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April 8th, 2012
09:37 PM ET

Your take: Comments on Jesus deniers

Our story on a small cadre of authors challenging the existence of Jesus Christ drew almost 5,000 comments on Easter Sunday, with some upset that we did the story, others objecting to its publication on Easter, and plenty of others defending the article and the run date and debating the merits and implications of the debate.

Of course, most comments had nothing to do with our story, revolving instead around the debate about legitimacy of religion itself.

A sampling of the criticism:

Easter on CNN

You've gone too far.

While I am an advocate of spiritual exploration – by atheists to disprove or by the faithful to validate – running an article questioning the very core of a religious belief system on a holy day is indelicate, to say the least. Will you question that Muhammad received the word of God, running similar articles during Ramadan? Or on Yom Kippur, draw on conjecture to argue that the Book of Life is for fools?

This is not journalism. This sensationalist pander.

edeveryday

I would like to see if CNN would dare run a story saying that Muhammad was a "myth" on the Muslim' s holiest holidays and that Abraham was a "myth" on the Jewish holidays. Go ahead CNN and give it a try and see what happens.

rbsrs

Every Easter?...I mean why a negative story every Easter?? It has become a running joke.

ANGRY AT CNN!!!

CNN: IF YOU READ THIS GO TO HELL FOR YOUR ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIGOTRY THIS EASTER SUNDAY!!!!

Many other readers took aim at the critics:

JHC

To those who are insulted by this article,

If your faith is so weak that it cannot stand up to being looked at from an objective, historical, evidence based perspective, then this article is the least of your problems.

nomdefaitour

It is ironic that so many christians are "offended" at a dialogue about religion sponsored by CNN instead of greeting the opportunity to express their views. Perhaps they are shamed that we all know they are surfing the web when they should be worshipping on Easter Sunday.

Others weighed in on the merits and upshot of the debate over Jesus' existence:

JBOO

I do not doubt that a man named Jesus existed, and that he probably did preach about God. But I believe he was no different than any cult leader today that preaches about their own religious beliefs and gains a small number of followers. The difference with Jesus is that Christianity was already more wide spread, and the general population was very uneducated and easily influenced by a great orator. Do I actually believe their is a God, and Jesus is his son? No. But I'm sure the man existed.

Keith

It is actually more reasonable than not to conclude that Jesus was an actual living person. Whether or not he was "the Christ" is the only worthwhile point of debate. Regardless, many of the teachings of Jesus are worthy of people to take to heart whether they are Christians or not. As an agnostic, I take those things that are wise from any and all religions, and leave behind those things that are destructive.

gimmeslack12

I don't care whether he really existed or not. It's his story that never happened, at least the son of god part and dieing and coming back to life stuff. What matters to Christians is that he is a support system that is able to take the blame for all the bad stuff in your life so that you can move past them and continue living.

I was thinking about it the other day, and I think Jesus really is a great thing, because it allows people to psychologically take pressure, grief or guilt and remove the effects of anxiety and pressure that those feelings create. On the flipside it possible allows someone to conjure up Love by themselves.

I think Jesus is a psychological whipping boy for all things that people don't have or can't (don't want to?) deal with. So I think atheists and non-Christians (heck, maybe Christians themselves) are missing the point about the importance of Jesus to some people.

The Twitter conversation over the article was mostly complimentary:

@JoshTheLink

Interesting debate from CNN's site about whether or not Jesus was a real person: https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/07/the-jesus-debate-man-vs-myth/?hpt=hp_c1

@CommonDescent

CNN asks: Did Jesus exist? https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/07/the-jesus-debate-man-vs-myth/?hpt=hp_c2 Honestly, this is a topic I don't know much about. I'd like to learn more.

@TTCNews

CNN interviews two Thoughtful Christian authors for this intriguing question–Craig A. Evans... http://fb.me/1idvhPxXD

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Easter • Jesus

soundoff (2,443 Responses)
  1. GoodLuck

    "If people were to study Christianity and compare it to others, they would find that Christianity is the most righteous religion out there," as my history teacher in college once said . Not everything in the Bible is exactly correct, ask any priest and he will be sure to answer that question for you. Also for all you atheists i hope someday you will find someone to believe in when your at the worst point in your life.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
    • OhPlease

      "Also for all you atheists i hope someday you will find someone to believe in when your at the worst point in your life."

      It's called believing in yourself and knowing you're strong enough to handle it. You don't need a god for that or to love who you are, you've been brainwashed by your cult.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • Phosphorus

      The best person to believe in is one's own self. If one should have reverence for a being, it should be our own being.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
    • Claude Gothic

      Well, isn't that special!

