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With 'Monumental' Kirk Cameron emerges as Christian activist
Kirk Cameron released a documentary in theatres on Friday titled "Monumental."
April 13th, 2012
05:02 PM ET

With 'Monumental' Kirk Cameron emerges as Christian activist

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN)– Kirk Cameron could have joined the ranks of former TV heartthrobs who rode off into the sunset, reappearing only for the occasional reunion show or career-reviving role in a TV drama. Think Ricky Schroder or Scott Baio.

But Cameron, known to millions of Americans as Mike Seaver on the hit ‘80s-era show “Growing Pains,” is carving out a new niche for himself, as an unlikely voice of politically conservative American evangelicals.

Cameron has a new documentary on the faith of America’s founders that arrives in theaters on Friday. He is neither a historian nor theologian, but the film, “Monumental,” shows him consumed with Christianity - and with rage over what he says has been the systematic removal of religion’s role from American history.

The film opens with Cameron sitting on an Adirondack chair in his backyard. Looking straight and silently into the camera, a voice-over of his own voice alerts viewers that the world around him is going to hell.

“There is something seriously sick in the soul of our country,” the voice-over says.

“Don’t worry about the fact the world is going to hell in a hand basket - just get out of the hand basket,” his friends tell him. But Cameron explains that he refuses to listen and instead sets out to make “Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure,” which investigates the debate over America’s soul.

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Over the last decade, Cameron has become the wholesome, boyish face of Christian cinema. He starred in “Left Behind,” the low-budget film based on the wildly popular Christian book series.

More recently, he played the lead role in “Fireproof,” a breakout film that shocked the Hollywood establishment when it debuted in the top 10 in its first week and wound up taking in an estimated $33 million. The film was made by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, for just over $500,000.

Cameron was one of the only professional actors in the film; the rest were congregants from the church.

Along with such popular movies as Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” ”Fireproof” showed the potential for a new market in explicitly Christian films. In the last two years, crossover movies like “Soul Surfer” and “Courageous” have had parallel advertising campaigns targeting churches.

The movement has propelled Cameron back into the spotlight.

“Monumental” is Cameron’s baby. He is its executive producer and its star.

“When I survey the landscape and turn on the news, all signs are saying panic,” Cameron recently said.

“Instead of listening to everyone play the blame game … maybe the best place to look for solutions was to talk to the men and women who built this country 400 years ago and laid the foundations that resulted in a nation that has experienced more blessing and prosperity and strength than any other nation in the world,” he said.

“That launched me on this journey to retrace the Pilgrims and find the sacred sauce.”

In the film, Cameron retraces the Pilgrims’ steps from England to Holland to the New World. He talked to scholars and historians, digging in on the faith of the Founding Fathers.

What he found, he said, is a forgotten historical narrative not taught in schools.

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Those first principles, as Cameron sees them, are spelled out in a scene depicting a large stone monument near Massachusetts’ Plymouth Rock, the spot memorialized as the place the Pilgrims landed.

“Faith in God … produces character, character will produce courage, courage to face the challenges of the day,” Cameron says in the movie, riffing off the Pilgrims’ story.

Cameron teamed with NCM Fathom, a company that streams live events to movie theaters nationwide, like live performances of the Metropolitan Opera and boxing matches, to offer a sneak peek at the film a couple of weekends ago. That debut was emceed by Cameron, featured live performances by Christian bands and was beamed out live on more than 600 screens, grossing $1.23 million, according to NCM and Cameron's publicist.

Kirk Cameron stares at an inscription at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.

The new documentary has faced criticism for its inclusion of self-taught evangelical Christian historian David Barton.

A favorite among evangelicals for his Christian-centric views of the Founding Fathers and his vast collection of historical documents, Barton is heavily featured in the film.

“The reason I went to go see David Barton is because he owns the largest collection of original source documents from the founding era that I can get my hands on and that you can go and see,” Cameron said.

“When you look at those documents it becomes incredibly clear there has been a lot of cherry picking of the evidence done to support a very particular worldview, and that’s the worldview our children are learning in school and it’s not the full and complete historical record because it doesn’t reflect the faith of our Founding Fathers,” the actor said.

In a version of the film made available for screening and in clips posted online, Barton shows Cameron the “Thompson Hot Press Bible,” which Barton said was printed in 1798 and was funded by 12 signers of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, including John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

“They wanted the word of God out to every family,” Barton says in the clip. “If these guys happen to be Christians it makes a lot of sense.”

