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February 24th, 2012
04:26 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Friday, February 24

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:

CNN: White House, State Department condemn Iran on pastor’s execution orders
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Christian charged with leaving Islam, has received a local trial courts final verdict, according to sources close to his legal team, and may now be executed for leaving Islam.

Marco Rubio - a man of many faiths.

CNN: Sen. Marco Rubio's religious journey: Catholic to Mormon to Catholic to Baptist and Catholic
A new wrinkle emerged Thursday in the autobiography of a rising Republican star: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, was once a Mormon. Rubio, a Cuban-American who has played up his Catholic roots on the campaign trail and today attends Catholic churches as well as a Southern Baptist megachurch, was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a young boy.

Tweet of the Day:

From @EboPatel: Watching @camanpour on @ac360 speaking passionately about need to aid Syrian ppl. I remember her vital Bosnia reporting. A true hero. #fb

Enlightening Reads:

The Guardian: NYPD intelligence chief wanted sources in every mosque within 250 miles
The most senior intelligence chief in the New York police department wanted a source in every mosque "within a 250-mile radius" of the city, according to the latest in a series of revelations about NYPD-led surveillance of Muslims across north-eastern America.

Pew: Religion in the News: Islam and Politics Dominate Religion Coverage in 2011
The biggest religion stories of 2011 involved tensions over Islam and questions about faith in presidential politics, especially Mormonism, according to an annual review of religion in the news by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) and the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Over the past few weeks, President Obama has been attacked for what some are calling his war on religion.

Huffington Post: President Obama’s Faith Inspires Pastor’s Defense Of White House Religion Policies
Religious and nonprofit group leaders Thursday defended President Barack Obama's spiritual beliefs and his administration's support of faith-based groups, rebuffing conservative accusations that the White House is waging a war on religion.

Quote of the Day:

I am disappointed that the Empire State Building’s Lighting Partner Committee has declined the opportunity to honor New York’s Cardinal Dolan, and I strongly encourage them to reconsider their position.

NY Daily News: Empire State Building Won't Go "Cardinal Red" For Timothy Dolan
Rep. Michael Grimm is not happy that when it comes to lighting the Empire State Building, Timothy Dolan being elevated to cardinal apparently doesn't make the cut.

One more for New York:

Jewish Daily Forward: Park Slope Food Coop’s BDS Battle
The Park Slope Food Coop is finally inching closer to a resolution in a debate that seems to rival only the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its intractability. On March 27th, members of the Brooklyn food coop will meet in a nearby high school auditorium to decide whether or not to bring a ban on Israeli goods to a vote, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Join the conversation…

CNN: Americans are polarized on religion but agreeable about it, authors say
Forget the economy. Debate about contraception, abortion, same-sex marriage, even Satan, has attracted just as much attention on the presidential campaign trail in recent weeks.

- Dan Merica

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soundoff (183 Responses)
  1. God of Death

    You had no choice [absolutely no choice] in where you were born, when you were born, and to whose family you were born into, and the same as to the name you were given. These are facts.

    Then you grew up and became scared of death. Believed in fairy tales.. what a shame that you couldn't even see the same logic of choice that is anchored into your supposed god. Your god has no choice and no death. We humans do. Appreciate this vast difference. To know this logic is to abolish your god.

    February 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  2. shapeshifter

    Busted. But seriously, do you think your behavior on these boards will convince anyone to turn to Christ? You spend more time insulting non believers than witnessing to them. If you are a true Christian your only mission in life is to convince others to turn to Christ. What's more important: saving somebody's soul or being right?

    February 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • hippypoet

      "your only mission in life is to convince others to turn to christ"

      That makes a large population of failures at life! Perhaps the failure lies in what they chose to believe in rather then themselves. However, if one is committed to a failure with full knowledge of its failings, then it is my opinion that the one is just as much as a failure. 🙂

      February 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  3. just sayin

    I would like to share with you guys a personal testimony of mine. I recently did so missionary work in Africa and I would like to share with you my personal tips for converting people to Christ. First off ALWAYS make sure to insult the heathens. Make sure to tell them they are dumb for believing what they believe. Now at this point members of the tribe may have the audacity to ask for some form of proof. When this happens tell them you told the tribe last week and it is thier bad for missing it. Follow these simple rules and you too can add thousands of souls to God's eternal kingdom.

    February 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • just sayin

      I do not even have to be online to post. A miracle

      February 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • just sayin

      THERE'S NO TIME YOU'LL HAVE TO SHOOT US BOTH! Obviuosly that means I'm the real just sayin.

      February 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • just sayin

      The real just sayin rarely shouts and can spell.

      February 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • just sayin

      Well, can spell only sometimes. My handle, after all, is 'just sayin'.

      February 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  4. Loughner of Arizona

    @MaW

    No I don't!

    February 24, 2012 at 11:12 am |
  5. MAJORITY always WINS!

    In God We Trust.

    LONG LIVE AMERICA!

    February 24, 2012 at 11:05 am |
    • think for yourself

      In Flying Spaghetti Monster we trust! We have as much proof for His Noodlyness as all other gods.
      May the FSM bless the USA with His Noodly Appendage!

      February 24, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • jimtanker

      R'amen!!!

