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April 16th, 2012
05:02 AM ET

Belief Blog's Morning Speed Read for Monday, April 16

By Laura Koran, CNN

Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and around the world. Click the headlines for the full stories.

From the Blog:

CNN: Unlikely spiritual pilgrim walks 70 miles from frat house to shrine
Andrew Domini’s feet were blistered and bloodied. He could barely walk by the time he finally made it to a pink marble church and crawled the last 90 feet to a quiet shrine tucked into the corner. As he paused a couple of weeks ago in front of the wooden coffin that held the remains of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and prayed, the 19-year-old said he finally felt at peace.

Kirk Cameron released a documentary in theatres on Friday titled "Monumental.”

CNN: With 'Monumental' Kirk Cameron emerges as Christian activist
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.

Enlightening Reads:

Catholic News Service: As a man grows older: Papal milestones prompt celebration, speculation
Pope Benedict XVI's 85th birthday, April 16, and the seventh anniversary of his election, April 19, are obviously occasions for wishing the pope well and reflecting on the events of his reign thus far. Inevitably, however, these milestones also prompt speculation about what Vatican officials and observers refer to diplomatically as "papal transition."

The Guardian: Far-right anti-Muslim network on rise globally as Breivik trial opens
The international network of counter-jihadist groups that inspired Anders Behring Breivik is growing in reach and influence, according to a report released on the eve of the Norwegian's trial. Far-right organisations are becoming more cohesive as they forge alliances throughout Europe and the US, says the study, with 190 groups now identified as promoting an Islamophobic agenda.

The Christian Post: North Korea: Persecution Watchdog Launches Prayer Event on 'Day of the Sun'
As North Korea plans a national celebration for the 100th birthday of the late Kim Il-sung on Sunday, Open Doors, an international Christian ministry which serves persecuted believers, is mobilizing Christians around the world to participate in a day of prayer.

The Washington Post: Young Catholic women try to modernize the message on birth control
Ashley McGuire, 26, of Alexandria is part of a movement of younger, religiously conservative Catholic women who are trying to rebrand an often-ignored church teaching: its ban on birth control methods such as the Pill. Arguing that church theology has been poorly explained and encouraged, they want to shift the image of a traditional Catholic woman from one at home with children to one with a great, communicative sex life, a chemical-free body and babies only when the parents think the time is right.

Quote of the Day:

It was like an inspiration that came from my heart. I had no trouble writing it because it came to me in a very spiritual way.

Official papal portrait artist Natalia Tsarkova on her birthday gift to Pope Benedict: a children’s book that she wrote, in which the pope is a main character.

Today’s Opinion:

CNN: My Take: Catholics bishops against the common good
Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," gives his take on the American Catholic Bishops’ recently released statement, “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty.”

CNN: My Faith: Raising religious (but not too religious) children
Author Laurel Snyder writes about speaking honestly to her children about religion.

Join the conversation…

CNN: After contraception controversy, Catholic Church announces 'religious freedom' campaign
The Roman Catholic Church announced a major campaign Thursday aimed at bringing attention to what it said were growing threats to religious liberty in the United States, including the pending White House rule requiring health insurance companies to provide free contraceptive coverage to employees of Catholic organizations.

- CNN's Laura Koran

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soundoff (139 Responses)
  1. Teh Ranter

    So where's my rights? Nowhere. I have no rights. I will gladly die to escape this planet full of psycho-batsh!t-crazy fuucked up primates, but until then I have to put up with all kinds of abuse and crap like that.

    If I was a god, I'd either exterminate all life when it is clearly so fuucked up, or I'd create a species worthy of life.
    On this planet, we have neither.
    And yes this is just me being spitting-mad angry because violence is clearly the only solution for putting an end to the batsh!t crazy fuuckers who use all their energy and resources to get up in my face and my life instead of working on themselves and doing something to fix themselves.
    Only death and violence will stop them. And since they are pieces of sh!t, they don't deserve any more life as far as I'm concerned.
    I'm not doing anything but voicing my angry frustrated opinion even though I advocate violence for certain types of people, so anyone who wants to make "seek help" noises can go fuuck themselves. Your sort is the type who needs death.
    I'm not going to do it. I'm not quite desperate enough right now. I still have something to lose.
    When that changes, I will at least be killing myself to get the fuuck out of living with you pieces of sh!t. I may take some of you with me into death, but at least I'll be doing my best.
    Which most of you do not bother to do. It's not your fault, just as my situation is not my fault.
    Nevertheless, only death and violence will stop the worst of you. May it happen to you pieces of sh!t soon as possible.
    Fault makes little difference here. There is only the crazy and sane. I'm not crazy, just angry to the point of wishing death on as many pieces of sh!t as possible. That's just a healthy thing to do, since we are not allowed to seek actual solutions anymore. The pieces of sh!t running this planet are too powerful because of weak-minded crazy sh!ts who are too busy, greedy, and easily distracted to actually do anything effective to stop the insanity.
    Everyone is going to die. It just won't be happening to the sort of extent that would give me any hope whatsoever.

    April 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
    • sam

      Damn.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • trollfart

      u mad?

      April 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
    • Jack Handey

      No, tell us how you REALLY feel!