      April 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
  2. GE in MD

    In my opinion, the Christ story is one of the greatest fabrications (conjob) in the history of mankind – perpetrated by the greatest salesman (or con-man, if you will) who ever lived – we know him as Saul of Tarsus. There may have been a Jesus or there may not have been – it's irrelevant to the con job.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  3. Beam

    Wow..the article itself makes me think CNN does really do this just to get a billion comments...that is sad and really lowers my respect for this news site...:(

    April 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
    • Allen

      More of CNNs self-serving bs. The media has no spine they will talk down christians and jews, but if a muslim complains they retract the story or put Muhammed in a bear suit.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
    • Freethinker Seeking Reason

      All religions are cults. Get over yourself.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  4. lightbearerusa

    My take is from the Dead Sea Scrolls, in that the Essene community and its messianic similarities to the Gnostics and the New Testament, remove the originality, uniqueness and ultimately the divinity, of the Jesus story.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
  5. He Has Risen Indeed!

    I'm a follower of Christ and appreciate that Jesus is being discussed. Religion can be tied to tradition which can dilute the truth. The truth is that Jesus was God on Earth. He proclaimed He was God which is recorded in the New Testament (The Bible has the most manuscripts of any ancient writing we have and is the closest time wise to the original) So either He was God, or completely insane. He cannot be just a "Good Man". Also, His tomb was empty. There were guards put around the tomb which took their jobs very seriously. The stone would of taken many men to move. Not to mention that there were witnesses. Hundreds of witnesses. The Letters in the Bible say to ask the witnesses because at that time they were still alive. The Apostles of Jesus who had their entire lives shaken when Jesus died, had a revived faith when they saw Him alive. All but one were put to death for their faith. When given the chance to say they didn't believe they were martyrs for their faith. I pray that people would open their hearts and minds to the truth of Jesus. I know churches, church leaders, religion, traditions can all get in the way of the truth. That to be saved we need to be in a personal relationship with the RISEN ANDLIVING JESUS! He has Risen Indeed!

    April 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
    • Ashrakay

      All hail Thorazine!

      April 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
    • World citizen

      All you know, is what was written over the course of nearly 3000 years by numerous non-descript people and then compiled into one book of writings at the discretion of "whomever" actually put the books into one binding. Speaking as though you know first hand because you witnessed it just dissolves any credibility you think you have.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
    • Hadenuffyet

      Ashrakay...why the need ? Why?

      April 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
    • lazyace

      Amen!!

      April 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • Robert

      It's time for people to take a step back and think about our history. Even now with our printing press and media we all still don't get all the facts, people mislead the real truth. Here the church had full control over what was written, covered up many real facts through out history. You can't take the Bible as the absolute truth the history of humans proves we still can't get it right. The church was corrupt and powerful back then capable of terrible things, they have proven to be untrustworthy so I don't believe the witness story or anything else written in a book that is so full of contradictions and parts that have been found to be over written by scribes. You have to be a complete idiot to buy into it but hey people still bought into the idea that Iraq had WMD's.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  6. Montreal

    Why do nonbelievers always target Christians? There are millions of Hindus who believe in nonsense gods, Muslims who worship a pe.dophile, Sikhs who worship God, fundamentalist orthodox jews etc. ??

    April 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
    • NorCalMojo

      Because they know Christians are tolerant. It's safe.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
    • Ashrakay

      I for one am an equal opportunity offender.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
    • JT

      Because here in the US you Christians are the majority and the oppressors who are constantly trying to force us all into your ideal theocracy. If Muslims were the majority then they would be the focus.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
    • WASP

      @montreal:if any other religion was to knock on my door, or stop me going down the sidewalk or stand in the subway tunnel yelling at people about "the good word" or "have i been saved" or telling me because i'm an atheist " that they want to pray for me" i would be busy telling them the samething i tell the bothersome christians........mind your own business. it's only the christians that feel the need to bother me in my happy little life. until other religions take it upon themselves to get in my cross hairs, they are safe.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
    • Claude Gothic

      OK, they're all idiots!!!
      Except for Buddhists who stay close to the original teachings and don't treat Buddha as a deity.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  7. NorCalMojo

    It was pretty low class to run the story on Easter. Other than that, I don't think many people take it too seriously. Bashing Christianity has become pretty cliche. It's background noise now.