Barton then picks up a small rare Bible known as the “Aitken Bible.” “The Bible of the Revolution was printed by the Congress of the United States. So Congress printed the first English Language version of the Bible,” Barton said. He goes on to say the Congress said, “This was a neat edition of the Bible for use in our schools.”

Warren Throckmorton, an associate professor of psychology at Grove City College, a private Christian school in Pennsylvania, has criticized Barton’s version of history and Cameron’s films.

About much of the history featured in the film, Throckmorton said, “That’s just not what happened.”

After seeing clips of the documentary, Throckmorton fact-checked some parts.

He said he found that the “Thompson Hot Press Bible” was not funded in total by 12 Founders. Instead, he said, the Bible was funded by a subscription base of 1,200 customers that included 12 Founding Fathers. “The printers funded that Bible, the Founders didn’t fund it. It was a business venture for them.”

As for the quote Barton attributed to Congress about putting the Bible in schools, it actually came from Robert Aitken’s petition to Congress. Aitken was a colonial printer. The Journals of Congress from 1782 shows Aitken completed the Bible on his own and sought the blessing of Congress.

The record shows a report from two congressional chaplains who examined the work, which they praised.

Congress passed a resolution to recommend “this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper.” That resolution did not mention it being put in schools.

“David Barton gets the facts wrong when it comes to these two Bibles,” Throckmorton said. “The facts of the case are stretched and embellished to create a narrative that is misleading.”

Cameron defended Barton’s work. “No one is more guilty of cherry picking evidence than those who bow to the god of political correctness, especially historians,” Cameron said. “Everyone is going to select the information that is important to their thesis. If you’re bent on being politically correct, it’s very easy to fall into that trap.”

Throckmorton noted that he and other critics of Barton’s work hail from Christian colleges and universities.

Early controversy surrounding Cameron's comments on social issues have given the film more media coverage than Cameron could have imagined for a small-budget documentary.

Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last month, Cameron fielded questions about abortion, gay marriage and what he would do if one of his six children came out to him as gay.

None of the topics appear in the film, but Cameron expressed views on same-sex marriage, abortion and homosexuality that are common among conservative evangelical Christians.

Cameron called homosexuality “unnatural,” adding, “I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization."

His comments sparked outrage from gay rights groups like GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The group led a campaign to counter Cameron’s comments with other 1980s TV stars and evangelicals on the other side of the theological spectrum.

GLAAD spotlighted a bevy of celebrities who chided Cameron for his positions on homosexuality, including a tweet from Rosanne Barr, who suggested Cameron was “an accomplice to murder with his hate speech.”

Cameron said his support for traditional marriage is rooted in faith and thinks it should inform policy decisions: “You either believe marriage and human sexuality are sacred or you do not.”

Cameron jokingly described his faith as “high octane” but said he considers himself part of the evangelical Christian tradition. He said he goes to a small nondenominational community church near his home in California, though his publicist later clarified that he is not a member of the church, whose name he would not disclose because of privacy and security concerns.

Cameron said he was caught off guard by the controversy around his comments.

“It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one,” he said. “Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices.”

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Church and state • Religious liberty

soundoff (2,339 Responses)
  1. Voice of Reason

    Non-believers IQ 130 and above Believers IQ 69 and below

    April 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  2. Praetorian

    Evangelical Christianity is the thing which keeps Kirk Cameron from being just another has-been nobody. Just another scam designed to separate 'believers' from as much of their cash as possible, in the name of Christ.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Absolutely. How desperate must he be? Must have a big mortgage to pay...

      It's telling that he's forced to lower himself (as if it's much of a step down for him) to this because his agent can't even get him work on commercials.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  3. Puzzled in Peoria

    If atheists can be "good without God," why so much hate?

    April 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • todd

      because its easy and fun.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      To put an end to the insanity of delusion.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • Rob

      For the same reason Christians feel the need to evangelize everyone. Regardless, those not in the Christian evangelical movement aren't trying to take people's freedoms in the name of "Religious Freedom"

      April 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • sam stone

      because the delusional theists want to codify their religious beliefs into our laws and deny people equal rights

      April 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
    • Cq

      You confuse being critical of ideas and opinions for hate. A lot of us were once believers like you so hating you would be like hating ourselves. That said, I would never want to be that misinformed ever again.

      April 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  4. Mike

    "unlikely voice of politically conservative American evangelicals."

    Why would anybody say that??? Paul killed Christians at one time. Most of the apostles were less than stellar man who abandoned Jesus at the crucifixion. Peter denied knowing Jesus 3 times.....

