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February 27th, 2013
11:35 AM ET

Fill in the blank: Jesus is____

(CNN)– Justin Bieber's pastor, Judah Smith, says his book 'Jesus Is" challenges people to have a discussion about who Jesus was.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Christianity • Jesus

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  1. Robert Brown

    I was a little late getting back on yesterday.

    hawaiiguest

    @Robert

    And yet, as I've said before, I was a believer, I took 1 Peter 3: 15 seriously, and started to read the bible in it's entirety to better understand god and everything else. I read the apologetics when I had the tought questions, it's just that I didn't accept the fallacious arguments and biases that were required to believe. If your right, and god needs to make it happen, then your god is the reason I'm an atheist, and if there is a hell, then he created the exact situation that would cause him to send me there.

    February 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |

    Robert Brown

    Hawaiiguest,
    You were a believer and felt it was important to give an answer for your faith. You read, studied, and decided you were wrong. Now you don’t believe in God.

    No offense intended, but when you say you were a believer, what was it that you believed? I will assume you believed in God, did you also believe in Jesus? Did you believe you were a sinner in need of a savior? Did you accept the death of Jesus as payment for your sins? Were you born again? Did you have an experience that you can remember, or did you simply believe there was a God? The reason I ask all of this is because people believe all sorts of things. It isn’t up to me whether you were a born again Christian, or not, and you don’t have to reply with your answers, they are more for you to think about, than for me to try to analyze your position as a believer, because even if you answered all of those for me, I still wouldn’t be in a position to decide what you had when you said you were a believer. It is between you and God.

    Another thing that comes to my mind when anyone tells me that they use to believe is the parable of the sower. Have you ever considered what Jesus had to say on the subject of losing faith. This is one of the few parables where we get an explanation of the meaning. I am not saying that this is the answer, because there is no way anyone can know what is in another persons heart, but it is worth considering.

    From the 8th chapter of Doctor Luke;
    “11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.”
    Verse 11 is very important, the sower is sowing the word of God. The word is not only the written word(the bible), or the preached word(which is the gospel message given by the holy spirit through a pastor) but most importantly, the word of God is Jesus.

    “12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.”
    The word goes out but a person never gets it, the devil keeps them from even considering it. They flatly reject it.

    “13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.”
    They hear, receive, and even believe, but they fall away. They lose their faith. They have no root, their faith is weak. Temptation here could be most anything apart from God. There are 3 enemies to the believer, the devil, the flesh, and the world. Temptation can come from any of those sources. You basically said you thought and studied your way from faith. This makes me think you could have yielded to the temptation of the flesh. If a persons faith isn’t strong, they could be thinking with their human natural mind, apart from the holy spirit of God. God promises to teach us through his holy spirit. If someone yields to the flesh and reasons without the help of God’s holy spirit, they come to incorrect conclusions on spiritual matters. If they resist the flesh and yield to the spirit, God helps them understand spiritual things.

    “14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.”
    These hear but it doesn’t say they receive or believe. They hear it, but they are more concerned with, overcome by, or consumed with, the things of the flesh and the world.

    Regardless of why, I honestly believe that God will forgive you and take you back, or save you and make you a child of God, whatever the case may be.

    February 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |

    March 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
    • .

      Stick to the original post moron, not everyone wants to read your stupid ramblings.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Robert

      And, once again, that in no way addresses anything that I said. This is your problem Robert, you constantly toss out bible crap you THINK applies, but it doesn't at all. It's just sad. You say it's only god that could make a person believe, and yet the parable puts the onus and blame solely on the person. So which is it? In your doctrine, doesn't god make everyone what they are?

      March 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
    • Austin

      I like your posts, they have good information!

      March 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm |
    • Robert Brown

      Hawaiiguest,
      You clearly misunderstand the parable. The only onus on the person is whether they yield to the temptations, does the person depend on themselves, other people, or God. All the rest are external forces. And, you complain because I won’t discuss honestly…..
      God will give or has given you a measure of faith, what will or did you do with it?

