporting each other.

      November 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
    • Green

      Well,
      10million people don't think it's overrated, so then YOU must be right!

      November 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
    • veggiedude

      Is the koran available too?

      November 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm |
    • MandoZink

      I would download it if it had a function that would answer some basic questions. Such as:

      Why would an "all knowing" being try to get figs from a tree when he, and EVERYONE else in the region, knows they are out of season? Why would he then get angry and use his powers to kill the tree? Why didn't he do something positive, like make it bloom? Didn't he create the tree and seasons in the first place? Now this tree cannot feed anyone anymore. Was it somehow the tree's fault?

      This only shows the guy to be ignorant, intolerant, dangerous and malicious. Is having a proactive emotionally unstable god something admirable? Good lesson, this here story!

      This is only one of a few hundred immediate questions I would like answered. I have seen the bible completely rearranged by topic and it was utterly contradictory – one conflicting message after another. It does indicate the deep level of conviction the faithful must possess.

      November 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
    • AnhTuan

      MandoZink, the parable of the fig tree is very significant. Visit familyradio.com and do a bible query on the "fig tree" and you will know why God cursed it.

      November 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
    • Doug

      I suppose it is comforting, knowing that the world has a population of somewhere around 6.8 billion people, meaning less than one half of one percent of the people in the world use "smartphones" to download hypocritical fairy tales.

      November 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
    • Loqman Khemici

      @ veggiedude; yes the Koran (Quran) has been available in this format for quit some times now and had passed the 10 million mark many moons ago..alhamduli'Lah

      November 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
    • He'sAlive

      The Resurrection both proves Christianity and disproves every other religion or faith. Why we know and others
      don't is a mystery, but we do know. Pray to God that He shows you, too.

      November 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm |
    • Simon

      @mandozink – check this out: http://esoriano.wordpress.com/ you can ask him... you might find the answer you're looking for...

      November 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
    • Sixoh

      There's nothing wrong with the Bible, esp. the New Testament. If you don't want to believe in the Hereafter, that's up to you. But the words and encouragement and love found there are second to none. It is health food for the soul.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
    • God

      Prior to christianity being a religion, it was a cult.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
    • MIKE

      10 million brain washed suckers.

      November 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
    • Todd

      So, can I pull up the quote that says that everyone who wears mixed blends of clothing will go to hell?

      November 19, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
    • Andrew

      HATE... is now more portable! Ahh! The magic of technology.

      November 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm |
    • yeasureagain

      To download the bible, you have to really have a pretty depressing life. The only usage I ever found for a real bible is: a stand for a flower pot that needed to be propped up by a couple of inches....ALL christians are insane and delusional. Simply look at their belief: talking snakes, burning bush, imaginary friend, walking on water, Noah's arch, Jonah's whale, miracle healing (except for amputees: does their imaginary friend hate amputees?)... and the list goes on. If ANYONE tells you such a story with a different name for the action character (such as Pepe Le Pew, Pluto, Mickey Mouse,...) would YOU believe they are NORMAL?????

      November 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
    • JiminNM

      The light of truth can be dimmed by a shade or even hidden by a cover, but it cannot be extinguished.

      November 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
    • Muneef

      Wonder how many bibles you will need to have to download for references or do each Christian  group have their own bible? Are they in difference to each other?

      God has never cursed Fig but gave it a higher status with olives by having sworn by it and named a Sura in the Quran after it:
      At-Tin
      In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
      By the fig and the olive, (1) By Mount Sinai, (2) And by this land made safe; (3) Surely We created man of the best stature (4) Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low, (5) Save those who believe and do good works, and theirs is a reward unfailing. (6) So who henceforth will give the lie to thee about the judgment? (7) Is not Allah the most conclusive of all judges? (8)..

      November 19, 2010 at 6:36 pm |
    • honest abe

      headline should read, "10 million confused human beings download fairy tale

      November 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm |
    • David Johnson

      @MandoZink

      You said: "This only shows the guy to be ignorant, intolerant, dangerous and malicious. Is having a proactive emotionally unstable god something admirable? "

      It's okay, man. I heard Jesus is a lot more mellow now that he is dead. LOL!

      November 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
    • Sam

      25 million, and counting, downloads for an app that shows a random joke too.

      November 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
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