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Liam Neeson: I may become a Muslim Catholic movie star is thinking about changing faith
The Sun ^ | 1-25-2012 | PETE SAMSON

Posted on 02/04/2012 4:12:03 PM PST by bimboeruption

HOLLYWOOD star Liam Neeson is considering giving up his Catholic belief and becoming a Muslim.

The actor, 59, admitted Islamic prayer "got into his spirit" while filming in Turkish city Istanbul.

He said: "The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing.

"There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim."

Liam was raised in Northern Ireland as a devout Catholic and altar boy and was named after the local priest.

But the star — whose wife Natasha Richardson died aged 45 in a skiing accident in 2009 — has spoken about challenges to his faith.

He said: "I was reared a Catholic but I think every day we ask ourselves, not consciously, what are we doing on this planet? What's it all about?

"I'm constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism."

Liam was criticised in 2010 after claiming Narnia lion Aslan — voiced by him in the movies — is not based on Christ as CS Lewis had claimed but in fact all spiritual leaders including Mohammed.

His latest film The Grey, about an oil drilling team who crash in freezing Alaska, is released in the UK on Friday.


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KEYWORDS: catholic; hollyweirdo; insanity; ireland; islam; liamneeson; neeson; oldnews; turkey
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Today's "stars" have oatmeal for brains.

Can you imagine John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope or Clark Gable saying something this stupid?

1 posted on 02/04/2012 4:12:16 PM PST by bimboeruption
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To: bimboeruption

He has always struck me as being limp wristed.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 4:13:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: bimboeruption

I believe what I believe and feel no need to amass a large group of like-thinking people around me. It is what it is...I am what I am. Please, leave me alone.


3 posted on 02/04/2012 4:15:21 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BenLurkin

He is mourning his wife’s death. I know a lot of people who do and say strange things after losing a spouse. Hopefully he won’t do this.


4 posted on 02/04/2012 4:15:34 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's Team)
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To: bimboeruption
If he becomes a Muslim, then they should do a remake of Schindler's List - he can switch roles with Ralph Feines.
5 posted on 02/04/2012 4:16:17 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: bimboeruption
"The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing.

I was subjected to the call to prayer for a whole year.

Each time the call ceased, the attacks from the insurgents would start. Rockets, mortars, and drive-by shootings at the checkpoints. They gave rise to the phrase, "When the yodeling stops, the bomb drops".

Neeson should just pay the jizyah and keep his damned mouth shut.

6 posted on 02/04/2012 4:17:39 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: bimboeruption

Rob Roy a Muslim? Say it ain’t so.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 4:18:25 PM PST by The people have spoken
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To: bimboeruption

I wonder how beautiful music and buildings touches on the metaphysics of what is the purpose of human existence, why and how are we here. Maybe Ryland Homes is the true faith?


8 posted on 02/04/2012 4:18:29 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: bimboeruption

Neeson’s got to a certified nitwit - and a self-hater too boot. I’ve been forced to hear this damned “call to murder” for years on end, having lived in the middle east for quite a long time, at one time across the street from on of those infernal mosques, and I can tell you there is nothing beautiful about it. It’s a lot like fingernails on a blackboard.

What it does is get under your skin, not “into your spirit,” at least if you have a shred of self-respect.


9 posted on 02/04/2012 4:18:29 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: bimboeruption

One of the problems I have with celebrities is that they are always goofing around with some silly **** to impress their friends and their fans. Islam is “in” and “chic” right now with the weirdo crowd. This will wear off.


10 posted on 02/04/2012 4:18:46 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: bimboeruption

The Ireland sexual abuse scandal did incalculable damage to the Christian faith in Europe.

It’s the religious Goldman-Sachs of Europe.


11 posted on 02/04/2012 4:19:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: bimboeruption

“He said: “The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing.”

I could have sworn I heard the Kenyan say something along those lines. Come to think of it, he claims he’s part Irish too..


12 posted on 02/04/2012 4:21:09 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: bimboeruption
I wonder if he will regret his character killing and and kicking the sh!t out of the Islamic child rapists/traffickers in the movie “Taken”?
13 posted on 02/04/2012 4:22:38 PM PST by Never on my watch (As a matter of fact, IT IS something worth getting angry over!)
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To: bimboeruption
"There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim."

I would think a person joining a religion would be based on their belief in a particular supernatural being or supernatural beings, and not on pomp and circumstance.-Tom

14 posted on 02/04/2012 4:23:21 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: bimboeruption

I guess he also loves the screams of innocent people being murdered by followers of the Koran.


15 posted on 02/04/2012 4:23:39 PM PST by yarddog
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To: bimboeruption

What a dork.

But again, it appears that ability to act is somewhat correlated with inability to do anything else.


16 posted on 02/04/2012 4:23:58 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: bimboeruption

Liam has in IQ of about 50.


17 posted on 02/04/2012 4:29:28 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: coloradan
I wonder how beautiful music and buildings touches on the metaphysics of what is the purpose of human existence, why and how are we here.

