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STEALING HIS GLORY


Recently, we heard about what happened in the capital in Washington State.


OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An atheist group unveiled an anti-religion placard/sign in the state Capitol, joining a Christian Nativity scene and "holiday tree" on display during December.


The atheists' sign was installed by Washington members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group based in Madison, Wis. The placard reads: "At this season of the WINTER SOLSTICE may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."


The foundation's co-president, Dan Barker, said it was important for atheists to offer their viewpoint. He said, "Our members want equal time." Oh, come on now! Get with the program! TIS THE SEASON TO WORSHIP CHRIST! Worship Him now or worship Him later!


Elaine and I recently saw the movie, "Four Christmases." It was a comedy but also had some mockery to it. There was one scene where actor Vince Vaughn played the part of Joseph in a church play and Reese Witherspoon played the part of Mary. It was funny and yet it wasn't funny, because Vaughn, in his idiocy, over-played his part to the point where he got all the glory. All attention was given to him in that church play instead of pointing to the Christ child.


And that's the way it is in our world. People want to steal the glory of Christ for themselves.


From Steve Shepherd's Sermon "Tis the Season to Worship Christ"

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