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  1. The Central Srutinizer

    just sayin
    Just so me, God and everyone else understands, you believe the bible is the word of god, yes? Therefore, you agree that the following are good: s.e.xism, genocide murder, slaughter, incest, bigotry and lies. That is all in the bible and is considered the word of God. Do you disagree? Or are you truly the sick fuk you seem to be?

    February 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
    • Amy James

      It's amazing how brave and rude people are, safe in their anonymity. What I've learned from the responses is there seems to be a strong desire to dominate the thoughts, emotions and beliefs of others through insults and arrogance. When one is content in his own life, he isn't prone to such hostility toward people he has never met and have done him no harm – assuming it is a reasonable individual possessing any sort of self control or true intelligence – certainly a basic understanding of human interaction.

      In spite of all the education available in our country, many regular people have chosen to fight like high school bullies and adopt the "in your face", twist everything to mock your opponent, methodology. It's also very popular with politicians. It is in no way noble, mature or intelligent.

      February 28, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      Amy James
      So, to be clear, you haven't argued that Central is wrong in his evaluation of the Bible's questionable morality, just that he's being 'rude' in pointing it out, right?

      February 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm |
    • Mike from CT

      The stories, that you did not cite, of s.e.xism, genocide murder, slaughter, incest, bigotry and lies are not acceptance but of account in most places.

      Example the passage of Lot's Daughters is not acceptance of the act but just an account of what actually took place.

      February 29, 2012 at 8:55 am |
    • A Candid Look

      An eloquent reply TCS .... worthy of some one like you.

      February 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
  2. ReligionIs4Dolts

    Numbers 31:17-18
    17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

    1 Samuel 15:3
    3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy [a] everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.' "

    Isaiah 45:7
    "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, AND CREATE EVIL: I the LORD do all these things."

    Amos 3:6
    "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be EVIL in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?"

    NOW, anyone who is still of the OPINION that this "god" is worth a $h|+ should be sent to live out the rest of their lives on the moon! "god" created evil and "god" sponsors terrorism! What a d|ck!

    February 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      Might be .... where is the story around those things????? Sorta like picking and choosing what you want isn't it? you have just enought to foment a hatred of religion.... BUT that is what you wanted to do anyway .... Righ?

      February 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      acl
      HUH?

      February 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
    • evolvedDNA

      A candid look..enlighten us tell us how you spin these stories....

      February 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      Thought it was beyond you both.... LOL...

      Let me pick a sentace from a paragraph, a single sentance and you tell me the meaning .....

      The book is the Bible... the book of Matthew.

      The tennants siezed his servants, they beat one, killed another, and stoned a third.

      Telll me the meaning of the paragraph, the story with only this one sentance.

      You always pick a sentance from a paragraph and hold it up for all to see as confirmation of your words.... but it is not the whole story.

      Do you understand now? or will you continue to play dumb?

      February 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm |
  3. ReligionIs4Dolts

    Prayer only changes your expectations of the outcome of events that were going to happen that way anyway. You may as well wish on a star or throw salt over your left shoulder before you make your wish. It's just plain stupid! Stupid that so many stupid human lame-brains think they need an otiose ritual to associate with their wish-making process. Grow up idiots!

    February 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      Or, it's the same as saying that you hope for one outcome over another. That you prefer one over the other, but without the slightest thought that wishing such will actually affect the chances any. That would be about as superst.itious as not shaving during the playoffs, or throwing salt over your shoulder.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  4. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    February 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
    • Panzer

      Of course prayer changes things, this is why all the precious children born with Harlequin ichthyosis have vile horrible parents, because obviously they didn't pray hard enough.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      You are in rare form today.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
    • Prayer changes things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things .

      February 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
    • Panzer

      I would like to point out that the commenter who said "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things ." is absolutely correct. The actual caloric value of Atheism is identical to Christianity, in that both are 0 calories and have no other nutritional value. Atheism however has not been linked to crusades, jihads, religion inspired bombings, and the murder of abortion doctors, "witches", and other heretics or dissenters, and therefore *may* be slightly healthier for children in the strict sense of having a smaller chance of being murdered for someone's beliefs. Also, atheists don't make burnt offerings, which makes atheism far more healthy for living things which tend to find themselves traditionally in that role.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
    • just sayin

      Atheism has been linked to the murders and ethnic cleansing of over 250 million people in the last 100 years alone.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
    • ReligionIs4Dolts

      just sayin lies. Provide references. And you can just go ahead an forget about Pol Pot because he went to a religious school when he was younger...I think a Catholic school.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      Is that atheism to blame here, which does not include Hitler, or totalitarianism, which does include him as well as Saddam and every other dictator who killed masses of people?