      March 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Robert

      You continue to prove over and over that you aren't interested in any kind of real discussion.

      March 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm |
    • Truth Prevails :-)

      Austin: You brainwashed little moron...do you believe everything you hear? We expect you to like posts like this...they meld nicely with your brand of delusions.

      March 2, 2013 at 8:20 am |
  2. Bob

    Rachel is... Chad.

    March 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
  3. Reality

    Only for the new members of this blog:

    Jesus WAS an illiterate, (dirty, sometimes sick- from a new book), Jewish peasant/carpenter/simple preacher man who suffered from hallucinations (or “mythicizing” from P, M, M, L and J) and who has been characterized anywhere from the Messiah from Nazareth to a mythical character from mythical Nazareth to a ma-mzer from Nazareth (Professor Bruce Chilton, in his book Rabbi Jesus). An-alyses of Jesus’ life by many contemporary NT scholars (e.g. Professors Ludemann, Crossan, Borg and Fredriksen, ) via the NT and related doc-uments have concluded that only about 30% of Jesus' sayings and ways noted in the NT were authentic. The rest being embellishments (e.g. miracles)/hallucinations made/had by the NT authors to impress various Christian, Jewish and Pagan sects.

    The 30% of the NT that is "authentic Jesus" like everything in life was borrowed/plagiarized and/or improved from those who came before. In Jesus' case, it was the ways and sayings of the Babylonians, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Hitt-ites, Canaanites, OT, John the Baptizer and possibly the ways and sayings of traveling Greek Cynics.

    earlychristianwritings.com/

    For added "pizzazz", Catholic theologians divided god the singularity into three persons and invented atonement as an added guilt trip for the "pew people" to go along with this trinity of overseers. By doing so, they made god the padre into god the "filicider".

    March 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
    • Live4Him

      Which fictional book did you get this from?

      March 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Are you unable to read, Lie4ever?

      I'm pretty sure the poster can "observe" the books mentioned. Therefore, according to you, they're evidence.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm |
  4. Mithra

    Terry is a joke.

    March 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm |
  5. Manfred

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDy3S6Efnhw&w=640&h=360]

    March 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm |
    • Yeah right!

      What is your obsession if you don't believe?

      March 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm |
    • End Religion

      Well, can your god make a rock so big he can't lift it?

      March 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      I think it's funny Christians want everyone to pay attention to their religion, they want it included in laws and gov't and public school, they put up billboards and have TV channels dedicated to it. And then when atheists pay attention they say "you shouldn't even care, why not just ignore us".

      March 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm |
    • Aydin

      If your opponents are too smart for you, just invent a fake one and play make-believe.

      March 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm |
  6. Live4Him

    @Saraswati : 1) (P) There is no evidence of any gods.

    This is an apriori conclusion, given that when evidence is presented, you ignore it. How does matter, energy and time get created?

    March 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Lie4ever, how do you know that matter, energy, and time were "created" at all?

      You don't. No one does. That you pretend you do says a lot about your lack of integrity.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm |
    • Kratos

      So it is OK for God to have no beginning, but not the universe?

      March 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm |
    • Saraswati

      @Live4Him,

      In the original discussion that line was a premise to a very specific argument. The fact that something is a premise in one argument does not mean that it is not also the conclusion of another. As it happens though, this was not my own argument but someone else's that I was expanding on for the sake of argument. If you will look above in that original discussion you can see I did the same with another very different argument. My own belief is that these is no such thing as objective evidence and that you can therefore find some evidence for almost any claim. There are, however, tighter constraints on what is good or bad evidence but that's a different discussion.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son : how do you know that matter, energy, and time were "created" at all?

      Technically, you're correct. Since we don't have a time machine, we cannot determine if they were created. However, we can see that matter, energy, and time exist. And we can puzzle out why they exist. And when physists postulated the Big Bang, which mathematically proves that they did not always exist(if the theory is valid), then there is evidence that matter, energy, and time were created.

      Second, when we consider the first four verses of the Bible, which says they were the first things created in Creation, then we also see evidence that they were created.

