August 26th, 2012
02:37 PM ET

God's Warriors

(CNN)–For the first time the reports, God's Jewish, Muslim & Christian Warriors, are available online.

CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour traveled to six countries on four continents to examine the intersection between religion and politics and the effects of Christianity, Islam and Judaism on politics, culture and public life.

See the full reports here. 

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  1. Motoclub

    I posted about this last month and TechnoLawyer pieckd it up. The answer is no, but I've talked with the founders and believe in the site's mission to disrupt the lawyer/entrepreneur relationship. Hey, no one else is even trying.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:36 am |
  2. Locochon

    I have a mentally chnlelaged grandson, now 12 years old. He looks like any other 12 year old, but he acts about 6 or 7 years old. Sweet still and people accept him (especially once they get to know him). My worry is when he's 20 or 30, how are people going to react to him then. So far I don't think he realizes that he is different .so I feel your pain and your fears. We just have to pray that these special children will be strong and know that God will bless them in special ways.

    October 8, 2012 at 2:35 am |
  3. tuvia





    September 7, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  4. Tim

    Praise Jesus Christ!!!


    September 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  5. Ozzy

    It's fascinating...and absolutely frightening.

    August 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
  6. SingAPsalms

    "First of all you must understand this: In the last days mockers will come and, following their own desires, will ridicule us." (II Peter 3:3). This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings. (II Peter 2:10).

    August 28, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  7. David Nelson

    I saw her presentation a while back. Is so lame that she trying to create some moral equivalency. Really an embarrassing effort.

    August 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
  8. Hypatia

    There are crazies everywhere.

    August 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  9. Believe it or not....

    I agree with @Bob, who said: "...Warriors"? No! Zealots, all of them. Dangerous too." Since man evolved (sorry old testament..) he has acted like a little lost sheep, searching for a shepherd to give hope, understanding or reason to all that they do not understand – and it's his will be done. Just like the black plague, that unholy scourge the holy roman church was sure involked by God's wrath.... oops until science proved it was really germs, carried in flees hooking a ride on rats.

    August 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  10. Richard

    Atheists main focus is destruction.

    August 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
    • sam stone

      Christians main focus is fear

      August 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • nope


      August 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  11. jrg

    Prayer can change the mind set of the person praying, just like many activities. It can not however change external reality as has been shown by many experiments.

    August 27, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • Bill Deacon

      I have prayed for many people whom I have been in conflict with. I have found that over time, one or the other of us gets better.

      August 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  12. Reality


    The peaceful demise of said warriors in less than 10 seconds:

    • There was probably no Abraham i.e. the foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are non-existent.

    • There was probably no Moses i.e the pillars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have no strength of purpose.

    Adverb: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.

    • There was no Gabriel i.e. Islam fails as a religion. Christianity partially fails.

    • There was no Easter i.e. Christianity completely fails as a religion.

    • There was no Moroni i.e. Mormonism is nothing more than a business cult.

    • Sacred/revered cows, monkey gods, castes, reincarnations and therefore Hinduism fails as a religion.

    • Fat Buddhas here, skinny Buddhas there, reincarnated Buddhas everywhere makes for a no on Buddhism.

    Added details available upon written request.

    A quick search will put the kibosh on any other groups calling themselves a religion.

    e.g. Taoism

    "The origins of Taoism are unclear. Traditionally, Lao-tzu who lived in the sixth century is regarded as its founder. Its early philosophic foundations and its later beliefs and rituals are two completely different ways of life. Today (1982) Taoism claims 31,286,000 followers.

    Legend says that Lao-tzu was immaculately conceived by a shooting star; carried in his mother's womb for eighty-two years; and born a full grown wise old man. "

    August 27, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • truth be trolled

      why only new members?

      August 27, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • Huebert

      Because we older members have read this several times before.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • ....

      because it is all BULL SH IT

      August 27, 2012 at 10:10 am |
    • ....


      August 27, 2012 at 10:40 am |
    • truth be trolled

      ah, ok. well that is kind of you then.

