home
RSS
May 9th, 2013
03:20 PM ET

Rainn Wilson has faith in life after 'The Office'

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Editor
[twitter-follow screen_name='EricCNNBelief']

(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.”

Follow the CNN Belief Blog on Twitter

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.

CNN’s Belief Blog: The faith angles behind the biggest stories

“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. Science

    Chomp on that bone...................creationists/ID believers. chadie too..................evolution at its best the old croc.

    Time for the horn-y beast to get the hell out of the bedVroooom !!!

    Fourteen Closely Related Crocodiles Existed Around 5 Million Years Ago

    May 21, 2013 — Today, the most diverse species of crocodile are found in northern South America and Southeast Asia: As many as six species of alligator and four true crocodiles exist, although no more than two or three ever live alongside one another at the same time. It was a different story nine to about five million years ago, however, when a total of 14 different crocodile species existed and at least seven of them occupied the same area at the same time, as an international team headed by paleontologists Marcelo Sánchez and Torsten Scheyer from the University of Zurich is now able to reveal.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521121323.htm

    AND

    Hey faithy seems like you have not been weaned yet sort of like chadie .............reminds me of a 5 year old ?

    Monkey Teeth Help Reveal Neanderthal Weaning

    May 24, 2013 — Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130524104828.htm

    Current search on Bing chadie ..........bookmark update chad........3rd one from top of page.

    RDFRS: When Christians become a 'hated minority'

    http://www.richarddawkins.net/.../5/5/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority

    11,000,000 results Any time

    AND

    Scientists Find Oldest Dinosaur – Or Closest Relative Yet

    Dec. 5, 2012 — Researchers have discovered what may be the earliest dinosaur, a creature the size of a Labrador retriever, but with a five foot-long tail, that walked the Earth about 10 million years before more familiar dinosaurs like the small, swift-footed Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121205084421.htm

    Game over .................god(s) did NOT create US !

    NO red horn-y devil either........ NEVER has been one.!

    The DINOSAUR ?...............Chomp Chomp !...Evolution WINS hands down...time for the horn-y red devil to get the

    HELL out of the way.....................Stem Cell research !

    Allosaurus Fed More Like a Falcon Than a Crocodile: Engineering, Anatomy Work Reveals Differences in Dinosaur Feeding Styles

    May 21, 2013 — The mighty T. rex may have thrashed its massive head from side to side to dismember prey, but a new study shows that its smaller cousin Allosaurus was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern-day falcon.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521152638.htm

    PLUS

    COMEDY GOLD................it is THE PEARLY GATES !.............what a JOKE !

    Heaven for atheists? Pope sparks debate

    By Dan Merica, CNN

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/23/heaven-for-atheists-pope-sparks-debate/comment-page-18/#respond

    Splat Chad

    June 4, 2013 at 7:24 am |
  2. Science

    Chomp on that bone...................creationists/ID believers. chadie too..................evolution at its best the old croc.

    Time for the horn-y beast to get the hell out of the bedVroooom !!!

    Fourteen Closely Related Crocodiles Existed Around 5 Million Years Ago

    May 21, 2013 — Today, the most diverse species of crocodile are found in northern South America and Southeast Asia: As many as six species of alligator and four true crocodiles exist, although no more than two or three ever live alongside one another at the same time. It was a different story nine to about five million years ago, however, when a total of 14 different crocodile species existed and at least seven of them occupied the same area at the same time, as an international team headed by paleontologists Marcelo Sánchez and Torsten Scheyer from the University of Zurich is now able to reveal.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521121323.htm

    AND

    Hey faithy seems like you have not been weaned yet sort of like chadie .............reminds me of a 5 year old ?

    Monkey Teeth Help Reveal Neanderthal Weaning

    May 24, 2013 — Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130524104828.htm

    Current search on Bing chadie ..........bookmark update chad........3rd one from top of page.

    RDFRS: When Christians become a 'hated minority'

    http://www.richarddawkins.net/.../5/5/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority

    11,000,000 results Any time

    Splat Chad

    June 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm |
  3. Alex

    I thought "Five years too many" was a reference to The Office's run.

    Rainn can have all the faith he wants in life after "The Office"; he was meant to be, and ever shall be Bright Schrute.

