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EW: 'The Bible' finale ratings rival 'The Walking Dead'
Jesus as played by Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado, in 'The Bible' miniseries
April 2nd, 2013
11:33 AM ET

EW: 'The Bible' finale ratings rival 'The Walking Dead'

By James Hibberd, EW.com

(Entertainment Weekly)–History’s The Bible miniseries finale delivered the show’s largest audience since its record-setting premiere. The network reports that 11.7 million viewers watched the two-hour conclusion on Easter Sunday, despite The Bible airing against heavy cable competition during its second hour — AMC’s The Walking Dead had its season finale and HBO’s Game of Thrones had its season premiere, with both geek titans setting ratings records.

In fact, during the 9 p.m. hour when The Bible and The Walking Dead ran head to head, the shows were basically tied with 12.3 million viewers (The Walking Dead rises to 12.4 million when you include its full 65-minute telecast). It’s a strong performance for the religious miniseries that few expected to be a ratings competitor.

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  1. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    EPIC HISTORY OF BIRTH OF HINDUS IGNORANT S AND THEIR HINDU SECULAR ISM.
    In hindu dark ages, a woman was laying in bed, while her husband was away, she was having her lust pleasing dreams in hindu secular ism, filthy self center ism of enjoying company of her husband in bed in a hindu darkened cave, a hindu filthy languor, secular daddy of hindu hanuman, stupid monkey, secular, every hindu believes to be their god saw her moaning and took advantage of her, her husband came back and had relationship , but she had already been pregnant by hindu crook languor, filthy secular. She never told her husband of the indecent, time of child birth her husband took her to a medicine man for deliver, and waited for hours, while he heard wild noises from inside delivery cave. Finally medicine man came out of cave sweating and all bruised, her husband rushed to him, and asked about wellbeing of his wife and child, boy or a girl, medicine man could not answer, while he was trying to figure out way to explain, finally he put himself together and started to explain mystery of his child birth. AS HE STATED , RIGHT AFTER BIRTH, CHILD JUMPED AND CLUNG TO CEILING OF THE CAVE, HIM AND HIS ASSISTANT WERE TRYING HARD TO CATCH CHILD FOR S GENDER IDENTIFICATION, BUT TO NO VIALS, AFTER HOURS THEY GAVE UP.
    Child of hindu crook Languor, secular from a woman was called Bujrungbhali, meaning ruler of his own limit, a hindu secular, stupid self centered, he matted with his own half kind, hindu monkeys and donkeys, stupid secular s, self centered animals and multiplied enormously,
    Living by hindu secular ism, self center ism, kenjer ism, today his progeny claims their linage from Monkeys AND DONKEYS, stupid secular s As their maternal gods. So much so, producers of Gorge of the Jungle movie borrowed concept from inception of hindus, ignorant and made a lot of money.
    Every letter of a word has meanings of its own, seeds to grow crop of words for humanity to communicate. From seeds of letters, blocks are created and than blocks are combined to create words to communicate intentions of a person. Word ATHEIST MEANS, A SELF CENTERED, DENIER OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE, OR A PERSON CLAIMING HIMSELF TO BE TRUTH ABSOLUTE GOD, A HINDU SHAMAN, A CROOK SPEAKING BY HIS SOUL, DESIRE, NOT OF TRUTH ABSOLUTE OF A MATTER. Atheism is not of human, but in line with mind set of a animals. Following words are best example to identify Atheism.
    DOG
    Letter D, means, THE. Vowel O, represents, QUANTIFIED AND Letter G is result of one s intention from his mind and heart. Sounded Ga. meaning a secular, self centered by intention in opposition to truth absolute by intention. or an atheist,
    MONKEY
    Letter M means essence or choice of an intention, Vowel O represents Quantified. Letter N means enshrined or established. Letter K identifies function of a noun. Vowel E represents unity of an adjective and a noun in essence. Letter Y means Ye, from heart and mind, base of word Yes. Meaning by self choice, with dis regard to truth absolute, a Secular, self centered or an atheist,
    DONKEY
    Letter D, means THE, Vowel O means QUANTIFIED, Letter N means established or enshrined. Letter K identifies function of a noun. Vowel E represents unity of an adjective and a noun in essence. Letter Y means Ye, from heart and mind, base of word Yes. Meaning by self choice, with dis regard to truth absolute, a Secular, self centered or an atheist,
    As a matter of fact, word ANIMAL means nothing else, but a atheist, self centered or denier of truth absolute.
    Atheism, self center ism is way of animals and hindrance negativity to truth absolute GOD, foundation of consti tution of USA and universe and source for existence of everything in existence, otherwise known as constant.
    Atheism is way of hindus, deniers of truth absolute, not of human, but animals observed by pot head hindu Swamis, ignorant goons, secular, self centered by their hindu soul, filthy desire and foundation of hinduism racism of hindu dark ages.

