You’re going to want to read this Village Voice writer’s advice to a reader who is ‘not gonna pray’

Last month, musician and Village Voice advice columnist Andrew W.K. offered some incredible advice to a reader who identified himself as “Son of a Right-Winger.” The man wrote to W.K. saying he was no longer able to “deal” with his father because he “has basically turned into a total a**hole intent on ruining our relationship and our planet with his politics.”

In his response, W.K. quickly got to the heart of the matter writing, “The world is being destroyed by one side believing the other side is destroying the world.” He went on to encourage the reader to “love your dad because he’s your father, because he made you, because he thinks for himself, and most of all because he is a person.”

On Wednesday, the Village Voice ran the latest installment of W.K.’s weekly column, “Ask Andrew W.K.” – this time written to a reader who doubts the validity and power of prayer. Glenn read W.K.’s response on radio this morning.

The reader, who uses the penname “Not Gonna Pray,” explained his brother was recently diagnosed with cancer. As his family attempts to make sense of the startling news, “Not Gonna Pray” says their grandmother suggesting something that “has got me really angry.”

“She said we should all just ‘pray for my brother,’ like prayer would actually save his life,” he writes. “Just thinking about it now makes my fists clench with frustration.”

The reader goes on to say their family needs to “actively help my brother and do actual things to save him, not kneeling on the ground and mumbling superstitious nonsense.”

Ultimately, “Not Gonna Pray” wants advice on how to “explain” this reasoning to their family. Needless to say, the person was probably not expecting to get this advice from W.K.: “I want you to pray for your brother right now.”

Below is an excerpt from W.K.’s response:

Dear Not Gonna Pray,

I’m deeply sorry to hear about your brother’s diagnosis. I’m sending you my thoughts, and my heart goes out to your brother and your whole family. Guess what? That was me praying for you. I think the idea of “praying” is a lot less complicated, a lot more powerful, and a little different than you may realize. In fact, I’ll bet you’re already praying all the time and just don’t realize it.

Prayer is a type of thought. It’s a lot like meditation — a type of very concentrated mental focus with passionate emotion directed towards a concept or situation, or the lack thereof. But there’s a special X-factor ingredient that makes “prayer” different than meditation or other types of thought. That X-factor is humility. This is the most seemingly contradictory aspect of prayer and what many people dislike about the feeling of praying.

[…]

I want you to pray for your brother right now. As a gesture to your grandmother — who, if she didn’t exist, neither would you. I want you to pray right now, just for the sake of challenging yourself. I want you to find a place alone, and kneel down — against all your stubborn tendencies telling you not to — and close your eyes and think of one concentrated thought: your brother.

[…]

Let the feelings take you away from yourself. Let them bring you closer to him. Let yourself be overwhelmed by the unyielding and uncompromising emotion of him until you lose yourself in it.

[…]

Focus on him until you feel like your soul is going to burst. Tell him in your heart and soul that you love him. Feel that love pouring out of you from all sides. Then get up and go be with him and your family. And you can tell your grandmother that you prayed for your brother.

Love,
 Andrew W.K.

Read the full column HERE.

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“That’s some of the best stuff I ever read. I love this guy,” Glenn concluded. “Here’s a guy who’s learned how to be involved and make a positive difference, and I personally think that’s what the world is in need of.”

  • landofaahs

    What makes the difference is Who you pray to and what you pray for. Father,Son and Holy Spirit are the true God. When we pray, we should always say “Not my will but thine be done”. We should not pray for bad things and even when we pray for things for ourselves, it should not be for something contrary to God’s will for us. “Not gonna pray” does not realize that if his brother is a saved person, then going to heaven to be with Christ is far better than staying here as Paul said. That is on a personal basis. However it may be better for others if we stay here for the time God allots to us in order that we might bring the gospel to others.

    • Yo Mamma

      Shut up with your proselytizing

      You are just angering people to rise up against you

      Which I like very much

      And you are a thief for stealing Torah from the Hebrews and sticky taping it to the front of your gospels and other bits of historic junk

      • landofaahs

        Touchy little democrat aren’t you.

        • Yo Mamma

          If you were a smart proselytizing christian, you wouldn’t be driving a wedge between your fellow Americans. Namely you i love and you I hate. But you’re not smart, so keep up with your self destruction. quite entertaining

          • landofaahs

            “Namely you love and you I hate”. I must confess I do not understand your gibberish. But then I don’t understand ebonics much either.

          • Tommyzax

            Too bad you are not able to understand his frustration, which is Christianity doing NOTHING but patting itself on the back for being “better than” Islam, and for awaiting rapture. Try accepting Torah and we’ll see if Islam doesn’t wither and die. They don’t care about you loving Jesus, because the Muslims do too. They don’t want your interpretation of Law: bacon, trinity, etc. Ask them, they’ll tell you. This is a war on bacon and trinity.

          • Yo Mamma

            I told them that an over whelming majority of death row inmates DO NOT eat/order piggy before dying. They think its a joke.

          • Tommyzax

            If true, it’s an amazing stat! Bringing the gospel to prisoners leads them to follow the law better than those who brought the gospel to the prisoners!

          • landofaahs

            Show me your statistics and who came up with them. Anyway. I never heard of someone laying on their death bed who refused to eat pork because they thought God would punish them. I have heard many people who confessed sins they committed before meeting their maker. If someone were starving and all you had to offer them was bacon, would it be a sin? By no means. Besides, bacon tastes soooooo good.

          • turfbarn80

            Muslims do not love Jesus. They have adopted a version called “Isa,” who is downgraded to a minor prophet. They don’t believe he is the son of God. They collected bits and pieces of older religions, then mixed it with lots of hate for Jews and Christians alike, advising their members to kill them or at least, oppress them. Mohammed killed people and had sex with at least one child–hardly a role model for piety.

          • Tommyzax

            So? Christians don’t love Jesus, they love some guy they call Jesus who is Mr. Tolerant, but he’s not. Mr. Peace, but “I didn’t come to bring peace but a sword.” Learn to love the Law of God and you love Jesus. Jesus didn’t come so you can eat bacon and accept your homosexual grandson. He came to tell the Pharisees to stop alienating Jews out of the Temple. Period. He died for the Law of God, not so you can live in filth and believe in narcissistic bailouts and waivers.

            Mohammed was a murderer and baby-killer. The Vatican permitted Christian fatwas (pogroms) on Jews throughout the Middle Ages. Our founding fathers understood Torah, and founded our nation to be UNLIKE England and Europe, accepting the Jews and rejecting the Muslims.

            Accepting the Jews is not out of pity. It is because you understand to whom the Law is given and who is the actual administrator of the Law (Romans 3:2). You can’t deny it. Paul wrote that after Jesus died.

          • Yo Mamma

            Well loookeee here. Your proselytizing didn’t convince them to believe you

            This is why you failed as a religion

          • Susan Coppola Gill

            And you, Yo Mamma, are failing as a human being. Ever hear of “live and let live?” When you read these comments, I suggest you take what you need and leave the rest, without denigrating another person.

          • Yo Mamma

            I am a messenger of Torah.

            I do what God Creator mystically tells me to do.

            This is not failing but accomplishing. mankind should be warned of the dangers. To be remiss would be failure as a human.

            “live and let live?” is not in Torah

            Quite the contrary

            Obey God Creator or perish more likely…….lol

            An example of Love God Creator or you will get a ‘visit’…
            5:8 Thou shalt not bow down unto them nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate Me 5:9 and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments.

          • Watchmanonwall

            Yo Mamma that must be you on the table.
            Your rejection of the message is not a failure of the religion. It is a failure on your part to see the truth and a rejection of the One true God. Your judgement awaits, unless you repent. But you and I both know you will not. Mockers will mock
            “The stupid man cannot know; the fool cannot understand this: that though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish, they are doomed to destruction forever”; Psalm 92:6-7
            “How long, o simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?” Proverbs 1: 22. “Because … you refused to listen… ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I (God) also will laugh at your calamity; I (God) will mock when terror strikes you.” excerpt from Proverbs 1:24-31

          • Yo Mamma

            Watchmanonwall wrote “Your judgement awaits”

            So you choose to speak both presumptuously and in vain, as if God Creator will do YOUR bidding??? Nice work

            Then you continue with paragraphs of tripe AFTER committing two sins against God Creator??? Nice

          • BlueMN

            Jesus killed people too

            2 But the boy Jesus seeing what he had done, became angry, and said to him, Thou fool, what harm did the lake do thee, that thou shouldest scatter the water? 3 Behold, now thou shalt wither as a tree, and shalt not bring forth either leaves, or branches, or fruit. 4 And immediately he became withered all over.

            7 Another time Jesus went forth into the street, and a boy running by, rushed upon his shoulder; 8 At which Jesus being angry, said to him, thou shalt go no farther. 9 And he instantly fell down dead:

            13 Then Joseph calling the boy Jesus by himself, instructed him saying, Why doest thou such things to injure the people so, that they hate us and prosecute us? 14 But Jesus replied, I know that what thou sayest is not of thyself, but for thy sake I will say nothing; 15 But they who have said these things to thee, shall suffer everlasting punishment. 16 And immediately they who had accused him became blind.

            Hardly a role model for piety.

          • willboyd97

            What are you talking about BlueMN? The passages you have quoted are not in the Bible. You do a disservice to the readers here by posting something without context and without reference and giving the impression that it is an accepted passage of scripture.

          • BlueMN

            It’s from the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, written around the same time.

          • willboyd97

            Very interesting and thanks for your response. That is a new one to me and I will have to do my research on those writings. I do know that it is not currently accepted as being included as one of the books of the Bible.

          • Watchmanonwall

            see my reply to Bluemn and the link.