      February 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm |
    • just sayin

      Most atheist leaders were exposed to some form of religious instruction, much as the losers who post here claim. Being available to religious instruction as a child counts for nothing to the grown atheist murderers of history, including Pol Pot.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
    • just sayin

      Hitler was an atheist and for all practical purposes so was Sadam, although Sadam was a petty tyrant in the fact that his victims number less than most other atheistic type leaders.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
    • ReligionIs4Dolts

      Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)...............................20,000,000....100,000,000
      European Colonization of Americas (1492-1900)....2,000,000.....100,000,000
      WWII 1939-1945………………………………………………40,000,000……72,000,000
      Dungan Revolt (1862-1877)...................................8,000,000......12,000,000
      Thirty Years War (1618-1648)...............................3,000,000.......11,500,000
      Napoleonic Wars (1804-1815)...............................3,500,000...... 7,000,000
      Yellow Turban Rebellion (184-205).........................3,000,000.......7,000,000
      Deluge (Polish-Lithuanian) (1655-1660).................3,000,000.......4,000,000
      French Wars of Religion (1562-1598)....................2,000,000.......4,000,000
      Crusades (1095-1291).........................................1,000,000........3,000,000
      Second Sudanese War (1955-1972).....................1,000,000........2,000,000
      Mexican Revolution (1911-1920)............................500,000..........2,000,000
      Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)....................................500,000..........2,000,000
      Armenian Genocide (by Turkey) (1915-1923).........300,000..........1,500,000
      Siege of Jerusalem (70).........................................1,100,000.......1,100,000
      Iraq War (Dubya) (2003-etc.)................................103,536..........1,033,000
      Greek Genocide (by Turkey) (1915-1918)...............200,000..........1,000,000
      A-ssyrian Genocide (by Turkey) (1915-1918).........275,000..........750,000
      Somali Civil War (1991-present)…………………………350,000………...500,000
      Parti-tion of India (1947)........................................300,000..........300,000
      Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990).............................130,000..........250,000
      Serbian War (1992-1995).......................................96,667...........96,667
      Arab-Israeli Wars (1945-1995)................................92,000...........92,000
      Afghanistan War (2001-present).............................57,774...........77,774
      Iranian Revolution (1979).......................................3,000..............60,000
      Spanish Inquisition (1480-etc.)...............................3,000..............5,000
      Lynchings by KKK, etc. (Since 1882)......................4,733.............4,733
      9/11 (2001)...........................................................2,996.............2,996

      TOTALS.................................................................90,518,706.....333,272,170

      By your standards, "just sayin," I can count any war or conflict that was led by a religious person, or which had anything to do with religion, regardless of whether the war/conflict was strictly ABOUT religion or started because of religious differences. For example WWII wasn't really about religion, but there was plenty of religious motivation for things going down the way they did. You count the death toll, DOLT!

      February 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
    • ReligionIs4Dolts

      sorry, the left column is minimum estimate, and the right column is maximum estimate on the death counts.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
    • ReligionIs4Dolts

      And so that leave you (just sayin) with what? 60 million for Stalin?

      February 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
    • just sayin

      dolts
      You have killed off more people than existed in your charts. You may want to review your math.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
    • ReligionIs4Dolts

      Oh yeah, and I forgot to include the Muslim conquests of India, which killed tens of millions!!!

      February 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
    • Suzi Static Shrill

      I believe everyone needs to find the Truth not BS and then learn from it and live in Truth not in a fog. Appreciate life. Hollywood writer and director James Cameron thinks Atheist are great and he believes in it. Nothing wrong with staying with the facts ma'am just the facts not the mythological comic book dreams which are not a true foundation for wisdom or logic. Build a house foundation on the quick sand of religion with nothing True under it and you have a false foundation and your house is lost. We have education in the world to get people using their heads for something more than to break walnut shells. Physics, biology, medical science not modern witchcraft or whatever you call todays form of religion.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
    • Bizarre

      just sayin, "You have killed off more people than existed..."

      just wrong again - The total number of humans that have ever lived has been estimated at 110 BILLION.

      Take a look at this chart to see how many people were around during different periods of history:
      http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/history/world-population-growth.htm

      February 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm |
    • Jesus

      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 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
    • Peter

      "Atheism has been linked to the murders and ethnic cleansing of over 250 million people in the last 100 years alone."

      Yet 480 million have been killed by religion.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
    • think for yourself

      The death totals you all have listed pale in comparison to the 5 billion currently living non-Christians that the supposedly loving Christian god is going to burn forever.

      February 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      just sayin
      "Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."

      "The National Socialist State professes its allegiance to positive Christianity. It will be its honest endeavour to protect both the great Christian Confessions in their rights, to secure them from interference with their doctrines (Lehren), and in their duties to const itute a harmony with the views and the exigencies of the State of to-day." Adolph Hitler

      No sale on Hitler being an atheist, I'm afraid.

      February 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      It's assumed that Stalin and Mao were atheists because they suppressed religion, but we really don't have any quotes about their personal views about gods existing. Religions simply were a rival source of power in their countries, and got in their way. Stalin actually reinstated the church after Hitler invaded because he thought it could be an ally to him at that time.

      February 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
    • Ykcyc

      Most leaders, like Stalin and Hitler used "ideology" (communism, fascism) to replace "religion" in the same way, requiring blind faith and obedience without question. It is the same thing, called by a different name. Call it what you like, it is the same ugly thing.

      February 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  5. Panzer

    CNN comments: You will never find a more wretched hive of ignorance and trollery.

    February 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
    • evolvedDNA

      Panzer..define ignorance. and which side you believe are the culprits....

      February 28, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
    • Ykcyc

      @evolvedna
      Unconciousness. Both sides. All sides.

