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May 9th, 2013
03:20 PM ET

Rainn Wilson has faith in life after 'The Office'

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Editor
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(CNN) - Dwight K. Schrute was many things: paper salesman, beet farmer, lovable dork. Though he came from Amish stock, Schrute showed more interest in martial arts than Bibles and buggies.

But the man who played Schrute for nine years calls religion central to his life, and as Rainn Wilson transitions to life after “The Office,” his Baha’i faith is taking center stage.

Wilson is on the forefront of a campaign called “Five Years Too Many” that calls for the release of seven Baha’i volunteer leaders who have been imprisoned in Iran for the past five years.

“People need to know that this has happened and that this is happening and they don't,” Wilson said. “There are Baha'is rotting in jail on a 20-year sentence on trumped up charges simply because they have a certain set of faith beliefs that run against the theocracy in Iran."

The move from actor to advocate for a world religion is a big shift for Wilson. After a failed movie career and a lot of soul searching he is at peace with his television success and knows that his career might have peaked with “The Office,” which ends next Thursday after nine years on the air.

“It is probable that this was the high point in my career and the most awesome thing I'll ever be involved in,” Wilson told CNN’s Jake Tapper in an interview. “I just feel tremendous gratitude.”

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These days, Wilson barely resembles his onscreen character. He sports a beard with a surprising amount of gray hair sprinkled throughout. His hair was mussed and he didn’t a wear brown suit and a yellow shirt. His were glasses more LA hipster than Scranton nerd. He’s ambivalent about life after “The Office.”

“It's bittersweet. I love the people there so much. At the same time, it was time for it to go away.”

From famous to influential

Despite being the most famous Baha’i in America, Wilson had been a reluctant spokesman for the faith. In a meeting with religion reporters in 2010, Wilson said it’s somewhat “sad” that a “big dorky” guy has become the faith’s most recognizable face, at least in the United States.

Still, Wilson has nothing but praise for the “beautiful faith I grew up in.”

Baha’is believe there is one God who has sent down numerous messengers, including Jesus, the Buddha, Krishna, Moses, Mohammad and Baha’u’llah, whom they believe is the most recent divine messenger.

The teachings of Baha’u’llah, who was born in Iran in 1817 but was exiled from his homeland, form the foundation of the Baha’i faith. He died in 1892.

Globally there are 5 million Baha’is in more than 200 countries, including 170,000 in the United States, according to the faith’s leaders.

Like other world religions, the Baha’i faith grew during the social tumult and soul searching of the 1960s.

But if the best way for a religion to grow is a healthy combination of converts and babies, Baha’is are doubly disadvantaged. Members of the faith are forbidden from proselytizing and babies born to Baha'i parents are not automatically considered adherents.

While Bahai’s don’t aggressively seek converts, they are desperately trying to drum up support for their persecuted fellow believers in Iran.

#5YearsTooMany

Baha’i leaders say the seven were taken into custody in May 2008. In August 2010 they were sentenced to 20 years each in prison for espionage, propaganda against the Islamic republic and the establishment of an illegal administration.

The U.S. State Department and human rights groups have condemned Iran’s treatment of Baha'is.

"In addition to killings, executions, and arrests, Baha’is suffered frequent government harassment and persecution, and their property rights generally were disregarded," the State Department wrote in a 2012 report.

One of the imprisoned leaders is Fariba Kamalabadi. Her brother, Iraj Kamalabadi, told CNN, “It has been very difficult for them to spend five years of their prime time in prison, even a minute of it was unnecessary and too many.”

Hollywood’s most famous atheist

Wilson is a person of faith, but he has Hollywood’s most famous atheist to thank for his rise to stardom.

The “The Office” was created by British comedian Ricky Gervais and first aired on the BBC. Gervais, an avowed atheist, regularly and caustically skewers religions of all kinds.

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“I respect his beliefs,” Wilson said, while acknowledging that Gervais might not respect his. “I thank him for creating ‘The Office’ though. Because I wouldn't have a job without that and he's a brilliant mind.”

As “The Office” comes to an end, Wilson said he plans to travel with his wife and young son. He knows that he may never again get a role as good as Dwight Schrute. But he’s at peace with that, in part because of his Baha’i faith.

