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Jesus, Joel, and a Hundred Preachers More

As great communicators go, clearly in the absence of any mass media at the time, Jesus must have been an amazing speaker. Maybe even miraculously so.
He reached the hearts and minds of thousands upon thousands of people in such a skillful way that his message of love and godliness, espoused so long ago, still carries on to this very day.
But what if the facts were slightly changed?
What if, as blasphemous as this is to suggest, Jesus had a lisp? And what if, because of this solely theoretical lisp, Jesus felt he had no other choice but to follow his "B" plan? I mean let's face it, Joseph was probably a pretty savvy carpenter so one might suspect Jesus wouldn't have been all that clueless to the ways of using a hammer and saw as well.
So what's my point with all these crazy thoughts? Quite simply this. If all it would have taken was a silly lisp to have had the power to change all of humanity as we know it today, then it's also my belief that other seemingly little things in…
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