[Elfsea] Fwd:Way Off Line, but interesting

Ldyinnes@aol.com Ldyinnes at aol.com
Sat Jul 26 13:34:29 PDT 2003

Normally I dont sen these things on, however, I feel very strongly about 
this, Dont want to offend anyone with this.  It is very thought proviking.


> Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? 
> > On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, 
> > a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, 
> was invited to address the House Judiciary 
> > Committee's subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders 
> > during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. 
> > 
> > They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. 
> It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every 
> sociologist, every psychologist, and every 
> > so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are 
> powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this 
> man as a voice crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the 
> transcript: 
> > 
> > "Since the dawn of creation there has been both good &evil in the hearts 
> of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of 
> violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, 
> > Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other 
> eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers. 
> > 
> > "The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel 
> out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. Neither was it the NCA, 
> the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for 
> the murder could only be found in Cain's heart. 
> > 
> > "In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed athow 
> quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member 
> of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to 
> represent or defend the NRA, because I don't believe that they are responsible for 
> my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be 
> defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be 
> their strongest opponent. 
> > 
> > "I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy, 
> > it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the 
> real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame 
> lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. 
> > 
> > "I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings 
> > best. This was written way before I knew I would be speaking here today: 
> > 'Your laws ignore our deepest needs, 
> > Your words are empty air. 
> > You've stripped away our heritage; 
> > You've outlawed simple prayer. 
> > 
> > Now gunshots fill our classrooms, 
> > and precious children die. 
> > You seek for answers everywhere, 
> > and ask the question "Why?" 
> > 
> > You regulate restrictive laws, 
> > through legislative creed. 
> > And yet you fail to understand 
> > that God is what we need!' 
> > 
> > "Men and women are three-part beings. 
> > We all consist of body, soul, and spirit. 
> > When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we 
> > create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and 
> > wreak havoc. Spiritual presence was present within our educational systems 
> for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges began as 
> theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a 
> nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to 
> hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy 
> occurs, politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They 
> immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our 
> personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. 
> > 
> > "Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount 
> of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of 
> massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts. Political posturing and 
> restrictive legislation are not the answers. The young people of our nation hold 
> the key. There is a spiritual awakening taking place that will not be 
> squelched! We do not need more religion. We do not need more gaudy television 
> evangelists spewing out verbal religious garbage. We do not 
> > need more million dollar church buildings built while people with basic 
> needs are being ignored. We do need a change of heart and a humble 
> acknowledgment that this nation was founded on the principle of simple trust in God! 
> > 
> > "As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and 
> > saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to 
> pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I 
> challenge every young person in America, and around the world, to realize that on 
> April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School, prayer was brought back to our 
> schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to 
> move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that 
> violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who 
> would point your finger at the NRA, I give to you a sincere challenge. 
> > Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! My 
> > daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country 
> will not allow that to happen!" 
> > 
> > 
> > Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's 
> > speech. 
> > Please send this out to everyone you can 

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