      So, we see clear evidence for the Biblical God (which was the point in this discussion).

      March 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Saraswati : My own belief is that these is no such thing as objective evidence

      I think that what you're actually meaning is that any objective evidence can be used by either side to support their conclusions, to which I would agree. However, my position is that when you consider all the available evidence, then it narrows down the list of possible conclusions.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Kratos : So it is OK for God to have no beginning, but not the universe?

      1) Contrary to matter, energy and time, there is no evidence that God has a beginning.
      2) Assuming that everything has a beginning causes a person to fall victim to the logic fallacy of argumentum ad infinitium (i.e. argument to infinity). Therefore, it is illogical to presume that everything has a beginning. Once you stop the "beginning", something existed without a beginning – i.e. God.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "And when physists postulated the Big Bang, which mathematically proves that they did not always exist(if the theory is valid), then there is evidence that matter, energy, and time were created."

      First of all, what is a "physist"?

      Just because something didn't always exist, it does not follow that it *must* have been "created."

      You choose to pretend there is evidence for a "creator." There isn't.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Lie4ever, the bible is not evidence for anything.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
    • Kratos

      Liv4him:

      If you reject the Big Bang, what is your evidence the universe had a beginning?

      March 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Same fallacious bullshit Live has been trying to peddle for weeks now. It seems he still can't comprehend that what he's presenting is a Begging The Question fallacy.
      Another fine example of the damage religion does to the mind.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      L4H, The fact that space, time, matter had a beginning only means that some "thing" that is not made of space, time or matter existed before. That "thing" does not have to be a living God, could be though 😉

      March 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son : First of all, what is a "physist"?

      Yep, the first type-o and you jump on it. It's "physicist". 😉

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son : Just because something didn't always exist, it does not follow that it *must* have been "created."

      As I pointed out previously, the BB says otherwise. But, you want to ignore the science.

      ---------

      @Kratos : If you reject the Big Bang, what is your evidence the universe had a beginning?

      You would still need to deal with the Bible saying that it was created. If you want to be objective, you cannot ignore any evidence without justification.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:04 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @lunchbreaker : L4H, The fact that space, time, matter had a beginning only means that some "thing" that is not made of space, time or matter existed before. That "thing" does not have to be a living God, could be though

      You're absolutely correct. The point that I was addressing is that there IS evidence for some god, and with the Bible, there is evidence for the Biblical God.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I don't have to pretend, Lie4ever. I don't make claims I can't support with facts. You do.

      There is no evidence whatsoever that the universe was "created". None.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      The bible isn't evidence.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "As I pointed out previously, the BB says otherwise. But, you want to ignore the science."

      No, the Big Bang does not say otherwise. Nothing about the BB theory claims that the universe was created.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son : I don't make claims I can't support with facts. ... The bible isn't evidence.

      What facts can you provide to support your claim that the Bible isn't evidence? Can you see it? Yes. Therefore, both of your claims (i.e. "make claims I can't support and "The bible isn't evidence") have been falsified.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:11 pm |
    • Austin

      After you receive the Holy Spirit, he reveals his proof to you internally, or through your surroundings. Because he is sovereign, and he can. It's awesome!

      March 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      No, they haven't. The bible isn't evidence for anything. It's a book written by men 2000 years ago.

      Not proof. Not evidence.

      You can keep pretending that it is, but you will fail to make your case. All you will succeed in doing is making your faith look weak.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son : Nothing about the BB theory claims that the universe was created.

      You obviously don't understand the BB model.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_singularity
      The classical version of the Big Bang cosmological model of the universe contains a causal singularity at the start of time (t=0), where all time-like geodesics have no extensions into the past.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son : The bible isn't evidence for anything. It's a book written by men 2000 years ago.

      Can you observe it? Yes. Denying the facts isn't taking your case anywhere.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      causal /=created.

      Sorry, honey, but you don't know what "caused" the BB. No one does. There is no evidence that a being of any kind "caused" it.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I can observe Harry Potter books. Doesn't make them evidence of anything other than that someone wrote them.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "Isn't taking your case anywhere."