    June 2, 2013 at 7:34 am |
  4. Rundvelt

    I think it's pretty obvious that if any supernatural being was the author of the bible, it'd have to be satan. I mean, look at what the bible teaches. Heck, Jesus used his miraculous powers to keep a party going when they ran out of wine in the classic "Water to wine miracle." What a way to tap upon God's holy awesomeness. For booze!

    May 29, 2013 at 5:59 pm |
    • Jeremy

      welp seeing as Wine in those days was a 12 to 1 VS todays wine alcohol content. I doubt THE PARTY was rocking that much what would it take to get drunk like 48 glasses in an hour to get drunk. I know your just a factory worker but really get an education

      June 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm |
  5. Raymond

    "As to the position of Christianity, let it be stated without any hesitation or equivocation that its divine origin is unconditionally acknowledged, that the Sonship and Divinity of Jesus Christ are fearlessly asserted, that the divine inspiration of the Gospel is fully recognized, that the reality of the mystery of the Immaculacy of the Virgin Mary is confessed, and the primacy of Peter, the Prince of the Apostles, is upheld and defended." ~Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Bahai Faith

    May 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm |
  6. Z

    It's not a B&B.

    May 26, 2013 at 9:55 am |
  7. faith

    science is a sick dog.

    May 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm |
    • Science

      Hey faith................the legal end .

      Search
      Learn About the Law
      Find a Lawyer
      FindLaw Answers
      Legal Forms
      News
      Blogs
      ...

      FindLaw
      Legal Pulse
      Story
      ..

      CNN logo CNN 3 weeks ago
      When Christians become a 'hated minority'
      .
      Hey Buffy..............from Bing.

      When Christians become a 'hated minority'
      The point where religious speech becomes hate speech is difficult to define, though, scholars and activists say. The Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama is a nonprofit civil rights group that combats and monitors hate groups. Three years ago, it... Full Article at CNN

      http://legalnews.findlaw.com/article/0bj7cdy2zIcqA?q=law+OR+lawsuit+OR+legal+OR+%28court+AND+law%29

      Have a great life.

      Peace

      May 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm |
    • Science

      Hey faith .....use link below........enter email share story

      CNN logo CNN 3 weeks ago
      When Christians become a 'hated minority'

      https://give.liveunited.org/page/share/StoryThanks?blue_daisychain_id=7e4095e4-c644-11e2-a474-000000000000&action_code=FgxRWxYUOVIKQV0YAlweUQ&td=VVHLbtswEPwVQqcUiBRS1iO2L70URQ9pgSpAUDQBQZEre1GKFEgqhlP037uy3brliTu7nJkd_sxgVGizTXbYA9heheAPw2ytH-KkNASvf7y3-AqF9mN2mw0YYnJqBHrRaQSngVCr_oIfwVu_OxL4hhPVdV1VFVU9xJRr75LSKU94miU4gMEAOsk52DMidzOay1X2ipykS-WnJF-XniN_t1n0cyD1P9Xc_w9Me–u3eRJSQ5oIWab7y-E4M7Nkxx8GOVJb7UmDR1AJZBmkSy5WOW8zsuGlXxT8U1ZXydwksqYQGNtUwixKsS6LcR9e52YIwSpduAWrgf_htaq57u64OyGopxUwt7Clj10nz4wwQu-ZU_ojD9E9vmRESfVX56aasseAxpieb5rCv5u4d-rKRH3ybVYorUzWVYYj9RCd260IAaoSp7rpqpyIaDM16Zscv7PWf6T9r_8HO3LGW9pWfYVDCwBgWEdJmDdXgVgR8qXdZTkkd1EesNUZN8IO0GLs9Gb2cKF7hxw9us3

      May 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |

      May 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm |
    • Science

      You to the peachy one...................No red horn-y devil !

      Earth’s timeline ................chad remember this long ago..........L4H but me on the list for this.

      Trace our planet's geological and biological ages............better than the bibles timeline.

      http://www.nbcnews.com/id/33184839/ns/technology_and_science/

      Church Refuses to Host Troops Over Scouts' New Gay Policy
      NBC News·16 hours ago

      See also: More stories ·
      Top stories

      Big circle here chadie...................

      look what shows up on Bing 16 hours ago

      AND

      By the way HAR/chadie..........your header on post was ............see below........so do not go deleting comments !

