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Dolan, Colbert reflect on humor, joy and faith
Comedian Stephen Colbert and Cardinal Timothy Dolan matched wits on faith and humour on Friday at Fordham University.
September 17th, 2012
06:32 PM ET

Dolan, Colbert reflect on humor, joy and faith

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN)– What do you get when you mix the highest profile American Catholic bishop, an icon of American comedy, a priest who regularly writes about comedy and a media blackout?

The answer: a unique look at the cross-sections of faith, humor and joy.

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the highest ranking Catholic in the United States, and comedian Stephen Colbert, the host of the popular late night comedy show “The Colbert Report,” put their views of faith and humor on display for a private audience of 3,000 at Fordham University on Friday night.

The event was closed to the press, save a few invited journalists who came as guests. But despite the embargo, some attendees shared the play-by-play over social media, turning what was supposed to a private event into a free-for-all. A number of reporters in attendance also wrote about the conversation on faith, some suggesting that any embargo on the information had been shattered by social media.

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“My assignment was to share with you for a few moments what you might call the theological reasons for laughter,” Dolan said in his opening remarks he later posted on his blog. “Why would a person of faith be cheerful? Why is a crabby believer a contradiction?”

“Here’s my reason for joy: the cross,” Dolan said, who went on to argue that the reason for happiness is the fact that even after Jesus was crucified, he rose three days later.

“ ‘He who laughs last, laughs best…’ and we believers have never stopped smiling since that Resurrection of Jesus from the dead,” Dolan said. “So, Good Friday did not have the last word…Easter did! That’s why I can laugh.”

The event, moderated by the Rev. James Martin, took place in front of 3,000 cheering students in Fordham’s gymnasium.

Colbert is the youngest child in a family of 11 kids and was raised by Catholic parents. The comedian is also raising his child Catholic and he even teaches Sunday school in New Jersey. Dolan, while also being a cardinal in the Catholic church, is the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the church’s U.S. arm.

In an interview after the event, Martin said the response they received “exceeded anyone's wildest expectations.”

“Spiritual conversations like that are one important way to draw people to the faith,” Martin said. “And listening to people speak honestly and openly about not only the joys of their faith, but also the struggles they have with the church, is naturally attractive.”

In a side conversation with Dolan, Martin told CNN that the high-profile Catholic said that this sort of event is “the new evangelization.”

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Due to the desired media blackout, much of what is known about the event came from Twitter via Grant Gallicho – the associated editor of Commonweal, a lay Catholic journal, and others using the hashtag #Dolbert and #DolanColbert.

During the event, Martin took questions from the crowd and via Twitter. At times, the questions took a serious look at deeply-held issues of faith. According to Gallicho’s tweets, a question from the audience included, “How to maintain joy when religious leaders spread hate, esp. with respect to homosexuality?”

Gallicho later tweeted that Colbert said: “If someone spreads hate, he's not your religious leader. Keep your own joy.”

According to a New York Time story, Dolan gave a “meandering” answer to the question.

A Public Religion Research Institute poll earlier this year found that almost 60% of Catholics supported allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, despite church teaching to the contrary.

One of the best received jokes of the night was in response to a question about joining the priesthood and it’s requirement of celibacy. Dolan encouraged men thinking about the priesthood to date. Colbert chimed in and quipped it would be a great chance to use the pick up line, "I'm considering the priesthood, but maybe you can change my mind,” Gallicho tweeted.

Another zinger came in exchange between the cardinal and the comedian. Dolan asked, "Do you feel pressure to be funny all the time?" Colbert fired back: "Do you feel pressure to be holy all the time?” according to a news release by Fordham.

The event was the idea of Michael Peppard and Charles Camosy, two Fordham professors who came to Martin with the idea. They wanted to tie it to his recent book, “Between Heaven and Mirth."

In Martin’s opening remarks, he touched upon the way that Dolan and Colbert use humor.

“They are my favorite humorist and Catholic leader, though, from time to time, I’m not sure who is who,” Martin said.

CNN had been in negotiations with event organizers, with the hopes of live streaming the event and broadcasting a taped special after the event. Negotiations broke off abruptly when the organizers decided to close the event to the media.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Catholic Church • Christianity

soundoff (236 Responses)
  1. Burt Levine

    Everyone prays to god when they are under fire in combat or at anytime the S*%T hits than fan...

    September 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • Can Ya Beat That

      Wow, Burt Levine knows *everyone* and has been *everywhere*. Wow.

      September 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
    • Nathan

      Tell that to either of my grandfathers, who both saw action as military officers (one in the Army, one in the Navy) in WWII, and who were both atheists their entire lives.

