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As number of Latino evangelicals grows, it's not politics as usual
January 13th, 2012
09:58 PM ET

As number of Latino evangelicals grows, it's not politics as usual

By Rafael Romo, Senior Latin American Affairs Editor

(CNN) – It’s a greeting that always makes Mark Jobe smile: “I really loved today’s Mass, Father Mark.”

Jobe is the senior pastor of New Life Community Church, which has 14 campuses across Chicago and its suburbs. He said he hears those words at least once a month, usually from newcomers – Hispanics raised in the Catholic faith who’ve started attending his non-denominational Christian church.

When Jobe launched New Life Community Church 25 years ago, the Midway neighborhood where his main campus is located was primarily populated by descendants of Polish, Lithuanian and Italian immigrants. Now, the neighborhood is primarily Hispanic.

Jobe estimates that as much as 70% of New Life’s 6,000 members are Hispanic.

“They don’t typically undermine [the church] where they came from,” Jobe said.
“They value the tradition, but what they often tell me is that they were not learning as much about the Bible and how it relates to their life today.”

The shift at New Life Community Church in Chicago is a reflection of a national trend, according to Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

Read the full story here from CNN's In America Blog.
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  1. Iqbal Khan

    Voters Choice: Ron Paul or Bibi Netanyahu

    By William A. Cook

    Why invade Iran ? Ask first, why did we invade Iraq ? Why did we not object to Israel 's bombing in Syria ? Why didn't we object to Israel 's invasion of Lebanon or Gaza ?

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30256.htm

    January 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • Reality

      Our War on Terror and Aggression:

      An update (or how we are spending or how we have spent the USA taxpayers’ money to eliminate global terror and aggression)

      The terror and aggression via a Partial and Recent and Not So Recent Body Count

      As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue:

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "
      Continued below:
      Other elements of our War on Terror and Aggression:

      -Operation Iraqi Freedom- The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US Troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles as of 09/15/2011/, 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      – Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed mostly due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror,

      – Sa-dd-am, his sons and major he-nchmen have been deleted. Sa-dd-am's bravado about WMD was one of his major mistakes. Kuwait was saved.

      – Iran is being been contained. (beside containing the Sunni-Shiite civil war in Baghdad, that is the main reason we are in Iraq. And yes, essential oil continues to flow from the region.)

      – North Korea is still u-ncivil but is contained.

      – Northern Ireland is finally at peace.

      – The Jews and Palestinians are being separated by walls. Hopefully the walls will follow the 1948 UN accords. Unfortunately the Annapolis Peace Conference was not successful. And unfortunately the recent events in Gaza has put this situation back to “squ-are one”. And this significant stupidity is driven by the mythical foundations of both religions!!!

      – – Fa-na–tical Islam has basically been contained to the Middle East but a wall between India and Pakistan would be a plus for world peace. Ditto for a wall between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

      – Timothy McVeigh was exe-cuted. Terry Nichols escaped the death penalty twice because of deadlocked juries. He was sentenced to 161 consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole,[3][7] and is incarcerated in ADX Florence, a super maximum security prison near Florence, Colorado. He shares a cellblock that is commonly referred to as "Bombers Row" with Ramzi Yousef and Ted Kaczynski

      – Eric Ru-dolph is spending three life terms in pri-son with no par-ole.

      – Jim Jones, David Koresh, Kaczynski, the "nuns" from Rwanda, and the KKK were all dealt with and either eliminated themselves or are being punished.

      – Islamic Sudan, Dar-fur and So-malia are still terror hot spots.
      – The terror and tor-ture of Muslims in Bosnia, Kosovo and Kuwait were ended by the proper application of the military forces of the USA and her freedom-loving friends. Ra-dovan Karadzic was finally captured on 7/23/08 and is charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the law of war – charges related to the 1992-1995 civil war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia.

      The capture of Ratko Mladić: (Serbian Cyrillic: Ратко Младић, pronounced [râtkɔ mlǎːditɕ], born 12 March 1943[1][2]) is an accused war criminal and a former Bosnian Serb military leader. On May 31, 2011, Mladić was extradited to The Hague, where he was processed at the detention center that holds suspects for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).[3] His trial began on 3 June 2011.

      – the bloody terror brought about by the Ja-panese, Na-zis and Co-mmunists was with great difficulty eliminated by the good guys.

      – Bin Laden was executed for crimes against humanity on May 1, 2011

      – Ditto for Anwar al-Awlaki on September 30, 2011

      January 17, 2012 at 12:08 am |
  2. John

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5zylpNWxVo&w=640&h=360]

    January 16, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • ......

