Friday, 23 September 2005

If you know me, you know I have always been kind of conflicted about religion. But my sister forwarded me this email, and I really like it.

I dreamed I had an interview with God.
"Come in," God said. "So, you would like to interview Me?"

"If you have the time," I said.

God smiled and said: "My time is eternity and is enough to do everything; What questions do you have in mind to ask me?"

"What surprises you most about mankind?"

God answered:

"That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.

"That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health.

"That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future.

"That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived."

God's hands took mine and we were silent for awhile and then I asked...

"As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you want your children to learn?"

God replied with a smile:

"To learn that they cannot make anyone love them. What they can do is to let themselves be loved.

"To learn that what is most valuable is not what they have in their lives, but who they have in their lives.

"To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others. All will be judged individually on their own merits, not as a group on a comparison basis!

"To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.

"To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love, and that it takes many years to heal them.

"To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.

"To learn that there are persons that love them dearly, but simply do not know how to express or show their feelings.

"To learn that money can buy everything but happiness.

"To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it totally different.

"To learn that a true friend is someone who knows everything about them...and likes them anyway.

"To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others, but that they have to forgive themselves."

I sat there for awhile enjoying the moment. I thanked Him for his time and for all that He has done for me and my family, and He replied, "Anytime. I'm here 24 hours a day. All you have to do is ask for me, and I'll answer."

~Author Unknown ~

Thursday, 15 September 2005

Why I Hate to Read the Newspaper

Besides all the normal depressing things such as hurricanes, inept political leaders, etc...There is seriously fucked up shit going on all over. Example for today: in Florida...A married couple was convicted of torturing 5 of their 7 adopted children. Starvation...pulling toenails out with a pair of pliers...cattle prod...they had 14 year old twins that weighed 38 pounds each. Do you know what the sentence was for these sick pieces of shit? 15 years. 15 YEARS...that is a sneeze compared to what they did to those children. It raises disturbing questions... How do seriously evil demented people like that manage to adopt 7 children??? is it that easy to adopt children? Imagine an unwanted pregnancy... Abortion seems kind compared to the chance of letting some crazy demented bastards have your kid. And what the hell kind of sentence is that? 15 years. The prisons are clogged with drug offenders yet immoral rotten people like that are allowed to go free.

I have nothing else to say tonight but what the fuck is wrong with this world?