      February 24, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • lunchbreaker

      DON'T have dinner with the FSM's son. The spaghetti IS his flesh.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:38 am |
    • Bob

      Well, the Christians eat the flesh of their dead-guy-on-a-stick (Jesus skewered, anyone? sheesh-ka-bob? Hey, they partly named it after me) so the pastafarians aren't alone on that one if they eat pasta. Personally, I'll take the pasta.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • Lewis Keseberg

      There's nothing better than a good fire-grilled jesus-kabob after it's marinated in some jesus blood for a few hours.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • *facepalm*

      In which god do we trust?

      February 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      FSM's holy food is nutritionally superior to eucharist wafers, ergo the FSM is a superior God.
      Proven.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • Flinders the butler

      The "tyranny of the majority" is the reason this country is not a democracy. It is a democratic republic. There is a huge difference.

      February 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  6. jimtanker

    [img] http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/6841211038c8012f2fd000163e41dd5b [/image]

    February 24, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  7. Ugly American

    Patriots Glenn Beck and David Barton would take issue with you, hippypoet.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:25 am |
    • hippypoet

      and i care, why? they could be captured and tortured and i still wouldn't care! infact, i would hope they never get releashed!

      these are people that thru a fan base of very odd loyality have, indirectly, made many people's lives hard or harder! If they were to understand the power they wield and don't stop, they don't deserve to live in such wealth...ship them off to the , in there minds, worst place to live in the world – and there, let them have a radio show – i would listen to that then...the waiting for the tribe to kill them would be the reason to stay tuned! 🙂

      February 24, 2012 at 10:32 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      @Brad: trying to explain such things to just spewin is like trying to explain why 2 plus 2 equals 4 to a 1 year old...the capacity for thinking is the same-extremely infantile.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      again, wrong post...sorry...not my day

      February 24, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  8. jimtanker

    Who's smarter, an atheist or agnostic?

    February 24, 2012 at 9:58 am |
    • lunchbreaker

      neither really.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • just sayin

      That is like asking which is smarter a box or a box of rocks?An agnostic is closer to truth and open to exploring Truth. Atheists have long since lied themselves out of truth.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:16 am |
    • hippypoet

      hasn't any of you EVER heard of an agnostic atheist??? they exist, and are more common then you realize! most atheists start out as believers, and thru learning come to the truth – its all crap! it is also called atheistic agnosticism. look it up!

      February 24, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • Brad

      Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you see those two weevils doctor?
      Dr. Stephen Maturin: I do.
      Capt. Jack Aubrey: Which would you choose?
      Dr. Stephen Maturin: [sighs annoyed] Neither; there is not a scrap a difference between them. They are the same species of Curculio.
      Capt. Jack Aubrey: If you had to choose. If you were forced to make a choice. If there was no other response...
      Dr. Stephen Maturin: [Exasperated] Well then if you are going to *push* me...
      [the doctor studies the weevils briefly]
      Dr. Stephen Maturin: ...I would choose the right hand weevil; it has... significant advantage in both length and breadth.
      [the captain thumps his fist in the table]
      Capt. Jack Aubrey: There, I have you! You're completely dished! Do you not know that in the service...
      [pauses]
      Capt. Jack Aubrey: ...one must always choose the lesser of two weevils.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:32 am |
    • lunchbreaker

      I'm being impersonated now? I must have made somebody angry.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:40 am |
    • think for yourself

      @just sayin: Sorry if we use common sense instead of blindly believing that an ancient book has all the answers, and that talking to yourself can solve all of your problems.

      Capitalizing a word like "Truth" in mid-sentence doesn't magically make it true.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:48 am |
    • lunchbreaker

      an agnostic atheist??? Is that like a hybrid, stronger than both?

      February 24, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • just sayin

      Well wonk please tell everyone how you get a species without a pair then.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • just sayin

      Well wonk please tell everyone how you get a species without a pair then

      February 24, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • Brad

      Well just sayin, you don't get a (new) species from a pair. You get a new species from a population. Humans are a good example. Molecular evidence of human diversity suggests that there were never less than 10,000 in the population that became us.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • just sayin

      Where did the first 10,000 come from?

      February 24, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • Brad

      just sayin-

      The "first 10,000" came from a larger population of hominids from which they were initially indistinguishable.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • just sayin

      BULL SH IT

      February 24, 2012 at 11:33 am |
    • jimtanker

      Just another person that doesnt understand evolution.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      Brad: trying to explain such things to just spewin is like trying to explain why 2 plus 2 equals 4 to a 1 year old...the capacity for thinking is the same-extremely infantile.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    • just sayin

      No one "understands" evolution.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:46 am |
    • hippypoet

      first, yes...many understand evolution – its actually pretty simple.
      second, just saying, your bullsh!t respones is very similiar to us atheists about your god.. where proof is lacking the answer of "bullsh!t" will follow.. however, there is much more evidence for evolution then there is for the existence of god – we atheists don't HAVE TO take anything on faith, we will just simply learn more and then thru learning discover the answer – novel idea isn't?

      February 24, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • just sayin

      "liar"prevails
      Did you finally find the right spot? So you were going on about me being unintelligent, but you were posting on a different thread? Is that an accurate assessment of what you have been doing? It does seem a little odd doesn't it?

      February 24, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      @just spewin: Ever heard of making a mistake? At least I admit when I'm wrong, too bad you're too brainwashed to say the same!! Then again, I guess your imaginary friend will protect you from all the 'sinning' you do being a hypocritical ass...enjoy your delusion and child like fantasies, some of us have grown up and know enough that fairy tales are not for adults unless we're reading them to children!