      TROLL Alert – don't bother watching this garbage, click the report abuse link to get rid of this stupid TROLL!

      January 17, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  3. The Central Scrutinizer

    That dude is clearly getting a BJ from Christ. Bless him. I know THAT face.

    January 15, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  4. CLOSER NO! COME CLOSER!

    WHO LET YOU OUT? WE NEED PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WHO GET UP EVERYDAY KNOWING THAT THE BIBLE HAS EXISTED THOUSANDS OF YEARS YOU PEOPLE WHO DONT BELIEVE HAVE MISERABLE LIVES AND THATS Y U R HERE ON THIS WEB SITE YOUR BRAIN IS ROTTED! YOUR WORTHLESS OPINIONS HURT EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH SOOO GLAD NOT TO KNOW YOU WHAT A WASTE I DONT ENVY YOU! AND NEITHER DOES THE REST OF THE POPULATION! PEACE WILL OVER COME INDIVIDUALS LIKE YOU!

    January 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Joxer the Mighty

      I'm sure Jesus would be so very proud of your rant. (sarcasm)

      January 16, 2012 at 6:42 am |
  5. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Pray without ceasing in 2012

    January 15, 2012 at 7:21 am |
    • Anon

      Go take your psych meds.

      January 15, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    • The Central Scrutinzer

      Thank you sir may I have another!

      January 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  6. FREE BRAINCANCER(ELECTRODES) FORYOUANDYOURFAMILY

    MILLIONS TO BE ASSASSINATED FOR THE SAKE OF $$$ LIABILITIES(mk-ultra, chip implants, electroshocks etc. performed on them) AND NEW WORLD ORDER(multiculturalism = terrorism) POLITICAL AGENDA KNOWN AS "YOU ARE NEXT"(financial liabilities are 2 expensive for the government and it is cheaper to get read of you instead) !!! IF YOU WERE TREATED WITH ELECTROSHOCKS OR DRUGS USED FOR WIPING OUT MEMORY(numerous Americans and Europeans were and are) AFTER ENDURING FORCED CHIP IMPLANTS(exactly how BRAIN CANCER and homeless people are produced), YOU ARE SCHEDULED NEXT !!!

    NOW YOU KNOW WHAT ORWELLIAN UNITED STATES CONGRESS(USSR#2 which consists of lawyers or what are liars and physicians...lawyers, so crime per physicians can get away with it) AND OTHER GOVERNMENTS WORLDWIDE ARE SOOO BUSY WITH WHEN PLAYING/CLOWNING(acting) IN FRONT OF CAMERAS ONLY HOW SOMETHING HAVE TO BE DONE(deliberately omitting/delaying facts of genocide as seen on this complain) ROMNEY'S FATHER ALIKE WHO EXCELLED AFTER GM WAS DELIBERATELY SCREWED/BANKRUPT(LIKE AMERICA TODAY = success based on deliberate sabotage = known as grand treason) !!!
    http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/

    LEARN TRUTH ABOUT UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NEW WORLD ORDER(MULTICULTURALISM = TERRORISM) GOVERNMENTS(Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) !!! NOT THERE TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, BUT TO DENY YOUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE !!!

    ABDUCTIONS / FORCED BRAIN CHIP IMPLANTS / BLACKLISTING / FORCEFUL UNEMPLOYMENT / MK-ULTRA BRAINWASHING AGAINST WHITE(under "NAZI" lie) CIVILIAN POPULATION TODAY IN 2011/2012 ACROSS THE EUROPE AND NORTHERN AMERICA !!!

    http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/

    WHY TO ACCEPT LIABILITIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED WHEN WE CAN SIMPLY ASSASSINATE OUR VICTIMS(YOU) THANKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FREE PRESS/MEDIA(most severe censorship of genocide ever !!!)!! Related to WHITES NO LONGER WELCOME IN AMERICA

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw&w=640&h=360]
    OR
    http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009 !!! EXILING WHITES(US citizens) WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE AND IMPORTING NON WHITES IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS FREE !!!

    January 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  7. Colin

    Unfortunately, Latin America lags about 50-80 years behind the USA in terms of emerging from the nonsense Christianity. You only need watch a Latino soap opera for more than one episode, before an angel appears or a “miracle” is performed. The stars regularly consult priests, palm readers or astrologers for advice.

    The demographic impact of so many, relatively poorly educated people moving to the USA is easy to see. More and more Latinos will fill the ranks left vacant by white Americans who are increasingly leaving the nonsense of religion behind. Each society seems to be gradually emerging from the childish superst.itions of religious dogma, just at different rates, and we atheists must do all we can to accelerate the process and help people escape these silly fictions.

