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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. Brian

    Jesus is: Lord. He is The Lamb of God. He is The Way. He is The Truth. He is The Life. He is the Light of the world. He is the resurrection and the life. He is the Good Shepherd. He is the Son of God. He is the Messiah. He is the Savior of the world. God bless

    March 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm |
    • End Religion

      Jesus is: Almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster. He is The Lamb of FSM. He is The Way. He is The Truth. He is The Life. He is the Light of the world. He is the resurrection and the life. He is the Good Shepherd. He is the Son of FSM. He is the Messiah. He is the Savior of the world. FSM bless. RAmen!

      March 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm |
  2. S.O.U.L

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coHKdhAZ9hU&w=640&h=360]

    March 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm |
  3. craig

    We were created to be eternal beings, So I ask all that don't believe , where will you spend eternity. It is time to answer the question. Jesus is Redeemer and will be our Judge. Choose Life.Choose Jesus

    March 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
    • End Religion

      We were created to be eternal beings, So I ask all that don't believe , where will you spend eternity. It is time to answer the question. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is Redeemer and will be our Judge. Choose Life.Choose FSM. RAmen!

      March 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm |
  4. craig

    Jesus is the embodiment of Gods Love.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm |
    • End Religion

      Jesus is the embodiment of the Spaghedeity's Love. May you be touched by His Noodly Appendage.

      March 5, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
  5. Golden calf

    I never liked Justin Bieber, but now the fact that his pastor is young and hip and is spreading the word of Jesus is actually kind of cool.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
    • End Religion

      Even children just don't buy your religion anymore. Kiss it goodbye!

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yAeUW8RisA&w=640&h=360]

      March 5, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
  6. Golden calf

    The guy who first proposed the Big Bang Theory was a Catholic priest and scientist. Too bad to all you anti-Catholics, it wasn't your hero Sheldon or Sarah Silverman or Mr. Hollywood Actor who never graduated from high school.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm |
    • End Religion

      Is there any chance you could fix me a peanut butter and banana sandwich?

      March 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  7. Golden calf

    One more thing: Jesus is epic!

    March 5, 2013 at 11:57 am |
    • End Religion

      By 'epic' you mean 'non-existent', right?

      March 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
  8. Golden calf

    Jesus is forgiving...even to all you sorry ass atheists out there who probably never took any university level science courses, but enjoy perpetuating old anti-Christian arguments.

    March 5, 2013 at 11:56 am |
    • End Religion

      The Flying Spaghetti Monster's only begotten son Jesus is forgiving...even to all you sorry ass atheists out there who probably never took any university level science courses, but enjoy perpetuating old anti-FSM arguments.

      March 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm |
  9. gotem

    They boldly assert, "science is my savior"

    March 5, 2013 at 10:02 am |
    • xrsk

      no fvckin ?

      March 5, 2013 at 10:22 am |
  10. We call you..

    El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
    El Elyon (The Most High God)
    Adonai (Lord, Master)
    Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
    Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
    Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
    Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
    Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
    Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
    Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
    El Olam (The Everlasting God)
    Elohim (God)

    Qanna (Jealous)
    Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
    Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
    Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

    March 5, 2013 at 8:28 am |
    • End Religion

      Jesus ~= Dionysus ~= Osiris ~= Horus ~= Mithras ~= Big Daddy Sky Fairy

      March 5, 2013 at 8:34 am |
  11. the AnViL

    jebus is the fictional figurehead of an ancient middle eastern slave cult.

    faith is the mechanism used to reinforce delusional thinking, suspend reason, lie to yourself and others, and perpetuate ignorance, idiocy and bigotry.

    March 5, 2013 at 1:05 am |
  12. louis

    Jesus is irrelevant.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:54 am |
    • End Religion

      I never really cared for his bucktoothed grin myself. You can never tell when those googly-eyed slack-jawed yokels are staring at you or something next to you, know what I mean?