      March 1, 2012 at 5:51 am |
  6. Sheila

    It’s really sad how uneducated people are in America. We all really need to start to educate ourselves and not believe everything we are taught in the American school system and media which is really outdated and/or incorrect information. The Bible is the only answer when you complete your research. If you really look for the truth that is what you will find, just like all the other experts in the various scientific specialties have come to find when they have really searched. The Bible could not have been written by a man much less 40 men over the time span we are talking about. It is divinely written and we are lucky to have it. I will pray that you all learn this before it is too late. I really hope you start soon. Especially in the times we are in. Gobs bless you all!

    One person who really cares!

    P.S. You should check out this website: khouse.org. This company was founded by a man with a very impressive resume who did not start out as a Christian. One thing this founder likes to say is something like; the most dangerous thing is something you think you know. Just try to be as open minded as you know you want and claim to be.

    February 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      Sheila, people like you who condone s.e.x.ism, genocide, slaughter, slavery and lies are just flies to me. Flies that I would like to swat. How can anyone be so ignorant is beyond me but hey, I guess it is the gene pool.

      February 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      Funny there TCS what you describe are the actions of humans.... if then humans are so great ... then why are you so worried about their actions? After all in your world Human Kind is far more advanced than a God would be... And yet you still try to blame these weaknesses on people that believe in God.... Truly you are narrow minded indeed. It does not matter what or whom Humans have always taken advantage of a situation and twisted it to their own selfish ends... that is not Gods fault... It is Human Kinds fault ... you know the ones that you have so much faith in...

      February 28, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      ACL: What? I can't even understand what you are trying to convey. You need to work on your communication skillls my friend. I would love to reply to you but I don't know what you are even saying.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      And our research will only be 'complete' once we realize that the Bible is the only answer, right? That's hardly a valid guideline to inquiry, is it?

      February 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
    • just sayin

      Actually yes the Bible is the valid guideline.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
    • Bizarre

      Sheila,

      Reading the first part of your post, I thought you were writing satire... a bit farther on I could see that you were being serious about the Bible!

      The Bible is a book which includes *some* history of primitive Hebrew culture, and *some* good, practical, advice for beneficial human behavior (advice which can be gleaned in other places and by other means, btw); but mostly it is a compilation of ancient Middle Eastern historical fiction, myth, legend, superst.ition and fantasy.

      There is not a whit of verified evidence for any of the supernatural beings or supernatural events in that book.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      TCS – thought it might be beyond you..... but I had to try anyway.

      Last chance

      The atrocities you site are the actions of humans.

      The natural order of human kind is to suit themselves (you are a good example) and they will use anything to jusitfy their position.

      You have balmed religion for these atrocities when actually it is human kind that is to blame...

      Yes the very same humans that you see as better than God. Those very same people.

      Is that a little simpler for you. I know that religous concepts are quite beyond you.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      omg, acl is the dumbest person on the blog tonight. Well done.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
    • evolvedDNA

      Sheila,,what truth? what did the bible tell humanity that it did not already know? It was written by men....Stonehenge is older than your bible, as are the pyramids yet they did not get a mention in the bible...why... the folks that wrote it were not aware of it? other religions are far older than Christianity and the stories you revire , the virgin birth, the rebirth of jesus are taken from more ancient texts... sorry...

      February 28, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      just sayin
      Why is the Bible a valid guideline? Because it says it's one? That's a book's opinion on it's own value. You're logic is just chasing it's tail on that one, my friend.

      February 29, 2012 at 12:03 am |
    • A Candid Look

      So TCS lets see.... I point out that the natural order of things for a human is to please themselves... and you think I am dumb... You seem to be doing that very thing all through out this blog, pleasing yourself by harrasing people. Does it make you smile? Does it makeyou happy? do you feel more important now that you can criticize peoples beliefs and be mortally offended when they criticized yours?

      February 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
  7. Prayer is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer takes people away from actually working on real solutions to their problems.
    Prayer has been shown to have no discernible effect towards what was prayed for.
    Prayer prevents you from getting badly needed exercise.
    Prayer makes you fat.
    Prayer wears out your clothes prematurely.
    Prayer contributes to global warming through excess CO2 emissions.
    Prayer fucks up your knees and your neck and your back.
    Prayer can cause heart attacks, especially among the elderly.
    Prayer reveals how stupid you are to the world.
    Prayer exposes your backside to pervert priests.
    Prayer makes you think doilies are exciting.
    Bill Maher is greater than god.
    Prayer makes you secretively flatulent and embarrassed about it.
    Prayer makes your kids avoid spending time with you.
    Prayer gives you knobbly knees.
    Prayer makes you anally frothy like Rick Santorum. Just google him to find out.
    Prayer dulls your senses.
    Prayer makes you post really stupid shit.
    Prayer makes you hoard cats.
    Prayer makes you smell like shitty kitty litter and leads you on to harder drugs.
    Prayer wastes time.

    February 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      Proven (no need to thank me)

      February 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      So you are a troll trying to get your sarcasm acrossed to the whitless imbeciles that are the unwashed religous masses? And here I have been told that true atheists do not resort to this sort of action... as they are truly indeifferent to religion...

