It is no secret that Satanists, death-metallers and other such lovely people deliberately adorn themselves with jewelery that most Christians find offensive. For example: The horned goat, and pentagram, and if you really want to freak us Jesus Freaks out... the upside down cross.
Ah Yes, the classic inverted cross - the most recognizable symbol of defiance against Christianity. Where did this symbol-abomination originate? When did this most unholy sign come into being? Obviously from the depths of hell itself, surely. Actually no. Not even remotely close.
I've used a quote in a few sermons that goes along the lines of "For each grain of sand on earth there are a million stars."
It is unbelievable enough that I have had people challenge me as to its authenticity. So, I decided to see if it is really genuine or if I have been guilty of the almost unforgivable sin of claiming something fictional as being factual (oh the shame).
I tracked down one of the the original sources of the quote, It was from a BBC documentary called "Space", narrated by Sam Neill. The quote verbatim is:
“For every grain of sand on our entire planet, there are one million stars out there in space.”
Dead in lead. Two dead men in lead masks, new suits and raincoats to be exact.
This bizarre true story is considered by many to be one of the great unsolved mysteries of modern time.
On August 20, 1966, a boy hunting birds on Vintém Hill, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) discovered two partially putrefied corpses.
The bodies were of two electrical engineers. They were wearing pristine business suits, lead masks (the type typically used to protect against radiation) and waterproof coats. There was no sign of any violence.