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FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Billy Graham's Daughter

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 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). 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.

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