    If they did one questioning the existence of Mohammed, that would be interesting and newsworthy.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
    • GE in MD

      I can't think of a more a more appropriate and effective day to run such a story.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
    • Freethinker Seeking Reason

      Background noise? America is more secular than ever, with the latest Gallup poll showing one third of the population now self-identifying as non-religious. Ignore the truth all you want, but the days of theocratic rule in America must come to an end.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
    • NorCalMojo

      Oh, I'm not a Christian. I'm an agnostic observer. In fact, when I was an adolescent, about 25 years ago, I was saying the same sort of thing you are today. It wasn't even that original back then.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
    • NorCalMojo

      I just noticed your tag. It cracks me up that you think you're a free thinker. THAT is funny.

      You're a freakin' cliche serving leftovers.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  8. World citizen

    Folks of religion have the right to worship and believe as you wish. In the US, your right to do this cannot be taken away. However, that does not give you the right to shove it down my throat and belittle me because I don't believe in fairy tales and folklore.

    Whether you like it or not, people will continue to evolve. In that evolution those same people will continue to learn that the myth of the Jewish Old Testament and the bed time stories of the Christian New Testament are in fact myth and bed time stories.

    This is not the 18th century and the ghost stories used to scare people straight in the past simply won't do the same trick for a modern society based on research, higher learning and fact.

    The fundamentals of the belief system cannot be denied. Treat people with respect and live a good unselfish life. I don't believe anyone will deny that is the measure of a good person. Don't spoil that belief system with the hypocracy that tends to coexist with the faith. I'm not a bad person because I don't believe, I'm a free thinker.

    Christian mythology is just a radical as Islam. The only difference is, most civilized countries have laws preventing man from carrying out the mythic wrath of God.

    Signed
    Born and raised in the Mid-Western United States and proud to have a mind of my own.....

    April 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  9. Mehoo

    Question..... why didn't Atheists do anything when "in god we trust" was put up as official motto?!

    April 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
    • Ashrakay

      We also didn't complain when the days of the week were named after Norse gods, and the planets after Roman gods. The better question might be, why don't christians say anything about that. They just seem to accept that we are a nation that pays tribute to Norse and Roman gods everyday.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
    • JT

      Because we were demonized and called communist traitors by you Christians and would lose our jobs and lives if we protested.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
    • Claude Gothic

      They were all being held in dungeons and tortured by priests at the time.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
  10. Falcon

    Everything we see today has a cause.
    Everything that caused what we see also has a cause.
    In theory, these causes could be traced as far back as the origin of life.
    The origin of life then, must have been caused by one of two things:
    A. Random (accidental, meaningless, unintelligent), blind forces from an infinitely occurring universe.
    B. An infinite, intelligent higher power.
    If option A is chosen, one has no basis for right or wrong, and there is no purpose to life, as it's all random anyway.
    If option B is chosen, one must figure out who/what this higher power is and what it wants from us, (if anything) or live in fear.
    It's an important decision to make. Seek the truth.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
    • Claude Gothic

      People of intelligence define the purposes in their lives.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
    • GE in MD

      >> If option A is chosen, one has no basis for right or wrong, and there is no purpose to life, as it's all random anyway.
      Option A is horsecrap. It does not follow. Right/wrong in asocial context can be inherent in the nature of social groups (animal – including human) as much as the laws of physics and chemistry describing the behavior of matter. Purpose in our lives is what we humans choosse to make of it. A directing higher power is unnecessary.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
    • WASP

      @falcon: i take option one.
      atheists don't require a punishment/reward system to be good people. christians require eternal life to be good people and they fail most of the time. i know of racists that are christian and they still think they are going to heaven. lmfao christians require a hell for all they don't like to go so they feel better about themselves. the reason i'm a good person is two reasons.
      1) i want to set a good example for my child.
      2) it makes me feel good knowing i don't have to be nice and kind hearted for any reason other than i choose to.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
    • Falcon

      I personally chose Jesus, and am open to discussion on the matter.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
    • Falcon

      Claude: Yes. It would be to each his own, with no standard for everyone. Intelligence would help clarify goals, to be sure.

      GE: The Philosophy of History would reveal these laws of behavior for people, were it not for the free will of each to do as he wishes. People all behave differently, and there are multiple varying laws from society to society, depending on who is in power at the time, but nothing constant. Non-living matter does not have the potential to change its behavior if you make a law about it; people do.

