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Vatican: Cardinals could meet sooner to choose new pope
February 18th, 2013
10:01 AM ET

Vatican: Cardinals could meet sooner to choose new pope

By Livia Borghese and Laura Smith-Spark for CNN

Rome (CNN) - The cardinals who must pick a successor to Pope Benedict XVI after he steps down on February 28 could meet to make the decision sooner than thought, a Vatican spokesman said Saturday.

The conclave, the meeting which will bring together the 117 cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, could start before March 15 if all the cardinals are already in Rome, Father Federico Lombardi said.

Lombardi had previously said the conclave was likely to start between March 15 and 19.

But he gave new details Saturday, saying that because the pope had resigned rather than the conclave being triggered by his death, there was scope for the time frame to be brought forward.

The decision may not come until after Benedict's departure and lies in the hands of the cardinals, he added.

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Filed under: Belief • Catholic Church • Pope Benedict XVI • Vatican

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  1. End Religion

    If your god exists then you needn't pray so publicly. In fact your bible tells you to pray privately. If you love him so much, why don't you listen to your god?

    February 19, 2013 at 12:52 am |
    • Poltergeist

      Freedom of religion in the US means you can pray where you want.

      Wait up! You dropped your hammer and sickle!

      February 19, 2013 at 2:04 am |
    • End Religion

      LOL, first this was a reply to someone who was posting a prayer on a public blog. Second, I thought I hit "reply" but either didn't or fell victim to the "page turn" bug. Third, it isn't me saying you can't pray - it's YOUR friggin book of rules that tells you not to, doofus.

      February 19, 2013 at 2:20 am |
    • Righteo

      So Polterguy, you don't have to obey Jesus and the Bible if the Constitution says you can more? That's what we have been saying all along!

      Welcome to atheism.

      February 19, 2013 at 2:24 am |
    • VanHagar

      Eng Religion...you are half right, which makes you half wrong. Mat. 6:5 says: ""And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full." The point Jesus was making was not that we should only pray privately (although he does say to do that as well), but that if our heart is intent on praying so as to receive publicity, our heart is in the wrong place. Nowhere does the Bible (in full context) say it is wrong to pray in public–its the motive that Jesus was addressing, not the location.

      February 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      VanHagar
      I'm surprised to see you back here. You were supposed to renounce christ according to your own words...or do you not remember getting your a $ $ span ked the other day?

      February 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
    • VanHagar

      Richard...I have to confess knocking off early the other day...what post are you referring to?

      February 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  2. Correctlycenter

    Lord, when others mock, scoff, deny and belittle You, I will praise you. I will bless the name of the LORD. You are my Creator and my God. In you I trust and will obey.

    " Lord, through all the generations you have been our home! Before the mountains were created, before You made the earth and the world, You are God, without beginning and end." Psalm 90:1-2...

    February 19, 2013 at 12:49 am |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Corectlycenter, do you really not know how the Earth was made, or is this just hyperbole?

      February 19, 2013 at 2:47 am |
  3. Ungodly Discipline

    Correctlycenter = Fail.

    February 19, 2013 at 12:09 am |
  4. Correctlycenter

    " The godly give good advice to their friends, the wicked lead them astray." Proverbs 12:26... God bless...

    February 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm |
    • Hubert

      Think for yourself.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm |
    • Jesus, Lawn mower of Nazareth

      And that good advice includes "abandon your family and follow Jesus."

      February 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Correctlycenter how do you suppose human beings survived without the bible for 198,000 years? Are you capable of an original thought, like your ancestors? Are your ancient relatives all in hell?

      February 18, 2013 at 11:47 pm |
    • M.A.D

      "wicked lead them astray", yes they do, especially here on CNN, like you do.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:51 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Maybe one of you geniuses can explain this to me. Ok, God is Jesus, Jesus is God. God wanted to have a physical manifestation of himself on Earth and though he created the heavens and the Earth, Adam and Eve, he couldn't manage a “Jesus” so he knocked up a virgin by proxy who then gave birth to Himself and then he waited for himself to grow up so that he could preach the "truth" to those who would listen.

