The separation of church and state is NOT found in the U.S.Constitution, and wasn't the intent of our founding fathers, despite the claims of those who don't believe the Bible.
Instead of conforming to the probable meaning of the Constitution, our society continually abuses the freedoms the document was meant to protect. It has already been established that that the first Amendment is supposed to enable our freedom to worship the God of the Bible, but our laws have prohibited it. Yet in the meantime all other deviant behaviors—such as burning American flags, torching draft cards, gratuitous use of profanity in public, glorification of violence and death (abortion, euthanasia)—are all acceptable under the scope of freedoms guaranteed by the first Amendment.
Our nation's first president, George Washington, is quoted as saying
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president, Republican, quoted from the Bible twice, (Matthew 18:7 and Psalm 19:9) in his second inaugural address of 4 Mar 1865, including five references to 'God'.
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible".
The phrase "separation of church and state" is not based on law or the constitution, but was used by Jefferson in a personal letter. Some deride him for keeping a copy of the Koran (as I do) because it's wise to know who your enemy is...
"He who has once got fairly into the Scriptures can never leave them. The book holds you as a magnet holds a needle, or as a flower holds a bee. If you want great thoughts, read your Bible. If you want something simple, read your Bible. The book talks to us in our own mother tongue. Why should I have to ask another what my Father says?" C. H. Spurgeon
Asked about whom he consulted, Pres. G.W.Bush said it wasn't his father the former president, but his HEAVENLY FATHER from whom he sought guidance. On the other hand, he somehow believes Islam is compatible with Christianity, so he may be just appeasing certain voters..
They aren't Christians just because they say so -- Satan knows the scripture, too, Luke4:10, and he's a
clever devil who uses beautiful and talented people (including wishy-washy or baby-christians) to accomplish his perverted and subversive goals.
Barak Hussein Obama should know better than to deny *refudiate* the USA is a Judeo-Christian nation; established on the principles of the Bible. Just because many have spurned the Christian faith today doesn't mean the country is ready to accept the doctrines and anti-Christ lies of Islam. In his speech to the West Point grads on 5/22/10 he extolled the presence of Muslims in the military, and more recently advocates same-sex marriage--flaunting his disrespect of Biblical principals.
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."
Hip Hip Hooray to the Owner of Chick Fil-A, Dan Cathy, and his stand for the Bible and Christianity, saying "We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that...we know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.
I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him saying: 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about," Cathy said. (7/25/12)
Apostle Paul wrote: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again,
If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed". Galatians 1:8,9.
Shame on you, Moroni and Gabriel...renounce those cursed doctrines!
Daniel Webster wrote "Whatever makes men good Christians also makes them good citizens". Like Boy Scouts: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent. Makes me wonder whether this includes congress or the judiciary. ??
They say 'Politics makes strange bedfellows', but what's the alternative when Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michael Moore are already pounding the pillow? Aren't they the heart and soul of America? (Fig. of speech: extreme sarcasm)
Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if the U.S. plans were just an example of empire building by George Bush.
He answered by saying "Over the years, the U.S. has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom
beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked in return is enough to bury those that did not return". Ouch! touché
One nation under God, but which God are we under??
(a) Who cares? (The ostrich syndrome).
(b) An unknown god. Acts 17:23 declares Him
(c) Any ole god. Baal, Beelzebub, Isis, Ra, Diablo, Zeus, etc.
(d) God of the Bible: of His Word, His Son, His Truth.
(e) All gods. Maybe one for each day of the week?
(f) None of the above, like in "I'm the I AM".
Babies having babies - filthy language - School homicides - Drive-by shootings - Suicides - Corporate Criminals - Road Rage - Sexual Perverts - identity thieves - Carjackings - Nudity - gang bangs - Binge drinking - "disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy" 2Tim3:2
They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new
life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.
Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them.
All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought
with them to trade for a future of prosperity.
Most of their children came of age when World War II broke
out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come
straight over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of
these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their
parents had come from.
They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor
of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people.
When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the
French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of
France saw only Americans.
And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those
immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and
waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their
parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what
it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white
and blue bowl.
And here we are [in 2010] with a new kind of immigrant who
wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by
playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the
entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother
country. I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about.
I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900s
deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising
future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those
legally searching for a better life.
I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an
example by those waving foreign country flags.
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statute of
Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are
voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about
dismantling the United States just yet. /s/ Rosemary LaBonte
Morality goes down the drain when kids are taught that God is in the eye of the beholder. They grow up to be adults who don't give a hoot and wouldn't know Truth if it had two heads or was wearing striped pajamas!!