      Or, you know, any of the millions and millions of other non-believers who have faced incredible physical or mental hardship without inventing imaginary friends to keep them company through it.

      September 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • SuperDave

      Yup. There are no athiests in a foxhole......

      September 18, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • mike

      That's a bunch of hogwash. I wouldn't want to share a foxhole with a person who assume there is life after death...because that stupid lunatic has less motivation to stay alive.

      September 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
    • Huebert

      Their is a Facebook group comprised of active duty soldiers called "atheist in foxholes".

      September 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • Freddo

      No, not everyone prays when the S**T hits the fan.

      Seems the truly weak-minded generalize their opinions to the entire world so they can rationalize their own beliefs.

      September 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  2. VICKY

    I dont understand how you guys are making this so ugly it was a good day of conversation and understanding something desperatly needed. I dnt have a religion i completely identify with I study all religions in college but i deeply believe in Colberts quote " If someone spreads hate they are not your religious leader keep you own joy" i think when it comes to religion its something ppl should keep in mind and relize that ppl will bend something precious for there own will

    September 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  3. Anon

    The amount of mental gymnastics Colbert does to be religious has to mind boggling.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:58 am |
    • mike

      How so? It would be harder for a conservative.

      September 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • bozobub

      I don't see how so. Howzabout you offer some explanation of your point..?

      September 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
  4. Biltrix

    Reblogged this on Biltrix.

    September 18, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  5. Religion is Great for Kids and Grown-Ups Too!

    Colbert says he gets love from his religion. Why would he stop what is giving him love????

    September 18, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  6. Sony Bozo & Chair

    A FUNNY pedo–phile : What do you get when you mix the highest profile American Catholic bishop, an icon of American comedy?

    September 18, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  7. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    A Bishop, a minister, a nun, a rabbi and an Imam walk onto the set of Stephen Colbert's show. "What is this?" he asks, "Some kind of a joke?"

    September 18, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  8. AvdBerg

    The above subject articel is a good example how distorted things have become in society with the media industry as the main culprit.

    The local media, including CNN, Fox and your local TV stations and newspapers are a very important element of social and political behavior, as society is shaped by what it sees, hears and reads and it is conditioned by the events that influence the mind of every person. You reap what you sow.

    To allow anyone to be directed by public opinion is dangerous because most public opinion is the view of the media. If the media does not like something, their bias taints information getting to the public, and this forms public opinion. Public opinion is never based on research and facts. The public uses the media for its sole source of information and for this reason social behavior will continue to deteriorate and wax worse and worse (2 Timothy 3:13).

    For a better understanding of the role of the media we invite you to read the articles ‘Influence of the Media’ and ‘CNN Belief Blog – Sign of the Times’, listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    The media does not provide accurate information on ‘Religion’ as it continues to ignore the truth and the history of deceptions (John 14:17). They only report how they want you to hear things. They have created the big chasm that now exists without offering any solutions.

    Consider the truth aboutCatholocism, Mormonism, Judaism, Evangelicals, Christianity and Islam and all other religions and ask yourself the following question.

    Are so-called Catholics, Mormons, Israelites, Evangelicals and Muslims and all those that call themselves ‘Christians’ followers of the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Word of God, or do they follow after an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Gal. 4:8)?

    For a better understanding of the history of Mormonism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam and its spread throughout the world, we invite you to read the articles ‘The Mystery Babylon’, ‘Can Christianity or Any Other Religion Save You?’, ‘World History and Developments in the Middle East’ and ‘Clash of Civilizations’, listed on our website http://www.aworlddeceived.ca

    Mitt Romney’s and Barack Obama's faith does not stand in the teachings of Christ but rather in an image of the spirit and the god of this world and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24; 2 Cor. 11:13-15; Gal. 4:8).

    For a better understanding of the history of the Mormon Church and Mitt Romney’s quest for the Presidency of the USA, we invite you to read the articles ‘Mormon Church – Cult and Spiritual Harlot’ and ‘Barack Obama – President of the United States of America’, listed on our website.

    All of the other pages and articles listed on our website explain how and by whom this whole world has been deceived as confirmed in Revelation 12:9.

    September 18, 2012 at 7:37 am |
    • mama kindless

      Revelation?? Everyone knows the dude who wrote that was high as a kite. Probably crashed his camel in a field of burning poppies. St. John the Opium Addict, evidently.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • T A Martin

      So...

