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September 9th, 2011
11:08 AM ET

Family credits Virgin Mary statue for saving their house from wildfire

(CNN)– Wildfires are raging in Texas.  At the Garcia's home in Montgomery County, Texas the fire line comes right up to a statue of the Virgin Mary.  The family tells CNN affiliate KTRK they believe the statue helped saved their home.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Catholic Church • Texas • United States • Virgin Mary

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  1. geebs

    I have proof that God exists:

    the LAW of conservation of m*ss states that m*ss in a closed system will remain static AND cannot change as a result of processes acting inside the system. Look it up.
    All scientists believe that the big bang happened. Science also agrees that all matter in the universe is expanding outward from the point of the big bang.
    But in order for the big bang to happen, you have to break the law of conservation of mass. If all mass in the universe was ejected from a central point in the universe, then there was nothing else in the universe to act upon the matter that was at the site of the big bang, therefore the static state of the universe would have remained static. My *ssertion is that the force that acted upon the mass was God, as there was nothing else in the universe to change the static state of the mass at the site of the big bang. Which brings us to another LAW of physics, for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction. But the problem here is that all mass was supposedly gathered at the site of the big bang. So what was left outside of the mass at the site of the big bang that acted upon the mass and caused the reaction we know as the big bang? GOD

    Therefore, athiests, you must either believe in God, or stop believing in the wonderful Laws of Physics that you try to bash religion with. It's awesome how YOUR laws prove my point.

    Now then, what was your proof that God does not exist?

    September 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
    • Shane

      Again, you are arguing that your god does absolutely NOTHING in this universe.
      Plus, you don't understand multi-dimensional physics, either. The opposite reaction for a Big Bang would be an anti-Big Bang.
      Your non-existent god is not needed to explain the Big Bang. You even said it yourself.
      Thanks for proving my point again. You really are not thinking very clearly. Maybe you should lay off the koolaide and examine your belief system before trying to defend it. You're holding it upside down and backwards.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm |
    • *frank*

      You need to read more books and try to think harder.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm |
    • Miss Efan

      So put that thing down, flip it, and reverse it!

      September 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
    • geebs

      @Shane

      Thats what I expected. Not a shred of proof for non existence, nothing at all that disputes my *ssertion. By the way, how does God do absolutely nothing in this universe, when he is the spark that started it?

      September 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      You have made assertions, but you have no proof. Given that your assertions are not new, I'm confident others will dismantle your silliness. In the meantime, I suggest you take a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoscience to gain an understanding of why your assertions are not proof.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm |
    • geebs

      @HotAirAce

      The onus is now on you...

      September 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
    • A Scientist

      OK... A proof is not simply an assertion. You're invoking an infinite regress. The burden of proof is not a two-way street. Other than that...

      Look if you can actually prove the existence of God, massive fame and fortune is on your way, you'll be the most renowned figure in both religious and scientific communities and a slam dunk Nobel prize winner... if you honestly with all your heart feel that this argument holds up then we'll all know your name by tomorrow morning as you'll be all over every news network in the world.

      Or if you truly know that you didn't just conclusively prove the existence of God on a message board, it might be best to just leave it be...

      September 9, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
    • Shane

      I should add that the conservation of mass/energy equations only date back to the Big Bang. They are part of this universe's space-time equations and may have no bearing on how the multi-dimensional continuum was formed in the first place, but the events leading up to the Big Bang formed the Big Bang event. That much seems clear.
      And still your god is nowhere in evidence after the Big Bang, which is as far as we can go in terms of hard proof.
      Beyond the Big Bang, we are left with multiple dimensional constructs that somehow gave rise to the dimensional event that we label the Big Bang.
      extra: We are still inside this continuum. The continuum IS the inside of the "Big Bang" event. There is no central point. We are IN the "central point" and IN the Big Bang. Dimensional energy expanding in all directions, not "outward" except in terms of extra dimensions "outside" this particular continuum we can observe at first hand.
      We are inside and the inside is everywhere. If you could fly forever you would eventually meet up where you began, like playing that old "Asteroids" videogame.
      You might not be able to grasp the dimensional aspects of this universe. Most people don't have the time or inclination to bother with such things. There is no pattern to the universe. You cannot say that there is a design behind it when there is no design, no interaction, and nothing to suggest any intelligent creation. Your god might be a 16-dimensional slug-monster but he sure isn't "ordering" anything around here in any measurable way.
      If your god is so "non-existent" as to be essentially non-existent in this continuum, then what of your bible? Nothing but BS.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      To do what? I, and many others previously, have dealt with the "(can't) prove a negative" logic rule. Or did I miss your proof that the virgin mary was not a slutty, adulterous whoore who performed oral sex on any passing male (or female?) as soon as Joe turned his back?

