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April 20th, 2013
07:39 PM ET

Muslim leaders condemn bombing suspects

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Editor
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Washington (CNN) - Muslim leaders in Boston and elsewhere have distanced themselves from the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, condemning the deadly terror attack and saying they feared reprisals against their communities.

"I don't care who or what these criminals claim to be, but I can never recognize these criminals as part of my city or my faith community," said Yusufi Vali, executive director for the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, the largest mosque in the Boston area.

"All of us Bostonians want these criminals to be brought to justice immediately. I am infuriated at the criminals of these bombings for trying to rip our city apart. We will remain united and not let them change who we are as Bostonians."

Vali said Friday that none of his staff were familiar with the suspects, identified by the FBI as brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19. The elder brother died at a Boston hospital early Friday after a gunbattle with police. Authorities captured the younger man Friday night.

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On Saturday the Islamic Society of Boston Cambridge Masjid, a small mosque in Cambridge, Massachusetts, issued a statement saying both men occasionally attended prayer services there.

"In their visits, they never exhibited any violent sentiments or behavior. Otherwise they would have been immediately reported to the FBI," according to the statement, which was read aloud by a congregant outside the mosque.

"After we learned of their identities, we encouraged anyone who knew them in our congregation to immediate report to law enforcement, which has taken place."

The congregant didn't take questions from reporters. The mosque is not related to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.

Beyond their occasional attendance at services, few other details are known about the brothers' religious practices, apart from remarks by relatives and comments attributed to the elder brother by a photographer, none of which portrayed the brothers as particularly devout.

Messages on a Twitter account attributed to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and posted in the days after the bombings, were broadly secular. Various interviews with high school and college classmates of Dzhokar Tsarnaev offered no hints of a particular interest in religion. Leaders of Boston's Muslim community contacted on Friday said they didn't know the brothers.

However, other parts of the older brother's online and social media presence indicate that he was deeply religious, especially in recent years. His aunt said within the past two years he had begun to pray five times a day. Some of the links on his YouTube channels are to lectures by radical preachers, but the content of those lectures is more to do with religious practice than jihad or Islamist militancy.

Muslim leaders are worried because of past reprisals against their community after terror attacks attributed to members of their faith.

On Friday, the suspects' mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, told Russian Television that her oldest son "got involved in religion five years ago."

"My youngest was raised from 8 years in America, my oldest he was really properly raised in our house," Tsarnaeva said.

"Nobody talked about terrorism. Tamerlan got involved in religion five years ago. Started following his own religion, never told me he could be on side of jihad. He was followed by FBI for three years, knew what he was doing, where on Internet he was going. How could this happen, they were controlling every step of him, now they are saying this is a terrorist act.

"It's impossible for them to do such things. I am really telling you that this is a setup. My son would never keep it in secret. My son, you tell me, my son wouldn't keep it secret. Who would be knowing? If there is anyone who would know it would be me. He wouldn't hide it. But there was never a word."

The suspects' uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, described his nephews as "losers" who happened to be Muslims.

Tsarni told reporters outside his home in Montgomery Village, Maryland, that his nephews' religion played no role in the attacks.

"Anything else to do with religion, with Islam, it's a fraud, it's a fake," said Tsarni, who described the family as peace-loving, ethnic Chechens.

"Somebody radicalized them, but it's not my brother, who just moved back to Russia, who spent his life bringing bread to their table, fixing cars," he said. "My family had nothing to do with that family. Of course, we're ashamed, yes, we're ashamed they're children of my brother."

Asked what might have motivated his nephews to carry out such an attack, he said: "Being losers; hatred to those who were able to settle themselves. These are the only reasons I can imagine."

Tsarni said his brother's family arrived in the United States in 2003 and was granted asylum. He said he had not seen them since December 2005 and last spoke with them in 2009.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev talked briefly about his faith - and his aspiration to become a U.S. citizen and box for the U.S. Olympic team - with a photographer while training at a Boston gym to compete in a Golden Gloves competition.

Photographer Johannes Hirn posted an online photo essay of Tamerlan Tsarnaev titled "Will Box for Passport."

One of the captions for the photos reads "Tsarnaev, a Muslim, doesn't drink or smoke. 'God said no alcohol,' he says."

By Friday afternoon, a a link to the photos said the gallery was "private and cannot be viewed."

In Washington, Muslim leaders again condemned the attacks, sent condolences to the victims and said they were concerned with reprisal attacks against Muslims in the United States.

"Those responsible for the terrorist attacks in Boston must face justice," Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, referred to as CAIR, told reporters at a hastily called news conference.

"The question will always come up if they are associated with our community," Awad said.

"Our community and our faith detest and deplore these actions and these individuals. We do not know the motives of these individuals but our position has been consistent. Any act of violence against innocent people is deplorable and is condemned in our faith.

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"As God tells us in the Quran, if you murder one person it is as if you murdered all humanity. And if you saved one person, one innocent life, it is like you saved all of humanity," Awad said.

Imam Magid of the Islamic Society of North America said his group has set up a fund to help the bombing victims.

"These are acts of crime, not acts of religion," Benjamin Abdul-Haqq, an imam at Masjid Muhammad mosque in Washington, told the news conference.

Corey Saylor, legislative director for CAIR, said the group feared reprisals.

"We're very concerned, because in past instances some individuals have decided to go out and target further innocent people because they look different or belong to a faith that is a minority," Saylor said.

One reporter asked the leaders gathered at the news conference how they could combat radical videos that pop up on social media.

Saylor said community leaders have forcefully pushed back against what they consider radical elements of the faith.

"Unfortunately every faith has within in it heretical elements, and unfortunately young people in general will listen to those elements."

Saylor said he and other leaders would continue to push back against the heretical element "loudly and clearly."

"We will stand up, we will push back against extremists, and I'm very comfortable we'll win against them eventually."