      February 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • just sayin

      Let me quote another great American for you
      Stupid is as stupid does
      Forrest Gump

      February 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
    • Brad

      I'd reserve the term great American for non-fictitious people. Also, you know Forrest Gump wasn't the sharpest pencil in the box.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
    • just sayin

      He was presented as being smart enough to know stupid when he saw it, are you?

      February 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • fred

      TruthPrevails
      You could not be more wrong than to refer to the things of God as child like fantasies and fairy tales. The impact of God or the delusion of God is very real and measurable. That impact is the single most signifant our society has ever known. If you consider the lengths you will go to in order to deny the truth it may just shock you back into reality.
      Consider further the real reason you reject God was not over scientific evidence as you first rejected God then you went about looking for justification of your rejection.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Primewonk

      Just sayin wrote, " No one "understands" evolution."

      The 400,000 professional scientists in the relavent fields associated with evolution would beg to differ with you. The millions and millions and millions of folks who have read scientific textbookks on evolution or taken (real) college courses in evolutionary biology would beg to differ with you.

      Just sayin shows his/her ignorance of evolution by not understanding that evolution occurs at the population level, not the individual level. This clearly show what happens when you choose to get your science informtion from "Pastor Dave". Again, "Pastor Dave" is just as ignorant about science as you are.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
    • fred

      Poet
      Suggest you rephrase that there is more scientific evidence supporting evolution than there is scientific evidence supporting God. The theory of evolution is the child of scientific method whereas the children of God are born of faith. It is faith that gives evidence to God just as it is the scientific method that gives evidence to evolution. The evidence of faith is greater than the evidence of evolution. Christians are more rounded than agnostic atheists because they can observe and understand the evidence for God as well as the scientific evidence of evolution. It is the agnostic atheist that falls short on his or her explanation as to how observable events can be completely denied as to God yet non observable events accepted as to evolution.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
    • TruthPrevails

      @fred: PROVE IT!!! You have no more proof for your god than a person who believes in unicorns does! There is nothing physical to say your god exists or ever existed and until that time, it is safe to as.sume that your god is as made up as unicorns.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
    • *facepalm*

      ". It is faith that gives evidence to God "

      @fred, I don't know what you're smoking, but I want some.

      Faith necessitates and absence of evidence.

      And, to the original post, one can easily be an agnostic (I don't know) atheist (I lack belief). The two are not necessarily mutually exclusive

      February 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • fred

      TruthPrevails
      As a test to the depth of your denial can you acknowledge that the impact of God (or the delusion of God in believers) is significant and has permeated the foundations of our Western Society? Can you acknowledge that this religious experience is fundamental to the world view of Western culture? I assume you can since the beliefs of 80% of Americans and 52% of the world are proof to the dominance of this world view today. On a personal basis you have been there and done that………perhaps even bought the tea shirt at one time.
      The impact of God and or delusion of God is massive, observable and can be scientifically measured. This is not a fairy tale as pixy dust has not impacted anything nor can it. To deny the impact is delusional, to deny the fact the impact continues and has occurred for thousands of years is delusional. One can take issue with was it God or the delusion of God but you cannot take issue with the recorded effect and affected areas of our existence.
      Given that the impact is real, regardless of the issue over delusion or God as the cause of the impact, your opinion as to cause does not nor will it ever change the result. Given that delusion is the faith of believers in God and it is by faith believers see and know God we can say the cause is faith in God which you have no logical counter argument.
      Faith in God has caused the most significant impact on society known to man and is the foundation of our western world view.
      Can we agree on that?

      February 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • hippypoet

      fred, faith is evidence, your absolutly correct...faith is evidence of gullibility in individuals... hope of somethings existence doesn't make that something real nor does the very real fact that YOU have faith in the idea of it being real. But that was a good try. 🙂 give yourself a pat on the back for that one! lol

      February 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
    • fred

      Poet,
      I am going to blindfold you and put plugs in your ear then smack your thumb with a hammer. The effect was real even though you did not see it the effect was real and it had significant impact. You may think it was a brick or a car door only I know it was a hammer.
      You are not delusional something hit your thumb. A month later we take off your blindfold and remove the ear plugs. You have no evidence that anything hit your thumb. Does it matter if it was a brick or a car door? What would cause you to demand evidence to prove it was a brick or car door…….nothing because it does not matter which it was. You may want to know out of curiosity but you would not demand scientific proof. You do not know the cause only the person with the hammer knows.
      You and your scientist friends can get together and construct the evolution of a car door going back to the earliest horse carriage and the evolution of a brick from the days of the big bang. Now, go pat yourself on the back for all the great scientific evidence you have gathered.
      Wouldn’t it be easier to ask the one you could not see? Is it that hard to say I don’t know please help me find the cause behind the effect and why I was there blind and dumb?

      The very reason you cannot do that is the very reason you cannot understand that which be seen

      February 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      fred, that is probably the most idiotic and irrelevant analogies I have ever had the misfortutune to read. How you could possibly think that an analogy like that would have given your argument any credence whatsoever boggles my mind.

