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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Check This out!
I got this email forwarded to me from Danielle:

WOW, WHAT A WAKE UP!

Dear God:

Why didn't you save the school children at ?.

Bath, Michigan 1927
Houston, TX 1959
Moses Lake , Washington 2/2/96
Bethel , Alaska 2/19/97
Pearl , Mississippi 10/1/97
West Paducah , Kentucky 12/1/97
Stamp, Arkansas 12/15/97
Jonesboro , Arkansas 3/24/98
Edinboro , Pennsylvania 4/24/98
Fayetteville , Tennessee 5/19/98
Springfield , Oregon 5/21/98
Richmond , Virginia 6/15/98

Littleton , Colorado 4/20/99
Taber , Alberta , Canada 5/28/99
Conyers , Georgia 5/20/99
Deming , New Mexico 11/19/99
Fort Gibson , Oklahoma 12/6/99
Santee , California 3/ 5/01
El Cajon , California 3/22/01? and
Blacksburg, Virginia 4/16/07?


Sincerely,

Concerned Student


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Reply:

Dear Concerned Student:

I am not allowed in schools.

Sincerely,

God

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How did this get started?...

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Let's see,
I think it started when Madeline Murray O'Hare complained
she didn't want any prayer in our schools.

And we said, OK..


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Then,
someone said you better not read the Bible in school,
the Bible that says
"thou shalt not kill,
thou shalt not steal,
and love your neighbors as yourself,"

And we said, OK...

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Dr. Benjamin Spock said
we shouldn't spank our children
when they misbehaved
because their little personalities
would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem.

And we said,
an expert should know what he's talking about
so we won't spank them anymore..

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Then someone said
teachers and principals better not
discipline our children when they misbehave.
And the school administrators said
no faculty member in this school
better touch a student when they misbehave
because we don't want any bad publicity,
and we surely don't want to be sued.

And we accepted their reasoning...


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Then someone said,
let's let our daughters have abortions if they want,
and they won't even have to tell their parents.

And we said, that's a grand idea...


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Then some wise school board member said,
since boys will be boys
and they're going to do it anyway,
let's give our sons all the condoms they want,
so they can have all the fun they desire,
and we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school.

And we said, that's another great idea...


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Then some of our top elected officials said
it doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs.

And we said,
it doesn't matter what anybody,
including the President,
does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good....

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And someone else took that appreciation a step further
and published pictures of nude children
and then stepped further still by
making them available on the Internet.

And we said, everyone's entitled to free speech....

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And the entertainment industry said,
let's make TV shows and movies that promote
profanity, violence and illicit sex...
And let's record music that encourages
rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes...

And we said,
it's just entertainment
and it has no adverse effect
and nobody takes it seriously anyway,
so go right ahead.


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Now we're asking ourselves
why our children have no conscience,
why they don't know right from wrong,
and why it doesn't bother them to
kill strangers, classmates or even themselves.

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Undoubtedly,
if we thought about it long and hard enough,
we could figure it out.
I'm sure it has a great deal to do with...

"WE REAP WHAT WE SOW"



Quite profound I would say! It made me think of this song:

Heal our Land-By Michael Card

Forgive oh Lord
And heal our land
And give us eyes to seek Your face
And hearts to understand

That You alone
Make all things new
And the blessings of the land we love
Are really gifts from You

Chorus
If My people will humbly pray
And seek My face and turn away
From all their wicked ways
Then I will hear them and move My hand
And freely then will I forgive
And I will heal their land

Unite our hearts In one accord
And make us hungry for
Your peace
And burdened for the poor

And grant us hope
That we might see
The future for the land we love
Our life Our liberty

Chorus

10 comments:

sandra said...

WOW! i don't know what to say except, what is this world coming to? that is so true, the bible isn't promoted in public schools at all, its discouraged. we do "reap what we sow". anywayz, cya tomorrow night.

Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah said...

I have saw that email before and felt compelled to send it on. It is soo true. Thanks for reminding us.

Jannyne said...

Great post Mel! Wouldn't it be great to have that published in the newspaper for everyone to see? It would be a good wake-up call for some people.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you posted that Mel! It's pretty amazing how much the world has changed, and not for the good either.
Danielle

_/ Derek \_ said...

thanks for lettign me hang out at yur house all the tim mel, your the best!

Mel said...

No problem Derek! Don't forget the Timmies next time!

Sarah Marie said...

one thing leads to another, eh? the corruption of this world is so vividly present in our school system!

Greg said...

Good Post, hope you dont mind, i borrowed it!

..Greg van Eyk

Anonymous said...

You can view a video on this 'letter' at http://www.afr.net/newafr/wekickedgodout.asp

Mel said...

Hey, thanks anonymous! Good clip!