January 23rd, 2012
03:48 PM ET

Jewish newspaper’s editor resigns over Obama assassination column

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) - A Jewish newspaper owner who attracted U.S. Secret Service attention for a column suggesting that Israel consider assassinating an American president has resigned as the paper’s editor, employees there said Monday.

The resignation comes after a firestorm over the column and after a tearful apology from the editor-in-chief of Georgia’s Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler.

The JTA reported Monday that Adler is selling the newspaper, but the office manager, Jerry Farkas, said that was incorrect and that Adler hadn’t announced plans to sell.

The paper’s newly named interim editor-in-chief, John McCurdy, said in an e-mail that he had not talked with Adler about whether he planned to sell the paper.

Adler wrote a January 13 column about the threat of Iran to Israel, posing three options for the Jewish state. One was a "hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence."

The column attracted interest from the U.S. Secret Service, with spokesman George Ogilvie saying Saturday, "We are aware of it. We are taking the appropriate investigative steps."

In an interview with an Atlanta TV station on Saturday, Adler broke down as he apologized for the column.

“All I could do now is let President Obama, the State of Israel, everybody affected in Atlanta’s Jewish community … (know) that I’m sincerely sorry for what has transpired,” Adler told Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Inc., straining to choke back tears.

“It’s storming outside as we speak, and I’ve always felt that when a storm happens that God’s angry with me,” Adler said.

Farkas said the paper is working with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta to find a permanent managing editor.

The federation had said that it was suspending its relationship with the Atlanta Jewish Times until Adler apologized, agreed to stop writing and gave up editorial control.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Georgia • Judaism

soundoff (742 Responses)
  1. Mike H

    An assasination of our president will ensure Israel's existence? What?!?! I wish America would simply eliminate all foreign aid to Israel...

    January 25, 2012 at 4:31 am |


      "Opponents to the bill argued that if it was passed, it would end democracy in Germany and establish a legal dictatorship of Adolf Hitler. To soften resistance to the passing of the Enabling Act, the Nazis secretly caused confusion in order to create an atmosphere in which the law seem necessary to restore order."


      January 25, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  2. Peikoviany

    You are a group of religious psychotics, so faith can't help you. You can't be good racists – whiter people than you fought to keep the Fuhrer out of Scandinavia. The factory girl / shop clerk / biker trash you date are what other men don't want. Time to consider the easy way out.

    January 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  3. octopus

    wow CNN just doesn't want to publish my amazing comment.

    January 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  4. John

    This story is getting amazingly little attention at any level in the US media. This man called for the assassination of a US president. The Jew machine is at work here.

    January 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
    • Stormfront

      The Jews own NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox...most local papers... no, it won't show.

      January 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
    • Peikoviany

      And NASA will land the first boots on Uranus.

      January 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
    • Joe

      You don't even know that a Jew screwed your Mom. Guess what – you're Jewish. That's how deep the conspiracy is. Some other Jews you don't know about. Obama? Jewish. Justin Bieber? Secret Jew. See – they're everywhere, trying to ruin your money, and your Mom. All you can do is remove yourself from the world.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
  5. Paul Willson

    I always thought even an threat on POTUS was a jailable offence . Send this man to jail

    January 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  6. Reality

    Only for the "newbies":

    How much money would the following save the US taxpayers ?:

    Saving 1.5 billion lost Muslims:
    There never were and never will be any angels i.e. no Gabriel, no Islam and therefore no more koranic-driven acts of horror and terror

    – One trillion dollars over the next several years as the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will end.

    – Eighteen billion dollars/yr to Pakistan will stop.

    – Four billion dollars/yr to Egypt will end.

    Saving 2 billion lost Christians including the Mormons:
    There were never any bodily resurrections and there will never be any bodily resurrections i.e. No Easter, no Christianity!!!

    – The Mormon empire will now become taxable as will all Christian "religions" and evangelical non-profits since there is no longer any claim to being a tax-exempt religion.

    – Saving 15.5 million Orthodox followers of Judaism:
    Abraham and Moses never existed.

    – Four billion dollars/yr to Israel saved.

    – All Jewish sects and non-profits will no longer be tax exempt.

    Now all we need to do is convince these 3.5+ billion global and local citizens that they have been conned all these centuries Time for a YouTube,Twitter and FaceBook campaign!!!!

    January 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • ......

      hit report abuse on all reality repeat garbage

      January 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • jtarver

      Evolutionists killed more Humans during the 20th century than all religons for all time. What makes you believe you will ever be in control again? In America we had a Civil War to stop you already.

      January 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • Joe

      Thank you Hussein Abdul Rahamim for your opinion. Alahu akbar... and may you inherit 72 hairy virgin men for your efforts.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
    • Slash

      jtarver-No, they didn't. They didn't kill one. Christianity, however, was directly responsible for the Holocaust.