      April 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • just sayin

      I am confused, so are you upset??????????

      April 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
    • Steev

      I'm voting for this guy/gal for President. This is clearly someone who wants real CHANGE and HOPE.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • Leo

      Ranter, I agree this world is a stinking mess!! Man has made a mess of things trying to run this world their way.. Eventually we will nearly destroy everything.

      Matthew 24
      3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

      4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

      9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

      Then he continues later with

      21 For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22 Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • Ting

      It's amazing how a few Bible verses can make everything all better.

      April 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
    • John

      Ranter,

      Im sorry that youve experienced such hardships amd are feeling this way. I agree that the world is a mess and many people are only out for themselves. Have you tried volunteering at a local charity? From my experiences that is where you find the good in people and it will help you see a different perspective. I myself am a Christian and have found peace and love through Jesus Christ (beware of many of the false teachers, etc out there) however Im sure you dont want to be preached to. I hope that you can eventually find peace and can find the good in things before its too late. I will be thinking of you and I hope things turn around. In my personal experience you wont find that peace in other humans, but its something that only God can bring. We all experiemce terrible things in life, however they can also be great learning experiences if we allow ourselves to learn from hardships. Again, Im sorry and I hope things get better for you.

      April 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  2. Atheism is not healthy for stupid people and other total morons

    Stupidity changes things.

    Proven hourly.

    April 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
    • Science saves

      Jesus kills

      April 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
  3. William Demuth

    Perhaps salmonella in the host explains the madness in this forum today?

    Rancid holy water?

    Something is bringing out the Jeebus freaks in all the glorious gibberish one could pray for!

    April 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • Leo

      William, this is a belief blog?? what do you expect to find Atheist's?

      April 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • sam

      It's tax time. Everyone seems to get their crazy on this time of year.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  4. Atheism is not healthy for goat testicles and beans

    Prayer changes things

    April 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Jesus

      Prayer doesn’t not; you are such a LIAR. 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 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • Ooops

      Yo Jesus dude. Might want to look at that name again. Forest 811 Onan is the one below it.

      April 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Yo Jesus dude. Might want to look at that name again.."

      Yo moron, you might want to read what's under it again and why I posted. Duh! Plus when using Atheism in the title followed by and insult, they your brain is a bean.

      April 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
    • Leo

      J- Your a Blasphemer, and you clearly don't have a clue of what you are posting....

      People read in the Bible that God will deliver us anything we ask for in a heartfelt prayer. This view of prayer is a childish and man-centered way of thinking. God is not a gumball machine: we cannot just pop in a quarter (prayer), turn a crank, and receive a gumball (the answer). There are a few prerequisites.

      Marshall Brain’s website asks us to pray the following prayer:

      Dear God, almighty, all-powerful, all-loving creator of the universe, we pray to you to cure every case of cancer on this planet tonight. We pray in faith, knowing you will bless us as you describe in Matthew 7:7, Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:24, John 14:12-14, Matthew 18:19 and James 5:15-16. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

      There are a few things that must be noted about prayer before continuing with this discussion that our friends at this website have neglected to factor into their test.

      First, there is an obedience component. Look at Job 22:27: “You will pray to Him, He will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.” Or “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Ps 37:4). What about Psalm 66:18? It says, “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.” Consider Proverbs 28:9: “If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.” Proverbs 15:8 and 15:29 say that “The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases Him” and “The Lord is far from the wicked but hears the prayers of the righteous.”

      http://weknowgodisreal.wordpress.com/2007/12/13/proof-1-try-praying/

      April 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      @Leo

      So your proof of prayer is some quotes from a book. Sooooo compelling.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
    • just sayin

      HawaiiGuest

      @Leo

      So your proof of prayer is some quotes from a book. Sooooo compelling.

      >
      Yes their proff is in what men wrote. lol but their faith is not in man. lol

      April 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      Those who continue to assert that god exists have yet to prevent any kind of evidence that would hold up to even the most basic scrutiny.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • sam

      Uh oh, the B word has been utilized! Blasphemer!! Shit just got real. All we need now are some lolcats and we're set.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • Leo

      This is an explanation that God is not our butler, nor should he be tested. How foolish for faithless people who are actually against God to claim God does not answer prayer... why would he?? Now if the want to turn to him and change their heart I know he will listen.

      Everyone wants to see God before they are going to believe, yet the Bible is clear that it is the workmanship of God that we are to recognize which he provides to us in three ways.. Creation, The Scriptures, and when we believe a relationship.

      The funny thing is I don't know a single Christian that has never had a prayer answered, sometimes the answer is no, but very often when asked with the prerequisites stated God answers and provides better than we ever wanted.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
    • HawaiiGuest

      meant to say "present".

      April 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
    • just sayin

      "Your a Blasphemer"
      >
      Sorry but that is just funny,,,so 15th Century.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • Over It

      Leo: "I don't know a single Christian that has never had a prayer answered, sometimes the answer is no,"

      Strange - that's the same thing that happens with wishing upon a star.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
    • Leo

      1st Century... Revelation 16 just before Armageddon..

      April 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
    • YeahRight

      "1st Century... Revelation 16 just before Armageddon.."

      The bible has been proven not to be an historical book so no worries mate, your quoting a bogus religious book.

