Subject: " A Question to God "

This is definitely worth pondering about, especially in light of the
incident in California just this week where a young female college
student identified a potential repeat incident of Columbine.

A Question from a student to GOD?
Douglas Crump wrote:
Here's a question posed by a student to God:

Dear God,

Why didn't you save the school children in Littleton,

Concerned Student

Dear Concerned Student,
I am not allowed in schools.


....Now read below for how this has unfolded in an
incredibly short period of time:
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 neighbor 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.
Public office is not about character debates.

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, we have no problem with that...
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
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...

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 sit back and complain about what bad shape our country
is in when bad things happen.