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Islam • Massachusetts • Muslim • Quran • Terrorism • Violence

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  1. ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

    Not to take shower is one of the fundamentals of hinduism pagan ism, by faith, and first thing commanded by Truth absolute GOD was cleanness of body and mind, every follower of Truth absolute GOD, foundation of american consti tution always keeps himself clean of hind filth and hindu secular ism, filthy self center ism, it is funny to hear, hinduism absurdity of this sort from a hindu filthy believer of hind, filth in life as source of his faith,. May be cleanliness of a Muslim is a hind, stink for a hindu parasite of his cow mamas dung.

    April 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  2. lol??

    What we need is another "cash for clunkers" program in times like these. From the Book Of the Wegodians. The cars the boys were drivin' weren't exactly clunkers. It's time for the socies to step up and show the Muslim wurld what "See the USA in your Chevrolet" really means.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm |
    • Science

      Hey lol??.........................what is your clunker today ? ........... The old fairy in the sky ?

      Now the 57 chevy 2door was a nice ride ................still is by the way.

      Peace

      April 21, 2013 at 1:16 pm |
    • lol??

      The Lord is not a qweirdo. The earth is passing away, though. Too much rust.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm |
    • lol??

      2011 "....The number of Chinese undergraduates on U.S. campuses in the last school year increased 43 percent from the previous year, according to the annual Insti*tute of International Education Open Doors report that was released today....."
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/

      Do they understand a cheby? Does ANY socie understand a Chevy?

      April 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm |
    • Science

      Yep ..................metal universe...................just add water !

      Star dust !

      I have a lot of it......................................keep the dust from cutting stony iron meteorites .............really cool stuff !

      April 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
    • lol??

      Try explaining something closer. Where did the asteroid belt come from?

      April 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
    • lol??

      It wouldn't take much of a rogue dragon comet to swoop up a few with its tail, change their orbit, and fling em at the earth. Get crackin'!

      April 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      lol
      There are a few different theories on where the asteroid belt came from. Most likely they are all right to a point and wrong to a degree.

      The bigger question is, why do you ask? You could easily find the answer on your own, so what flawed premise/argument are you attempting today?

      April 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
    • Science

      Mars: World That Never Was

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_955787&feature=iv&src_vid=FlXuUxFTcLs&v=JgMXPXdqJn8

      April 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
    • lol??

      r cranius sayz,
      "....The bigger question is, why do you ask? ......." can't you read? I already said they might just be like a loaded shot gun pointin' at the earth. When did you stop beatin' your wife?

      April 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm |
    • Science

      Hey lol?? does that work for you ?

      April 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm |
    • Camero

      Chevys Rule!

      April 23, 2013 at 9:33 am |
    • Science

      Camero.....................come on now............The Shelby Mustang 67 0r the new 2013 is nice .

      Now for hauling those stones around it is the Tundra !

      April 23, 2013 at 10:02 am |
    • Science

      Hey lol??................. a little backfill on those stoney irom meteorites !.

      Grains of Sand from Ancient Supernova Found in Meteorites: Supernova May Have Been the One That Triggered the Formation of the Solar System

      Apr. 19, 2013 — It's a bit like learning the secrets of the family that lived in your house in the 1800s by examining dust particles they left behind in cracks in the floorboards.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130422111246.htm

      April 24, 2013 at 7:20 am |
  3. Science

    Learn something new................... everyday...................click on the chessy banner for great info !

    When it shgows up on top of page !

    April 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
    • Kroth the Banner-Hammerer

      Kroth still no see banner. Kroth think your computer is spammed.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
    • Science

      Oops dang thumb..............shows

      http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/2720/will-ferrell-as-george-bush-from-ilikestuff?rel=player&playlist=310726

      April 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm |
    • Science

      http://www.funnyordie.com/?rel=header

      url's funny science.

      Peace

      April 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
  4. Tea Party Patriot

    I am retired and living on a small pension. Yet this month I still managed to send $100 to SarahPAC, which as you know is Sarah Palin's political action committee. I hope you can do the same.

    April 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
    • Doobs

      Why don't you just flush a $100 bill down the toilet and save the postage?

      April 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
    • Kroth the Banny-Hammerer!

      That's the PAC that pays Sarah to buy new shoes.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
    • Germaine

      Wow, the rich sure know how to fleece the rubes!

      April 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm |
  5. STFU

    WE DON'T WANT MUSLIM LEADERS TO CONDEMN THE BOMBING, THEY ARE JUST LEADERS ON PIECE OF PAPER, WE WANT MUSLIMS TO CONDEMN, THE OUTCRY SHOULD COME FROM PEOPLE, NOT POWERLESS LEADERS.

    April 21, 2013 at 11:58 am |
    • STFU

      the reason I said this, there are still terrorist wannabe like Pakistani Wahhabi Mohammad A. Dar, out there praising terrorist acts,or spewing his hatred online, so what good the statements by these leaders are?

      April 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      interesting statement by a hindu secular, filthy self centered from hindered gutter of hindu rap e called rapistan india, pretending to be American.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
    • ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION

      Ya, a hindu dog , ignorant self centered by faith always has a reason, excuse for his hinduism, ignorance, and you are living proof of it.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm |
  6. Bostontola

    It's good to see Muslim leaders condemning this act. Law enforcement should suspect Muslims (among others) when this kind of thing happens based on the percent of events that have been traced to Muslims but we shouldn't go so far as to assume all Muslims are bad. Making young Muslims feel like outsiders could actually make them feel bullied and drive them to radicalization. We don't want our prejudice to create enemies at home.

    April 21, 2013 at 11:53 am |
    • Please Explain

      Their culture is incompatible, yet they still come here and we will ALWAYS be at fault because they become radicalized as a result of feeling bullied and isolated?

      April 23, 2013 at 9:40 am |
    • Saraswati

      @Please Explain,

      You are oversimplifying the world in an effort to create a story where one, and only one, person is always at "fault". The reality is much more complex and usually involves many, many causal contributors. The word "fault" in every day English implies a majority responsibilit, an influence of over 50%. But this way of breaking down responsibility doesn't always make sense. A tiny action, if the last staw, takes on part of the causal story behind an event. And without that action the event would not have happened. But no, it is not the same thing as "fault".

      April 23, 2013 at 9:47 am |
  7. JMEF

    No atheist ever murdered anyone in the name of god, only the religious are oh so capable at that.