    April 3, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
    • Big Shiz

      Psycho

      April 4, 2013 at 2:44 am |
  2. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    I never though people called muslims goat banger, and it was true, I am heartbroken, spit on my face I am ashamed to be a muslim, see yourself bad KARMA by my fellow muslims

    http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/result.html?_IXMAXHITS_=1&_IXACTION_=query&_IXFIRST_=80&_IXSR_=8mEAr7FgJRW&_IXSS_=_IXMAXHITS_%3d15%26_IXFPFX_%3dtemplates%252ft%26_IXFIRST_%3d1%26c%3d%2522historical%2bimages%2522%26%252asform%3dwellcome%252dimages%26%2524%253dsi%3dtext%26_IXACTION_%3dquery%26i_pre%3d%26IXTO%3d%26t%3d%26_IXINITSR_%3dy%26i_num%3d%26%2524%253dsort%3dsort%2bsortexpr%2bimage_sort%26w%3d%26%2524%253ds%3dindia%26IXFROM%3d%26_IXshc%3dy%26%2524%2b%2528%2528with%2bwi_sfgu%2bis%2bY%2529%2band%2bnot%2b%2528%2522contemporary%2bclinical%2bimages%2522%2bindex%2bwi_collection%2bor%2b%2522corporate%2bimages%2522%2bindex%2bwi_collection%2529%2529%2band%2bnot%2bwith%2bsys_deleted%3d%252e%26_IXrescount%3d1078&_IXSPFX_=templates%2ft&_IXFPFX_=templates%2ft

    April 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm |
  3. GodFreeNow

    *Insert zombie Jesus joke here*

    April 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
    • Just saying

      Pity they are never clever or funny.

      April 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
    • sam stone

      jesus on the cross....

      a lttle kid comes up and says "jesus, can i help you?"

      jesus says "yes. pull the nail out of my right hand"

      the kid pulls and pulls, finally gettng the nail out of the savior's right hand

      the kid says "can i do anything else, jesus?"

      jesus says "pull the nail out of my left hand"

      the kid pulls and pulls and finally pulls the nail out of jesus's left hand

      the kid says "anything else?"

      jesus says "the feet....the feet.....the feet"

      April 3, 2013 at 8:42 pm |
    • sam stone

      "Pity they are never clever or funny."

      Of course, neither was jeebus

      April 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm |
    • Really

      Jesus has returned = 6663789 =dorner= $$$$$+ Catholic Church/ El Ultimo is waiting to long to make a deal.

      April 3, 2013 at 10:01 pm |
  4. Big Shiz

    If they had any guts or cared about the truth that would have made a brown Jesus.

    April 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm |
    • Reasonably

      Truth...hehe...good one.

      April 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm |
    • Big Shiz

      Yea,its called historical fact. You can look to the bible when it says gold colored skin and hair of wool. How many people from the middle east do you know that are white?

      April 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm |
  5. Reasonably

    I still prefer the 11...*crash*...10! 10 commandments!

    April 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
    • sam stone

      i think it was the 15 (crash) 10 commandments

      April 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm |
    • Al

      Jesus!!!

      Yes?....

      April 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm |
    • A Frayed Knot

      Actually, it was the 613 Commandments from that LORD guy, which seem to have crashed down to two sets of 10:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/613_commandments

      April 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
  6. Universe

    God in Quran says, (Islamic scripture)

    “Does the human being not see that we created him from a tiny drop, then he turns into an ardent enemy?” [36:77]

    “He raises a question to us – while forgetting his initial creation – "Who can resurrect the bones after they had rotted?" [36:78

    ‘Say, "The One who initiated them in the first place will resurrect them. He is fully aware of every creation." [36:79]

    “They even attribute to Him sons and daughters, without any knowledge. Be He glorified. He is the Most High, far above their claims.” Quran [6:100]

    “The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, "Be," and he was.” Quran [3:59]

    ‘They said, "You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided." Say, "We follow the religion of Abraham – monotheism – he never was an idol worshiper." [2:135]

