No animals have been hurt or killed during the creation of this email, except
for a baby seal, four stunt dogs, a rare albino African boa, a school of
dolphins, a beagle, fifty-two elvis impersonators, an alpha chimp, two
African bull elephants, eighteen college students, seventeen cows, an Amish
farmer, two condors, a miniature pony, a rare black rhino, a lemur, a silver
back gorilla, a family of Savannah baboons, a leper from Calcutta, six
pandas, eighty-seven domesticated house cats, a spider monkey named "Chet," a
fly, a long-haired wiener dog and a kitchen sink.
One more generation of these public schools and we'll be a nation of monkeys on speed.
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency, the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity, both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Just a little reminder: the people who said,
"The world is flat" and "No one will be interested in staring at a little box all day [television] "
were thought to have made wise and intelligent remarks.
We percieve that the structure and the order of the Universe is sustained by the will and the presence of the Creator. We know that Hell is the one place where God is not. Thus we understand: Hell is not some specially designed eternal torture chamber for the execution of Divine sadism. It is simply what happens to the Universe when God withdraws Himself.... and those who go there do so because they desired to be away from His presence.
What if salvation were not by divine grace through Christ? What if it were rather, as many apostate faiths claim, based upon a tally of works and good deeds? What an unholy, wretched, unjust system that would be-- where a soul could be damned to eternal torment for falling below some unknown arbitrary "line of morality" by the smallest of infractions!
Gay, lesbian, straight- why should it matter? Love is Love.
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