    April 21, 2013 at 11:07 am |
    • Science

      Morning JMEF ..............good one ............as the saying goes K-I-S-S !

      Peace

      April 21, 2013 at 11:16 am |
    • HeavenSent

      You only believe that to be fact since the atheists own the media.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:36 am |
    • angie

      HS ==> fail.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:45 am |
    • Vic

      Bill Ayers Weather Underground who founded the WUO killed innocent people in the name of communism!

      April 21, 2013 at 11:59 am |
    • Science

      For you HS..................someting to chew on........so make sure to click on the chessy banner for more !

      http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/2720/will-ferrell-as-george-bush-from-ilikestuff?rel=player&playlist=310726

      Or copy and paste

      peace

      April 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Vic,

      So what? Religion holds itself up to be superiorer to no religion. Religion should have to show that the religious act better than the non-religious....

      April 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Tune in Cheesemakers, there is always a fork in the roads of life. The cowards take the unrighteous forks. Those that follow Jesus' truth take the righteous fork in the road.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm |
    • Vic

      Dangerous Ideologies, whatever they may be, lead to Dangerous Acts!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_Underground_(organization)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_of_Adolf_Hitler#Islam_and_eastern_religions

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_of_Adolf_Hitler

      ..

      Previous Posts:

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/16/my-take-light-will-conquer-darkness-in-boston/comment-page-2/#comment-2285897

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/20/older-brother-in-boston-bombings-grew-increasingly-religious-analysis-shows/comment-page-1/#comment-2293988

      April 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      I don't find Jesus was all that wonderfull, in fact his believers have been the cause of many of the problems of the world. If he was truly a god he should have been able to do better to ensure a consistent message. He did not have an original philosophical or moral teaching. Rather pathetic for the "creator of the universe".

      April 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm |
    • JMEF

      Science and Cheese
      The more we learn, the more questions there are. Three planets that are in the "life zone" just in the hood, Milky Way, times that by a trillion or two. Wonder if they all have a creation myth and a dead guy on a stick to worship? Jesus or Allah being kept busy, such silly myths.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm |
    • Vic

      Staying on topic:

      What I PERSONALLY (a lot of people are told what to believe regardless of their personal convictions!) believe:

      John 3:16,17

      "16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him."

      New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      http://www.biblegateway.com/

      April 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Vic,

      You state that you hold that belief PERSONALLY, not because someone told you.... and yet someone told you.

      That verse is in MY personal opinion is immoral, basing rewards and punishments on mythological beliefs that a person holds is not moral, nor does it even make sense logically.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm |
    • JMEF

      Vic
      What the hell does your personal belief and an oft quoted silly bible verse have to do with the topic, pray tell?
      PS: Believe what you want just do not contribute to the scam artists that filled your head with such nonsense.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm |
    • Vic

      Oh..well.. I thought that was clear!

      I am sharing that my belief is Level Minded Truth as opposed to Indoctrinated Dangerous Ideologies!

      April 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Also Vic Jesus directly contradict that Verse by saying in John 9:39:

      "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."

      I expect a god to not contradict his own message....unless the bible is not divine and is flawed because it is completely man made....THEN it would make sense. I expect better ....you should too.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      What in it is "Level minded truth"? It is neither logical nor can it be shown to be true.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm |
    • Nclaw441

      Isn't that a truism?

      April 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm |
    • Science

      Hey JEMF............ yea sort of sad ..................biggest myth played out on humanity !

      Adam and Eve does not work .

      April 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm |
    • Vic

      I DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING!

      I share what I share to advocate True Love & Peace through the Lord and my Personal Savior Jesus Christ.

      Regarding John 9:39, it means this:

      Matthew 13:13
      "13 Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand."

      John 12:47
      "47 If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world."

      New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      http://www.biblegateway.com/

      April 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Vic,

      That is your interpretation, the bible is a book of mutiple choice. Why would a god have quotes that taken at face value contradict each other? I know people rationaize the verses but that still does not address the issue, it just sidesteps it. I think this quote is appropriate to your arguement about the contradiction I pointed out.

      "If a bible verse furthers the cause, it is to be taken literally. If a bible verse is detrimental to the cause, it is either: taken out of context; is allegorical; refers to another verse somewhere else; is an ancient cultural anomaly; is a translation or copyist's error; means something other than what it actually says; Is a mystery of god or not discernible by humans; or is just plain magic."

      April 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
    • JMEF

      Vic
      Proselytizing, well why didn't you say so in the first place? That explains everything. I will tell you the same thing I tell those that knock on my door. Sorry you are to late the devil has already got me by the balls, now p1ss off.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
    • Vic

      Well Put & Quoted B a t C!!!

      That's why I Don't Know Everything, and that's why I PERSONALLY believe that TRUE Christianity at its ENTIRETY is SUMMED UP in:

      John 3:16,17

      "16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him."

      New American Standard Bible (NASB)
      http://www.biblegateway.com/

      April 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Satan:

      Created by God, and not equal to God. Proverbs 16:4

      Twists the meaning of Scriptures to fit his purposes. Genesis 3:1-5

      Tries to hide the actual truth about our God. Acts 13:6-13

      Came to steal, kill, and destroy. John 10:10

      Defies God and despises truth. John 8:44

      Was given limited power. Job 1:8-12

      Offers counterfeit promises that he can't and won't fulfill. Job 41:1-34

      Always seeks an "opportune time" to tempt us. Luke 4:13

      And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. Job 1:7

      Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44

      Jesus:

      With him [is] strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver [are] his. Job 12:16

      Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence. Job 15:31

      Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

      Matthew 7:13

      Amen.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Vic,

      That verse is immoral. It promotes divisivness among men by implying if one does not believe in Jesus that person deserves punishment. That is not a message of love it is a message of a spritual dictator. A god of love would not base rewards and punishments on belief.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Cheesemakers, Jesus is Love. Evil is the opposite of Love. He destroys evil so that they don't dwell with Him through eternity. Therefore, choose wisely.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Heavenspunk,

      Jesus loves us so much he created hell just in case we don't.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Heavenspunk,

      Jesus loves us so much he created hell just in case we don't love him back.