    April 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  5. Voice of Reason

    christians are an embarrassment to our species.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • Mike

      People who say inane things like that are just embarrassing period

      April 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • Jay Mueller

      I agree that Christians are an embarrassing, as we all are...if we could only live like a real Christian which it calls out in Galatians 5:22..."but the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, against such things there is no law." I am sure you can't argue with having those virtues. Don't look to man he will let you down...but look to Christ as the example we should be.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  6. EndTheHate

    here are some other items from the bible:

    1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I
    may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from
    neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but
    not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

    2. I would like to sell my daughter into
    slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think
    would be a fair price for her?

    3. I know that I am allowed no contact
    with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanness – Lev.15:
    19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women
    take offense.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • todd

      day one create light
      day four create light source

      April 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      EndTheHate,,,,,,,,,,,, ,.

      You're the perfect poster child for the capitalists who silently scurry and scamper about this world of slaves and slave-masteries!

      April 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
    • EndTheHate

      Pipe-Dreamer

      How did you come to that conclusion it is 180 off.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
    • Jay Mueller

      Fortunately, we are no longer under the law as they were in the old testament, but we have been given grace now through faith in Christ. Does that mean we live without law? No, but we are commanded to beyond that and to live by the fruits of the spirit as it says in Galatians 5:22, "but the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against such things there is no law." As for the price on your daughters, let me know what you find, as I am looking to sell too.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  7. Are You Kidding?

    Kirk Cameron is a brainwashed extreme evangelical zealot. His beliefs are far far out there. He is one of a group of dangerous people that would run this country like Iran is run instead it would be the Christian version.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  8. Ssrb

    Same garbage throughout history. I know what God wants so you all need to listen to me.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • Jerry

      Buy a bible and read it with an open heart and you will know what God wants as well.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  9. John1518

    I am not a fan of the movie T1tanic, thus I do not click on news articles about it nor do I post comments mocking and name-calling those who are fans. So why do non-believers feel the need to do that here? I think that, as Pascal said, they have a "God-shaped void" in their heart that they are longing to fill with God's grace, whether or not their pride will allow them to admit it. I would encourage fellow believers to please keep that in mind when replying to their venom and hate speech – God loves them too. We are ALL sinners who desperately need the beautiful gift of grace that God has given us.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
    • E

      so very true!

      April 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      Prove there is a god.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Because thumpers like Russ are intent on bending the world to their views on faith. They are intent on forcing others to give up rights we have under the law. They want to undercut public education by teaching falsehoods.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • thunderkick

      Your God loves me as long as I'm not gay, as long as I don't believe in darwinian evolution, as long as I am not a catholic, as long as I don't exercise thought independent from doctrine, as long as I do, say, and agree with everything you think then I'm okay with your God. Did I miss anything?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
    • Get Real

      John1518,

      Picture yourself in a country ruled by T'itanic fans. They insist that you watch this movie and that you love it at much as they do. They want "My Heart Will Go On" as the national anthem and clips from the movie shown every day to your children at school. Need I continue...? I'll just bet that you would have a thing or two to say about it.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • tallulah13

      I'm not a fan of the movie Ti.tanic, either, but the thing about Ti.tanic is it is not intended to be anything more than entertainment. Kirk Cameron makes no secret that he is trying to evangelize through his movies, making them less entertainment and more propaganda.

      Kirk Cameron has an agenda that many Americans find offensive. If I wish to comment about it, I will. My freedom of speech was guaranteed by the Const.itution of the United States, which was authored by men who understood that the separation of church and state was needed to ensure freedom for EVERYONE.

      I don't have a "god-shaped void". Sorry. You are mistaken.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • John1518

      thunderkick: Yes, you missed a lot. God loves you no matter what. Your sins are no greater than my sins. You are missing the whole point – God gave his son so that we could ALL be forgiven. All we have to do is accept His great gift, and stop living for ourselves and living for Him instead.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • John1518

      Voice of Reason: Can you prove there is NOT a God? Can you prove how the universe formed out of nothing? Didn't think so. I have all the "proof" I need from the amazing things the Lord has done in my life. I accept God on faith, and I have zero problem with that.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I have proof in MY life that magic dragons exist. They have done amazing things for me. Prove they don't exist, John. Thanks in advance.

      April 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  10. Pipe-Dreamer

    Feedings from the fodders of incrementally positioned vanguards of the illusitories' ramparts does ever tender the makings of Life itself! Being nurtured by inclinations of Godliness will never truly quench the thirstiest of allotted sakes! So, 'Go placidly amid the noise and wastes while always remembering the peace one finds in ever finding a piece thereof!"

