[A concerned student once wrote to God:]
Dear God:
Why didn’t you save the school children at . . . ?
Virginia Tech
Amish Country, PA
Columbine High School
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 5/50/99
Deming, New Mexico 11/19/99
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma 12/6/99
Santee, California 3/ 5/01 and
El Cajon, California 3/22/01 
Concerned Student
Dear Concerned Student:
I am not allowed in schools.
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…
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…
“WE REAP What WE SOW…” (Gal. 6:7)
[Taken from http://www.revivalschool.com/ with permission]
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