July '06 and the Immigrant Issue
Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of
Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship
and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some
would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made
a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad
times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American
households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new
Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Does that say "separation" to you ??
Some report our nation is 82% "Christian", but the polls are showing more like 30/70 [religious-right vs liberal-left] and "a house divided shall not stand", so I'm expecting a Humpty-dumpty in the near future. Have you prayed about your vote?
We wouldn't want the government to tax our churches or compel paperwork submissions, or regulate the proficiency of preachers or administrators. In this sense, there's very good reason
for the separation of church and government. We'd do well to soft pedal any changes!
We don't love murderers or thieves or cut throats, and we expect justice to be administered to them expeditiously. The same goes for drunk drivers, liars, and pedophiles. Scripture tells us "If you do evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil". Rom13:4. So, remembering the New Commandment given his disciples in John 13:34 to "Love one another as I have loved you", we show that love by punishing
the culprits according to Bible-based U.S.Law. Exodus 20 - Deut 5
6. Thou shalt not kill. (Murder - Homicide - Manslaughter)
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Fornication - Bigamy)
8. Thou shalt not steal. (Robbery - Burglary - Larceny)
9. Thou shalt not lie. (False witness - Perjury)
10. Thou shalt not covet. (Fraud - Extortion - Counterfeit)
THE RIGHT TO LEAVE! "In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right
wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women,
on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented.
It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools and public buildings. If God
offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new
home, because the God of the Bible is part of our culture.
If Stars and Stripes offend you, then pack your belongings and
move to another part of the planet. We are happy with
our culture and have no desire to change, and the way you did
things where you came from just doesn't apply. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle.
Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and
will allow you that same opportunity, but once you are done
complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our
way of life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great
American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE. (Most of this from a writer in Tampa)
"In GOD we trust", and
the Bible was the primer which inculcated the language and ethics of the founders of our country for several generations!
Pfooey on the popular but misguided notion of the elimination of "church" from government!
The use of B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini; Latin for "year of our Lord") is being replaced with other terms; like B.C.E. (Before Common Era), and modern dictionaries are eliminating those time-honored references to Christianity or the Bible. Atheists, secularists, and 'politically correct' professors are hell-bent on eradicating America's Christian heritage.
says the Lord, Rom12:19, and I can't wait to see it come down on those judges and professors who have planted and watered the seeds of unbelief in this once Christian nation. The spirit of Jonah has come on me, and I'm anxious to see the wrath of God inflicted on those 'adult' unbelievers who have aided and abetted the silencing of the Word of God.
"Vengeance is mine",
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the
name of Common Sense, who has been with some of us for many years. No one
knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long
ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't
spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not
kids, are in charge).
His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a
six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a
classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after
lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student,
only worsened his condition.
It declined even further when schools were required to get
parental consent to administer aspirin to a student; but could not
inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to
have an abortion.
Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten
Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and
criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot - she spilled a bit
in her lap and was awarded a huge settlement!
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and
Trust, his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his
son, Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers; My Rights and Ima
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still know him pass this on, if not join the majority and
Wednesday, January 15, 2003 -- You might not like Rush Limbaugh (and this isn't a blanket endorsement) but he makes a VERY good point here:
by Rush Limbaugh, March 11, 2002 -- I think the vast differences in compensation between the victims of the September 11th casualty, and those who die serving the country in uniform, are profound. No one is really talking about it either because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11th. Well, I just can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11th attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million. If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable. Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt. Keep in mind that some of the people that are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough! We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11th families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well. You see where this is going, don't you?
Every time when a pay raise comes up for the military they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low rent housing. However, our own US Congress just voted themselves a raise, and many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month and most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They also do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system. If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, you may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed you in harms way receive a pension of $15,000 per month.
[sidebar from Bob: Isn't that obscene?] "Let the chips fall.." I still take a dim view of those diplomats involved in denying access to overseas U.S. base privileges for retired servicemen (Spain and England from personal experience), and I'm still apprehensive and suspicious of a government which won't investigate the scurrilous attack against the USS Liberty by Israel.
David & Goliath is a great story -- remember? It troubles me now that the USA Giant is taking on the role of world's policeman at the same time as it is denying the One True God of the Bible:
..Removing Him from the Pledge of Allegiance, and saying all gods are equal, and accepting any ole god who gets through customs with their heathen idols.
And now this previously God-blessed nation has turned to vulgar, perverted, and violent ways. Is it any wonder that some refer to us as the Great Satan??