    April 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  11. Tara

    It's refreshing to see someone like Kirk and his film instead of all the other crap that has come out of hollywood in the last 50 years.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      You need to get some girlfriend.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • BRUCE

      MAYBE KIRK IS GAY. HE IS ALWAYS LICKING HIS LIPS.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  12. Kirkisgay

    May kirk cameron drown in his own blood. May his kids and wife burn alive in a fire. May none of his famly members know any peace. Amen.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • ABS

      why so much hate? can a man state what he believes?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • Mark from Middle River

      This must be the guy who played his little brother on Growing Pains, Jeremy Miller .

      April 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
    • swohio

      And you think evangelical Christians like Kirk are full of hatred? Your hypocrisy is glaring.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  13. Tom

    The first commandment in my religion: Thou shalt not tell me how to live/believe.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
    • Shar

      WOW – TOM – COULD YOU TALK TO BO AND HIS BFFFS'????
      THEY NEED TO HEAR THAT EVERY DAY THEY ARE SUCH
      CONTROL FREAKS.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  14. Jackie

    Kirk sees a way of making money with poor book sales/movies. Even Rev. Huckabee is up set becaus if the success of movies like harry Potter, Twilight and Hunter Games. Kirk and religious leaders demand that the faithful not read those books or see those movies. Well it seems Kirk preaches on thing but does another. He stood proudly with thumbs up as he visited Hogwarts in Floridas Universal Studios and enjoyed his day visiting the witch craft and wizards. Mitt and his team are paying big bucks to religious leaders to get the faithful to vote for a Mormon.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  15. Pipe-Dreamer

    God is no respecter of humanisms' umbrages be they spoken or written! God ever wills the people to make better their ownliness Life! God could ever care less if and/or when ONE turns their back on God! The Gospels themselves have become strewn with falsehoods and bitter tasting amalgamations of indifferings laments! Tiz nowadays way better for one to be at distance from any and all Godly writings! To keep safe inside one's heart-filled soul only the verses needed to find comfort and a way to get thru daily regards is all anyone can do! The challenge to Life is to live it and not fall from it!

    April 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
    • Truth-works

      Sorry pipe-dreamer don't believe that will lead to much good. Been then there done that as many believing Christians have too. Hope you find the truth. Vain human philosophies always come short. By the way it's not about religion it's about relationship. The relationship leads to enlightenment and truth which develops as the relationship develops. Find the creator and he shares the plan. Not your plan, not mine His. Religion is bogus. Jesus is real.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  16. Eric

    It's one thing to believe in god or gods. It's quite another to celebrate and cherish ignorance. Just watch Kirk Cameron and fellow professional idiot Ray Comfort in the youtube video "The Banana: an Atheist's Worst Nightmare" which is so unbelievably ignorant and factually incorrect, on so many levels, it boggles the human mind.

    April 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      And these are the people that want to spread the word and have a christian world.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
    • Toni "Teebow" Barber

      I believe. And my belief reveals that Kirk Cameron is the anti-christ.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  17. will

    The TRUTH will Always be just ..that. Whether you Agree or Disagree , truth will Prevail. How many of so Despratley desire a NEW day from the pit of Life day after day we Work, raise children, and Struggle endlessly to pay bills , most of us, in a world of War ,Violence, Sickness then eventualy OUR OWN demise the GRAVE, how FAST it all Goes.....So Fast...There is HOPE.... give youf Life to Christ.. See IF God IS Real..!!! what have you to LOOSE ,,,you can ALWAYS find sin and despair....b u t when you find the LIVING Spirit of a SAVIOUR you find A Peace in the Storm thats sure and Faithfull.........try Faith ......it is TRUTH

    April 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • todd

      the truth is no one knows, its all ideas and theories.

      April 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      You are exactly 100% correctly delusional.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      @will: Why are so many of you so ignorant?

      April 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
    • E

      In response to Todd who says no one knows and it's all just ideas and theories- I do know. And there are so
      Very many that know as I know- that god exists. He is not political. He does not force his will upon us on this earth. I encourage everyone to walk with him through this life.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
    • Jeff Williams

      """try Faith ......it is TRUTH"""

      If you had truth you would not need faith.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
    • todd

      E- it's something made up by humans and their imaginations because they're scared of death and want answers. Just look at the gods of ancient civilizations and you'll laugh because of how imaginary they sound.