          • Watchmanonwall

            Wrong, the so called “gospel”, which is no gospel at all, of Thomas, not written by Thomas either, was written by Gnostics 300 to 400 years after Jesus ascension into heaven. They were not eye witnesses and were not around when Jesus walked the earth. These are all made up stories and legends. They have a very bad view of creation. To-wit: All physical stuff is bad. They deny that Jesus rose from the grave physically. They are heretics. Paul attacked Gnosticism directly in Colossians while John attacked it in I and II John and Revelation. Every subsequent Church Father and council attacked the Gnostics. At no point did the Christian Church accept Gnosticism. The stories completely contradict all the teachings of the Old and New Testament and have NEVER been accepted by ANY Christian church as cannon. Was not even a close call.
            Atheistic professors use them to attack Christianity.
            This may help you and others.
            http://www.faithdefenders.com/articles/apologetics/The_gnostic_bible.html

          • landofaahs

            They don’t believe that Jesus is the Son of God and God himself. So they love a different form of Jesus. I don’t know what your religion is and I don’t really care because no matter what religion it is, if you are not Christian then salvation escapes you. They can war with Christ but I and the other Christians know how it all ends. KNOW not just guess or think or believe. I don’t care about their frustration because I can do nothing about it and they refuse the truth.

          • Tommyzax

            Read the Book of Revelation and you will see, only those who were beheaded for the cause of Christ AND the word of God (Law) escape Judgment Day.

            Your “grace” is that you don’t have to begin with everything, as the Council at Jerusalem established (Acts 15:20), but notice that the rest is expected to be followed (Acts 15:21).

            I know you think I’m a heathen trying take away your salvation, but just the opposite, Jesus did not come to destroy the Law, not a jot or tittle.

            The reason the empire is crumbling is that Christianity is doing nothing. And it’s doing nothing because it believes it can do nothing and be saved. And Christians believe that because they, like all humans, are selfish. Participate, Christian, and you can save the world from the Muslims. Stand down, and we all die, and it’s YOUR FAULT. There are not enough Jews to do the work, and beside, my people are mostly liberals, God help them!

          • landofaahs

            First of all, you cannot take away my salvation. Second, Jesus came to fulfill the law not abolish it. Those who trust in Christ are under grace. Those who are not of Christ are under the Law and since no mere human can keep the law perfectly, the law convicts them.
            We are not worried about the Church because Christ will take care of his church. We preach the gospel and the Holy Spirit blows where he will. We do not save anyone, Christ does. People are naturally attracted to a salvation they earn because they are not trusting enough in God and his provisions. The beheaded were only those who stood up for their belief in Jesus Christ and that faith is not our own but a gift of God lest any man should boast.
            The gospel does not prevent us from serving in the military and the government is set up by God to protect people from thieves and murderers. The Roman Centurion was counted as faithful and he was no doubt a person who killed the enemies of the establish government. Any fault you place will not be on Christians but the liberal/democrat appeasers who always stop short of destroying the evil doers. The democrats actually stand up for the murderers unless they threaten the democrats turf.

          • Yo Mamma

            This LANDOFAAHS is deranged. SHe has threatened my life on 2 occasions today in her posts suggesting i kind of ‘go away’

            I suggested she volunteer as a christian martyr to fight ISIS, but she would rather be a coward on her cozy acreage surrounded by walmart purchases

          • Watchmanonwall

            Too many heretics on here to deal with. I will put it very simply. Your beliefs as you stated them are extremely anti Christian and warps what Jesus and the Bible teaches beyond recognition. I don’t have time to teach you everything. You will have to find it out on your own. If you are attending a church or group that spouts this stuff, get out NOW!!! FOR YOUR SOUL’S SAKE.

          • zemla

            Because you misquoted them

          • Glennfriend67

            Oh, SNAP!!

          • fjoy

            Sounds like great description of old yellar the commander in thief

          • Yo Mamma

            go fight ISIS christian warrior

          • bumpkin

            huh?

          • pilgrimson

            John:4-22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.

          • Yo Mamma

            Yes, the jews

            But your salvation is not the jews

            But the Hebrews, that predated the jews by 1500 years

          • Tommyzax

            Well, not entertaining, but yeah, you’re right. It’s frustrating but don’t give up. Only the Christians turning to Torah will save us. Or the Messiah coming.

          • Yo Mamma

            And on a serious note, I know that several have. Personally and they are like new people. They found all that stuff that came AFTER Torah very confusing

          • Tommyzax

            It is, but not biblically, only in doctrine. Christianity doesn’t even teach what the New Testament teaches, never mind Torah!

          • Yo Mamma

            Which is a shame because this man they say they ‘love’ they do not respect. In how he lived in how he reacted to people. This ‘new’ christian is violent, money hungry and wants to dominate the earth. How did it get to that?

          • Tommyzax

            If they followed Jesus, they would keep the Law. In their own doctrine, Jesus was perfect in the Law. What does that mean to them? That they are free to break a whole bunch of commandments! But they have apologists who “explain” why it’s OK. Meanwhile, Wesley had it right. These are antinomianists. Every single argument in favor of eating pork is destroyed by Paul in Romans 14:22. Not that I’m in love with Paul. He also said “if you eat with doubt you eat sin” as if it is our confidence that permits us to break commandments! Wow! That takes brass ones!

            If the Christians will ever understand that “laws of separation” pertaining to what you eat, what you wear, circumcision, and other such commandments are NECESSARY in order to define your IDENTITY, they would be on the right path. But Constantine ruined it for them, didn’t he?

          • Yo Mamma

            The man god was NOT perfect in the law. He couldn’t have been because he was of the wrong tribe to Minister legally. Not only did he break this ministering law, but he never did a daymn thing good towards the Priesthood. Maybe because he really wanted the job.

            The man god also tried to create NEW laws, another prohibition in Torah. Those new laws were his own. Like give away your wealth. Follow him and not God Creator. And you know the burning leaves line.

            Constantine ruined it for them? No ego did, since Sinai. The common man was never satisfied with his share of God Creator and duties. Its just been a matter of time

          • Tommyzax

            I can’t go into hypotheses that play off doctrine. You’ve fallen into the trap of reacting to the Christian doctrine instead of simply reading the Bible. I need to know where you have the notion that there is a special tribe on ministry or ministering. The Priesthood is different than evangelism for Torah because, basically, we haven’t really done evangelism of Torah. That doesn’t mean it’s forbidden.

            Neither is healing forbidden by tribe. I need for you to cite the commandment which forbids or limits. I don’t do doctrine.

            And not doing anything good towards the Priesthood is not a commandment. It is actually VERY lawful to tell the Priesthood to follow the Law. But the Pharisees are not the Priesthood anyway, they are designated “cops” who in Jesus’ time were quite the government stooges. Really? You’re going to follow Jesus (and others) around to try and find out how they’re guilty rather than innocent, as Torah demands?

            Unlike many, I believe much of what’s written in the Gospels. Why shouldn’t I? It proves that Jesus died for the Law of God.

          • Yo Mamma

            If you choose not to follow the word of Law in Torah, I cannot help you.

            The duty of MINISTERING the word of God Creator and managing the inheritance of Torah and all other holy items, was and is, designated to the tribe of LEVI and specifically the line of AARON

            More than this I will not provide

          • Anthony Montana Smith

            the man god doesnt exist for certain, in my very logical oppinion god is not even the truth, this world was created a long long time ago, and bugs, and mold lived here far before we did.. god is a phony, churches are a hoax, go ahead enjoy you’re life how you like, but please do not ever push god on someone else as people are reluctant to believe horseshit

          • Yo Mamma

            The role that the christian took, voluntarily, is proselytizing their religion.

          • The Blue Tail Gadfly

            Hello again Tommy

            By consistently generalizing all of Christianity in a bad light, you make it sound like you are not a Christian…

            You denied being a Theonomist in the past, but it’s apparent that you are some sort of dominionist. Exactly what denomination/sect do you herald from anyways?

            If you don’t belong to any, could you at least provide some resources that shaped your self-taught theology?

            Thanks,

            ~BTG

          • Tommyzax

            The resources are the Law of God (Torah) and the words in red (Jesus).

            Regarding “self-taught,” we are all self-taught in that we take roads and end up at destinations, some with more doctrine, some with less. Using Torah, you can’t go wrong. Adding Jesus, even better.

            If Christianity would come to Torah, the Law would shape our world, not the laws of statism, or corruption, or savagery. Not immediately, mind you, but consistently through the nature of law vs. law, or warfare, the dreaded word everyone avoids, except the enemy.

            If seeking Christians to stand up for Law and remove the evil in our midst forcibly is placing Christianity in a bad light, it’s only because they’re doing nothing, or the historical Christianity is being imputed as the reason to do nothing. Other than that, I am waiting.

          • The Blue Tail Gadfly

            Re: “The resources are the Law of God (Torah) and the words in red (Jesus).”

            So you throw away the rest of the words in black. Either the entire Bible is the inerrant Word of God or it’s not. To claim that it’s not leads to one error after another. Trust me, been there and done that. If the rest of the Bible is in error and should be discarded, then one can easily claim that Jesus’ words have been tampered with and should be tossed as well. Now you are left arguing with nothing.

            Re: “Using Torah, you can’t go wrong. Adding Jesus, even better.”

            I remember reading a little story about Jews being under the Torah and how they treated Jesus Christ…

            So for you to say, “can’t go wrong” is completely absurd, along with the rest of your commentary. There is simply no basis for any of it, you have built on a foundation of sand.

            The most consistent method to interpreting the Bible is the literal one, taking it for what it is. Not by allegorizing and spiritualizing it into what we would like it to mean, i.e. reading into instead of out of.

            Your beef isn’t with Christianity, it’s with the Lord.