      February 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
    • hippypoet

      fred that was beyond idiotic i don't even know where to begin... well, first, let me hit you with a hammer – you can wear a blind fold or not – its your choice i don't care... i just wanna hit you with a hammer in hopes that it will knock some sense into you! 🙂

      next time, give more thought to your analogy! When was the last rash of god hitting people with hammers? lol i mean besides his son! ooooohhhhh! burn!!!!

      February 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • fred

      Poet
      facepalm wanted some of what I have been smoking................perhaps you should warn him

      February 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Both are smarter than morons like just lying.

      February 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
    • hippypoet

      lol, oh fred your too funny... tell ya what, lets go get hammered together...maybe do some nailing while we're at it! But lets not go over board and get crucified. I know, we can ask my father for a hand! who am i ?

      February 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
    • Alfred E Neuman

      Poor widdle Tom, Tom just sayin must have really left a mark on it for it to go on about it on every post. That mean old Mr. not sayin. All together now Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Can you feel the love?

      February 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  9. Joke of the Day

    15,000 Atheists in London rioted after a blank sheet of paper was found on a cartoonist's desk. (if you don't get it, remember the Muhammad cartoons where Muslims rioted.)

    February 24, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • Joke of the Day

      Knock, knock.
      Who’s there?
      God.
      Who?
      God.
      Who?
      God.
      Must be the wind.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  10. jimtanker

    What came first, the chicken or the egg?

    February 24, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • William Demuth

      The egg came first.

      The Chicken came from the egg.

      You see the chicken was a mutation of something that came before, that laid the initial egg.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:35 am |
    • jimtanker

      Whomever is posting as me, please get a life.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • lunchbreaker

      I'm going to go with the egg. At some point something that was not quite a chicken yet laid an egg. That egg contiained within it something that had the genetic variation that was the first chicken. Even if you don't belive in evolution, chickens today were domesticated and would be different from there pre-domestication counterparts.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:49 am |
    • lunchbreaker

      Dang it Will, you beat me to it.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • Primewonk

      The chicken – Gallus domesticus is about 8000 years old. It evolved from Gallus gallus (red junglefowl) and Gallus sonnerati (grey junglefowl).

      Eggs, on the otherhand first evolved in early reptiles moving away from water. So at least 300,000,000 years.

      Eggs came waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay before chickens.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • just sayin

      Wrong question
      What came first the chickens or the eggs? A single chicken or a single egg would not have resulted in a species. A minimum of two, at the same place and time and opposites. Same for all creation, an incredible amount of "coincidences" don't you think?

      February 24, 2012 at 10:13 am |
    • William Demuth

      just sayin

      Biology is not your strong suit.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • Primewonk

      " A single chicken or a single egg would not have resulted in a species. A minimum of two, at the same place and time and opposites. Same for all creation, an incredible amount of "coincidences" don't you think?"

      I'm always amazed that folks who purposefully choose to be ignorant about science in general, and evolution in particular, come onto internet message boards and demonstrate that ignorance.

      For some really bizarre reason folks like you think that it goes like this – Species A exists and remains the same and then KABLOWY out pops brand new Species B.

      This is an excellent example of what happens when you get your "sciency" sounding information from non-science sources, like "Pastor Dave". The problem is that "Pastor Dave" is just as ignorant about science as his flock.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:24 am |
    • AGuest9

      The fish. When they evolved and left the water, the eggs had to be stronger to survive on land, thus shells formed. That's why dinos hatched from eggs. Birds evolved from dinos and hatch from eggs. Elementary evolution, really. Grade school stuff.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • sam

      It doesn't matter, because either way both taste like chicken.

      February 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  11. lunchbreaker

    I had some good responses from this question yesterday, so I am reposting it:

    I've got a question for all of the Newtonion determinists. Do you think it is possible that quantum mechanics has any influence on our actions? Is it possible that any aspect of our decision making process is not subject to decoherence? If so that could lead the way to a possibility of free will. Currently most of the scienctific community would state that quantum fluctuations cannot influnce the macroscopic world. But a few people are trying to make a case for it.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:27 am |
    • jimtanker

      Who's smarter, an atheist or an agnostic?

      February 24, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • jimtanker

      Definitely not you poser.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • jimtanker

      @jim,

      done pose son.....you a fake

      February 24, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  12. Seriously

    Nice to see that the same losers are here again today............You all are pathetic.

    February 24, 2012 at 9:18 am |
    • William Demuth

      So Christian of you!

      Hows your Mom?

      February 24, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • Seriously

      She's doing well, how mature of you.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:29 am |
    • William Demuth

      Just another proof of the theorem that prayer does not work.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:32 am |
    • Pot, or kettle?

      Obviously, you would have to include yourself in that group. How sad.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  13. hippypoet

    now, i didn't really get a chance to post yestersday – it was all sorts of havoc here at the office... i had a question so i shall ask it now instead....

    you have a family, two young kids, a wife and a dog. 🙂
    if there was a man or men who had your family tied up and ask you which one dies first, and how...what would you say?

    February 24, 2012 at 9:06 am |
    • William Demuth

      Swing first, and let the chips fall where they may.

      Growing up as I did, I have learned to be a fatalist.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:19 am |
    • Seriously

      Dude go see help, you've got one distorted, twisted, sick mind if those are the kind of conundrums you like to think about.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • hippypoet

      oh come on... i said there was a dog, and someone there to kill you and your family – put the two together...who kills you, your family, even your dog.....then your friends, and your friends of friends....and then vanishes, poof...becomes a bedtime story you tell your kids...rat on your pop and ___ will get ya!

      movie line -Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is ______!