      Exactly which 'Revelations' do you refer to? The canonical 'Revelation of John' accepted by the western European Catholic church in the 1200's? The "Revelation of Thomas"? The "Coptic Revelation of Paul"? The 'Gnostic Revelation of Peter"? The "Revelation of Pseudo-Methodius"? Any of the other dozen or so apocryphal Revelations that have been discarded by one or more branches of Christianity over the past couple of mellenia? Please, specify.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
    • TROLL ALERT

      This poster is a TROLL on this site. They are well known liars and only want to sell their book to support their cult. Don't bother going to their website, it's full of lies. Click the report abuse link instead.

      September 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  9. Colin

    A quick five questions to help understand Catholicism.

    Q.1 Please choose your favorite Catholic superst.ition from those below. For the one you choose, please say why it is any more ridiculous than the rest of the garbage Catholics swallow and give an example of a non-Catholic belief which is just as stupid.

    a. Grocery store bread and wine becomes the flesh and blood of a dead Jew from 2,000 years ago because a priest does some hocus pocus over it in church of a Sunday morning.

    b. When I pray for something like “please god help me pass my exam tomorrow,” an invisible being reads my mind and intervenes to alter what would otherwise be the course of history in small ways to meet my request.

    c. You can pray to a dead person for something. This dead person will then ask God to fulfill your wish. If this happens twice, this dead person becomes a saint.

    d. A god impregnated a virgin with himself, so he could give birth to himself and then sacrifice himself to himself to negate an “original sin” of a couple we now know never existed.

    Q2 The best theory we currently have is that Universe was created about 13.7 billion years ago in what is (somewhat misleadingly) called the Big Bang. To understand this we should:

    a. Simply declare that, because we don’t know what caused the Big Bang, the Hindu god Brahma must have created the Universe.

    b. Simply declare that, because we don’t know what caused the Big Bang, God must have created the Universe.

    c. Adopt the Australian Aboriginal belief that the Universe was created by a great snake in the Dreamtime; or

    d. Accept the limits on our current knowledge and just stop there, without invoking a magic act by any god to fill the current gap in our knowledge.

    Q.3 Likewise, we know that life on Earth evolved over the last approximately 3.5 billion years and likely began in a planet wide “organic soup” of complex organic chemicals in the primordial oceans, in an increasingly well understood process. As such, we should:

    a. Look for any limitation in our knowledge and, when we find one, jump up and say “aha, scientists cannot yet fully explain (for example) how DNA synthesis first occurred, therefore the Judeo-Christian god did it.”

    b. Look for any limitation in our knowledge and, when we find one, jump up and say “aha, scientists cannot yet fully explain (for example) how DNA synthesis first occurred, therefore the Hindu god Brahma did it.”

    c. Simply read our Bibles and find the answers there; or

    d. Continue our scientific research and experimentation and not make the bald faced assertion that any god, ghost or goblin must have conjured up life through some inexplicable act of magic.

    Q.4 The statement “I believe in God because the Bible tells me to and the reason I follow the Bible is because it is the word of God” is:

    a. The reason 99% of Catholics believe what they do;

    b. Circular reasoning at its most obvious;

    c. Specific to the Judeo-Christian parts of the World and totally rejected by all other parts of the World; or

    d. All of the above.

    Q.5 Probably the most fundamental tenet of Catholic faith is that God sent his son Jesus to Earth to die and save us from the original sin of Adam and Eve. We now know that Adam and Eve was a myth. As such, any thinking Catholic should:

    a. Honestly and courageously question this and any other aspects of their faith that don’t make sense.

    b. Make up some euphemistic nonsense like “well, we didn’t mean that literally” after having done exactly that for the last 1900 years until science comprehensively disproved it.

    c. Just ignore the blatant contradiction and sweep it under the mat; or

    d. Hold on to the myth because it makes them feel good.

    September 18, 2012 at 5:58 am |
    • Gerald

      a. Wrong. Grocery store bread is invalid to be consecrated. Leven bread must be used with the right ingrediants. The Eucharist is not of Christ two thousand years ago but his resurrected flesh today!

      b. God can help us calm our minds and think clearly.

      c. The person is not dead for God is the God of the living. The God of abraham, issac, and jacob.

      d. There weren't a first man and woman? Man has eternally existed?

      Q2 The best theory we currently have is that Universe was created about 13.7 billion years ago in what is (somewhat misleadingly) called the Big Bang. To understand this we should:

      a. Simply declare that, because we don’t know what caused the Big Bang, the Hindu god Brahma must have created the Universe.

      b. Simply declare that, because we don’t know what caused the Big Bang, God must have created the Universe.

      c. Adopt the Australian Aboriginal belief that the Universe was created by a great snake in the Dreamtime; or

      d. Accept the limits on our current knowledge and just stop there, without invoking a magic act by any god to fill the current gap in our knowledge.