            ~BTG

            “This is God’s universe and He does things His way. Now, you may have a better way of doing things, but you don’t have a universe.” ~J. Vernon McGee

          • Tommyzax

            1) “So you throw away the rest of the words in black. Either the entire Bible is the inerrant Word of God or it’s not. To claim that it’s not leads to one error after another. Trust me, been there and done that. If the rest of the Bible is in error and should be discarded, then one can
            easily claim that Jesus’ words have been tampered with and should be tossed as well. Now you are left arguing with nothing.”

            1. Never said I threw away anything. Those are your words. It’s a wonderful throwaway line to use on people when you don’t agree with or like them: “You are left arguing with nothing.” As if I’m arguing. I’m agreeing.

            2) “I remember reading a little story about Jews being under the Torah and how they treated Jesus Christ…So
            for you to say, “can’t go wrong” is completely absurd, along with the rest of your commentary. There is simply no basis for any of it, you have built on a foundation of sand.”

            Jesus was a Jew. Jesus loved Torah. Jesus followed Torah because he was under Torah. As the black people say, Unless you’re one of us, you don’t get to criticize the way we treat each other. But I think it’s interesting that in order to get your way, you want to pit Jews against each other. Pretty typical. You use another throwaway line, “completely absurd along with the rest of your commentary.” Liberals love to “help” conservatives during debates, as if the enemy has the best interests at heart. Of course, you’re not helping me at all. But you do fear me. Or rather, you fear the message. Law undermines your security blanket. Or does it? In any event, what do you know about Jews being under Torah? You appear to hate both.

            3) “The most consistent method to
            interpreting the Bible is the literal one, taking it for what it is. Not by allegorizing and spiritualizing it into what we would like it to mean, i.e. reading into instead of out of.”

            Really? Then I assume you will give up the bacon. Because you have to allegorize and spiritualize the words of Peter, Paul, and Jesus to make pig lawful. But again, you’re not really saying that Jesus died so you can eat pork. You’re saying pork tastes good. Because if I ask you to eat horse or dog, in the name of showing them Jews what’s up, you will likely say no. So your stance on doctrine is not only completely allegorized and spiritualized, against Law, it’s limited to your fleshly desires and hedonism. You have no interest in being one of God’s children, you only care that I don’t invoke Law so that you can continue doing whatever it is you do. You are not seeking Grace. As Paul said, “Do you have faith? Have it to yourself in front of God.” And that regarded meats. So, your attitude is completely backwards in even the Paulian sense. You’re not supposed to screw with the lawful one, you’re supposed to acquiesce. Me? I’m not supposed to judge. I’m not. I’m telling you what the Law says. You judge yourself by your fear. You must bash others to continue in your grace. Just as it is has been for hundreds of years.

            4) “Your beef isn’t with Christianity, it’s with the Lord.”

            Another throwaway line from you. If the Christians would follow Torah, our world would be a better place. Period. Do you disagree? If so, who has the beef with the Lord? Now if you mean Lord Jesus, again, He is the Law personified, word made flesh, most lawful, very legalistic, and I LOVE that guy! The only reason you “love” Jesus is you think he will cover for you. Maybe he will. Who am I to say? But the surest way to alienate Jesus is to say you have him under your thumb, that he HAS to save you. He doesn’t have to do anything. “We did many wonderful works in your name.” I’m sure. Somehow that doesn’t impress him. Try following Law in God’s name.

            It sure sounds like my beef is with Christianity. You know, the one Wesley hated. So if you’re so very brave, let me see you evangelize for a Torah Nation. You won’t. You fear your Christian peers will hate you, but that’s what Luke 14:25-27 MEANS. You fear God in the worst way, that He will take away salvation because you’re lawful! Wow. I know you don’t hate God, but why do you hate the Law of God?

        • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

          A troll who thinks he is Christian but cannot figure out why the Bible has an old and a new testament. If only he read the thing he would understand.

          • pilgrimson

            Another great answer!

          • Tommyzax

            Wow, you really don’t understand the Bible at all. Luke 14.

          • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

            And what about the other 99% of it you are clearly ignoring.

          • Tommyzax

            And what about the specific I just stated?

          • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

            Without the rest it is meaningless. See I do not carry pick because some of it is hard.

          • landofaahs

            The difference is the sinner having remorse and repenting of their sin while the Pharisees were self righteous. I take the notion of what Peter said. “I am the chief of sinners”. I can say this because only God and I know what is in my heart and he knows it even better than I do. My sins are ever before me but when Christ forgives us, he separates them from us as far as the east is from the west and he forgets them. Unrepentant sin however is a different thing. Now do you need anymore teaching about Luke 14 or are there another specifics you having a hard time understanding? Go and sin no more.

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          • jwilco

            I believe it was Paul who wrote that to Timothy.

            1 Tim 1:12-17
            “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. ESV.
            Peter also expressed this same sentiment as do all true believers in Christ as I’m sure you know. I think you’re already aware of all these things I’m writing as you seem to be a well schooled Christian. I mention this only for the sake of clarity for the ignorant.
            Luke 5:4-11
            And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets. And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
            ESV

          • landofaahs

            From Landofaahs. Chief of sinners though I be. There is nothing any of you have done that cannot be forgiven through Christ. If God can forgive and save a wretched person like me, how much more can he do for you ? I did my soul searching years ago. Though it was for my government and for just causes, still I had doubts. But I know that even with all the things one might have to do for his country or state that may be…unsavory, I know that like the Roman Centurion, I am counted as faithful. Pleased that my Lord has forgiven me and given me a very small glimpse of his glory, I can die contented. What do you unbelievers have that can match that?

          • Yo Mamma

            landofaahs wants to ‘get rid’ of people that do not agree with her interpretation of her religion – A dangerous person that turns to violence when they don’t get their own way. Maybe they should join ISIS, they too have a similar ideology

          • stopspending4

            Yo, I have deep sympathy for you, and anyone else, that does not realize the difference between true believers and those belonging to ISIS. I have not heard landof say he wanted to “kill” anyone nor did I hear him threaten someone if they did not believe as he does. True believers do not have to threaten others to understand their beliefs – they will come to the realization on their own if given facts.
            Typical leftist – stops all conversation on a topic by likening the other person to a “racist, ISIS, Terrorist, women beater, whatever name they can come up with at the moment so they do no t have to try and support their unsupportable believes. O is the great leader of name calling – Putin+back of the room punk, ISIS – JV, etc and it has always not only stopped conversation but made the other person retaliate and we, the people, are paying the price.

          • happylada

            And she said that where?

            I think you have a serious problem . . .

          • landofaahs

            Militant little democrat aren’t you. You do get upset easily.

          • Yo Mamma

            Yeah well, the Torah is NOT the OLD, and you stole it….

            Some of the LOVE IN TORAH, dedicated to our christian brotherhood

            But if ye will not hearken unto Me and will not do all these commandments and if ye shall reject My statutes and if your soul abhor Mine ordinances so that ye will not do all My commandments but break My covenant I also will do this unto you: I will appoint terror over you even consumption and fever that shall make the eyes to fail and the soul to languish; and ye shall sow your seed in vain for your enemies shall eat it.

          • landofaahs

            No man except Christ has kept the law perfectly so you are judged by the standard you just quoted. I am not under the law but under grace through Christ Jesus. I am covered by his righteousness, not my own. Shalom

          • Yo Mamma

            Your man god ministered as if he were a Levite. This is worthy of death and death he received. A righteous judicial system

          • landofaahs

            Jesus gave his life. He was handed over to sinners as Isaiah said. The witnesses at his trial could not agree and their statements contradicted each other. But since Jesus is God and man he is qualified to be prophet priest and King also. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for sin since only a perfect being could be offered and by that sacrifice we who believe and trust in him share in the eternal salvation.

          • Yo Mamma

            you man god pal gave no life. it was taken from him because he broke a very serious LAW in the Land of Israel.

            That law is that ONLY Levite Priests minister

            He was a low life stone chipping judah tribesman that died in a manner the roman chose, not the Priests at the time

          • landofaahs

            In the manner of Melchizedek Jesus is made the priest forever because he is not only God but man also man. God can turn stones into children of Abraham and that means Levites too. The Jews of Jesus time did not keep the law but Jesus did. He healed on the Sabbath because the Sabbath was made for man not man made for the Sabbath. The greatest command is that we love the Lord with all our heart and all our strength and all of our mind and the second is no less than the first , that we love our neighbors as ourselves.

          • Yo Mamma

            You need help. Threatening people’s lives online is very serious and you will get caught

          • landofaahs

            Making false reports is a crime. You are the one who makes threats, not me. Now go to bed and get some sleep. you are like a 2 year old who is staying awake too long. LOL

          • tonybigs

            It is a very serious offense. Thankfully, no one in this discussion made such a threat. If you imply that someone did, then you bear false witness.

          • Yo Mamma

            I am not a judge – I am a messenger, in which case, who made you a judge of me? Don’t answer, you are a deranged person

          • landofaahs

            A false messenger you are.

          • Paul_Xavier

            Exactly, God created the law so that we would know right from wrong. Men interpreted it without wisdom, and allowed it to limit our love for each other. Jesus Came to teach us about love, which overcame boundaries. Such as the one which would have kept him, from speaking about his father in heaven. He did not even break that law. He merely spoke of God. By your definition the prophets were also law breakers and deserved to die. Jesus did everything he did knowing the consequences. So he did choose to die. I don’t know what you claim to be. I’m sure it is a role which places you outside, of accountability, or authority of any church, or system of beliefs. I’m betting that it is a false claim anyway. You are just someone who has studied the bible looking for ways to antagonize Christians. You hate Jesus and Christianity. That’s why you are so angry when we write about him. You don’t want him to be known by anyone. You don’t want people who believe in him to speak to each other about him, because he has power. Why do you hate him? What is there about him to hate? Will you answer as yourself, or according to your seeming?