      Then he set up his own death so that he could suffer on a cross to "die" (even though he can't die) for the sins of all the many billions of people who would be born who had not yet committed any sins but for whom he has a plan and that plan includes sinning for some unknown reason so he needed to die for them. Then he becomes a ghost, takes a little trip to Hades to hang with the red guy and then he "rises" and walks about frightening people and then disappears after telling everyone he would return and never shows his face again.

      Why?

      I would offer this counter possibility. Mary got knocked up by the blacksmith. Jesus was a cult leader. Jesus broke the law and was punished and died

      February 19, 2013 at 12:00 am |
    • sam stone

      wow......a quote.....congrats on that parrot thing

      February 19, 2013 at 1:33 am |
  5. Trinity of Stupid

    God is good. And kind. And He loves you. Unless you are gay. Or some other things. But the important thing is you cannot disprove that He gives you Freewilly to chose Heaven or Hell.

    February 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm |
  6. Cat Holic

    A pompous waste of time that doesn't save even a soul.

    February 18, 2013 at 11:27 pm |
    • Theo No

      Maybe, but it sure brings in the cash! Papa needs a new dress . . .

      February 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm |
    • clarity

      Sorry, but there is no such thing as a soul. Well, except for this kind:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

      February 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm |
    • The Truth of God

      You blaspheme the Godfather of Soul!?!?!?!?! You will suffer and torment in the lowest level of hell: The Hell of Perpetual Disco Music and Leisure Suits!!!

      February 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm |
  7. Correctlycenter

    " For Jesus is the One referred to in the scriptures, where it says, The Stone that you builders rejected has now become the Cornerstone. There is salvation in no one else! There is no other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them." Acts 4: 11-12...

    February 18, 2013 at 11:20 pm |
    • Vinz Clothar

      Gozer shall come in one of the pre-selected forms.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:23 pm |
    • End Religion

      Please learn to walk in the many footsteps of Bilbo. In His name I pray...

      "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty wet hole, filled with the ends of earth worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole, with nothing to sit down on or to eat; it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort."

      From the book of Bilbo, 1:1

      February 18, 2013 at 11:23 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Correctlycenter, how do you suppose human beings survived without the bible for 198,000 years? Are you capable of an original thought, like your ancestors? Are your ancient relatives all in hell?

      February 18, 2013 at 11:25 pm |
    • sam stone

      free people do not need salvation, corruptlycenter

      February 19, 2013 at 1:37 am |
  8. Reality

    Freedom of Truth Act 2013:

    To be fair using a summary:

    (only for the new members of this blog)

    Putting the kibosh/”google” on all religion in less than ten seconds: Priceless !!!

    • As far as one knows or can tell, there was no Abraham i.e. the foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are non-existent.

    • As far as one knows or can tell, there was no Moses i.e the pillars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have no strength of purpose.

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

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

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

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

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

    Added details available upon written request.

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

    e.g. Taoism

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

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

    February 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm |
    • Correctlycenter

      Who created the heavens and the earth and all living things on the earth? Sagan? Darwin? Dawkins? Einstein? No, but the LORD God Almighty...

      February 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm |
    • Theo No

      It is well-known that Eurynome separated the sky from the sea by dancing on the waves of Oceanus. So take that, Hawking and Dawkins!

      February 18, 2013 at 11:26 pm |
    • A Frayed Knot

      Correctlycenter,

      What makes you think it was "created"? Could it have happened _any_ other way?... perhaps a way that we don't know about yet?

      February 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm |
    • Reality

      قانون حرية الحقيقة 2013:

      لكي نكون منصفين باستخدام ملخص:

      (فقط للأعضاء الجدد في هذا بلوق)

      وضع kibosh / "جوجل" على الدين كله في أقل من عشر ثوان: لا تقدر بثمن!

      • بقدر ما أحد يعرف أو يمكن أن أقول، لم يكن هناك أي أسس إبراهيم اليهودية والمسيحية والإسلام هي غير موجودة.

      • بقدر ما أحد يعرف أو يمكن أن أقول، لم يكن هناك أي موسى دعائم اليهودية والمسيحية والإسلام ليس لديهم قوة العزيمة.