      February 24, 2012 at 10:02 am |
    • hippypoet

      hand me the keys you fuc.king co.ck suc.ker! blahdabalhalh hdlad ahahh ahda
      hand ME the keys, you Fuc.king coc.ksuc.ker!
      hand me the keys you co.ck su.cker! IN ENGLISH PLEASE!
      hand me the keys – whatda fu.ck!

      February 24, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  14. William Demuth

    Just checkin in to see how many souls were saved yesterday?

    February 24, 2012 at 8:51 am |
    • just sayin

      Here or world wide?

      February 24, 2012 at 8:53 am |
    • William Demuth

      Here would be enough I suppose.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:56 am |
    • AGuest9

      None. There is no such things as a soul.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:00 am |
    • just sayin

      Could be thousands on prayer alone !

      February 24, 2012 at 9:02 am |
    • hippypoet

      i concur with guest... but to add to it, souls are a poetic tool or part of a delusion.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • William Demuth

      just sayin

      Do you have an specific examples?

      February 24, 2012 at 9:23 am |
    • Primewonk

      I dopped off a pair of dress shoes with a loose heel at the shoe repair place,

      So I guess the answer is 1.

      Oh wait.

      Nevermind.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:25 am |
    • just sayin

      Your concurrence does not alter what is. You both can be dead wrong.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:35 am |
    • another repentant sinner

      An example? Would I count?

      February 24, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • William Demuth

      another repentant sinner

      So now you are free from sin? Or have you merely stoped repenting.

      Salvation is so relative.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  15. jimtanker

    http://cdn.svcs.c2.uclick.com/c2/6841211038c8012f2fd000163e41dd5b

    February 24, 2012 at 8:20 am |
    • just sayin

      Mark 14 : 61-62
      But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ (Greek for Messiah),the son of the Blessed One?"
      "I AM,"said Jesus. ...

      February 24, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  16. Colossians 1

    15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:19 am |
    • Flinders the butler

      And there you have it folks. The origins of the new religion, (NOT ONE of which Yeshua bar Josef claimed for himself)....Paulianity.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:38 am |
    • just sayin

      flinders with blinders, Paul and Jesus are not in disagreement. It was Jesus who said "if you have seen me ,you have seen the father." When asked at his trial if Jesus was the Messiah (son of God) He replied with the Hebrew name of God "I AM"
      Post the word brother! Amen.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:47 am |
    • Flinders the butler

      Unfortunately, each of the gospels conflicts on your point : (to wit) ..

      Matthew 27:12-14
      And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered NOTHING. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marveled greatly.

      Mark 15:3-5
      The chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered NOTHING; so that Pilate marvelled.

      John 18:33-38
      Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • just sayin

      Mark 14 : 61- 62
      61 But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him "Are you the Christ, the Son of the blessed one?" 62 "I AM," said Jesus. ...

      February 24, 2012 at 11:37 am |
    • Flinders the butler

      Yet another contradiction. The words that the editors "placed" in his mouth, (as every scripture scholar knows), were "put" there for a reason. (Obviously there could have been no reliable witness to that exchange). The "salvation paradigm" was invented by Saul of Tarsus.

      February 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If it was good enough for Jesus to remain silent, just lying, why don't you try it?

      February 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • Chad

      @Flinders the butler

      1. what specifically do you see as a contradiction between the gospels and paul's letters
      2. what exactly are you using to make a determination that a specific passage wasn't said by Jesus but was later added?

      February 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  17. Brad Morrison

    Sports Illustrated misses the big story. One time in the entire story in SI did they quote Lin expressing his faith when he said "Maybe God had a different plan." Lin proclaims his Christian faith boldly and God is using him to reach millions or billions of people, especially the Chinese, and hopefully the reams of "dead-Christians" in America.
    Yet that one statement says so much. God so often does His greatest work in us (and in the heroes of the Bible) when we are at the end of our rope and their seems to be no hope. God bless Mr. Lin for walking out his faith and trusting in Jesus. God has supernaturally blessed Jeremy Lin so he may bless others. Welcome to Christianity you nations of the world.
    Shame on SI for missing the real point of the story. God is in control. God changes lives. We are all superstars in His eyes. Have faith world, He is there. If you believe and "step out of the boat" in faith, your worthy prayers will be answered. Actively seek out and find what it is bout Christianity that has the world's greatest superstar submitting to the Highest Authority.

    February 24, 2012 at 7:42 am |
  18. Prayer for the country

    God keep our land
    Prayer borrowed from the Canadian national anthem, a country founded and ruled on Biblical principles.

    February 24, 2012 at 7:29 am |
    • AGuest9

      Too bad for them.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:03 am |
    • *facepalm*

      Well, now we know why its southern neighbor is the super power.