          • Yo Mamma

            “for I YHWH thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments.

          • landofaahs

            I’m a Christian and he’s blessing me. Has he been blessing you lately? Since nobody keeps the commandments perfectly except Christ, the we are all condemned by using your misinterpretation of the Torah.

          • landofaahs

            You weren’t there. How do you know? Moses believed in the messiah. By the way, do you still sacrifice animals on an altar and slit the throats or your animals like it says in the Torah? Or are you a law breaker?

          • landofaahs

            You’ll find out different some day…probably too late.

          • Yo Mamma

            there u go again speaking presumptuously as if you are God Creator

            or do you plan on doing something to me yourself?

          • tonybigs

            If I may, landofaahs is referring to actions and the inevitability of death — death that people invited into the world by embracing pride as presented by the serpent. Your tone and deflections betray you and your errors again.

          • landofaahs

            You’re doing it to yourself.

          • Glennfriend67

            He is a servant of Satan. Remember, even Satan could quote the Bible, as shown in Matthew, “Then the (D)evil took Jesus to the Holy City, and made him stand upon the parapet of the temple, and said to Him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written,” He will command His angels concerning you” and “with their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.”‘ Jesus answered him,’ Again, it is written,”You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.”‘” (Mt 4:5-7) This one has committed the unforgivable sin: he has blasphemed the Holy Spirit. “Jesus said, ‘Whoever is not with me is against me and whoever does not gather with me, scatters. Therefore, I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven,either in this age or in the age to come.'”(Mt12:30-32) You and I both understand this because we know Christ went to His death forgiving all who had sinned against Him, both in that age and in all the ages to come; however a blasphemy against the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven because the blasphemer has wilfully repudiated the Holy Spirit and has no intention of repenting. God cannot forgive what one refuses to ask forgiveness for. We can only continue to attempt to assist Yo in repudiating Satan, but I fear it’s too late, as you said. God won’t be able to forgive him because he is clearly unrepentant.

          • Tommyzax

            Not the way it works. You claim a bailout and a special waiver through government intervention by Jesus the lobbyist. The correct manner is to adhere to the law because you are lawful and to do the very best you can. The judge will note everything. You are never let off the hook for your actions by the actions of someone else. The payment for your sins made by another person shows just how selfish you are.

          • landofaahs

            Yes it is the way it works. Only Jesus Christ kept the law perfectly. The rest of us are all sinners and thus we need the salvation offered by the perfect sacrifice. The sins of the fathers are passed on to the 3rd and 4th generation of them that hate me. Moses lifted up the serpent so that all who looked upon it would be healed. That is from the 5 books of Moses. The scapegoat that took the sins of the people outside the city were pointing to the salvation by Jesus death on the cross He was lifted up on the cross and there hanged our sins on the cross with it. Sin entered man through Adam and so we are sinful by nature and so also as sin entered through one man, so also does salvation enter us through the righteousness of one man Jesus Christ.

          • jwilco

            Your very best is dung. Even at that when have you ever done it? Our only hope is for a foreign righteousness that God graciously provides in Jesus. Because you don’t believe your sins remain.

          • happylada

            You completely miss the point. Its NOT Jesus the lobbyist – Its Jesus who completely took the full punishment for our sins. That and being a lobbyist are vastly different.

          • Yo Mamma

            Actually your man god died for his sin. That being impersonality a Hebrew Levite Priest.

          • landofaahs

            Did you do ALL things he commanded? Are you perfect? That is what God is saying. The law is a stumbling block to those who are perishing. You are self righteous not righteous. You do not keep the law perfectly you sinner.

          • Yo Mamma

            I always say I sin. All mankind sins.
            Thats why I am not in Eden

            Are you in EDEN? NOOOOO

          • landofaahs

            I reside in the world which is not Eden. But since I am also in Christ, I do have a sort of Eden in the spiritual sense. The other will come someday when God is ready. I trust in his timing. But to be honest, I have a good life here by Earthly standards. I live in the country and it is beautiful and peaceful.

          • Yo Mamma

            You keep threatening my life landofaahsand I will see you spend time locked up – and I kid you not

          • landofaahs

            Poor baby. Sue your brains out. It won’t take long. By the way, you have no life. You should go out and get one you loser democrat.

          • landofaahs

            By the way. you are too late to buy the ancient copy of the Torah because I sold it to a Bible thumping Baptist who is convinced the rapture is upon us.

          • landofaahs

            I only wish to end retardation and ignorance. If that is a threat to you, I cannot help it. I do wish you would seek a good Psychiatrist though. there have been great leaps in that realm that can help poor afflicted folks like you. I pray that God will help you. Shalom. PS. Find a good Jewish Psychiatrist for the best results.

          • landofaahs

            You are the nut who sends posts to me thinking I am a hot cougar. You need therapy bad dude.

          • landofaahs

            If anyone is locked up dude, it will be for your insane comments. But hey, the internet is free for even nut jobs like you.

          • landofaahs

            I know you’re not too bright but do you realize that you specifically expressed a private citizens name from a specific place on your post? Do you understand the liability that comes with that kind of defamation? You besmirched that woman’s reputation and I think maybe she should know that people like you are ruining her reputation. Perhaps I should get “legal” on that.

          • Glennfriend67

            Land, he has come after me because I have the “misfortune” of being Catholic. He committed the ultimate sin by repudiating the Holy Spirit and accepting Satan into his heart; you can tell by the way he speaks. I very much fear he’s a lost cause, but I know the Lord would want us to keep trying anyway. His ridiculous notion of you “threatening his life” can only have come from the Evil One whispering into his ear.
            I live in the country, as well. It is beautiful and peaceful. It makes it that much easier for me to surrender my soul to the Lord. I am not perfect, and never will be until I am fortunate enough to join My Savior and His Father in the Heavenly Kingdom, but what’s important is that I continue to try, am I correct?

          • landofaahs

            If you sin you violate the Torah. Where does your forgiveness come from?

          • Yo Mamma

            Tell you what. If you apologize for your threats you made on my life, I will stop telling the world you did and answer your questions

          • landofaahs

            I never made threats on your life so I will not apologize for something I did not do. So go pound some sand little boy. I mean after you get some badly needed sleep.

          • Tommyzax

            Why is it important to be PERFECT or disgusting, as if there is nothing in-between? God counts all of our actions, good and bad. Or is the Book of Life nothing? You have a warped sense of justice if you think that all you need to do is evangelize and you get to dodge the bullet. Read Revelation: only those who lose their head for the Law of God escape the second death. When you die for the Law of God, it means you refuse to bow to another law. Period.

            I saw a preacher say that if a gun is held on your friend, and your are forced to choose between rejecting Jesus and watching your friend die, you choose Jesus. Wow. I thought no deeds get you to heaven? That would be a deed. Not ONLY that, of course, but you just sacrificed a life so you could live. NEVER MIND THE REASON!

            The Law tells us we may not murder another person, commit adultery, or bow to an idol to save our own lives. You can kill another person, specifically the one who is threatening you, but you can’t sacrifice another person’s life so you live. Think!!!

          • landofaahs

            The book of Life contains those who are saved. God does not keep account of our sins once they are forgiven. He says that as far as the east is from the west is our sins and that he will remember them no more. John the beloved Apostle did not die a Martyrs death. Not all the people in heaven will be martyred. Your friend is right to never deny Jesus but I do not deny him but that does not mean I will be killed for it. Well that is unless I’m around rabid democrats or muslims or communist. The deeds that get me to heaven were done by Christ on the cross. His sacrifice covers my transgressions just as prophesied by the first time the Jews spread blood over the door posts so the angel of death would pass over. Me sacrificing my life for someone else does nothing for their salvation because I am a sinner. Christ was perfect and was man and was also God. He could make the sacrifice and only him. Think.

          • Knotted knowledge

            I think you missed the part where Jesus was a Jew as was Paul. It is written even in the the Torah that all of God’s children are allowed to read and use and become enveloped in His Word. One cannot steal what is given freely.

            And you seem to have missed the importance of this columnist’s response. He’s using the letter writer’s own fear and anger as a tool to bring him closer to God and his family. The columnist is also giving “Not gonna pray” the tools to avoid regret down the road if his brother passes. this is a story about giving someone hope and explaining the need for hope. Its beautiful and important.All you’re doing is ruining the moment. So, quit it, act your age and let the moment be what it is.

          • Yo Mamma

            I think you missed the part where Jesus was a HEBREW as was pauli boy.

            You need to quote this what you say “It is written even in the the Torah that all of God’s children are allowed to read and use and become enveloped in His Word.”

            You will not find it. You cannot create it and for that reason, you are a thief for stealing the inheritance of the Levite Priests

          • happylada

            Your exegesis is faulty. That applied ONLY to the nation of Israel under the covenant, WHILE the sacrifices were in effect. No sacrifices – no OT covenant.

          • Yo Mamma

            Now happylada makes NEW laws. No such law exists that “No sacrifices – no OT covenant”

          • landofaahs

            The old copy of the Torah is no longer available for sale. It was purchased by a Baptist who is teaching on the Rapture.

          • zemla

            I don’t think yo momma believes they are a christian, quite possibly they believe Christians to be a scourge

          • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

            Yo momma has said it so many times tho.

          • zemla

            I don’t read every story on here so maybe they have said that, I don’t think so,and have never seen them say that. They DO however routinely reference torah and in a specific way at that. They typically reference torah as an entity, which I find interesting. They also have stated Jesus christ is a “man god” and refer to “god” in this fashion also, differentiating between “man god” and “creator god”. The denial of christ alone identifies them as non christian. This person may be some radical orthodox, or just some half educated collage kid. Who knows, they get off on the attention either way.

          • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

            Well what liberals say and what they do are usually two different things anyways.

          • landofaahs

            There is none so blind as he who will not see. But God puts blinders on those who continually reject him.

          • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

            To be far to God he could stand right in front of these wing bats waving his arms up and down like he is on fire screaming you guys got it all wrong and the left will just call him a homophobe racist and scream back do not tell me what to do churchy.

          • WillyPiam

            Put down the bong…

          • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

            You first pal.

        • common sense

          How in the world do you know his/her political affiliation? Ya know….there are more people in the world than the big R and D. also, you aren’t being a good representative here.

          • Yo Mamma

            and thats where the rubber hits the road

            I have no problem with a christian being an observant christian

            But there almost are none

            If you meet one, they will be poor
            If you meet one, they will be non-judgemental
            If you meet one, they will be confused
            If you meet one, they will not be eating pork

            Why are christians confused?

            Because their religion contradicts Torah

          • common sense

            right on, man. Well, there’s also a big difference in discussing matters and calling names. I like to think of myself as a Christian, but just like I’m not a fan of being called stupid for believing in “fairy tales” , I don’t think it is appropriate to speak to others in the same fashion. At least keep it to yourself if it isn’t productive , 2 way street conversation material.

          • Yo Mamma

            You need a lot more than name calling to set you straight

          • John William Thompson

            Yo Mamma, do you believe you’re a sinner? Do you believe you do things that go against the 10 commandments?

          • Yo Mamma

            All are sinners except God Creator

            If you think I sin against a commandment you should state it

            So sayeth messenger of God Creator

          • tonybigs

            Bearing false witness through your own words. This I know. Without doubt.

          • Yo Mamma

            Go with that

          • tonybigs

            You are feeding off hypocrisy once again. The gluttonous appetite, the lust for hypocrisy serves no one.

        • pilgrimson

          Great answer!

        • slk5

          democrat??? where??? i only hear a liberal socialist!!!

          • landofaahs

            same thing.

          • slk5

            but they hate being called socialists!!!

        • http://hankrutland.mynikken.net. Fior Gael

          LOL! Well said.

      • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

        So you hate Jews also it was not us who mentioned the Torah but Jesus himself mentioned it 24 times. And the Old Testament all and all mentioned 200 times. So it looks like Jesus and his followers did not get your I hate all Jews memo.

        • Yo Mamma

          No hate
          No tolerate

          Torah is merely a war trophy to gloat over – a stolen sacred
          document NOT for your eyes and your nit picky attempts at interpretation

      • jjjeannieee

        Im really feeling the love here….NOT. Which is unfortunate because this isn’t about identifying any particular religion or religious observance, but rather the power of positive thinking ( meditating on life and love ) and the real power that loving energy has. Check out this popular experiment (pic) demonstrating this theory. Your anti-Christians rants, all hateful and vicious, doesn’t exactly speak positively about you or your beliefs…..you’re like the stupid rice. But hopefully with enough love you will be happy rice one day. LOVE YOU!

        • Yo Mamma

          God Creator thinks mankind is a RE —– TARD

          Christians with their stolen Torah prove that

          Throw out bad rice. Reminds me of the plague – Practice what you preach girly. You made 4 posts, all of which are NEGATIVE

          Here is a good example of this theory and maybe you will learn from it – SCHOOLED

          Glenn, can you please help us impeach POTUS? please?

          As a lesbian I find your profile pic quite adorable

          • Marilyn Martina

            The Muslims stole from the Torah and the Bible to make the Koran. The Muslims left out the good parts of both those books and kept the ugly parts. If I remember right, the word “love” is never mentioned in the Koran.

          • Yo Mamma

            Marilyn is wrong

            Hebrew religion of Moses = Torah

            old testament = Torah + prophets + writings

            jewish religion = Torah + prophets + writings + talmud

            christian religion (your deal) = Torah + prophets + writings + gospels

            Do you notice Torah in all?

            Yes

            Now read in Torah to whom the Torah is given as an ETERNAL
            INHERITANCE

          • Marilyn Martina

            The Koran is just a compilation of 144 chapters stolen from the Talmud and the Bible. Mohammed wrote the chapters in a mountain when he was having what they now consider an epileptic seizure.

          • Yo Mamma

            Worry about the copied Torah in FRONT of the christian bible

            Its not their inheritance

            They do not follow the law

            Its the christian that you should worry about

            at least the Muslim created their OWN bible – they are not thieves like the christian

          • Marilyn Martina

            Mohammed didn’t “create” his own Bible. The 144 chapters of the Koran are a compilation of the Talmud and the Bible. Mohammed did that while he was married to that poor, young, six-year-old child Aisha when he was 52 years old.

          • Yo Mamma

            Christians are guilty of stealing an inheritance #1

            Christians are guilty of copyright infringement #2

          • Marilyn Martina

            Muslims are guilty of having a child molester for a prophet.

          • Yo Mamma

            so go fight each other and leave the world a better place – hey go already

          • Marilyn Martina

            Do you think you can hold yourself back from beheading someone because you don’t like comments on a website? I know it’s tough for some Muslims not to behead those they don’t like.

          • Yo Mamma

            Beheading isn’t in Torah. SToning is a good punishment

          • Marilyn Martina

            Stoning is in the Koran as well as being a slave owner. Mohammad sanctioned both.

          • Yo Mamma

            God Creator supports slavery – Oh yeah, the south was right!

            But just hold off on the bacon

          • Marilyn Martina

            Mohammad supported slavery and beheading and little six-year-old brides. The Muslims obviously love that stuff, still do after all these centuries. You’d think they would have become more civilized like all the other religions.

          • Yo Mamma

            Catholic men love tiny holes – so much so, they like stuffing them with themselves – so what is your point

          • Marilyn Martina

            The point is some Muslims are not only evil people who behead others but they’re also child predators.

          • Yo Mamma

            So go to war with them – whats holding you back? scared? cowardice? far as I see it, you’re equally bad

          • Marilyn Martina

            Only Obama is scared. The rest of us are not.

          • tonybigs

            Your vile thoughts, vile responses and willingness to engage in such discussion reveals your nature.

          • Yo Mamma

            repeat yourself much

          • G….h.i

            Lol

      • fjoy

        Yo mamma
        Sorry to hear your anger. That same anger years ago brought the Messiah to his death!
        God the father gave all verses of his inspired word to EVERYONE who accepts him.
        You have a rude awaking when he comes for the second time and your still trying to claim him for yourselves. John 3:16 says it all.

        • Tommyzax

          It’s not anger. He’s right. Christianity did not make this world prosperous. It was Torah. Christianity is not destroying that prosperity by standing still. Prayers without action is nothing (James).

        • Yo Mamma

          your man god died because he tried to be someone he was never

          A common man judah tribesman can never be a Levite Priest

          he should have been stoned

          • dominigan

            The priest reference to Jesus was comparing him to Melchizedek, who was a king-priest before the 12 tribes (including the Levites). It’s in the first book of the Torah (or Genesis 14 in the Bible). Now explain how your Torah cites a king-priest without being a Levite…?

            Answer: Melchizedek was the FIRST priest, so he could not have been from another priest. That requirement came later. And since Jesus Christ came before even that period, it is right to compare him to a first priest, and not subject to later Torah requirements.

          • Yo Mamma

            So now you claim rights to EDEN?

            You want to go BACK in Torah?

            Are you daft?

            Aaron came after, not before. Aaron got the job. Not the first born or some Melchizedek king.

            What job?

            The MINISTERING JOB, being a LEVITE of the line of Aaron

            There is no one else that takes another position in Torah after Aaron’s line to MINISTER

            So you are lying and wrong

            Melchizedek was in GENESIS
            AARON is in EXODUS

            you understand ‘after’, that God Creator created new laws AFTER??? Nobody takes the ministering job from Aaron’s line – NOBODY

            Your man god tried, but died – ho hum, its all in the blood

            The man god is of the judah tribe. Not granted ministering duties, just a low life stone chipper

      • John C

        lol, you apostates are so funny, you murder your messiah, cover up parts of the Torah which point to it and still complain. Hell awaits you, you will be there with all of your Mohammedan buddies. Wake up before it’s too late.

        • Yo Mamma

          The man god should have been stoned for ministering to the people.

          A judah can NEVER be a Levite

      • Know Really

        Please share with us. What country are you from? I asked you weeks ago, and you still haven’t answered me. Your syntax and your sentence structure give you away.

        • Yo Mamma

          I am from the land without borders

          • G….h.i

            Your hole is waiting for you troll.

          • Yo Mamma

            Ouch, nasty day at work gabs?

          • G….h.i

            I bet you sit on your thumb all day.

          • Yo Mamma

            Must be tough paying for gas in your sports car christian. Trade it in for a donkey. Best miles to the gallon

          • G….h.i

            Shows just how much you know about that sports car. No I don’t own the car that you are referring to.

            Is that you getting a finger up the cavity? It probably is isn’t it.

          • Yo Mamma

            then why do you revere it so much – you love it don’t ya

          • G….h.i

            I’m allowed to like things. Or is it a sin in your eyes for one to like something enough to admire it?

          • Yo Mamma

            whats that law about wanting what your neighbor has – lol you Christians crack me up!@

          • G….h.i

            It’s not my neighbors car and who ever owns it I’m happy for.
            If you see a piece of land and you want that land you can buy it or admire it.
            Coveting is what Hamas does to God’s land he gave to Israel. They kill for it like savages they truly are.

        • zemla

          They didn’t answer me either. I’m debating whether it’s a bored kid on dxm or a pissy foreigner, either way it’s entertaining and frankly I’m to lazy to go find out.

