"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Something to Ponder about this Sunday morning . . .

Dear God:

Why didn't you save the school children at ?

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

The Amish School , Pennsylvania and Blacksburg, VA 4/16/07 ?
Concerned Student
Dear Concerned Student:
Sorry, I am not allowed in schools.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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, every one's entitled to free speech
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.
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.
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...
Why is it our children can not read a Bible in school, but can in Prison?
Does make you think . . .
PS Thank you Changes In The WInd - I consider you a kindred spirit.

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