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Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed in Easter message
April 9th, 2012
01:37 PM ET

Pope calls for end to Syria bloodshed in Easter message

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called for an end to violence in Syria, as well as a renewed peace effort in the Middle East, in his annual Easter Mass message from the Vatican as Christians worldwide marked the holiday.

"May the risen Christ grant hope to the Middle East and enable all the ethnic, cultural and religious groups in that region to work together to advance the common good and respect for human rights," the pope said in his "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and to the World") message in St. Peter's Square.

"Particularly in Syria, may there be an end to bloodshed and an immediate commitment to the path of respect, dialogue and reconciliation, as called for by the international community, he said. "May the many refugees from that country who are in need of humanitarian assistance find the acceptance and solidarity capable of relieving their dreadful sufferings."

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soundoff (79 Responses)
  1. Garth

    I can see Satan is alive and well too.

    April 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  2. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Proven
    Powerful

    April 12, 2012 at 7:08 am |
    • Jesus

      ~It is not powerful at all you've been proven wrong. ~`Prayer doesn’t not change anyting; you are so full of crap and lies. 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! ~,~

      April 12, 2012 at 8:17 am |
    • Alfred E Neuman

      fake Jesus unable to prove its rants

      April 12, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • Jesus

      "fake Jesus unable to prove its rants"

      You're the one that hasn't proved anything regardless of the multiple handles you use. More lies and desperation, proving my posts correct once again.

      April 12, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • Alfred E Neuman

      Prove it.

      April 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
    • Robert Brown

      "Prove it."

      You slipped up a while ago and responded using Alfred instead of "just sayin" we all know you use multiple handles.

      April 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
    • Garth

      Great quotation! Full of truth..

      April 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  3. Guess what?

    The Pope is a pe dophile.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  4. Guess what?

    Jesus was gay.

    April 11, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  5. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Proven
    Powerful

    April 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
    • Alfred E Neuman

      Warning
      Avoid fake Jesus posts as they are infested with non proof virus

      April 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
    • Jesus

      It is not powerful at all you've been proven wrong. ~`Prayer doesn’t not change anyting; you are so full of crap and lies. 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! ~,~

      April 11, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    • Jesus

      "Warning
      Avoid fake Jesus posts as they are infested with non proof virus"

      You are so full of lies and desperation, thanks for continuing to prove my posts correct.

      April 11, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  6. Prayer changes things

    Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things.
    Prayer changes things.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • Asthma is not healthy for children and other living things.

      It makes it hard to breathe.

      April 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • Jesus

      ~`Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. 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! ~,~

      April 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  7. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things
    Prayer, really changes things

    April 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • just sayin

      I prayed for pants...still cannot find them.

      April 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • Jesus

      ~`Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. 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! ~,~ ;-P

      April 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  8. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things
    Prayer changes things.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • Jesus

      ~`Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. 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! ~,~ ;-P ~

      April 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  9. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • Jesus

      ~`Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. 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! ~,~ ;-P ...

      April 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  10. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • Jesus

      ~`Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. 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! ~,~ ;-P "`

      April 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  11. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    April 10, 2012 at 7:04 am |
    • Jesus

      `Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. 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! ~,~

      April 10, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  12. b4bigbang

    I had a great Easter and i am having an excellent day today as well. The weather is warm and sunny, and i just want to thank the Intelligent Designer who is the Father of all the physical laws, gravity, etc, etc.!
    Yep. He set up the universe and we study it with our science and it gives me a sense of awe.

    April 9, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
    • It's like this

      You spent your Zombie Jesus Day right here, posting a post every minute throughout the whole day using all of your many names. You probably set the Belief Blog record for most posts in a 24 hour period, and you certainly got the record for least content in your many many many many many posts.

      If that passes for great, then your life is sad and dreary and very lonely.

      By the way, if you actually knew something about Alfred E. Neuman, you definitely would not choose to identify yourself that way.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  13. Pope On A Rope Soap

    The headline should read "Pope Uses Yet Another Diversion To Try To Hide Priests' Predatory Se-xual Exploitation of Boys"

    April 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
    • NoGodsPleaseWeAreSmart

      That's pretty extreme but you are probably correct in that it probably is a smokescreen to a considerable degree.

      April 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  14. Reality

    Syria- Another Sunni- Shiite conflict i.e. Saudi Arabia vs. Iran?

    A safe and fast solution-

    ONLY FOR THE NEWCOMERS:

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    April 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  15. GodsPeople

    I think the Pope should worry less about Syria (I, for example, could care less, and am perfectly happy with that) and concentrate on cleaning up the Catholic Church, removing it's false doctrines (such as Papal infallibility), and getting it right with the only true Church of Christ (the Orthodox) and with God Himself.

