February 14th, 2012
04:28 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Tuesday, February 14

By Dan Merica, CNN

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

From the Blog:

Reaction to contraception compromise has been mixed.

CNN: Nicki Minaj did what?
Even with a superstar memorialized and a Beach Boys reunion, it was a confusing high church send-up, complete with exorcisms that stole the show at Sunday night's Grammy Awards.

CNN: Catholic parishioners voice different opinions on contraception controversy
As the fight between the White House and Catholic bishops over contraception coverage continues, parishioners attending Mass on Sunday appeared to be divided over which side to support.

Belief on TV:

Enlightening Reads:

U.S. Catholic: Brother, can you spare $150?
Hey, a dime doesn’t go as far as it used it. But when it comes to understanding the realities of global poverty, it can be hard to get a handle on just how poor the poorest countries around the world are. We know the richest one percent makes the same amount per year as the world's poorest 57 percent, but what does that mean in terms we can relate to?

The Christian Post: Jeremy Lin Pondering How to Give God More Glory
"I'm thinking about how I can trust God more," the 23-year-old New York Knicks guard told San Jose Mercury News. "How can I surrender more? How can I bring Him more glory?"

Huffington Post: Christianity and Contraception: Would Jesus Dispense Birth Control?
I believe in religious freedom. I believe that a Muslim woman should be allowed to wear a burqa if that is her choice. I believe that a Catholic woman should not use contraception if that is her choice. But I resent the loud and constant religious voice that threatens the rights of women.

Religion Dispatches: New Report: Muslim Terrorism a ‘Miniscule Threat’
Almost a year ago, we ran a story based on a report produced by The Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS) that said that the threat posed by Muslims as domestic terrorists is significantly less than is perceived by the larger public. TCTHS has released a new report that shows even more startling data on the threat posed by Muslims in America: almost none.

Jewish Daily Forward: Reaching Out To Save Lives
The image of Israel’s Haredim has taken a public battering over the past few months, particularly over the issue of discriminatory conduct toward women, which even a few Haredi groups have disavowed. But in an unusual act of outreach, some of these ultra-Orthodox Jews have recently found an original way of engaging with people outside their own closed religious world: cooperating to save lives.

Quote of the Day:

For me one of the most worrying aspects about this militant secularization is that at its core and in its instincts it is deeply intolerant. It demonstrates similar traits to totalitarian regimes – denying people the right to a religious identity because they were frightened of the concept of multiple identities.

Lady Warsi, Britans Tory party chairman, said this at a Tuesday speech. According to Warsi, Christianity needs to be given a central role British life and in order to make her case, she is leading a high-level government delegation on an official visit to the Vatican.

Today’s Opinion:

Stephen Prothero says there are big similarities between Jeremy Lin, above, and Tim Tebow, but big differences, too.

CNN: My Take: Linsanity vs. Tebowmania, key similarities and differences
Is the New York Knicks’ point guard Jeremy Lin the NBA’s answer to Tim Tebow? Let me count the ways.

Join the conversation…

CNN: My Take: Why I’m a Catholic for contraception
I have been a Catholic my whole life. Baptized as a baby and confirmed in the seventh grade, I attended weekly catechism classes and received a Jesuit education. Never once did the opinion of the church on a person's use of contraceptives surface.

- Dan Merica

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  1. hippypoet

    it is said that only gods begotten son can truly heal the wounds caused by godlessness... if that is true, then we are all screwed – gods son was killed , little known fact, 2000 years ago! much good bones will do anyone besides me – i would totally make a sweet pipe out of his arm bone...the humerus, why – causes its funny! get it!

    i wonder if that would be bad? I mean i am taking in bits of the holy son everytime i light it up and so that kinda acts as communion right so thats not THAT bad... is it?

    February 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • hippypoet

      people always ask me if i know jesus... i say "of couse, i smoke his bone all day!"
      every time i exhale i could call it – holy smoke!
      everytime i smoke, the first hit makes me have to poo – no joke... well i could call that the holy sh!t!

      February 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • Brad

      I used to do that, but it got to where I couldn't remember anything.

      February 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
    • jimtanker

      God sacrificed himself, to himself, for sins that he created in people that he gave natural inclinations to perform those “sins”. What a pr!ck!