      September 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
    • geebs

      Just as you have stated, an *ssertion is not proof. Just as I have placed a logical theory out there for you to debunk, so you also do when you *ssert that there is no God. You are merely placing your theory out there with out factual proof. Just because you cant use your five senses to test for it does not prove that it it not true. There was a mention of multi dimentional constructs in one of the posts. How do you test for that? It is a theory that tries to reasonably explain something that has thus far eluded explanation. Nice try.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
    • Shane

      Here, let's come at it from the other direction.
      Your god has certain attributes, certain characteristics, that you say you can not only label, but that you can perceive them and that you can interact with your god.
      Here's the thing you cannot do:
      You cannot go down that list of attributes and characteristics and match them up with the universe we see around us.
      Your god does nothing visible, measurable, or even testable. If you truly have interactions with your god that should be measurable and testable.
      But guess what? There are no interactions. None. Just schizophrenic delusional belief systems deeply indoctrinated into the heads of believers, self-sustaining and regressively cyclical irrational thoughts that create feedback loops within the human psyche. That's all you've got. And it is not proof of a god.

      September 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      @geebs

      Your desire for a god is gettin in the way of thinking...

      "There are no gods" is shorthand for "We have looked at the claims of believers and concluded that their assertion is not credible.". It is in response to your claim that there are gods. The burden of proof remains on the believers. You (or any other believer) do not have any factual objective proof to support your claim. Your use of science to prove the existence of any god has been attempted before and thoroughly debunked. How about you doing some homework before you post again? As was noted above, if you truly have a proof for god, you will be the first and will be instantly famous... But I'm sticking with "There are no gods, not even just one!"

      September 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
    • Kyle

      Without reading all of the replied... All I can say is that if the big bang happened, and all crap was located in a central point, then it didn't need an external influence to 'splode. It's called instability.

      The end.

      God still does not exist.

      September 9, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      Looks like geebs is pulling "a herbie"...

      September 9, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
    • tallulah13

      In other words "We don't understand everything yet, therefore I recommend that we stop trying to learn and just say "god did it."

      Epic fail.

      September 10, 2011 at 12:04 am |
    • Mike

      @ Shane
      "The opposite reaction for a big bang would be an anti-big bang"
      In our current universe, there is an equal and opposite reaction to each action. But before the big bang, there was no mass to react with. The bang would continue expanding at an ever increasing pace. This is a scientific fact now.
      So, if everything in the universe, has a equal opposite, than all mass must have come from literaly nothing. But you know, a conscience has no mass. Does a conscience need matter to exist? That's the real question. Not wether god exists or not.

      September 10, 2011 at 12:43 am |
    • woh

      @ Mike
      So, if there was no mass, at the beginning, does that mean the expantion rate of the universe could go faster than the speed of light? And does that mean, we are in a gazillion places all at one time? Lol

      September 10, 2011 at 1:15 am |
    • geebs

      @Mike

      how does something come from nothing? Isn't there yet another LAW that states that matter is neither created or destroyed only transformed? Only God could, through his conscience bring something from nothing. Isn't that something that is an athiest runs from?

      September 10, 2011 at 1:31 am |
    • HotAirAce

      @geebs

      Where did your god come from? What existed before your god existed? Please repond with something better than "god always existed" and without asserting an infinite number of creator gods. And how are you making out on your novel proof that any god exists and defending the virgin Mary's honour?

      September 10, 2011 at 1:51 am |
    • Mike

      @ geebs
      Heck, I dunno the answers to the questions we've been asking forthousands of years. If I did know, I'd be a verry popular guy. I just like to come on to this blog and find people like you to screw with by giving out silly ideas to make you waist your time. This is what you call trolling.

      September 10, 2011 at 11:25 am |
    • David Johnson

      @geebs

      You should listen to shane.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo

      Cheers!