      What case? I'm not the one making a case. You are.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
    • Timmy

      I'm pretty sure that Big Bang didn't create anything, it is just when the universe started expanding. Prior to that everything in the universe was in a very small very dense singularity. So all of the matter and energy already existed.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son : I can observe Harry Potter books. Doesn't make them evidence of anything other than that someone wrote them.

      But they ARE evidence that someone wrote them. You're trying to co-mingle the concept of 'evidence' with the concept of 'authentic testimony'. These are different terms. Evidence is determined by the simple criterion of "observability".

      March 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Keep right on with this schtick, Lie4ever. It's sure to pay off...

      March 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      The bible is not evidence that the universe was created. It is not evidence that any being caused the universe.

      Lie4ever can keep pretending that it is, but it isn't.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm |
    • ME II

      @Live4Him,
      "Can you observe [the Bible]? Yes. Denying the facts isn't taking your case anywhere."

      The fact that the Bible exists and is observable lends no credence to its claims.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Timmy : I'm pretty sure that Big Bang didn't create anything, it is just when the universe started expanding. Prior to that everything in the universe was in a very small very dense singularity.

      Correct, but misunderstood. Technically, the BB didn't create matter, energy and time. However, these don't exist in the singularity. Since the BB theory includes the singularity, then it is appropriate to treat their emergence from the singularity as 'creating matter, energy and time'.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "Technically, the BB didn't create matter, energy and time."

      Thank you for admitting that there's no evidence anything was "created."

      March 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "it is appropriate to treat their emergence from the singularity as 'creating matter, energy and time'."

      Says who? You? Since when do you decide what is "appropriate"?

      March 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm |
    • Timmy

      If technically the Big Bang didn't create matter and energy then why should we pretend that it did?

      March 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm |
  7. Kokopelli

    Jesus is a Myth.
    If it were possible for you to hop into a time machine, and travel back in time, to ancient Palestine, and go around asking "where can I find Jesus?" ..... not a single person would know who, or what you were talking about.
    Even if you could speak Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin, they would still look at you and shrug.

    You see, "Jee-suhz" never existed.

    Yeshua, on the other hand, you might quite a few of.
    Yeshua doesn't translate to Jesus, no matter how you try to rationalize it. Just because someone long ago mistranslated someone's name, doesn't mean you should accept that mistranslation as true, and go around saying "Jesus Jesus" at every chance you get.
    Yeshua translates to Joshua. Joshua, not Jesus.

    Was there a Jewish Rabbi by the name of Yeshua (Joshua) who challenged the rabbinical paradigms of his time, and established a new Jewish Religious Movement? Most probably so. But we my never know the truth of what his ideas and/or philosophies were, because his caricature and persona were shaped and morphed into the mythical Jesus.

    Jesus of Nazareth never existed.
    Joshua, on the other hand, is a different story all together.

    March 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Kokopelli : Yeshua doesn't translate to Jesus, no matter how you try to rationalize it. ... Yeshua translates to Joshua. Joshua, not Jesus.

      You obviously don't know anything about translating from different languages. Lets take the Hebrew name of Joshua (i.e. Yeshua) and translate it into Greek. Greeks end masculine names with a 's', so 'Yeshua' and 's' becomes "Yeshuas', which is then translated into English as 'Jesus'.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
    • Austin

      Good stuff live4him. Keep it up. I was a hater, and God used the resources from my past that I had heard and in my time of need, the spirit revealed its power. Incredible, I appreciate your armor.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Yeah, its "armor" is REALLY effective. That's why it has to pretend it has an "ignore" button it uses whenever it's being ridiculed.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son : That's why it has to pretend it has an "ignore" button it uses whenever it's being ridiculed.

      It is pretty pointless to get in a mud-slinging contest. We all become pigs. However, a good debate with facts is always beneficial.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm |
    • In Santa we trust

      Lie4Him and facts. Does not compute.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:33 pm |
    • Which God?