      Jesus had a bad weekend for your sins.

      February 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  2. hippypoet

    why is it that those of faith have more martrys then the rest of us? Are they trying to die? Do they like dieing? Are they trying to "1 up" the last martry with a better one?

    whats the point to be a martry for religion? Has religion ever martry'ed itself for you?

    surely there is some amount of return value?

    February 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • be careful

      Why does your kind kill the saints and the prophets?

      February 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • Brad

      Religions that encourage martyrdom usually spell out various rewards for martyrs, salvation and eternal life at least. Martin Luther was interesting in that after trying and ultimately rejecting means of justification apart from Grace alone, he died disappointed that he had not been martyred.

      February 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
    • hippypoet

      well brad, luther did succeed in making a martyr out of something... the church itself became a martyr by luther's actions against it. just an interesting take on it i think.

      February 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • hippypoet

      @ be careful – "my kind" oh you poor "soul" did no one ever tell you that god is god's worst enemy? the followers of every religion would like nothing more then to be the ONLY belief system and you ask me why "my kind" has killed yours... lol tisk tisk my misinformed pal, its just a sheep in another sheeps clothing this time i'm afraid...no wolf!

      Proverbs from me, the Hippypoet
      "The larger the leader, the larger the lead." and another one –
      "The better the intentions, the greater the harm." and one more so you can see where i'm going, if you already don't –
      "One's own shadow is ones worst enemy for there is no defense but death of the cause."

      February 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
    • be careful

      Why did you not answer the question? Perhaps the clue to martyrdom lies with the God hating people that have murdered the saints and the prophets. Who better to ask than a God hating bigot?

      February 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  3. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things.

    February 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      I am stupid. Proven repeatedly.

      I am cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Proven unquestionably.

      My life is so empty that posting the same thing here many times a day, day in day out, is as good as it gets for me. Proven conclusively.

      I prayed for all of these riches to befall me.

      Therefore, prayer works. Proven.

      February 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things

      February 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      I post the same thing hour after hour, day after day, week after week, month after month, again and again and again and again and again and again and again. That is all there is to my life.

      Jesus is my only friend, because I have no others. No real humans want to be with me. I pray because it fills the extreme loneliness and emptiness of my life.

      February 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things

      February 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Very lonely. People avoid me.

      February 15, 2012 at 2:55 am |
  4. lunchbreaker

    Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment-that includes what you post on message boards. Christians, before you post, remember you will have to explain what you post on the day of judgement.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • It's true. Really.

      Jesus is very nitpicky on this stuff. He is an incredibly anal-retentive accountant with nothing better to do when it comes to being hyper-judgemental about people.

      He could be out there ridding the world of addiction and rape and murder and cancer and birth defects, but he is just too busy with this stuff to do that.

      February 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • Romans 4:6-8

      David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

      “Blessed are they
      whose transgressions are forgiven,
      whose sins are covered.
      Blessed is the man
      whose sin the Lord will never count against him.”

      February 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • It's true. Really.

      According to the ONLY true Holy Book, far truthier than any old Bible of Quran, states transgressions are only removed by God's TRUE son that he sent to Earth, Our Savior Orville Reddenbacher, through multiple bags of tasty popcorn.

      All other Gods are false. It is written that non-believers in our truth will be forced to suffer the unhealthy greasy torture of endless Jiffy Pop for the rest of eternity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO YOU WANT TO RISK YOUR EVERLASTING SOUL ON THAT?!?!?! CONVERT NOW OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!!!!!!

      February 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
    • Brad

      The sacrament must have a ritual of institution. Can you describe the one for popcorn? Maybe it's just symbolic, really, and microwaving will do?

      February 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • Primewonk

      Thank you for the random meaningless bible verses. In the spirit of fairness, here are some random verses from my bible. I happen to think that these verses make a lot more sense than yours –

      ADVISORY: There is an Extremely Small but Nonzero Chance That, Through a Process Know as "Tunneling," This Post May Spontaneously Disappear from Its Present Location and Reappear at Any Random Place in the Universe, Including Your Neighbor's Domicile. God Will Not Be Responsible for Any Damages or Inconvenience That May Result.

