Bits & Pieces
God's Law Supreme
This is a statement read over the PA system at a football game
at Roane County High School, Tennessee, by School Principal, Jody
McLoud. It shows just how far America has traveled in the wrong
"It has always been the custom at Roane County High School
football games, to say a prayer and play the Anthem, to honour
God and country. Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I
am told that saying a prayer is a violation of Federal Case law
as I understand the law at this time.
I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion
and call it 'a lifestyle' and if someone is offended, that's OK.
I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity, by dispensing condoms
and calling it 'safe sex.' If someone is offended that's OK.
I can even use this public facility to present the merits of
killing an unborn baby as a 'viable means of birth control'. If
someone is offended, that's OK. I can designate a school day as
'Earth Day' and involve students in activities of religious
worship and praise for the goddess 'Mother Earth' and call it
'ecology.' I can use literature, videos and presentations in the
classroom that depict people with strong, traditional Christian
convictions as 'simple-minded' and 'ignorant,' and call it
However, if anyone uses this facility to honour God and ask
Him to bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, then
Federal Case Law is violated. This appears to be inconsistent at
best, and at worst - diabolical! Apparently we are to be tolerant
of everything and anyone, except God and His Commandments.
Nevertheless, as a School Principal, I frequently ask staff
and students to abide by the rules with which they do not
necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be inconsistent
at best, and at worst, hypocritical. For this reason, I shall
"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and refrain from
praying at this time.
However, if you feel inspired to honour, praise and thank God,
and ask Him in the Name of Jesus to bless this gathering, please
feel free to do so. As far as I know, that's not against the law
One by one, the people in the stands bowed their heads, held
hands with one another and began to pray. They prayed in the
stands. They prayed in the team huddle. They prayed at the
concession stand and at the announcer's box. The only place they
didn't pray was in the Supreme Court of the USA - the seat of
justice and 'one nation - under God.' Jesus said, 'If you are
ashamed of me before men, then I will be ashamed of you before my
Bible is Divine
John Wesley, who was the founder of the Methodist Church, made
this interesting comment. "The Bible must be the invention either
of ..... Good men or angels, bad men or devils, or of God!.
Therefore: It could not be the invention of good men or angels
for they neither would or could make a book, and tell lies all
the times they were writing it, saying "Thus saith the Lord,"
when it was their own invention. It could not be the invention of
bad men or devils, for they would not make a book which commands
all duty, forbids all sin, and condems their souls to hell to all
eternity. Therefore, I draw this conclusion, that the Bible must
be given by Divine Inspiration!"
This is my favourite story on Evangelism –
An old man, walking on the beach at dawn, saw that a king tide
had deposited masses of starfish onto the beach. Then he noticed
a young boy ahead of him, picking up the starfish and flinging
them into the sea. Catching up with the boy, the old man asked
what he was doing. The boy said that the stranded starfish would
die if they were left in the morning sun.
"But the beach goes on for miles", said the old man, "And
there are millions of starfish. How can your efforts make any
The young boy looked at the starfish he had in his hand, and
as he threw it to safety in the waves he said, "It makes a
difference to this one!"
Once a rich industrialist, disturbed to find a fisherman
sitting idly by his boat, asked, "Why aren't you out there
fishing?" "Because I've caught enough fish for the day," was the
reply. "Why don't you catch more fish than you need?" asked the
rich man. The fisherman replied, "What would I do with them?"
"You could earn more money and buy a better boat so you could
go deeper and catch more fish. You could purchase nylon nets,
catch even more fish and make more money. Soon you'd have a fleet
and be rich like me," the industrialist said.
"Then what would I do?" asked the fisherman. "You could sit
down and enjoy life," said the rich man. "What do you think I am
doing now?" the fisherman replied.
They Said It...
"Most people would sooner die than
think; in fact, they do so."
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
"A doctor can bury his mistakes but
an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
"I think there is a world market
for maybe five computers."
Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943
"The only thing necessary for the
triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
"It’s not the size of the dog
in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog."
Mark Twain (1835- 1910)
"Now, now my good man, this is no
time for making enemies."
Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest
asking that he renounce Satan.
"A man is never more truthful than
when he acknowledges himself a liar."
Mark Twain (1835-1910)