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.”