    “Proclaim, He is the One and only GOD. The Absolute GOD. Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him." [112:1]

    “The Messiah, son of Mary is no more than a messenger like the messengers before him, and his mother was a saint. Both of them used to eat the food. Note how we explain the revelations for them, and note how they still deviate!” [5:75]

    “It does not befit God that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, "Be," and it is.” [19:35]

    “No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. ... [35:18]

    “They do not value God as He should be valued. God is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.”[22:74]

    “If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of God. They follow only conjecture; they only guess.” [Quran 6:116]

    “There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in God has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. God is Hearer, Omniscient.” [2:256]

    “O people, here is a parable that you must ponder carefully: the idols you set up beside God can never create a fly, even if they banded together to do so. Furthermore, if the fly steals anything from them, they cannot recover it; weak is the pursuer and the pursued.” [22:73]

    Thanks for taking time to read my post. Please take a moment to clear your misconception by going to whyIslam org website.

    April 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm |
    • Reality

      Koranic terror and horror:

      http://www.muslimaccess.com/quraan/arabic/005.asp et al
      o "Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends." (Surah 5:51)
      o
      "Believers, when you encounter the infidels on the march, do not turn your backs to them in flight. If anyone on that day turns his back to them, except it be for tactical reasons...he shall incur the wrath of God and Hell shall be his home..." (Surah 8:12-)

      "Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme." (Surah 8:36-)

      "...make war on the leaders of unbelief...Make war on them: God will chastise them at your hands and humble them. He will grant you victory over them..." (Surah 9:12-)

      "Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]...until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued." (Surah 9:27-)

      "It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the true Faith [Islam] to make it triumphant over all religions, however much the idolaters [non-Muslims] may dislike it." (Surah 9:31-)

      "If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly, and replace you by other men." (Surah 9:37-)

      "Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home." (Surah 9:73)

      "Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them." (Surah 9:121-)

      "Say: 'Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom..." (Surah 17:111)

      "'How shall I bear a child,' she [Mary] answered, 'when I am a virgin...?' 'Such is the will of the Lord,' he replied. 'That is no difficult thing for Him...God forbid that He [God[ Himself should beget a son!...Those who say: 'The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,' preach a monstrous falsehood..." (Surah 19:12-, 29-, 88)

      "Fight for the cause of God with the devotion due to Him...He has given you the name of Muslims..." (Surah 22:78-)

      "Blessed are the believers...who restrain their carnal desires (except with their wives and slave-girls, for these are lawful to them)...These are the heirs of Paradise..." (Surah 23:1-5-)

      "Muhammad is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another." (Surah 48:29)

      "Shall the reward of goodness be anything but good?...Dark-eyed virgins sheltered in their tents...They shall recline on green cushions and fine carpets...Blessed be the name of your Lord..." (Surah 55:52-66-)

      April 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
    • Reality

      The terror and horror that is Islam:

      The terror and horror via a Partial and Recent and Not So Recent Body Count

      As the koranic/mosque driven acts of terror and horror continue:

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "

      o 24) Mon Jun 4, 2012 10:18am EDT
      o
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shi'ite Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate.
      The bombing on a Shi'ite religious office comes at a sensitive time, with the country's fractious Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs locked in a crisis that threatens to unravel their power-sharing deal and spill into sectarian tensions."

      25) BURGAS, Bulgaria | Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:27am EDT

      (Reuters) – A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame.

      26 ) September 12, 2012
      U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED
      Envoy to Libya dies in rocket blast

      April 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
  7. Jon Cleland Host

    Looking at the actual data tells a different story. The Bible series only did well among senior citizens. Of the 12 million Bible viewers, only 3.5 million – under a third- were under 50. Compare that to the Walking Dead, where the vast majority (8.1 million) were under 50. Is it news that there is little interest in the Bible among parents and young adults today, and that most of the interest in the Bible is confined to senior citizens? I don't think that's all that surprising or important – unless you run a nursing home, I guess.

    April 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm |
    • Rynomite

      Both shows were fictional portrayals of zombies. I'd imagine the demographic overlapped as a result.

      April 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm |
    • Vic

      TV stats are for ratings only, momentary, and they DO NOT necessarily reflect the Faith demographics!

      Those who watched 'The Walking Dead' are not necessarily disinterested in "The Bible" series! It's just a different viewing interest at the moment! When they grow older (e.g. over 50,) I am pretty sure a lot of them will change their viewing interests and watch "The Bible" like series over "The Walking Dead" like series!