      • Guest

        The only thing you seem to be good at is spreading hate with your terrible English grammar.

        • Yo Mamma

          WE Do not hate
          WE Do not tolerate

      • tresdogs

        Yo Mamma, I see it as odd that you have more comments than up-votes. I have never seen that before, but I think it’s reflective of the insane comments you make whenever religion is discussed.
        I’ll pray for you…

        • Yo Mamma

          Its because you humans don’t like to hear the truth

          Its a very typical emotion

          • tresdogs

            “…you humans…”?
            I can tell you are also communicate extremely well!
            I will pray for you!

          • Yo Mamma

            You pray and I will ASK why God Creator (still) tolerates people like you on earth.

          • tonybigs

            “People like you” are God’s creations. God will do as God wills. For the moment, God tolerates.

      • landofaahs

        You want me to shut up because I anger people which you claim to enjoy. Talk about self-contradictory logic. Yep UBA Dumocrat alright.

        • Yo Mamma

          I know, I know, my bad

          • landofaahs

            What does “my bad” mean? Are you trying to say “me bad”. It’s only a little less bad English. You are illiterate.

          • Yo Mamma

            if I am illiterate, why do you write for me.

            i can read, i can write and i can convey the message of God Creator that you are a thief

          • landofaahs

            I don’t write “FOR YOU”. I write to you. You continue to prove you are illiterate. I keep writing to you to show others how stupid you are. You need to go put yourself to sleep and get some rest. Just when I think you’ve said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talking. LOL

          • tonybigs

            Your tone betrays you. Whatever you think you know, your tone always betrays you and your errors.

            Edit my mistake, my apologies, the above is a response to Yo Mamma.

          • landofaahs

            My Lord does not betray me because he atones for me. He atones for my errors. Thanks for noticing.

          • tonybigs

            Again, my response was directed to “Yo Mamma”, my mistake.

          • landofaahs

            I should have realized that but I’m not as sharp as I used to be in remembering names. But don’t worry, no matter how much I forget, I will never be fooled by democrat/socialist/communist.

          • landofaahs

            Yo Mamma don’t know who Yo Daddy B.

      • http://hankrutland.mynikken.net. Fior Gael

        For whom are you speaking? Where does this invective against virtue get it’s beginning in you? Speaking of plagiarism (thank God for spell-check), are you talking about the Koran? We all know a higher power created everything we know and much we don’t know. It seems arrogant to judge your experience based on your limited knowledge of why we are on the earth in the first place. You are not, indeed, the creator of the universe; so how can the creature make judgments about the creator’s rules for living correctly? Amazing. One unbroken chain of mythology and tradition spanning nearly 3500 years, and know differently? Truly amazing.

    • CasieKaye

      Thank you landofaahs.

    • Glennfriend67

      Well-said, and very thought provoking.

    • http://hankrutland.mynikken.net. Fior Gael

      We seem to labor in our lives to do it on our own. When things don’t go our way, what are we to do? Historically, we have had people who “knew” things and told us about them, i.e. prophets and seers and “intuitives” . We all have a God sized hole in our souls that only God can fill. We try to fill that hole with all manner and form of experiences and sensations…but it is never enough. We long to be with the Creator, whether we know it or not. Maybe that is what Christ meant when he said, in so many words, “He who has ears, let him hear…” There is deeper meaning to the whole Judeo-christian tradition, and it seems to be fulfilling that need to be with God in a personal way to fill that hole in our souls. “Yo Mamma ” has those longings, but does not know the source of the longings and is still looking for love in all the wrong places. The answer of Andrew W. K. is spot on. He describes the process of communicating need and desire in prayer. St Thomas Aquinas’ definition of love is: wanting good for another, as “other”. No strings etc. Sounds like prayer if you follow that through. If “not gonna pray” loves his brother and wants good for him in the way Andrew W. K. suggested, he will get in touch with something new, I believe. Thanks for your perspectives….

  • Yo Mamma

    Praying was and is not mandated in any way in Torah.

    If christians want to pray, let them. They haven’t ruled the earth. In stark contrast, they have angered the earth into rising against them

    • fjoy

      Bitter hater sad sad person

      • Yo Mamma

        We will not hate
        We will not tolerate

    • Cara8787

      I love Jesus and I love you! Love thyself and thy neighbor its what Christ taught. We all fall short nobody is perfect, the world has been and probably will always be a mess lets stop blaming and hating one another and just start offering love. Real change can happen than.

      • Tommyzax

        Christ never taught to love yourself. He taught to love God first, and second, love your neighbor. These are Torah commandments which can only be fulfilled by understanding Torah. Yo Mamma may be bitter but he’s right. It’s not in Torah to pray. And Jesus said when you pray to pray so that only God can see and hear you. Not a command. Can’t be.

        Luke 14:25- talks about hating people, even your own life, or else you can’t be Christ’s disciple. It’s true. You MUST hate the sin by severing yourself from those people, even your family. “Loving” your family while in sin is simple cowardice and abetting.

        • SBook2515

          Didn’t He say “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”?

          • Tommyzax

            Correlate Luke 14 to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The hatred for your family in Luke 14 only works if you are lawful and they are not. You love your neighbor by providing for them no matter what. “Love your enemy” means to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, etc, not to show them how tolerant you are of their sin. They are still your enemy, after all.

            Once you make up your mind to be lawful, sins are very obvious, and you yourself will be hated. The easy way out is to “love.” To most people this means refraining from judgment. That’s not what love is. Love means providing for your enemy, even if that’s your family. Love is sacrifice, not of the Law, but of your life, as Luke 14 says.

            You can’t be a disciple of Christ if you don’t hate even your own life, and the only standard by which the Jewish Jesus can promote Law, and DOES promote Law, is Torah.

            “Love your neighbor” is from Torah. Jesus said it, he didn’t invent it.

            So if you mean to “love yourself” is the same as “love your neighbor as yourself,” you must remember they mean to feed your enemy well enough to be lawfully said you fed him, as you would yourself. There are standards and limitations, above which you need not go to be lawful, and below which you can’t go without being unlawful.

            You can be Torah, and you can be “not not Torah” but you cannot be “not Torah.” Christians tolerate sin for the sake of “peace” which makes them not disciples:

          • Yo Mamma

            “Thou shalt not take vengeance nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.”

            Who says this?

            God Creator

            Where is it said?

            In Torah

            But know this: The love is for fellow believers. You would not have an idol worshiper living next door in the Land of Israel.

            But say for instance the neighbor was an idol worshiper in the Land of Israel and you noticed its against the laws of the LAND, you would obey God Creator with this “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart; thou shalt surely rebuke thy neighbour and not bear sin because of him.”

            Which comes back to what I always say.

            There is no hatred for mankind by God Creator
            But there is zero tolerance for mankind not obeying the LAW

          • Tommyzax

            No hatred for mankind but extreme frustration.

      • Yo Mamma

        Say you love Muslims too

        But you won’t

        Because you HATE Muslims

        And that bothers you

    • Watchmanonwall

      It was not necessary to be mandated. It was part of the Hebrew culture since Abraham. Before that, God spoke directly to people such as Adam, Eve, Cain, Enoch, Noah, Job, etc. So it preceded the mosaic law. The Holy Scriptures are filled with example after example of people praying to God and talking to God. Like Gideon. Jesus (A Jew) used the prayers of the hypocrites as an example of how not to pray. Jesus did not mandate prayer either. He said “when you pray…” It was assumed that all Jews prayed. Same way he said “when you fast…”
      The earth is not sentient. Therefore it is not angry. But you appear to be.

      • Yo Mamma

        You assume to much – Keep praying

        • Watchmanonwall

          You are ignorant to much. It is in black print on white paper, or electrons on a lcd screen. Read it for yourself. If one has eyes to see let them see.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Come to Jesus with all things for he is the only one that can do anything about it.

    • Yo Mamma

      So you know, this is not the messenger in Torah you call your man god

      I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee; and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My words which he shall speak in My name, I will require it of
      him.

      Ask me how I know

  • jjjeannieee

    Im really feeling the love here….NOT. Which is unfortunate because this isn’t about identifying any particular religion or religious observance, but rather the power of positive thinking ( meditating on life and love ) and the real power that loving energy has. Check out this popular experiment (pic) demonstrating this theory. Your anti-Christians rants, all hateful and vicious, doesn’t exactly speak positively about you or your beliefs…..you’re like the stupid rice. But hopefully with enough love you will be happy rice one day. LOVE YOU!!!!

  • Jeff Ambrose

    This morning my son said, “did you know Jesus can make 50 smile faced pancakes in less than a minute?” He’s only 6 and he knows the limitless power of the Almighty.

    • Yo Mamma

      You go with that

      Where does it say that the children pay for the sins of their fathers????

      HMMMMMMM

      • tonybigs

        What did you do for the children at Newtown?

        • Yo Mamma

          What do you do TB

          • tonybigs

            Prayed and asked for mercy, that the will of God be done.

          • Yo Mamma

            You like to waste your time

  • fawnday

    That’s kind of a confusing letter. First the guy says that the “not gonna pray” person probably prays all the time and doesn’t realize it and then farther down he suggests the person kneel because kneeling makes a person humble. Actually, the thing is he’s right about how maybe the person prays without knowing it, there are lots of ways to pray. People who are insecure about God kneel down and humble themselves because they don’t understand that they ARE part of God and God is part of them. As soon as people figure that they are co-creaters and that theme’s nowhere that God isn’t the whole relationship dynamic changes. Personally, the best way to pray is by laughing. Not sarcastic laughing but really true laughing. Because if people have a “glass half-full” attitude about everything the funny is all around all the time. Tap into the awesome side of life and you’ve pretty much got it made. Even when everyone else is scared of things.

