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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:36 PM
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"Roberts says God forced his resignation"
Source: AP

TULSA, Okla. - Richard Roberts told students at Oral Roberts University Wednesday that he did not want to resign as president of the scandal-plagued evangelical school, but he did so because God insisted.

God told him on Thanksgiving that he should resign the next day, Roberts told students in the university's chapel.

"Every ounce of my flesh said 'no'" to the idea, Roberts said, but he prayed over the decision with his wife and his father, Oral Roberts, and decided to step down.

Roberts said he wanted to "strike out" against the people who were persecuting him, and considered countersuing, but "the Lord said, 'don't do that,'" he said.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/ap_on_re_us/oral_ro...
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:39 PM
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1. LMAO
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:40 PM
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3. Hey, but he is at peace now
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 05:41 PM by GreenPartyVoter
*shaking head*
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:51 PM
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14. This is my favorite part
"God told him he would "do something supernatural for the university," if he stepped down "

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:52 PM
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15. Well, isn't that special?
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:55 PM
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17. What? Hit it with a plague of locusts?
how about a tornado or hurricane?
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:26 PM
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22. What the hell is "supernatural"?
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 06:28 PM by balantz
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:42 PM
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27. A miracle
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:48 PM
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29. Oh you mean something extra special for his cheated flock?
So the man will call on his god to save his face for cheating? What kind of a statement is that? The miracle of life happens in every moment. Why would his flock want to be duped into believing that a distracting, out-of-this-world "miracle" will happen and make up for the harm done? I guess that kind of expectation is built into the belief system they uphold.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:09 PM
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37. Pretty much, yeah
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:32 AM
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45. Supernatural? Like this?


Didn't know they were such Santana fans at ORU.

mikey_the_rat
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 07:53 AM
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48. A cd by Carlos Santana
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:53 PM
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31. Maybe
he'll hit Pat Robertson with a lightning bolt.

That will help the university and entertain the rest of us.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:58 PM
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39. his stepping down IS that promised "something"; God don't seem to like the Roberts family...
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:00 PM
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56. God just got back to him and said...
"roberts, your just a stubborn asshole and I had to say something to make you leave".
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:39 PM
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2. Did his wife hear it too?
Or is he just crazy? :eyes:
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 09:46 AM
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61. Nah, He text-messaged her...(nt)
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:41 PM
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4. LMAO
:rofl: :rofl:
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:42 PM
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5. ...and God forced his wife to bugger 19 year old students, also?
That's one crazy-ass God he has there... :crazy:
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:42 PM
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6. I wonder what the voices will tell him next....
That is utterly insane.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:43 PM
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7. The 12 commandments?
11 Your spouse shall not "doink" Frat Boys and then drive 'em around
in her convertible.

12 Do not bill a $25,000 spring vacation for your daughter to a University
that you are President of.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:43 PM
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8. And then God said:
"Dude, I did your wife too"
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:46 PM
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9. ! :spray: n/t
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:11 PM
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19. Another keyboard shot to hell...
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 06:11 PM by Hand
:spray:
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:07 AM
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49. HA HA HA HA
Thanks for starting my day off right.

:rofl:
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boricua79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:34 AM
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53. LOL
Now that's comedy!
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:49 PM
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10. How do people not just look at this man and say to his face
"Oh, Jesus Christ! You lying sack of shit! Get thee behind me Satan!"
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:50 PM
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13. I don't think he's lying. He believes it. He's craaaazzzy.
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:29 PM
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23. And the REALLY scary thing about this is......
"Roberts spoke only for a few minutes and was applauded and cheered by students." :wtf:

What kind of crazy nut-job youth is this place putting out to prey (pray) upon the rest of society!?!?!?

This country is officially INSANE! :crazy: There is no other explanation for the above actions.

HELP! HELP! HELP! :yoiks:
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:53 AM
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46. Those kids need to be sterilize so they don't pollute the gene pool further
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 10:37 PM
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57. AMEN!
:evilgrin:
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:59 PM
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34. His lawyer is his God now.
What a laugh, maybe he can head to rehab with the rest of the GOP criminals. :puke:
:eyes:
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:31 PM
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24. Same way that no one has said that to Bush in 7 years.
(Except for Keith O!)
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:50 PM
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11. Absolutely amazing
Now if god would please tell the preznut to resign.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:50 PM
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12. He is so full of Crap its pathetic....Blaming God will get him nowhere
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:53 PM
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16. It will get him places with conservative evangelicals
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:15 PM
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20. Thieves of a Feather Flock Together......May Roberts spend his last days in a friggen puka puka tent
puka...Hwn for hole....leaky hole....many leaky holes....
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:05 PM
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18. I will bet that his lawyer and God agreed on this decision.
I just hope the school sues his ass off and takes some of that money back.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:19 PM
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21. God, his lawyer, what's the difference?
Definitely the voice of a higher authority.