I wanted to make that post, but couldn't come up with the words to do it with, that was my first thought also, on reading his statement.

18 posted on 02/04/2012 4:30:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Time to finish off watching anything I have with him in it, and toss it in the trash thereafter. Thanks bimboeruption.


19 posted on 02/04/2012 4:32:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: bimboeruption

Liam Neeson needs prayer, not condemnation nor sneers. He is still obviously emotionally unbalanced after the untimely death of his wife. He is not an unintelligent man, far from it. But in grief, in the need to find answers where no answers can be found, it is not unusual for people to throw logic out the window and consider embracing things that are truly alien to their true nature.

I don’t think he’s going to do any such thing (convert to Islam), I think he will ultimately come to his senses, and I will be praying for him to again recognize and embrace the reality of Christ.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 4:34:15 PM PST by mkjessup (Let's do to Mitt what his Irish Setter did to him while tied to the roof rack of his station wagon!)
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To: bimboeruption

Oh please...
If you watch this, you’ll understand what’s going on with Liam:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqA577_IoBk


21 posted on 02/04/2012 4:34:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: bimboeruption
"The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing.

"I like the beat and its easy to dance to!"

Great reason to risk your eternal salvation.

22 posted on 02/04/2012 4:35:18 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: bimboeruption

Pray for him.


23 posted on 02/04/2012 4:35:23 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: bimboeruption
Neeson

He won't be the first, or the last, to commit spiritual suicide.

24 posted on 02/04/2012 4:35:23 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ansel12

There are no more enduring and amazing buildings than the great pyramids.

Does that mean it’s time to cast aside all Truth and start worshiping Ra, Osiris, Isis, and Horus?

What a silly, fatuous way to choose one’s faith! LOL!


25 posted on 02/04/2012 4:35:23 PM PST by left that other site
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To: bimboeruption
Perhaps he could visit the Sistine Chapel - Catholics have some nice buildings too. Or he could look at the works of modern Catholics, such as Mother Teresa, and the works from the other side. Although if he is choosing a faith more casually than he chooses a restaurant, then he's not much of a Christian today.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 4:35:36 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: bimboeruption

He just discovered light sabers don’t actually exist and is in shock.


27 posted on 02/04/2012 4:38:37 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bimboeruption
“The Call to Prayer happens five times a day and for the first week it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your HEAD and controls every aspect of your life. You become a mind-numbed puppet. At the beck and call of your evil puppetmasters.
28 posted on 02/04/2012 4:39:02 PM PST by bigheadfred (Bang a gong)
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To: bimboeruption

Why is it that only men want to convert to muslim? I’ve never read about any women wanting it. Can’t see why any woman would fall in love with such vermin.

Must be a ‘control’ thang.
You can stone or abuse your mate.
You can kill and say it was an ‘honor’ thang.


29 posted on 02/04/2012 4:40:45 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: bimboeruption

Even tho some of them are of Irish descent, they’re not actually representative of Irish Irish. Most of those in America are liberals first, Catholics second; and those in Ireland are socialist first, second, third, and Catholic fourth (if that). They’d really rather be European, thank you. And good luck with that.


30 posted on 02/04/2012 4:42:02 PM PST by Mach9
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WIKI - The Sun gained a reputation for running stories based on few facts. The most blatant example gave the paper one of its best remembered on 13 March 1986: “FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER”. The story alleged that British comedian Freddie Starr had been staying at the home of Vince McCaffrey and his 23-year old girlfriend Lea La Salle in Birchwood, Cheshire, when, after returning from a performance at a nightclub in the early hours he demanded La Salle make him a sandwich. When she refused, he went into the kitchen, put her pet hamster Supersonic between two slices of bread and proceeded to eat it. Starr, in his 2001 autobiography Unwrapped, said he only stayed at McCaffrey’s house once, in 1979, and that the incident was a complete fabrication. He wrote: “I have never eaten or even nibbled a live hamster, gerbil, guinea pig, mouse, shrew, vole or any other small mammal.”[33] When the man behind the story, British publicist Max Clifford, was asked about it on television years later, he admitted to making it up and justified the lie as it boosted Starr’s career enormously.

The Sun falsely accused homosexual pop musician Elton John of having sexual relationships with rent boys. In another story it accused him of removing the voice boxes of his guard dogs because their barking kept him awake. Elton sued over both stories and won £1 million in libel damages.


31 posted on 02/04/2012 4:42:30 PM PST by anglian
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To: napscoordinator

I agree. His movie output has also increased since her death as though he is burying his grief in work. I hope he finds consolation.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 4:42:30 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: bimboeruption

What a jerk. Another one on the ever growing list of actors to not watch anymore.


33 posted on 02/04/2012 4:42:49 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: bimboeruption

Hey Liam if you want to follow a religion that was invented 650 years after Christ and throws out all his peaceful teachings, go ahead and throw your soul away.


34 posted on 02/04/2012 4:43:55 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Lancey Howard

Wow, that was a funny skit. He was a crack up.