      Signs you are in an abusive relationship
      – Monitors what you're doing all the time
      – Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
      – Threatens to hurt you, or your children if you don’t love him
      – Blames you for his or her violent outbursts or shortcomings
      -Being se.xually controlling
      – You have an impending sense of consequence that will come if you don't "obey."
      -Tells you that you are “nothing” without him and you don’t deserve his love

      April 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Cheesemakers, I told you His truth already. When satan lied and had 1/3 of God's angels to rebel against God. God was angry (the wrath of God) and destroyed the first earth age. After a few days (which 1 day of the Lord's is 1000 years to man) God created the world again and allowed the souls to be born of woman. Why? To give us a chance to love and follow His truth, then dwell in eternity with Him. If you don't like His rules, too bad. They are the only rules that count. As I said, choose wisely. Your soul depends on it.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm |
    • OTOH

      HeavenSent,

      " When satan lied and had 1/3 of God's angels to rebel against God. God was angry (the wrath of God) and destroyed the first earth age."

      - Do you think that your "God" character is all-knowing? If so, 'he' would have known that this would happen... and created them anyway...

      "After a few days (which 1 day of the Lord's is 1000 years to man) God created the world again and allowed the souls to be born of woman. Why? To give us a chance to love and follow His truth, then dwell in eternity with Him."

      - Again, do you think that your "God" character is all-knowing? If so, 'he' creates all these folks, already knowing where they will end up... and creates them anyway!

      April 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm |
    • faith

      "If a bible verse furthers the cause, it is to be taken literally. If a bible verse is detrimental to the cause, it is either: taken out of context; is allegorical; refers to another verse somewhere else; is an ancient cultural anomaly; is a translation or copyist's error; means something other than what it actually says; Is a mystery of god or not discernible by humans; or is just plain magic." blessed r the cheeseburgers

      hey, i like that cb. thanks.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:11 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Heavensunk,

      What you regurgitated is your version of your myth. You can't demonstarte any of it is true. Like I said, if my soul is dependent on believing a baseless myth, than your myth is immoral. You cannot justify rewarding or punishing people based on spiritual belief. If that is what your dogma required (and it does) I reject it out of hand.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm |
    • Science

      Blessed are the Cheesemakers agree.............put add a K to the sunk........maybe .

      April 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      or a "P"

      April 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm |
    • Science

      LOL P for poe ?

      April 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      OTOH, "The Lord has made all for Himself, yes even the wicked for the day of doom."
      Proverbs 16:4
      Romans 9:6-24
      Psalms 92:5-7

      I said it already, life is a test from God. With that known, are you going to pass by believing His truth, loving Him and dwelling with Him for eternity or, are you going to stay deceived by liars that he created to deceive others to lead them astray. Your choice. Choose wisely.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Cheesemakers, I suggest you read Jeremiah 4:22 for your answer.

      April 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm |
    • Bob

      While we have Vic the moron and HeavenSent the local belief blog dunce dumping bible bile on us, let's have a look at what's really in their Christian book of nasty:

      Numbers 31:17-18
      17 Now kiII all the boys. And kiII every woman who has slept with a man,
      18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

      Deuteronomy 13:6 – “If your brother, your mother’s son or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul entice you secretly, saying, let us go and serve other gods … you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death”

      Revelations 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

      Leviticus 25
      44 “‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.
      45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.
      46 You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

      Note that the bible is also very clear that you should sacrifice and burn an animal today because the smell makes sicko Christian sky fairy happy. No, you don't get to use the parts for food. You burn them, a complete waste of the poor animal.

      Yes, the bible really says that, everyone. Yes, it's in Leviticus, look it up. Yes, Jesus purportedly said that the OT commands still apply. No exceptions. But even if you think the OT was god's mistaken first go around, you have to ask why a perfect, loving enti-ty would ever put such horrid instructions in there. If you think rationally at all, that is.

      And then, if you disagree with my interpretation, ask yourself how it is that your "god" couldn't come up with a better way to communicate than a book that is so readily subject to so many interpretations and to being taken "out of context", and has so many mistakes in it. Pretty pathetic god that you've made for yourself.

      So get out your sacrificial knife or your nasty sky creature will torture you eternally. Or just take a closer look at your foolish supersti-tions, understand that they are just silly, and toss them into the dustbin with all the rest of the gods that man has created.

      Ask the questions. Break the chains. Join the movement.
      Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
      http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

      April 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      HS,

      Just because you or someone else said that life is a test does not make it true. I don't care if you actually believe it or not, by claiming that is true you are the deceiver. I can make the claim that life is a test to see who will use logic and reason and who will fall for the lies of religion..... that religion is the tool of the devil and those who fall for the lies of religious belief will be punished by god....and it would be equally valid.

      April 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
    • OTOH

      HeavenSent,

      There is not a single shred of evidence that the supernatural fantasies from The Bible (or any other 'scriptures') are real.

      Should I PRETEND that they are real?

      April 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Jeremiah 4:22 is not an answer....it is the claim of a cult.

      April 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Cheesemakers, maybe it be easier if you comprehended the line from Forrest Gump? " stupid is as stupid does"

      April 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      OTOH, such a shame that most people are so condition to believe lies they don't trust Jesus' truth. Sound familiar? That's why ...

      "And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth . . ." 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 (2 Chronicles 18:18-22)

      April 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
    • OTOH

      This "Jesus" is very lame, weak and ineffective at getting his 'truth' to be verified, then.

      Over 2,000 years now and still 2/3rds of the world does not believe the Jesus legend. It took probably less than 50 years for the theory of gravity to be accepted world-wide... and it is the same for any other proven ideas, eg., mathematics, the telephone, radio, engines, penicillin, etc., etc., etc.

      The population of the world at present is a bit over 7 billion.
      There are approximately 2.1 billion Christians, which is around 33 per cent.

      http://chartsbin.com/view/3nr
      http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0904108.html

      April 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Bob, there are 12 Tribes of Israel, Jews being one. With that said, Jesus and 11 of the apostles taught His truth to the Jews first. They in turn were to teach His truth to the four corners of the world.. Some Jews believed God's truth (and were ousted by the nonbeliever) and others were nonbelievers (first atheists, first to be deceived by Kenites).