      March 5, 2013 at 8:06 am |
    • Britt

      only to those who die and have no future in the vast universe that THE CREATOR of the universe, THE LORD CHRIST JESUS is preparing for those who love Him. SOURCE: 1 Corinthians 2:9 "..9 However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"–

      March 5, 2013 at 8:08 am |
    • End Religion

      "Take gravity, for example: the force of attraction between massive particles. We know a great deal about the properties of gravity, yet we know nothing about the cause of the force itself. Why are particles attracted to one other? If we review the literature, we find a lot of material dealing with the properties of gravity, but very little dealing with the underlying cause of this attraction. Until we have a proven answer to this question, it seems irresponsible to instruct students in what is, ultimately, just a theory. However, if we must discuss the theory of gravity at all, then it's reasonable that all suggested theories should be given equal time, since none have been proven or disproven. Therefore, I formally submit that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is behind this strange and often misunderstood force.

      What if it is He, pushing us down with His Noodly Appendages, that causes this force? He is invisible, remember, and is undetectable by current instruments, so in theory it is possible. And the fact that the gravitational powers of the Spaghetti Monster haven't been disproven makes it all the more likely to be true. We can only guess as to His motives, but it's logical to assume that if He is going to such trouble, there is a good reason. It could be that He doesn't want us floating off earth into space, or maybe just that He enjoys touching us—we may never know(1)."
      – Gospel of FSM

      (1) It would appear that midgets receive the most FSM touching—thus placing them on a pedestal in His eyes.

      March 5, 2013 at 8:13 am |
    • Britt

      MR. END RELIGION is sooo "intelligent", he believes something comes from nothing" (like the universe) LOL ha ha ha

      March 5, 2013 at 8:28 am |
    • End Religion

      "The truth is that the [Flying Spaghetti Monster] is hidden all around us. And He's left clues like Italian-style bread crumbs to show us the path to His Eternal Noodliness. He's in our language—every time someone tells you to use your "noodle" they're unknowingly directing you to turn to Him for guidance. And whenever someone talks about a "consPiracy," they're just invoking the mischievous nature of Him and His Chosen People, the Pirates."
      – Gospel of FSM

      March 5, 2013 at 8:36 am |
  13. Golden calf

    Jesus is better than you.

    March 5, 2013 at 12:50 am |
  14. Jdubba

    a cult following that embodies the concept of crazy religious teachings which have caused more death, destruction, and suffering than anything in history with exception of the dinosaur extinction. I was watching one of the jesus freak money machines on TV for a few minutes the other day as the so called proof that we've only lived a few thousand years was about to be revealed. Some slick haired waddling old guy came on and pointed at a picture of fossil bones in rocks at the base of a mountain...he then rambled on that because older rocks with fossils were found higher up on the mountain than newer rocks with fossils that the devil must have put them there to confuse man's faith and therefore it's false....what an idiot....and of course he lacks any understanding of what makes mountains and that some of the older material has been pushed upwards but that's another bed time story. Stay away from Jesus....and religion....don't believe the hype and the BS.

    March 4, 2013 at 7:14 pm |
    • Religion is

      Superstition!

      Nice to read an intelligent, well-written comment for a change. I agree 100%.

      March 5, 2013 at 1:10 am |
    • Britt

      "Jdubba a cult following that embodies the concept of crazy religious teachings..." You must be thinking of Roman Catholicism, not Biblical Christianity; BIG Difference. SOURCE; Galatians 1:8

      But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

      March 5, 2013 at 8:14 am |
  15. FATHER

    Jesus is DEAD

    March 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm |
    • Britt

      . . . . and risen again, seated at the right hand of the Father, to judge the living and the dead, including ALL the sins you have commited in your brief lifetime after your last breath!

      March 5, 2013 at 8:00 am |
    • End Religion

      . . . . and reheated again, seated at the right noodle of the Father, to judge the living and the dead, including ALL the sins you have commited in your brief lifetime after your last breath! Praise the FSM, greatest of the great! Highest of the high and everlasting! Noodliest of the noodly and supreme over all, even the impotent God of Israel!

