January 14th, 2013
07:08 AM ET

Precious relics stolen from church

Relics were taken from a Catholic church in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. Police say the items may eventually turn up. CNN affiliate KSDK reports.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Catholic Church • Missouri

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  1. EX catholic

    Idolatry is a grave, gross and serious SIN not religion. The RCC is a Politico-religious organization with financial and social interests in most parts of the world. They are idolaters and idolatry is a SIN not religion.

    January 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm |
  2. Science

    Doc-umentary states it has the smnoking gun!
    No go-ds required. Brand New Show Jan 9 2013
    DNA can't be disputed. But they are still trying
    PBS Nova Decoding Neanderthals doc-umentary
    In public schools in the US already .


    January 16, 2013 at 8:38 am |
  3. Reality

    Only for the new members of this blog:

    Relics?? The only relic is the Catholic/Christian religion. Said stolen relics have no value considering the "fems" (flaws, errors, muck and stench) of all religions.

    January 15, 2013 at 4:03 pm |
    • TrollAlert

      Only FEM I see here is you.

      January 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
    • Reality


      Joe Smith had his Moroni. (As does M. Romney)

      "Latter-day Saints like M. Romney also believe that Michael the Archangel was Adam (the first man) when he was mortal, and Gabriel lived on the earth as Noah."

      Jehovah Witnesses have their Jesus /Michael the archangel, the first angelic being created by God;

      Mohammed had his Gabriel (this "tin-kerbell" got around).

      Jesus and his family had/has Michael, Gabriel, and Satan, the latter being a modern day demon of the demented. (As does BO and his family)(As do Biden and Ryan)

      The Abraham-Moses myths had their Angel of Death and other "no-namers" to do their dirty work or other assorted duties.

      Contemporary biblical and religious scholars have relegated these "pretty wingie/horn-blowing thingies" to the myth pile. We should do the same to include deleting all references to them in our religious operating manuals. Doing this will eliminate the prophet/profit/prophecy status of these founders and put them where they belong as simple humans just like the rest of us.

      Some added references to "tink-erbells".


      "The belief in guardian angels can be traced throughout all antiquity; pagans, like Menander and Plutarch (cf. Euseb., "Praep. Evang.", xii), and Neo-Platonists, like Plotinus, held it. It was also the belief of the Babylonians and As-syrians, as their monuments testify, for a figure of a guardian angel now in the British Museum once decorated an As-syrian palace, and might well serve for a modern representation; while Nabopolassar, father of Nebuchadnezzar the Great, says: "He (Marduk) sent a tutelary deity (cherub) of grace to go at my side; in everything that I did, he made my work to succeed."
      Catholic monks and Dark Age theologians also did their share of hallu-cinating:

      "TUBUAS-A member of the group of angels who were removed from the ranks of officially recognized celestial hierarchy in 745 by a council in Rome under Pope Zachary. He was joined by Uriel, Adimus, Sabaoth, Simiel, and Raguel."

      And tin-ker- bells go way, way back:

      "In Zoroastrianism there are different angel like creatures. For example each person has a guardian angel called Fravashi. They patronize human being and other creatures and also manifest god’s energy. Also, the Amesha Spentas have often been regarded as angels, but they don't convey messages, but are rather emanations of Ahura Mazda ("Wise Lord", God); they appear in an abstract fashion in the religious thought of Zarathustra and then later (during the Achaemenid period of Zoroastrianism) became personalized, associated with an aspect of the divine creation (fire, plants, water...)."

      "The beginnings of the biblical belief in angels must be sought in very early folklore. The gods of the Hitti-tes and Canaanites had their supernatural messengers, and parallels to the Old Testament stories of angels are found in Near Eastern literature. "

      "The 'Magic Papyri' contain many spells to secure just such help and protection of angels. From magic traditions arose the concept of the guardian angel. "

      For added information see the review at:


      January 16, 2013 at 7:10 am |
  4. wjmccartan

    I'll bet it was Gollum.

    January 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm |
  5. Bob

    Jesus Christ chose to die on the cross because he was a homeless schizophrenic that was out of his mind. After that one act of stupidity, a religion is born. Congrats on following it!

    January 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm |
    • You twit

      "Jesus Christ chose to die on the cross because he was a homeless schizophrenic that was out of his mind."

      No doubt that is how Sparticus and all the other ppl the Romans crucified were like.

      January 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm |
    • Poltergeist

      If you're going to mock, at least know something about it first.

      January 15, 2013 at 5:10 am |
    • Christianity is a form of mental illness- FACT


      Jesus Christ chose to die on the cross because he was a homeless schizophrenic that was out of his mind. After that one act of stupidity, a religion is born. Congrats on following it!
      And he prefer'd the company of men and children. 😮

      January 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm |
    • Wow.

      A medical diagnosis over a guy who has been dead for two thousand years...or might not have existed. Interesting. Well, everybody has an opinion about that book. And that is what this is, yet another interpretation.

      January 16, 2013 at 8:04 am |
  6. The Barrel

    Please stop scraping me.

    January 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      But I'm only scraping the sides.

      January 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm |
  7. Mohammad A Dar

    inside job

    January 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm |
    • Rational Libertarian


      January 14, 2013 at 5:42 pm |
    • wejie

      100% guaranteed fake posing as Muslim.

      January 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm |
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