    January 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • jwas1914

      I can’t say I blame atheist for being atheist since false religion is to blame for that. But when judgment day comes it will not be an excuse for our Creator. Remember religion will not save lives; it’s accepting and practicing Bible principles. It is our responsibility to scrutinize the Bible; sadly most atheists I’ve spoken to never once scrutinized it yet alone read it. I guess “never judge a book by its cover” does not apply to the Bible. The more I hear people say that God does not exist it only enforces my belief in Jehovah God because He warned us against those that would say “The senseless one has said in his heart: ‘There is no Jehovah.’…Also the “Wicked one according to his superciliousness makes no search; all his ideas are: ‘There is no God’” (Psalm 14:1; 10:4; 53:1) If we wish to learn more about God’s purpose for mankind we must take it upon ourselves to do our research through Bible reading and in depth prayers to Jehovah God. If you have not done it; try it once, you never know, you might be surprised.

      January 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • SecularTruther

      @jwas, that's funny because I am a nonbeliever and I have read the bible and every athiest I know personally has read the bible cover to cover, even read other religious scriptures like the koran. Though a lot of christians I know hardly know what I'm talking about when I bring up certain things like when Moses was 500 years old he had 3 sons and say that isn't true. Most christians I know only pick and choose what a clergy member tells them and excluding the rest. If atheists want to spread atheism just get believers to actually read the bible cover to cover without a clergy member giving excuses for the nonsense.

      January 15, 2012 at 12:44 am |
    • SecularTruther

      Also maybe the reason why the bible says one day they'll be nonbelievers is because the aurthors, who were only men knew they were full of it when they wrote it and only wrote it just to have authority over others.

      January 15, 2012 at 12:49 am |
  8. Anon

    Crap like this shames me to be a Latino.
    They're are atheist Latinos as well, but we're in small numbers.

    January 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • Colin

      I expect, as knowledge and free thought continues to spread, more and more Latinos will emerge out of the childishness of religion. It will just take a while. Societies are moving away at different speeds and LAtin America still has a ways to go. Better than the Middle East though!!

      January 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • jwas1914

      I can’t say I blame atheist for being atheist since false religion is to blame for that. But when judgment day comes it will not be an excuse for our Creator. Remember religion will not save lives; it’s accepting and practicing Bible principles. It is our responsibility to scrutinize the Bible; sadly most atheists I’ve spoken to never once scrutinized it yet alone read it. I guess “never judge a book by its cover” does not apply to the Bible. The more I hear people say that God does not exist it only enforces my belief in Jehovah God because He warned us against those that would say “The senseless one has said in his heart: ‘There is no Jehovah.’…Also the “Wicked one according to his superciliousness makes no search; all his ideas are: ‘There is no God’” (Psalm 14:1; 10:4; 53:1) If you wish to learn more about God’s purpose for mankind we must take it upon ourselves to do our research through Bible reading and in depth prayers to Jehovah God. If you have not done it; try it once, you never know, you might be surprised.

      January 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
    • Anon

      Up yours christard. You're all afflicted with brainwashing and mass delusion.

      January 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  9. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    January 14, 2012 at 6:34 am |
    • Mirosal

      prove it

      January 14, 2012 at 6:36 am |
    • An inconvenient truth

      Prayer has changed the course of human history since the dawn of time

      January 14, 2012 at 6:46 am |
    • Mirosal

      No, it hasn't. You think people have been worshipping your 'god' since the dawn of time? think again on that one.

      January 14, 2012 at 6:49 am |
    • An inconvenient truth

      Name the man who existed before God created him?

      January 14, 2012 at 6:57 am |
    • Mirosal

      cavemen had names?? well gee whiz, did they write them down? lol You think man just popped up, fully grown, and said "I better worship a god or I'll get punished"?

      January 14, 2012 at 7:03 am |
    • An inconvenient truth

      You haven't answered the question

      January 14, 2012 at 10:50 am |
    • Ironicus

      Since no gods exist as described by all major religions, pretty much anyone would be a person who existed before a non-existent being did something, since no "god" has ever actually existed and therefore has yet to do anything.

      January 14, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • An inconvenient truth

      ironicus that was the most unsubstantiated drivel that anyone anywhere could use as a response. Try proofreading what you post.

      January 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • Anon

      All christards are screwed up in the head.

      January 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • David Johnson

      @An inconvenient truth

      Since it is you who are making the extraordinary claim i.e., "The Christian god exists". It is your job to prove it is so. I can claim I have fairies living in my left shoe. They have always existed and are responsible for all creation. Prove that I don't.