      PUBLIC NOTICE AS REQUIRED BY LAW: Any Use of This Post, in Any Manner Whatsoever, Will Increase the Amount of Disorder in the Universe. Although No Liability Is Implied Herein, the Believer Is Warned That This Process Will Ultimately Lead to the Heat Death of the Universe.

      Einstein 16:24 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

      Gould 1:15-16 Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.

      Bohr 2:11 Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.

      Szilard 88:16 I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.

      Sagan 22:1 For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

      Feynman 110:55 …it doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are - if it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.

      Hawking 41:61 A machine that was powerful enough to accelerate particles to the grand unification energy would have to be as big as the Solar System-and would be unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate.

      Hippocrates 14:5 Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

      Galileo 12:16 It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved

      Carlyle 2:2 It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.

      Fermi 1:1 The weak nuclear force does not change over time.

      Oliver Heaviside 62:3 Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?

      C. P. Snow 5:3 Innocence about Science is the worst crime today.

      Paul Valéry 3:6 One had to be a Newton to notice that the moon is falling, when everyone sees that it doesn't fall.

      A.C. Doyle 14:8 It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts.

      Clark 19:17 Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

      February 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • Brad

      Kliban ?:? Never eat anything bigger than your head.

      February 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      Since primework didn't get the joke, I'll explain. I'm an athiest. I posted this verse as a reminder to Christians that when they post mean sprited things on boards they are not serving thier faith correctly. While I consider the verse meaningless, posting it had a definite purpose.

      February 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  5. J.W

    Its funny how they have the picture of Nicki Minaj and underneath it says reaction to contraception controversy is mixed.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • William Demuth

      That picture is a form of contraception.

      I think they use it on dudes who OD on Viagra

      February 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
    • Dolly Llama

      Nikki Minaj's reaction to contraception was very mixed: she mixed red riding hood with the pope and thought it was art. That's very mixed up.

      In 5 years, everyone will say "Nikki who?"

      February 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  6. Gamma

    To all the martyrs who died for your faith, we remember you with much love on Valentine's day.
    Your faith is a powerful testament to the gospel truth.

    February 14, 2012 at 11:28 am |
    • John Jacob Jinkleheimer Smith

      The 9/11 hijackers are martyrs to their faith, as are the suicide bombers.

      St. Valentine. Christians trying to insert their useless religion into every aspect of human life. Between Christianity and Hallmark, it's a great holiday to ignore.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:57 am |
    • Tom


      A Martyr is somebody who suffers persecution and death for refusing to renounce, or accept, a belief or faith.
      Do you get it?

      February 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • Correction to the Correction

      Merriam Webster definition: "a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle." The 9/11 hijackers are indeed martyrs.

      The world needs a lot less martyrs and a lot more rational people with critical thinking skills, especially ones who are cosmopolitan in outlook instead of the exclusionary iideologies of religion and nationalism.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • Tom

      mar·tyr   /ˈmɑrtər/ Show Spelled[mahr-ter] Show IPA
      1. a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion.
      2. a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause: a martyr to the cause of social justice.

      su·i·cide   /ˈsuəˌsaɪd/ Show Spelled [soo-uh-sahyd] Show IPA noun, verb, -cid·ed, -cid·ing.
      1. the intentional taking of one's own life.
      2. destruction of one's own interests or prospects: Buying that house was financial suicide.
      3. a person who intentionally takes his or her own life

      While the former is someone whose life is taken from them,the latter is someone who takes not only their life but also the lives of many with them when you add the term bomber to suicide.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
    • Say wha?

      All martyrs are suicides. They choose their own death.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
    • hippypoet

      NOT TRUE... All martyrs are not suicides, they are @ssisted murders with a suicidal touch. They would willingly die for there faith, but instead they are being killed because they won't convert. slight difference. Now there are martrys which are sucides...

      February 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
    • sam

      Jesus on a pogo stick, we've resorted to arguing over the definition of martyr.

