Infiniterocker

hello kitty cat
2001-12-01 23:27:09 (UTC)

Lost

So I got this email..and it made me so upset...
and people wonder why some people look at the hard-
core "Christians" as fascists......Katy, Alex and myself
have been talking about this kind of thing all week..it
keeps popping up...
ehhh
I don't understand people...
I was in History the other day...and we had just seen
statistics that show 65% of the US ...is of the Christian
faith...and this kid asks the teacher
"Since the majority of America is Christian, why don't we
just make the national religion Christianity?"...then later
that day he claimed I was going to hell because I didn't
think that their should be organized prayer in schools.
There was also talk about how Columbine was a result of
the "lack of God" in schools these days...
Here is that damn email...I'm think I'm giong to send it to
Jason and Katy....

Finally, The
Truth on National TV
Billy Graham's daughter was being interviewed on the
Early Show
and Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let
something like this
happen?" And Anne Graham gave an extremely profound
and insightful
response. She said "I believe that God is deeply
saddened by this,
just as we are, but for years we've been telling God
to get out of
our schools, to get out of our government and to get
out of our
lives. And being the gentleman that He is, I believe
that He has
calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us
His blessing
and His protection if we demand that He leave us
alone?" I know
there's been a lot of emails going around in regards
to 9/11/01,
but this really makes you think. If you don't have
time, at least
skim through it, but the bottom line is
something to think about....
In light of recent events...terrorists attack, school
shootings, etc. Let's see, I think it started when
Madeline Murray
O'Hare (she was murdered, her body was found recently)
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 neighbor as yourself. And we said, OK.
Then, Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our
children
when they misbehave because their little personalities
would be
warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr.
Spock's son
committed suicide) And we said, an expert should know
what he's
talking about so we said OK.
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 (There's big difference
between
disciplining and touching, beating,
smacking,humiliating, kicking,
etc.) And we said, OK.
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, OK.
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, OK.
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
agreeing with
them, we said it doesn't matter to me what anyone,
including the
President, does in private as long as I have a job and
the economy
is good. And then
someone said let's print magazines with pictures of
nude women
and call it wholesome, down-to-earth appreciation for
the beauty of
the
female body. And we said, OK.
And then 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
OK, they're
entitled to their free speech.
And then 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,
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, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we
think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it
out. I think
it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."
"Dear God,
Why didn't you save the little girl killed in her
classroom? "
Sincerely, Concerned Student...
AND THE REPLY "Dear Concerned Student,
I am not allowed in schools". Sincerely, God.
Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and
then wonder why
the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what
the newspapers
say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how
everyone wants to
go to heaven provided they do not have to believe,
think, say, or
do anything the Bible says. Funny how someone can
say "I believe in
God" but still follow Satan who, by the way,
also "believes" in
God. Funny how we are quick to judge but not to be
judged. Funny
how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through e-mail and
they spread
like wildfire, but when you start sending messages
regarding the
Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how the
lewd, crude,
vulgar and obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but
the public
discussion of God is suppressed in the school and
workplace. Funny
how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday,
but be an
invisible Christian the rest of the week. Are you
laughing?
Funny how when you go to forward this message, you
will not send it
to many on your address list because you're not sure
what they
believe, or what they will think of you for sending it
to them.
Funny how I can be more worried about what other
people think of me
than what God thinks of me. Are you thinking? Pass it
on if you
think it has merit. If not then just discard it....no
one will know
that you did. But, if you discard this thought
process, then don't
sit back and complain about what a bad shape the world
is in!