From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 52

Fall 2004 CSANews Issue 52  |  Posted date : May 15, 2007.Back to list

Hi Folks!

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 intended to get you thinking. It's about terrorist attacks, school shootings, etc. I think it started when people said they 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 that thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love thy neighbour as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because it would warp their little personalities 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 that no faculty member in this school better touch a student when he or she misbehaves because we don't want bad publicity and surely don't want to be sued. 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 them all the condoms they want. We won't have to tell their parents they got them at school. And we said OK.

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 the appreciation a step further and published pictures of nude children and made them available on the Internet, and declared it free speech. And we said OK.

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. It is just entertainment, it has no adverse effect, nobody takes it seriously. And we said OK.

Now we are 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 is going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.

Funny how we 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 the workplace.

Are you laughing?

How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand that He leave us alone? Can we sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in?

And finally, a thought for the day. The mind is like a parachute, it works better when it is open.

God Bless!