The Lord's Grace
Some Things to Think About
Telling It The Way It Is!
23 May 1999
Whoa! What in the world is happening with our
Let's see... I think it started when Madeline
Murray O'Hare complained that she didn't want any prayer in our schools,
and we said OK.
Then someone said you had 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.
Remember Dr. Benjamin Spock, who said we shouldn't
spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities
would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem? And we said,
OK, we won't spank them.
Then someone said that teachers and principals better
not discipline our children when they misbehave. And our administrators
said whoa, no one 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. We didn't disagree.
Then someone else said, 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. And we said, that's another great idea.
Then someone said, let our daughters have abortions
if they want, and we won't even have to tell their parents. And we
said, that's a grand idea.
And then some of our top officials said that it doesn't
matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs. And we said,
as long as I have a job and the economy is good, it doesn't matter to me
what anyone does in private.
So 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.
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
by Steve Wallace, Assistant Dean
Genesee Community College
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