      So TROLL it must be.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
    • Peter

      " And here I have been told that true atheists do not resort to this sort of action... as they are truly indeifferent to religion...

      So TROLL it must be."

      Yeah just like "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things"

      But yet you will come up excuses for the trolling of these posts right so that makes you a troll too. 😉

      February 28, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      eter, you are funny ... I made no excuse, I wimply pointed out that the satire was not realy satire at all... but a trollish attempt to foment discord. Your response is no better as its main thrust is to "turn the tables" and nothing more

      February 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
  8. The Central Srutinizer

    Examine God's S.e.xism

    Look for places in the Bible where God is an absurd, unmitigated jerk instead of the "all-knowing", "all-loving", "fully-enlightened" being that he is supposed to be. The utter contradiction proves that God is imaginary.

    There are many parts of the Bible that display these tendencies. However, if you are a woman, the place where God's absurdity becomes completely clear is when you look at God's s.e.xism.

    The dictionary defines a misogynist as "One who hates women. It defines the word "s.e.xist" as:

    1. Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.
    2. Att.i.t.udes, conditions, or behaviors that promote stereotyping of social roles based on gender

    Is God a s.e.xist? Let's look at the evidence. We find this in 1 Corinthians chapter 14:

    As in all the congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

    This seems like a straightforward passage. And God is the one who inspired the Bible. In Isaiah 40:8 God says that the word of the Lord will last forever, and he says the same thing again in 1 Peter 1:24-25. So here we have God, in his eternal and everlasting Word, saying that it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

    This quote from 1 Corinthians 11 is important:

    But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head–it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. (For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.) That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because of the angels.

    You may find it hard to believe that something that confusing is in the Bible, yet if you look it up you will find it is there.

    Then there is this section from 1 Timothy chapter 2:

    Also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire but by good deeds, as befits women who profess religion. Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
    It is hard to miss God's meaning when he says something as direct as, "I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent."

    If you think about it, you will realize that God started this type of s.e.xism at the very beginning of the Bible. In Genesis
    chapter 17 God says:

    This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your descendants after you: Every male among you shall be circ.u.mcised. You shall be circ.u.mcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

    God makes no mention of forming any sort of covenant with women.

    There are many other examples that we can find in the Bible:

    • In Matthew 25:1 Jesus says: "At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom."
    • In John 20:17 Jesus says to Mary: "Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father," as though the touch of a woman is somehow improper, but a few verses later, is happy to have Thomas touch him.
    • In Genesis chapter 3, God punishes Eve, and all women for thousands of years, with greatly increased pain during childbirth. No such pain is inflicted on Adam.
    • In Ephesians 5:22-24 we find this: "Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything."
    • In 1 Peter 3:7 we find: "Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers."
    • In 1 John 2:13, John says, "I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father." No mention is made of women.
    • And so on. There are many, many examples like these throughout the old and new testaments.
    There are other, broader examples of misogyny that are readily apparent in the Bible as well:
    • Are any of Jesus' disciples women? No.
    • Are any of the elders in the book of Revelation women? No.
    • Are any of the books of the Bible written by women? No.
    • Etc...

    God, it would seem, wants nothing to do with women.

    Keep in mind that the Bible's misogyny has affected society for centuries. The United States const.i.t.ution, for example, was originally drafted to specifically deny rights to women. Women could not even vote in the United States until 1920, and only then after decades of battle in the women's suffrage movement.

    If you think about it, you will realize that there is something quite odd about this situation. In spite of the fact that the Bible is supposed to be God's eternal Word, modern human beings totally reject God's s.e.xism. Modern human beings completely ignore God:

    • We make women the CEOs of major corporations.
    • We elect women to high government offices.
    • We appoint women as presidents of universities.
    • We fill our schools with female teachers.
    • We allow women to speak freely in church.

    The contradiction should be as obvious as a lighthouse here. There is no ambiguity. We do all of this in direct defiance of God's Law in the Bible because we know God and his "eternal word" are completely wrong. We know that God is imaginary.

    If God is going to take the time to write and publish "the Word of God," why does the book contain so many problems?

    • Why isn't each page of the Bible astonishing us with its brilliance and insight, and filling us with wonder?
    • Why, instead, does the Bible contain so much nonsense or, in this case, bigotry?
    • Why are Christians constantly having to justify, rationalize, excuse and explain the Bible? In this case, we find modern Christians trying to defend a God who obviously hates women on many different levels.

    To any unbiased observer, the reason for s.e.xism in the Bible is very easy to understand: The Bible was not written by a "all-knowing", "all-loving", "fully-enlightened" "god". It was written by primitive men who were flagrant s.e.xists. Just look at how men in primitive countries like Afghanistan treat women today. Those are the kind of men who wrote the Bible.
    And we all know it - Christians and non-Christians alike. The reason why modern societies totally reject s.e.xism is because we all know that the Bible's s.e.xism is completely contradictory and completely wrong. It is exactly the same situation we see when Christians face slavery in the Bible. Christians and non-Christians alike reject the Bible's teachings in these areas because the Bible is obviously wrong. The part that is profoundly strange is that, while completely rejecting these parts of the Bible, Christians will claim that other parts of the Bible are God's word.

    They are blind to the obvious contradiction because of their utter delusions.