“My faith grounds me and centers me and gives me focus, and I'm very grateful for that.”

CNN's Jake Tapper and Moni Basu contributed to this report

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Baha'i • Belief • Iran • Religious violence

soundoff (396 Responses)
  1. douglas friedmutter

    five years too many. couldn't have said it better myself.

    May 17, 2013 at 7:00 am |
  2. Gary Gleele

    For believers no explanation is necessary. For non believers no explanation is possible.

    May 17, 2013 at 2:33 am |
    • Keith

      No explanation is necessary for non-believers, Gary. At all. We get it. We just don't believe it.

      May 17, 2013 at 6:18 am |
  3. Gary Gleele

    This was one show I never got into. It was boring. The set was an office yet nobody ever "worked", they just cut up and goofed around. Some individuals think this is hilarious, this particular individual does not.

    May 17, 2013 at 2:30 am |
    • Shane

      If you never got into the show why are you here reading and posting then?! This is for those of us who appreciated the great writers and actors on the show. It cracks me up how people actually search out articles of things they don't care for and then feel the need to let us all know about it as if we give a damn. The Office, like Seinfeld, was not about "excitement" per say, but both had a great storyline, and unforgettable characters. The Office was more of a thinking man's comedy. So, please, do us all a favor and go watch your "New Girl" or "American Idol" or some other crap show.

      May 17, 2013 at 3:28 am |
  4. Harikrishna

    Friends and others, when the time is right in your "journey" God reveals himself to you. Only when you are ready. Be it after a horrible car accident or through loneliness or through your own disgust of the path you have been on. When you ask for the Holy Spirit really ask......watch what happens. You will know when your soul has had enough of the material world. Nurture this gift when it comes. Feed the positive. You will have peace and happiness. And you will not fear death.

    May 17, 2013 at 1:51 am |
  5. happycamper

    "think about why you reject all the other religions of the world except your own, and you will realize why I reject yours as well."

    that being said, if you were to have a religion, the Baha'i faith seems to be the most all-encompassing and accepting.

    May 17, 2013 at 1:32 am |
  6. Realitycheck

    All of these people hating on someone's religious beliefs, have "faith" that the studies in their "science textbook" (sounds to me like any one else's bible) are true, without ever having performed ANY of the science experiments themselves.

    These so called "Atheists" base their beliefs on faith just as much as anyone else does. The big difference is, their faith is in imperfect human beings.

    Food for thought.

    May 17, 2013 at 12:07 am |
    • Absolute Nonsense

      That's absurd. Those people believe that the scientific method, based on facts, verifiability, and reproducable results, is better than believing in completely unsubstantiated nonsense with no basis in any kind of fact or verifiable truth, but instead in blind faith that "imperfect human beings" have actually talked to some kind of omniscient being that, for whatever reason, is intimately concerned with one random species, on one random planet, in a random solar system and galaxy, as if there weren't countless billions of other places just like our world in the universe.

      Just because you want the simple answers (that "God" created us, that there's a "meaning" to life, that something will happen after you die) doesn't make them true. It just makes you an intellectual coward.

      May 17, 2013 at 12:37 am |
    • Keith

      Science does not require faith. It is based in reproducible, provable, touchable, feel-able, seeable facts. If I have a question about gravity, for example, I can perform any number of experiments to prove its existence. And those experiments will end in the same result every time. The scientific method isn't voodoo or magic. And the most important thing to remember is that science doesn't claim to have all of the answers. Only that the answers it does have can be tested, proven and demonstrated here in the real world.

      May 17, 2013 at 6:25 am |
  7. Yakobi

    Blah, blah, blah.
    The important thing isn't his religion or how a bunch of non-muslims are imprisoned in Iran. The important thing is his spinoff series won't last more than one season (if it makes it that far).

    May 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
    • Fred

      There is no spinoff, the network passed on it.

      May 17, 2013 at 4:23 am |
  8. ztom

    Why the obvious CNN bias? Why won't CNN ever post stories about famous Pastafarians? Why do they hate the church of FSM so much? Just wait until they are quaking before FSM and wishing they had listened.

    rAmen

    May 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
    • Fred

      There have been plenty of atheist related articles on CNN

      May 17, 2013 at 4:24 am |
  9. faith

    why were some given tongues, some interpretation of tongues, some the gift of prophecy, discernment

    can god look into the heart of a human being through one of his servants and see its contents, or declare what her future holds, or see the cancer eating away the alveoli in her cigarette damaged lungs? can he?

