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    Arrow Darrell Scott Testimony

    This is something that I thought would be some good reading for some... see what you think...

    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 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 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, 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 reek 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 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 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 aroundthe 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 cast 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.
    The real question is not whether peace can be obtained, but whether or not mankind is mature enough for it...

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    Well radical am not American but i really agree with that guy but i think that should go to every damn ****ing in this world should read it and think about what he is saying. i think the press shouldtransmit it so everyone can hear the cry of this father,
    i wil tell every ppl to listen and learn.

    there is always hope hope he doesn't loose it

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    this speeh was givin, May 27. 1999
    And was in fact given nation wide news coverage, shortly before it was turned into a chainletter. Those with the presence of mind to read and evealuate it did, the rest went on to look for the short facts and headlines that they base their views of the world on.
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Our fore fathers intended church to be seperated from state. Public schools are owned by the state; therefore, prayer in schools shouldn't be allowed. However, when they[our fore fathers] founded this country, they were facing the tyranical King George and Parliament. Though Jeffereson was a Diest, most of the others were religious men. Personally I believe that religion needs to come back into the lives of people. Sure, some of us are don't believe in a g-d -- but religion is a corner stone that has supported us for millenia. I think prayer should be allowed in schools but not be forced upon the people. The saddest thing though is that the shootings at Columbine was becuase of a multitude of problems. Let's face it, in a society that accepts the radical, it would be expected that shootings at Columbine would happen. People point their fingers at the easiest target (a skapegoat). Just look at everything, the U.S is going down the toilet. 12 year old girls are dressing up like Britney Spears and 60% of people have smoked marijuana. People drink and drive and don't go to Church. Teachers don't care about students and don't protect them. I could keep going on like this but I'll leave it to you to finish it.
    -Peace Out

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    Very true gamemaster, in my opinion I believe everyone should hear this message. When I first read it in an e-mail that was sent I was... well "moved" by what this man had to say about it. As for the media..."If it bleeds it leads" and thats just the way things are. Think about it. When was the last time there has ever been a late breaking story about something good in the world....
    The real question is not whether peace can be obtained, but whether or not mankind is mature enough for it...

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    it might be a good idea if different religions in the united states got together to make a non-denominational prayer, one that could even have meaning to atheists. A prayer much like the lords prayer, mentioning a deity that resides within or a divine nature something along those lines, without calling it a higher self, which could really piss off some Christians.

    Something that reinforces the fact that were supposed to be with the forces of good and not every man for himself.
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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