    • Watchmanonwall

      I could not let this go either. We are NOT part of God. God is the creator of — not a part of — the universe. He is wholly outside of His creation. God is self existent, infinite and eternal. The universe and you and me are created and finite and have beginning. We are not self existent. We are not part of the universe either. You are describing eastern religion beliefs repackaged for western Christian consumption. Completely un-Biblical. Some real teaching on prayer can be found in James 4:2-4.

      • Yo Mamma

        Just
        as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither
        can you unless you abide in me.

        Fighting words

        • Watchmanonwall

          ‘Abiding in’ not equal to being a ‘part of’ as used in context by fawnday. Your lack of Biblical knowledge is only surpassed by your sense of pride; in that what you think you know is so wrong.

          • Yo Mamma

            Did you just say something? Maybe write something? Worth reading?

            Noooooooo

            You look at the intention of the words. Your man god wanted everyone to follow him and NOT God Creator. And you like this because you HATE God Creator.

      • fawnday

        The Bible was written by people who had their own ideas about what Jesus and God is. Yes, I said is, they will always be around until people stop believing. We are the one insisting God and Jesus conform to our ideas. Why do you think the saying is ” God created us in his image”. That says he is finite. He is infinite the way you say but he is also the one who has put a spark.of the divine in each one of us. That’s not egotistical. That’s what every artist does. God stands outside of us as far as our free will goes because God is seeing what we do with the energy we were given. Jesus knew that, he was a mystic instead of how his disciples and the Bible portray him. As far as the universe goes it’s constantly expanding which means God is constantly creating. You’re right, what I’m talking is about is Eastern beliefs and not what people have gotten used to reading in the typical Bible everyone grew up with. There are plenty of books taken out of the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls plus other texts , including Jesus own words directly translated from Aramaic, that tell a very different story than what the fan club version is. A story that is a whole lot more abstract, mystical and easier to understand. At least to me.

  • bumpkin

    Beautiful response from the writer. For people who are afraid to pray, it is the perfect first step! You see, we are ALL Creative Beings just like Heavenly Father is. We were made in HIS image. We create with our mental energy, just like HE does. That was the perfect response to get this lost kid to pray. Perhaps later, he can learn to understand the he isn’t the center of the universe. For now, just to get over the fear of praying is enough. Prayers are not one-sided. It takes GOD AND us to bring about the thing we pray for. And if it doesn’t manifest, it is not GOD’s fault, for HE is perfect. We combine our thought-energy with that of GOD’s, as we understand that we NEED HIM. GOD wont answer our prayers if there ARE no prayers! Of course, HE blesses us at will. As we come to love HIM and depend upon HIM, it gets easier to pray. That is conversion. The young “not going to pray”er is on the path now. That is enough for GOD to grant blessings, if HE has a mind to. People who fear or hate dying are forgetting that we are merely returning home when we die, and that GOD is not cruel if HE doesn’t say yes to our pleas of keeping our loved-one here. HE misses us, too. Our TRUE home is in Heaven. Those that naysay GOD are merely cowards full of fear. They will get over their fear or their jealousy of GOD one way or the other. I am surprised they are not thicker here! Thought when I read the article they would be lining the room! They tend to congregate to fight GOD wherever they can, but they are fighting a seriously losing battle. Sort of like bashing one’s head into a cement wall to try to move the wall.

    • Watchmanonwall

      I am sorry, but I could not let this un-Biblical mumbo jumbo mish-mash of new age spirtiualism, oprah teachings and eastern religious ideas posing and pretending to be Christianity to pass without a retort. Except for the fact that you acknowledge God exists, and there is a Heaven, most everything else is wrong.
      Starting with: we do not create things out of nothing with our minds. Can you image for a moment if that were really true??? How chaotic and dangerous this world would be. We can’t do it “just like He does”.
      Conversion is not after we have prayed enough times. We are re-born when the Holy Spirit quickens our souls to life and gives us the faith to believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
      Our true home is not heaven until we are reborn. Read John 1:12; Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Ephesians 2:16-17; Colossians 1:21.
      Hopfully this will get you started in the right direction.

      • Yo Mamma

        He
        that sacrificeth unto the gods save unto the LORD only shall be utterly
        destroyed.

        Have you given a lamb to the Hebrew Priest?

        • Watchmanonwall

          Why would I? Jesus was the fulfillment of the types and shadows of the Mosaic law. His sacrifice was once and completed for all and for all time. Unlike the bull and goats, whose blood could not take away sins. He is our High Priest. He was the perfect sacrifice accepted by the Father. and imutably proven by the resurrection. The temple was destroyed because there was no need for it anymore. Read Hebrews.

          • Yo Mamma

            Humans are never sacrificed because human re______tards are NEVER perfect and your man god was not either. Disobeying God Creators commandments is not perfect, its being a bad bad bad bad boy, for which he deserved to die confused

          • Watchmanonwall

            I finally got you to reveal your true self. You are AN anti-christ. Son of satan. He is the father of all lies.

            Jesus is the Eternal God who spoke and created the Universe. He took on human form and was born of a virgin. Even your koran admits that. Without divesting himself of his Deity. He lived the perfect life. One that neither you nor I could. Then as the God-Man, he offered himself as the perfect sacrifice, and took the punishment, we deserve, for us. For the sins of all who would call on his name. (See John 3:16-18) But those who do not believe are condemned already, because they did not believe.

            “We impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:13-14

            ONE LAST THING TO SAY TO YOU: “JESUS IS LORD!!!”

          • tonybigs

            “Yo Mamma” is bent on pointing out hypocrisy whether or not there actually is any. He likes to do this by pitting Christianity against Judaism with a few sprinkles of Islam when convenient and denies the existence of The Liar.

      • Type 53

        Thank you for correcting the course of the nu-age hogwash on this thread.

  • Watchmanonwall

    IMHO that was a stupid answer. Your prayer is only as good as the object of your prayer and thus your faith. If you pray to your navel, the wall, an idol made by man, or “the force” you will not be heard by any of them. If you pray to the Triune God as a believer, He will hear you and answer according to His perfect will. It may not be the answer you desire. He may say yes, no, later, or here is something else. Unbelievers have no expectation as they are not children of God. (John 1:12); but He may answer anyway as a matter of grace or mercy.

  • Karen Cadenhead

    Really, Glenn? The guy all but said there is no God; pray to the universe or yourself; rely on your own strength… Now go lie to your grandmother & tell her you did what she asked. This guy is a great deceiver and is himself greatly deceived and I’m surprised you did not notice that.

    • Type 53

      Glenn is a Mormon-of -convenience/universalist. Not a Christian. He doesn’t have a clue.

      • Karen Cadenhead

        He still believes in God, even if I disagree with a good portion of his theology. I would have expected him to defend a respect for God & realize that what this guy is espousing hasn’t a thread in common with true prayer. Besides that, he’s advocating disrespect of a grandmother, & most Mormons I’ve known hold family in extremely high regard. I would have at least expected an acknowledgement there. At any rate, I stand disappointed.

        • Type 53

          He seems to hold an AA “higher power” concept of God. Which means, frankly, nothing.

          • Karen Cadenhead

            Unfortunately, I must agree.

  • Ron Christenson

    Sorry to rain on the parade but if that is the substance of the “prayer” than I agree with the brother…it ain’t gonna do squat to help his brother.

  • first

    How sad. All this talk and “description” of prayer and not one mention of God! What is described here is NOT prayer!

    • Yo Mamma

      I guess you expected something intelligent out of it

    • tonybigs

      Sounds like PC description of prayer. Concentrated thoughts (alone) could be *anything*. Perhaps the writer is a person of good will, though good isn’t mentioned either. Humility however was mentioned and described and he finally gets around to mentioning “love”. This is the Village Voice trying not to be ridiculed as the Village Idiot but in the attempt he tip-toes around the matter and fails. God is merciful — perhaps some good was done.

  • marlene

    Wonderful. “Prayer is a type of thought…like meditation.” On some days, i just don’t get to pray using The Lord’s Prayer, as Jesus instructed us to. So i go about the day feeling a bit empty, like something’s missing. But i am always thinking of God and am always thanking Him and always telling Him i love Him, not knowing i was, in fact, praying.. When i’m vexed by a problem, i just talk to Him, not knowing i was praying. Sometime I meditate on a loved one, thinking about what i should say to comfort them, not knowing i was praying. Thank you Glenn Beck and Andrew W.K. for letting me know i was, in fact, praying.. I am very grateful. God bless you both.

  • Gen.Patton

    Best.Response.Ever.If.He.Had.Mentioned.The CREATOR!

  • G….h.i

    I bet the muslim demon IsIs is fighting for is in hell right now getting his cavity stuffed,

    • Yo Mamma

      That doesn’t even make sense

      • G….h.i

        Well glenn beck has to approve what goes on here so I had to reword it.
        So let me rephrase it this way. The muslim god in hell taking it doggy style.

        • Yo Mamma

          Try again. Still a bit fuzzy

          You know gabs, as a christian you shouldn’t be flaunting a nice shinny sports car, but a dull, dusty donkey

          • G….h.i

            Cavity probed
            Stuffed
            Forced
            Bent over

          • Yo Mamma

            Ah, you were in the hospital for a checkup. No cancer I hope olde boy

          • G….h.i

            Yeah well all who follow the muslim god. Will end up in hell receiving rather than giving.

          • tonybigs

            Hope is a theological, Christian virtue.

          • Yo Mamma

            Stick to basics TB. I think you take too much LSD

          • tonybigs

            Then you think in error. I may not convince anyone else but God knows. God be with you.

