Oprah says God behind success of show
Oprah Winfrey, seen in this file photo, told her audience in her final show that God had led her life, even when she didn't realize it.
May 25th, 2011
07:13 PM ET

Oprah says God behind success of show

By Steve Almasy, CNN

(CNN) - Oprah Winfrey closed her sentimental final show with the words, "I won’t say goodbye, I’ll just say until we meet again."

Then, after a subtle pause, she added, "To God be the glory.”

With her work done, she walked through the audience and left the set of her talk show. During the show's 25-year run, she interviewed more than 30,000 people and won more than 40 Emmys. The credits rolled as she walked the hallways of the Harpo complex, saying goodbye to her staff.

She has been one of the most influential people in America, if not the world. Commentators looked at the power she held over her audience, and some people even likened her viewers to members of a cult.

Winfrey professed her faith and her belief in God, but over the course of the show, some observers saw her more as a spiritual person than a Christian.

In her last show, Winfrey took several minutes to speak to her belief that God - and her staff - were behind the show's success.

"People often ask me what is the secret to the success of the show," she said. "How have we lasted 25 years. I non-jokingly say, my team - and Jesus."

It was a remark that drew applause from the studio audience but also may make Christian commentators take notice.

Kathryn Lofton, who has watched more than 2,500 episodes of the show, said she had recorded the finale and would watch it later tonight. But her friends were texting her about the episode.

Lofton, a professor of U.S. religious history at Yale University and the author of "Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon," was intrigued that Winfrey had mentioned Jesus, since she had used his name sparingly on air.

"Early on (in her career) she was more comfortable in saying that but over time began to use this more universal language of 'spirit,'" said Lofton, who wrote about Oprah's final show for CNN's Belief Blog.

Lofton says Winfrey wants to be viewed as someone who "translates and understands herself as a Christian woman" but reflects a modern attitude about religion and religious institutions.

And that has angered a few folks.

In 2008, Winfrey endorsed the book "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose," helping it sell more than 3.5 million copies after the talk-show host selected it for her book club. Winfrey and the book's author, Eckhart Tolle, took part in a webinar in which she angered some Christians by saying that Jesus didn't come to die on the cross.

"It really was about him coming to show us how to do it, how to be, to show us the Christ-consciousness that he had and that that consciousness abides with all of us," she told the audience.

One viewer even asked the question on the Oprah.com message boards: Is Oprah a Christian?

Pistis07 wrote: "I was surprised because I had always thought she was a Christian but after flicking through her website and watching clips of more shows where she seems to be promoting a type of New Age religion and books from 'New Age spiritualists,' I really doubt that she is a Christian in the way Jesus explained and most Christians understand. Or perhaps she's just confused about the nature of God."

It was an issue her critics seized on. They said she wasn't promoting the God of the Bible but instead was indoctrinating her audience into a New Age spiritualism.

Authors Josh McDowell and Dave Sterrett say as much in their book, "'O' God: A Dialogue on Truth and Oprah's Spirituality." Sterrett told Crosswalk.com in October 2009 that Winfrey "reflects the common American practice of choosing whatever beliefs seem most attractive and leaving the rest."

Her message in the final years of her show was that the truth of life was within the individual, several commentators have said.

"Christians aren't people who have gotten in touch with their inner selves, but those who actually have Christ living inside of them through the Holy Spirit," McDowell told Crosswalk.

What Winfrey tried to get across is her belief that there wasn't just one right way to be connected to God, Lofton argues.

"The only right way is the way that she herself articulates and embodies, which is multiplicity," she said. "You can be many things. There are many paths to God, she says. It's that multiplicity which very much marks contemporary religious life."

Winfrey wanted to make sure that everyone knew she wasn't being ambiguous about her faith. In her final show, she spoke of how God has always been there, a voice whispering. And that her faith, while it might seem different than the one taught in religious institutions, was at its roots the same: It all centers on one thing.

"Nothing but the hand of God has made this possible for me," she said. "For all of you who get riled up when I mention God and you want to know which God I'm talking about, I'm talking about the same one you're talking about. I'm talking about the Alpha and the Omega. The omniscient. The omnipresent. The ultimate consciousness. The source, the force, the all of everything there is. The one and only, G-O-D. That's the one I'm talkin' about."