      Q.3 Likewise, we know that life on Earth evolved over the last approximately 3.5 billion years and likely began in a planet wide “organic soup” of complex organic chemicals in the primordial oceans, in an increasingly well understood process. As such, we should:

      a. Look for any limitation in our knowledge and, when we find one, jump up and say “aha, scientists cannot yet fully explain (for example) how DNA synthesis first occurred, therefore the Judeo-Christian god did it.”

      b. Look for any limitation in our knowledge and, when we find one, jump up and say “aha, scientists cannot yet fully explain (for example) how DNA synthesis first occurred, therefore the Hindu god Brahma did it.”

      c. Simply read our Bibles and find the answers there; or

      d. Continue our scientific research and experimentation and not make the bald faced assertion that any god, ghost or goblin must have conjured up life through some inexplicable act of magic.

      Q.4 The statement “I believe in God because the Bible tells me to and the reason I follow the Bible is because it is the word of God” is:

      a. The reason 99% of Catholics believe what they do;

      b. Circular reasoning at its most obvious;

      c. Specific to the Judeo-Christian parts of the World and totally rejected by all other parts of the World; or

      September 18, 2012 at 8:57 am |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today!

      Lol. Yeah – and then there are the people that still think they need the ashes from a red cow to properly prepare for a new temple in Jerusalem. Religion is so fvcked.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • Lewis Keseberg

      Mmmmmmmmmmmm .... fresh jesus meat!

      September 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • Joepub

      What a bunch of bitter windbags you Atheist are. I am agnostic and the vile garbage you spout is NOT influencing me.

      September 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  10. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    September 18, 2012 at 5:19 am |
    • angrybabykitty

      No it doesn't.

      September 18, 2012 at 6:56 am |
    • nope

      @angry...
      nope

      September 18, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • snopes says

      nope to nope

      September 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • hal 9001

      I'm sorry, "Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things", but your assertions regarding atheism and prayer are unfounded. The degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements is 0.0. To help you understand the degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements, I will access my Idiomatic Expression Equivalency module (IEE). Using my IEE module, the expression that best matches the degree to which your assertions may represent correct statements is: "TOTAL FAIL, DUDE".

      I see that you repeat these unfounded statements with high frequency. Perhaps the following book might help you overcome this problem:

      I'm Told I Have Dementia: What You Can Do... Who You Can Turn to...
      by the Alzheimer's Disease Society

      September 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • Darw1n

      Yeah, just ask all those catholic dogs, baptist cats, and jewish potted plants.

      September 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
    • 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!

      September 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  11. Jimalim

    And yet, as you continue to spread hate, the death toll only rises...

    September 18, 2012 at 3:01 am |
  12. Al

    I am a huge Colbert fan, but it is bizarre to me that he is a Catholic. The Catholic Church is a deeply immoral disgrace. Catholics should just be Christians, and send the Pope and his army of child molesters packing.

    September 18, 2012 at 2:36 am |
    • thecollegeadmissionsguru

      Colbert is an atheist, in reality. He has to Pretend, as many in show biz do that he is a "man of faith" but in reality, he KNOWS that there is NO god, no heaven, no demons, and no hell. He's just a really good actor.

      September 18, 2012 at 4:04 am |
    • JohnnyC

      Authentic faith is very frightening, and should be, to those without it.

      September 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
    • mama kindless

      I am fan of Colbert and Stewart politically. I don't see much serious religion talk on their shows, so it's not a problem for me to enjoy them both.

      September 18, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
    • Salvador

      No, he really is a practicing Catholic. He just is actually closer to what a real Christian should look like. Those who demean good people because of their beliefs are just as wretched as the zealots that they claim are the problem. What should it matter to you if the person in question truly is a noble person?

      September 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  13. ScottCA

    Take the time to watch. You may see god (not) lol
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDFGE0droNc&w=640&h=360]

    September 18, 2012 at 12:19 am |
  14. ScottCA

    This will move you to tears.
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv2Fbk47x8s&w=640&h=360]

    September 18, 2012 at 12:16 am |
    • mama kindless

      Wow. Thank you for that Scott.

