January 9th, 2013
05:38 AM ET

Saint-like prayer for Chavez

Praying for Hugo Chavez has been a divine inspiration for some in Venezuela. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Catholic Church • Venezuela

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  1. Articles

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    April 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm |
  2. Banjo Ferret

    The concept of praying, i.e. doing jack balls nothing and acting like you did something, is highly offensive to Tim the Destroyer of Worlds. He also frowns on cornering unsuspecting people and asking them if they have "heard the good news". Ferretianism is the one true religion. Repent!

    January 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  3. Douglas

    God have mercy on President Hugo Chavez.

    He helps the poor...providing aid to Americans after Katrina hit and free heating oil to poor
    Americans in the bitter cold of the Northeast.

    Rise up Hugo and take your place among the pantheon of leaders.

    As Jesus said...when you did this for the least of these...you did it for me.

    Pray for Mr. Chavez to have a full recovery.

    January 11, 2013 at 12:10 am |
  4. doctore0

    Prayers do nothing, it's just people talking to themselves

    January 10, 2013 at 4:15 am |
  5. Milton


    January 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm |
  6. Rational Libertarian

    The one good thing about commies is their views on religion. Religious commies seems like a double whammy of retardation.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
  7. Science

    Stephen Hawking: 'There is no heaven' – Under God – The ...
    by Elizabeth Tenety – in 624 Google+ circles – More by Elizabeth Tenety
    May 16, 2011 – There is no heaven... that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark,” Hawking told the Guardian.

    January 9, 2013 at 11:32 am |
  8. truth be told

    When confronting self deluded atheists on these blogs bear in mind that no atheist type can ever tell the Truth. If you accept the fact that all atheists are liars their whining comments can be properly disposed of.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:37 am |
    • Conclusions

      Conclusions from study

      People who have a spiritual understanding of life in the absence of a religious framework are vulnerable to mental disorder.

      January 9, 2013 at 7:57 am |
    • truth be told

      Thanks for contributing an example proving my statement.

      January 9, 2013 at 9:59 am |
    • Pete

      Another lie from a Christians – 6.

      January 9, 2013 at 10:03 am |
    • Akira

      When confronting self deluded fundietrolls on these blogs bear in mind that no fundietroll type can ever tell the Truth. If you accept the fact that all fundietrolls are liars their whining comments can be properly disposed of.
      Another characteristic of the fundietroll is to randomly capitalize words, in an apparent attempt to emphasize a point made moot by the mere fact that they are fundietrolls.
      These people aren't Christian. They're just trolls.

      January 9, 2013 at 11:14 am |
  9. Doesn't Work

    According to this stuy :it doesn't work.
    Long-Awaited Medical Study Questions the Power of Prayer – New ...
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/31/health/31pray.html?pagewanted=alMar 31, 2006 – Prayers by strangers had no effect on the recovery of people who were undergoing heart surgery, a large study has found.

    January 9, 2013 at 7:08 am |
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