      April 16, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
    • Leo

      I wasn't very clear... it was written 1st century and has yet to be fulfilled.

      April 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  5. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things!

    April 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • Jack

      How thought provoking. I've never heard that before. Are you new here?

      April 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • Jesus

      More lies. Prayer doesn’t not; you are such a LIAR. 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 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
    • just sayin

      Yes it do! God bless

      April 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  6. Pipe-Dreamer

    "Pre-determinations are indicative resolutes and not withstanding are the depths' resonations!" What once was will ever so be! What one sees outwardly is it not seen inwardly? Where is this place at where visions of Life become our body's end-game for visions? The "brain yards" of quraks and gluons and positrons and electrons and all likenesses that science does dictate about are all parts of the human body are they not? Again I do ask, "Where is this place at where visions of Life become our body's end-game for visions?" Are we but not a singularism of mini-nuclearized particles flailing about in random fundamentals of physics' practicalities? Let Go! Let God alone! He is so very busy keeping all things apart and parted from each other's particalized practicalities!

    April 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • YeahRight

      Pseudo-intellectual posts like this reveal so much about the poster don't they.

      LMAO! LOL!

      LMAO! LOL!

      LMAO! LOL!

      April 16, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  7. Atheism is not healthy for my goat and monkey

    Prayer changes things.

    April 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • J.W

      Prayer doesn't not change things. Therefore, it must change things.

      April 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
    • Jesus

      Prayer doesn’t not; you are such a LIAR. 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 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • just sayin

      I am stupid. Really stupid. I have no life. I post here hour after hour, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. I say the same thing, word for word, over and over. Because I am very stupid.

      Occasionally I say things like call 811 in an emergency, because I am stupid and stupid people have their own emergency number.

      Stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I have a lot of different names here, but I keep saying the same thing in all of them, so it makes no sense for me to change names. But I am stupid, so I think it is clever. I am even so stupid that I sometimes call myself Forest Gump, a stupid character, and I am doubly stupid because it is actually spelled Forrest Gump.

      I am one tall stack of stupid.

      I am two scoops of stupid with stupid sauce on top, and nuts on top of that.

      Stupid.

      April 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • just sayin

      Oops forgot to send out an Avoid fake Jesus ALERT.
      ALERT
      AVOID FAKE JESUS. God bless

      April 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Forest Gump

      Stupid is as stupid does
      Stealing a name then using it to argue a point? = Really stupid.
      Stupid is as stupid does

      April 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • just sayin

      I wear depends and dance around like Jesus. God Bless

      April 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • Abraham lincoln

      Some people violate the right to free speech by impersonation and intimidation. f-uck them.

      April 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • Stupid People forget to capitalize "Lincoln"

      Some stupid people impersonate Abraham Lincoln when they get mad at people who impersonate people. It is also common for very stupid people to claim that their freedom of speech was violated when no limit was placed on their speech, and in fact they are so incredibly stupid that the "violation" is actually a protected form of free speech called satire, and the stupid person is actually trying to impede that free speech when they think they are championing free speech.

      Oh, what a tangled web stupid people weave when they try to think!

      April 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • Jack

      In order to violate free speech, you have to be impersonating a real person. Unless it can be proven that a particular handle can be identified by the public as a specific person (name, ssn, etc.) it does not violate free speech. But who cares, don't let it bother you. It's usually obvious when someone is just trolling under someones name. Just ignore it and post something worth discussing.

      April 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • Modmon

      Jack, you don't know jack about free speech. Impersonation has nothing to do with it at all.

      April 17, 2012 at 3:16 am |
  8. Pipe-Dreamer

    The "man-made church'd structures" do not make the Kingdom of God! It is of one's body where the buildings of God can be found out and in all truth made said, our bodies are the Kingdoms of the Gods' buildings! I say this becuase I have seen the writings of attainable knowledge to all regarding the innerness of our bodies! Inside our body-buildings are innumerable cellular structures not unlike or no different than the stellarized structures in outward regions of the Great Celestial Cosmos! God's outter-most garment may well be the allness of "celestiality" but God's inner domains are the stomping grounds of Godly Beings we will never ever truly know of in our presnet days timeline(s)! I say this because; for us to "carry on" we need to turn our eyes away from devotionalisms of religious singularisms and make ways to centralize our combined interests for the well-being of all humanists and their humanisms potentials!

    April 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  9. Pipe-Dreamer

    Crying eyes do sometimes reveal the most tenderness of wasy and issues bereavements beckonings. Teras of joy are healthy and tears of embittern' unpleasentries cannot be fathomed nor should they be outrightly repulsed. God may so love the silence of whisperings more than the unpleasentries of "demandasionalisms"! Anguish and sullentries are a heart's most repulsive to otherly humanists but to God, they are of his most rooted foundations! We need to find revolutions against heartlessness and seek the heart-felt people who ever do cherish Godliness and their Godly ambitions! Let Go Let God!