      Your request was successfully submitted.

      Bing Webmaster Tools

      June 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
  8. Science

    Better than Comedy GOLD................it is THE PEARLY GATES !.............what a JOKE !

    Heaven for atheists? Pope sparks debate

    By Dan Merica, CNN

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/23/heaven-for-atheists-pope-sparks-debate/comment-page-18/#respond

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/

    Discovery Channel Mega Beasts – Great American Predator

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UHQZVQvBkU

    May 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm |
  9. jamesrechtet

    You have to be a real rube to believe in religion

    May 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm |
    • George MacFly

      When is insulting people ever helpful? Enjoyable for you maybe but not for them. It makes you look like a bully. I won't tell you any dieties, ghosts or aliens exist or that I have proof. I will say people have a need to believe in some hope given the inevitability of death and cruelty doesn't seem like a viable solution.

      May 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm |
    • Alan S

      I am not a believer, but I agree completely with the response written by Mr. McFly. Your comment, Mr. Rechet, was pointlessly harsh.

      May 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm |
  10. pjr

    The tomb of Jesus is empty, you can not say that about anyone else's tomb. Inside their tombs, you will find dried bones. Not much of a god to me. I serve a risen Savior and His names is Jesus. He is the ONLY ONE God sent from heaven. The other ones were sent by man or decided to go out on their own. One day, they too will confess and bow to Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Beware, unless you repent and become like a child, you will all likewise perish. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

    May 24, 2013 at 10:37 am |
    • Robin

      Everyone knows that story, it's just that most of the world doesn't believe it and some don't believe any of the stories. Telling the stories again and again doesn't change that.

      June 3, 2013 at 10:39 pm |
  11. Lord Jesus is the most powerful figure known to mankind

    Mark 13:8-"Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come."
    Isaiah 26:6-"Suddenly, in an instant, the LORD Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with windstorm and tempest and flames of a devouring fire."
    God is coming sooner than everyone believes, the world is warning us. Pleas i repeat please REPENT and TURN to God, follow His ways and live through Lord Christ Jesus who only has immortality. Anyone who desire life place your all in Him. Who else can save you from death Who can resurrect you at the end other than the Holy One who died on the cross and resurrected in 3 days? Freewill, the choice is yours. For more information concerning life and death visit www . theeternalwisdom . com. May blessings and understanding be with you through King Jesus the Son of the Living God.

    May 24, 2013 at 10:14 am |
    • Rundvelt

      You want me to believe that God created everything, including a man from dust and his wife from a rib, and created a garden for them where they could exist, but God also put a snake who he created to be decietful, to trick Adam and Eve.

      God then placed a tree that bore the fruit of knowledge, and forbade Adam and Eve to eat from it. However, God created Adam and Eve gullible and without moral character, so they were decieved by the serpent who tricked them into thinking that God was protecting the source of his power.

      After having eaten the apple, God, who's all knowing, but apparently didn't see this coming, become upset with Adam and Eve for falling for the snakes lies. I mean, logically, of course Adam and Eve would be at fault. Not the person who made them gullible, or putting in a tree to tempt them, or creating a snake to actually trick them.

      So, they were removed from the garden of evil and all their children, even though they had no say in the matter and didn't even exist, are no subject to the faults of their father and mother.

      You want me to believe that. Without evidence. Yeah.

      May 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm |
  12. kevo.bx

    *Ezra 4:20 There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all countries beyond the river; and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid unto them. (Matthew 17:25)

    May 24, 2013 at 8:48 am |
    • Science

      Hey doogie you too !

      Hey Chad,faith the peach and all creationists what color JELL- O you stuck IN. ? Star Dusts (chondrites) and water !

      Scientists Offer First Definitive Proof of Bacteria-Feeding Behavior in Green Algae

      May 23, 2013 — A team of researchers has captured images of green alga consuming bacteria, offering a glimpse at how early organisms dating back more than 1 billion years may have acquired free-living photosynthetic cells. This acquisition is thought to have been a critical first step in the evolution of photosynthetic algae and land plants, which, in turn, contributed to the increase in oxygen levels in Earth's atmosphere and ocean and provided one of the conditions necessary for animal evolution.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130523143741.htm

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lafL_mmv3EA

      Game over .................god(s) did NOT create US !

      NO red horn-y devil either........ NEVER has been one.!