      January 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • Reality

      The Twenty (or so) Worst Things People Have Done to Each Other:
      M. White, http://necrometrics.com/warstatz.htm#u (required reading)

      The Muslim Conquest of India

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

      Rank …..Death Toll ..Cause …..Centuries……..(Religions/Groups involved)*

      1. 63 million Second World War 20C (Christians et al and Communists/atheists vs. Christians et al, Nazi-Pagan and "Shintoists")

      2. 40 million Mao Zedong (mostly famine) 20C (Communism)

      3. 40 million Genghis Khan 13C (Shamanism or Tengriism)

      4. 27 million British India (mostly famine) 19C (Anglican)

      5. 25 million Fall of the Ming Dynasty 17C (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Chinese folk religion)

      6. 20 million Taiping Rebellion 19C ( Confucianism, Buddhism and Chinese folk religion vs. a form of Christianity)

      7. 20 million Joseph Stalin 20C (Communism)

      8. 19 million Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C (Islam)

      9. 17 million Timur Lenk 14C-15C

      10. 16 million Atlantic Slave Trade 15C-19C (Christianity)

      11. 15 million First World War 20C (Christians vs. Christians)

      12. 15 million Conquest of the Americas 15C-19C (Christians vs. Pagans)

      13. 13 million Muslim Conquest of India 11C-18C

      14. 10 million An Lushan Revolt 8C

      15. 10 million Xin Dynasty 1C

      16. 9 million Russian Civil War 20C (Christians vs Communists)

      17. 8 million Fall of Rome 5C (Pagans vs. Pagans)

      18. 8 million Congo Free State 19C-20C (Christians)

      19. 7½ million Thirty Years War 17C (Christians vs Christians)

      20. 7½ million Fall of the Yuan Dynasty 14C

      *:" Is religion responsible for more violent deaths than any other cause?

      A: No, of course not – unless you define religion so broadly as to be meaningless. Just take the four deadliest events of the 20th Century – Two World Wars, Red China and the Soviet Union – no religious motivation there, unless you consider every belief system to be a religion."

      Q: So, what you're saying is that religion has never killed anyone.

      A: Arrgh... You all-or-nothing people drive me crazy. There are many doc-umented examples where members of one religion try to exterminate the members of another religion. Causation is always complex, but if the only difference between two warring groups is religion, then that certainly sounds like a religious conflict to me. Is it the number one cause of mass homicide in human history? No. Of the 22 worst episodes of mass killing, maybe four were primarily religious. Is that a lot? Well, it's more than the number of wars fought over soccer, or s-ex (The Trojan and Sabine Wars don't even make the list.), but less than the number fought over land, money, glory or prestige.

      In my Index, I list 41 religious conflicts compared with 27 oppressions under "Communism", 24 under Colonialism, 2 under "Railroads" and 2 under "Scapegoats". Make of that what you will."

      January 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • Jean Rostand

      “One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god”

      January 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  7. Muneef

    Obvious that no American president was able to stand up against the Zionest movement of Israel...every American president has a story to tell on how he was threatened to fulfill their move even before the date it was recognized by the UN.. Any way this time it is about either to rage war against Iran or otherwise remove the head American Obstacle...!
    It is like that or just it is a new prearranged tactic in the present cold war against Iran...!
    I thought Israel was a claw state of the US in the MidEast but the way it is it seems that the head state is Israel and it's claws are the US & Europe...!

    January 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
    • Peikoviany

      Go play hide the Salaam.

      January 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
    • Reality

      Muneef, Muneef, Muneef,

      One more time !!!!!!

      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

      And 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 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • Muneef


      You are fighting terror with terror...! Wonder where will that lead the world to...

      January 27, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  8. chocbunny

    Wow... the amount of hate, hostility, and sheer ignorance in America today is astounding. People like Adler remind me of this everyday.

    January 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  9. Rick L

    correction to earlier post:
    Rick L

    Whenever God's Holy name or people are mentioned, out come the proponents of the Atheist religion. Just because you deny God doesn't mean he DOESN'T exist. Billions of people knew and know God, myself included.

    As far as Adler is concerned, you should not write about assasinating the president- That's a no-no

    God is not in the storm. He is the still quiet voice.
    1 kings 19:12 –> After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

    January 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • I'm The Best!

      I would think this is obvious but I'll say it anyways.

      Just because you believe in god doesn't mean he DOES exist.

      January 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
    • E

      Uhmmm, Atheism is not a religion. That is kind of the point.

