My point of originality was meant to encourage the study and use of others ideas and thoughts that may have already worded what you wanted to said in ways that you wished you could have said it. When Paul's letters were passed around, there may or may not have been an interpreter or expounder available, but it was the message that was most important, not so much who was giving it. I had no idea that the idea of Video or DVD message of a human as opposed to a paid human standing in the pulpit would be brought up. Of course to plagiarize is sinful. Of course the man does more than preach the word. What would happen if a video preacher with an obvious gift was utilized in place of a paid preacher, leaving a supported man to evangelize, share bible study in other capacities, minister to the flock? Would less praise and worship or spiritual growth be present? Would this really be the elders and deacons "responsibility"? I did not mean anything offensive by my comments about reinventing the wheel. As a veterinarian, I frequently am confronted, to my face, ranging from the insensitive to the hostile, with comments about medicines and services that the public can purchase on line or utilize at a farm store, leaving me literally demeaned and feeling useless... as long as I see my role as THE only source of veterinary care for animals.