      @l4h. Only if you will present some facts. The bible is not factual. I may have some historical reference as to time or places, but the people are not. No Moses. No Noah, No Jonah (in the belly of a whale, no less. No Paring od the seas, let alone walk on water. Get the point? Facts.
      Questions for you. Why did god make us imperfect to begin with? Why only this Adam and Eve, to start a whole world, making us all inbreds? Why does he want us to worship him (is he a meglomanic)?

      March 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Austin : Good stuff live4him

      If you continue to defend your faith in these challenging forums, your faith will grow too. I started almost 14 years ago, and learned a lot over this time.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You learned a lot? About what? Lying?

      March 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
    • Live4Him

      @Which God? : Only if you will present some facts. The bible is not factual. I may have some historical reference as to time or places, but the people are not.

      What is your evidence that the Bible is not factual? What is your evidence that the people did not exist (given that some of the people have been verified through archeology)?

      March 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
    • Which God?

      l4h. Don't play the BS game. I asked you for facts. Don't turn the argument around, deflecting You make the claims, so, back them up. Where is your historical fact of Jonah living in a whale/ The bible? Not a fact. How is your bible a factual thing? Because it say so, on some supposed diety's word? Or worse, a second-hand account, which is heresy. You know some tells a story (god), and someone repeats it (scribe). That is not evidentiary

      March 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @Live and Austin

      You two are truly pathetic. Austin defends nothing, merely goes around posting random, inane stupidity and not addressing anything posted to him directly.
      Live you just get into discussions and are as dishonest in possible. Not to mention merely reasserting your position over and over with absolutely nothing to back it up. You don't defend anything either. Are both of you here just to see how much you can ignore to reinforce your own bullshit?

      March 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm |
    • Kokopelli

      You obviously don't know anything about translating from different languages

      @L4h .....
      Well, that's an interesting bit of assumption and speculation on your part, wouldn't you agree?
      "Jesus" doesn't come directly from the Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs), but comes through the Latin transliteration of it, in the form of Iesus.

      What you've failed to comprehend here, is that Yeshua was neither a Greek or a Roman, or an English speaker, so why would you continue to call him by a name which he never used? That's a little odd, wouldn't you think?

      It doesn't matter how you might write Krishna, Muhammad, Shiva, or Ahura-Mazda in Greek or Latin, because you would still refer to them by their true names, which seems to be the ongoing case with Hindus, Muslims and Zoroastrians all over the world.

      Jews continue to call their prophets by their proper names as well.

      So, why do Christians seem to have such an aversion to call their god by his true name, Yeshua (or even Joshua, if it makes you feel better)?

      Why the continued adherence to something so far off the mark?
      It seems a bit peculiar.

      Joshua of Nazareth. It even sounds less annoying.

      March 1, 2013 at 3:55 pm |
    • Ontario

      Kokopelli = siraswati

      March 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm |
  8. Austin

    Dear Lord,
    I pray for everyone in this debate, that through your resurrection that your grace would touch the hearts of the needy. Let your truth shine within our hearts in the face of the living spirit of our savior Christ Jesus. Give us faith, and strength in this dark world. We need you ! Hear our desperation Lord, please. Amen

    March 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm |
    • Tommy

      Hail Satan!

      March 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm |
    • Which God?

      Austin, why isn't your jeebus answering you? One poster here say that "prayer changes things. Prove." I don't see proof that god/jeebus/he /she/it has done anything for you. Your prayers are useless. Try again, though, but use your cell phone, the direct prayer line must be busy. Remember, your calls are important to god and jeebus. Please hold though, his ange..er operators are standing by. Oh, $.99 for first minute, $2.00 after

      March 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
    • Which God?

      Looks like Austin power-less can't or won't answer my questions.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm |
  9. Mike

    Jesus is alive

    March 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
    • The Devil

      Says to follow chad and topher on this thread to find out the truth !

      March 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
    • sam stone

      Jesus (gee-zusss) is dead

      Jesus (Hay-zoos) does landscaping

      March 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm |
    • Mike

      I have experienced spiritual revelation. It does not solidify faith. Aaron had proof and he ran down the mountain and made a golden calf. You reject god regardless of the proof you speak of. If you had proof you would have to approach God without it. You are desperate for grace and faith

      March 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm |
    • The Devil

      made me do it . ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

      Did you check out chad he is full of ___________ !!!!

