Black People : Food for Thought

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by dstny, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. dstny

    dstny Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In light of the many perversions and jokes we send to one another for
    a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a
    joke, it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

    Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane
    Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this happen?"
    (regarding the attacks on Sept. 11).

    Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She
    said "I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but
    for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get
    out of our government and to get out of our lives.

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

    In light of recent events ... terrorist attacks, school shootings,
    etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was
    murdered) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we
    said OK.

    Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school ... the
    Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your
    neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

    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 (Dr. Spock's son committed
    suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And
    we said OK.

    Then someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our
    children when they misbehave. 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 big difference between disciplining,
    touching, beating, smacking, humiliating, kicking, etc.). And we said
    OK.

    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 OK.

    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.

    Then some of our top elected officials said it doesn't matter what we
    do in private as long as we do our jobs. Agreeing with them, we said
    it doesn't matter to me what anyone, including the President, does in
    private as long as I have a job and the economy is good.

    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.

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

    Then the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies
    that promote profanity, violence, and illicit sex. Let's record music
    that encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes. And
    we said it's just entertainment, it has no adverse effect, 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."

    Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why
    the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers
    say, but question what the Bible says.

    Funny how you can send '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 lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely
    through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the
    school and workplace.

    Are you laughing?

    Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many
    on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or
    what they WILL think of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more
    worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of
    us.

    Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it ...
    no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process,
    don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in!
     
  2. 1poetsought

    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    dstny, praise God, the torch has been passed! Thanks.
     
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    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    It's not funny at all, actually.

    Funny how a man will take a dollar that might be his but will not take a child that might be his. Funny how he won't get mad when he finds out later that it wasn't really his dollar.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    No joke !
    meaningful measures and message to the mind
     
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    AHMOSE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is an eye opener that we all can take heed of.
     
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