      February 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  19. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    February 24, 2012 at 7:18 am |
    • Primewonk

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      February 24, 2012 at 9:28 am |
    • just sayin

      Truth Wonderful Truth

      February 24, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      @Brad: Your son will love Montreal...it's beautiful city with a great deal of architecture that is very eye pleasing and if he musically inclined and thus artsy, you are sending him to one of the best cities for that. I hope he enjoys his visit here as much as my daughter enjoyed her visit to the States.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • Prayer for the country

      When in Montreal remember you are in a country founded on the Christian religion, with a multi tude of churches to choose from.
      God keep our land
      Prayer borrowed from the Canadian national anthem

      February 24, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      oops wrong spot for that post

      February 24, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      @Prayer for the country aka CA aka just spewin' aka Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things: Much like your country Canada is a secular nation. You're not proving anything more than your lack of intelligence by repeating yourself and showing your varying personalities. That anthem was not put in place until over a hundred years after we were formed as a country, so the meaningless word 'god' means nothing. Remember Atheists don't believe god exists and you can't prove it does, so your attempt to prove something that is completely false is pointless and childish (then again you believe in fairy tales, so childish is what we expect from you).

      February 24, 2012 at 11:32 am |
    • just sayin

      If Canada isn't a Christian founded nation then why do Canadian atheists need to come here to express themselves? Is it because Godly Canadians don't want to hear their crap?Or is because they know they can't convince their fellow Canadians because every other Canadian knows what frauds they are?

      February 24, 2012 at 11:42 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      @just spewin': the same could be asked about USA Atheists...this is an international website. Actually we are probably more secular then your country is. If we were a christian nation, we would not allow any other belief system to reside here and that goes for the USA also. Lack of educating yourself on the facts does not const.itute an issue on behalf of those of us who have researched them! Now we understand that the only thing you look to for answers is a book that was written by shepherds 2000+ years ago. Sorry to burst that tiny bubble you reside in, there are other books out there that are more updated with actual facts that pertain to the 21st century.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  20. Shane

    The Christian Biblical foundation of this country (true freedom) is what makes me, and many many people throughout the world want to live here.
    If Islamic nations had real freedom to choose a belief, billions of people would leave the oppression of islam and choose the freedom of Christianity. That's why they FORCE people to be muslim or murder them if they leave Islam. They fear this, or they would allow true freedom.

    February 24, 2012 at 5:22 am |
    • Mirosal

      I would like you to read VERY carefully every word of the U.S. Consti'tution. Please tell me just how many times the words "god" or "creator" or "almighty" are mentioned in that little piece of paper. THAT is the basis for our country, not an archaic book written by goat herders 3000 years ago, then added to 2000 years ago by sheep herders.

      February 24, 2012 at 6:44 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      "Christian Biblical foundation of this country"

      When are you people going to learn and accept the fact that the USA is founded on secular foundations, not christian? That freedom you talk of comes from respect and tolerance for all regardless of belief...all of you share one thing in common, the foundation for your belief is based off the same book-the only difference is how you have chosen to interpret that book.

      February 24, 2012 at 6:48 am |
    • captain america

      "liar"prevails is a canadian and as such its opinion on US is as useless as day old dog crap. There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 7:20 am |
    • Mirosal

      CA you are dog diahrrea. I swore an oath to protect and preserve the Consti'tuion for MANY years. I know what it says. So until YOU grow a pair of balls and put on a uniform, just shut up, go sit in your high chair with your bottle and pacifier, and let the grown-ups talk. We'll see about changing your diaper later. Oh, and I am NOT Canadian. Born and raised in the midwestern U.S. and still live there.

      February 24, 2012 at 7:24 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      oh CA, jealousy of people who don't live according to child-like fairy tales is unhealthy. Have you yet to clue in to the fact that we are not going away no matter how much hatred you spew? (you are a sinner...your god hates sinners and sends them to burning pits-isn't that what you spew to non-believers and your closest allies you stupid Non-American dolt?)
      Get back to your bridge until you have something useful to say or go to FAUX news..they enjoy stupid people like you and stop using ao many handles (just sayin'; Atheism is Not Healthy; Prayer Changes...; etc)

      February 24, 2012 at 7:25 am |
    • captain america

      Interlopers and those that kiss canadian butts can kiss mine, foreigners will not be lecturing US about US unchallenged. There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 7:27 am |
    • Prayer for the country

      "God keep our land glorious and free"
      Prayer borrowed from the Canadian national anthem, a land standing on their faith in God.

      February 24, 2012 at 7:33 am |
    • Mirosal

      CA is just mad because it's cold outside, and his hands are too cold for his date (himself) this weekend. You see, his favorite position is man on top, woman IN magazine. Do the stpales in the middle hurt a little CA?

      February 24, 2012 at 7:37 am |
    • Mirosal

      typo ... s-t-a-p-l-e-s.

      February 24, 2012 at 7:38 am |
    • captain america

      snappy comeback butt kisser. Is "stpales" a canadian spelling? Mensa my ass . There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 7:40 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      CA: You really are one of the most ignorant losers on this planet!!! We have every god damn right to be concerned with the USA as you do you waste of oxygen!!! EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS THERE INADVERTENTLY AFFECTS US OR ARE YOU TO BLIND TO COMPREHEND THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE??? We fight along side your country in every war; we have your countries businesses within ours; if your economy crashes we soon follow. You're not a true American, so stop pretending you are!!! True American's respect what our countries do for one another and for the final time you goofball loser, it is damn hard for us to avoid what is happening down there when it is all over our news and our papers and every other aspect of our lives. At least Mirosal has done something useful for his country, unlike you...all you do is sit back at your Mommy's computer wasting valuable international web space...Mirosal fought for your freedom...you don't get a say, he does!!