      Believe whatever you want just don't go around pushing it on others like its a FACT.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
    • tallulah13

      The truth is that there is not a single shred of evidence to support the existence of any of the thousands of gods humanity has worshiped throughout history. There is certainly no proof of the god you believe in. That truth is always there, no matter how desperately you want to believe.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • Truth-works

      Will is right!! Check the facts folks.. Countless Christians have, are and will pay with their lives for this truth! Easy for everyone to reply with their opinion and theories, but the rubber hits the road in results. Let's see the peace, purpose, and power to be victorious in this hard life. Most Christians if they have their relation right are not trying to judge anyone, that is God's role. We feel for the lost because we been there. If you don't find the truth you believe a lie. By the way there is a devil and he is the father of lies. If you have not run into the devil in your travels its because your running with him. Been there done that. Thanks for considering..

      April 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  18. Sam

    Come on people...do we still really believe in fairy tales? Believing in gods is delusional.

    April 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • E

      To only believe in what you can see with your eyes is quite delusional

      April 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • todd

      believing ridiculous stories from 2000 years ago is quite delusional

      April 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  19. David

    Kirk Cameron is an ACTOR...Enough said! 🙂 I cringe at even replying to this nonsense of a person.. If you are on Televsion, it is only to make money and Kirk needs to call his old career a GROWING PAIN LOL I talked to Jesus the other day and Kirk was the only one Jesus didn't Love...MIMI

    April 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Mark from Middle River

      Hmm.... tell that to George Clonney and Sean Penn as well. Just actors as well.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Big difference, Piddler: Clooney and Penn are successful, talented actors who don't make money from propaganda films.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
    • JoeMoe

      Religious con men have always said "this is worst of times." Its common for people to be fooled into this idea, because they want to believe they are special...and the time they live in...is the most important time that has ever existed. The fact that Kirk Cameron is on the front page of CNN.com is evidence that people will listen to ANYONE to make them feel special.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  20. smk

    God speaks to the whole humanity through His book Quran..

    “Proclaim, He is the One and only GOD. The Absolute GOD. Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him." [112:1]

    “They even attribute to Him sons and daughters, without any knowledge. Be He glorified. He is the Most High, far above their claims.” Quran [6:100]

    “The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, "Be," and he was.” Quran [3:59]

    “No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. ... [35:18]

    It does not befit God that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, "Be," and it is. [19:35]

    God will say, "O Jesus, son of Mary did you say to the people, `Make me and my mother idols beside God?' " He will say, "Be You glorified. I could not utter what was not right. Had I said it, You already would have known it. You know my thoughts, and I do not know Your thoughts. You know all the secrets.[5:116]

    The Messiah, son of Mary is no more than a messenger like the messengers before him, and his mother was a saint. Both of them used to eat the food. Note how we explain the revelations for them, and note how they still deviate! [5:75]

    (they are condemned) for disbelieving and uttering about Mary a gross lie. [4:156]

    Subsequent to them, we sent Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming the previous scripture, the Torah. We gave him the Gospel, containing guidance and light, and confirming the previous scriptures, the Torah, and augmenting its guidance and light, and to enlighten the righteous. Quran [5:46]

    Thanks for taking time to read my post. Please take a moment to clear your misconception by going to whyIslam org website.

    When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided. Quran [2:186]

    O people of the scripture, do not transgress the limits of your religion, and do not say about GOD except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was a messenger of GOD, and His word that He had sent to Mary, and a revelation from Him. Therefore, you shall believe in GOD and His messengers. You shall not say, "Trinity." You shall refrain from this for your own good. GOD is only one god. Be He glorified; He is much too glorious to have a son. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. GOD suffices as Lord and Master. Quran [4:171]

    (Jesus) As a messenger to the Children of Israel: "I come to you with a sign from your Lord – I create for you from clay the shape of a bird, then I blow into it, and it becomes a live bird by God's leave. I restore vision to the blind, heal the leprous, and I revive the dead by God's leave. I can tell you what you eat, and what you store in your homes. This should be a proof for you, if you are believers. [3:49]

    Every time humanity deviated from this path, God sent down His of prophets (Noah, Ibrahim, Mosses Jesus and Mohammed were among thousands) who carried this single message to the whole humanity (And they all had the highest moral standards). That is the message of Islam.

    April 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • todd

      cool story bro.

      April 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • ryan

      tell us another one.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
    • Voice of Reason

      So this ghost impregnates a virgin and she gives birth to a magical baby boy who does magical stuff to people and then he is murdered and he magically rises from the dead and floats-off to another dimension.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • trf

      Islam is a false religion. Jesus is God. Before the foundation of the world, Jesus was!

      April 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
    • tallulah13

      trf: If you actually look at the evidence, you will discover that ALL religions are false, even yours.

      April 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
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