Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Letter from a Student...

Dear God,

Why didn't you save the school children at:

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 and El Cajon, California 3/22/01?

Concerned Student


My Sweet Child,

I am not allowed in schools.


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 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 misbehave 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...



Kate said...

I remember my dad calling Murray-O'Hare "that very ugly woman". It took me a while to realize he wasn't only talking about her appearance, but what was on the inside as well. Guess her inside ugliness oozed to the outside. :/

WomanHonorThyself said...

Hi there ..sigh..ah we truly are reaping what we have sown...but if we keep spreadin the word...the pendulum just may have to swing back in the opposite direction eh?..Its a Law of the Universe. :)..nice post btw!and may God bless ya.

Gayle said...

Excellent point you make here, Mr. Tastic.

I agree with Angel that the pendulum will swing back the other way, but it's going to be a very hard row to hoe to unreap what has been already been sewn! All we can do is continue to try with everything we've got.


highboy said...

God is indeed not allowed in schools. Liberal quack teachers on the other hand, like are allowed and even recieve good wages.

Hopefully it will swing the other way. Lets give them a few years under Dem leadership. Then they'll remember why they voted for Christian conservatives in the first place.

Kelly said...

I'm an Atheist but I send my daughter to private Catholic school - one of the reasons is to avoid the liberal bias of public school. I love the Christmas program - we even go to Mass. Makes no sense I know...

I like your site.