    February 28, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      Hey, I know this is long. But if you have time read it and realize that the authors of Christianity are the Taliban.

      February 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      your opening remark says alll that needs to be said about you TCS... I will sum it up for you since you need simple...

      Look for the bad ,,,, Not the good.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  9. Robert

    Bill Maher seems to be incapable of not sounding like a jerk on most things. That doesn't change the veracity of what he said in this occasion. Religious belief is an opinion. You can try and dress it up with all sorts philosophical ideas and such but it is still an opinion.

    February 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • Suzi Static Shrill

      Some is in denial. Bill Maher is smart. How do you find stupidity from intelligence? I am sorry but you can't get their unless you are sucking on your cars tail pipe and breathing the emissions. Seek help. Don't go to church to find it since they are not qualified. I hope you have insurance.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      No it really is not... it is a system of beliefs.... you choose to be religous .... you don't choose to be an opionion.

      Maher is a Tool anyway.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
  10. Foster Blake

    I'm sorry Bill put it this way. The difference is belief (opinion) and faith really are entirely different. In the last episode of "60 Minutes", Steve Kroft believed, or was of the opinion, that a wingsuit would work. Jumping was an act of faith.

    February 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      I completely disagree with you. Bill has an agenda. He is attempting to demonstrate that we are all enti.tled to our opinions, and belief in religion vs. non-belief should not be treated any differently in general, and particularly in politics.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      Okay ... you are right TCS ... he has an agenda... One that you find acceptable.... I don't ... so tell you what ... you can see me as religous and I will see you as an opinion..... whose opinion is yet to be seen....

      February 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
  11. Keith

    Jhn 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    Jhn 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

    Jhn 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

    Jhn 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
    This explains why Bill Maher is the way he is.

    February 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      Hey everyone! Keith learned to copy and paste! Way to go. Next we can move on to formatting.

      February 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Prayer is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer takes people away from actually working on real solutions to their problems.
      Prayer has been shown to have no discernible effect towards what was prayed for.
      Prayer prevents you from getting badly needed exercise.
      Prayer makes you fat.
      Prayer wears out your clothes prematurely.
      Prayer contributes to global warming through excess CO2 emissions.
      Prayer fucks up your knees and your neck and your back.
      Prayer can cause heart attacks, especially among the elderly.
      Prayer reveals how stupid you are to the world.
      Prayer exposes your backside to pervert priests.
      Prayer makes you think doilies are exciting.
      Prayer makes you secretively flatulent and embarrassed about it like Keith is.
      Prayer makes your kids avoid spending time with you.
      Prayer gives you knobbly knees.
      Prayer makes you anally frothy like Rick Santorum. Just google him to find out.
      Prayer dulls your senses.
      Prayer makes you post really stupid shit.
      Prayer makes you hoard cats.
      Prayer makes you smell like shitty kitty litter and leads you on to harder drugs.
      Prayer wastes time.

      February 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      This is your opinion, backed up with quotes from the Bible, which is a collection of opinions, usually put in story form.

      February 29, 2012 at 12:09 am |
  12. Steve the stud

    Lack of religious faith is also an opinion Bill.

    February 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      That is what he said. Why are you just repeating what Bill said stud? Are your brains in your bi-ceps?

      February 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      If religion can be summed up as a system of beliefs .... or I believe in God

      The Atheism can be summed up as a system of belief ... or I believe there is no God...

      February 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
  13. Sigh

    Bill Maher is a Jew who's busily doing the bidding of his Jew Masters, the media owners. Nobody can actually afford to take what he says with more than a grain of salt.

    February 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      I disagree. His observations are spot on. I am a big fan of his.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
    • Sigh

      I used to be back in the days of "Politically Incorrect." Back in those days nothing was "sacred" and everything was under a microscope. He's since toned down and will not question a single thing a Jew says.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      I agree his apex was Politically Incorrect, but I still enjoy him. I can't really comment on the Jew stuff. Guess I don't pay that close of attention. I rarely see him anymore.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • Sigh

      Well, the Jews actually own every American media company (kinda scary considering what they do in the middle east), so when I say his "Jew Masters" I'm of course referring to his bosses at the network and the ones in Israel who pass on their orders.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • Panzer

      Er, sorry, you lost me at, "Hi! I'm Jew Conspiracy Troll!"

      February 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
    • Suzi Static Shrill

      Not true my fair feathered freak friend. If you are trying to dismiss the truth because you are high on glue just collect your brain cells and go to a drug clinic so you can find your friends in need. Be a friend don't let the stupidity escape through your ears.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
    • GodsPeople

      @Panzer: look up the owners of the media companies. They're all Jewish. There's nothing to deny about it.

      February 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  14. mapleman

    I have only questions about religion. I respect each person's right to believe what they want but...
    Why did no one write about Jesus during his life if he was so great? Others wrote about other people from that time.
    If a person wasn't raised to believe in God how would god let him know to believe? Common sense says that a person believes what a person is taught, so doesn't that just reduce religion to faith that what was written by another man may be true? What was God busy doing for the millions of years before Jesus? Why doesn't Satan have his own book? For that matter if a person was bad and went to hell would Satan love him and not punish him? A lot of questions and no answers. If God is all powerful wouldn't it make more sense to just provide some hard evidence? A simple miracle on film? Wouldn't that be a lot easier that every religion causing divides in every country?