      • لم يكن هناك أي فشل غابرييل الإسلام كدين. فشل المسيحية جزئيا.

      • كان هناك أي فشل أي عيد الفصح المسيحية كدين تماما.

      • لم يكن هناك أي موروني المورمونية هو ليس أكثر من عبادة الأعمال.

      • المقدسة / التبجيل الأبقار، الآلهة القرد والطوائف، وبالتالي التناسخ الهندوسية كدين فشل.

      • الدهون بوذا هنا، جسد جديد نحيل تماثيل بوذا هناك، / تولد من جديد في كل مكان يجعل بوذا للا على البوذية.

      وأضاف التفاصيل المتاحة بناء على طلب خطي.

      بحث سريع وضع kibosh على أي مجموعة أخرى تطلق على نفسها دين.

      على سبيل المثال الطاوية

      "أصول الطاوية غير واضحة. تقليديا، يعتبر لاو تزو، الذي عاش في القرن السادس ومؤسسها. الأسس الفلسفية لها في وقت مبكر والمعتقدات والطقوس في وقت لاحق طريقتان مختلفتان تماما من الحياة. اليوم (1982) الطاوية يدعي 31286000 أتباع.

      تقول الاسطورة ان تصرف بطريقة صحيحة ولدت لاو تزو بواسطة نجم اطلاق النار، وقاموا في بطن أمه ل82 سنة، وولد الحكيم الكامل نمت الرجل العجوز. "

      February 18, 2013 at 11:29 pm |
    • The Truth of God

      It's called creation because it was created. So there is a creator. Which proves that the Earth and the universe were created. So they are called creation, which proves that there is a creator.

      If you are Christian, circles are your friends.

      Incidentally, Chad actually used this logic once.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:31 pm |
    • Cat Holic

      @IncorrectlyCentered: Einstein is a pretty smart guy and he did not espoused the idea that God actually did created the universe. Sagan, Hawkins and Dawkins are pretty smart guys themselves. So would would trust their judgments more than a guy elected by the other 800 old guys.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm |
    • Reality

      The meteorite that hit Russia and the asteroid that just missed Earth last Friday gives credence to the following:

      o Think infinity and recycling with the Big Bang expansion followed by the shrinking reversal called the Gib Gnab and recycling back to the Big Bang repeating the process on and on forever. Human life and Earth are simply a minute part of this cha-otic, sto-cha-stic, expanding, shrinking process disappearing in five billion years with the burn out of the Sun and maybe returning in another five billion years with different life forms but still subject to the va-ga-ries of its local star.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm |
    • CorrectlyCenter Jr

      My daddy says the world was created by God's hands. The hands were revealed to all of us – held together like a triangle. This it the world we live in. My daddy showed me the video it was revealed in. It's from Genesis.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm |
    • Akira

      "Land Of Confusion"! LMAO!

      "Getting better in my wardrobe
      "Stepping one beyond your show!"
      I quote Genesis often, myself.

      February 19, 2013 at 12:13 am |
  9. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    let's all pray to our GAWDs (atheist you guys can sing your favorite songs) for departing Pope!!

    February 18, 2013 at 11:17 pm |
    • Pope Benedict XVI

      I would like you to all sing something from a man I truly admire: Gary Glitter.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm |
  10. Correctlycenter

    " But evil people and imposters will flouish. They will go on deceiving others, and they themselves will be deceived. But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, and you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the scriptures since childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Jesus Christ.

    All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God's way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do." 2nd Timothy 3:13-17...

    February 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      If you read the Gnostic Gospel of Phillip, you will see that, "...indeed I say unto you that we are but drops in the sea, each one a ripple makes..."

      Phillip goes on to say that, "...be not one but part of the whole. Be not in disconnect, but hold firmly and endure…”

      Scholars believe these two passages are very revealing. What do they reveal?