      March 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm |
    • Which God?

      Mike, where? Did he get a visa to visit the US? What color eyes does he have? Is he "Nordic" looking? Does he look like a Semite, or and Irishman with red hair? Quick man, where is he? We want to meet this live character (snicker).

      March 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  10. AvdBerg

    The Spiritual Truth

    http://www.gaychristian101.com

    Narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).

    March 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
    • AvdBerg

      Call me please.
      ANDY VAN DEN BERG
      (902) 876-2751 29 Silver Birch Dr Halifax,NS

      March 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm |
    • .

      You a liar and a fraud.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm |
    • Which God?

      What AvdBerg really means is: "for a good time, call..."

      March 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm |
  11. Austin

    Faith is a daily request, worked out fearfully in submission of inadequacy

    March 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Did that sentence make sense when you typed it?

      You should check your 'puter for gremlins, then.

      March 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
    • sam stone

      Maybe you ought to work on that inadequacy feeling, rather than chasing a sky-fairy to give your life meaning

      March 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
    • Austin

      You have leave proof alone, Christ is the bridge brothers. Not knowledge. He will give you faith!

      March 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
  12. Al

    Jesus is a business. The world's biggest sham. The profits keep rolling in.

    March 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  13. Jesus is ______

    The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
    The Great I AM

    March 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm |
  14. Tom, Tom, the Other One

    Has anyone taken time to reflect on how pi is exactly what it needs to be to describe the relationship between the radius of a circle in Euclidean space and its circumference? Evidence of fine-tuning even in Euclidean space?

    March 1, 2013 at 12:59 pm |
    • Really-O?

      @Tom, Tom, the Other One –

      Why didn't god just make the value 3.14? It would have made things so much simpler.

      March 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
    • One for you

      I am big fan of phrases. The right one that come to mind....

      'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing' and 'a little learning is a dangerous thing'

      March 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm |
    • Milonov

      Pseudo intellectuals yapping!

      March 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      OK, the joke's obscure. Claims of fine-tuning in this Universe presuppose a true theory of everything that admits that physical constants can be other than they are.

      March 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm |
    • *

      Milonov
      "Pseudo intellectuals yapping!"

      Oy! Has HeavenSent gone undercover as a Russian spy!

      March 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
    • sam stone

      HeavenSent=Milinov=Fukinov

      March 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm |
    • lol??

      3.1415 is to remind you to read verses 14 and 15 before lookin' at Jhn 3:16.

      March 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
  15. AvdBerg

    Spiritual Truth

    http://www.gaychristian101.com

    Narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Matthew 7:14).

    March 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm |
  16. Steven

    Jesus Is:'nt Real you morons stop believing in fairy tales

    March 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
  17. NGB4M

    Hot for teacher
    Over the rainbow.
    Tim Tebow's agent.
    Some one I'd like to have a beer with.
    Overdue.
    Good for business.
    A common name in Latino culture.
    Way ahead of NASA.
    Hanging with Elvis.
    A previous incarnation of Eric Clapton.
    What people want him to be.
    Single.
    Waiting (for Godot?).
    Unknown by some still today.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
  18. Which God?

    Jesus is the pivot man in a circle jerk of twelve other jerks.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
  19. lol??

    Arguing the authenticity of scriptures with the A&A's is a time waster. They couldn't understand the Word anyway.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      That's because you have no argument other than calling people commies

      March 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
    • lol??

      Callin' commies, commies, is got nuthin' to do with it. Nice try.

      March 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      If it's a time waster, then why are you doing it? Why aren't you out feeding the hungry?

      March 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm |
  20. NGB4M

    Catholic? Protestant? Jewish?
    So 1st century.
    A defender of the law of Moses.
    A replacement for the law.
    An important figure in Islam.
    Brother of James.
    A super star.
    Not here.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
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