    February 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • DamianKnight

      I'll take a stab at your questions, but I'm going to break them up a bit.

      1) Why did no one write about Jesus during his life if he was so great? Others wrote about other people from that time. - We don't know that they didn't. We just don't have any of them. Remember, there has been turmoil all over Israel/Palestine that have been and are still going on today. And as for Roman texts, there are several texts that are secular that mention Jesus, but most of them were not written until after Jesus' crucifixion. Rome also was destroyed so who knows what volumes of knowledge have been lost. We don't even know all of the information that was lost in the libraries of Alexandria.

      Secondly, Jesus didn't exactly hang around the mostly literate people. Remember, at the time Jesus was ministering (which we need to remember, was only about three years) Jesus hung around with the lowest of the low. Jesus was a Jew and so most of the people he talked to were uneducated and poor. If we look at Peter, who was his closest disciple, Peter was a fisherman. Not much call to be able to read and write. The main people who COULD read and write were the Pharisees and the religious leaders, and well, they didn't like Jesus too much and just wanted him gotten rid of.

      If a person wasn't raised to believe in God how would god let him know to believe? - This is an interesting question. God's methods are vast and varied. But I believe that He holds people responsible for what they know and what they had the opportunity to know. So if you're in some place far off and never hear the story of Jesus, then you're judged according to a different standard. To be honest, no one knows by what measure God judges.

      Common sense says that a person believes what a person is taught, so doesn't that just reduce religion to faith that what was written by another man may be true? - Religion and belief in God (two separate things) are all based around faith. So yes, much of scripture does come down to faith.

      What was God busy doing for the millions of years before Jesus? - A lot of it is in the Old Testament. He was active and trying to bring man to repentance. Not sure what exactly you're looking for here. If you'd care to clarify, I'd be happy to take a stab at it.

      Why doesn't Satan have his own book? - He does. It's called Harry Potter. Just kidding! No, but there are various forms of books and writings that ascribe to worship of Satan.

      For that matter if a person was bad and went to hell would Satan love him and not punish him? - No, Satan doesn't "love." Satan delights in human suffering and deception. Why should Satan love people?

      If God is all powerful wouldn't it make more sense to just provide some hard evidence? A simple miracle on film? Wouldn't that be a lot easier that every religion causing divides in every country? - To answer, would that be easy? Yes. But when has God ever done the easy thing? God wants people to believe through faith. Jesus said, something akin to (I can't remember chapter and verse, but when he's speaking to the disciple Thomas) "You believe because you have seen, blessed are those who believe and have not seen."

      I know some (or possibly all) of these answers aren't satisfactory. I'm just throwing out my own personal interpretation. Every question I answer brings out a dozen more, many of which I am not qualified to answer. I can't explain God, nor all of his methods, nor give motive for all of them. I just have to believe that God is who He said He was and trust in Him. That's what faith is about.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
    • Leo

      You claim "Why did no one write about Jesus during his life if he was so great?" Check out the Bible, yes it was written after his death, but so is the rest of history.

      You also said "Others wrote about other people from that time." Really who?

      The truth is Christianity has more manuscripts at an earlier dates than the secular works of Plato, Aristotle, Tacitus

      February 28, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
    • mapleman

      Damian Knight, I appreciate the attempt. I read it over a few times and thought about it a bit. It all seems a little thin as a response. I guess personally I keep coming back to the simplest or lowest common denominator, namely, if any one person, being or God wanted to accomplish something like having everyone believe something the easiest, best thing to do is make it clear cut, not ambiguous or open to interpretation. Using my human brain and inferential thinking, looking at everything available to make a choice to believe or not believe I find myself leaning to the "not", as this whole, "God wants us to have faith", stuff is just difficult for me to swallow. If a being has the power to create everything can't make the whole issue clear cut. If it was clear cut everyone would believe and that would be that. For whatever it is worth all I can say for sure is I don't know. I assume the folks that 'believe', think they do and that's fine, but it seems to me that they have the same information as I do and have chosen to look at it differently, which I think is all Bill Maher is saying. Two folks can look at the same book or listen to the same story and get something different from it. I think that's OK.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
    • mapleman

      Hey Leo,
      Pontius Pilot lived at that time and was written about in that time by other people that knew him. Why do those writings exist and none of Jesus? The first Bible was written 70 years after Jesus died and in Greek which the people from Jesus's area couldn't speak. The average life span at that time was 30, so not one person writing the Bible could ever have even known him. Look at American History, It is full of known and written about people. The facts get mis-interpreted and are often seen differently, but they are indisputable, like a 4000 year old Pharaoh pulled from a tomb. There it is you can see it and touch it there is writing that outlines and corresponds to his life.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      Notice that the Bible's author is not "all-knowing"

      Why, when you read the Bible, are you not left in awe? For example, look though this small collection of Bible verses:

      • Deut 25:11-12
      • Genesis 38:8-10
      • Deut 21:18-21
      • Ex 35:2
      • Lev 20:13
      • Isaiah 13:13-16
      • Exodus 21:20-21
      • 1 Tim 2:11-12
      • Col 3:22-23
      • Luke 14:26
      • Deut 22:13-21
      • Isaiah 40:8

      These verses feel like utter nonsense, don't they? We can find thousands of verses like these in the Bible.
      So we are forced to ask a question: Why doesn't a book written by God leave you with a sense of wonder and amazement? If you are reading a book written by the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving creator of the universe, wouldn't you expect to be stunned by the brilliance, the clarity and the wisdom of the author? Would you not expect each new page to intoxicate you with its incredible prose and its spectacular insight?