      September 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  15. Reality
    Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam. ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim. •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall. •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties. •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000. •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah. The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor. Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam. ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim. •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall. •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties. •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000. •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah. The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor.Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam. ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim. •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall. •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties. •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000. •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah. The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor.Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam. ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim. •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall. •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties. •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000. •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah. The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor.Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam. ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim. •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall. •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties. •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000. •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah. The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor.Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam. ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim. •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall. •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties. •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000. •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah. The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor.Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam. ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim. •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall. •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties. •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000. •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah. The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor.Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam. ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim. •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall. •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties. •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000. •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah. The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor.Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following? As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue: The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. " and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims. and more recently 1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured 1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh 2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured 3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf 4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2] 5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured. 6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks. 7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050. 8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700. 9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban. 10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror 11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran. 12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers. 13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead, 14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations. 15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam. 16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated. 17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq. 18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011. 19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011 20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011 21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan. 22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) – Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later. 23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. " o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions." 25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame. 26 ) September 12, 2012 U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities: •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf. •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.) •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed. ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors." ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000] ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed. •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed. •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River. •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed. •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle. •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles. ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footso
    September 18, 2012 at 12:11 am |
    • thecollegeadmissionsguru

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      September 18, 2012 at 4:05 am |
    • Reality

      The above repeats were not from the original Reality. Unfortunately, the blog moderators still have not figured out how to restrict commentators' names to one no matter what the email address is. This is strange because such restrictions are in place on most blogs.

      September 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • T A Martin

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      September 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
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    • Just call me Lucifer

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      September 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
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      September 18, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  16. ScottCA

    This is proof there is no god.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:10 am |
  17. Reality

    Religion is humorous?? How is that considering the following?

    As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue:

    The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

    ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

    and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

    and more recently

    1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

    1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

    2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

    3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

    4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

    5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

    6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

    7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

    8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

    9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

    10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

    11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

    12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

    13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

    14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

    15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

    16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

    17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

    18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

    19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

    20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

    21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

    22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

    23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "
    o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate.
    The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions."

    25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT
    (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame.

    26 ) September 12, 2012
    U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED
    Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast

    Old Testament list of god-approved atrocities:

    •Exodus 32: 3,000 Israelites killed by Moses for worshipping the golden calf.

    •Numbers 31: After killing all men, boys and married women among the Midianites, 32,000 virgins remain as booty for the Israelites. (If unmarried girls are a quarter of the population, then 96,000 people were killed.)

    •Joshua: ◦Joshua 8: 12,000 men and women, all the people of Ai, killed.
    ◦Joshua 10: Joshua completely destroys Gibeon ("larger than Ai"), Makeddah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, Debir. "He left no survivors."
    ◦Joshua 11: Hazor destroyed. [Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (1987), estimates the population of Hazor at ?> 50,000]
    ◦TOTAL: if Ai is average, 12,000 x 9 = 108,000 killed.

    •Judges 1: 10,000 Canaanites k. at Battle of Bezek. Jerusalem and Zephath destroyed.
    •Judges 3: ca. 10,000 Moabites k. at Jordan River.
    •Judges 8: 120,000 Midianite soldiers k. by Gideon
    •Judges 20: Benjamin attacked by other tribes. 25,000 killed.

    •1 Samuel 4: 4,000 Isrealites killed at 1st Battle of Ebenezer/Aphek. 30,000 Isr. k. at 2nd battle.
    •David: ◦2 Samuel 8: 22,000 Arameans of Damascus and 18,000 Edomites killed in 2 battles.

    ◦2 Samuel 10: 40,000 Aramean footsoldiers and 7,000 charioteers killed at Helam.
    ◦2 Samuel 18: 20,000 Israelites under Absalom killed at Ephraim.

    •1 Kings 20: 100,000 Arameans killed by Israelites at Battle of Aphek. Another 27,000 killed by collapsing wall.
    •2 Chron 13: Judah beat Israel and inflicted 500,000 casualties.
    •2 Chron 25: Amaziah, king of Judah, k. 10,000 from Seir in battle and executed 10,000 POWs. Discharged Judean soldiers pillaged and killed 3,000.
    •2 Chron 28: Pekah, king of Israel, slew 120,000 Judeans

    •TOTAL: That comes to about 1,283,000 mass killings specifically enumerated in the Old Testament/Torah.

    The New Testament has only one major atrocity, that of god committing filicide assuming you believe in this Christian mumbo jumbo. Said atrocity should be enough to vitiate all of Christianity removing forever any semblance of humor.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:08 am |
  18. ScottCA

    Disturbing but true.
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6VCnYkNYLo&w=640&h=360]

    September 18, 2012 at 12:05 am |
  19. ScottCA

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6axdZAxyt2g&w=640&h=360]

    September 18, 2012 at 12:03 am |
  20. ScottCA

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUe0_4rdj0U&w=640&h=360]

    September 18, 2012 at 12:02 am |
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