      April 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
    • Bob

      HS, you pathetic dunce, I directly quote your Christian book of nasty re what it has your horrid sky fairy demanding of you, in both OT and NT:

      Numbers 31:17-18
      17 Now kiII all the boys. And kiII every woman who has slept with a man,
      18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

      Deuteronomy 13:6 – “If your brother, your mother’s son or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul entice you secretly, saying, let us go and serve other gods … you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death”

      Revelations 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

      Leviticus 25
      44 “‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.
      45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.
      46 You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

      Note that the bible is also very clear that you should sacrifice and burn an animal today because the smell makes sicko Christian sky fairy happy. No, you don't get to use the parts for food. You burn them, a complete waste of the poor animal.

      Yes, the bible really says that, everyone. Yes, it's in Leviticus, look it up. Yes, Jesus purportedly said that the OT commands still apply. No exceptions. But even if you think the OT was god's mistaken first go around, you have to ask why a perfect, loving enti-ty would ever put such horrid instructions in there. If you think rationally at all, that is.

      And then, if you disagree with my interpretation, ask yourself how it is that your "god" couldn't come up with a better way to communicate than a book that is so readily subject to so many interpretations and to being taken "out of context", and has so many mistakes in it. Pretty pathetic god that you've made for yourself.

      So get out your sacrificial knife or your nasty sky creature will torture you eternally. Or just take a closer look at your foolish supersti-tions, understand that they are just silly, and toss them into the dustbin with all the rest of the gods that man has created.

      Ask the questions. Break the chains. Join the movement.
      Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
      http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

      April 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      OTOH, Jesus told us the truth about gravity.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
    • Science

      HSPoe................splat goes the fairy in the sky gravity wins !

      Curtains Down for the Black Hole Firewall Paradox: Making Gravity Safe for Einstein Again

      Mar. 6, 2013 — Research by scientists at the University of York has revealed new insights into the life and death of black holes. Their findings dispel the so-called firewall paradox which shocked the physics community when it was announced in 2012 since its predictions about large black holes contradicted Einstein's crowning achievement - the theory of general relativity. Those results suggested that anyone falling into a black hole would be burned up as they crossed its edge - the so-called event horizon.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130306084151.htm

      By the way HS the source above is better than the bible's

      April 21, 2013 at 5:11 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Heavenspunk,

      That is exactly the point, stating that someone is "stupid", or that they are a "fool", or they are "evil", because they don't accept your baseless religious belief is a cult tactic. It is another reason to reject christian claims.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Numbers 31:17-18 (OT)
      Deuteronomy 13:6 (OT)
      Revelations 2:23 (NT)
      Leviticus 25 (OT)

      Bob, you also stated “Note that the bible is also very clear that you should sacrifice and burn an animal today because the smell makes sicko Christian sky fairy happy. No, you don't get to use the parts for food. You burn them, a complete waste of the poor animal.

      Yes, the bible really says that, everyone. Yes, it's in Leviticus, look it up. Yes, Jesus purportedly said that the OT commands still apply. No exceptions. But even if you think the OT was god's mistaken first go around, you have to ask why a perfect, loving enti-ty would ever put such horrid instructions in there. If you think rationally at all, that is.”

      Answer: There is no mistakes in God's truth. If you view His truth as mistakes, you're conditioned to the lies of man. Comprehend this ....God is going to rid the world of evil. If you believe that evil should continue, you definitely have major issues you need to work on, one being listening and believing the lies of man.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Oh Science, God explained His truth of gravity 1000s of years before Einstein was born.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      ****Answer: There is no mistakes in God's truth. If you view His truth as mistakes, you're conditioned to the lies of man. Comprehend this ....God is going to rid the world of evil. If you believe that evil should continue, you definitely have major issues you need to work on, one being listening and believing the lies of man.****

      THAT is the ravings of cult follower.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
    • Science

      Hspunk........................is that you chad ? or fred or l4h ? but not austin ?

      April 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Cheesemakers, you posted "Heavenspunk, That is exactly the point, stating that someone is "stupid", or that they are a "fool", or they are "evil", because they don't accept your baseless religious belief is a cult tactic. It is another reason to reject christian claims."

      Answer: God had Holy Men scribe His truth. All that I posted is directly from His truth. You have your reasons to hate Jesus even though He will consider you not choosing wisely by banking your soul on the lies of man.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:33 pm |
    • OTOH

      HeavenSent,
      "you definitely have major issues you need to work on, one being listening and believing the lies of man."

      And you believe stories based on the fantasies and superst'itions of old Middle Eastern Hebrew tribesMEN. You are free to do that; but it's horrid to tell other people that they are damned for eternity for not being able to believe those stories.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      OTOH, God already knew you'd believe the lies of man. That's why He had Holy Men scribe His truth 1000s of years ago.

      2 Timothy 4:2-4

      2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

      3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

      4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

      Amen.

      April 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm |
    • Science

      Hey JMEF the main link below funny stuff !

      check it out learn something new !

      http://www.funnyordie.com/?rel=header

      Peace

      April 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm |
    • OTOH

      HeavenSent,

      Holy Men? - only in the opinions of their comrades.

      - Mohammad was/is "holy" in the opinion of his comrades.
      - Joseph Smith was/is "holy" in the opinion of his comrades.
      - Jim Jones was "holy" in the opinion of his followers.
      - David Koresh - ditto
      - Pope Gregory IX (Inquisition) - ditto
      - Torquemada (Inquistion) - ditto
      - Haile Selassie - ditto

      Get outta here with your "holy".

      April 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm |
    • Science

      HEY VIC for you too !!!

      Unusual Anal Fin Offers New Insight Into Evolution

      Apr. 10, 2013 — An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130410082201.htm

      April 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      I don't hate Jesus, just don't think he was impressive enoughb to be a god.