      September 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • Shane

      Kyle- There is no central point because we are INSIDE the Big Bang. We are INSIDE the "central point."
      That's why I added that "extra" bit. That was for you. I have seen your posts talking about a central point and really wish you would toss that erroneous idea out the window.

      geebs – Let me be a little more rude and overbearing here, since my being nice doesn't seem to be getting through to you.
      When I see the fifth-grade level of understanding that you appear to have about physics, I know for a fact that I can stomp your confused and woefully ignorant arguments into a smear resembling roadkill in this blog.
      That's how bad your understanding of physics is. You suck at it so badly I could blast your lame attempts into oblivion with one hand tied behind my back, blindfolded, and drunk.
      In short, you need to STFU because you don't know a damn thing about physics that you can use in an argument about religion in this blog. I'm serious. Science has nothing for you or any argument you can bring to the table, so don't bother.

      September 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
    • Shane

      DJ – thanks, bro! I only wish I could see the movie you posted. What is it about?

      September 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      @geebs
      Yes indeed listen to professor Krauss explain the Big Bang.

      Some points to clear up for you. You said, " If all mass in the universe was ejected from a central point in the universe"
      This is wrong. First I'll assume you meant mass being ejected into an already existing "empty" 3 dimensional universal space. If so then how do you account for this already present empty universe? The Big Bang describes the expansion of 4 dimensional space-time of the universe itself. The medium into which it is expanding is outside the universe and thus unknown. Second the initial state of the expanding universe was purely energy until it had expanded and cooled sufficiently for particulate matter to condense out of it. Not matter simply popping into existence from a point in space. Kyle was correct in stating that the initial state that precipitated the Big Bang was instability. Having everything come into existence from non-existence isn't all that hard to imagine. Consider for a moment what happens when sufficient matter is gathered together in one place. A black hole creates a singularity, a point where all the matter is crushed out of existence. So the reverse is just that easy to accept. A black hole is something that the universe cannot hold like a mini Big Crunch and for all we know each one is creating a mini Big Bang into the multiversal medium. Finally the Laws of Physics you mentioned totally break down under the conditions described in the Big Bang or at the heart of a singularity for that matter. General relativity too shows that time stops under the conditions presented by a singularity or the earliest stages of the Big Bang and thus cause and effect have no meaning. There was no "before" the Big Bang...time began with the Big Bang.

      September 10, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  2. Bo

    @Shane: what PROOF is there that God does not exist? Right here, I'm going to say, there is no proof that God does exist, it takes faith to believe that God exisits, and that is the way God wants it. If there were undeniable proof that God exisited there would be no need for faith. And God has a reason for that.

    September 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      This gets so repeatitive and tiring...

      There is no evidence that any god exists.
      Believers are making the extraordinary claim therefore the onus is on them to prove their claim.
      Logically, you cannot prove a negative, therefore non-believers cannot prove that gods do not exist. If you do not believe this (that you cannot prove a negative), please prove that the virgin Mary was not an adulterous whore.
      Believers are ma

      September 9, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
    • Shane

      There is no god and no reason for faith other than to keep suckers like you believing in what can be proved to be false.
      Why would your god purposely do nothing, talk to no-one, do no miracles, and do his best to not appear to exist?
      Guess what? There is no god. That's why you need to believe without proof. Because there is no god. That how faith works.
      Blind belief is utterly simple-minded and suited to the not-so-smart sort of brains many people have in this world. It is a lie that makes you feel good as you grunt around a campfire patting each other on the back for being so clever as to create a god out of ignorance and fear.
      You will never get to heaven or hell as they are logical impossibilities. But go ahead and pretend you know about it like any child who knows all about Santa Claus.
      Go ahead. It's clear we can't stop you from being delusional, right? You are firm in your mistaken beliefs. Very firm. Meh.

      September 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  3. Bo

    @ Sue, honestly, I can't do copy and paste on my cell phone. I believe the qoute you used was made in the same letter that my qoute came from. The point is how could Einstine make these statements and be the atheist that so many people claim him to be?

    September 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      So BoBo, you selectively picked a quote to support your position, ignoring one that did not. How honest is that?