    May 16, 2013 at 11:40 am |
    • TheDukeOfHighwayJ

      No, faith. Only an X-ray can do that.

      May 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm |
  10. faith

    he n e ver pr om is ed any one s he woul d n 't d ie su d denly in ter rib le ci rc u m s ta nces. he has w arn ed all of us to be re ady

    May 16, 2013 at 11:10 am |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      "he" has never promised anything to anyone ever.

      May 16, 2013 at 11:14 am |
    • faith

      "Cpt. Obvious
      "he" has never promised anything to anyone ever."

      prove it

      May 16, 2013 at 11:41 am |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      No. You have to have faith.

      May 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
  11. tony

    Religion is all about NOT explaining the recent Tsunami massacres of hundreds of thousand of innocents, while claiming that a loving god, parted the red sea only 300 years ago.

    May 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
    • tony

      Sorry, make that around 3000 years ago.

      May 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm |
    • Umm...

      I always thought that was a metaphor for how you can rise above obsticles with persistence..but okay.

      May 15, 2013 at 5:09 pm |
    • Saraswati

      The god that parted the red sea was a much different god than what modern Christians present. You really can't universalize a god like that who favored one group over others and was willing to kill to the type of universal god modern humans want. The old god was perfectly good with wiping people out in floods when he got pis.sed off.

      May 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
    • faith

      "Saraswati
      The god that parted the red sea was a much different god than what modern Christians present. You really can't universalize a god like that who favored one group over others and was willing to kill to the type of universal god modern humans want. The old god was perfectly good with wiping people out in floods when he got pis.sed off."

      good point

      he only murdered nice people, too. he had a thing for murdering lovely, terrific sweet folks. he got off on it

      May 16, 2013 at 11:14 am |
    • Science

      Interesting..................faith............sara too.

      Vrooooooom !

      May 16, 2013 at 11:39 am |
    • Science

      lmfao.....................the RED SEA.

      May 16, 2013 at 11:41 am |
    • montyross

      yet humanism cant explain the millions killed by atheist during the 20th century without referring to a religious term

      May 17, 2013 at 1:03 am |
    • Fred

      There are writings in the baha'i faith that answer, in great detail, your question.

      May 17, 2013 at 4:25 am |
    • Science

      HEY fred.........and faith again...........your answer below..............you know fred !

      How did feathers evolve? – Carl Zimmer

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPLgfGX1I5Y&feature=player_embedded

      May 17, 2013 at 7:18 am |
    • Puppy-Kitten

      Baha'i came to put an end to religions

      June 24, 2013 at 8:45 am |
  12. Anna

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY9qx5OuKGY
    ,,

    May 15, 2013 at 5:24 am |
  13. komak

    There is no right or wrong in the discussion below. Religious people will believe in what they believe; atheists will hold to their opinion. What would be right is to end this dispute and continue living in a pluralistic and diverse society (where everyone's opinion is respected).

    I'm not sure if my 25 cents would be of any help; nonetheless, here is my comment.

    There is no scientific proof that God exists, but absence of proof does not mean absence of an object of enquiry. History is full of examples when it took hundres, thousands or tens of thousands (or even millions) of years to make a valid scientific judgment.

    Interestingly, many theories were found to be false, which demonstrates the limitations of science. I am not trying to undermine the role of science; on the contrary, I believe that science is one of the pillars of humanity's advancement. But we cannot say for sure that contemporary scientific claims are impeccable. There are many things science cannot explain at this point.

    Science evolves, and who knows, maybe one day, it will offer a different perspective on many things that we believe in today.

    May 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
    • elephant in the room

      http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/lucid-dreaming-techniques.html

      May 13, 2013 at 11:36 pm |
    • sdh

      Actually, there is very strong evidence for the existence of God but most people don't take the time to think about it and research and investigate the truth. The Baha'i Faith is about unity of science and religion and independent investigation of the truth, not an overly simplistic, dogmatic or impractical faith.