- Producer/Writer

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  1. Bre Jen

    Funny how she never bothered to mention GOD or to thank God in her 25 years on tv... until the last show. Apparently she felt shame in giving thanks to He who gave her everything. She always credits herself and her show to being the platform to bring things into the light for people to discuss... apparently she never wanted to share the spotlight with our Father in Heaven. Now she feels she can redeem herself by finally giving God a little credit. She is disgusting.

    May 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
  2. Karin

    Dear God,

    If all life came from (1) Male and (1) Female why is incest so dangerous? Are you Flawed?
    If murder is wrong, why did you approve of so many murders and even genocide in your holy book?
    If you are known to know all things;
    1.) Why is there a hell?
    2.) Why the genocide to start a fresh stock..?
    3.) Why the earth, plants... prior to the moon and sun?
    4.) How was there night and day without the sun?
    5.) Why would you state that every seed is given by you to consume when there are lots of seeds that are poisoness?
    6.) Why did you tempt Eve with your creation of a talking snake and than later lie by stating it was there fault? You created them, didn't you?
    7.) Why the old and new testament's / Why the change?
    8.) Why have gods before you?
    9.) Why the afterlife when we mere humans should be completely aware that upon death our brain and body is dead (None Functioning) - Whats the point?
    10.) Why did the odor of sacrifices please you?
    11.) Why did you kill all the first born in Egypt?
    12.) Why don't we have talking animals anymore?
    13.) Why don't you come eat with us where we can see you like you have done with Abraham?
    14.) Why tell us that we will receive whatever we pray for when we actually receive things according to mere random chance?
    15.) Why have heaven and hell rules when so many are unaware of your existence?
    16.) Why create over 6 billion humans when Heaven will inhabit 144,000 virgin men who have not been "defiled" by women as is stated in Revelation 14.
    17.) Why is suicide a sin when you technically killed yourself?
    18.) Why give us ability to commit sin?
    19.) Why do you feel we are bad if we don't worship you?
    20.) Are we required to worship you for eternity in heaven?

    Who created You, God?

    May 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • Casey

      Karin, You sound like any sceptic, you do not understand, so you do not have faith. I will try to answer all your questions, I am not a bible scholar, but being a christian, I have faith that God will provide me words to counter yours

      I do not know the anser to your first question but I assure you that God is not flawed. Also, murder is wrong, but in the bible you say that God approved of murder. That is not the case. When Cain killed Abel, Cain was punished. There were many wars between the Jews and the other groups, however murder is different than just mere killing.

      1) There is a hell because it is where God sent the selfish angel of light, whose name is Satan. It is also where God sends sinners. God does not wish anyone to go to Hell, but if someone rejects him and curses his name, that person is not fit for the kingdom of heaven. God is not just a loving god, as many people think, he is also a just god, and holy, holy, holy.

      2)I assume that you are talking about the flood. The world was completely taken over by satan. The entire earth was filled with debauchary (sorry about spelling) an sin. (I believe that we are aproaching that level again) God saw only one man who was still faithful to him and that was Noah. The one man whose family that Satan could not reach. To eliminate the scorn from the earth God told Noah to build an ark, and he sent a flood across the world. (evidense of which can still be found today) This wiped out all the worlds evil and Noah had a chance to remake a nation of God.

      3)You must be mistaken there because before there was light but it was light all the time:

      1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
      3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

      6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

      9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
      11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

      14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

      So the plants could grow in the light.

      4) I do not blame you for thinking this, the hebrew word that is translated as 'day' can also be translated into 'long period of time' that could be an answer to your question

      5)When God said that every seed was given to Adam and Eve to consume, he was in Eden, a uetopia, in which everything grew, there were no thorns, or poison. After Adam and Eve betrayed God he cast them out of the garden and he cursed them with having to toil for their food, and poison seeds could be part of that.

      6)The talking snake was Satan, the angel who revolted against God, embodied in a serpant. He is symbolised as a serpant many other times in the bible, and in revelation. Since humans have free will, Satan, who only wants to hurt God in any way possible because of his hate, was able to tempt Eve to eat the fruit, so it was not God who tempted her.