      Jesus, being deaf, identified with "Mother Earth" in such a way that swimming and wrestling were very enjoyable to him, and this is something he wanted to share with his disciples.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm |
    • Jesus love you

      And the Lord sayeth, "My book is true verily because my book sayeth it's true. Amen." Gospel of St. Circles 2:482-27

      February 18, 2013 at 11:14 pm |
  11. Dr. D. Johnson

    Violence stems from a lack of freedom. Hate is born of intolerance. But from whence comes this servitude and hatred?

    If you read from the Thomas Gospel we see that, "...our brothers rally and cry...free them from wench and w.h.o.r.e. Let them be as our Lord intended."

    This lack of evolutionary independence to spread one's seed and strengthen our species is quite unnatural and leads to jealousy and violence.

    In The Book of the Lord, we read, "Wade in the pond often but do not drown." I think that says it all.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
    • Correctlycenter

      " But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won your fight with these false prophets, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. These people belong to the world, so they speak from the world's viewpoint, and the world listens to them. But we belong to God; that is why those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us.

      That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception." 1st John 4:4-6...

      February 18, 2013 at 11:01 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      Based on the evidence we have, it is clear now that the disciples of Jesus were in fact in business with him and equal partners.

      How do we know this?

      In the Timothy Gospel we read, "...and at our table will Phillip score our keep. Speak in turn and in fairness. Ours is the mutual trust."

      I think it is clear that these thirteen men sought profit and most likely in textiles.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm |
  12. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    aren't we supposed to talk about Pope?

    February 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm |
    • Islam and all that

      Here it goes flatulence ism, absurdity of lactose intolerance, odiferous ism, Nation founded on spicy foods of truth Digestive disorders human food inequality being given toots from hind lysol scent variety to celebrate flatulence ism, digestive disorders, a violation of a healthy constitution, not of regularity, odiferous of the constipated, but of hindered by Irritable bowel syndrome of flatulence ism, runny ism called Montezuma revenge ism to celebrate hind, filth of flatulence ism, smelly ism.

      Bang your gong is a sign of a hungry stoner, self absorbed, Not of a beerz but bud, in obedience of T. Rex absolute rock whoa. Electric warrior, rock to bogart water bong ism Greed is not appreciated pot heads absolute stoner ism, nor it is appreciated by holder, ignorant bogart ism.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:27 pm |
    • Incontinentia Buttocks

      We're allowed to digress if the topic is a boring old creep in a dress and a pointy hat.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm |
    • Artie Aardvark

      No. We are supposed to generate clicks so that CNN can make money.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm |
  13. Dr. D. Johnson

    Did you know that in the Gospel of Thomas, it is written that Jesus relied heavily on Thomas saying, "...it is a weary day dream that Thomas earns great victory in quenching the thirst of my people."

    It was incorrectly translated from the Coptic to mean that "Thomas the Contender" was a champion for Jesus, when in fact; Jesus was referring to Thomas' ability to mix wine-based cocktails! We often joke that he should have been called, "Thomas the Bartender".

    February 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm |
    • Akira

      Ah, Dr. Johnson, it's been awhile.
      I see you are as erudite as always.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      And to think, so many generations of Welshmen have been named for Thomas the Bartender. Iechyd da!

      February 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      Hello Akira. News of my retirement was exagerated. 😉

      February 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm |
  14. Correctlycenter

    " May God be merciful and bless us. May His face shine with favor upon us. May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere. May the nations praise You, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise You." Psalm 67:1-3...

    February 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      In the Gnostic Gospels, Peter and Matthew are depicted as unable to understand Jesus’ message, most likely due to his deafness. While the other disciples took the time to learn sign language, such as it was, Peter and Matthew did not find this to be important.

      Scholars have interpreted this as a criticism against the school of Christianity associated with the Gospel of Matthew where Matthew writes, “…our Lord, be He holy and impressive is challenging. He challenges us in mind and patience.”

      February 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm |
    • Athy

      Correctly. That's a lot of "mays," isn't it? Are there any certainties in your silly "maybe" religion?

      February 18, 2013 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Ungodly Discipline

    Artie Aardvark, do you have anything to say or you just here to criticize? Dork.

