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March 27th, 2012
01:41 PM ET

Gallery: Pope's trip to Cuba

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Cuba

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  1. Prayer changes things

    Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things .

    March 31, 2012 at 6:15 am |
  2. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things*

    March 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
    • Jesus

      No it doesn't. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      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.!

      March 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
  3. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    March 29, 2012 at 7:25 am |
    • Jesus

      Lying is a sin, you've been proven a liar over and over again on this blog. A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      Plus don't forget. 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.!

      March 29, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  4. TR6

    The BULLIT PROOF pope-mobile proves the pope knows there is no god, no angelic protection and no heavenly after life.

    When his own life is on the line the pope is just antoerh atheist.

    March 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  5. Payers are a waste of time

    Prayers are a waste of time – Proven truth!

    March 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • nope

      nope

      March 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
    • LOL

      Nope is a dope

      March 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  6. Payers change things

    Payers change things. Prayer does nothing other than waste time.
    Proven.

    March 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Jesus

      ~~Lying is a sin, you've been proven a liar over and over again on this blog. A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested Friday morning...
      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.
      Plus don't forget. 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.!*.

      March 28, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  7. RightTurnClyde

    Everybody go back to sleep. We've had out reckonning with Caribbean dictatorship. Castro is still in and the pop i sout. Go back to sleep.

    March 28, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  8. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    prayer changes things
    Proven

    March 28, 2012 at 7:24 am |
    • Jesus

      ~Lying is a sin, you've been proven a liar over and over again on this blog. A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested Friday morning...

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      Plus don't forget. 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.!*

      March 28, 2012 at 10:50 am |
    • Payers change things

      Payers change things. Prayer does nothing other than waste time.
      Proven.
      ~

      March 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  9. err

    The Pope took a couple of days off to visit the rugged mountains of Alaska for some sight seeing. He was cruising along the campground in the Pope Mobile when there was a frantic commotion just at the edge of the woods.
    A helpless Democrat, wearing sandals, shorts, a "Save the Whales" hat, and a "To he-ll with Bu-sh" T-Shirt, was screaming while struggling frantically, and thrashing around trying to free himself from the grasp of a 10-foot grizzly.
    As the Pope watched in horror, a group of Republican loggers came racing up. One quickly fired a 44 magnum into the bear's chest. The other two reached up and pulled the bleeding, semiconscious Democrat from the bear's grasp. Then using long clubs, the three loggers finished off the bear and two of them threw it onto the bed of their truck while the other tenderly placed the injured Democrat in the back seat.
    As they prepared to leave, the Pope summoned them to come over. "I give you my blessing for your brave actions!" he told them. "I heard there was a bitter hatred between Republican loggers and Democratic environmental activists, but now I've seen with my own eyes that this is not true."
    As the Pope drove off, one of the loggers asked his buddies, "Who was that guy?"
    "It was the Pope," another replied. "He's in direct contact with Heaven and has access to all wisdom."
    "Well," the logger said, "he may have access to all wisdom but he doesn't know squat about bear hunting! By the way, is the bait holding up, or do we need to go back to Massachusetts and get another one?"

    Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/alaska/663017-pope-visits-alaska-joke-campground-place.html#ixzz1qP7lXBMT

    March 28, 2012 at 6:03 am |
  10. Payers change things

    Payers change things. Prayers do not.
    Proven.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Prayer changes things

    Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things,

    March 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    • Payers change things

      Payers change things. Prayers do not.
      Proven.
      ~

      March 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  12. Andrew

    Slide 19 caption "church is neither rejected nor embraced despite the presense of tens of thousands of Catholics on the island" ??? Do the math CNN.............60+% of the population are catholic.....that's 7 million out of 11.5 million people.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  13. Couagarouta A.

    Since all else has failed now they 'll read the instructions and allow human ingenuity, education and initiative for business and profit to prevail? Safeguarded that is, without any returning to Batista times possible. Is that what His Holiness is going to insinuate among greetings and wishes? It certainly seems so.