      May 15, 2013 at 8:40 pm |
    • politics

      Politics are the reason when something eerie happens to you, nobody will give you a straight answer as to what it was.

      May 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm |
    • faith

      overwhelming scientific evidence god is.

      not one shred of any kind of "evidence" he does not exist has been proffered, ever

      May 16, 2013 at 11:19 am |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      There is ZERO verifiable evidence for unicorns and god. Without a single shred of evidence for god, there is no reason to believe he exists or to offer proof that he doesn't.

      Burden of proof is on the claimant.

      May 16, 2013 at 11:24 am |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      @komak

      The logical position is agnostic atheism. If there is no evidence for something, it makes no sense to believe that it exists. There is no evidence for unicorns, and it makes more sense to disbelieve than to believe in them. Same with god. God might exist, but at this point he is invisible and undetectable and therefore, irrelevant. Since god is invisible and undetectable, we should do him the honor of treating him as we would any other invisible, undetectable, and irrelevant being.

      May 16, 2013 at 11:27 am |
    • faith

      "Cpt. Obvious
      There is ZERO verifiable evidence for unicorns and god. Without a single shred of evidence for god, there is no reason to believe he exists or to offer proof that he doesn't. Burden of proof is on the claimant."

      u r the claimant, u idiot. lol

      no proof for unicorns is gettin kind a old, moron.

      May 16, 2013 at 11:46 am |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      @faith

      There is no evidence for god or unicorns. Sorry you're so stupid you believe in invisible and undetectable beings.

      May 16, 2013 at 11:52 am |
    • Ted Jones the crusader not for khrist

      faith

      overwhelming scientific evidence god is.

      not one shred of any kind of "evidence" he does not exist has been proffered, ever
      .............
      Let me put it in perspective for you......Not one shred of any kind of evidence of imaginary things not existing has been proffered, ever

      May 16, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
    • lol??

      Not the unicorn BS again. Athena and the educratists bwainwashed ya on that one.

      May 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      It's an apt comparison. No evidence for either being--gods or unicorns.

      May 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
    • lol??

      That education you paid through the nose for just ended up stuck up yer colon.

      May 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
    • Ted Jones the crusader not for khrist

      Also the Christian or believer in whatever god is the "claimant" and has the burden. Your refusal to accept this does not change the reaility that the burden is on you if you are claiming a particular thing is real

      May 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm |
    • My Dog is a jealous Dog

      Don't you love how lolly shows their disdain for education – both explicitly ("Athena and the educratists bwainwashed ya on that one.") and by their "colorful" use of southern colloquialisms such as y'all, yer, ya and gubmint. That is not even touching on the lispy "speach" impediment he/she is so proud of. Somehow coming off as an un-educated yokel is something to be proud of in the xtian community. The spewing of nonsense is also approaching the level of the our favorite hindu hater Mohammed Adar.

      May 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
    • lol??

      Not in the Spiritual realm, Tedsky. Maybe yer just not chosen.

      "Mat 11:30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light."

      May 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm |
    • lol??

      Dog, do you prefer the educated LGBT or GUO??

      May 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
    • My Dog is a jealous Dog

      I prefer educated "people" and not fools that are proud of their ignorance.

      May 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm |
    • My Dog is a jealous Dog

      @lol??

      BTW – I have friends and family that are LGBT (and so do you, they are just smart enough to not let you know). What in the world is GOU – is this something like "we-god" that you made up?

      May 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm |
  14. Science

    Update :

    That red devil with the funky horns...........and his partner the fairy in the sky.........did NOT create US !

    The ORIGIN story is bullsh-it...............so is the bible............... nasty !

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

    Scientists have unearthed the first direct signs of cheesemaking, at a site in Poland that dates back 7,500 years.

    Human Evolution

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2cHumanevo.shtml

    AND

    Easy to do !

    For all creationists and ID believers...............IT only takes minutes to figure IT out. No fairy in the sky needed !

    New Device Can Extract Human DNA With Full Genetic Data in Minutes

    May 6, 2013 — Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130506132100.htm

    Foot note............ethics + morals = really tough on religion !

    Facts work best for teaching children !

