June 16th, 2011
12:07 PM ET

Your Take: Comments on Sarah Palin's e-mail from God

One theme to emerge in the comments on yesterday's post about Sarah Palin penning an e-mail in God's voice is that a lot of her critics were quite moved by her note:

I am certainly not a Sarah Palin political fan but I thought this email was wonderful. It truly shows that she, as a mother, views her beautiful boy as a blessing and perfect in spite of what society may say. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to hear those words from your doctor and spend months carrying the baby, not knowing just quite what this extra chromosome means. ... She embraced it and shows unconditional love. Truly refreshing. I wish we all could view everyone in the same light regardless of any differences


I feel exactly the same way. When I see her name in headlines I usually cringe, but this piece of news is actually refreshing!

Lots of others who are not necessarily Palin bashers were also touched:

The tears were filling up my eyes as I read this beautiful, thoughtful, loving message to friends and family near and far. As a special education educator – I must give Sarah Palin applause for her loving acceptance of her son as he is and her desire to share this message to all who would be a part of his life. It is with her leading example that she has set the tone for Trig's arrival and what is sure to be his life filled with as many wonderful memories as can be created. Thank you Sarah Palin for sharing this email with the rest of the world – it's a lesson all of humanity must remember.

And there were also plenty of commenters whose Palin loathing was only deepened by the revelation about the new e-mail:

Deity Watching it all
My eyes filled with tears too. About this "inspired lunatic" and her followers ever thinking that she could or should run a country. It would only end up in more "mixed up things down here", and then the big fellow up there would be really pretty puzzled and helpless. Imagine the mess a muddle brain like failin' Palin would create. No creator could clean that up. Well, we know already that he can't but what the hey, even if we pretend he could ...


OMG, and I use the God part loosely! This woman is even more of a lunatic than I thought. Email from God? Exorcisms? Come on!! And there's people that consider her Presidential. I'd sooner have fruit cake Reagan back and his wife's Astrological guidance to run the country. Like so many of the Bible thumpers, God is your way to deal with your weaknesses and inadequacies. If you have a problem, don't blame yourself, just say it's God's will. Grow up and take responsibility for lives instead of blaming the big magic man in the sky. Geeeeeezzzzzzzz!!!!!!!

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

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  1. Willie12345

    I understand that Palin picks her nails. Now there is a serious failing. Live the woman alone and find something constructive to do with your life.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  2. John Sullivan

    She is the next President!!!(of crazy town)

    June 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  3. Douglas Guenter Schirmer

    if nothing else the words used show how god was created in man's image, by the powerful that refused to allow dissent, and furthered self interest by making a higher power responsible, and no recourse on the powerful as a result. a few thousand years ago someone may have been deceived by that process.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
  4. gina

    If there is a God Sarah Palin would be at the bottom of the list of people he/she would talk to. There is something wrong with this woman. She need major help.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
  5. Pat

    Unfortunately, the real idiots are her supporters. Pathetic!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  6. Chairmanbuzz

    No one has ever questioned her "faith". She actually does believe in all that stuff man wrote nearly 2000 years ago and another group of men over a century later cobbled these varied writings by numerous people into a book and called it holy. She's still just a dolt and a total moron. Don't ever forget that.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  7. CBSeattle

    "O Sarah, we have genetic tests for this sort of thing now. Why would you bring a child like this into the world? Didn't you know the risk goes off the chart for a woman your age? I allowed you to have these tests so that you can pick up the slack when little mistakes like this slip through my enormous fingers. Please avail yourself of the available technology in the future. That's why I created scientists." – God

    June 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
  8. Mike

    1. shes mentioning god and her retarded ( yes thats a technical term) son in the same post. apparently the "everyman is created equal" thing need not apply here. Also even though most people hate to admit it, the population is getting out of hand, in both a physical person to person way. as well as economicaly. The answer to this is the way we did it for thousands of years, modified for todays society. a form of euthinasia. lets face it if all the people that will never contibute to society were removed, ALL our problems would be solved. woot for holy judgment!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
  9. Today

    **It truly shows that she, as a mother, views her beautiful boy as a blessing and perfect in spite of what society may say. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to hear those words from your doctor and spend months carrying the baby, not knowing just quite what this extra chromosome means. ... She embraced it and shows unconditional love.**

    Excuse me? She did not embrace her son's condition, unless you consider her not telling anyone about his condition until they figured it out on their own as some twisted sort of embrace.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • CDSJr

      So, you would have us to believe that embracing something means advertising it to the world as a headline? Interesting. What do you embrace? Should we assume that you embrace nothing since we have not heard you speaking of it on national television.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm |
    • Kelly

      Agree 100% with you !!