      January 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • Rick L

      of course Atheism is a religion. (a set of beliefs) Dawkins, Hitchins are two of your pastors, you get together on youtube and other websites for fellowship, you have your own apologetic websites, and you spend your time trolling websites that talk of God so you can spread your doctrines concerning it, even though you supposedly think he doesn't exist. That's alot of work for something you don't think is fact.

      Truth is, the majority of atheists don't actually "not believe" in God, you just are denying his existence to soothe your aching conscience, and you can continue in your selfishness and immorality. If you do not wish to submit your life to Jesus, then have some balls and say so.

      January 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • jtarver

      Probabilities and Relativity prove a sentient being outside the universe is required to make the universe real, Albert Einstein 1927. This sentient being outside the universe makes the one and only reality and no amount of denial can change that fact.

      January 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
    • Derek

      Um. Ok. I'll bite. Who made god? I mean, if you are arguing that something had to make our universe, surely something else must have made god. And who made that being? We can do this ad infinitum. As you can see, this line of support for faith does not work.

      January 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
  10. Rick L

    Whenever God's Holy name or people are mentioned, out come the proponents of the Atheist religion. Just because you deny God doesn't mean he exists.

    As far as Adler is concerned, you should not write about assasinating the president- That's a no-no

    God is not in the storm. He is the still quiet voice.
    1 kings 19:12 –> After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

    January 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  11. Peikoviany

    There's a type of mental illness in theorizing the death of President. How is it less insane to post weekly-daily-hourly that "the Jews" (presumably all of them) "did" 9/11, when there are public examples of Muslim celebrations, video examples of Jihad declarations, and a worldwide war going on that beheads people from Africa to the Philippines? When a Muslim-majority secular, democratic, republic of laws in their region of the world is as rare as a unicorn? When it's the Muslim-majority states of the former Greater Syria that keep their former countrymen the Palestinians in apartheid camps? The places the Jews do not control are in worse shape than the places the Jews do control. Your main export is oil (stolen from British Petroleum), blather, and a need (like your WW2 allies) to kill Jews. Andrew Adler's dangerous paranoia was a game you began, and he joined in. Even at his most inappropriate, compare his newpaper editorials to your past 100 years.

    January 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
    • Herbert Winston

      I have no idea what this post is about, nor can i gleam it's intended message. I do not feel there is metal illness involved with theorizing the death of sitting president, however, publishing those ideas may indeed cross legal bounderys. What does all that "muslim" talk have to do with the first 2 sentances?

      January 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Peikoviany

      If that's the best you do in figuring out what I just said, good luck to you.

      January 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • Patrick

      Cut the nonsense Peik...You ramble like a drunken idiot then you insult someone for not following your ramblings? Your message makes no sense....Nest time do a rough draft of what you really want to say and let a friend read it to you before you post....DOPE...

      January 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
    • Peikoviany

      Patrick, I'd be perfectly happy to butt slam you and your dad, then have you guys kiss while tonguing my shaft. Is that what you want and need to hear? There, the fondest wish of your secret heart's desire has come true.

      January 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  12. Chris R.

    “It’s storming outside as we speak, and I’ve always felt that when a storm happens that God’s angry with me,” Adler said.

    That statement perfectly sums up the idiocy and narcissistic arrogance of religious believers.

    January 24, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • Stormfront

      @Chris R: No, because I'm Christian, and I don't believe that nonsense. When it rains, I believe a warm air mass hit a cool air mass, and it generated the rain, as well as thunder and lightning. I just enjoy storms.

      January 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  13. woodrow

    I can assure you that if Israel issue a 'hit' on the President of the U.S., Israel would not exist in it's present state for long.

    January 24, 2012 at 11:37 am |
    • E

      Not true. U.S.S. Liberty....look it up. Israel fired on a U.S. ship that was monitoring the 5 day war. Dozens of America's sailors were killed with no retribution. The support for Israel in this country is strong and beginning to damage the U.S.

      January 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Peikoviany

      It's the only time word "liberty" appears in your consciousness. Go check the attic for Jews.

      January 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
  14. Linda

    what the hell was he thinking? When did this complete collapse of restraint and responsibility become the norm???

    January 24, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • AGuest9

      When the press began treating everything like a blog post, like announcing that Joe Paterno was dead without actually performing any fact-checking.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  15. outsidelookingin

    isn't this what's called treason??????? what's the "punishment" for treason these days???? slap on the wrist with a don't do it again appeal????

    January 24, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • HawaiiGuest

      That's only the punishment if it happens to be against a democratic president, and especially when idiots are convinced that he is really a muslim in disguise. At least that's how it looks to me. If this had happened 5 years ago during George W. Bush's term they would have been calling for imprisonment and execution.

      January 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  16. William Demuth

    Zionisim is a bigoted and racist mind set.

    It needs to be stamped out.

