"really enjoyed living this year …. I hav so many wishes in 2011 … hope they come true … plz god stay beside me & help make it all true."
Mariouma Fekry, posting on Facebook shortly before leaving for a New Year's church service in Alexandria, Egypt. Fekry was one of 23 Coptic Christians killed when the service was bombed.
Source: Facebook (via the Guardian)
"I'm not exactly for the use of drugs—don't get me wrong—but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana … [is] costing us a fortune and it's ruining young people."
Pat Robertson, on the December 16 700 Club broadcast.
Source: Religion News Service
"It is difficult to see how this is anything other than a statement of animus by a major American corporation against the beliefs of millions of Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox citizens."
Organizers of the Manhattan Declaration (a document on abortion, marriage, and religious liberty), after Apple rejected the group's resubmitted iPhone application. Apple said even the scaled-down version was "likely to expose a group to harm" and "to be objectionable and potentially harmful to others."
"It's a little cheesy, but cheese works."
Ed Young, on using 3-D videos in services at Fellowship Church.
Source: Dallas Morning News
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