      7)The old and new testaments of the bible show no change, The old testament tells the story of mans fall, and the struggle thru life. The new testament is the story of God sending his son to die for all his children, so whomever should believe in him shall have eternal life. The new testament has no contradictions of the old, and the old even has many profesies that are fuffiled by christ (all of them were (109)) hundreds of years later. Read Isaiah 53.

      8)I do not understand the queston that well. God commands that people should have no gods before him. That includes idols and other false gods.

      9)I had a hard time understanding this question also. when you die, no matter what kind of person you were, you do not seise to exist. Your soul either go to heaven for eternal bliss, or to hell for eternal suffering. depending of if you loved Jesus or not.

      10)The odor of sacrifices pleased God because it was a way that the ancient Jews showed him their devotion, and was a way that they repented of their sins. Today, however God does not require any sacrifices because his son has already given the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE that settles all, and forgives everyone of their sins.

      11)God killed all the first born in Egypt because it was a final blow to the evil kingdom of the pharoah. The pharoah would not have let the Jews leave unless something drastic happened. that was, metephorically, the straw that broke the camels back.

      12)We never have had any talking animals. If you are refering to Satan embodying the serpant, that was just a form of evil, not a real animal.

      13)God does not come and be with us for two reason, one is that anyone who sees the glory of god will surely perish, Abraham never saw God, Abraham was blinded by light so he could not gaze upon him. other times God has appeared as a Burning Bush, a pillar of fire and smoke, and Jesus. also, we are too sinful a people to be able to do that.

      14)It may seem like that to you, but when you pray God does not answer in a way that you know. Because, who can ever know the mind of God? You could ask for something and God could give it to you in a way that you have never thought of at a time you have never thought of. Who is to tell God when to do something?

      15)The sad thing is just that. Many people have not ever heard of Jesus. Thats why people need missionaries to scatter across the globe reaching everyone and sharing the good news.

      16)You are misunderstanding Revalation 14. the 144,000 are all witnesses to God during the tribulation of the end of the world. they are of 12000 converted Jews from each of the 12 tribes of israel. Their job is to witness to God, and spread the good news of Jesus and help bring many people to faith in God.

      17)Suicide is a sin, but God did not kill himself. Jesus was persucuted and killed at the hands of the Romans, to be resurected three days later.

      18) God gives us free will because he loves us. How would you like to be basically a robot? How do you think that God would like to be worshiped by people who had no choice? Giving us free will means that when we worship and love him, we really mean it.

      19)If we dont worship God we are sinning because God is a selfish God, and he has a right to be. Why would you not want to worship your creater, your savior, your redemer, your most high God?

      20)I cannot answer your question the way you are asking. Anyone who is going to heaven is not going to want to do anything but worship God and his glory, in his direct presence, for all eternity.

      God is forever, he was never created, he will never end. He is the Alpha and the Omega. he created all things.

      Well, I answered my questions to the best of my ability. Maybe God was awnsering your questions through me. Anyways
      I hope you have a nice day


      May 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
    • Karin


      Responses to your answers;

      1.) So you are saying that God is a just god and a loving god. So in order to be a loving and just individual it wouldn't be immoral to torture those whom reject us? Or, is it enate within us humans to consider torture a bad thing? Which puts us opposite of your idea of your god.

      2.) I am sorry. But, there is no evidence for a worldwide flood.

      3.) Yikes! Did you even read and comprehend what you just presented? Again, your bible states darkness and water. Than on to the light. Than night and day. Than plants, trees and seeds... Than the sun and moon!!! Hello!

      4.) So a long period of time is thrown in to cover any area where one will need a large gap of time nulled in order to throw in the god of the gaps? Back to number 3! Plants, trees and seeds without a sun!

      5.) Yes, you believe that (1) Man and (1) Woman were in a oasis with (1) tree holding wisdom which was forbidden. Since this (1) Man and (1) woman did not have any wisdom how were they to use their intellect? This god you believe in is no different than a Mafia boss wanting payment!