      April 21, 2013 at 9:19 pm |
  8. MennoKnight

    Just remember people, in the race for greatest mass murders of the past 100 years two of the top three were Atheists (Mao and Stalin) and the third mixed Neo-Darwinian Evolution with Nordic Mythology and a little bit of Roman Catholicism (Hitler)

    \But here is my main point. I personally know Atheists, Muslims, Catholics, Mennonites and agnostics who are really nice moral people.
    So how about judging people based on their own personal merit instead of their religion or lack there of!

    April 21, 2013 at 10:31 am |
    • Ted

      Same old canard, Menno and you should know better than to trot that out. Those killings you refer to were not done due to any dictates of atheism, whereas both the bible and the koran demand murder.

      You and the world lose due to your silly religious fictions, stupid.

      April 21, 2013 at 10:49 am |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      Minno has to drag out that hack arguement, he can't stand that his religious book "of love" has justifed slavery, genocide, misogyny, killing children, abortion......so he has to paint the opposition as worse in an effort avoid cognitive dissonance. He needs to ask himself the question that since religion is (in his mind) better than no religion, why the religious commit that same kinds of crimes at the same rates as anyone else....the religious are suppose to have an inside track to morality, but history shows that is not the case.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:01 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Hitler was a Jew.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:38 am |
    • Doobs

      Menno is just another religious blowhard. I've had a few discussions with him. He trotted out the usual old fallacies and assumptions.

      "You need to read the bible, then you'll understand".

      "Oh, you've read the bible? Well, you didn't read it right".

      "You've studied the bible in Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic and Latin too? Well, your translation was bad."

      "You studied with a private bible scholar for five years? Well....."

      (disappears)

      April 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm |
  9. Imagine

    ...and no religion too...
    John

    April 21, 2013 at 7:38 am |
    • Truth Prevails :-)

      Absolutely 🙂

      April 21, 2013 at 8:17 am |
  10. Bob1god

    Go to bed kids, don't make mme get up!

    April 21, 2013 at 4:50 am |
    • Science

      Mourning .Bob1god................or if the do not go to bed they might learn something.........facts work best for teaching

      children ...............and evolution wins hands down ..........time for god(s) to get the HELL out of the way................so

      humanity acn evolve !

      Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

      April 21, 2013 at 6:15 am |
    • Science

      Oops ........can

      April 21, 2013 at 6:16 am |
    • Science

      Oops 2............By the way SOURCE listed above is better than the bible's .

      Peace

      April 21, 2013 at 8:07 am |
    • Science

      Oops 3.............. if they (kiddies) ............................ the list is long ?

      April 21, 2013 at 8:42 am |
    • Science

      Backfill..........................go figure !

      Scientists Find Genes Linked to Human Neurological Disorders in Sea Lamprey Genome

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130224142915.htm

      Peace

      Facts work .

      April 21, 2013 at 9:17 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Science, how has humanity evolved? Do you seriously believe your post is thought provoking? LOL.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:41 am |
    • angie

      Yes, HS, it is thought-provoking. We learn more, day by day (as opposed to guessing, day by day).

      April 21, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • HeavenSent

      For more than 2 years I've read the nonsensical lies that the non-believers accept as facts. Believe me, your generation is ensuring satan's chaos runs supreme. Talk about flushing humanity down the toilet.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:58 am |
    • The real Tom

      HS is a bozo who thinks the earth was created in six days 6000 years ago. She got canned from her job because her boss realized she was a religious nut who was unable to cooperate with her coworkers. She's been bitter ever since. She comes here because she has no friends and her family has disowned her due to her obvious insanity.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      The real Tom, cough, Tommie Tom. You keep tripping up your dummy handles.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Fact Tommie Tom, nonbelievers destroyed my life. Jesus tesst the righteous to ensure we keep our focus on Him and not the lies of the ways of the world.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Here's one of the "facts" you obviously missed, you deluded waste of oxygen: I changed my "handle", as you call it, because some troll was using my original one. Guess you were in a coma when that occurred.

      What an imbecile you are. No wonder you were fired.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Tommie Tom, I have a life unlike you that's on here 24/7. With that said, I didn't know, nor care, that you've changed your handle. Sorry to disappoint your lust for destruction. but, as usual your lies don't hold water. I mentioned my situation to read the viciousness spewed from the lips of the nonbelievers. Nothing more than added research on the workings of the antisocial personalities of this world..

      April 21, 2013 at 1:59 pm |
    • Bob

      Speaking of a "lust for destruction" that local belief blog dunce HeavenSent references, that matches the nasty Christian god nicely. Let's look at what HeavenSent's Christian book of evil AKA the bible has her horrid sky creature demanding of its sheeple:

      Numbers 31:17-18
      17 Now kiII all the boys. And kiII every woman who has slept with a man,
      18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

      Deuteronomy 13:6 – “If your brother, your mother’s son or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul entice you secretly, saying, let us go and serve other gods … you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death”

      Revelations 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

      Leviticus 25
      44 “‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.
      45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property.
      46 You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

      Note that the bible is also very clear that you should sacrifice and burn an animal today because the smell makes sicko Christian sky fairy happy. No, you don't get to use the parts for food. You burn them, a complete waste of the poor animal.

      Yes, the bible really says that, everyone. Yes, it's in Leviticus, look it up. Yes, Jesus purportedly said that the OT commands still apply. No exceptions. But even if you think the OT was god's mistaken first go around, you have to ask why a perfect, loving enti-ty would ever put such horrid instructions in there. If you think rationally at all, that is.

      And then, if you disagree with my interpretation, ask yourself how it is that your "god" couldn't come up with a better way to communicate than a book that is so readily subject to so many interpretations and to being taken "out of context", and has so many mistakes in it. Pretty pathetic god that you've made for yourself.

      So get out your sacrificial knife or your nasty sky creature will torture you eternally. Or just take a closer look at your foolish supersti-tions, understand that they are just silly, and toss them into the dustbin with all the rest of the gods that man has created.

      Ask the questions. Break the chains. Join the movement.
      Be free of Christianity and other superstitions.
      http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/

      April 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Bob, you nonbelievers constantly post the same messages throughout an article. I've answered this same post from you earlier. Here it is again.