      Early man, was afraid of death and didn't understand the world around him. So the gods were born! Who makes the rain? The gods make it rain. Who makes the sun race across the sky? The gods make the sun race across the sky. Whatever they did not understand, they declared "God did it". Science has closed many of these gaps. In time, I suspect all the gaps will be answered by science and god will have no place left to hide.

      If you have evidence that the Christian god is real, present it. Otherwise, you are just telling a fairy tale.

      Cheers!

      January 14, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • Rev. Parson

      David Johnson whoever told you that. God owes you nothing, no explanation, no proof, nothing. At best you are a proven liar and instigator. Your opposition to God not only denies you the life you could of had but your foul lies interfere with the grace God could give to many innocents. You are owed nothing by man or God but are wracking up a heavy debt to those you are hurting.

      January 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • Ironicus

      I could rewrite that, I suppose, but I really don't give a rip. Thanks anyway!

      January 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Rev Parson..what you said was total drivel..you have no answers to your claims and just like to think that fear will win an "argument" God absolutely owes humanity proof if he requires us to "believe". He appears to be one timid, shy being.

      January 14, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • Rev. Parson

      God sent His Son, that is enough and all you get and way more than any of us deserve.

      January 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Rev Parson. With all religion you are taught you are not worthy in gods eyes ( why does he have them anyway..? ) you are sinners and failures and only god can save you. The Catholics thrive on such a disdain of humanity. I am not surprised you expect nothing more from your god. We expect more and deserve proof of such a being. It appears to be your loss that he is so timid and shy. I, for one put my trust in humans, and not in the fantasies of our ancestors

      January 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
    • Rev. Parson

      I know that it is difficult for you to understand and you will not recognize God in His accomplishments but
      God's son is God's proof that is all there is and more than we deserve.

      January 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Rev.Parson..How do you recognize god, then, from natural events? what special understanding do you possess that others do not. There is no reason that i could not understand anything you say if you had proof of what you claim. I can understand your position however of feeling inadequate as a human, it is what you have been taught and you are looking for the supernatural to assist. I have complete trust in human beings..some are far from desirable agreed, but as a collective group we have achieved a great level of understanding of our world using our intellect, and it continues.

      January 15, 2012 at 12:09 am |
    • Rev. Parson

      All creation declares the hand of God. If you recognize God in the elements what are you carrying on about?

      January 15, 2012 at 7:45 am |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Rev Parsons..Creation does not declare the hand of "God" nor do i see any thing of god in the "elements". If you knew how the iron in your blood, and the iron in your car, and in the religious objects around the world came into being, and ended up in earth you would find greater awe than just saying god did it..he /she did not...you were told that story and are afraid to look at real truth.. You are alive because of a sun, not a son. If you want more info look it up on a science site.

      January 16, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
    • Jack Napier

      Rev. Parson,

      I fear you are asking the wrong questions. The real question is, would it be so bad the possibility of their being no God? If yes, then you give yourself and everyone else no credit of capability for anything.

      As a proud Atheist, I only wish to implore people to simply ask more questions. Even the questions they feel they should not question. If nobody did this we wouldn't be were we are today, and if religion didn't exist, no one could even fathom were we could have been.

      January 17, 2012 at 12:03 am |
  10. DH07

    Such hateful people here.

    January 14, 2012 at 2:29 am |
    • Mirror

      You are right where you belong then.

      January 14, 2012 at 2:57 am |
  11. Mary had a little nail that she stabbed jesus in the throat with and her hands were red with blood.

    Look at that photo. That guy will be a bottom in prison.

    January 14, 2012 at 12:04 am |
    • Timmy

      Tell me, when did the abuse start?

      January 14, 2012 at 1:45 am |
  12. Reality

    (only for the "newbies")

    Recognizing the flaws, follies and frauds in the foundations of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, the "bowers", kneelers" and "pew peasants" are converging these religions into some simple rules of life. No koran, bible, clerics, nuns, monks, imams, evangelicals, ayatollahs, rabbis, professors of religion or priests needed or desired.

    Ditto for houses of "worthless worship" aka mosques, churches, basilicas, cathedrals, temples and synagogues.

    January 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
    • .........

      whenever encountering reality garbage posts do not waste your time on them hit report abuse

      January 14, 2012 at 6:18 am |
  13. The Central Scrutinizer

    As long as the nitwits vote for Obama.

    January 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm |
  14. AGuest9

    It's frightening that the number of evangelicals are going at all. The LAST thing this planet needs is any more people with screw-ball ideas!

    January 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
    • AGuest9

      growing, this is.

      January 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
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