    April 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  10. Pipe-Dreamer

    The main jist of living one's Life is to ponder Lfe's living ways! Whether one is religiously devoted or atheistically inclined, the road to death's gates are ever to be! The settlements of living is an arrangement not to be made void of Life's abundancies! Humanists will ever linger "awhiles" in their humanisms of concernments! Our physicalities ever condones one to the fleshly desires! While the eyes of the mind do wrestle and jostle about with physicalities, the heart throbbings of soulfulness' desires shall always be strewn! ne's decisiveness should be wagered ever so slowly and never thrusted about!

    April 16, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • YeahRight

      LMAO! Thanks for making me laugh so hard on a Monday morning. LOL! LMAO!

      LOL! LMAO!

      LOL! LMAO!

      LOL! LMAO!

      LOL! LMAO!

      April 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  11. J.W

    To non-believers, Do you ever question your non-belief? Do you think it is a possibility that anything supernatural actually exists, even if it isn't necessarily the God of the Bible?

    April 16, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • Primewonk

      Why? You mean llike if someone sends me a youtube link to a gaggle of puppies romping in a meadow under a rainbow – I'll all of a sudden think there is a god?

      Um, No. Gods are supernatural. They exist in the supernatural realm. Thus, to those uf us in the natural realm, gods are irrelevant.

      April 16, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • J.W

      It was just a question dude. I didnt say I was trying to prove anything to you.

      April 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      No honest person will say with 100% certainty that it is impossible for any god/supernatural ent.ity to exist because we simply can't know, just as you can't say with 100% that a god/anything supernatural does...thus the terms gnostic and agnostic (pertaining to knowledge). Personally until I see evidence for something I don't tend to accept it, thus my Atheism.

      April 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • J.W

      I think every believer has doubt at some point in their life, even if they will not admit it. It is hard not to doubt things that you cannot know for sure.

      April 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
    • waitasec

      yes. if there was a god, there is no way god is even concerned about who we sleep with, if we work on the 7th day, if this land belongs to a specific race of people or if we are to treat one another with respect... those are the things we concern ourselves with.

      April 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      I question it sometimes. Usually when I wake up in the middle of the night after having taken 1 too many benadryl to help with insomnia. No joke. But in the end I just can't accept something is true without having seen it. I like to think of the answer as resmbling Schrodinger's cat. If there is a box in front of you, there could be many different things in the box. You won't realy know what's in it until you open it, so what's the point of guesing? Based on the size of the box you might even narrow your list down to a small set of posibilities, but you still don't know. Maybe somebody tells you what's in the box, maybe they are lying, maybe they don't actually know either. Either way it is not necessary that you make a decision as to what you "think" is in the box.

      April 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
    • J.W

      I think I can agree with that waitasec. I think in the days when books like Genesis were written perhaps who people slept with may have been more important, because the human race needed to procreate so it would not die out. Those rules probably do not have relevance today in my opinion.

      April 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
    • cold hard facts

      I know God personlly and directly there is no question in me that God is real or not.. I know by the experience that God said he woud give you if you asked him... 🙂
      Now I do question him a lot on somethings... I call him out on some things .. so for me it's most of the time why or why not?? 🙂 🙂 There are many many Christians who might fall into the stony ground category in Jesus's parable of the sower..repeated three times in the gospels.... hence their importance for understanding is paramont...especially in a country like ours which has began to challenge Christians more... stony ground Christians are those who get offended in persectuions ...that's easy to be in america because of the pride factor and humiliation is a no go for most Americans of today..

      April 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
    • J.W

      Yeah actually I think that the box is a good analogy when it comes to gods. The box could contain one God, many gods, one main god and several demigods, or it could be an empty box. The box may be completely wrapped in duct tape and almost impossible to open, but you can look at the size and shake it just to try to get a more educated guess, but everyone who sees the box and feels it has a different idea.

      April 16, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
    • J.W

      Sometimes I will call God out too. When I was a little kid I probably didn't really think about hell, but when I heard that concept more I was like "God you are a total a- hole for doing that if that is what you do." lol

      April 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • just sayin

      J.W. why would I question something like that? It has no impact on now or my future. I do not fear men and women ranting you must believe in my God or perish. If there is something out there then great. I am not losing sleep over it. A true God would not rely on cavemen to speak on their behalf. If a God or Gods wish to come forward then great...lets have a party.

      I am Agnostic.

      April 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  12. Pipe-Dreamer

    Justified are the delusionalists in their crooning "ventaged" soothsayings against the eye minded rather than the eyes' minds! Commonalities venture forth and are righted "forthward" always in the lights lime-of-bittered sweetness from the peanuts' galleries of nutiness! The declarings of selfish & decidedly fruitiness of clamoured ventrilquists who amke mockeries their daily ambitions are of the fools' fooleries of fool-heartiness! Mock ye then God and God will not be moved! Spit upon God and God will never sway! Challenge your God and He will not bet! Let God Let Go of God's Will for Christ's sakes!

    April 16, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • YeahRight

      “Justified are the delusionalists in their crooning "ventaged" soothsayings against the eye minded rather than the eyes' minds! Commonalities venture forth and are righted "forthward" always in the lights lime-of-bittered sweetness from the peanuts' galleries of nutiness! The declarings of selfish & decidedly fruitiness of clamoured ventrilquists who amke mockeries their daily ambitions are of the fools' fooleries of fool-heartiness! Mock ye then God and God will not be moved! Spit upon God and God will never sway! Challenge your God and He will not bet! Let God Let Go of God's Will for Christ's sakes!”

