by James Merritt

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Inverting The Pyramid (1 of 4)
Series: Family Re:Union
James Merritt
Deuteronomy 6:1-9


1. There is an old saying that you if you keep telling a lie long enough that people begin to believe it is the truth. You may have heard of an interesting television show called ''Myth Busters.'' They do some of the most interesting and sometimes stupid stuff just to prove that certain myths are untrue. I came across some very popular myths, some in which I used to believe, but they simply are not true.

2. Myth #1: Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump. It is true that elephants can't jump, but neither can rhinoceros' or hippopotamus' - just a myth.

Myth #2: Sin came when Eve ate an apple in the Garden of Eden. The truth is nowhere in the Bible is the fruit ever named that Eve ate.

Myth #3: Gold fish have a memory of only 3 seconds. Absolutely completely false. Gold fish have been trained to navigate mazes and can recognize their owners after having been with them for a few months. The only human beings on the planet that are proven to have a memory of only 3 seconds are politicians. (If you are a politician just forget that I said that.)

Myth #4: Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves. The truth is his Emancipation Proclamation didn't free any slaves, because at the time the Emancipation Proclamation was given, the states that had slaves were not under the control of the United States Government. The Emancipation Proclamation was effectively worthless. It wasn't until the 13th Amendment was passed in 1865 that slavery was officially abolished.

Myth #5: Sugar causes hyperactivity in children. The fact is sugar does not cause hyperactivity in children. Blind trials have shown no difference in behavior between children given sugar or children on sugar-free diets. It was found that the difference in the children's behavior was in the mind of the parents.

Myth #6: There is a dark side of the moon. There is no dar ...

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