GOD LOVES YOU!

  BE HONEST AND TRUST YOURSELF!
CHURCH OF PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLORATION (COPE) SUPPORTS GOOD HEALTH AND BELIEVES GOD LAUGHS TOO AND HAS THE BEST SENSE OF HUMOR
Laughter reduces pain, increases job performance, connects people emotionally, and improves the flow of oxygen to the heart and brain.  SOURCE: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200504/laughter-the-best-medicine 
ALSO, USING WHAT SOME REFER TO AS "INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE" AND UNCENSORED SELF EXPRESSION HELPS TO ALLEVIATE PAIN AND SUFFERING.  SOURCES: https://www.wired.com/story/the-science-of-why-swearing-physically-reduces-pain/ AND https://www.healthline.com/health/art-therapy-for-ptsd#6 and http://www.churchofphilosophicalexploration.church/art.htm

AND, IF SATAN (MAARA IN BUDDHISM) IS THE CAUSE OF ALL SUFFERING, THEN HOWEVER WE ADDRESS IT WITHOUT CAUSING MORE SUFFERING SO WE ARE ALLEVIATING rather THAN CONTRIBUTING TO IT IS CERTAINLY DONE IN SERVICE OF GOD.  SOURCE: https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/history-of-the-devil

   
Deuteronomy 14:1-2 Wycliffe Bible says: "Be ye the sones of youre Lord God; ye schulen not kitte you, nether ye schulen make ballidnesse, 2 on a deed man, for thou art hooli puple to the Lord God, and he chees thee that thou be to hym in to a special puple, of alle folkis that ben on erthe. "  (And, KJV passage above was abridged.) (Rev. Angela Smith believes this passage supports that those who commit to Truth and Virtue in word and deed are Holy and God's children.) John 8:44 Wycliffe Bible says: "Ye ben of the fadir, the deuel, and ye wolen do the desyris of youre fadir.  He was a mansleere fro the bigynnyng, and he stood not in treuthe; for treuthe is not in hym.  Whanne he spekith lesyng, he spekith of his owne; for he is liere, and fadir of it."  (Rev. Angela Smith believes this passage supports that Cain is the devil and the father of murder/manslaying/ manslaughter and lying to cover up crime before and after the fact.)

WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLORATION

AKA C.O.P.E. MINISTRIES (An Independent Wycliffite Church)

Judeo-Christian Commandment #8: "Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness" aka "Speak The Truth And Shame The Devil."

SITE LINKS: QUESTION MORE FEEDBACK  FAQS
Sign Up for Mission Quarterly
Newsletter
SUPPORT/DONATE CHURCH HOLIDAYS  VIRTUAL WALL OF INSPIRED FELLOWSHIP
PROGRAMS THAT MEET THE COPE STANDARDS RECOMMENDED READING CHURCH SERMONS DEPROGRAMMING GUIDES AND FACT SHEETS
IMPORTANT RESOURCES About Good Shepherd COPE MINISTRIES STATEMENT OF BELIEFS AND BYLAWS IN DEFENSE OF IMPERFECTION
The TRUTH VIRTUAL CEMETERY (Beyond Business) HEAL Mission ART APPRECIATION
COPE Commitment to Peaceful Co-Existence CONVERSION PROGRAM DETAILS PASS THE BASKET TWITTER
Fighting Prejudice in Activism & Conversion Can I Be A Minister for COPE? TAKE THE COPE CHARITABLY SOCIALIST CHALLENGE  PROOF GOD EXISTS?
#TaoFu Self-Defense Exercises      

This site and our church is under perpetual development.  The church itself is conceptual, ecumenical, and egalitarian. For more information, contact rev@cope.church.  Please give today and pass the basket.

This church and religious movement was, is, and continues to be inspired by Sam Kinison, Monty Python, and the "Mad Priest" John Ball whom you can learn more about at our mission's history page and church fellowship page.  It is my (Rev. Angela Smith's) contention that John Ball (inspired and guided by Priest John Wycliffe) originated the protestant movement against church hierarchies in 14th century England rather than Martin Luther.  The definition of protestant according to Google definitions originates with this: "mid 16th century: via German or French from Latin protestant- ‘protesting’, from Latin protestari".  Therefore any intellectually honest protest against deceit, corruption, and vicious/criminal conduct is simply our practicing our faith in good faith.  And, I believe in redemption and that sometimes a sense of humor helps make points better than those who lack one.  A sense of humor is proof of God.