Why?

May 15, 2007

I received this tasty gem of an email and definitely wanted to pass it on to all of you.

DEAR GOD…

Dear God: Why didn’t you save the school children at…

Bath, Michigan 1927
Houston, TX 1959
Moses Lake , Washington 2/2/96
Bethel , Alaska 2/19/97
Pearl , Mississippi 10/1/97
West Paducah , Kentucky 12/1/97
Stamp, 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
El Cajon , California 3/22/01?
and Blacksburg, Virginia 4/16/07?

Sincerely,

Concerned Student

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Dear Concerned Student: I am not allowed in schools.

Sincerely,

God

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How did this get started?…

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..

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…

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..

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…

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…

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, that’s another great idea…

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 we said, it doesn’t matter what anybody, including the President, does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good….

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, everyone’s entitled to free speech….

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.

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.

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,”

In God We Trust

What good does a high self esteem do when your dead?


7 comments
Susan
Susan

Sounds good to me also Oyster.

oyster
oyster

"Are the schools more safe now than let`s say the were back in the 1990s." Apparently so, if you go by that list of incidents. Things are much "safer" now than in the 90's (a decade in which crime fell dramatically). Let's blame Clinton, how's that?

Susan
Susan

So please tell me how taking God out of the schools has helped our kids? Are the schools more safe now than let`s say the were back in the 1990s.

oyster
oyster

This is Olympian stupidity, here. Let's pretend, for the purposes of argument, that this cockamamie idea that God removed his protections from innocent schoolchildren so that they could be slaughtered (and godless America punished) has some merit. (Falwell had the same line of reasoning about why God "allowed" the terrorists to strike on 9/11, but let's not go there. Not today.) "How did this get started?… 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.." Ok, O'Hare "complained" in 1960 (14 years after Spock's book was first published-- you know, in those awful godless 40's.) So someone writes words attributed to God claiming that he didn't protect kids because he "wasn't allowed in schools" in Bath, Michigan 1927, and Houston, TX 1959? Is that the logic here? Yet, the "whole thing" started in 1960?

GM Roper
GM Roper

I've seen this a thousand times and a thousand times it has hit home like a ton of bricks. Thanks Avman

Susan
Susan

The more they take God out of things the worst things get.Notice not one says look how better off our schools are since we took God of them. But people are quick to blame God when things go wrong.In fact people are quick to blame anything to keep from taking responsibility for their own choices they make life. May God bless you all and protect all of our children.

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