      The DINOSAUR ?...............Chomp Chomp !...Evolution WINS hands down...time for the horn-y red devil to get the

      HELL out of the way.....................Stem Cell research !

      Allosaurus Fed More Like a Falcon Than a Crocodile: Engineering, Anatomy Work Reveals Differences in Dinosaur Feeding Styles

      May 21, 2013 — The mighty T. rex may have thrashed its massive head from side to side to dismember prey, but a new study shows that its smaller cousin Allosaurus was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern-day falcon.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521152638.htm

      PLUS

      Better than Comedy GOLD................it is THE PEARLY GATES !.............what a JOKE !

      to kevo.bx

      Heaven for atheists? Pope sparks debate

      By Dan Merica, CNN

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/23/heaven-for-atheists-pope-sparks-debate/comment-page-18/#respond

      May 25, 2013 at 9:31 am |
  13. kevo.bx

    Warning! The devil has children of his own in the world. (*Matthew 13:38*) Satan is the base god. For our God is a consuming fire. *1st John 3:10*

    May 24, 2013 at 8:21 am |
  14. kevo.bx

    From the unknown soldier, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. (*Acts 17:23*) A memorial is when you visit dead people graves, to reflect on the souless. Do you remember, a love one spirit is where? (*Isaiah 38:18*). Give glory and tribute to the most high God, his people are tribal. *Jeremiah 50:32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up:

    May 24, 2013 at 7:09 am |
  15. Kevin

    There is no god. Deal with it.

    May 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm |
    • Okay

      You can't stop people from their private thoughts, even if they involve a belief...deal with that.

      May 26, 2013 at 10:44 am |
    • george

      yes sir massa

      June 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm |
  16. Pri Vate

    idiot nut jobs always show up when anybody mentions god.

    May 23, 2013 at 12:09 am |
  17. Messenger

    Jesus is the only "messenger" that died for anyone's sins.

    May 22, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
    • Slovensko

      Truth.

      May 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm |
    • Science

      Hey Cora how are the cats ?

      https://www.zotero.org/colleengreene/items/5XRFKX8N...............url for you chadie !

      But in favorites or peg IT OK !

      Peace

      May 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |

      May 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm |
    • sam stone

      letting someone take the punishment for your "sins" is about as immoral a stance as one could take

      if you had any guts, you would look up to the sky and say "fvck this sacrifice....if i am guilty, punish me"

      June 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm |
  18. kevo.bx

    God is the I, as in I am: And Satan is the eye for an eye how can his kingdom stand? To have a belief, you must be a leaf on the tree of life (Mark 8:24)

    May 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm |
    • Science

      Do you have any..............faith/chad?

      Where do morals come from?.....................NOT THE BIBLE>

      By Kelly Murray, CNN

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/12/where-do-morals-come-from/#comments

      Hey faith..................the peach........... did you learn or hear from that Discovery show about the LAND BRIDGE ?

      How many years ago did we cross into North America ?.................faith chadie and Good news..........not

      Free learning videos go viral

      By Salman Khan, Special to CNN

      http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/07/24/khan.video.learning/index.html

      http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

      The DINOSAUR ?...............Chomp Chomp !...Evolution WINS hands down...time for the horn-y red devil to get the

      HELL out of the way.....................Stem Cell research !

      Allosaurus Fed More Like a Falcon Than a Crocodile: Engineering, Anatomy Work Reveals Differences in Dinosaur Feeding Styles

      May 21, 2013 — The mighty T. rex may have thrashed its massive head from side to side to dismember prey, but a new study shows that its smaller cousin Allosaurus was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern-day falcon.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521152638.htm

      Evolution wins............No red devil either !

      Evolving Genes Lead to Evolving Genes: Selection in European Populations of Genes Regulated by FOXP2

      Apr. 18, 2013 — Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project. The method identifies gene sets that show evidence for positive selection in comparison with matched controls, and thus highlights genes for further functional studies.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418124905.htm

      Oldest of the old.............the RCC ...........BedVrooooom.............and the red devil................not funny !

      Science books........videos.............trumps the 666.................beast.................or red horn-y thingy....does it

      NOT ........peachy ?.............but below IS..............please help .........thank you.

