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THIS HAS SOME THOUGHT PROVOKING THINGS IN IT - SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

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> In light of the recent shooting in Massachusetts and California as well
as the recent tragedies in New York and Washington, let's think where it
started with Madeline Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body as found
recently) 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 neighbor
as yourself. And we said, OK.
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> 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, 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. (There's
a big difference between disciplining and touching, beating, smacking,
humiliating, kicking, etc.) 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
are 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 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.
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> 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 we have no problem with that. 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 they're entitled to their 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, 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, their classmates, and themselves. Please continue on....
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> 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."
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> "Dear God, Why didn't you save the little girl in Michigan? "
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> Sincerely,
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> Concerned Student
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> AND THE REPLY "Dear Concerned Student, I am not allowed in schools".
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> Sincerely, God.
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> Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the
world's going to hell.
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> Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible
says.
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> Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to
believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says.
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> Funny how someone can say "I believe in God" but still follow Satan who,
by the way, also "believes" in God.
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> Funny how we are quick to judge but not to be judged.
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> 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.
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> 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
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> Funny how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday, but be an
invisible Christian the rest of the week.
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> Are you laughing?
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> 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.
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> Funny how I can be more worried about what other people think of me than
what God thinks of me.
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> Are you thinking?
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> Pass it on if you think it has merit! If not then just discard it....no
one will know that you did, for sure.
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> But, if you discard this thought process, then don't sit back and
complain about what a bad shape the world is in.....I sent it to everyone
on my list
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> People's hearts are tender right now due to the tragic events that have
taken place these past few days in NY and Washington DC. Lets make a
difference."Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings
have trouble remembering how to fly."

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