In defense of Roberts (yeah, I hear you), at least he didn't cling to his position like some other desperate jerks we could all name. Except for blaming God for his resignation, it's actually almost refreshing to see a conservative own up to his misdeeds and skedaddle with whatever honor he might still be able to scrape together.
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:31 PM
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25. SO the devil made him do it,
and the whole time God was telling him not to, but he didn't listen to God then and now he is? Is that what he is saying?
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:31 PM
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26. But didn't God also tell him to take all the money and spend it on himself?
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:47 PM
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28. It must be true, then: money talks.
I wonder if it appears as George Burns?
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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:50 PM
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30. I think God must have had a chat with Trent Lott the same day.
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:57 PM
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33.  No he saw what Larry Flint is getting ready to serve up!
http://www.popcrunch.com/hustler-magazine-trent-lott-ga... /




Long time Mississippi senator Trent Lott resigned on Monday and a gay escort claims he knows exactly why. Gay prostitute Benjamin Nicholas claims he and Senator Lott have had a sexual affair.

You can read all the tawdry details here.

But heres a sample:

His stage name is Benjamin Nicholas. One of the politicos Big Head DC has learned hes alleged to have been involved with is the married Sen. Trent Lott, 66, who unexpectedly announced his retirement on Monday. Lott is well-known to have been against a plethora of gay rights issues throughout his terms in Congress. He was also good friends with Sen. Larry Craig throughout his time in Congress.

Nicholas told Big Head DC today via e-mail that he didnt want to go on the record to talk about his dealings with Lott, because, said Nicholas, Trent is going through his fair share of scrutiny right now and I dont want to add to it. However, e-mail and other records confirm that the two have met on at least two occasions.

All I can say at this point is no comment, Nicholas told us. Its the professional thing for me to do.

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olddad56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:25 PM
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42. God sure does tell Larry Flynt some interesting stuff.
I hope God continues to talk with Larry.
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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:53 PM
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32. For Jesus so loved the world...


...that he gave us the dinosaur and Richard Roberts-- then took them both away so that we might live in peace.
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:06 PM
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35. now that is the lowest pass the buck ever!
making God your patsy. what a fucking loser!

oh, and good riddance asshole!
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 09:06 AM
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59. Agreed!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:07 PM
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36. Blaming God. A shrink would have a field day with dude. n/t
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:19 PM
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38. I think the Roberts' family should go shopping for a new God.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 07:19 PM by xxqqqzme
God threatened 'to take' Daddy Roberts a few years back, if he didn't come up w/ a few million. Now he makes demands on the second generation?

I don't know...I'd be checking out a creator catalog - maybe he can order online.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:12 PM
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41. Perhaps they should accept the Flying Spaghetti Monster as their Lord and Saviour
FSM will place the noodly appendages on their foreheads and heal them.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 08:09 PM
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40. I'm willing to bet that God did talk to him
and said stop abusing and robbing people in God's name!


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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:14 AM
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43. Oh, but Richard's God DID speak to him
And his God, Ayn Rand, said:

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 01:44 AM
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44. Another one bites the dust.
Thank you, God. Now, about Pat Robertson? Mind making him resign sometime soon? Pretty please? Amen.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 06:59 AM
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47. Anyone got God's telephone number?
I've got a list of fine Christians I'd like her to talk to.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:17 AM
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50. John Gotti's God was Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano
Perhaps Roberts was listening to "Sammy"?
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:30 AM
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51. News flash to Roberts....
...God don't like being played that way.

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boricua79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:32 AM
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52. proof of a smart God
the nerve of these false prophets...always claiming it was God that told them to do it.

If I tell you a green martian told me to leave a University, people would say I'm crazy. If I told you God told me to leave a University, I'd be lauded for heeding the commands of a greater being.

morans!
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 08:50 AM
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54. Did God tell him to give the money back ? nt
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 09:12 AM
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55. Was it a Jesus disguised as a Butterball that talked to him?
Hey, we've had visions of Mary on grilled cheese sandwiches, and Pope John Paul II effigy in flames, so why not Jesus as a turkey?

:shrug:
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 11:23 PM
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58. God told me the SOB is Lying thru his ASS...
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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 09:06 AM
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60. Yea, Right. n/t
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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 09:51 AM
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62. Dear God, please have a word with Dick & George, too. Love, Planet Earth. n/t
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 10:28 AM
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63. Always Blaming God
Edited on Fri Nov-30-07 10:28 AM by fascisthunter
these people are sick. What cowards with no integrity at all.
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 03:26 PM
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64. "God told him on Thanksgiving" He obviously spoke through the turkey for maximum impact.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 03:42 PM
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65. Are you there, God? It's me, KamaAina.
Could you please force Bush and Cheney to resign, too? Pleeeeeze?
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-07 11:55 PM
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66. He sure it wasn't Satan?
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