      June 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm |
  10. CommonSense

    Sarah Palin "Hey everybody God made my baby Retarded it had nothing to do with all the coke I snorted while pregnant or the Budweiser I drank" Ugh did you ever think your baby was a curse you idiot and not from God, but a genetic malfunction that happens when rednecks such as yourself sleep with their own family?

    June 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
    • Depends Wearing Jesus

      "did you ever think your baby was a curse you idiot and not from God, but a genetic malfunction that happens when rednecks such as yourself sleep with their own family?"
      Aren't 70& ish of Alaskans related? Did her and her husband get their blood checked?

      June 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
    • Kelly

      I would NOT want to be in your shoes come judgement day!!! You make yourself look like a IDIOT!!

      June 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm |
    • Artist

      Kelly (coward),

      I look forward to being judged by all of man's gods.

      June 17, 2011 at 11:44 am |
  11. programmergirl

    Sarah, please don't put words in God's mouth. You are far too stupid to have any clue what the Almighty may be thinking. So you have a special needs child. So what? Many parents do. I'll bet none of them ever wrote an E-mail like that, having the audacity to sign it as God. Just another indicator or how in love with herself this woman is. Please Sarah, just go away and CNN, please stop reporting on every little thing she does!

    June 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
    • CDSJr

      The irony is that you cannot prove they are not the words of God anymore than Mrs. Palin can prove that they are.... Logic can be a brutal tool, no?

      June 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
    • b__m

      Your comment is a proof that your parents had retarded children. What an Irony!

      June 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
    • Ranger75

      There are a heck of alot of mothers out there with children with special needs and we never hear about their heroic actions in raising their children. Just because it is Sarah's child doesn't mean it is any special than anyother special needs child. I really believe that she brings her child out in front of the cameras to further her political needs. No one ever herd of the struggles of my older sister and her 9 yr battle with cancer that riddled her entire body. She never once complained and always she saw the bright side of everyone. The only thing that kept her going was her son Matt she wanted to see him graduate from High School. Now I consider my Sister as one of the bravest people I've ever known, now you know her too!

      June 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  12. Reality

    Most politicians as do 85% of the global population suffer from the Three B Syndrome i.e. being Bred, Born and Brainwashed in their religion. In Palin's case, it is a blend of the RCC and the Assemblies of God church, the nation's largest Pentecostal denomination. Said Syndrome is curable.

    The cure:

    From that famous passage: In 1 Corinthians 15 St. Paul reasoned, "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith."

    Even now Catholic/Christian professors of theology are questioning the bodily resurrection of the simple, preacher man aka Jesus.

    To wit;

    From a major Catholic university's theology professor’s grad school white-board notes:

    "Heaven is a Spirit state or spiritual reality of union with God in love, without earthly – earth bound distractions.
    Jesus and Mary's bodies are therefore not in Heaven.

    Most believe that it to mean that the personal spiritual self that survives death is in continuity with the self we were while living on earth as an embodied person.

    Again, the physical Resurrection (meaning a resuscitated corpse returning to life), Ascension (of Jesus' crucified corpse), and Assumption (Mary's corpse) into heaven did not take place.

    The Ascension symbolizes the end of Jesus' earthly ministry and the beginning of the Church.

