In light of the many
perversions and jokes we send to one
another for a laugh, this is a little
different: This is not intended to be a
joke, it's not funny, it's intended to
get you thinking.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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