    February 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      Many in my field believe that the many references to Jesus as being "dumb" were in fact a reference to the fact that he was mute. This has given further credence to the well-known assertion that Jesus did not deliver the "sermon on the mount" but instead "signed" his wisdom to the deaf community present at the time.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:07 pm |
    • Artie Aardvark

      What would you like to talk about?

      February 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Artie Aardvark, you are asking me what you should talk about on the Belief Blog? Dork.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:17 pm |
    • Artie Aardvark

      Your criticisms of people who criticize are duly noted.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      There you go again Artie.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm |
    • Artie Aardvark

      Your criticisms of people who criticize people who critize people who criticize people are duly noted.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      You are clever Artie, and I enjoy your posts very much.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm |
    • Artie Aardvark

      Your compliments of people who criticize people who critize people who criticize people are duly noted

      February 18, 2013 at 10:54 pm |
  16. Dr. D. Johnson

    If you read both Timothy and Phillip, there are passages which describe in detail that Jesus was cremated.
    We know this because his friends were asked to take his ashes to the Sea of Galilee and deposit them over, "...the lapping waves of His Father's own sink basin".

    Furthermore we read in a passage from Timothy that, “…the ashes were as grains of sand. I have tasted his body.” This passage is thought to have been incorrectly translated into the last supper myth.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm |
    • Artie Aardvark

      I'd rather read Hefner and Guccione than Timothy and Phillip

      February 18, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      In the Jesus Gospel he discusses long journeys east of the desert where, "....there I encountered great wisdom and peace among the monks. They removed the sand from my sandals and blew upon my feet with flowered breath"

      He goes on to say that, "...we meditated together for many days, fasting but joyful in the divine and always mindful of odor."

      He brought these teachings to his 12 plus Mary and his parents saying, "...know me and know the many lives of the snake, the lizard, and the beasts of all previous lives. Mine is the journey of a God. Perfection can be found through self-sacrifice."

      This is well doc.u.mented but sadly, few too people understand that Jesus was no more a rabbi than me.

      He was a monk, and according to Timothy, an enthusiastic nudist. "...without concern nor bashfulness, the fullness of our Lord cannot be contained by his tunic."

      February 18, 2013 at 9:55 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Yes Yes I knew it. Jesus was cremated. Also, people say Mohammad was dragged out of a water well, and hanged by villagers.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm |
    • Artie Aardvark

      I don't actually read what you wrote. I stopped after the first. So don't let my responses encourage you, because, let's face it, you are into Alternative Dingbat.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:01 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      We know that the so called "missionary position" was so named after Jesus walked in on Mary Magdalene and Joseph having relations. He condemned their activities saying, "...you have soiled my sheets, you have confused my mission and compromised my position

      February 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Dr. DJ, Now that is not true. It is well docu mented that "so called" "missionary position" was nicked name after Mohammad was found kneeling on the floor in his house.......of course, he was praying GAWD, not playing with his Goat, as you may suspect.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:18 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      ISLAM, interesting. I was not aware of that legend. Thank you.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm |
    • Correctlycenter

      Are we re-writing the holy bible with your opinions? I choose to believe in God's inerrant word, not your errant opinions...

      February 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
    • clarity

      CorrectlyStupid: "God's inerrant word,"

      Oh – that "inerrant" word that was copied from older pagan writings (gospels)
      Oh – that "inerrant" word that was revised again and again over hundreds of years

      I guess you don't know what "inerrant" means.

      February 18, 2013 at 11:39 pm |
  17. Dr. D. Johnson

    There is much that does not get told in popular biblical academia.

    For example, Jesus tells us that his father and mother "have not spaketh a single word in two years plus three. This sounds like a man scorned to me.

    How can we prove marital troubles in the home of Jesus? Reading from Mary (Magdalene), she says, "when Joseph's gaze met mine I felt a burning deep within...." She goes on to discuss Jesus' jealousy and rage.

    Is it possible Joseph never forgave Mother Mary for her affair, and Joseph and Jesus were competing for Mary Magdalene’s affection?

    February 18, 2013 at 9:33 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Is that so? I wonder if Mohammad had issues with his mother too!!!!