      WASP: The problem I would say you face is how to define "good". You say you want to be a good example, and atheists can be good people, but what is "good" without a permanent standard? Merely subjective.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
    • Freethinker Seeking Reason

      Option A, please; minus your absurd conclusions; plus the evident evolved secular morality that governs our laws; plus the innate desire to effect positive change for betterment of society and ourselves that gives us purpose.

      Yes, that trumps Option B and any and all delusional sky fairies each and every time. If you were caught constantly talking to an imaginary friend, eventually you would end up in a psychiatric ward. Religious psychosis isn't much different.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
    • Falcon

      Freethinker: I think you miss my point. The words you used, "morality", "positive", and "betterment" cannot have meaning in a random universe. Those terms would all become relative from person to person. They would be subjective. Blind forces acting accidentally do not create lasting morality or a standard by which to measure what is "positive" or "better". No one random chemical reaction or accidental collision can be "better or worse" than another if everything that exists is accidental and random. Your posts may make more sense to people on a liberal blog than mine do, but who is to say that you are right and I am wrong? If all is truly rooted in randomness, then our views are both equally meaningless and invalid, and someone who says otherwise does so ultimately because of the same randomness, making their opinion invalid also.

      People live their lives as if there really is a right and wrong, because, deep down inside, we all know there is.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      @Falcon

      We are social animals, all of our ancestors lived in groups, and these groups could not have survived or thrived without some sort of understanding that doing things for the betterment of the group not only gives it a better survival rate, but also gives the individual a better survival rate, as well as better standing within the group. Morality is an evolutionary imperative for creatures like humans.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  11. † In God We Trust †

    atheists (Don't deserve to be writing with capitalized 'A') have CNN faith to comfort themselves with.... 🙂

    April 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • Godfrey

      I knew Christianity had talking donkeys and giants and magic snakes – I didn't realize it also had trolls.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
    • Mike

      Yes, I'm sure your invisible sky daddy taught you that people who question its (it doesn't deserve a capitalized, gender based, pronoun) existence don't deserve much of anything.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Wahhhhh! Whatever WILL I DO!? I don't deserve to be capitalized!!!

      You are a complete idiot.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
    • hippypoet

      Dumb, Dumb, the poopers son
      Loves to drink black men's c–u–m.
      Drinks before and after bed
      because there's nothing in her head.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I guess I left a mark on you, poor thing.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Yes I do! I'm actually a pr-os-t-i-tu-t-e. I do it for a living because I'm too stupid to do anything else to support my 18 half breed kids from different baby daddies.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Awww. I'm touched that my little shadow was so affected by my posts it had to resort to such silly tactics.

      Really, sweetie, it's useless for you to pursue me this way. I'm married, honey. Go find another.

      April 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
  12. lazyace

    In reply to Snow:

    I remember what my mother said 40 years ago.

    She said ,"Beware of people with the name Snow."

    They will BS you. :>)

    April 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
    • Ashrakay

      You need not look further than your local reverend for a snow job.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      or me for a cheap b-l–o–w job

      April 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  13. Yo

    I want to answer the question, Dose Jesus Exist ? please check the following links:
    http://www.holyfire.org/eng/velich.htm
    and check these videos too to believe in yr eyes too.
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=holy+light+jerusalem&oq=holy+light+&aq=0&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=youtube.1.0.0l10.1309.5094.0.6931.15.15.2.3.3.0.157.889.6j4.10.0.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  14. Muneef

    [And mention] when the angels said, "O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ].3:45

    He will speak to the people in the cradle and in maturity and will be of the righteous."3:46

    She said, "My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?" [The angel] said, "Such is Allah ; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is. 3:47

    And He will teach him writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel 3:48

    And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], 'Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers. 3:49

    And [I have come] confirming what was before me of the Torah and to make lawful for you some of what was forbidden to you. And I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so fear Allah and obey me. 3:50

    Indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is the straight path." 3:51

    http://quran.com/3
    ---
    As you can read he The Prophet & Messenger of GOD was given all the permission to do miraculous wonders of things by GOD the Creator of Universe and all Beings

    April 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
    • Marc Perkel

      There is no such think as god so make what you say sort of meaningless.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
    • Ashrakay

      Sorry Muneef, As an atheist I can tell you the only group going to get less respect on this blog than atheists are muslims.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
    • lazyace

      My God's name is God, and my saviour is Jesus Christ.

      You need to ask CNN (The religion authority) about Alla and Mohammed.

      They may try to tell you that Alla and Mohammed may never have existed in the same way that they bashed Jesus.

      Please forgive them.

      They know not what they do.

      Peace.

      .