      A big word used correctly, but unnecessarily, has the effect of making you sound pedantic. So continue with your bogus use of words, poor grammar which is blinding you to the fact that your ego is revealing your stupidity and delusional state.

      April 16, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      Disgruntled becoming the unrighteousness renditionings of verboeness and in rancidities' lamentations do the dogs waggle and waddle upon dribblings of their ownliness fruits! Tiz a shame really it is! Anguish that is,,,, mixed with the beings of disgruntalisms makes the heart bitter and as such does age, the tempests' tea pots will most enduringly boil over until it is either moved off the burner or boiled down to where there is no more issues left to boil down leaving the tea pot dry to the bones!

      April 16, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • YeahRight

      LMAO! Thanks for making me laugh so hard on a Monday morning. LOL! LMAO!

      April 16, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      Who believes they hear the voice of god? Not Atheists! Hearing voices and seeing things that do not exist tend to fall under the category of delusions and in some cases schizophrenia.

      April 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      The "practicalities of nominalisms" are of a retreatists' renderings whereby and from they do the most clamourings either for or even against the liberty's beels!

      April 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  13. AGuest9

    A 3D non-equilibrium Green's function which takes Poisson into account and proves self-consistence with the use of discretized space would be a viable semester project for the summer, if you wish to do a 3 credit self-study project at the 500- or 600-level. I will expect a written proposal to submit to Dr. Chang n/l/t Friday the 27th.

    April 16, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • AGuest9

      Damn Windows

      April 16, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  14. Rainer Braendlein

    Reality

    • The moderators of this blog have set up a secret forbidden word filter which unfortunately not only will delete or put your comment in the dreaded "waiting for moderation" category but also will do the same to words having fragments of these words. For example, "t-it" is in the set but the filter will also pick up words like Hitt-ite, t-itle, beati-tude, practi-tioner and const-tution. Then there are words like "an-al" thereby flagging words like an-alysis and "c-um" flagging acc-umulate or doc-ument. And there is also "r-a-pe", “a-pe” and “gra-pe”, "s-ex", and "hom-ose-xual". You would think that the moderators would have corrected this by now considering the number of times this has been commented on but they have not. To be safe, I typically add hyphens in any word that said filter might judge "of-fensive".

    • Make sure the web address does not have any forbidden word or fragment.

    Sum Dude routinely updates the list of forbidden words/fragments.

    Two of the most filtered words are those containing the fragments "t-it" and "c-um". To quickly check your comments for these fragments, click on "Edit" on the Tool Bar and then "Find" on the menu. Add a fragment (without hyphens) one at a time in the "Find" slot and the offending fragment will be highlighted in your comments before you hit the Post button. Hyphenate the fragment(s) and then hit Post. And remember more than one full web address will also gain a "Waiting for Moderation".

    And said moderators still have not solved the chronological placement of comments once the number of comments gets above about 100. They recently have taken to dividing the comments in batches of 50 or so, for some strange reason. Maybe they did this to solve the chronology problem only to make comment reviews beyond the tedious.
    Zeb’s alphabetical listing

    o “bad letter combinations / words to avoid if you want to get past the CNN "awaiting moderation" filter:
    Many, if not most, are buried within other words, so use your imagination.
    You can use dashes, spaces, or other characters to modify the "offending" letter combinations.
    ––
    ar-se.....as in Car-se, etc.
    ba-stard
    co-ck.....as in co-ckatiel, co-ckatrice, co-ckleshell, co-ckles, lubco-ck, etc.
    co-on.....as in rac-oon, coc-oon, etc.
    cu-m......as in doc-ument, accu-mulate, circu-mnavigate, circu-mstances, cu-mbersome, cuc-umber, etc.
    cu-nt.....as in Scu-ntthorpe, a city in the UK famous for having problems with filters...!
    do-uche
    ef-fing...as in ef-fing filter
    ft-w......as in soft-ware, delft-ware, swift-water, etc.
    fu-ck......!
    ho-mo.....as in ho-mo sapiens or ho-mose-xual, ho-mogenous, etc.
    ho-rny....as in tho-rny, etc.
    jacka-ss...yet "ass" is allowed by itself.....
    ja-p......as in j-apanese, ja-pan, j-ape, etc.
    ji-sm
    koo-ch....as in koo-chie koo..!
    nip-ple
    pi-s......as in pi-stol, lapi-s, pi-ssed, therapi-st, etc.
    pr-ick....as in pri-ckling, pri-ckles, etc.
    ra-pe.....as in scra-pe, tra-peze, gr-ape, thera-peutic, sara-pe, etc.
    se-x......as in Ess-ex, s-exual, etc.
    sh-@t.....but shat is okay – don't use the @ symbol there.
    sh-it
    sl-ut
    sn-atch
    sp-ic.....as in disp-icable, hosp-ice, consp-icuous, susp-icious, sp-icule, sp-ice, etc.
    ti-t......as in const-itution, att-itude, ent-ities, alt-itude, beat-itude, etc.
    tw-at.....as in wristw-atch, nightw-atchman, etc.
    va-g......as in extrava-gant, va-gina, va-grant, va-gue, sava-ge, etc.
    who-re....as in who're you kidding / don't forget to put in that apostrophe!
    wt-f....also!!!!!!!