      March 5, 2013 at 8:04 am |
  16. just me

    Jesus Is LIFE

    March 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
    • Britt

      AND life more abundantly. SOURCE; John 10:10 " The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

      March 5, 2013 at 8:25 am |
  17. Kyle

    Jesus is chaos

    March 4, 2013 at 2:48 am |
    • yo

      HE LOVES YOU

      March 4, 2013 at 8:10 am |
    • Lady Spring

      Jesus is not chaos. Human beings who either lack guidance or are misguided invite chaos into their lives.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:41 am |
  18. Britt

    Jesus is...... The First Born From the Dead. SOURCE; Colossians 1:18 "And He is The Head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence."All who accept Him as their Lord and Savior, shall have eternal life in the Universe that He is spreading out faster and faster every day as prophesied and as confirmed by science.(and is baffled by as the laws of physics calculate that the universe should be slowing down, not speeding up. (Book of Isaiah; In the last days I shall quicken things)

    March 3, 2013 at 11:57 pm |
    • Austin

      Thank you Lord! Quicken us!

      Awesome.

      March 4, 2013 at 12:40 am |
    • Lord

      Who Do You Think I Am? Quicken Loans?

      March 4, 2013 at 2:59 am |
    • sam stone

      Quicken yourself, Austin. Do you have a sidearm?

      March 4, 2013 at 6:59 am |
    • Austin

      Give us faith, quicken our souls.

      March 4, 2013 at 10:37 am |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      What do you think "quicken" means, Austin?

      March 4, 2013 at 10:39 am |
  19. lol??

    "Fill in the blank: Jesus is____" The A&A's will never know. They've reached a deadlock in the fight over the definition of "is".

    March 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm |
  20. J.Paul

    Jesus is......related to Santa

    March 3, 2013 at 8:41 pm |
    • Frank Bonora

      Jesus is a myth. An adult Santa Claus

      March 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm |
    • lol??

      You guys have made a mistaken identi*ty error. You've got, "Our fadder, who art in washington, hollow is thy name...." stuck in your bwains.

      March 4, 2013 at 3:38 am |
    • Lady Spring

      A "myth" that has lasted over 2,000 years and has over 1,000,000,000 believers? Man, that's one powerful "myth"!

      March 4, 2013 at 10:46 am |
    • Religion is

      Superstition!

      Yes, a sad testament to the intelligence level of the average person. But it appears to be trending in the right direction. It'll just take time.

      March 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm |
    • Britt

      ACTUALLY, Santa is relatively new icon of modern culture but THE LORD CHRIST JESUS, created the entire universe & designed human DNA Coding; SOURCE wiki; "The modern figure of Santa Claus was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, was part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of Christian bishop & gift giver Saint Nicholas.

      Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white-bearded man—sometimes with spectacles—wearing a red coat with white collar & cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, & black leather belt & boots (images of him rarely have a beard with no mustache). This image became popular in the United States & Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of Clement Clarke Moore's 1823 poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" & of caricaturist & political cartoonist Thomas Nast.[1][2][3] This image has been maintained && reinforced through song, radio, television, children's books & films."

      March 5, 2013 at 8:22 am |
    • End Religion

      ACTUALLY, THE LORD FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER created the entire universe & designed human DNA Coding

      March 5, 2013 at 8:25 am |
    • Britt

      "End Religion: actually, the lord flying spaghetti monster" This adolescent comment reminds me of the verse;
      1 Corinthians 1:18
      For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

      March 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm |
    • IKYABWAI

      Britt,

      "True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance."

      Akhenaton

      March 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm |
    • End Religion

      Britt your adolescent comment reminds me of the verse:
      "He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see The Sky open, and the angels of The Flying Spaghetti Monster ascending and descending on the Son of The Flying Spaghetti Monster.""
      – Gospel of FSM, John 1:51

      March 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm |
    • Britt

      "End Religion: actually, the lord flying spaghetti monster" This ADOLESCENT comment reminds me of the verse;
      1 Corinthians 1:18
      For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

      March 6, 2013 at 6:45 am |
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