      Numbers 31:17-18 (OT)
      Deuteronomy 13:6 (OT)
      Revelations 2:23 (NT)
      Leviticus 25 (OT)

      Bob, you also stated “Note that the bible is also very clear that you should sacrifice and burn an animal today because the smell makes sicko Christian sky fairy happy. No, you don't get to use the parts for food. You burn them, a complete waste of the poor animal.
      Yes, the bible really says that, everyone. Yes, it's in Leviticus, look it up. Yes, Jesus purportedly said that the OT commands still apply. No exceptions. But even if you think the OT was god's mistaken first go around, you have to ask why a perfect, loving enti-ty would ever put such horrid instructions in there. If you think rationally at all, that is.”

      Answer: There is no mistakes in God's truth. If you view His truth as mistakes, you're condtioned to the lies of man. Comprehend this ....God is going to rid the world of evil. If you believe that evil should continue, you definitely have major issues you need to work on, one being listening and believing the lies of man.

      April 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm |
    • The real Tom

      If you have "no interest" in it, why'd you bring it up, you useless twit? You stupidly attempted to accuse me of "tipping my hand", your assumption being that I was hiding behind a new moniker and you, genius that you are, figured it out. You are an idiot. In the time you've spent on here today with your tripe, I've done a slew of errands and gone for a run.

      Get off your ass and maybe it won't be the size of a small elephant when you die.

      April 21, 2013 at 6:27 pm |
  11. Renaud

    Of the little I know about Islamic faith, it is basically the same as Christians of Jews, all believe in the very same God, and Muslims apparently recognize Jesus as a prophet of God, alone along with mother Mary. Jews came first, later some converted to Christianity, and later some to Islam. The problem is not the religions, but some violent extremist teaching their own version of it to poor people, sometimes who can’t even read the any of the holy books, and uses, poor naïve lost folks for their own unreligious purpose, and more about profit and dirty politics, by preaching violence and hatred.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:27 am |
    • Blessed are the Cheesemakers

      The problem is the religious belief. Hate for others can be justified in the Abrahamic religions, it all depends on which parts they pay attention to.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:15 am |
    • Science

      Ditch the fairy in the sky from all religions imight help ?

      April 21, 2013 at 5:30 am |
    • saggyroy

      How can it be the same god? Isn't Jesus god? What is up with the trinity thing?

      April 21, 2013 at 8:31 am |
    • science

      Blessed are the Cheesemakers ..............guess so !......................check out the funny chessy banner when it comes around !

      Or copy and paste link below !

      http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/7e64d0be37/cheech-chong-read-the-bible

      April 21, 2013 at 11:25 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Renaud, only the OT and NT have the one and only God. All the other religions take 95% of Jesus' truth and mix it with 5% of satan's lies. Why? To deceive you into doubting what is His truth.. Worked. Didn't it?

      April 21, 2013 at 11:46 am |
    • angie

      LOL, yeah, HS, the prick God of the OT highjacked to make the new fluffy nice God of the NT; nice transition – LOL.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:48 am |
    • HeavenSent

      angie, the day you comprehend Jesus' teachings is the day you'll get off your lazy butt and know what's going on. Until then zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
  12. Ben

    Islam is the Devil's faith. That is why so much evil comes from followers of Mohammed. Just look at their world. No humor, poverty everywhere, constant hatred, filth, disorganization, masses of dumb-azzes. And don't forget, Mohammed was a child rapist and pedophile. Yet he is still revered by these maniacs. Totally sick.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:10 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      Yes the teachings of Islam can be interpreted by some to justify all manner of inhumanity. But the same applies to Christianity. Westboro church maniacs and white supremacists groups for example. Culture and countries in complete turmoil produce more Islam radical extremists but these local Xtian groups would behave equally foul if not for law, order and non-theocratic government. They behave themselves because they would be hunted down and stopped...as we've just witnessed.
      Dismiss them as non Christian all you want but they base their motivations on scripture nonetheless...just like the muslin extremists do.

      April 21, 2013 at 7:54 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Atheist Steve, let's not forget to mention how lost you nonbelievers are.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:48 am |
    • The real Tom

      HS, the only people who are "lost" are those who think they know the "one right way" to do everything.

      That would be sh!twits like you.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:50 am |
    • HeavenSent

      The real Tom, I know for a fact that you are describing yourself.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      HS
      Like Tom said I'm not lost. I'm quite comfortable with my apparent place in the universe. Lofty philosophical puzzles are interesting but hardly germane to my day to day life. Unlike you I don't pretend to have answers for things unknown. Only people like you are terrified by fanaticized metaphysical implications. It's like you're so concerned with trying to understand the forest you ignore the trees.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      AtheistSteve, only God can make a tree. You hide behind science that explains how He created them.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:20 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      What kind of stupid god can make something but not describe the process so that we would be able to trust his other instructions? What kind of stupid person believe a god who can't accurately describe a single thing he created?

      April 21, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
    • The real Tom

      "I know for a fact." You don't know anything 'for a fact', you desperate old cow.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm |
    • The real Tom

      HS, why don't describe EXACTLY how you imagine AtheistSteve and I are "lost'? Bet you can't. You rail on and on about how atheists behave and live. You must know everything about how we operate in our daily lives. Spill it, you little coward.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Hurry up, you lazy sh!t. I don't have all day to sit around on my ass waiting for you to describe what my life is like and what I do every day. Unlike you, HS, I actually HAVE a career and a life.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
    • On of many fake HS's

      You might not call it a career but my carnal side is in the service industry. Besides gathering up road kill for me and the cats, I am on my knees most of the day servicing the men and boys in the trailer park for cigarettes and 'shine, so does my daughter.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:17 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Tammi, Tammie, tell me truth.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      The real Tom, I posted some of His truth earlier. As usual, you spew insults without reading back through post. I'll play into your laziness for staying lost. REPOST.