    There are more, some of them considered "racist", so do not assume that this list is complete.
    -–
    Allowed words / not blocked at all:
    anal
    anus
    ass
    boob
    crap
    damn
    execute
    hell
    kill
    masturbation
    murder
    penis
    pubic
    raping (ra-pe is not ok)
    shat (sh-@t is not ok)
    sphincter
    testes
    testicles

    The CNN / WordPress filter also filters your EMAIL address and NAME as well – so you might want to check those

    April 16, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  15. Pipe-Dreamer

    The avenues of dailiness livings ever are the riddlings' venues of lingering protrusions toward economical conditionings ever raising rates of salutations' lamentings!

    April 16, 2012 at 10:43 am |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      Ever into the lowest and the most abundant are the many! While the natures of its' naturalisms do ever nurture themselves inside of their tedious renderings that are ample enough toward benefisciaries for their wanton creed and creedences! Heavy is the ladled heart and burdensome are the yolks of reasoned soundnesses!

      April 16, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      Searching ever the mind's eye to reason the eye's minds will never be realized by many en mass!

      April 16, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  16. Pipe-Dreamer

    Even the disbelievers have honor and creedences and they so much do abound in their rather rancid indivisiblities! They clamour about with much regularisms upon the backs of the religiously rational and even still, the unwaiverable commodities proclaim the yet unleavened in their bread-baskets of Faith! Those who dare challenge the otherly will never ever right that which is wronged and of faithlessness! To do so does one to only vent their own bitternedness and is never ever truly worth one's efforts! Therefore, die, ever to try, while never knowing why, yet always buy in the good bye!

    April 16, 2012 at 10:16 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Where's the Idiot Translator Ring? Someone else have it?

      April 16, 2012 at 10:26 am |
    • MarkinFL

      I think the message is that unbelievers as believers in the "un" must dwell with the fruit bats of faith. So, clearly, the faith proclaimed by the mesmerized is not as too the unlikely belief of the condescending on the slippery slope of despondency. Rather, the hom.onym for brake is break and so braking your faith is breaking faith with those moving forward precipitously!

      Now do you get it? Pretty clear really.

      April 16, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • YeahRight

      “Even the disbelievers have honor and creedences and they so much do abound in their rather rancid indivisiblities! They clamour about with much regularisms upon the backs of the religiously rational and even still, the unwaiverable commodities proclaim the yet unleavened in their bread-baskets of Faith! Those who dare challenge the otherly will never ever right that which is wronged and of faithlessness! To do so does one to only vent their own bitternedness and is never ever truly worth one's efforts! Therefore, die, ever to try, while never knowing why, yet always buy in the good bye!”

      Nah, we have more intellect than you have and don’t need to make up bogus words so that our ego can feel justified in its own stupidity. People like you have to come up with lies of bitterness so that you don’t have to look yourself in the mirror and acknowledge your delusional state.

      April 16, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      MarkinFL,,,,,,,,,,,, ,.

      Clarity in truth's visionarialisms are a visionary's only mechanisms' of needfulness! To Be and to not be are the determinations of one's indelibilities! Though the mind is weak their hearts are strong! Give therefore their jsuted fruits and may God show mercies and kindness upon the Allness with no specialities recognized nor claimed! God is like that does one not know?

      April 16, 2012 at 10:59 am |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      TeahRight,,,,,,,,,,,, ,.

      Even the "boogeymen" makes up their ownliness vocals and "vocabularianalisms"! No one person not social organisms have cornered the markets on words nor words' phraseologies! You (YeahRight) are as a disgruntled amulet of despocisms' rather mundanes but regularly to be appeased for your charming witticisms! Tally Ho!

      April 16, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • YeahRight

      “Even the "boogeymen" makes up their ownliness vocals and "vocabularianalisms"! No one person not social organisms have cornered the markets on words nor words' phraseologies! You (YeahRight) are as a disgruntled amulet of despocisms' rather mundanes but regularly to be appeased for your charming witticisms! Tally Ho!”

      Ah, another stupid of a reply because of your bruised ego can’t handle the fact you are being called out on your bogus use of words and poor grammar, further proving your delusional state.