Billy Graham's daughter was being interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this happen?" Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response: She said "I believe that 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 that He is, I believe that He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to Give us His blessing and His protection if we demand that He leave us alone?"
This is NOT original, tho I'm definitely in agreement.
I know there's been a lot on the internet since 9/11/01,
and it's difficult to know whom to believe. Scads of articles (Google knows!) concerning the atheist M.M.
O'Hair/O'Hare in light of recent events...USS Cole, twin towers destruction, school
shootings, etc. -- Many of them going on as follows: - - "Let's see, I think it started when the late Madeline Murray O'Hair (she
was murdered..) 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. After all, we wouldn't want this kind of message to offend others...right?
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come" 2Tim3:1
Earthquakes, tsunami's, AIDS, floods, volcano's, wars, tornado's, genocide, homicide, fanatical terrorism, filthy language, pornography, abortion, road-rage and more. How bad will it get? Does GOD care that his creation
is being so vandalized and trashed?Does anyone really believe this trend could be reversed?
"Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the heavens
shall melt with fervent heat.." 2Pet3:12 Who'll join me in saying "BRING IT ON" ?
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) and we said, an expert should know, so we said OK.
Then, someone said teachers and principals better not
discipline our children when they misbehave. And 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 big difference between disciplining and touching, beating,
smacking, humiliating, kicking, etc.) 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. And 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.
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 figure. And we said, OK.
And then someone else took that appreciation a step further
and published pictures of nude children and then launched out further
still by making them available on the Internet. And we said OK; they're
entitled to their free speech--it isn't as though they were hollering "FIRE"
in a crowded theater.
And then 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, it has no adverse effect, and
nobody takes it seriously anyway, so what's the harm?.
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no
conscience, why many don't seem to 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."
"Dear God, Why didn't you save the little girl killed in her
Sincerely, Concerned Student...
AND THE REPLY "Dear Concerned
Student, I am not allowed in schools". Sincerely, God.
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 some professor, or Atheist Prof. C. Richard Dawkins, or the Pope, or the newspapers, or an atheist-columnist like Judith Hayes (the happy heretic) has to say, but never bother to learn or question or dig for what the Bible says, or why it says it.
Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do
not have to believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says.
Funny how we date things (like elementary school violence) from the Columbine Shootings instead of from when the Bible
was expelled or when Hollywood unleashed its sex and blood and guts agenda.
Funny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely
through cyberspace, but the public discussion of God (and especially the name of Jesus) is suppressed in school and the workplace.
Acts 4:18 says: "And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus". Nothing new under the sun, is there?
Funny how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday, but be an invisible Christian the rest of the week.
And isn't it peculiar how the separation of church and state means such different things to different people! Consider how
this country has been founded on The God of the Bible, and not just any strange god who submits the proper paperwork or gets through
customs with their fictional idols.
"In God We Trust" is our national motto. (36 United States Code
USC, Section 186)
"In God We Trust" has been on our coins since 1863, even before it
was our national motto. (31 USC, Section 5112(D)(1))
Our Pledge of Allegiance cites "one nation under God." Since 6/14/54..see what a difference a few years makes?
Both state legislatures and United States Congress employ paid chaplains to pray at the opening
of all sessions.
All military branches of the United States government have paid chaplains.
The inscription on the Liberty Bell cites Leviticus 25:10. "And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year,
and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee
unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto
A portrait of Moses with the Ten Commandments hangs above the Speaker's chair in the United
States Congress. (But this is illegal in our public schools and municipal government buildings.) It
is shameful that the very institution which governs us and makes the laws are able to display the
Ten Commandments but the citizens cannot. Does this form of government sound familiar?
The Library of Congress (another government institution) has statues of the apostle Paul and
Moses, and it has large inscriptions of Micah 6:8 and Psalms 19:1 prominently displayed. (Try
pulling that off at the next high school football game.)
"He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do
justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" Micah 6:8
The Lincoln Memorial (Government property) has chiseled on it, "Judgments of the Lord are
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated to a soldier "Known but to God."
There is a prayer room in Congress. (Go tell your local school board you want the same thing that
"our" Government has....a prayer room. Better yet, ask the ACLU (Anti-Christ Lawyers Union) if they will either allow prayer rooms in our schools or fight to have the one in our Government removed... just for grins of
This has to be the best one yet. The very branch of our US Government which ruled against
prayers at a high school football game opens the Supreme Court Session with the words, "God
save the United States and this honorable court." They do this publicly, not privately.