      August 27, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • BoMwarrior

      There “probably” was no… Why is this for only new members? Because I’ve been knowledgeable in both CNN & Fox News for awhile I shouldn’t stay knowledgeable and read your comment? Here’s some questions for you then:

      • Why have these men (for many perceive them as such) had SUCH a huge impact on the world then?
      • Why has the one called Jesus Christ SINGULARLY made such an impact on the world, both for good & bad (due to our own choices, not His teachings)?
      • Have you actually studied at least the BASICS of where Judaism, Christianity, Islam, & “Mormonism” come from? (for example, Islam began centuries AFTER Christianity, Mormonism is a RESTORATION of original Christianity which has become skewed & lost many teachings).
      • Do you only listen to critics of these religions, or do you go “straight to the horses’ mouth?” aka Do you get information from current members?
      • Do you believe in balance before settling on a decision?


      • What is your definition of open-minded & closed-minded? Mine is if you can peaceably discuss ideas & thoughts, you can be open-minded (even if you have already settled on a decision). If you refuse to listen to someone else (that is courteous to you), and talk over them or tune them out then you are close-minded. And in case you were wondering, this applies to both at least half of CNN and Fox News each.

      August 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  13. Atheism is Healthy for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

    It's really best for all people including children to have an agnostic approach to god, and an atheistic approach to all religion. Teaching kids to be agnostic helps reinforce their understanding of the new real things they can see and learn about in life. It helps them properly separate the known from the unknown without confusing them. They just need to be taught things that are unknown, like god, and things that are made up, like all religion.

    Atheists have strong minds, and don't run and hide their misdeeds within their religion (and by doing so, disserving society).

    We have only begun to scratch the surface in using the mind to its maximum. Damaging it with made-up junk that politicians and salesmen dreamed up long ago is senseless, and limits the mind's potential. These politicians and charlatans didn't even do a good job of organizing and being consistent with the stuff they dreamt up to try to control people. Daddy used to say they were caught with their pants down when the bible was first translated so that common folk could read it. Very true.

    Instead of praying to make-believe people, get a good cup of cocoa and go on and sit down and collect your damn thoughts. My goodness.

    mama kindless

    August 27, 2012 at 6:19 am |
  14. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things.

    August 27, 2012 at 6:18 am |
    • WASP

      @tool: prove it. let's see your prayer change one thing in this world, just one. we know you're a troll and a tool. 🙂

      August 27, 2012 at 6:41 am |
    • truth be told

      William Wilberforce and prayer changed slavery.

      August 27, 2012 at 6:48 am |
    • just sayin

      Prayer has changed and continues to change lives. God bless

      August 27, 2012 at 6:49 am |
    • another repentant sinner

      He is right my life was changed by prayer.

      August 27, 2012 at 6:50 am |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      1.Prayer changes things. Proven. I prayed for jeebus and he and I got it together. So HeavenSent a night it was. TruthBeTold, it was just carnal, JustSayin. That Deacon guy told me it would be good. Had a CatholicEngineer from MiddleRiver arrange it all.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:26 am |
    • Bob

      truth be told
      "William Wilberforce and prayer changed slavery"
      but the Bible was used to keep it in effect for as long as it was. Besides praying didn't do anything; it was abolitionists bringing their opinions to the government and the people that brought about change. If they kept just giving their opinions to God nothing would have happened.

      August 27, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • truth be told

      Sorry bob you lose now and in the next life, prayer is proven to change things. Anyone who prays knows this as fact.

      August 27, 2012 at 10:11 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does 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!

      August 27, 2012 at 10:53 am |
    • TROLL

      People with dementia can repeat themselves over and over again, by telling a repeat a word or phrase.

      August 28, 2012 at 10:50 am |
    • Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

      @WASP – prayer land me a blogging job.

      August 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
    • Firew

      TheGoodalpha on August 30, 2011 @tdfisk You're right about the healing part. How will the plneat and its intricate, yet fragile and interconnected climate / ecological systems get a chance to route back to natural equilibrium if we keep pushing its boundaries, without fully knowing the consequences? The Precautionary Principle if you are not sure of the consequences, which could be severe, then you should stop what you are doing. Corrupt government, the shadowy power figures need illuminating, in more ways than one. Amen

      October 8, 2012 at 7:01 am |
  15. Bob

    "Warriors"? No! Zealots, all of them. Dangerous too. Wonder how many Christian groups the FBI keep tabs on? Lots of potential
    Anders Breiviks right here.

    August 27, 2012 at 1:11 am |
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