      BTW, 86% of Americans believe in God!!!

      April 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm |
    • Rynomite

      "86% of Americans believe in God!!!" That doesn't mean they believe in the concept of god as portrayed in the bible or the concept of the trinity or Jesus divinity.

      April 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm |
    • Jesus freaker

      That doesn't mean they believe in the concept of god as portrayed in the bible or the concept of the trinity or Jesus divinity.

      It also doesn't mean they are telling the truth. If someone lies and says that they believe in God when they really don't, do they get extra flames and pitchforks in hell?

      April 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm |
  8. Vic

    Where Jesus Christ is, and He sent the Holy Spirit in His place:

    Matthew 12:40
    "40 for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

    Matthew 28:6
    "6 He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying."

    Mark 16:6
    "6 And he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him."

    1 Corinthians 15:4
    "4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

    Revelation 1:18
    "18 and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades."

    John 14:3
    "3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."

    John 14:16-18
    "16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
    18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also."

    John 14:26
    "26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you."

    John 17:5
    "5 Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was."

    Luke 24:50,51
    "50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven."

    Mark 16:19
    "So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God."

    Hebrews 1:1-3
    "1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,"

    [Scripture Is From The New American Standard Bible (NASB)]
    http://www.biblegateway.com

    April 3, 2013 at 12:43 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      Is there a point to this or are you going to go and post the whole bible?

      April 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
    • Vic

      @Richard

      I totally appreciate your comment!

      The reason I posted this is Sam Stone's comment about Jesus right below!

      Finally, I don't mean to post the entire Bible here! LOL!

      April 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm |
    • Paul

      Well, thanks for quoting the bible to prove that the bible is true. Which in reality proves nothing.

      April 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
    • Reasonably

      Do you also believe in the Sumarian texts the Old Testament stole from or just the NIV because it feels good?

      April 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
    • sam stone

      wow, quotes. you don't get any more convincing than quotes, nosireeebob

      April 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm |
    • sam stone

      That sure put me in my place, Vic.....now I know that Jeebus is up in heaven and he took all our sins on him. Praise Jeebus

      April 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm |
  9. Penelope

    Why does Jesus have caucasian features? He was an average jew from the middle east.

    April 3, 2013 at 10:58 am |
    • Al

      They initially chose a guy that looked and sounded like Elvis, but decided to change to this guy before filming started.

      April 3, 2013 at 11:33 am |
    • sam stone

      Jerks, morons and suckers? Sounds like you, Rainy

      April 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm |
  10. Pauline

    Sunday was Zombies all around, it seems.

    April 3, 2013 at 9:57 am |
  11. WisdomVSknowledge

    Um, forgive me if I'm wrong but I would think that a dog food commercial would rate higher than 'Walking Dead". Did EW seriously mean that as a compliment or was it a sly kind of slam of some sort?

    April 3, 2013 at 8:41 am |
    • BRC

      Walking Dead does very very well in the ratings, pretty sure there was no insult intended.

      April 3, 2013 at 10:19 am |
  12. Blessed are the Cheesemakers

    The Bible was the prequel to The Walking Dead

    Matthew

    27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
    27:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

    April 3, 2013 at 2:28 am |
    • Reasonably

      You'd think people would freak out.

      Oh, like, hey – weren't you dead a few years ago? Quick – headshot!

      April 3, 2013 at 1:50 pm |
  13. Reality

    Obviously, there is still a large part of the US population who suffer from the Three B Syndrome i.e. Bred, Born and Brainwashed in the myths of the bible, Judaism and Christianity.

    There are free cures available simply ask and you shall receive.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    April 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Get bent.

      April 2, 2013 at 11:18 pm |
  14. WASP

    i know some christians on here like to point to "sites" like sodom and the like for making the bible truthful, well folks hold on to your seats they just found what can only mean that the greek/roman gods are real.

    D’Andria told Discovery News he used ancient mythology as his guide to locate the legendary portal to the underworld. “We found the Plutonium by reconstructing the route of a thermal spring. Indeed, Pamukkale' springs, which produce the famous white travertine terraces originate from this cave.”