      February 24, 2012 at 7:40 am |
    • captain america

      If your opinion on our American const itution is useless as dog crap, guess what your opinion of a citizen is to US. There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 7:45 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      The problem would be that your are not an American citizen CA!! Your opinion is just as useless...provide the evidence that says you are and prove to us how you know for certain I am Canadian (this is the internet you dolt, I could be from anywhere and just pretending to be Canadian to pi.ss you off...people like you deserved called out for your braindead thinking...shows the USA and the rest of the world why people like you should be inst.itutionalized and not allowed to walk the streets freely)

      February 24, 2012 at 7:51 am |
    • captain america

      You have declared your nationality, although you do try to impersonate an American. The proof in that is that in canada stupid goes clear to the bone and you are a perfect DNA match for it. There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 8:03 am |
    • Mirosal

      CA ... grow a pair, put on a uniform, and we'll talk about freedoms and the US position in worldwide markets and affairs. Until then, go play with yourself in your crib and watch a Barney video. have your mommy help you with some of the bigger two syllable words they might use.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:07 am |
    • captain america

      Tag team atheist types, what a joke, a canadian moron and some dictionary holding illiterate. Glad to see you couldn't make it through a response without choking. ("have" starts a new sentence and required capitalization) Have mommy proof read your posts for you. There's your sign.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:14 am |
    • Mirosal

      You don't want to get into a pis'sing contest with me. Your pinke-size pee-pee isn't big enough.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:28 am |
    • captain america

      I think you have already had your butt kicked sufficient for a week if not a month, let the readers decide. Too bad, so sad, you lost. There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • The Old Salt

      An grown navy man using the phrase "pee-pee" yeah right.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:57 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      oh CA, the only one with his butt kicked here is you and your other personalities (just sayin' Atheism, etc). Where is the proof that you are an American citizen?
      I think you are stupid and that you only know to attack people...you are too blind to see how beneficial our country is to yours and vice versa. Maybe you should write your president and congress about your concerns about your countries interactions with outsiders...they might care about your opinion (doubtful they will...they'll just think you're as batsh!t crazy as most of the other people reading your posts do).
      As for the tag-team Atheists-WE WIN!! We will not be going away to suit your delusions.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:59 am |
    • hippypoet

      fuc.k you capt. loser boy!

      out of everyone on this planet, capt. loser boy is the worst sort, but whats really bad is that this creature symbolizes a group of like minded fools – so be cautious, morons are out in force!

      and the fact that this losers handle is the country where i am from makes me sad that we share something in common...it also makes our lovely country look worse then those who run it already do all by themselves!

      eitherway, this loser is a complete moron, fuc.k him! Why even take his pathic bait, it only boosts his own ego...sad pathic loser who claims a country he seems to know nothing about giving rise to evil sterotypes of fellow US citizens...arg! fuc.k this loser and the whor who bore him as well as the bast.ard who left them! – i only say such things because i believe him to be a red neck and thats a red neck sterotype... 🙂

      February 24, 2012 at 9:02 am |
    • captain america

      No need to run off "liar "prevails, I am just exposing you for the fraud you are. When cut I bleed red,white and blue In God We Trust, don't tread on me, 1812? Won by US. There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • captain america

      hippypoet reveals itself as a hateful foul mouthed, bigot? What is wrong with this picture? I smell a canuk. There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 9:13 am |
    • hippypoet

      nope, US born and raised! when people like you open your mouths, it saddens me to also be part of the country that bore you! For everyone like you our grade point average drops!

      February 24, 2012 at 9:17 am |
    • Keith

      Captain America, Hey brother! Haven't been on the blog lately, but did you see where that muslim judge(Mark Martin, 717-766-4575) in Mechanicsburg, PA dismissed an assault case against a muslim immigrant that attacked an atheist portraying Mohammed? Good old sharia law-right here in America. Wonder what the atheists think about it?

      February 24, 2012 at 9:19 am |
    • Tallulah13

      Shane, if you studied the words of the men who founded this country you would discover that the government of the U.S. was deliberately created to be without religious influence. Our founding fathers learned from observing the empires of Europe that nations run by princes or priests had very little freedom but an abundance of corruption.

      @ captain America
      Your one-note bashing of Canada is an embarras.sment to those of us U.S. citizens who appreciate our northern neighbors.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:23 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      TREATY OF TRIPOLI – 1797 –
      As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • Keith

      [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzGTaEQebfE&w=420&h=315%5D

      February 24, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • Primewonk

      " If Islamic nations had real freedom to choose a belief, billions of people would leave the oppression of islam and choose the freedom of Christianity. That's why they FORCE people to be muslim or murder them if they leave Islam. "

      Seems to me that your Muslim cousins (you both worship the same god) are just following the commands of your god.

      Deuteronomy 17:12 Anyone who shows contempt for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering there to the LORD your God is to be put to death.

      Exodus 22:20 Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the LORD must be destroyed.

      I wonder who your god will be more well pleased with, the ones who follow his commands, or the ones who thumb their noses at his commands?

