August 30th, 2011
12:12 PM ET
Bachmann points to 'great sense of humor' after God joke
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann defended her recent comments about natural disasters in Washington, D.C. serving as messages from God, saying she was joking.
"I have a great sense of humor and I think it's important to exhibit that humor sometimes when you are talking to people as well," Bachmann said Monday at a campaign event in Miami. "Of course I was being humorous when I said that."Read the full story here from CNN's Political Ticker
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Just wanted to thank the Belief Blog for a decent if not great picture of a Republican candidate. So used to the evil "i'll get you my pretty" pictures that normally are seen here.
It's very important that God's people use wisdom in how they present Him. In today's Christianity that's one "ingredient' that's lacking. As for using humor in anything in connection with God, it's totally unlike God's nature and His character. JESUS NEVER USED HUMOR. HE did not come to this world to entertain us! These people need to understand that God is NOT like Americans.
But according to the nature and make up of her comment, Bachman didn't mean her statement to be humorous... Only now, out of pressure to face the critics, she is trying to change the meaning of her comment....
The old story of politicians tactics!
Today a spokesperson said candidate Michele Bachmann, having recently left her church behind, is now converting to Islam.
Bachmann is also leaving her latent-gay, flaccid husband Marcuthhh so that she can be free to pursue musician Yousef Islam (Cat Stevens). Bachmann is guoted as saying "I've always liked his music. You know what they say about musical men and their trombones..." and "As a Muslim and POuTUS, I could solve our terrorism problems once and for all. There's no way Al Kaida and his countrymen will attack a country with a Muslim leader. This will help me get elected in other ways too. In fact, it might be the only way I can get more than the teabagger vote and pull in anything from Obama's liberal base."
Yousef Islam (Stevens) was heard to say "No way, dude, no friggin way. That leathery old haggis wouldn't have made it as my groupie even when she was 20, no matter how good her oratory skills are."
I don't even know what to say. I sure hope nobody makes any "jokes" about her family if something bad happens. Proof there is no god – She is still alive after joking and using "his(ers)" name in vain.
She sure has a great sense of humor. I think earthquakes and hurricanes are the funniest thing yet. When I had cancer, people always assured me it wasn't God who was responsible. Now, she says he uses bad things to get our attention. That isn't the kind of thing that a person says unless they believe it. It is the farthest away from joke material of anything I can think of. It is just twisted. That thought came from somewhere inside of her. Ugly!
I know many about toilets. I clean them for job. It only job I can get with my dumb brain.
Uh oh..... Atheists have highjacked your name again! I guess we're in for another fun name with the same rants, what'll it be this time I wonder.....?
But what if every disaster is God trying to kill us? He threw a car at me once but He missed me. Maybe He was after me again with this hurricane Irene thing?
The above two CrystalRiver are fakes. @Laughing, yes, you are right. Find me through my content. I'm not giving any hint since they are after me. I may still use CrystalRiver for a while. You'll know by the content of writing.
Martin, don't live in toilet. You atheists think about toilet way too much; that's why your mind as well as your language are filthy. Don't go insane and hurt yourself, either. Christians love you; you need the truth.
Don't make me bop you with the Clown Hammer©.
Tell you what, I'll become a believer when god sends me an e-mail.... on my toilet seat..
Even if God were sitting here in front of us (physically), most would sill not believe.
Why don't people (believers and non-believers) pray to scientists when they need "divine intervention" in their lives?
I used to pray to toilets after a long night on the own. Thank the Lord that phase is done with!
God is going to kill all those who are NOT like me! Wait I'm just using my sense of humor... NOT..
My interpretation of Bachman.
No conservative Christian rethuglican has a sense of humor. Go away, Bachmann.
That joke must have went over my head, but then I don't find death and suffering very funny.
Mrs. Bachmann, Not long ago you stated that you recent weather conditions may be a product of divine intervention. At the Ames debate you also vowed to interfere with Iran’s nuclear defense capability by any means necessary. Are we to assume that you would use the same tyrannical force to disarm America for the will of God? -Probably the question she was fearful of when she decided to pass this off as a joke.
Mrs. Bachmann, Not long ago you stated that you believe that recent weather conditions may have been be a product of divine intervention. At the Ames debate you also vowed to interfere with Iran’s nuclear defense capability by any means necessary. Are we to assume that you would use the same tyrannical force to disarm America for the will of God? -Probably the question she was fearful of when she decided to pass this off as a joke.
Hurricanes are acts of God. Irreligious Americans were too slow to get it, as usual.
I am curious, where are you in Asia? What country?
God doesn't exist.
There are NO acts of gods.... only acts of nature and ignorances of man.
We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
1 John 4:6
Crys, I think you being stupid was an act of Gawd as well. Thanx for your concern, but I really don't think some supernatural being is flinging lightning bolts at us. I'm still trying to find the "joke" in what she said. Possibly it was that God can't actually affect the physical world, or that she actually likes and respects our nation's president. Maybe the joke was "Wow, this audience would cheer if I said I was going to eat a schnauzer raw. Wonder how far I can go?"
@HS, thank you. God bless you! @Bible Clown, sorry I don't know much about American politicians. I just know she is far better than average Americans because the American media and bad Americans hate her.