      Instead, opening the Bible inevitably creates a feeling of bewilderment. Have you ever noticed that? Instead of brilliance, much of the Bible contains nonsense. Several of the topics of the previous proofs, for example where we discussed the Bible's advocacy of slavery, are excellent examples. But they are just the tip of the iceberg. You can open the Bible to almost any page and find nonsense instead of wisdom.

      Why, in other words, is the Bible so useless? Why does the author of the Bible, who is supposed to be God, who is supposed to be all-knowing, know so little? Why is the knowledge of the author limited to the knowledge of the primitive men who wrote the book? If you think about what you are reading in the Bible in the context of an all-knowing God who supposedly wrote it, none of it makes any sense. But if you think about the Bible as being a book written by primitive men like you would find in the remote regions of Afghanistan today, it makes complete sense.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      I am reminded of the lyrics from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar sung by Judas, "If you'd come today you could have reached the whole nation! Isreal in 4 bc had no mass communication"

      February 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
    • DamianKnight

      The reason it seems so thin is because it's absolutely something we are not used to, as human beings.

      Humans at their core are scared creatures. They're insecure. They thrive on knowing something without a shadow of a doubt. They want to be certain. And the reason is because certainty breeds a level of security. That's why people love shows like CSI and want to get into all of the science of this, that and the other thing. Because we want to know. We want to be RIGHT.

      Faith takes us beyond knowing. We have to believe it to be true. That leaves us vulnerable. And that's exactly what God wants, us to be vulnerable. That surrender to vulnerability leaves us open to dependence on Him. He wants us to recognize we can't and don't know it all and that to trust in Him. Once you trust in Him, you don't have that insecurity of not knowing, because you know, God has it all under control. It requires a surrender of control and once you surrender your control to God (not the church, not a minister, not a priest, but to God) you realize, as He said multiple times in the scriptures "I will never leave you nor forsake you." That is the essence of faith.

      This is not to say, don't think. Anyone who tells you not to think is trying to sell you a bill of goods. But at some point, we have to be content that we may not have all of the answers and that's ok, because God does.

      The Bible has a scripture that says, "Lean not on your own understand, but in all ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." I think it's in Proverbs, but I can't recite chapter and verse.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • Samsword

      Perhaps the answer lies in the Tao Te Ching of all places:

      "When the Sage governs, the people
      are hardly aware that he exists...
      ...The Sage doesn't talk, he acts.
      When his work is done,
      the people say, "Amazing:
      we did it, all by ourselves!"

      February 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • Ateo1979

      Leo, "yes it was written after his death, but so is the rest of history."
      History is written in some form or another at the time it happens, not just like, "Oh hey, remember some messiah dude from 30 years ago?" If Jesus were real or even remotely important, the early followers would've jotted down something when he was speaking his mind or healing people. I mean take John Glenn for example as being the first American in space, it was historical, but it wasn't written after his death. Geez, try some critical thinking before posting.

      February 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      DamianKnight
      "That leaves us vulnerable. And that's exactly what God wants, us to be vulnerable."

      And that's exactly what con artists want as well, right? You want God to be real. You're in love with the idea, and maybe a little greedy for it to be true. That makes you an easy mark, as they say. Nobody has to fool you into believing that God is real, you fool yourself because you want it. That's how cons work.

      February 29, 2012 at 12:24 am |
  15. Tray117

    Thank you, Bill, for your common sense and support of Obama. We're not all idiots in this world.

    February 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
    • Suzi Static Shrill

      I think Bill has had extremely intelligent comedy over the years. Most of use can't afford HBO anymore but the lucky few that do can always expect greatness each week when he is on. Keep up the great work. Most people don't get it. Comics make fun of everyone. There are so many things to choose from but Bill picks the things that are the most current and relevant.

      February 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm |
  16. DarkSkies

    Father Spitzer is not a Physicist, he has degrees in accounting, philosophy and theology. Not taking away from his accomlishment, just his credibility as an authority on confirming science with religion.

    February 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  17. DinoF

    The more scientists study, the more they come to the conclusion that God exists. Bill Maher lied on CNN. His opinion is absolutely proven to be wrong. The bible is a history book that tells the truth with no bias unlike Maher. I'm sick and tired of people saying the bible is not truth. But I guess in 2000 years from now, people will reject all the history that we are making now. They will say that Hitler never killed any Jew...Why should they believe that...it's just in a book.