    March 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
  14. just sayin

    where are all my cats?

    March 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm |
  15. Beauty

    Here is a beautiful picture of the pope (omit space before com)
    http://​promoteliberty.files.wordpress.​ com/2011/12/​308685_10150345906628493_512568​492_8075487_1198277

    March 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • Brad

      Why does the pope have to look beautiful?

      March 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  16. SS

    When are we going to arrest this pope? For crimes against humanity.. Small childrens lives destroyed because of this liar. Actually, the catholic church is a lie. Arrest the pig.

    He's an old s–e–x freak in a dress, ruby red shoes and ruby red hat, who for some reason hates others who are gay.

    March 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • Kalessin

      Hmmm...you're one of those guilty till proven innocent types.

      March 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • Must see the beauty in the pope

      Not at all, just enough info that he needs to be arrested and tried.

      March 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • just sayin

      The pope is the one in white

      March 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  17. Better Captions For The Photos

    1. Look out, little girl! Popeferatu is going for your throat!

    2. Popeferatu thinks his throat looks tasty too

    3. Photo of Popeferatu's private blood bank

    4. These tarps should keep the blood and gore from staining the stairs

    5. Posters of Popeferatu's favorite kung fu position against stake attacks

    6. "Come inside, tasty children! It's a fun house, really it is! Want some candy?"

    7. Those crosses won't save you from Popeferatu!

    8. The undead do their blood-flower ritual march

    9. The morning sacrifice boy is surrounded by undead minions, and cannot escape. The priests in attendance have big smiles of satisfaction on their faces – the Vatican claims it is just a coincidence.

    10. The dark symbols have descended upon Cuba

    11. A poster of the Pope reminiscing about his old army salute

    12. "Is this where the silly hats contest is being held?"

    13. Men in dresses – it's a Jesus thing

    14. A coyote-ugly woman wonders why Mary would be white when she was born in the Middle East, why Mary would be wearing fancy European renaissance-era clothes when she was a poor peasant in the Middle East, why Jesus is white too, and why she is praying to an icon when the commandments forbid that.

    15. A Cuban man's reaction to finding out that Catholicism has returned to screw up his homeland.

    16. CNN's photographer is a 7-year-old with a cheap Teletubbies disposable camera. Which is why badly composed, meaningless photos like this are published.

    17. Photo of the alter upon which Popeferatu will sacrifice all the children he can get his fangs into.

    18. Even in an impoverished place like Cuba, Christian architechute is incredibly tacky

    19. Random pointless picture – CNN's photographers were incredibly drunk on Mojitas when they shot these dull photos

    20. Yet another photo that shows they should have sacked the photographers after #13

    March 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  18. jeannie

    I am a Cuban American. I still have family living there currently. I know that most Cubans practice an African based religion disguised in Catholic saints names. The island itself is as hipocritcal and schizophrenic as the Pope! Yes I said it!

    March 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • Kalessin

      Dang...that was rude.

      March 27, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  19. hippypoet

    picture number 2 looks like an old man about to touch a little boy!

    picture number 7 shows the true worth/purpose of the catholic church!

    and let me just say that there are many cubans who look very poor....the pope arrives in silk and leaves the people in there poverty! disgusting behavior for a man of god!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
    • Kalessin

      Thank goodness your opinion means very little.

      March 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • hippypoet

      it will always matter to me more then any other – no sh!t dum.b.a.ss!
      however my opinions aren't opinions all the time – they are observations, something you could do only if your eyes were open. And btw, the last part about the pope wearing silk, going to a poor nation and leaving it just as poor as when he arrived is not only an observation but truth! deal with it like you do a cold and starve your ignorances away with knowledge!

      March 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • HEAVENBENT

      HIPPY YOU'RE AN IDIOT

      March 28, 2012 at 1:58 am |
  20. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    March 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
    • SS

      you need a good therapist.

      March 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
    • Jesus

      Lying is a sin, you've been proven a liar over and over again on this blog. A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested Friday morning...

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      Plus don't forget. 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.!

      March 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
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