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Subject: [Fwd: FW: Testimony of Darrell Scott.]








> Subject: Testimony of Darrell Scott.


> 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 at how

> 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, mind, 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 presences were 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 restrict

> ive 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.


> "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 communica te with Him. To those of

> you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to yo u 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. God Bless

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We can only hope he's just a poor, grief-deluded soul, not a Xian jerk using murders as an excuse to claim that we need to worship the murderer depicted in the Babble to somehow have a "peaceful" society. After all, history shows us what happens when we have too much of the Xian god in culture :angry:

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I think I've read this story before. I am not familiar with high schools in the US. I seriously doubt that anyone in the world would try to stop a kid from praying if prayer is all that stands between himself and the psycho's bullet. Perhaps there's other tricks left to save one's life at that point but they're mighty limited.


I had thought the problem with prayer in schools was public prayer along the lines where the entire class is forced to pray the Lord's Prayer every morning, or a blessing on the food at lunch. That, in my opinion, is where the rights of nonChristians are violated. NOT by a private desperate prayer to save one's life when death is already a foregone conclusion.

Nor do I think anyone in the world would be crass enough to condemn a kid for praying for safetly and protection when he himself is not in direct line for the bullet but the psycho is in the classroom threatening to kill. Maybe not him but his sister, or classmates, or teacher. No matter whose life is in danger, the kid is down on a bare minimum of reserves and I don't think anyone would deny him the right to pray if that is all he has left. At least it provides hope, whether real or false, and thereby has some psychological value.


I do not understand Christians who think they need to force the world to accommodate them. It is simply not scriptural. It violates everything Jesus taught on how to be in the world but not of the world. And they profess to be followers of Christ.

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Doublethink at its best...he can recognize that a person with a gun doesn't make the killer, but then he refuses to think that a person with God can't a killer! :Doh:

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Riiiight....cause God prevents evil, murderous thoughts...maybe if you kill in the name of the Lord is not evil... :shrug:


I do, however, agree that it's anyone's right to pray if so they wish...and I'm all for accountability and responsibility instead of blame, and/or the creation of another fucking federal agency...but, if 'metal detectors couldn't stop them'...my guess is that Jesus couldn't either...

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Guest punchybird

Subject: [Fwd: FW: Testimony of Darrell Scott.]



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.


I'm really sorry what happened to this guy but I have seen more hatred and violence from people who say they honor god.


God isn't the answer

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If God is the answer, the question is probably 'Who did The Madman in 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' by Nietzsche say was dead for $200?'

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I remember this. One of my cousins was attending Columbine at the time of the shootings. She lost three friends in the gunfire, but wasn't in the line of fire herself.

She won't speak of it often, but I do recall she was rather disgusted with the man for grandstanding the way he did. [she was, and still is most likely, a Christian. I haven't spoken to her in a while.]


Also, does anyone else find it odd that people have come to believe that you can aquire an 'E-mail curse'. I mean, of all the ways to transmit curse vibes, wouldn't E-mail be the least likely to work? You'd have a better shot trying to do it over the phone I'd think.


If you do not mail this to twenty people in the next ten minutes, I shall use my psychic prayer powers to give you...CANCER! >_<


I'll know if you did it or not too! Honest!

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