    Only Luke's Gospel records it. The Assumption ties Jesus' mission to Pentecost and missionary activity of Jesus' followers The Assumption has multiple layers of symbolism, some are related to Mary's special role as "Christ bearer" (theotokos). It does not seem fitting that Mary, the body of Jesus' Virgin-Mother (another biblically based symbol found in Luke 1) would be derived by worms upon her death. Mary's assumption also shows God's positive regard, not only for Christ's male body, but also for female bodies." "

    "In three controversial Wednesday Audiences, Pope John Paul II pointed out that the essential characteristic of heaven, hell or purgatory is that they are states of being of a spirit (angel/demon) or human soul, rather than places, as commonly perceived and represented in human language. This language of place is, according to the Pope, inadequate to describe the realities involved, since it is tied to the temporal order in which this world and we exist. In this he is applying the philosophical categories used by the Church in her theology and saying what St. Thomas Aquinas said long before him."

    With respect to rising from the dead, we also have this account:

    o An added note: As per R.B. Stewart in his introduction to the recent book, The Resurrection of Jesus, Crossan and Wright in Dialogue,

    o p.4

    o "Reimarus (1774-1778) posits that Jesus became sidetracked by embracing a political position, sought to force God's hand and that he died alone deserted by his disciples. What began as a call for repentance ended up as a misguided attempt to usher in the earthly political kingdom of God. After Jesus' failure and death, his disciples stole his body and declared his resurrection in order to maintain their financial security and ensure themselves some standing."

    o p.168. by Ted Peters:

    Even so, asking historical questions is our responsibility. Did Jesus really rise from the tomb? Is it necessary to have been raised from the tomb and to appear to his disciples in order to explain the rise of early church and the transcription of the bible? Crossan answers no, Wright answers, yes. "

    o So where are the bones"? As per Professor Crossan's analyses in his many books, the body of Jesus would have ended up in the mass graves of the crucified, eaten by wild dogs, with lime in a shallow grave, or under a pile of stones.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
    • john

      whats your point. please less than 50 million words.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
    • Good Thing Your Only Input is From the Minds of Others...

      ...but you should really try doing some research, thinking, and considering on your own sometime instead of just parroting the opinions of others, regardless of what conclusions you ultimately draw. I will commend you for your "copy & paste" however...love the margins and indents!!!

      June 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
    • TwinBotXenu

      Good research. Post some links.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  13. CDSJr

    I find it interesting that so many people say they cannot stand Mrs. Palin and want her to go away. But, I see them day in and day out on every comment blog typing away about her. They just can't say enough about the person they claim is over-publicized all the while further publicizing her. It is very hypocritical. Albeit, entertaining...

    June 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm |
  14. CommonSense

    Scenario 1: God failed with Jesus so he Impregnated Sarah Palin with a retarded baby Jesus, so that when she becomes President the world would accept retards and bimbos.
    Scenario 2: Sarah Palin was cursed by God for being such an idiot and hypocrite and God made he baby come out even more retarded than she is to show her that the world that dumb has no limits. Obviously not seeing as though she has followers.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm |
    • Kelly

      You need to change your name. Obviously you have No and i mean None what so ever of any common sense! You as well as many others on here are a disgrace!!

      June 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  15. fROMOHIO

    She sent this nonsense from her work email account? I don't think that's appropriate, even for Jehovah.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm |
    • CommonSense

      I mean she is a woman what did you expect professionalism? Seriously? I wish they had a camera in her office so we could see how often her redneck white trash bimbo self watched Jerry Springer and Maury while at work.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
    • LifeinVA

      Hey CommonSense...based on you're comments I can tell you're a REAL winner...mmhhmmm lol...

      June 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  16. James Black


    June 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
  17. Kevin

    CNN, please stop. She's not running for President, she quit her job, she's not even a reality star anymore.

    Just let it go.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  18. DL

    Now she thinks she is god! Please CNN, stop writing about this idiot. She makes me sick. She is an absolute embarrassment to our country.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:24 pm |
  19. COlady

    Too well written and grammatically correct to have actually been written by Palin herself. That being said, if you are of a religious bent, this is a very touching and unique way to approach what can be an awkward and uncomfortable subject. Whoever came up with the idea, and did the writing, did a good job. But I don't believe it was Palin.

    June 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm |
  20. MichiganChet

    touching in its own way. We certainly have a wonderful PTA president here

    June 16, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
    • Damnpuritans

      She isn't qualified to run a 7-eleven.

      June 16, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
    • ruhlmann

      @damnpuritans Ha!

      June 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
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