      A project of DC Entertainment to support Save the Children, Mercy Corps and IRC

      http://www.wecanbeheroes.org/

      The Greatest Action Movie Ever (G.A.M.E.)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUuHV3cEzZ8

      Again Chadie................SPLAT = E mc2...............(U-Pb)...........dating process for link below

      http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00461/uraninite.htm

      And a little carbon – 14 from chondrites..............and water =

      WHAM-O........horn-y planet and life.

      Mom and Dad............did it faith !

      http://www.discovertheforest.org/...............To Grandmas house we go

      Hey Vic

      Do a simple search on Prof. Higgs.

      It is what creates the mass for our asses !

      May 23, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |

      Jeff

      That's not occam's razor. Occam's razor is that the hypothesis WITH THE FEWEST ASSUMPTIONS is the MOST LIKELY.

      Seeing as you are assuming an all powerful, all present, all knowing deity with no origin and no supporting, observable and repeatable evidence, creation through God is no where near the most likely.

      May 23, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |

      ME II

      @Vic,
      The ICR is obviously biased and not scientific.

      "Principles of Scientific Creationism

      The physical universe of space, time, matter, and energy has not always existed, but was supernaturally created by a transcendent personal Creator who alone has existed from eternity."
      "The first human beings did not evolve from an animal ancestry, but were specially created in fully human form from the start."

      "The Bible, ... is ... infallible and completely authoritative on all matters with which they deal, free from error of any sort, scientific and historical as well as moral and theological."
      (http://www.icr.org/tenets/)

      May 23, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/22/this-oklahoma-atheist-isnt-thanking-the-lord/#comments
      Red Rover............something NEW............you asked !

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEowVBEQl88

      https://www.zotero.org/colleengreene/items/XW3H99PB

      I'm a Dinosaur – Ultrasaurus The Ultra Cool Dinosaur

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuFT_wGBrIA

      http://www.youtube.com/user/HooplaKidzTv

      Peace

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/comment-page-110/#comments

      May 23, 2013 at 10:59 am |
  19. kevo.bx

    Feed Satan the truth, and watch him turn on the wicked. (Psalm 75:10) The Father wants truth and grace is the gift of God.

    May 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm |
  20. kevo.bx

    They world is honoring Jesus with their lips, but they all hate Christ in their heart. Their heart goes out with many prays, but the heart of man is desperately wicked. (*Hebrews 8:10*) Gentiles are the white race. *Deuteronomy 21:21-22 and all Israel shall hear, and fear. And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: *Acts 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. *Galatians 3:13 for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: *Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: *Romans 2:3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shall escape the judgment of God? *1st Corinthians 10:20 But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. *Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

    May 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
    • Angelo Deangelo

      I see you have met Anthony Jordan...

      May 23, 2013 at 10:34 pm |
    • Science

      to kevo.bx

      Agree ...............mama k

      A box does not work well for thinking.

      Peace

      Hey faith/chad... and sally too........Thanks have a great life.

      http://www.wecanbeheroes.org/

      http://www.caterpillar.com/Foundation

      http://www.autismspeaks.org/

      http://www.hlntv.com/clusters/salute-troops

      https://www.zotero.org/colleengreene/items/5XRFKX8N

      Heaven for atheists? Pope sparks debate

      By Dan Merica, CNN

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/23/heaven-for-atheists-pope-sparks-debate/

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/09/my-take-a-word-to-christians-be-nice/comment-page-44/#comment-2369235

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/23/the-money-man-behind-atheisms-activism/comment-page-77/#comment-2369249

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/21/who-hears-prayersforoklahoma/?replytocom=2369279#respond

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/19/proofs-of-heaven-popular-but-not-with-the-church/?replytocom=2366421#respond

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/09/rainn-wilson-has-faith-in-life-after-the-office/?replytocom=2359847#respond

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/

      Peace

      May 25, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |

      May 25, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |

      May 25, 2013 at 9:27 am |
    • Science

      Hey all creationists ....Austin.......chadie too....the truth below !

      The fairy in the sky DID NOT create US !

      Ancient life...............3.5 billion years ago.............NO god(s) or horn-y red devil (666 the beast) never has been

      Disappearance of Stromatolites, Earliest Visible Manifestation of Life: Ancient Enigma Solved?