      February 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm |
    • Badda Bing

      I see you have been researching the "Gospel of Gary: The Truthy Truth, And Some Fast Hamburger Helper Recipes"

      February 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      In the Gospel of Truth, it states, "Jesus found the scribes to be ignorant and foul smelling..."

      These men were his employees and Jesus showed a discernible dislike for them. Perhaps out of jealousy that they were educated where he was not.

      The text goes on to say, "...and Jesus thought not of the female form, and from heaven came to remove ignorance"

      Again giving weight to the common thinking that Jesus was a homosexual

      February 18, 2013 at 9:39 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Dr. D. Johnson, my Q'Ranic research tells me Mohammad was an animal lover.

      February 18, 2013 at 9:41 pm |
    • Islam and all that

      “Operation Bleach my Anus”, Ya, it was long before "wax my balls", metro sexual, is nothing more than a bi-sexual to find shoes with no socks of a sweater wrapped on shoulders, according to GQ teachings, GQ was taught "wax my balls" to 1000th generation of metro sexual men after Adam and Eve liked to swing in bible, straight men can’t bleach anus, wax all they want, they can never keep stubble perfect real meaning of "wax my balls", because nice bleached anus, smooth absolute anus, creator of polo and pressed blue jeans, kept it smooth and clean.

      February 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm |
  18. Dr. D. Johnson

    In my research I have found that Mary Magdalene was in fact both consort and wife. A consort was simply a companion. If you read the scriptures, you will find that in the late BE and early CE, it was actually possible to both be married and single simultaneously.

    How you ask?

    You must refer to the Gnostic versus attributed to Phillip who said, "Be it spouse or alone, we are only that which our threshold allows on the Sabbath."

    Loosely translated it means a woman can be beholden to a man one day, and quite free the next. This makes polygamy possible without breaking God's law against Adultery.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:19 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Dr. D. Johnson, I am a very big fan of your posts, could you shed some lights on Aisha, a youngest wife of Mohammad? Appreciated.

      February 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm |
    • Mohammed

      Aisha was my favorite goat. She had some moves . . . damn!

      February 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      Thank you Islam, I am glad you enjoy the fruits of my labor. Unfortunately I am not a scholar if the Muslim faith but good luck with your studies.

      February 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm |
    • Hubert

      Dr. D. Johnson

      You talk a lot about your research. Do you have a link to anything you have published?

      February 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm |
    • Islam and all that

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      February 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Brother Mohammad, now that confirms my doubt. I heard Mohammad knew black magic and he turned his followers into pigs, if he got mad. That's why people called him "MO" "HAM" "MAD". He probably turned Aish into goat.

      February 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm |
    • Dr. D. Johnson

      Hubert, yes of course. Thank you.

      February 18, 2013 at 9:41 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Hubert, unfortunately, I don't. I have been flagged on many sites.

      February 18, 2013 at 9:45 pm |
    • Akira

      Buldge inequality is a problem these days.

      February 18, 2013 at 10:33 pm |
  19. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    The truth absolute is a nonsense I started on this site for fun, and atheists goons are going wild.

    February 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm |
    • Islam and all that

      Day of cow chip throwing contest, absurdity celebrated by Oklahomans, ignorants to seek trophy from poop long horn filthy beast, source of rodeo lasso displayed on belt buckle of every cowboy, ignorant female calf ropers of cow chip throwing contest, illegality of opening shoot early To learn cow chip throwing contest, absurdity of oklahomans, goat ropers please visit nationalfinalsrodeo.com filthy cow chip

      February 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm |
  20. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    As the lovely my prosti tute great great great grand mother danced through the ashes of goon Al-Madinah she spread pigs crap on all the paths Muhammad had walked in his last days on earth. The new graffiti were the signs of the swine that Mohammad followed the lovely young boys and girls on the streets of Al-Madinah. These new signs were added to the Noble Qur'an because you yourself told Thin Allah it must be so.

    Ameen

    February 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm |
    • Islam and all that

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      February 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm |
    • Zingo

      Anchovies on pizza . . . you should be burned at the stake, you pizza-heretic!

      February 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm |
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