      April 16, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • Pipe-Dreamer

      TheOrgan Pipes Voice of Revelations

      Seek ye the mind's eye! Find ye then the eye's mind! Once there, stay a while! Bleeding hearts do throb for heavily weighted undulations of ever to inwardly revolve with not much whimpered bitterness and they will even and always proclaim them not their deadenedness sarcasms. Search your vents of one's vintage-aged rationale! Hunt down the lying shames and rid one's self of zealotism! Corner ye the markets before others have their will to blindingly stake a claim via their shallowed integrations! Ride high amidst the banyon tree's branches! Ever careful and ever mindful and ever conceited ye be while ever in denial are the unbelievers' eyeing minds!
      April 16, 2012 at 9:50 am
      Even the disbelievers have honor and creedences and they so much do abound in their rather rancid indivisiblities! They clamour about with much regularisms upon the backs of the religiously rational and even still, the unwaiverable commodities proclaim the yet unleavened in their bread-baskets of Faith! Those who dare challenge the otherly will never ever right that which is wronged and of faithlessness! To do so does one to only vent their own bitternedness and is never ever truly worth one's efforts! Therefore, die, ever to try, while never knowing why, yet always buy in the good bye!
      April 16, 2012 at 10:16 am
      Clarity in truth's visionarialisms are a visionary's only mechanisms' of needfulness! To Be and to not be are the determinations of one's indelibilities! Though the mind is weak their hearts are strong! Give therefore their jsuted fruits and may God show mercies and kindness upon the Allness with no specialities recognized nor claimed! God is like that does one not know?
      April 16, 2012 at 10:59 am
      YeahRight wrote, "Nah, we have more intellect than you have and don’t need to make up bogus words so that our ego can feel justified in its own stupidity. People like you have to come up with lies of bitterness so that you don’t have to look yourself in the mirror and acknowledge your delusional state."
      April 16, 2012 at 10:56 am
      Even the "boogeymen" makes up their ownliness vocals and "vocabularianalisms"! No one person nor any social organisms have cornered the markets on words or words' phraseologies! You (YeahRight) are as a disgruntled amulet of despocisms' rather perturbing mundaness but regularly are you to be appeased for your charming witticisms! Tally Ho!
      April 16, 2012 at 11:10 am
      Justified are the delusionalists in their crooning "ventaged" soothsayings against the eye minded rather than the eyes' minds! Commonalities venture forth and are righted "forthward" always in the lights lime-of-bittered sweetness from the peanuts' galleries of nutiness! The declarings of selfish & decidedly fruitiness of clamoured ventrilquists who amke mockeries their daily ambitions are of the fools' fooleries of fool-heartiness! Mock ye then God and God will not be moved! Spit upon God and God will never sway! Challenge your God and He will not bet! Let God Let Go of God's Will for Christ's sakes!
      April 16, 2012 at 11:26 am

      April 16, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • YeahRight

      LMAO! You are so pathetic and to get this kind of laugh going on a Monday is priceless. LMAO! LOL!

      April 16, 2012 at 11:37 am |
    • lunchbreaker

      Fun fact: If you search "visionarialisms" in google, you get one result, the page you are looking at now.

      April 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  17. Rainer Braendlein

    Bigotry (a real burden for the mankind)

    All false religions are bigoted. The members of false religions, at least those of them, which take seriously their religion, love only members of their own religion or people, which they want to convert.

    This nasty behaviour you find among Catholics, Muslims, Anabaptists, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, false Protestants, etc..

    The problem is that the false religions see Grace as their PROPERTY. As soon as you have joined their religion you participate in infinite Grace, which dispenses you from correct behaviour in daily life.

    Let us take the Islam as an example:

    Sura Al-Fatiha (Sura 1):

    1 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
    2 Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds,
    3 The Beneficent, the Merciful.
    4 Master of the Day of Judgment,
    5 Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help.
    6 Show us the straight path,
    7 The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.

    The first Sura sounds even Christian (Allah is called merciful), but let us consider that this is not the only Sura of the Koran.

    The whole context of the Koran makes it clear that the first Sura is related only to Muslim believers. Allah is merciful and gracious only towards Muslims or people, which want to convert to Islam.

    This bigotry could be endured, if Islam would mean love and righteousness in daily life (a true Christian shall be full of love and righteousness to everybody independent from belief, color, nationality, status, etc. in daily life). Regretably a good Muslim is yet a Muslim, which keeps the 5 pillars of Islam, independent from practical love and righteousness:

    – Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad;
    – Establishment of the daily prayers;
    – Concern for and almsgiving to the needy;
    – Self-purification through fasting; and
    – The pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are able.

    The 5 pillars of Islam have not much to do with rightousness, excepted almsgiving (whereby, I would like to know, if a Muslim would give alms to a poor Christian, or if he would regard his poverty as a curse of Allah?).

    The mean trick of all these is that you become a participant of grace yet by keeping the 5 pillars, independent from your daily behaviour. You may think like this (if you are a Muslim): I have tried to convert my workmate to Islam, but he refuses. He is now under the wrath of Allah, who will throw him into hell finally. Why should I love this nasty disbeliever, which is not loved by Allah? Why should I give him any good hints and advices? Why should I talk with him? Why should I be concerned about his security? Why should I help him, if he is in need? Allah doesn't love this infidel individual, hence I am allowed to hate him too.

    The same att-itude have got Catholics, Anabaptist, Mormons, etc..

    They keep certain rituals of their believe and by that they are participants of infinite Grace, which allows them to treat their infidel fellow human beings, which they regard as disbelievers, very ill. They feel not obliged to show love and rightousness to their fellow human beings.

    How works a true Christian, in contrast:

    A Christian knows that at Judgement Day he will get judget according to his works. Only if he has lived a life of love and rightousness he will finally enter heaven. A Christian loves everybody, independent form belief, color, nationality, status, etc.. He loves people, even if they are no Christians and even if they don't want to become Christians. A true Christian doesn't regard God's Grace as his property, but shares it with his fellow human beings. The Christian sees always himself as that one, who is required by God to behave correctly. A Christian oversees the sins of his fellow human beings and behaves friendly and kindly despite their sins (of course, if people harm one another, the Christian has to intervene and to stop the wrongdoer).