      May 28, 2013 — The widespread disappearance of stromatolites, the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth, may have been driven by single-celled organisms called foraminifera.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130528143756.htm

      +

      The University of Sydney.........................geology..............the dirt guys.

      Precious opal veinlets in a sandstone from central Australia.

      News

      Answer to opal mystery shows Red Centre's links to Red Planet

      31 May 2013

      The dramatic geological events that created opal, Australia's national gemstone, have been described for the first time by a University of Sydney researcher.

      http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=11678

      + the damn fossils ..............works better than the BIBLE !

      Scientists Recover Wooly Mammoth Blood ..................cloning could happen maybe

      Posted by Soulskill on Wednesday May 29, 2013 @01:52PM
      from the wooly-mammoth-vampires-very-excited dept.

      http://science.slashdot.org/story/13/05/29/1712242/scientists-recover-wooly-mammoth-blood

      New study restores famed fossil to "bird" branch

      Wednesday May 29, 2013 | Alicia Chang for The Associated Press

      http://www.newsdaily.com/article/04243837283ffd8f533a0cf41d35cd27/new-study-restores-famed-fossil-to-bird-branch

      AND chadie has a link on Bing

      Quarterback's next play: Going long with the Bible – CNN Belief ...

      religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/01/quarterbacks-next-play-going...

      Feb 01, 2013 · Since we've got Chad buybull ... Jurassic Park came out. Now that it has been found, ... You have nothing but a 2000 year old stone age book written ...

      AND

      All creationists...............a turtle.............but is it to old to have come from the ark ?

      Or chad crawled into his shell on the ark and finally found his way out .............you know chad ?

      The mystery of how the turtle got its shell has finally been solved by scientists studying a 260-million-year-old fossil.

      Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/scientists-have-figured-out-how-the-turtle-got-its-unique-hard-shell-2013-5#ixzz2UspYoTOm

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/19/proofs-of-heaven-popular-but-not-with-the-church/comment-page-52/#comments

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/05/when-christians-become-a-hated-minority/

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/31/southern-baptists-to-urge-churches-and-members-to-cut-boy-scout-ties/#comments

      Star dust we are.

      Pebbly Rocks Testify to Old Streambed On Mars..........and the asteroid that flattened mars aye chadfie !

      May 30, 2013 — Detailed analysis and review have borne out researchers' initial interpretation of pebble-containing slabs that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity investigated last year: They are part of an ancient streambed.

      More information about Curiosity is online at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl , http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/ .

      You can follow the mission on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity .

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130530150547.htm

      Hey faith, chad and Austin.........all creationists...use link below........enter email share story

      CNN logo CNN 3 weeks ago
      When Christians become a 'hated minority'

      https://give.liveunited.org/page/share/StoryThanks?blue_daisychain_id=7e4095e4-c644-11e2-a474-000000000000&action_code=FgxRWxYUOVIKQV0YAlweUQ&td=VVHLbtswEPwVQqcUiBRS1iO2L70URQ9pgSpAUDQBQZEre1GKFEgqhlP037uy3brliTu7nJkd_sxgVGizTXbYA9heheAPw2ytH-KkNASvf7y3-AqF9mN2mw0YYnJqBHrRaQSngVCr_oIfwVu_OxL4hhPVdV1VFVU9xJRr75LSKU94miU4gMEAOsk52DMidzOay1X2ipykS-WnJF-XniN_t1n0cyD1P9Xc_w9Me–u3eRJSQ5oIWab7y-E4M7Nkxx8GOVJb7UmDR1AJZBmkSy5WOW8zsuGlXxT8U1ZXydwksqYQGNtUwixKsS6LcR9e52YIwSpduAWrgf_htaq57u64OyGopxUwt7Clj10nz4wwQu-ZU_ojD9E9vmRESfVX56aasseAxpieb5rCv5u4d-rKRH3ybVYorUzWVYYj9RCd260IAaoSp7rpqpyIaDM16Zscv7PWf6T9r_8HO3LGW9pWfYVDCwBgWEdJmDdXgVgR8qXdZTkkd1EesNUZN8IO0GLs9Gb2cKF7hxw9us3

      Have a great life and look up for that falling chondrite !

      June 1, 2013 at 9:23 am |
    • sam stone

      "They world is honoring Jesus with their lips"

      So is jerry fartwell

      June 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Advertisement
About this blog

The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.