35 posted on 02/04/2012 4:44:25 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: bimboeruption

That will make “Taken II” a very short movie.

Daughter: “Daddy, I’m going on a vacation with a friend”

Liam: “You westernized whore! I kill you!”

Whips out knife, stabs daughter.


36 posted on 02/04/2012 4:44:36 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Lancey Howard

So you think Neeson was kidding?

Was he kidding when he said “Aslan should not be interpreted narrowly and exclusively as an allegory of Jesus Christ. Aslan might also be seen as representing other religious leaders, such as Mohammed or Buddha.”

C.S. Lewis’ devoted secretary, Walter Hooper, said Lewis’ work “has nothing whatever to do with Islam. The whole story is about Christ. Lewis could not have been clearer.”

Any idiot knows this.


37 posted on 02/04/2012 4:44:51 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

There are lots of women who choose to convert, of course it only happens in western countries. In muslim countries they are just forced to marry a muslim and forced to convert.


38 posted on 02/04/2012 4:45:51 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lancey Howard

If you can understand the subtle gallow humour of the Scots and Irish, you’d know that was actually pretty funny.


39 posted on 02/04/2012 4:47:16 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“One of the problems I have with celebrities is that they are always goofing around with some silly **** to impress their friends and their fans.”

Absolutely.

But worse than their fickle, ignorant, hipness is the fact that we have to HEAR about it.

I find my plumber to be a more intersting guy than ANY actor. At least he has talent.


40 posted on 02/04/2012 4:50:06 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: bimboeruption

He said: “I was reared a Catholic but I think every day we ask ourselves, not consciously, what are we doing on this planet? What’s it all about?

“I’m constantly reading books on God or the absence of God and atheism.”

The Holy Bible answers His Questions......To bring Glory to God.

I feel sorry for Liam.....Cults have a strong attraction
with Beauty,Words,Emotion.

But Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the Life”
“No One comes to the father, but by Me”

I think the loss of his wife has cracked the foundations of his Faith.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 4:50:37 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
"Why is it that only men want to convert to muslim? I’ve never read about any women wanting it."

You ought to do a little more research. The overwhelming majority (80% by some estimates) of western converts to islam (outside of the prison system) are career women in their 20s to 30s.

42 posted on 02/04/2012 4:50:52 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bimboeruption
Liam Neeson: I may become a Muslim Catholic movie star

Weird headline alert.

43 posted on 02/04/2012 4:52:01 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: bimboeruption

Neeson wants to do “standup, parody, improv... slapstick”.


44 posted on 02/04/2012 4:53:24 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: bimboeruption
Free country. He can do as he likes...

Enjoy yourself liam, I hear they are loads of laughs. Right up your alley.

45 posted on 02/04/2012 4:53:24 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: coloradan
Many of those beautiful mosques in Istanbul, especially the really grand ones like the Aga Sophia, were originally Eastern Orthodox Christian cathedrals. That is until the city was conquered by Sultan Mehmet (the Turkish pronunciation for Mohammed) II in 1453 and the former parishioners were slaughtered or converted at sword point to the new religion.

The new rulers instituted a system called Devshirme, under which likely boys and girls from Christian villages were selected each year to become slaves of the Sultan, the boys circumcised and turned into the soldiers of his Janissary army (or government drones, slaves in any case). And the girls, well, what do you think? A born Muslim could not, under Islamic law, be a slave. Christians? No problem. The whole Ottoman government from the Grand Vizier on down were enslaved in this way.

Before you call it a "beautiful" faith and fall in love with the muezzin's call to prayer, dig a bit deeper Liam. Educate yourself or at least have a conversation with people in the region whose ancestors lived under the Turkish boot heel for several centuries.

46 posted on 02/04/2012 4:53:34 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: ansel12; Jonty30

I thought that skit was hilarious.
The look on Warwick’s face alone was worth it.


47 posted on 02/04/2012 4:55:43 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: driftdiver
He just discovered light sabers don’t actually exist and is in shock went over to the dark side.

Fixed it.

48 posted on 02/04/2012 4:56:10 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: bimboeruption

What an IDIOT!!


49 posted on 02/04/2012 4:57:39 PM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bimboeruption

He’s either emotionally twisted, or early dementia has set in. Anytime I’ve heard the call to prayer (movies, news programs or documentaries) it’s sounds like a wounded beast groaning for help, or a man who is seriously challenged when it comes to singing. Beautiful...uh, no. Jewish cantors, Christian gospel singers or choirs,or monks chanting (hell even the mormon tabernacle choir)are miles above the mohammedans call to prayer, as they hide in their mosques preaching hate (and hiding weapons). Shudder to think,and these ba$tards file lawsuits claiming church bells are offensive in Europe and the U.S. Wake up Western Civilization, the barbarians are in your midst and want one of three things from you; conversion, submission or your death. Take your pick or get ready to fight, to the death. They won’t have it any other way.


50 posted on 02/04/2012 4:58:46 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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