    April 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      And exactly what makes you so qualified to say which is a true church and what isn't?

      April 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
    • William Demuth

      So then who is in charge?

      You I assume? Heir apparent To Jesus?

      Or perhaps some Southern charlatan who preaches on TV to defraud little old ladies.

      April 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
    • GodsPeople

      @HawaiiGuest: History. The RCC broke off from the other 6 (it was one of the original 7 Churches) in 1054 AD. Prior to that split, there was only the Church of Christ, which we know as the Eastern Orthodox. The Orthodox Church, the entire Ministry of Christ, got it's start in Antioch, which is part of modern day Turkey. The Orthodox maintained its presence in the Byzantine Empire, Russia (known I believe back then as Kieven Russ), Armenia, Antioch, etc. The Roman Empire maintained the RCC, and the Bishop of Rome took the mantle of Pope.

      The true Chuch is where St. Peter originally spoke, which is in Antioch. In a cave, actually.

      @William: Nope. Not only am I not in charge, I wouldn't want to be. God and the Bishops are in charge of the welfare of the Orthodox Church, period.

      April 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      And how do you know that your god did not tell those who broke off from the orthodox church? When you have a belief in something that (by the definitions of many religious people) cannot be defined or understood, it is impossible to tell which sect or offshoot is the correct one.

      April 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Well People, if we wnat o revert to the original authorities in the worship of Yahveh, the decision was made 2000 some odd years ago.

      The Jews, identified as the prefered children of God, considered Christ as the savior and summarily rejected him.

      Considering your view point, that seems crystal clear. Benjamin Netanyahu should be determining the future of the Cult Of Abraham.

      Would he not have that right?

      April 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • Nonimus

      @GodsPeople,
      "I think the Pope should worry less about Syria (I, for example, could care less, and am perfectly happy with that) "

      First, the correct phrase "couldn't care less," otherwise you do care at least a little.

      Second, aren't you afraid that you God will smite you for not caring about the "least of his people"? Aren't you suppose to care for all of God's children? What's the matter with you? .... Oh, right.. . religion.

      April 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
    • GodsPeople

      @HawaiiGuest: Because God specifically said not to seperate the body of Christ, meaning the Church, the faithful. God Himself said that the seperation should not happen. The RCC broke off because they got a taste of political control and it seduced them. They followed their own, very ungodly agenda.

      @William: Actually, the bankers, who controlled the majority of the Jewish populace, rejected Him. Fact is, everything He said came true. He said He would be hated. He said the Temple in Jerusalem would fall. He said He would be betrayed by one of His disciples, and taken to be crucified, and He was. His life followed, and fulfilled, every aspect of Judaeic law. Talk to a messianic Jewish rabbi some time. I watch one on TV (there's not one near me to talk to in person.)

      And no, Netanyahu should only be in charge of the cell he'll have in Hell.

      @Nominus: I never claimed to be perfect. My country has it's own issues, my family has issues, everyone has problems. I have to worry about my own first. There's an order of importance. Immediate family. Extended family. Distant relatives. Neighbors. Neighborhood. I think you get the picture.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • NoGodsPleaseWeAreSmart

      GodsPimple,

      It's not going to be easy for you to get its usage right. You're not going to get your peccadillos forgotten for it. There's two 'tu' to your tutu too. There's no 'they're' in their contraction that we're experiencing except if we accept your separate non-reality.

      April 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • Nonimus

      "I never claimed to be perfect.... I have to worry about my own first. There's an order of importance. Immediate family. ... Neighbors. Neighborhood. I think you get the picture."

      And yet you seem very concerned about the Pope's views on Syria, why is that?

      April 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  16. momoya

    Wow. He really went out on a limb on that one.

    April 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
    • Nonimus

      lol, exactly what I was thinking.

      April 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • Nonimus

      "In a abrupt change in policy Pope now says killing is bad."

      April 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Nominous

      No they were not.

      Many parents tried to secure social or political advantage by enroling them.

      While Herr Christer may not have been the driving force, it is an indication of the nature of his family.

      Perhaps if he excommunicated Hitler I might be more lenient, but alas Hitler is still a member in good standing.

      If he got his last rites and repented, the Pope will assure you that Adolph is in heaven with Jeebus.

      April 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  17. William Demuth

    Ah, once again we are lectured on morality by a former member of the Hitler Youth who spent his whole career protecting men who buggered little boys.

    April 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
    • Nonimus

      @William Demuth,
      I'm not a fan of Herr Ratz, but weren't all children in Germany at that time required to be in the Hitler Youth?