      With respect to whether or not Einstein was a believer or an atheist, there are many quotes that could be used to support either view. That being said, there's no evidence that he was a fervent or even a practicing Jew. You have to remember that Einstein (and numerous other scientists and leaders) lived in a day when it was very detrimental to one's career and health to be openly atheist. So believers were openly and fervently so, while non-believers were much more subdued. I believe when all of Einstein's comments are taken into account, and in context, he was not a believer.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  4. Bo

    @*fread* What is "Einstine" lol supposed to mean?

    September 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm |
    • USmellLikePee

      Jesus Christ, what did the english language ever do to you?

      September 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm |
    • *frank*

      *fread* lolol

      September 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
    • The Further Adventures of No No Bad Dog

      Bo, it means that you spelled "Einstein" incorrectly, and he is Laughing Out Loud (LOL) at your mistake. We won't talk about your spurious "Einstine" quote . . . I might LOL.

      September 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Bo

    @ Shane Just what does treason mean to you?

    September 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
    • Shane

      trea·son
      noun
      1.the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.
      2.a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state.
      3.the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery.

      Now explain to me how calling your god a sky-fairy is treason by any definition. See? You obviously do not know what that word meant. You just keep losing every argument here, Bo. Why don't you go somewhere else like FoxNews to talk like an idiot? They love that stuff over there. It's how they roll.
      Religion is treason against it's adherents, as religions are BS.

      September 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
  6. Bo

    @ Shane Just what does treasonmean to you?

    September 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
  7. what the what

    First of all what is wrong with everyone on here? We all have free will to believe what we want! Why is it that everyone else can make their opinions heard loud and clear, but when a Christian does it everyone spews hate and cruelty at them??? It makes me really sad that people on here are asking why God saved this one house and not everyone else's. I for one am going to celebrate that this one families home was saved. Yes, it is devastating for so many other families that lost homes and even for some loved ones. When natural disasters hit, why are people now wanting everyone to suffer? Is it not better that there are some miracles in the midst of devastation! Do you not think that the people who lost homes are happy for the people that didn't? I doubt they are wishing everyones homes burnt down also. Yes, a lot of good and kind people still have FAITH and BELIEVE in a higher power. That does not make them bad. At least there are people out there still praying and holding onto something important to them! Please stop spreading so much hate. This was a positive story and so many people have turned into a fight. So sad!

    September 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
    • W T F

      “This was a positive story – God saved this one house and not everyone else's.” – Duh you said it right there not all the houses were spared. Yet you want to twist the one house that did as if you have one loving God….how many other house were destroyed…..Duh…that’s not a positive story. Did it ever cross your mind that maybe the other houses were Christians, that could have had cross’s hanging inside, bibles inside and if they were it was destroyed, notice none of that is making it into this story.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  8. Bo

    I may mispell qoutes , but that's evidence they are not copy and paste.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
    • Sue

      In reality, you are too stupid to figure out basic copy and paste operations that most modern computer users learn quickly and easily. Quoting (with appropriate attribution) can be done rapidly and accurately by most people.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
    • *frank*

      "Einstine" lols.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
  9. Bo

    @geebs: Here'S a qoute that they would like to deny it was ever said: My religion consists of humble admiration of the illimitable spirit who reveals himself in the slightest details we are to percive with our frail and feeble minds - Einstine

    September 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
    • Sue

      I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

      September 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
    • The Further Adventures of No No Bad Dog

      Now Sue, using a proper quote and spelling "Einstein" correctly is not fair to Bo; it's like having an Olympic athlete take on a Special Olympics athlete. Please be more courteous and dumb down your comments to keep Bo from becoming embarassed. Dumb them down a lot. A whole lot. Get them down to Gump levels.

      Thank you for your cooperation.

      September 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  10. Reality

    When does this idiocy stop!!! Mary was not the mother of any god and definitely was not a virgin.

    An important passage from Professor JD Crossan:

    "When I look a Buddhist friend in the face, I cannot say with integrity, "Our story about Jesus' virginal birth is true and factual. Your story that when the Buddha came out of hismother's womb, he was walking, talking, teaching and preaching (which I must admit is even better than our story)-that's a myth.