      February 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      Thought Expirement:

      So a religious person is held at gun point. He is given a choice, renounce your beliefs or die. For this expirement we will assume the person with the gun will honor his promise and let the religous person live. Now all he has to do is SAY he renounces. Assume his immortal soul will sufer no discomfort for saying the words a loud. Now also the religious person has a spouse and 3 kids to support. What would be the correct choice: renounce and die and his kids go hungry, or tell lie so he can go rejoin his family AND still be with them for all of eternity?

      February 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      Oops, that is : NOT renounce and die and his kids go hungry, or tell lie so he can go rejoin his family AND still be with them for all of eternity?

      February 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • Brad

      There are several Bible versus that come to mind, but let's leave that for now. Probably the gunman and whoever might hear need to know that there are people of faith, so I would like to think that I would not renounce. I'm weak, though, so it's hard to say.

      Here's a variation: I set up a machine that will kill me unless I renounce. No one is present to see or hear and the machine will retain no memory of anything I say or do. I am, in fact, the only one who will ever know about the experiment at all if I renounce. Should I renounce?

      February 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • hippypoet

      well if you believe that sucide is a sin and you will go to hell, then yes. It is sucide since you put yourself in the chair of death. it was up to no one but yourself.

      i would if was you, renouce and move on afterwards.....its the same as saying something you know will get you killed but you said it to prove a point – your dead and so is your point... hopefully someone who feels the same way heard you say it before you are dead... then you are a martry who committed a sin against the power above you...that equals @ssisted sucide. in my opinion that is.

      February 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • Brad

      That's an interesting thought, hippypoet. It is suicide if I do not renounce, but I can only repent of this sin of suicide by renouncing. What a bind!

      February 14, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • hippypoet

      if the machine was more like the iron maiden then it really would be a bind – and thats a pun!

      February 14, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
    • Observer

      What a bunch of loonies that don't know the difference between a Martyr and a Suicide.

      February 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  7. Same Old

    Why is it that the same old atheists hang around on the belief blog day in and day out? For something they so despise they seem to be on here a lot. You guys are pretty sad and pathetic, the truth is so painfully obvious no matter how much you deny.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • .....

      It's to show the world the stupidity of the comments made by xtians like you.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • Warrgarbl

      I hardly ever come here, so you're wrong about that. Why would you say such a thing unless you were hanging around here more than anyone else and showing you don't have a life? What a hypocrite. I think you need to quit hanging out in one place all the time.
      It's a big internet. Go find more fun things to do. That's what I do. When I feel like commenting I might or I might just not bother because who gives a crap what I think? And who gives a crap what you think? Grow up.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Same Old, my guess is that atheists want to share their miseries with the only people who actually care that they suck up oxygen on this planet. That, plus, their egos know no boundaries, and ... do you actually think anyone at an atheist convention would give them a second thought (LOL)?


      February 14, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • .

      "That, plus, their egos know no boundaries, and ... do you actually think anyone at an atheist convention would give them a second thought (LOL)?"

      pot meet kettle, kettle meet pot...that log in your eye is HUGE!

      February 14, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • myweightinwords

      I see a lot of "sad and pathetic" on "both sides" (since everyone here seems to think that there are only Christians and atheists here)...and I also see a lot of folks just trying to have a conversation.

      As someone from the "outside" (being neither Christian nor Atheist), I'm usually torn between amused and disgusted.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • Dolly Llama

      Look in the mirror and replace the word "atheist" with "religious people." Yep, once again, it's Christian hypocrisy. One of the many reasons our ranks are doubling every 20 years.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Dolly Llama, Jesus had wise men explain why you atheists turn away from His truth. Do you actually think you're unique? LOL.


      February 14, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • Dolly Llama

      Our wise men are much wiser than your wise men, Ours rely on evidence and critical thinking to support their positions. Yours accepted, without question or evidence, the same contorted nonsense that all con men use to build support for their scam.

      Your wise men were actually gullible rubes.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      I wonder if Jesus would lol at athiests. I always figured he would try to save my soul, not insult me.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • sam

      So now you're awesome for getting all judgmental with the 'sad and pathetic', or what?

      Shit, you even got HeavenSent's attention, we're screwed now.

      February 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If atheists and agnostics bother you so much, Same Old, don't come here. There are surely other blogs you where you can bloviate and kiss up to others of your kind. Leave. And take that gasbag HS and its familiar just lying with you.

