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"WHERE IS GOD WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN?"

I believe that God is deeply saddened when bad things take place, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, get out of our government, and get out of our lives.

And being the gentleman that He is, I believe that He has calmly backed out. So how can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand that He leave us alone?"

In light of recent events such as terrorists attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it pretty much all started when Madeline Murray O'Hare, (she was murdered and her body was found recently) 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 neighbor as yourself. And we said, OK. In fact we even agreed that they could take down those 10 commandments, because they just might unduly influence and sway our impressionable little children.

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 (by the way Dr. Spock's son committed suicide), And we said, an expert should know what he's talking about so we said OK.

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 real big difference between disciplining and touching, beating, smacking, humiliating, kicking, etc.) And we said, OK, but then to our amazement we find that these same students are beating up, raping, and even killing not only other sutdents but also the teachers.

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, and sure enough now the average boy looks upon all girls as sluts who's only purpose is to be used for pleasure and who deserve absolutely no respect.

And with the boys all taken care of we then decided to allow the girls to have their birth control. And like the boys, the girls can even get theirs without their parents permission. And suddenly most of the female students had their own little birth control tablets.

Then someone said, let's let our daughters have abortions if they want since so many of them are still getting pregnant, and they won't even have to tell their parents. And we said, OK, and sure enough they went out, still became pregnant, and had abortions in record numbers.

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 does in private, as long as I have a job and the economy is good.

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 OK, art is good, but suddenly we found our big beautiful country just saturated with pornography.

And then someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of nude children and then went even further by making them available on the internet. And we said OK, they're entitled to their free speech.

And then the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence, and illicit sex, and make parents look like morons. And let's record music that encourages rape, drug use, 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.

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."

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Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.

Funny how we believe everything that the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how so many people believe in life on other planets and UFO's but reject any possibility that there is a God.

Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says.

Funny how someone can say "I believe in God" but still follow Satan who, by the way, also "believes" in God.

Funny how we are so quick to judge but not to be judged.

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.

Funny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but the public discussion of God is suppressed.

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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Letter to God

Dear God, Why didn't you save the little girl killed in her classroom? Sincerely, Concerned Student...

AND THE REPLY

"Dear Concerned Student
I am not allowed in schools"
Sincerely, God


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