          • Yo Mamma

            There again, by telling your god to be ‘with me’ you use the name of your god in VAIN

  • Faith

    Wow, you all sound so angry and bitter its scary. In a nutshell God created man with a free will, who then chose to sin against God, thus causing every person born to be a sinner. A payment for our sin is required to reconcile us to God, otherwise we will spend eternity apart from God, which is Hell. Jesus, who is God incarnate came to earth, lived a sinless life, and took all our sins onto himself on the cross. He saved us. All anyone need do is recognize their sin nature and need for that Savior, and accept Christ’s payment for their sin. We can do nothing to earn salvation. Also, once saved, Christians are still imperfect people with a sin nature. God’s spirit enters us once we accept Christ, but Satan is still always after us to do that which is wrong. People error greatly when they judge Jesus by the actions of Christians. We are still imperfect creatures until we enter Paradise.

    • Yo Mamma

      Hell is a christian invention

      Hell is not in Torah – this is a new law christians ADDED TO Torah

      You are far from saved

      Your probation period is not a safety period

      • Marilyn Martina

        Child bride is a law the Muslims are STILL following from the Koran even after all these centuries.

        • Yo Mamma

          Satan is the bad god of the christian

          Also not mentioned in Torah

          • Marilyn Martina

            Mohammad is a “bad, evil and horrible prophet” of the Muslims.

            Mentioned many times in the Koran.

      • oopso42

        “and truth was thrown to the ground.”

      • tonybigs

        Still denying the existence of Hell and Satan, I read. The Liar denies that The Liar exists.

        • Nina

          Thank you Tony for understanding that the biggest lie Satan ever told, is that he does not exist. Why do most people NOT get this????? See Satan is winning. People think they just automatically get saved and fly to Heaven, then why weep when a loved one dies, if we know our loved one shot straight to Heaven? Pretty stupid and selfish of us, don’t you think?

          • tonybigs

            I would not presume God’s judgement. On Earth we can all hope for and pray for God’s mercy. Whatever that judgement is we can have faith that it is right and just.

        • Yo Mamma

          Hell is a christian thing. SO is their bad god and good god.

          None of which is mentioned ONCE in Torah

          So sayeth messenger of God Creator

          • tonybigs

            You are not convincing because you are not convinced. There is hope.

  • SAMKD1

    Well said by landofaahs.. We serve a merciful God, he does not want anyone to perish or suffer, however, we must understand that we make our own decisions and sometimes they conflict with what God wants from and for us. Perhaps the best prayer is to just pray for God’s Will to be Done in our lives ..

    • Yo Mamma

      Sure, sure, I see merciful here…

      But if ye will not hearken
      unto Me and will not do all these commandments and if ye shall reject My
      statutes and if your soul abhor Mine ordinances so that ye will not do all My
      commandments but break My covenant I also will do this unto you: I will appoint terror over you even consumption and fever that shall make the eyes to fail and the soul to languish; and ye shall sow your seed in vain for your enemies shall eat it.

  • Yo Mamma

    You have all been such good sports today – I now go to have breakfast

  • Nina

    Prayer is the most powerful tool we have. Try to think of praying as simply “ASKING”. That is what it is. If my son asks me to feel his head to determine whether or not he has a fever, or if he asks me if he could ride his bike to the park, he obviously has to ask. Yes, I agree….. we MUST always remember to add….if it is Your Holy Will. For we do not know what is best, but He does. God entrusted my son to me as his earthly parent, temporarily while we still remain on earth, but all of God’s creation (people) are God’s children. Someday we hope and pray to be reunited with our Heavenly Father. God does not need our prayers, but we need to pray, so that we remember that He is there and of His All-Mighty Power. It is to humble us. Those who have left God, are His children who have fallen away and we are instructed by God to pray for them to return to Him. The Prodigal Son. Unfortunately, this young man, as most people in the entire universe, do not understand why we suffer on earth. For us to question why someone in our family has cancer, or why someone lost a job, or their house burnt down, or why a parent loses a child, is simply due to people NOT understanding why we suffer on earth. So very sad. If people understood why we suffer, they would not have to struggle with why someone in the family has cancer, or while a child died, etc. No, there is no such thing as the rapture. Please read your King James version of the Bible. Stop listening to False Teachers! Andrew W.K. never mentioned what he prayed for? People always say, my thoughts and prayers are with you. What are their thoughts and what are their prayers? They do not know themselves, that is why they never specifically say. Again, because people have NO CLUE why we suffer. This is the question that needs an answer. The Orthodox Ancient church, which God established in the Year 33, just before He was crucified, as He taught the Apostles, has the answer. It is simple incredible to me people do not have the answer, so it is no wonder this man does not want to pray. It is no wonder is family is trying to make sense of why one of their family members has cancer. So, unless Mr, Andrew has the answer, he should stop pretending to pray. I hope someone out there know what I am talking about. There are so few right believing people left, it is no wonder God is ending the earth. Why we suffer. That is the key to it all, what is the purpose of God’s creation if we suffer on earth? Why are people unaware? I would think people would find the answer to that question to help this family, before they tell someone to pray. How can they pray, if the do not understand?

  • Type 53

    “That’s some of the best stuff I’ve ever read. I love this guy,” Glenn responded.Proof positive that Beck reads *very little*. Good grief.

    • gmainco

      Wow, your ego is so big and distorted you don’t like yourself or anyone else. You must be very lonely. Life is too short to have this much hate.

  • Type 53

    Nu-age twaddle from it’s latest mouthpiece, Glenn Beck.

    • gmainco

      You really do not like yourself do you?

  • Nina

    Faith: It is not anger, it is the Truth, but people cannot handle the Truth. There is a hell. Yes, we have free will. But remember if we are Hot or Cold we are fine, but if we are lukewarm, God shall spew us out. If we love our father, mother, child, husband, etc. more than we love Him, we are not worthy of Him. I don’t have the exact quote, but I know this list knows that Bible passages I am referring to. Please tell me who among this generation especially is lukewarm? Most everyone, yes?

  • fireman

    Jesus said he would divide us, brother against brother. This article and conversation proves him right again.

  • Yo Mamma

    This should explain the holy scriptures nicely and show you why you have stolen Torah from the Hebrew People… Your christian bible should not contain an illegal copy of Torah and will look like this. Torah should not be in your possession!

    • tonybigs

      Then God will punish the thieves and liars as God wills.

      • Yo Mamma

        You sure about that bigs? you sure your god WILL do these things? yes you speak presumptuously and will be disappointed

  • Cal Baize

    I hope & pray for all those who miss out on the blessings, comfort and faith, that a close relationship with god can bring. (humility required). I personally receive so much knowing that Heavenly Father is there for me. “not gonna pray” should realize that praying for his brother is not all our heavenly father asks us to do. Prayer is a supplement to providing for each other. I believe that this is the start of a necessary journey that “not gonna pray” needs to take.

  • Yo Mamma

    I answer a question that all confused christians can benefit from, an offering by our resident terminator “landofaahs” who threatens the lives of those contributing she disagrees with.

    Who should you atone to?

    The duty of the Levite Priests is to atone for YOUR sins. You atone to THEM. You do not go to God Creator directly even though you feel its your right, God Creator doesn’t want to deal with you.

    Now I know you’re going to say “But there isn’t a Levite Priest in Beverly Hills” Well thats your fault. Because you want to deal with atonement your way and not the way God Creator commanded. You have all but removed these chosen bloodline Priests from circulation. Therefore you have NOBODY at present to atone to – lol which kinda sucks big time

    The whole sacrifice thing is part of atonement. You may not have the stomachs for slitting the throats of sheep then splashing their blood on the altar, but Priests are born for the job.

    • tonybigs

      Starting your message with a lie is a bad beginning.

  • gmainco

    Maybe my approach is too simple but when the horrible things happening today start to get to me I pull from memories like my husband (who has passed) walking beside me and reaching out to take my hand. My son (who has also passed) coming to me with a song he knew would brighten my day. My grandchildren and great grandchildren learn something new and share it with me it gives me hope for the future. My daughter as well as myself have had cancer and are fighting it daily and look at it as another day we have spent with those we love instead of being angry that we have it. I thank God for everyday I had my husband and son in my life and hang on to the memories he provided us to make to keep us close. I have another son (thank God) that is there for me as well as his sister when we need to add some more warm memories. I think enjoying what good we have in our lives is God’s love that we should take and embrace everyday. Now I do not get on my knees everyday (too old and would need a crane to get me back up) but I know God listens to me and gives me those memories to keep me believing in him. I know he knows when all I am able to say is please God and thank you God. I know he is there when I feel I need him as well as when I think I’m going on my own. We are never really alone he is always right by your side. Just enjoy.

  • Patrick

    Having lost both grandfathers to two different forms of cancer despite having prayed for the recovery of each, I completely understand the frustration of “Not Gonna Pray” and his desire to focus on taking every possible action in the real world to save his brother, but I think it is important to remind people that often the best prayers are the shortest and most direct expressions of what help you need from God. Matthew 6:7 even advises against lengthy and excessively verbose prayers.

    Most importantly, both prayer AND action are necessary. I think St. Augustine explained it best when he said, “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”

  • Theresa J Ruffle

    The only way I made it though my mother’s terminal cancer was prayer. And I am not Christian but I know G-d listened. What G-d wants is exactly what this writer says. Be humble and pray.

  • Grant

    There is more here than meets the eye. A newborn infant is not conscious of gravity the same way an adult is and yet it will affect one all the same if it roles off of the bed. There is always more about something than we will necessarily understand and I believe that the best way to understand topics such as prayer is to put the aspects of it in perspective as we become aware of them. Humilty, emotion, and concentration are all important to prayer but don’t forget the forest as a whole when we are looking at the trees.

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    Precisely the world is in such dark times because spirituality is absent from humanity, we must humble ourselves, acknowledge th divine force that runs through every living thing created and realize that without LOVE we will continue on the path of destruction!