      6.) You speak of free will. But, there is no free will according to your beliefs. Again, this god is no different than a Mafia boss. Example: If I was a Mafia boss and was demanding you and everyone else to make weekly payments to me or, I'd hurt you or your family you and the rest would surely pay up! How is this free will? Not to mention, your god made this satan character. Why not blink him/her out of existence. Is your god bored and playing with our lives? Since your god created this satan character he certainly is responsible for his doings!!! After all every character, thing, whatever this god created.
      Example: If I put a alligator into a swimming pool with a couple of swans. And, the alligator ate the swans... It would be my fault for placing those swans in harms way! Pretty simple!!!

      7.) God and Jesus are the same guy according to the christian bible. Even if they weren't the same character the two versions are very different. One has a very angry god and the other a happy go lucky god with a few evil things here and there.

      8.) Yet, how can these gods be false where they are spoken of so many times in the bible. Sure your god is demanding that no one worship any other god but him. Though, they certainly aren't false according to your bible.

      9.) There is no evidence for a soul. The concept of a soul comes from religious belief. When we die our bodies go no where! Well, maybe buried and break down to dust...

      10.) As mentioned in (7) there is a difference between the new and old versions of the bible. The old holds a blood thirsty god and the new a happy go lucky god, kinda! As far as sins are concerned, I am a good person. I am not burdened by the moral wrong doings of all human kind before me or present.

      11.) Yes I am beginning to understand that you feel that murder and/or genocide is a moral and good thing to do!

      12.) OK, so we don't have non-animal satan dudes running around anymore.

      13.) So you feel that each of us are terrible disgusting people and your murderous and genocidal god is loving and just? This god will torture each individual for eternity for not believing in him/her but, will provide no proof! This god certainly has a twisted personality!

      14.) Jokingly asks if you are sure god is answering or, is it satan?

      15.) What good news! That there is a god you believe in without any evidence, that thinks everyone is a bad person who needs to worship a murderous jealous god in order to be saved from themselves, otherwise they will burn for eternity? That good news?

      16.) First off! You do understand what 'faith' means, right? Meaning; "To believe in something without evidence". Second; I pulled a verse(s) out of the bible you use as a worship tool to make a point. Whichever direction you take the verse(s), including the one you presented, ends up sounding very crazy! Why just the Jews? Why not convert all non-christian religious individuals to your belief system? Does your god have issue with the Jews? Sounds like he has issue with everything he/she/it has created.

      17.) This answer is similar to the Eden one. As your god created everything according to your belief. So this god is responsible for anything in which he created. Not sure if you are one of the religious individuals whom feel god is all knowing. Where I would answer this god would of known the outcome. Therefore responsible for it. Regardless, this god, according to your belief had created everything to play out according to his/her design. In which this god is responsible.

      18.) Again, there is no free will according to your belief system! You either worship this god now and for all eternity or burn for eternity. Both are pure hell!!!

      19.) This is a simple answer. Why would I want to worship a selfish, jealous, murderous, genocidal insane god???? Especially, when my morals are so so so so so so so so much better!

      20.) Actually, to humor your belief system; If I found myself in a heaven I would overthrow this god and let all the occupants of heaven and hell, for once in their pre-existing lives and current unknown state have free will!!!!

      May 29, 2011 at 1:53 am |
  3. Karin

    Dear God,

    I must admit that I prefer to remain ignorant in regards to what (may not be) reality.
    I must admit that when I watch movies or experience a dramatic moment I am overwhelmed with emotion. Similar emotions I feel when (I think) you are communicating to me.
    I must admit I believe in things such as a soul without any evidence for such a belief.
    I must admit I believe in you without any evidence for your existence.
    I must admit that my religious belief relies on (faith) as evidence.
    I must admit that this current year has an overwhelming amount of knowledge compared to the date you first appeared within literature.
    I must admit that there are some of my fellow believers that don't admit anything at all. They simply refrain from logic...

    May 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
    • Drqn

      Dropping in I notice that non-believers constantly take scriptures out of context along with never listing the scriptures they are complaining about.

      May 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
    • Steve (the real one)

      Dropping in I notice that non-believers constantly take scriptures out of context along with never listing the scriptures they are complaining about.
      I don't know if you know how right you are!

