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This joke today is not intended to be a joke, it's not intended to
be 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 Sept. 11).

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 alone?" 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) she 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.

Are you laughing?

If you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in!

Are you thinking?



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