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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

interesting email doing the rounds, from some country or other

Article by Marc Aupiais

I must note, that I do not believe in corporate punishment, and I am not endorsing or opposing this email, but it should make one think! ...about what? About the effect societal messages have on children; they may not always be the proximate cause of murder, suicide etc, but they may well be a cause without which these would not happen in many circumstances, it has also been proven that condom distribution and education in schools, is less effective than abstinence education for the purposes it claims to promote:


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 
El Cajon, California 3/22/01
Blacksburg, Va.4/16/07


Concerned Student


Dear Concerned Student:
I am not allowed in schools.  



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.


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...



Pass it on
If you think it has merit!
If not then just discard it...
But if you discard this thought process,

Then don't you dare sit back and complain about 
What bad shape this country is in!!

 Why is it our children can not read a Bible in school,
but can in Prison."

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