The pastor‘s sermon begins: “Let me tell you about my book…”
The music minister announces that the liturgy will be sung to the
tune of “Wagner’s Etude in F sharp minor” and raises his baton.
When the choir sings, the dogs outside begin to howl and are closer to
being in tune.
New member candidates are required to submit W-2’s for the last 5 years.
The media refers to the church facilities as a “compound”.
You discover the church refers to the 10 commandments as the 10
suggestions or offers to let you “pick any six.”
The Pastor preaches an eloquent sermon on ancient heresies and the
elders want to make them part of the doctrinal statement.
The New Member’s kit includes a certificate of membership,
a Bible, church-by-laws, and an assault rifle.
You’re the only person in the congregation who is carrying a Bible,
including the preacher.
The Ushers ask “Smoking or non-smoking?”
The regular pastoral retreats almost always seem to be in either Las
Vegas or Atlantic City.
The Church bus has a gun rack.
There’s an ATM machine in the vestibule.
They have open Communion …but there is a two-drink minimum.
His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.
He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.
He has published several books about his adventures.
For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.
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The day after Congress adopted the first amendment, they sent a message to George Washington. They asked him to declare a day of Thanksgiving to God.
Congress wanted to show America’s appreciation for the opportunity to create a new government in peace and tranquility.
The founders did not intend for God to be separate from our official acts. The founders just did not want a national denomination, such as in England.
They did not want an established church, an established church would take away religious liberty.
They did not want an established church that could force people to worship against their will or support it with private tax dollars.
Many say the founding fathers didn’t believe in God and weren’t Christian. They even go on to say that George Washington wasn’t a Christian and never went to church and never prayed.
This is completely wrong. In the early days of the United States, the whole of society centered around the local church. Most of the early pioneers attended church regularly or semi-regularly. Practically all our early schools were church sponsored, thus the children’s education was based on religion, as was George Washington.