    We have the truth; you have a lie." I don't think that can be said any longer, for our insistence that our faith is a fact and that others' faith is a lie is, I think, a cancer that eats at the heart of Christianity"
    ----------------------------------------------------–

    September 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
  11. Bo

    @geebs Aheists like tomake qoutes, but you won't see qoutes like this: A little philosphy inclineth a man's mind to ahteisim, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about [turns] to religion

    September 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
    • USmellLikePee

      Learneth how to spell already.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
    • Shane on you

      No, most people don't get to see badly-misspelled quotes that are demonstrably false. No, you're right about that.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm |
  12. Bo

    @geebs Unfortunately what atheists don't know is that when the question the exisitance of God and make snibeish remarks about God like calling Him a fariy in the sky, or just refering to God as a man, they are attempting to put themselves on the same level as God, or worse, bringing God down to their level, and when they, or anyone else that does this, they are commiting the highest level of treason (a sin) that can be commited committed.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm |
    • Shane on you

      Treason against a made-up sky fairy? Whaaaat?
      I don't think that word means what you think it means, Booob.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
    • *frank*

      Why can't you understand that the god of the Bible is a vicious stupid tantrum-throwing mass-murderer, that even the average human being is better than him, let alone a good human being, and that calling such a god "good" in any way is monstrously stupid?

      September 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm |
    • Sue

      No, Bo. I'll speak for myself and probably several other atheists posting here will agree:

      We aren't trying to put ourselves on the level of your god. In fact, to do so would be ridiculous, because we think your god doesn't exist, and we know that we exist.

      We are actually trying to point out the utter absurdity of your beliefs, in the hopes (among others) that
      1. We won't have to go on suffering from the idiotic policies and laws that your religion drives

      and

      2. you will grow some courage, put your childish old-man-in-the-sky stories behind you, and take responsibility for your own short life in the here and now.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
    • HotAirAce

      @Bo

      You continue to allow your beliefs to get in the way of logic, Atheists simply do not believe any god exists – or that the probability of any gods existing is so low it is virtually zero. These beliefs have nothing to do with elevating or demoting anyone or anything as it is logically stupid to speak in such terms about something you don't believe in. You are making up bullishit consistent with the fairy tales in The Babble.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:37 pm |
    • The Further Adventures of No No Bad Dog

      I won't put myself on the level of the Christian God – I am not that cruel and vengeful and murderous . . . and I don't want a bunch of deluded freaks worshipping me for the rest of eternity. What a drag that would be!

      September 9, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
  13. geebs

    Christians believe in something they cant prove.(there is a God). Athiest believe in something they cant prove (there isnt a God). This very fact gives the athiests in the room the right to badmouth everyone else. They like to try to dismiss everyone elses views as foolish, yet they cant prove thier view either?!? Takes alot of intelligence.... sounds like they are doing exactly what they say the christians are doing, only, its not the christians in the room doing it!!

    September 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
    • Ronniec

      How many more times are you going to cut and paste this? Just asking because it hurts my head every time I read it.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
    • geebs

      as many as it takes for you athiests to see the futility of arguing a point that you cannot defend.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm |
    • USmellLikePee

      I just KNEW that Geebs was SouthernKidDiddler. That lame post just confirmed it.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm |
    • Shane on you

      Actually, atheists CAN prove there is no god. And we can even do it in a court of law. Our claim that there is no proof whatsoever of any god's existence is PROVABLE. We literally have TONS of EVIDENCE that there is no proof of any god's existence.
      So why don't you STFU and GTFO. We've got you beaten to a crisp and shamed to a pulp. Your whole argument is fail.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm |
    • A Theist

      Shane, your logic is lacking in.... well, logic. You have "evidence" or "proof" that there is no God? I would wager that you have evidence, just as I have evidence on the contrary. You cannot prove nor disprove the existence of God because technically, if you accept that God is a possible enti.ty, He exists beyond the confines of the universe and therefore cannot be proven by universal limitations.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm |
    • Shane on you

      Then you are arguing that your god has absolutely NOTHING to do with this universe!
      I will be agnostic enough to say that such a non-existent god like that MAY actually "not-exist" in just that sort of way!
      Yet all the main religions say that their god does things in this universe, which means that there should be proof of such that cannot be ruled out any other way.
      Why not add a little epistemology to that wobbly logic of yours and think about what you are actually saying and then take a look at what I actually wrote. We have proof, tons of evidence, that there is no proof of your god hidden amongst all those tons and tons of evidence.
      The lack of any proof shows your god does not do anything in this world at all. All you have are delusions left over from the old days when people ate moldy bread. We say there is no proof. Many religious people try to have it both ways, but reality doesn't work that way. Get real.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm |
    • Flash

      A Theist,

      When an idea is posited or hypothesized and lack of proof leaves no clear Yea or Nay, the default (fallback) position is not Yea.