The United States Constitution refers to Jesus, stating the Constitution was signed in 1787 "in the
year of our Lord." (Could the US Government explain which "Lord" they were referring to on
this document, if it wasn't Jesus?)
The United States Government has mandated "National Day of Prayer." (36 USC, Section
169(h)). (Think about that.... The very government which has ruled against public prayer at
schools because of the misguided "Separation of Church and State" doctrine has mandated a
"National Day of Prayer" -- by US Government Law!!)
Separation of Church and State. Maybe it is the believers in the US who have been separated
from the State by dyslexic judges and politicians. Has that ever happened in recent world history? Think about it. God Bless
Keel-hauling is where the person to be keel-hauled has two ropes tied to him, usually around the waist, and then he gets thrown overboard at the bow of the ship. One of the ropes is carried down the port side of the ship and the other down the starboard side, and the person (or body) is then retrieved at the stern. This is particularly spectacular if the ship is large or if the waters happen to be shark infested.
"Drawn & Quartered" is where four ropes are tied to the person (arms and legs) and then drawn taut towards the four points of the compass, either by people or horses or perhaps tanks, until the culprit hollers "Uncle".
"Wishbone" or "Splitsville" is the American Indian version where the tops of two flexible saplings are pulled down and attached securely to either leg before allowing the trees to spring back to their usual position.
It isn't clear whether the ACLU has declared these forms of punishment as "cruel and unusual", but in the case of Osama bin Laden or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi an exception might be made.
Sorry 'bout that -- forgot for a small moment that "Whatsoever things are true and honest, just and pure, lovely and of good report; if there be any virtue or praise:
THINK ON THESE THINGS!" Phil 4:8, Isa54:7.
FW: Old Guys UNITE! (Stuff from here on is mostly copied from email, but I did edit out a few
things which I thought inappropriate...)
A couple of weeks ago I thought that if I could, I'd enlist today
and help my country track down those responsible for killing thousands of
inocent people in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. But now the Armed Forces says I'm too old to track down terrorists.
You can't be older than 35 to join up. They've got the whole
thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-old eager-beavers off to the fight, they ought
to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join until you're at least 35.
Boot camp would actually be easier for old guys. We're used to
getting screamed and yelled at and we actually like soft food. We've also developed a deep appreciation for guns and rifles. We like them almost better than naps.
The Army could lighten up on the obstacle course, however.
I've been to the desert and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope
hanging over the side. I can hear the Drill Sergeant now. "Get down and give me ... er ... one!"
Patience is something most 18-year-olds simply do not have. For good
reason, too. An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still
learning to handle a razor, let alone a bayonet. To actually carry on a conversation and learn of officers who may sometimes give unlawful orders--horrors!
These are all great reasons to keep our sons at home to learn a
little more about life before sending them off to go in harms way. Let
us old guys track down those dirty, rotten cowards who attacked our hearts on 9/11.
The last thing they'd want to see right now is a couple of million old
guys with an attitude.
Edited by Bob Smith: 2 June 06
Third Grader Explains God
My sister sent me this article which reportedly originated from an eight year old student in Chula Vista, CA, assigned in school to "Explain God". Sounds to me like it has had some adult editing, but it's just the way I received it.
- /s/ Bob Smith
One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there
will be enough people to take things on earth. He doesn't make grown-ups, just babies, I think
because they are smaller and easier to make. That way He doesn't have to take up his valuable time
teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.
God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some
people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bed-time. God doesn't have time to listen to the
radio or watch TV because of this. Because He hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in
His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off.
God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere, which keeps Him pretty busy. So you
shouldn't go wasting His time by going over your mom and dad's heads asking for something they said
you couldn't have.
Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista.
At least there aren't any who come to our church.
Jesus is God's son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on water and performing miracles
and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching
to them and they crucified him. But he was good and kind, like his Father, and he told his Father that they
didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them, and God said "OK".
His dad (God) appreciated everything he had done and all his hard work on earth, so he told him he
didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his
Dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which
ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary only more important.
You can pray anytime you want, and they are sure to help you because they got it all worked out so
one of them is on duty all the time. You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God
happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God. Don't skip church to do something you
think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at
the beach until noon anyway.
If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents
can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when
you're scared in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.
But you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here, and He can
take me back anytime He pleases.
And that's why I believe in God.
THE NEW SCHOOL PRAYER -- This one also received by email; reportedly written by a
teen in Bagdad, Arizona.
Now I sit me down at school,
Where praying is against the rule.
For this great nation under God,
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange, or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns, the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take! Amen
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