Where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old. . . But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities come from and where the America we knew went to.
light of the many 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.
light of recent events. . . terrorists attack, school shootings etc. . .
I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her
body found a few years ago) 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 neighbour 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 (Dr Spock's son committed suicide). We
said an expert should know what he's talking about, and we said OK.
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.
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."
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
Are you laughing yet?
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.
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.
The above was written and recited by Steven Levy on America's CBS Sunday Morning Commentary. It could apply equally to the UK.
Just thought you might like to think about it.