    Evolution wins hands down ..........time for god(s) to get the HELL out of the way................so humanity can 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

    Peace

    May 13, 2013 at 8:16 am |
    • sdh

      The concept that evolution and science and religion are contradictory violates the teachings of the Baha'i Faith. Its scripture, despite coming from the Middle East in the 1800s, explicitly acknowledges the evolution of species and the evolution of the universe. Much of what the Baha'i scriptues says conforms with current scientific thought but attributes the origin and evolution to at least in part divine will.

      May 15, 2013 at 8:45 pm |
    • Religious Scientist

      There is nothing to be said on the topic as proof: Those who believe have faith those who do not choose not to. Only if there was definitive proof of the existence or non existence of God could one side claim the other is ignorant. Yet you can see the disdain and hatred in the discourse below. There is a saying in science: Where data is weak opinions are strong. I believe in God but I understand why others do not. I question it myself on a daily basis but seem to come to the same conclusion. If there is a God he could have made himself as obvious as the sun but did not, why would that be? If there is no God then we are an accident of the universe which is primarily lifeless and under any interpretation void of meaning. Nothing that we do has any real bearing in comparison to the eons that have been and are to come and our species and our planet will drift away into nothingness. I choose the interpretation of life that has a meaning to me and that intuitively feels right. Perhaps to others the second interpretation provides some meaning but not to me. One thing we must be cautious of is to assume that our rudimentary sciences have somehow provided insight into whether there was a generating impulse, a will, behind our existence. We have started to unravel the amazing laws which govern our universe but these are observations of the world around us and provide no insight as to why? For example we know that gravity exists but we can neither explain what it is nor why it behaves as it does, we can simply quantify the force that it produces and the effects of those forces on the objects with mass. When you get down to the facts of why the universe functions as it does we know a great deal about the effects but very little about the cause. Why does gravity cause objects to attract why doesn't it cause them repel? Why is the grass green? Is it any more logical to say that it just is as opposed to it was willed to be so? (yes I realize that grass is green because of chlorophyll, just making an analogy). As I read most of the comments below it makes me sad because all I see is pride and dogma on both sides leaving little room for thoughtfullness and mutual respect. Perhaps we should focus on something that we all agree on, that 7 people should not be jailed for 5 years because they believe something contrary to what the government prescribes. Call your political representatives, ask them to take notice.

      May 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
    • In Santa we trust

      RS, Science does show that no religious text describes the origins accurately. We also have no evidence of a god.

      May 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm |
  15. vbarkley39

    Somehow, I think he'd feel differently if his show 'The Farm' had gotten picked up by NBC.

    May 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm |
  16. hippypoet

    If you're looking for a great site to chat religion on... check out Poetic Atheism on facebook.

    May 11, 2013 at 12:28 am |
  17. Roger that

    Brethren, keep putting out scritpure, that is what we are to be doing.

    Okie dokie. Here's a nice one from Dueteronomy. God gives us his rules about capturing a se x slave.

    10 "When you go out to war against your enemies, and the LORD your God gives them into your hand and you take them captive,
    11 and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you desire to take her to be your wife,
    12 and you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails.
    13 And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. After that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.
    14 But if you no longer delight in her, you shall let her go where she wants. But you shall not sell her for money, nor shall you treat her as a slave, since you have humiliated her.

    May 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm |
    • lionlylamb

      Seek first the kingdom domains of God's children and do in no manner; what the today's preachers say for their Word is emptiness and unfulfilling by one's perceptiveness. The kingdom domains of God's children are of the atomic cosmos and they have built us up from the atomized depths to become as mere buildings for God's children to inhabit and maintain until the time is right.

      May 10, 2013 at 10:55 pm |
    • veritas

      Throw in a six pack of beer and an assault rifle and I am in......I so can't wait.....

      May 11, 2013 at 12:09 am |
    • Holy shins

      I had no idea the bible was that interesting

      May 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm |
    • Context

      I'm pretty far from a theologian but I'd guess for the bronze age that was considered chivalry.

      May 12, 2013 at 12:27 am |
  18. FistingForVictory

    Prepare your anus!