      September 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • Ned

      Oh, they've gone right past checking to see if it is worthy or not – they've gone right into "it's already a fact without proof so even if it's a lie it's true."

      September 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
    • Shane on you

      Yes, they are not "hypothesizing or positing" anything. They've gone right off the deep end and into a pit of lies written by liars, murderers, thieves, and fraudsters depending on who wrote it.
      "Inspired by God" my ass!

      September 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
  14. Ronniec

    I'm sure they will report on all the houses with religious iconography that did NOT stop the flames.

    September 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  15. Bo

    @WhydoesGodLetBadthingsHappen It would take more room than I have here to explain everything. But, when Adam and Eve sinned Satan claimed this world as his. Since then it has been his purpose to allinate man from God. By causing bad things to happen satan blames it on God. God has allowed satan to do bad things. And when there is so much sin and bad things to happen that things can get no worse in this world, God, who is a God of love, will then put an end to it. The universe will know then just how evil sin is and no longer will there be any sin or bad things to happen Satan and sin will be destroyed. It takes faith and love to believe in God. This is too brief, but about the best I can do with limited space. Do you have a question?

    September 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
    • Drew

      "God has allowed satan to do bad things. And when there is so much sin and bad things to happen that things can get no worse in this world, God, who is a God of love,"

      God allows satan to do bad things to his creation but yet at the same time he is of love. Talk about stupidity, even today we know it's not healthy to stay in a relationship with someone feels its ok to abuse you. Wow, the crap Christians come up with it ridiculous. You all need to see a shrink.

      September 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
    • Slash

      Yeah, I have a question. Why can't you provide a single piece of evidence showing that Adam and Eve existed - or for that matter, that God or Satan exists? Oh right, we know for a fact that Adam and Eve did NOT exist and magical beings like God and Satan are unfalsifiable and, having no evidence in the favor, are no more likely to exist than the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Zeus, or a divine Kool-Aid Man.

      Imaginary friends aren't normal once your age hits the double digits. It's time to grow up.

      September 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
    • Ronniec

      Actually, I believe in the kool aid guy because I have seen him on tv, and he visited our house once in the early 70's when my sister won a contest. Jesus never did.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
    • geebs

      Christians believe in something they cant prove.(there is a God). Athiest believe in something they cant prove (there isnt a God). This very fact gives the athiests in the room the right to badmouth everyone else. They like to try to dismiss everyone elses views as foolish, yet they cant prove thier view either?!? Takes alot of intelligence.... sounds like they are doing exactly what they say the christians are doing, only, its not the christians in the room doing it!!

      September 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
    • *frank*

      I believe the pretty ladies who pop up in a chat box on pron sites and say they want to talk to me are real.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm |
    • USmellLikePee

      You don't disprove a negative, ding dong. Atheists are naturally in the right until the religious prove otherwise. By prove, I don't mean quote a book written by ancient man, I mean something that can be scientifically proven and duplicated by others. Like mathmatics.

      September 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  16. Relax

    So a simple puff piece about how one family's home not burning down has turned into a deathmatch between Angry Atheists and Defensive Christians. You all need to spend less time in the internet forum worlds and live your life.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  17. Observer

    It's a miracle just like the hurricane was a blessing according to Beck.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
    • Observers observer

      Staple the talk hole on this kid. Every time he opens his mouth it just makes him sound like a know it all.
      Observer knows nothing more than what he was taught by the college professer that took his innocence.

      September 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  18. *frank*

    My limited edition Mick Jagger bobblehead doll keeps me immune from the AIDS.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm |
    • wat

      o_O

      September 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  19. JJ

    Yes. It is a miracle. Thousands of homes lost, and one saved. I'm sure the thousands that lost their homes wouldn't call this such a miracle.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
  20. Observer

    f

    "The devil created the fire. You know..devil, Hell, fire, lots of fire??? Mary stopped it."

    She and God were really slow on that. The devil is far ahead on this fire.

    September 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
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