    Yet a true Christians will hold on to the truth and confess it to everybody:

    The gospel: God, the Father, delivered God, the Son, for our sins and raised him from the dead for our justification.

    The man, who believes that and gets baptized (or remembers his infant baptism), will receive the power of the Holy Spirit to love his fellow human beings and to behave righteous.

    April 16, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • waitasec

      jesus was an elitist.

      April 16, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  18. Pipe-Dreamer

    Seek ye the mind's eye! Find ye then the eye's mind! Once there, stay awahile! Bleeding heart throbs for heavily weighted undulations of ever to revolve with not much whimpered bitterness to proclaim them their deadenedness sarcasms. Search your vents of one's vintage-aged rationale! Hunt down the lying shames and rid one's self of zealotism! Corner ye the markets before others have their will to blindingly stake a claim their shallowed integrations! Ride high amidst the banyon tree's branches! Ever careful and ever mindful and ever conceited while ever in denial are the unbelievers' eyeing minds!

    April 16, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • MarkinFL

      It think pipe-dreamer works for a fortune cookie factory.

      April 16, 2012 at 10:44 am |
    • YeahRight

      “Seek ye the mind's eye! Find ye then the eye's mind! Once there, stay awahile! Bleeding heart throbs for heavily weighted undulations of ever to revolve with not much whimpered bitterness to proclaim them their deadenedness sarcasms. Search your vents of one's vintage-aged rationale! Hunt down the lying shames and rid one's self of zealotism! Corner ye the markets before others have their will to blindingly stake a claim their shallowed integrations! Ride high amidst the banyon tree's branches! Ever careful and ever mindful and ever conceited while ever in denial are the unbelievers' eyeing minds!”

      Bogus words along with poor grammar demonstrate that your delusional mind actually is inflating your ego blinding you to your own stupidity. It’s time for you do remove the rose colored glasses and recognize your delusional state.

      April 16, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  19. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    I am stupid. Really stupid. I have no life. I post here hour after hour, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. I say the same thing, word for word, over and over. Because I am very stupid.

    Occasionally I say things like call 811 in an emergency, because I am stupid and stupid people have their own emergency number.

    Stuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have a lot of different names here, but I keep saying the same thing in all of them, so it makes no sense for me to change names. But I am stupid, so I think it is clever.

    I am one tall stack of stupid.

    I am two scoops of stupid with stupid sauce on top, and nuts on top of that.

    Stupid.

    April 16, 2012 at 8:26 am |
    • just sayin

      When an atheist type steals the name atheism is not healthy for children and other living things a wonderful Truth is proclaimed. That truth is that I am stupid. Very stupid.

      April 16, 2012 at 8:28 am |
    • Certain

      That was a good laugh!

      April 16, 2012 at 8:35 am |
    • AGuest9

      "Proven"

      April 16, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • Forest Gump

      Stupid is as stupid does
      Stealing a name like atheism is not healthy for children and other living things = stupid
      Stealing a name like atheism is not healthy for children and other living things, posting 811 then trying to discredit atheism is not healthy for children and other living things with a bogus post = really stupid
      Agreeing with the one who stole atheism is not healthy for children and other living things = way below stupid
      Claiming to be an atheist in the first place = Stupid with a capital S
      Stupid is as stupid does

      April 16, 2012 at 11:23 am |
    • Forest Gump

      I am so stupid that I spell "Forrest Gump" wrong.

      April 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • Forest Gump

      It is a handle it can be anything I want it to be.

      April 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  20. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    April 16, 2012 at 7:40 am |
    • Mirosal

      No, it doesn't. Just ask any wounded Marine or soldier who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. They are still wounded, some with missing limbs that will never grow back, regardless of the amount of prayer. See, it changes NOTHING.

      April 16, 2012 at 8:23 am |
    • Jesus

      *~Prayer doesn’t not; you are such a LIAR. 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 16, 2012 at 8:36 am |
    • jdubz

      @Mirosal

      Matthew 26:52
      “Put away your sword,” Jesus told him. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword.

      He warned us. If you step into the fire, you are gonna get burned.

      April 16, 2012 at 9:13 am |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @Jdubz
      And yet Jesus also told His followers sell their clothes if they hadn't the money to be armed.
      Luke 22:36
      "He said to them, 'But now if you have a purse, take it and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."
      Apparantly it is better to be naked and armed than clothed and defenseless.

      April 16, 2012 at 9:18 am |
    • just sayin

      Yes it do. God bless

      April 16, 2012 at 11:16 am |
    • YeahRight

      "Yes it do."

      You've been proven wrong by the experts regardless of the various handles that you post under.

      April 16, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • jdubz

      Very true Doc.

      But later on the disciples tell him they have already two swords among them and He says that's enough. Also in revelation the Word of God is represented by a "double" edged sword. Even though his disciples didn't see the meaning of this, he was implying that in the dangerous times ahead, that the Word is all we need. That's what i get from it anyway.

      April 16, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • cold hard facts

      then git to praying and don't stop cause a lot of things need to change ..for Obama to get re- elected LOL 🙂 🙂 🙂

      April 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
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