"There ain't no use in turning on your light, like you never did before. There ain't no use in calling out my name, I can't hear you anymore. I once loved a woman, a child I'm told, I gave her my heart and she wanted my soul, but don't think twice, it's all right" (Don't Think Twice, It's All Right).
At the age of 11 or 12, I never knew why this song brought tears to my eyes, but now I know. Love found, love lost. After 18 years, divorce just hurts. How many people are there like me? During the first quarter of 1996, there were 272,000 divorces. You have to admit that this is a staggering number.
So, what's wrong with us? What's happened to society? When I ponder this question, four little words come to mind:
Simply put, we mimic what we see and hear others do and say. Remember that when you say words of anger in front of your young children. Remember that when those kids sit down to watch television. Monkey See--Monkey Do. How much of what they watch on TV do you want them to mimic?
Divorce, immorality, violence, killing, all done on TV without much thought, as acted out by the characters on the screen. Where are we going here? We've taken prayer out of our schools. Along with that, we've taken God out of our public education system so our children no longer have a balanced diet of thought. Thus, Society's children no longer hear BOTH sides of the story--only one. I'm glad a few brave teachers have elected to risk their careers by having a moment of silence or prayer in their classroom, although this is rare today.
Those who have taken this balanced diet from our children, beginning in 1958 or 1959, are now witnessing the fruits of their labor. Juvenile crime and violence of all kind, guns and knives in our schools and on the streets. Killing and injuring goes on everyday, and we're told it's the guns and knives themselves, as if they had a mind of their their own!! What a joke!! Even more sad is how grown-up adults can believe that bunk.
How far down the path of destruction do we have to march until we begin to see the light?
P.S. Are our schools really places of education--or are they hot beds of political propaganda? When you really begin to check it out, you have to wonder.
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By Alicia Colombo