    May 10, 2013 at 10:13 pm |
    • Piccard

      Uranus

      May 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm |
  19. indifferent moderate

    Alright! An article that talks about faith! Time to sit back and watch the crazies on both sides rip each other apart with 3rd grader logic and manners.

    May 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
    • lionlylamb

      indifferent moderate,

      How many cosmologies of spatial referencing do you say there are? The atomic cosmos and the celestial cosmos and the cellular cosmologies are three that I know about. Feel free to add to them!

      May 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Hey, indifferent, you've got at least one crazy right here! Lionly Limpdick is about as crazy a loon as you'll find.

      May 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm |
    • Nice post

      Let me make it a total of three crazies in one string of responses.

      May 15, 2013 at 7:08 am |
    • faith

      little fatty sambo has a way with the girls

      The real Tom
      Hey, indifferent, you've got at least one crazy right here! Lionly Limpdick is about as crazy a loon as you'll find.

      May 16, 2013 at 11:22 am |
  20. Steve

    "Preach the Word!" I Timothy When the Word of God is given God's people respond. If someone rejects scripture as inspired by God, this just shows that they are spiritually deaf, and spiritually dead.. Brethren, keep putting out scritpure, that is what we are to be doing. Human arguments accomplish very little, the Word of God brings about salvation. PTL "As many as received Him (Jesus Christ) to them He gave the power to become children of God. John 1 There are not many ways or roads to God, only one. "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me". ....Jesus John 14

    May 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm |
    • lionlylamb

      And God said, "Let there be light" and Bang, there was light which bore thru the voids of the spatial and remains forever spreading outward with unending brilliance to this very day! The children of God were born from the light's brilliance and they to this day, do all live upon the first cosmology which is of the atomic chasms. We are made of the atomic cloisters within which God's children inhabit and husbandry our generations and we now share in the labors with God's children to soon begin a journey out toward the celestial openness. God's will is for civilizations of the humanities to venture forth into the great void of spatial realities in the dues of timeliness.

      May 10, 2013 at 10:23 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Yawn. LL, when are you going to stop posting such bizarre, meaningless glop?

      May 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm |
    • lionlylamb

      Tommie,

      Still being a vindictive brawny aren't you? When will you grow up and quit it with your deprecating volumes of senile yearnings? You sure as hell aren't the life of the party. Remember it is written that the kingdom domains of God are inside us all and we all do labor together with the Godly who reside deeply seeded inside our bodies which are mere buildings for Godliness Beings to inhabit and be the husbandry of our ongoing generations.

      May 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
    • Athy

      Oh, stuff your godly garbage, Lion.

      May 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
    • tallulah13

      Or perhaps, Steve, it means that they have chosen to look at the facts and have realized that there isn't a single shred of verifiable evidence that supports the existence of any god, even the christian god. You can believe whatever fantasy you want. I prefer to believe in things that are real.

      May 11, 2013 at 12:12 am |
    • derp

      "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me"

      Unless you are muslim. Then it's through muhammad. Or if you are jewish, it's through that guy that will someday stop by and save us.

      May 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm |
    • faith

      "tallulah13
      Or perhaps, Steve, it means that they have chosen to look at the facts and have realized that there isn't a single shred of verifiable evidence that supports the existence of any god, even the christian god. You can believe whatever fantasy you want. I prefer to believe in things that are real."

      lol

      fsm

      May 16, 2013 at 10:57 am |
    • faith

      derp
      "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me"
      Unless you are muslim. Then it's through muhammad. Or if you are jewish, it's through that guy that will someday stop by and save us."

      unless u r a god-hating fascist nazi, in which case it is hitler

      May 16, 2013 at 11:00 am |
    • faith

      "Athy
      Oh, stuff your godly garbage, Lion." lol

      May 16, 2013 at 11:03 am |
    • Cpt. Obvious

      Hitler was a christian and had christian mottos printed on uniforms and war paraphenilia

      May 16, 2013 at 11:05 am |
    • faith

      "pt. Obvious
      Hitler was a christian and had christian mottos printed on uniforms and war paraphenilia"

      amen bro. preach it. not just christian, btw. devout, sanctified wholly xtians

      May 16, 2013 at 11:33 am |
    • Bill Deacon

      When Gandhi said " I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians" He got it right. My Father feels the same.

      May 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
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