    We have far to many peoples who rationalize their abominations by using an imaginary man that lives in the sky.

    Its time to let the desert fairy tales fade from our society. Abraham was a liar and a mad man.

    January 24, 2012 at 9:19 am |
    • An inconvenient truth

      Israel is the land of Gods chosen people. The Jews are back in their God given homeland after almost 2000 years. Fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and you would chose to oppose them? Websters will have to add your photo to the word moron in its next edition.

      January 24, 2012 at 9:31 am |
    • Godoflunaticscreation

      God is not a real estate agent. Whose bible should we follow when drawing borders?

      January 24, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • William Demuth

      You are an indoctrinated idiot (Probably a born again wackoo). Last century you fools wanted to hang the Jews for killing Jesus. Please get your dogma straight.

      Someones belief in sky fairies does NOT give the the right to steal land and persecute people.

      Sooner or later, an Arab state will slice the country into two pieces with a low yield nuclear weapon.

      Then, they will slaughter them at the borders as they try to flee. Israel is too small to defend itself from the range of newer weapons.

      A ten or fifteen million Jews will not dictate the destiny of two and a half billion Muslims for long.

      January 24, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • Alan Dean Foster

      So you're saying that Israel is "dictating the destiny" of people in, like, Indonesia and Maldives? Or Morocco?

      January 24, 2012 at 10:58 am |
    • πολεμικός

      So William, if we eliminate belief in the "imaginary man that lives in the sky" people will no longer carry out the deplorable acts that they say they do in his name? I think that misses the mark. People are deplorable.

      January 24, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • Stormfront

      @William: Jews don't work for God. They work for the OTHER side. It's like them having American and Israeli citizenship.... Think of the US as God, and Israel as the Anti-Christ.... You should get the picture off of that.

      January 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • An inconvenient truth

      The strength of Israel is the strength of God. Arabs vs the Jews? Think back to the six day war... come to Israel and see the pyramids. Israel has always been surrounded and outnumbered. Arabs attack, pity the poor Arabs.

      January 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
    • πολεμικός

      True enough, AiT – the Israeli's have over 600 nuclear weapons and a lot of fear. Pity us all.

      January 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • E

      Israel has been wrongly backed by the U.S. Without American support Israel is back in the hands of the Palestinians who were removed forcibly from their homes to satisfy a Biblical prophecy! If your God is so powerful and you are his "chosen people" why hasn't he lent a hand to help you out in the last 5,000 years? Biblical Diplomacy is the worst crime ever perpetrated on the world.

      January 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • An inconvenient truth

      The "Palestinians" are a non peoples and not the original inhabitants of the land at all. All of Israel belongs to the Jewish people.

      January 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • Derek

      God really must hate his chosen people. I mean, Israel is the best he could do? Have you been to Maui? Now THERE is a promised land.

      Hawaiians are much more likely to be the chosen people if we are basing it off of real estate.

      January 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  17. XtianNation

    So much for free speech!!!! I guess Obama as always is completely off limits!!!! You say anything about him and it's over for you!!!

    January 24, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • Angie

      Exactly...doesn't actually sound like a bad idea to me.

      January 24, 2012 at 9:35 am |
    • Godoflunaticscreation

      I see you forget about the highs school student who drew a picture of bush hanging and got a visit from the secret service as well.

      January 24, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • William Demuth

      Let me guess?

      You're a redneck!!

      So now it BAD for the SS to investigate threats made by religious wackos against our President? If a camel jockey had done this you would be calling for his execution. You are just an automaton, reacing based upon which imaginary sky freind might benifit for your childish indignation.

      Crawl back under your slimy bible and mature a bit before you crawl out again.

      January 24, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • Alan Dean Foster

      Creative use of language is inversely proportional to the number of exclamation points a writer feels compelled to use.

      January 24, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • joe d

      spoken like a true backstabbing jew

      January 26, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  18. Godoflunaticscreation


    January 24, 2012 at 8:58 am |
    • miriam

      I'd beware of that spider crawling across your floor!

      January 24, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • Godoflunaticscreation

      Don't worry, I wear a large size shoe.

      January 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • miriam

      Who made your shoe?

      January 25, 2012 at 8:39 am |
  19. Godoflunaticscreation


    January 24, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  20. bigot

    "It’s storming outside as we speak, and I’ve always felt that when a storm happens that God’s angry with me"

    And we let people like this reproduce..........sickening.

    January 24, 2012 at 8:28 am |
    • E

      Huh, I always thought when a storm happens it is the result of naturally occurring atmospheric conditions like barometric pressure. Turns out it was an invisible sky man the whole time. What a fool I have been. Oh well, I guess the most likely. reasonable answer is usually correct.

      January 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
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