    February 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      If you are a Christian then you necessarily believe GOD killed the Jews and used Hitler to do the work for him. God has a plan for everyone and knows when and how they will live and die. Why blame Hitler? He was just doing God's work.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • Badmon3333

      Ummmmm, yeeeeeah, except that the Bible was written at a time when there was no such thing as modern science — or ANY science, for that matter. People thought the moon was being eaten during a lunar eclipse. The person wrote about the burning bush had no possible clue that it could have been caused by a lightning strike. And anyway, let's just assume you're right, that the Bible is a history book, 100% true. That means allllllll of the other world religions, they're all just wrong? Isn't it just a little bit arrogant to assume something like that? I thought there were a few lessons in the Bible about being humble.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      DinoF, you are just sick and tired you poor thing. Problem is the bible is not truth, it is nonsense. Heck, it is not even the bible anymore it has be changed are re-translated so many times. It is just full of mistakes and contradictions.......oh I am sorry. You must be getting really sick and tired right now. You lay down and rest ok?

      February 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • Yo!

      "The bible is a history book that tells the truth "

      The Smithsonian released a statement saying the bible is NOT an historical book but a religious one.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
    • toxictown

      Ok, so all books are valid as the truth then? This brings up a wealth of new realities to ponder for my new religion. Hmm...

      February 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
    • Jason

      No they dont.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
    • JohnR

      @DinoF Red real science by scientists some time. Quit the crappy Christian apologetics nonsense. More and more scientists have become openly atheistic and fewer and fewer adhere to any traditional religious dogmas.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
    • AmericaIsWeird

      Please cite some examples then, because im getting a whole other set of data.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  18. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    February 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
    • 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 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      Proven. (no need to thank me, like you ever do)

      February 28, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • nope

      nope

      February 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • toxictown

      It won't change the channel. I tried.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things
      Proven.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things
      Proven."

      The experts disagree with you – it has been proven NOT to work. LMAO!

      February 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • Prayer changes things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      February 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things"

      The experts have proven you wrong and lying is a sin.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • Prayer changes things

      Prayer changes things
      Proven .

      February 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things

      Prayer changes things
      Proven ."

      Lying is a sin and the experts have proven it's all a waste of time.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • AmericaIsWeird

      I do agree that atheism is not conducive to the happy-go-lucky period society at large associates with children. It is however the truth, which is more important.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things .

      February 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Prayer changes things ."

      The experts have proven you wrong – it's a waste of time because your god doesn't exist.

      February 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Prayer changes things
      Proven
      Powerful
      Productive
      Persistent
      Pray without ceasing in 2012

      February 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • Ateo1979

      I tried praying away the gas and the resulting flatulence due to a burrito I ate today, but it's not working. I'm still farting up a storm, burning a hole through my chair.

      February 28, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  19. SPA Knight

    Does anyone even listen to anything Bill Maher says?

    February 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • jimtanker

      Sure, he's a funny entertainer. Ever see that show that he did "Religiosity"? That was awesome!

      February 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
    • tallulah13

      Yep. I know a lot of people who enjoy his wit, humor and intelligence. I can see why christians feel the need to insult him, however. Maher is very good at pointing out the silliness of your religion, and you have nothing to defend it with: No facts, no proof, just 2000 year old hearsay.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      I loves me Bill.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
    • JohnR

      I find him shallow and not even half as funny as he thinks he is. But he has skewered some skewer-worthy people in his day, the religious being a prime example.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • JohnR

      I persoanlly find Tim Tebow absolutely loathesome. All good, decent, caring people should.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
    • 0G-No gods, ghosts or goblins

      I hold Bill Maher in much higher regard than any – ANY – religious leader.

      February 29, 2012 at 12:53 am |
  20. jimtanker

    By it's very definition this is true. Religion is nothing but an opinion on how someone hopes that the universe works. Belief without evidence is no way to go through life.

    February 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • SPA Knight

      You should consider reading the book "New Proofs for the existence of God" by Father Robert Spitzer who is physicist from Gonzaga University and a true intellect that discusses how the universe had to be created. There is plenty of evidence out there if you are truly open to the possibility.

      February 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
    • jimtanker

      Right now I'm reading "50 reasons why people believe in God." I'll look for that one next.

      Just read the blub on it and it just looks like a rehash of the cosmological argument and the antropological argument. Is there anything really new in it?

      February 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      Father Robert Spitzer is a Catholic Evangelical and is just as loony and abrasive as any other evangelical.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
    • DarkSkies

      Father Spitzer is not a Physicist, he has degrees in accounting, philosophy and theology. Not taking away from his accomlishment, just his credibility as an authority on confirming science with religion.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • toxictown

      SPA Knight: "There is plenty of evidence out there if you are truly open to the possibility." Umm...this kinda proves his point.

      February 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
    • Oh Yeah

      SPA Knight
      If you are 'truly open to the possibility' as you say than almost anything will appear to be 'evidence' for what you want it to be. The evidence should be allowed to suggest answers, not 'the answer' suggesting what evidence to consider.

      February 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      TCS ... it is not possible to be an evangelical catholic with out twisting the meanings of the word to suit some other purpose. Oh wait you do that already don't you?

      Most evangelicals are trying to proseltyze catholics ...... (that means get them to convert)

      February 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
    • The Central Srutinizer

      ACL
      Why are you telling me this? I think it is weird too. But that is what he is. I didn't make it up.

      February 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • A Candid Look

      Very simply put... he is not truly Catholic.

      February 29, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
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