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I thought this was interesting and very telling about why some of the issues may have arisen in the past 20 or so years in our society. I preface this with the fact that I am not a religious person at all, but understand that religion has been an integral part of the formation of societies since the dawn of human civilization, and that it does keep the masses in order. Not meant for debate per se, just for pondering...but I know that I cannot control what you think about it.

Dear God:

Why didn't you save the school children at?

Northern Illinois University
De Kalb, Illinois
Virginia Tech
Amish Country, PA
Columbine High School
Moses Lake , Washington 2/2/96
Bethel , Alaska 2/19/97
Pearl , Mississippi 10/1/97
West Paducah , Kentucky 12/1/97
Stam P, 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 and
El Cajon , California 3/22/01

Sincerely,

Concerned Student

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Reply:

Dear Concerned Student:

I am not allowed in schools.

Sincerely,

God

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How did this get started?...

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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...

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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 neighbors as yourself,"

And we said, OK...

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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...

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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.

And we accepted their
Reasoning...
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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

And 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, classmates or even themselves.

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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...

"WE REAP WHAT WE SOW,"
 

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I've seen some similar but not that particular one.
I am religeous but not getting into that I do think what's happened is a bulk of parents don't raise their children well.
I suppose the religeon part of it is that parents maybe feel it is ok to dicipline their children and teach them "right from wrong" becuase the bible lays it out in 10 rules.

If "society" taught "right from wrong" and not that everything is OK if you feel good, or feel good about yourself then each would make wise decisions and raise their kids acordingly.

It's the same old thing, now everyone makes the team because we don't want to hurt Billy's feelings.
We can't tell someone they shouldn't do that, it may offend them.

hehe I just remembered something...
I did some work in a psychatrists home years ago in Evanston.
He had new granite countertops put in his kitchen.
I had them covered with clean drop cloths and was being very careful because, well, they were granite and I didn't want to buy one. :eek:
Anyway, he walked in and started to talk to me so I carefully set the paint can down on the drop cloth covering the countertop.
His response?
"I don't think that wants to be there"
:roll:
He wasn't joking either.
He wasn't mad or anything like that.
It was as though that paint can had feelings a was probably afraid to be on the granite.
 

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Ed,

I agree that it is up to the parents to raise their children to respect themselves and others. I am saying, though, that for the masses religion keeps everyone in check often times by fear which is effective.

I think that, the overprotection and overindulgence of children these days is called the pussification of America. I think I've heard that mentioned on CLF a couple of times.

Anyway, I hadn't seen that before and just thought it was interesting.

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