      Satan:

      Created by God, and not equal to God. Proverbs 16:4

      Twists the meaning of Scriptures to fit his purposes. Genesis 3:1-5

      Tries to hide the actual truth about our God. Acts 13:6-13

      Came to steal, kill, and destroy. John 10:10

      Defies God and despises truth. John 8:44

      Was given limited power. Job 1:8-12

      Offers counterfeit promises that he can't and won't fulfill. Job 41:1-34

      Always seeks an "opportune time" to tempt us. Luke 4:13

      And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. Job 1:7

      Ye are of [your] father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44

      Jesus:

      With him [is] strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver [are] his. Job 12:16

      Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence. Job 15:31

      Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

      Matthew 7:13

      Amen.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      AtheistSteve, you posted "HS, Like Tom said I'm not lost. I'm quite comfortable with my apparent place in the universe. Lofty philosophical puzzles are interesting but hardly germane to my day to day life. Unlike you I don't pretend to have answers for things unknown. Only people like you are terrified by fanaticized metaphysical implications. It's like you're so concerned with trying to understand the forest you ignore the trees."

      Answer: You still don't get it. Jesus had His truth scribed by Holy Men inspired by Him regarding life and the hereafter. With that written, all you need to do is believe in His truth, study it, and you too will know what's going on. Since you listen to liars, you will stay deceived and LOST. Your call. Choose wisely. Your soul depends on it.

      April 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
    • The real Tom

      So, HS, you can't describe what AtheistSteve's life is like? Or mine? You said you knew what our lives were like. Did you lie? Again? As usual?

      Never mind. I wasn't expecting anything more from a dolt who thinks the world was created in 6 days by a giant fairy.

      April 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm |
  13. Renaud

    While two of the suspected are dead or arrested, others seem to have escaped the manhunt, as the search was centered too much on those two brothers, and not enough on the others that accompanied them and appeared in a few of the pictures. For example the younger brother was with a white cap, curly hair, and black pants, while the older one was in photos accompanied by an other man with short military style hair, dressed like him in black coat, beige military desert style pants, wearing black cape, and both seemed to be in communication using earpieces with obviously an other, possibly giving them directions, and in an other shot, an older man with white hear between them, which total makes at the very least four suspects, not mentioning any potential larger organization behind the Boston Marathon Bombing. It would be a mistake to cry out victory just yet over just two young brothers too dumb to have planned this all on their own, with one packsack each, when four bombes were discovered and only two really exploded. I would advise the people of the region of Boston to remain alert and be careful, avoiding large crowd, which seems to always be the favorite targets for extremist groups.

    Two Brothers:
    http://cdn.ph.upi.com/collection/pv/upi/7623/c71e52244b1313b630424d3c48aec29a/Boston-Marathon-bombing-suspects_1_1.jpg

    Other Suspect with Older Brother and older man:
    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/boston-marathon-bombing-suspects-revealed-04.jpg

    April 21, 2013 at 1:05 am |
  14. Renaud

    Two Brothers:
    http://cdn.ph.upi.com/collection/pv/upi/7623/c71e52244b1313b630424d3c48aec29a/Boston-Marathon-bombing-suspects_1_1.jpg

    Other Suspect with Older Brother:
    http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/boston-marathon-bombing-suspects-revealed-04.jpg

    April 21, 2013 at 12:51 am |
  15. Renaud

    While two of the suspected are dead or arrested, others seem to have escaped the manhunt as the search was centers too much on those two brothers, and not enough on the others that accompanied them and appeared in a few of the pictures. For example the younger brother was with a white cap, curly hair, and black pants, while the older one was in photos accompanied by an other man with short hair (military style) dressed like him in black coat, beige pants (military desert style), and black cape, and both seemed to be in communication using a earpiece with obviously an other possibly giving them directions, which total makes at least four suspects, not mentioning any potential larger organization behind the Boston Marathon Bombing. It would be a mistake to cry out victory just yet over just two young brothers too dumb to have planned this all on their own, with one packsack each, when four bombes were discovered and only two really exploded. I would advise the people of the region of Boston to remain alert and be careful, avoiding large crowd, with seemed to be targets for extremist groups.

    April 21, 2013 at 12:38 am |
    • Kroth the Bunny-Hammerer, Viking God of Obsolete Bowling Technology

      Getting an early start on the conspiracy theory angle, are you?

      April 21, 2013 at 12:58 am |
  16. Renaud

    While 2 of the suspected are dead or arrested, others seems to have escaped the manhunt that was centers too much on those two brothers, but not enough on the others that accompanied them and appeared in a few of the pictures. For example the younger brother was with white cap and black pants, while the older one was in pictures accompanied by an other man dressed like him in black coat, beige pants (military desert style), and black hat, and both seemed to be in communication with obviously an other, which total makes at least 4 suspects, not mentioning any potential larger organization behind the Boston Marathon Bombing. It would be a mistake to cry out victory over to young too dumb men to have planned this all on their own, with one packsack each, when 4 bombes were discovered and only 2 exploded

    April 21, 2013 at 12:26 am |
  17. Reality

    Too little, too late for these Muslim "leaders":

    Some nitty-gritty about the terror and horror that is Islam–

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers, Flight 93 and the Pentagon?

    And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror?

    The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means.

    Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed.

    Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is taught therein.

    Until then, no Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere..................................

    April 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm |
  18. Eat pork and drink beer

    ISLAM IS CANCER

    April 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm |
  19. Al

    A Bible/Qur'an rewrite is long overdue. It's time to remove the immoral passages.

    April 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm |
    • Akira

      One can hardly expect that any more than rewriting what some consider to be immoral passages of the Bible.
      It's a book of faith. It can't be edited to make other people not of that faith feel better.

      April 21, 2013 at 12:03 am |
    • Al

      It has already been edited 1000s of times. What's wrong with one more time. Most people pay no attention to half of the crap anyway. It"s the radicals that take it seriously that gets us into trouble.

      April 21, 2013 at 1:15 am |
    • saggyroy

      “You know, the New Testament is pretty old. I think they should call them the Old Testament and the Most Recent Testament.” – Steven Wright

      April 21, 2013 at 8:34 am |
  20. STFU

    don't just condemn, demand the survived terrorist beheaded

    April 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
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