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No Good without God

Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse ...

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Sensing Need for God

When we don't pray, it's primarily because we don't sense our need for God.

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Releasing the Power of God

The power of God was suddenly released when I gave up being invulnerable.

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Church--Ah, Who Needs It!
"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people."

— former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler, Jesse Ventura

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Risky Choices

A man named Fred inherited a huge land grant, but the will provided that he could choose land in either Chile or Brazil. He chose Brazil. Unhappily, if ...

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McVeigh Proclaims Self-Reliance

Timothy McVeigh has embraced the poem "Invictus," by William Ernest Henley. According to Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck, in their book, American Terrorist: ...

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Marilyn Manson Worships Self

Musician Marilyn Manson says:

A lot of people like to pass me off as a devil worshiper. I think that could only be true if I considered myself to be the ...

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"First Knight": Living for Others

In the movie First Knight, Lancelot (played by Richard Gere) is a wanderer and highly skilled swordsman who fights for whoever will pay him. Seeing a ...

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Rock Musician Trent Reznor on Religion

In a Rolling Stone interview, Trent Reznor, the lead musician of the rock band Nine Inch Nails, muses on how his anti-religion stance helped lead him ...

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Our Lives Belong to God

Writing on the topic of worship, author Greg Laurie shares the following:

I heard the story of a woman who had finished shopping and returned to her car. ...

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