In light of the many perversions
and jokes we send along to one another for a laugh, this is a
little different: This joke today is not intended to be
a joke, it's not intended to be funny,it's intended to get you
*Billy Graham's daughter was
interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her
"How could God let something like this happen?"
( regarding the attacks on Sept. 11 ). Anne Graham gave an
extremely profound and insightful response. She said "I
believe 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 He is, I believe He has calmly
backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and
His protection if we demand He leave us alone?"
In light of recent
events...terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it
started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her
body found recently) complained she didn't want prayer in our
schools, and we said OK.
Then someone said you better not
read the Bible in school... the Bible says thou shall not
kill, thou shall 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). We said an
expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK.
Then someone said teachers and
principals better not discipline our children when they
misbehave. 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 a big difference between
disciplining, 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. 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. 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 further again by making them available on
the Internet. And we said OK, they're entitled to free speech.
Then the entertainment industry
said, let's make TV shows and movies that promote profanity,
violence, and illicit sex. 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, 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."
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 you can send '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 lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene
articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion
of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Are you laughing?
Funny how when you 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. Funny how we can be more worried about
what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
Pass it on if you think it has
merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you
did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back
and complain about what bad shape the world is in!
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