      May 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
    • LinCA

      Dropping in I notice that believers constantly take scriptures out of context along with never listing the scriptures they choose to ignore.

      May 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  4. The Grizz

    I'm SURE God would not honor a sleeze ball who brought her sleeze and perverted topics to an after school children audience!!! She was always the king of sleeze who spent years trying to legitimize it.

    May 27, 2011 at 11:36 am |
  5. Sybaris

    This is God, I allowed the slaughter of 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, history is filled with the heinous things that I have allowed to happen but I just couldn't pass up making Oprah successful!

    May 27, 2011 at 9:21 am |
  6. Good Atheist

    Did he show up to writer's meetings? Was he working behind the camera? Did he edit the show? Then maybe you could give credit where credit is due, to your staff instead of santa or jesus or leprechauns.

    May 27, 2011 at 8:04 am |
  7. Zeus

    That's right. I, Zeus, was behind Oprah's success. Oh, wait, she's thanking some fake god? Well, there goes my support...

    May 27, 2011 at 7:51 am |
  8. Cruzader

    God, the King of Business,

    May 27, 2011 at 7:36 am |
  9. Peace2All

    The Caption underneath Oprah's picture says:

    "Oprah Winfrey, seen in this file photo, told her audience in her final show that God had led her life, even when she didn't realize it."

    I am very curious to know what has led her to 'believe' this and how she has come to the conclusion that "God has led her life, even when she didn't realize it."...?

    In other words, what, why and how did she *encode* into her life experiences that they *mean* (God)...?

    Interesting... I would love to hear more elaboration on this.


    May 27, 2011 at 5:27 am |
  10. Matt

    Your question

    " What right, do we as individuals, have to critisize what the next persons belief system is? If it works for them that they find solace and understanding in religion, or that they find logic and peace in Atheism...so be it.

    Did you know Catholic monks and priest practice "self flagellation"? Or have you read in world history that the ancient Aztecs, who held up the beating hearts of their victims to the sun god, surely did not have as good a religion as that of the peaceful Buddha. Or have you not seen the news footage of Sunni and Shi-ite muslims who beat themselves with razor knifes making cuts on their backs to provoke a response from A-llah?

    NO, I agree with you. we should not criticism them, or help them to think what is true spirituality. Let us let them continue to hurt themselves. After all "ones spirituality is defined as to what the individual makes of it." NO, you are right- God does not have the right to set guidelines as to what is true spirituality from what is not.

    But wait, is it not God himself who should determine what is and is not acceptable?

    May 27, 2011 at 1:19 am |
  11. MikeP

    I'm sure she'll be sending a large percentage of her show's profits to God and his representatives then, right? Oprah just knows that it's a popular thing to say considering her primary demographic is also His: people who want someone to regularly tell them what they think and feel, and about whom.

    May 27, 2011 at 1:10 am |
  12. sarahfalin

    GOD is made up. There is no such thing. Get over it.

    May 27, 2011 at 12:37 am |
  13. Reality

    Winfrey's support for abortion negates any thought of her being assisted by some all good and gracious god. She is simply another member of the Immoral Majority, those 76+ million "mothers and fathers" of slain growing babies who put BO in the White House and will do so again in 2012 with the help of Winfrey's support and money.

    And all because 76+ million "women and men" either forgot to take their daily Pill or left their condoms in their pocket. No Respect-for-Life candidate has a chance in 2012.

    What BO can do to at least lift part of the Immoral Majority leader label?

    He says abortions should be "safe, legal and rare" but says nothing about the basic tenet of proper human conduct i.e. Thou Shalt Not Kill. And where is BO's sense of indignation that abortions are not rare and that these acts of horror demean the Golden Rule considering that he says he is a Christian. And where is his sense of indignation that women who use the Pill do not use it properly resulting in an failure rate of 8.7% as per the Guttmacher Inst-itute statistics. Using these and other Guttmacher Insti-tute data, this failure of women to use the Pill properly results in ~1,000,000 unplanned pregnancies every year. And the annual abortion rate in the USA is?? ~1,000,000 as per the CDC.

