I can understand people's strong belief in a Power that controls the fall of every sparrow....in a way it's more comforting than trusting in the rather capricious whims of the natural world..
...especially among people who's very existence depends on the winds & rain that they attribute to a god with the ability to giveth and/or taketh away if he gets a bug up His almighty butt over God-Knows What... (( refer to the Old Testament for Ample Examples))
What I have a problem with is j.o.s like dis guy talking absolute trash to those who trust that he's speaking with some kind of authority or knowledge, when one can easily de-construct his line of B.S. just within the opening lines of his Sermon From the BENCH
Buddha &/or Mohammed indeed, never "Created" ANYTHING since They Were BOTH Simply Common Enlightened PEOPLE who Shared Their PHILOSOPHY with Those Around Them.
The Pilgrims didn't bring the Quran to America (New Amsterdam) because it was not part of their particular belief (which sez NADDA about it's validity nor lack thereof) it had to wait until the Jeffersonian "Age of Enlightenment" for more learned people to read and compare the text of the Holy Quran with The Holy Bible, (and other ANCIENT TEXT) to come to the conclusion that While One Has the RIGHT To Hold Any Religion They CHOOSE... That they were still Created By Man, therefore NO BASIS FOR WORLDLY GOVERNMENT.
Not only a Jew, but a real Mentsh! ...but with just enough differences to make the difference.
Although he was a direct descendant of the warrior King David, and strictly adhered to Mosaic Law, he preached a doctrine of acceptance and Peace, another being he was Anti-Capitalistic, teaching by example to give that which most people hoard, away to care for the poor and destitute and the healing of the afflicted.
Makes one wonder Who HE'd have Voted For in the Last Election.
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