      D

      February 24, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • Keith

      http://youtu.be/3H7M6pvNx-Q

      February 24, 2012 at 9:47 am |
    • captain america

      It is an eye opener to see hippypoet admitting to being a hateful, foul mouthed bigot.
      Tallulah13, dear there is a vast difference between a peaceable neighbor to the north and someone constantly sticking their nose into our business.
      Doc of course is another who can't seem to contain itself to its own countries business,go screw yourself Doc.
      The problem isn't dying wonk, everyone dies. It is the second death.
      THERE'S YOUR SIGN

      February 24, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • just sayin

      God is God. allah is an idol (false god)

      February 24, 2012 at 9:51 am |
    • hippypoet

      capt – hateful towards you – ABSO – FRIGGIN – LUTELY....bigot, sometimes, foul mouthed – again, sometimes.... admitting faults is something a real man is capable of doing...thats why you keep arguing the truth, your not a real man – your a child with there parents computer!

      February 24, 2012 at 9:56 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      1812? That would be Britain, not Canada....hard for a country that didn't exist as such until 1867 to have attacked you.
      I'm not surprised you hold that tightly, after all you think the buybull is a true story. How pathetically sad that you can't find it in yourself to reside within the 21st century.
      Try educating yourself before speaking of stuff you have no knowledge of.
      I have a great many American friends who give your country a good name and make me want to visit (2017 can't come soon enough). I personally value my neighbors to the south...most of them are decent individuals.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      @hippy: I doubt CA reads or comprehends the articles or anything for that matter. It seems stuck in the 19th century. If it had any clue it would know how beneficial our countries are to each other. I'm just thankful that there are people like you and Mirosal who are not as ignorant and delusional...at least you two add something interesting to the conversation and don't look like as.ses to your neighbors.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:05 am |
    • captain america

      Is it any wonder that liarprevails should mind its own business. No one spoke of the combatants of 1812 except you, the proof was asked of my citizenship. All true Americans know that America won the war of 1812, whereas all those of the dominions are taught that England (with their canadian lackeys) won. There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Cap'n Extra-Chromosome
      I merely quoted one of your country's founding doc/uments to dispel the myth that the US was founded as a Christian nation.
      Should you choose to wallow in you ignorance, on your own head it be.
      One can lead a fool to data, but can't make him think.
      It must be frustrating for a xenophobe like you to realize that the foreigners you so despise know more about the history of your country than you do.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      Wow CA...how quickly you forget...so let me remind you...earlier in this post you specifically wrote the following:
      "captain america
      No need to run off "liar "prevails, I am just exposing you for the fraud you are. When cut I bleed red,white and blue In God We Trust, don't tread on me, 1812? Won by US. There's your sign
      February 24, 2012 at 9:08 am"

      Proof that you are the liar here!!!

      February 24, 2012 at 10:14 am |
    • hippypoet

      that was very micely put Doc. and beyond true... most US citizens don't know a damn thing about the country they rave about being the best – which it is far from!

      i didn't mean to insult you yestersday, if i did – my apologies. 🙂

      February 24, 2012 at 10:14 am |
    • captain america

      "liar" prevails where are the canadians mentioned in your proof? You asked proof of my citizenship, I gave it, then explained it to you and you still do not get it, with you stupid really does run deep doesn't it? There's your sign

      February 24, 2012 at 10:23 am |
    • hippypoet

      it would seem to me that capt.'s mother didn't see her sign and drove right past the clinic! too bad, would have been a better world without this thing around...ah now we can see the benifits of abortion! like they also say, hinesight is 20/20 🙂

      thats a bad joke, but i'm laughing! 🙂

      February 24, 2012 at 10:26 am |
    • Tallulah13

      captain america, there is a difference between a patriot and a loud-mouthed lout. You do not speak for most Americans. As a U.S. citizen, I treasure freedom of speech and would never try to deprive others of it's benefit. It is rather unpatriotic of you to try deprive others of their free speech, even if they are not fellow citizens.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:37 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      CA: You didn't provide proof of anything. This is not the first time you have spewed on about the War of 1812. Just because you know about it does not prove your citizenship. I honestly have no doubt that you may be an American citizen but you are an extremely poor representation of one. Most citizens in your country realize that we are allies and play important roles in each others country. The fact remains that you only come here to spread hatred towards your closest allies and are too blind to realize how pathetic that makes you look.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:52 am |
    • The American President

      As long as our Nation is under God, no one can divide us.

      God Bless USA.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • Brad

      I have family in Canada and am looking forward to sending my son to music school there if everything works out. Hopefully the people of Montreal are nicer than our poor captain america.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • MAJORITY always WINS!

      In God We Trust.

      LONG LIVE AMERICA!!!!!

      February 24, 2012 at 11:08 am |
    • atheism is bad to your health

      @Brad

      Know what? Sugar coating would give you nothing but diabetes.

      Just say it straight!

      February 24, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      @Brad: Your son will love Montreal...it's beautiful city with a great deal of architecture that is very eye pleasing and if he musically inclined and thus artsy, you are sending him to one of the best cities for that. I hope he enjoys his visit here as much as my daughter enjoyed her visit to the States.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @brad
      Montreal is a wonderful city, especially for music!
      Les Foufounes Electriques downtown has some great live music.
      Plus, they sell beer in quart bottles...

      February 24, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • Brad

      Thanks Doc and TruthPrevails. We are looking forward to a visit to Montreal. We were in and near Quebec City last summer when my son was at music camp near Saint-Irénée. It was very nice.

      February 24, 2012 at 11:47 am |
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