      February 14, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  8. Christians are not allowed near children and other living things

    Christians molest your children, keep them away from them!!!!

    February 14, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • You are vile and profane

      Stay away from everyone, especially children.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • Yup

      "Stay away from everyone, especially children."

      That's right Christians are the worse thing to be around children!

      February 14, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  9. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things,

    February 14, 2012 at 10:50 am |
    • Nope

      **The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs."""""`~~~~~~~~~~~

      February 14, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • nope

      nope .

      February 14, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • Yup


      nope ."

      More desperation from the xtians, proving Nope correct.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • nope

      nope .

      February 14, 2012 at 11:38 am |
    • Yup


      nope ."

      More desperation from the fragile xtian! LOL!

      February 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Anyone else thinking of Sesame Street?
      Yup yup yup yup yup – uh-huh uh-huh Brrrrrrrrrrrring

      February 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • sam

      You nailed it, Doc. Now I have to go look up vids of those aliens on You Tube...

      February 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  10. just sayin

    There is no word xtian in the English language. Are you capable of communicating in English?

    February 14, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Brad

      Xtian is close to one of the original symbols for Christian. In that case the first letter is not X, but the Greek letter chi, for Christ.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:54 am |
    • Warrgarbl

      World English Dictionary
      Xn or Xtian

      — abbreviation for
      Many people, even many Christians, use xtian as an abbreviation. Time to stop saying things that aren't true, fool.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • LOL!

      Brad "just sayin" is just making another stupid comment – he ain't that bright.

      February 14, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • just sayin

      If you mean Christ say Christ there is no such word as xtian and I will not accept it.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • Yup

      "If you mean Christ say Christ there is no such word as xtian and I will not accept it."

      More desperation from the xtians. LOL!

      February 14, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Yup, the atheists are in the desperation category because you can't disprove God's existence. LOL.


      February 14, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • Observer

      Say it with me "just sayin": Χριστός

      Now let's try Χριστιανός

      February 14, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • John Jacob Jinkleheimer Smith

      Hey just sayin – There is no such thing as God and we won't accept it.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • just sayin

      You won't accept God? Wow comes as a shock to me, you've been told, it is your own responsibility now. God is, whether you accept Him or not.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      "the atheists are in the desperation category because you can't disprove God's existence"

      And you can't prove its existence...so it would seem we're on even ground in the desperation department. However, to clarify, any honest Atheist simply states that given that there is not sufficient evidence for god or gods we see no reason to believe. The burden of proof lies on you to prove your god exists and you have yet to provide that proof.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    • John Jacob Jinkleheimer Smith

      Everybody has told me, 4,200 religions to choose from, get it wrong and it's eternal torture. Which one? Which one has even the slightest bit of evidence supporting their assertions? None do? None of them can support their claims in any way, just as you can't? They all rely on dishonest argumentation and fear tactics to get people to obey, just as you did?

      Religion is snake oil, and you are the saleman.

      February 14, 2012 at 11:54 am |
    • HeavenSent

      TruthPrevails, you need to accept the fact that you atheists are cowards.


      February 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
    • He's Really HellBent

      HeavenSent sinned! What did Solomon say in Proverbs? That the Lord hateth a lying tongue, a proud look, A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, him that soweth discord among brethren?

      What is HeavenSent practicing right now? Wrath? Pride?

      Whole lotta sinning goin' on there, Christian

      Off to the lake of fire with him!

      February 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
    • Yup

      "Yup, the atheists are in the desperation category because you can't disprove God's existence. LOL."

      you can't prove it's existence or you would have done it by now.. LOL! Just more desperation from the xtians.

      February 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • sam

      Are you capable of communicating out of the orifice in your face instead of the one in your as?

      February 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm |

      GET IN ME

      February 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      just saying and HS lying together. I doubt Jesus would approve.

      February 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Atheists and agnostics don't have to prove a thing. They're not making any claims. They simply don't believe what you do, just lying and HS. Why would they, if you two are examples of followers? If anyone thought you were really Christians, there wouldn't be anyone else in the flock. Who could stand the stink?

      February 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
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