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It is traditional to attend services on Sunday and learn from the word of God. There is a great website called God Is Imaginary that contains large amounts of good information but it takes some time to read and listen to it all. For the next few weeks I will post up some of the videos that pertain to this site as a Sunday Sermon. I think you will find these to be a bit better prepared and thought out than the one you may have heard earlier today.

~AP~

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It is traditional to attend services on Sunday and learn from the word of God. There is a great website called God Is Imaginary that contains large amounts of good information but it takes some time to read and listen to it all. For the next few weeks I will post up some of the videos that pertain to this site as a Sunday Sermon. I think you will find these to be a bit better prepared and thought out than the one you may have heard earlier today.

~AP~

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It is traditional to attend services on Sunday and learn from the word of God. There is a great website called God Is Imaginary that contains large amounts of good information but it takes some time to read and listen to it all. For the next few weeks I will post up some of the videos that pertain to this site as a Sunday Sermon. I think you will find these to be a bit better prepared and thought out than the one you may have heard earlier today.

~AP~

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It is traditional to attend services on Sunday and learn from the word of God. There is a great website called God Is Imaginary that contains large amounts of good information but it takes some time to read and listen to it all. For the next few weeks I will post up some of the videos that pertain to this site as a Sunday Sermon. I think you will find these to be a bit better prepared and thought out than the one you may have heard earlier today.

~AP~

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Did you know that according to the researchers at Adherents.com There are 43,930 different religious sects in the world today? Did you know that over 34,000 of them are variations of Christianity? Striking isn’t it?

Imagine the audacity required to say to another religous person “Your version of belief is incorrect. You need to convert and worship my way.”  Seriously, it is mind boggling.

Keep in mind, that a great many of these religions and variations of religions, belive that they are right to the exclusion of all the other 43,929 religions.

Christianity in particular is interesting because the Bible is supposed to be so clear. Believers quote the bible with regularity as to why, this is right, and that is wrong. They state that the bible is clear if you only “read it correctly”.  Yet the followers of the bible are so confused as to its meaning they have fought and fought over the correct meaning to the point that they have split 34,000 times. The theme in Christianity is:  If you don’t like it, change it and start your own religion.

I will throw my hat in the mix and say that all 43,928 of them are beliving in a fairy tale.  The list includes non-belief in an attempt to quantify the entire planets view on religion.  So I don’t take issue with Atheists or Agnostics.

I was going to include part of the list but it just to long, go to Adherents.com to see all the religions

If you are a believer, and you are reading this, please share why your individual beliefs are correct against the other 43,930 options. If you can successfully do this you may just get some converts.

The Floor is yours………..

~AP~

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3 Stories

Story #1
The year is 1983 and a young man stands in a large crowd in New York City. The crowd has gathered to watch an astonishing feat. No one in the crowd expects the feat to work, how could it? The Statue of Liberty is much too large and prominent to just disappear. As David Copperfield approaches the crowd roars then falls silent as he speaks. The event is televised across the nation and 10’s of thousands of people wait anxiously to see what will happen.

Mr. Copperfield raises a large curtain to block out the statue of liberty and the theatrics begin as David explains what he is going to do and what they will see when the curtain is lowered. A few moments later the curtain drops and to the shock and amazement of the entire crowd the statue is gone! Mr. Copperfield again raises the curtain, performs more theatrics and when the curtain is dropped…presto…..the statue has been returned to its rightful place.

Story #2
A few years later in a rowdy church building a man named Benny Hinn was holding an evangelical service. Benny spoke of the power of the all knowing God and that miracles were not something reserved to biblical times. He spoke of Gods on going power and that through him God would heal those in the audience that night. The crowd stirred with disbelief as the middle aged woman in the wheel chair rolled down the isle to be prayed for by Mr. Hinn. As Mr. Hinn laid his hands on the woman the theatrics began and the woman began to shake about in her chair until she fell out of it, unconscious on floor.

“Slain by the Holy Spirit!” Mr. Hinn exclaimed to the crowd of believers as they raised their hands and shouted praises to God and then fell silent as the woman on the floor stirred. Lifted up a bit by her arms and then to the amazement of the audience stood to her feet and walked to Mr. Hinn screaming praises to God for the miraculous healing.

Story #3
2000 Years ago a man named Jesus told people that he was the son of God. He walked streets performing miraculous feats. He healed the sick, raised the dead and promised that if he died he would come back to life on the third day.

In time, as fate would have it, he was crucified and he died. The crowds waited to see if he would indeed come back to life. They placed him in a tomb and closed it with a large rock. On the third day, because of the things he had said, they moved the rock and found that the tomb was empty. The crowds wondered where he had gone. The crowds wondered why they had not seen him if he had performed the miracle he proclaimed he would. The crowds continue to wonder today, for none in the crowd have ever seen him. Reports came in later from some of Jesus’ friends saying they saw him and that they would like to take the crowd to him, except that he went up into the sky to be with his father.

These stories all have a common thread; Ordinary men claiming to do the impossible, men proclaiming to have power beyond comprehension.

The first man
Proclaimed himself as an illusionist and only admitted to “tricking” his audience. Upon evaluation it was determined that the crowd stood on a slowly moving platform that rotated slowly during the theatrics and changed the view just enough to obscure the statue.

The second man
Proclaimed himself as a servant of God and took large amounts of money from his crowd. He claimed that he really could do the impossible through God for “Through Christ all things are possible.” Upon evaluation it was determined that the man was paying people to pretend to be sick or disabled and that his miracles were false. They were in fact, illusions.

The Third man
Proclaimed himself to BE God. He too claimed that he could do the impossible. However there is nothing to evaluate with the third man because the crowd did not witness his great miracle. Like the statue of liberty when the curtain dropped the body was gone but unlike the statue of liberty when it dropped the second time the body was still missing. The evaluator need look no further. If he did not perform this feat then the other feats are held in question as well. Perhaps the third man was a combination of the first two. Perhaps like the first man he was a master of illusion and like the second man he had help with his miracles. We may never know, what we do know is there is no evidence that his greatest feat was a success and much like Houdini taking the blow to the stomach, the last act was no illusion.

~AP~

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It is traditional to attend services on Sunday and learn from the word of God. There is a great website called God Is Imaginary that contains large amounts of good information but it takes some time to read and listen to it all. For the next few weeks I will post up some of the videos that pertain to this site as a Sunday Sermon. I think you will find these to be a bit better prepared and thought out than the one you may have heard earlier today.

~AP~

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