A Meteoric Sermon

I would like to preface this post with two statements:

1) This is a 37 minute clip of a sermon.  Now, I have said before I am a spiritual person.  I am not out to change anyone’s beliefs or to “get” you to listen to any specific type of religious material.  Your beliefs are your own.  Having said that, I offer this clip to you in hopes that you will watch the first 13 minutes of it.  It is the sermon told by a pastor who was landing in a plane when the Russian meteor struck (according to him, it has now been reclassified as an asteroid).  He was there for some speaking engagements and was given some film clips put together by the students of a university using their security cameras during the strike.  It is well worth watching and listening to the background information.  If you want to stop the clip after this (around 13 minutes into it), feel free.  I skimmed the rest.

2)  If you are using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer as your browser, you may have some difficulties with the first 45 seconds of the clip.  Firefox seemed to have problems “keeping up” between audio and video.  I stopped and started it a couple of times; I don’t know if that helped.  Normally, I wouldn’t use something that didn’t work any better than this, but it was a wonderful video as far as interest was concerned.  The actual link is: http://vimeo.com/60572858 That may help if nothing else works.

The big things I thought about here were that it would seem like the end of the world and that, for all those things to be “just right”, it supports my belief in God more than ever.  I don’t subscribe much to any particular religion.  Man made those; they may be God-inspired, but man has mixed his own needs and twists into those religions so that certain “things” are done.  Those “things” may or may not be of God.  I don’t believe that God believes women to be property;  I don’t believe that God feels one race is better than another; I don’t believe that we all are dirty and sinful and will go to Hell without being forgiven.  I DO believe that God loves us all, looks out for us all, and that we will be with Him after death and are now.  I am not preaching, not asking you to join me, or following some book or leader who proclaims this to be truth.  These are my beliefs, formed from a life of trying to make sense of it all and realizing that most of the problem, for me, lay with listening to the orchestrations of man using God to mandate someone else’s needs and/or problems.  Okay – done.

This should be posted for Sunday March 2, 2013.  It seems appropriate for Sunday as setting apart a few moments for contemplating the relationship between us and whatever you call the higher power that shapes our world.  It is not my intent to upset anyone.  Know that I love you all and am simply offering my own thoughts.



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  • thehappyhugger  On March 3, 2013 at 3:01 am

    I, like yourself also am not much into man made religions but I am still a spiritual person. I had trouble watching the clip though.


    • kindredspirit23  On March 3, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Did you mean that it bothered you or that the clip didn’t play correctly? Either way, I am sorry.


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