I excerpt below a portion of a sermon delivered recently at a Unitarian Universalist ::quote-fingers:: "Christian" church (so-called). I offer that it is blatantly Satanic. I will put it in context below. The bold and italic emphasis, along with the [footnotes], are mine. ------------------------------------------------- And then Samuel heard the message that Yahweh had for him. Now, I'm not going to say what that message was because this is between Samuel and his god, Yahweh. But I do want to tell you children why I think I remembered this story from my own childhood so many years ago. I think each of us has a voice inside us that belongs to us and only to us. We hear a lot of other voices around us: voices of our parents, voices of our teachers, voices from people on the television and radio, voices of our brothers and sisters, voices of our classmates and friends at school and church. All of these are important voices and worth paying attention to. But there's another voice I think is even more important than all these others, and that is your own inner voice. It's a voice that grows right out of the deepest part of you. It's not exactly like hearing a voice like you are hearing my voice right now. Perhaps it's like a voice whispering inside you. Or, sometimes, like Samuel, it might even sound like it's coming from outside you. Now, I don't personally think it's the voice of a god, but I do think of it as the voice of our own deepest self, which in its way is as important as the voice of god. It's certainly a voice worth listening for and paying attention to. As you children grow older you can learn to listen for this voice that belongs to you and is somewhow a part of you. More and more you can get clearer on what is your voice in the midst of all the other voices around you. You can try to figure out what this voice is saying to you and what meaning it has for you. So that's the story of Samuel and the voice that called to him. ------------------------------------------------- Footnotes:  The unique Godliness of Yahweh is denied, breaking the 1st Bidding of God.  The following is asserted: A) You have an "inner voice" B) That inner voice is not of Divine Origin. C) That inner voice is "as important" as a God-breathed voice. Therefore, this sermon preaches that you yourself have a "Divinely Important" inner voice that is your own and not God's. This is precisely the Snake's pillow-talk in Genesis 3:5: "for God doth know that in the day of your eating of it -- your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as God, knowing good and evil.'"  The author has succeeded in perverting the story of Samuel's calling from one that glorifies God Almighty to one that espouses the lies of the Snake. THAT IS A SATANIC SERMON, IN THE NAME OF "CHRISTIANITY". THE CHURCH APPEARS IN THE PHONEBOOK UNDER THE HEADING "CHURCHES" ALONG WITH LUTHERANS, BAPTISTS, PRESBYTERIANS, ETC. When I attempted to point this out to the people from whom I got a transcript of the sermon, they got angry and told me I just didn't understand how to "properly interpret" the words, and how the 'pastor' was trying to explain complicated Jungian concepts to little children, and if you understood those concepts you'd see how he's not denying Almighty God. When I read, word-for-word, the line: Now, I don't personally think it's the voice of a god, but I do think of it as the voice of our own deepest self, which in its way is as important as the voice of god. and started to go through it, clause by clause, comma by comma, they finally just got angry, denied they worshipped the Snake, and stormed off saying, "You'll never get it." They would not answer my question, "does, or does not, the clause, 'I don't think it's the voice... of a god', deny the God-rootedness of the 'inner voice' (which you then say is 'as important' as a God-rooted voice)?"