      April 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  15. Marc Perkel

    Christians need to get on board with the Evidential Reformation and embrace reality. Reality changed my life – it can change your's too!

    April 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
  16. AJFR

    First a disclaimer...I am a Christian!! And I have no problem with debating this any day and that includes Easter. Everyone has faith in something! Some in their own hability, some in the "all mighty dollar", some in God and Jesus. I chose to believe the later and through his teachings not feel offended with CNN choice of topic and day despite that choice being quite cowardly. You see CNN chose the day because they know that at best Christians will pray for them but they would never have the guts to defy political correctness and challenge the birth of Prophet Mohammed, or the Content of the Koran, or Induism!! For as long as I live I will keep believing in what I CHOSE to believe and one day we will all know for sure if I was right or wrong in the choice I made. If I was wrong no harm done, I just lived a life trying to be honest, respect my fellow human beings as Jesus teaches. However if I am right God help those who thought me wrong!!! I for one will not take that risk!!!

    April 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
    • Jon

      Well, I hope you're right. It would be a massive pity if you just wasted your life following something that didn't exist. But then again, if Islam or any other religion in the world is right, you are not going to look forward to your afterlife. Man, I hope that Heaven is worth risking it.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  17. bosefasaurus

    Come on people, Easter was not originally a Christian holiday. It is a pagan holiday. Even today, the reckoning for the day on which it falls is based on the pagan holiday of Ostara. Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after Ostara. Ostara is March 20th. The full moon was last Friday, hence Easter was Sunday. Time to get down off of your pedestal your religion has made for itself and realize that you're also subject to the same criticisms that people like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson have lambasted toward other religions on televsion for years. It is very healthy to have to question your beliefs. You will come away from the introspection much stronger.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
    • wrob

      The problem is there are a lot of impressionable readers out there. Posting an intentionally provocative story only to feed existing biases isn't responsible journalism. If CNN decided to resurrect the issue of "blood libel" in an article that gave equal consideration to both sides of the "argument", it would be making a statement.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
  18. Mr. Logic

    We are animals people wake up! We don't even know how are brains work exactly. So how could we know where we came from? Come on! We are clueless animals. I cannot believe how strong the human imagination is, it's incredible. Belief in any religious book is ridiculous to me. We are in the begining of an age in discovery and technology. We will look back at this time on earth and realize religion did not keep us together but delayed us to be something more. I wish one day people would stop being satisfied with god and more about questioning the idea? We need new philosophers not businessman. A church is a business btw. I also wish people would stop spending there money building churches and places of warship. Why not use your money to stop world hunger. Stop global warming (ITS REAL!!!!). Stop war. Help this earth and stop driving your BIG SUVS TO CHURCH. CLEAN UP THIS PLANET. HOW ABOUT WE TRY AND DISCOVER MORE AND NOT JUST BELIEVE WE ARE ALONE. HOW ABOUT WE INVEST IN SCIENCE AND NOT RELIGION. MONEY WONT MAKE YOU GO TO HEAVEN. HOW ABOUT WE FIX PROBLEMS IN THIS WORLD WITH HUMAN ACTION AND NOT PRAYERS. I PRAY PEOPLE WILL STOP BEING LAZY AND GET OUT THERE AND MAKE A CHANGE. PRAYING WONT CHANGE ANYTHING ONLY GOOD ACTIONS WILL.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
    • Mr. Logic

      I didnt mean to say i pray but i want.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
    • el rancho

      Mr. Logic. Your second sentence is a fact. Therefore,
      everything thereafter is not. Seems you should figure
      out your brain before you solve the world's problems.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
    • WASP

      @logic: give it time. reasoning and logic has always won out over supersti.tion and mythology. it just takes longer at other times to get to that point. keep working hard to make small changes and others will follow..........eventually.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
    • Freethinker Seeking Reason

      Using social media like this is a start to breaking the spell of religious indoctrination, but it's tough when the major news media keeps giving privileged religions respect they never earned. As much as I applaud CNN for doing this story, the blowback from the nutters hopefully won't scare them off from telling the truth in the future.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  19. Chingus

    CNN used to be good. Now it mostly just sucks.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  20. Jesus is the Almighty God

    Jesus alone is Lord!

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rPvrXoIVl0&w=640&h=360]

    April 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
    • Phosphorus

      Jesus is about as much a Lord as was Horus, Mithra, Apollo, Sol Invictus, and Helios. About the only power Jesus has left is to be a mildly obnoxious bumper sticker that draws attention on the road.

      April 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
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