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On 2012-12-21 15:45, Tim Campbell wrote:I disagree. I'm not rebutting the poem, simply complaining about what I perceive as a slam against all but the fundaloon Christians. Since they have been trying to make the point that these shootings are caused-at least partially-by their perceived tossing of Jesus from the schools (a point rebutted many times), the last part of this poem is to me very unambiguous."Taking back" implies previous ownership or occupancy. Apparently, when Jesus occupied the public schools (prior to about 1960), there was no insanity in the nation and all relationships were strong hetero relationships thaty spawned strong hetero children, none of who could ever suffer from any mental illness!And to be blunt, since I am attacking the poem and its implications, NOT the poet, I have every right to do so.In a message dated 12/21/2012 1:32:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:I don't understand, why would this have to be something
to be questioned and/or rebutted? I like the poem. I don't
know Ms. Smith, and this is only my opinion, I think she
wrote from a perspective of faith and I don't see it as
When Ms. Smith writes: "may this country be delivered from the
hands of fools, I'm taking back my nation, I'm taking back my
schools." She may only mean from the people who commit
these types of crimes.
Personally, I think attacking this poem without knowing exactly
what Ms. Smith's motives were, will only hurt your cause.
It just isn't good P.R.
On 2012-12-20 16:58, Tim Campbell wrote:Sounds like a classic child molester.While the first part IS comforting (I would certainly WISH that these children were not only at peace, but did not remember the horror of their deaths), the rest just begs to be questioned and/or rebutted. And of course, the "writer" HAD to throw in a political/theocratical message about this magic Jesus "taking back" the schools etc.Shame magic Jesus did not deign to intervene or do a damned thing to keep this horror from happening in the first place. Somehow I would not trust him to keep any sort of eye on the living!Tim CampbellIn a message dated 12/20/2012 4:41:35 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:I like that, "Jesus is stranger danger"!! Good one!All these Christians claim that when you are in heaven, you will "forget" about all your friends that are in hell because they didn't believe. I tell them that forgetting about those people I liked and loved sounds like hell to me!!!
Christians can explain hell to the detail, but ask them to describe heaven, they say it's so wonderful, it's "indescribable"... No wonder we live in hell on Earth right now.Can't wait till these slaves wake up and see these monotheistic religions for what they are. Monopolies on the ownership of God, which technically monopolies are supposed to be ILLEGAL in this country!"We are at the end of a definition of what a normal human being is."
On Dec 20, 2012, at 4:21 PM, sheri presloid <[address removed]> wrote:My uncle sent this to me. This is just so wrong. Wow. How does a religious person read this without having 10,000 questions!?!?!? I understand there will be grief and such, but this just makes it sound like dying was better than living. I would have to guess that if this could happen, those kids are crying for their mom and dad since jesus would be "stranger danger".
Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy,
They didn't know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"This is heaven." declared a small boy. "We're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their Savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
Those children all flew into the arms of their King
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
One small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe...
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools."
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"Come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
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