      April 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
    • William Demuth

      See above!

      Mouse issues today!

      April 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • Nonimus

      @William Demuth
      "No they were not. Many parents tried to secure social or political advantage by enroling them. "

      I don't know much about the Hitler Youth, but Wiki says he was conscripted (not that Wiki is a great source, but it is often a good start.) Is that not the case?
      "Following his 14th birthday in 1941, Ratzinger was conscripted into the Hitler Youth—as membership was required by law for all 14-year-old German boys after December 1939... "(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI)

      April 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Nonimus

      Tracks are often covered, but between 15 and 20 percent of Children NEVER enrolled.

      If you need a puppet German to lead a cult, at least pick one who had the courage (or the balls) to never enroll

      April 10, 2012 at 8:49 am |
    • Beenthere

      "Tracks are often covered, but between 15 and 20 percent of Children NEVER enrolled."

      If you make those kind of statements, name your sources and back it up.

      The nazi party founded its youth organizations in 1926 and after Hitler came to power in 1933 all other youth organization in the country were either disolved or integrated into the HJ. Starting in 1939, membership was mandatory for anybody between 10 and 18. Children under 10 were not required to join and that can easily account for your 15 – 20 % and then some.

      In the political and social climate of that time, not joining would also make you immediately suspect. It's not that you would forgo "social or political advantages" but rather it would be held against you.

      Besides all that, I have to wonder about the benefits of your argument. Do you want to hack around on some kids? It's not like anybody asked them what they want (you yourself imply that it was their parents that enrolled them). And even if somebody had asked them it still would be wrong to hold them accountable for such a choice. Somebody of that age group does not understand the moral/ethical implications of an organization such as the HJ, which by the way was presented to them as a fun organization of kids that go out camping together and stuff.

      You entire argument is just pointless and devoid of any proper understanding of the times and/or the subject matter.

      April 10, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • Nonimus

      @Beenthere,
      Well said, thanks.

      April 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  18. just sayin

    Would be nice if the Pope stopped supporting child R a p e

    April 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
    • just sayin

      Fraud alert God bless

      April 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
    • just sayin

      God alert fraud bless

      April 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • TruthPrevails

      of course the second 'just sayin' is the wrong one...we all know the real just sayin supports the cult of pedophiles, figuring the sky fairy will be quite pleased and hold a special place in its fairy tale land for it

      April 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • TruthPrevails

      oops not second but first

      April 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • captain america

      If you kept your smart mouth in canada where no one wants it anyway you would look less like an ass hole opening it here. Leave US to US and screw up your own country. There's your sign.

      April 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • just sayin

      I am the real one. The rest are frauds. Mythra Bless

      April 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • just sayin

      Provehito in altum

      April 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
  19. Wallabee Bob Saves The Day!

    Popes sure do a lot of "calling for" but not a lot of doing

    April 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  20. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    April 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Go easy on me today. I am trying to recover from my mental breakdown yesterday, where I posted 754,827,956.82 times on the existence of Jesus story.

      So any of the me's you see today, just sayin, captain america, person of the name, b4bigbang, 1word, and all the rest of the names I use to give the illusion that there are a lot of people who agree with me, give us/me a break. Our/my brane hurtz.

      April 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • Prayer changes things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things. Proven by "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things" an atheist who stole the handle "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things" and used it to post a phony message in the vain hope of discrediting Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things. It didn't work because Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things will be back to post its two wonderful Truths again.
      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things and
      Prayer changes things

      April 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things
      Prayer changes things

      April 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • Nonimus

      "Prayer changes things"

      Apparently not - you're still posting this thing over and over again.

      April 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • just sayin

      Doing good never ends, God bless

      April 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • just sayin

      Doing good means wearing a diaper and acting like Jesus. He is the light and inspiration. God Bless

      April 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • just sayin

      Fraud .

      April 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • just sayin

      I can't find my pants

      April 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • Jesus

      `Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. 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!,. ,

      April 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
    • Alfred E Neuman

      Fake Jesus post

      April 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Fake Jesus post"

      Thanks for continuing to prove Christians like you are liars and my posts are correct because of your desperation.

      April 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
    • Alfred E Neuman

      Fake Jesus, we should be friends. I need you.

      April 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
    • just sayin

      I just had an orgasm. God bless.

      April 9, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
    • Woody

      "just sayin'", It's a well known fact that women who have orgasms are possessed by SATAN!!! Contact an exorcist immediately. The person who posts under "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things" is praying for your full recovery. If your orgasms continue, you'll likely burn in hell forever.

      April 10, 2012 at 7:41 am |
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