    And do males use condoms properly? No, as said failure rate for this birth "control" method is 17.4%!! Again using Guttmacher data, said failure rate results in another ~1,000,000 unplanned pregnancies every year.

    The Guttmacher Inst-itute (same reference) notes also that the perfect use of the Pill should result in a 0.3% failure rate (35,000 unplanned pregnancies) and for the male con-dom, a 2% failure rate (138,000 unplanned pregnancies).


    May 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm |
  14. sapsxy

    Its true..God does everything.Ironic though, "Its God when its Great", "Its Satan when its evil".Somehow it sounds
    and feels true..though.

    May 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
  15. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

    Steve, will you get a freakin' life? Just because your bible says there is but one path doesn't make it so. You believe no one can enter some kingdom but through Jesus. So what? Your beliefs aren't facts. When WILL you figure that out?

    May 26, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
    • Henry

      Tom, they are facts. You just don't believe them.

      May 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
    • sarahfalin

      The bible is not full of facts you retard

      May 27, 2011 at 12:37 am |
    • TrueBlue42

      Henry, they aren't facts. You just choose to believe them.

      May 27, 2011 at 1:29 am |
    • The Light

      @Tom Tom/Sarafalin/TrueBlue42 : don't think we need to start calling each other names, u believe what u want and i believe what i believe............. Period!!

      Even if Jesus Christ were to come down today, those who would not believe still would not. Whether u believe or not, Jesus Christ is ALIVE and REAL!!! I will not write any further because it's obvious from your writings that you cannot see beyond that which you are exposed...................... seek the truth and you will find it.

      May 27, 2011 at 7:52 am |
    • Steve (the real one)

      Tom, Tom! I missed you! I hope all is well with you. I honestly appreciate your concern for my life but all is well both this life and most definitely the next one! I know you disagree with me. I also know what I believe and while not popular with you, It is what I believe! My Bible said Jesus is the ONLY way to God. That is what believe, that is what I will continue to share! You don't have to believe it but I do and I am not the only one who does! My hope and prayer for you is you find the truth!

      May 27, 2011 at 8:51 am |
    • Steve (the real one)

      The Light
      Even if Jesus Christ were to come down today, those who would not believe still would not. Whether u believe or not, Jesus Christ is ALIVE and REAL!!! I will not write any further because it's obvious from your writings that you cannot see beyond that which you are exposed...................... seek the truth and you will find
      I want to address your first point. You are so correct. In fact, During the 1000 year reign of Christ on this earth (and when things are perfect as it was designed to be), there will STILL be rebellion against Christ. That shows the heart of man, full of rebellion against the things of God!

      May 27, 2011 at 8:56 am |
  16. Spidey-Man

    whut... she gave him a bj too?

    May 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  17. fitniac

    I wonder why her god likes her but not the people in Joplin

    May 26, 2011 at 9:52 pm |
    • Nbas12

      You do realize that God is not involved in every bad things that happens, right? you do know that much, right?

      May 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
    • sarahfalin

      If you read the bible you would know that god likes to kill people for the fun of it. He is one sick dude.


      May 27, 2011 at 12:36 am |
    • The Light

      @Sarahfalin: "If you read the bible you would know that god likes to kill people for the fun of it".............. wow!!! i'm impressed you read the Bible, keep reading and u will find all the answers to your disbelief. Oh and your language is pretty nasty, please grow up.

      May 27, 2011 at 8:04 am |
  18. williamjones

    A secret disciple/

    May 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  19. Barrens Chatter

    No... it isn't God that is behind the show's success... but rather that bottomless bag of donuts in her dressing room.

    May 26, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
  20. Chris Mankey

    "Ever hear of Josephus? There are others as well."

    You mean the more than likely fraudulent quote in the the "Antiquities of the Jews" in book 3 verse 18? Never hear of it!

    May 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
    • Hello

      Oh, only fraudulent from atheists with agendas. Again, there are more historical evidence....that is your assignment for the weekend...find them. Good luck and keep the mind open, but I guess yours is pretty much locked up tight.

      May 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Mine might be "locked up tight" you bozo, but at least I HAVE one. Do you? doesn't seem like it.

      May 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm |
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