    April 2, 2013 at 11:00 pm |
  15. mzh

    Dear IFOAC: your statements shows that you are not a Muslim or uneducated Muslim or Muslim by only name and spreading the wrong things about Islam around the mankind… you know why? You call human as ‘Donkey’ or ‘filthy’ or so on… subhanallah (Glory to The Almighty who has no partners and no sons and no association and how is so merciful to the entire creation) Quran call following about the entire creation and the creation of human:

    Who perfected everything which He created and began the creation of man from clay. – 32:2

    By the fig and the olive, And [by] Mount Sinai, And [by] this secure city [Makkah], We have certainly created man in the best of stature; – 95:1-4

    And you are calling a human regardless of his/her faith as donkey and others… aren’t you contradicting yourself?

    Well, I wish you the best…

    To Dear Toad:
    There is only One Power who is THE creator of the heavens and the earth and anything between them which of course included human… there is no second power…. Its human comes up with their idea and associates whatever they feel by using their “free will” given to them by their Creator… and every single one of human will be standing in front of The Power on that day where there will no counselor to talk on behalf of him… his own limbs will be testifying against him… I am glad that you attributed me with that… actually its not something new in this time… its been there since the beginning… i.e. every prophet were called madman by their people… lets just take the example of Jesus that during his time he was called whatever the Jew at that time called him and until today including the followers are also making him what he was not… its like accusing someone with something that he was… but does anyone being punished in this life? NO, every accountability will be on that day… also from that day there will be no coming back and doing good things and go back… they will be told that you had your chance… even Quran gives example what they will be wishing to be… they will be wishing to be a dust so that dust will not have to go thru the judgment…

    We ask The Almighty to have mercy on all of us and judge us with His mercy and not His justice… amine

    April 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm |
    • The real Tom

      I swear, you idiots sound like you're playing at "Mission Impossible". Are you trying to look crazy? You're pretty good at it.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm |
    • The real Tom

      You don't know what a lobotomy is, do you?

      April 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm |
    • The real Tom

      So you've had one. Thanks for playing Ahmadabada bum.

      April 2, 2013 at 11:17 pm |
  16. Age of Reason

    ..."I do not believe that this Jesus christ existed, but if the French people wish to keep believing, I won't be against them!"
    Napoleon Bonaparte after the discovery of the Rossetta Stone in Egypt.

    April 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm |
    • The real Tom

      And your point?

      April 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      The point....is Tacos.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Damn you, HG. Now I want a taco so much.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:03 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      LOL. It's just basic math.

      Frenchman + Egyptian stone = Taco
      Makes perfect sense.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Ah. NOW I get it.

      (not really, but then math is anathema to me. Tacos, on the other hand, are not.)

      April 2, 2013 at 9:32 pm |
  17. Irrational Exuberance

    So "the greatest story ever told" redux, tied a comic book.

    Congratulations.

    Of course The Bible was edited a bit, the original material being a horribly inconsistent mess.

    April 2, 2013 at 7:20 pm |
    • Lycidas

      Especially to one such as yourself.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm |
    • Zingo

      I think Lycidas meant to respond to another post, for that made no sense at all in context.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:50 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Lycidas, did you watch the series? If so, what was your opinion?

      April 2, 2013 at 7:50 pm |
    • Lycidas

      The real Tom- "Lycidas, did you watch the series? If so, what was your opinion?"

      I watched a few parts of it. It wasn't bad. It wasn't for the theologian who would want every line uttered to have came diretly from the Biblical text. It wasn't for the ones who are not Christian and have no desire to be Christian as a faith. It was for the layperson who knows the stories but won't bicker over the fine points and for those who might just want to watch a nice story.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm |
    • Lycidas

      "or a Celtic"

      What do you have against basketball?

      April 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm |
    • Lycidas

      The Celts don't really exist anymore. Not in the Christian sense anyway.

      April 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm |
    • The real Tom

      What the fck is wrong with you, dude?

      April 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm |
    • The real Tom

      That's not a language, you deranged moron. That's gibberish. Do the world a favor and shut the fvck up.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm |
    • Johnny Guitar

      Lycidas, "Celt" is not defined by Christianity. It is an ethnicity, and Christians are not the overlord deciders. Where did you get that weird idea?

      April 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm |
    • Lycidas

      "Lycidas, "Celt" is not defined by Christianity. It is an ethnicity, and Christians are not the overlord deciders. Where did you get that weird idea?"

      No..but in the context of the one I was answering there is such a thing as Christianity based off of celtic tradition.
      I don't believe I said anything about Christians being overlord deciders...you may want to keep your wild speculations down.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Oh, go fvck your goat.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:58 pm |
    • The real Tom

      If your goat resists, go fck your mother. You won't be able to tell the difference.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:01 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @The real Tom

      Don't bother to respond to ISLAM. He's a useless troll who can find no other purpose to his life other than posting non-sensical, hate filled stupidity on the internet.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Thanks for the heads-up, HG.

      What is WRONG with these people?

      April 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @The real Tom

      Arrogance, willful ignorance, delusional, etc.
      The usual.

      April 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm |
    • myweightinwords

      The Celts don't really exist anymore. Not in the Christian sense anyway.

      That would be news to the people of Ireland. And the thousands of people who practice traditional Celtic spirituality (both in its original Pagan form and the Christian).

      April 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm |
  18. True Religious Story the Belief Blog Just Happened to Miss

    From the BBC to Bill Deacon:

    US PRIEST PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG DEALING CHARGES

    "A Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to selling methamphetamine from his flat in the US state of Connecticut. Kevin Wallin admitted making more than $300,000 (£200,000) from drugs sent to him from California. The 61-year-old bought an adult video and sex toy shop, Land of Oz and Dorothy's Place, to launder the drug money, prosecutors said. Wallin is due to be sentenced on 25 June. The sentence, already agreed, is between 11 and 14 years in jail. Prosecutors said Wallin had sold nearly 4lb (1.8kg) of methamphetamine."

    Glad the Catholic Church got that priest situation under control.

    April 2, 2013 at 6:40 pm |
    • .

      Unless every priest everywhere is doing the same exact thing, this falls under the heading of SO?? This is a criminal thing, not a RC thing.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm |
    • sam

      Don't worry, Bill will have an excuse for this.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm |
    • Goldy

      Religion can't even make the priests better, much less the laity.

      What good is it?

      April 2, 2013 at 7:25 pm |
    • .

      Islamic, shut up, you loon.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm |
    • The real Tom

      "I am ready to fit to death"

      I think you're already having fits.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm |
  19. The Four Cuddly Kittens of the Apocalypse

    So if they had not put it head-to-head with "The Walking Dead", and they named it "Tales of the Zombie Hippy of Nazareth", would their ratings have improved?

    April 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm |
    • Lycidas

      Considering that Jesus was neither a hippy or a zombie...ummm....no.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:49 pm |
    • Christianity is a form of SEVERE mental illness

      Jesus was clearly a form of a zombie

      April 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm |
    • Lycidas

      Christianity is a form of SEVERE mental illness- "Jesus was clearly a form of a zombie"

      More opaque actually. Since he couldn't have been a voodoo zombie (considering voodoo only exists because of Christianity and all that...but I'm sure you knew that didn't you?) and he couldn't have been a hollywood zombie (Night of the Living Dead, Walking Dead..etc) because he was alive after his resurrection.

      You do know that the modern post 1968 "zombie" is a corpse that moves right? Clearly the Biblical Jesus doesn't fit that in any shape or form.

      I forgive you of your vast ignorance on this subject ahead of time.

      April 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm |
    • Zingo

      Okay, if Lycidas says Jesus was an opaque zombie, then so be it. I really would not expect light to pass through a zombie anyway.

      April 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      Seems like the "undead" is a fitting description for both, no?

      April 2, 2013 at 9:26 pm |
    • G to the T

      Was dead, then "Not" but still moving. Still showed wounds, etc. from execution... other than a definitive lack of wanting to eat brains, I'd say he qualifies for the "hollywood" version quite well...

      April 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
    • Lycidas

      "Was dead, then "Not" but still moving."

      I don't think you've seen any zombie films. There is no "was dead" with zombies. They are dead and decomposing. Sadly for the hecklers on here that try to be clever...those conditions were never used to describe Jesus in the texts.

      April 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
    • Lycidas

      "Seems like the "undead" is a fitting description for both, no?"

      No.

      April 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
  20. HeavenSent

    A Frayed Knot, Christians wait and focus on our rewards in Heaven.

    April 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Same ole, same ole nonbelieving uncreative lies.

      April 2, 2013 at 6:40 pm |
    • sam

      Holy crap, dumb and dumber are arguing. Poorly.

      April 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm |
    • sam stone

      why wait for heaven, HS? do you have a sidearm?

      April 3, 2013 at 3:54 am |
    • HeavenSent

      They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

      Job 15:35

      Amen.

      April 3, 2013 at 10:07 am |
    • sam stone

      HS...you are a diseased gash.

      Amen

      April 3, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
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