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Thought this was one of the most interesting emails we ever got.? Very educational.?

 

Ecclesiastes 10:2

"The heart of the wise inclines to the right

the heart of a fool to the left"

 

If you look up the word "left" in the dictionary, one of the definitions is "sinister"

 

When Jesus separated the saved "to his right" and unsaved "to his left".

 

You see in the bible many nagatives associated with the "left".

 

You'll never get taught what this email teaches you in school.

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Thought this was one of the most interesting emails we ever got.? Very educational.?

 

One detail that is never mentioned is that in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Washington , D.C. there can never be a building of greater height than the  the Washington Monument WashingtonMonument?.

With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc., this is worth a moment or two of your time. ?I was not aware of this amazing historical information..?

On the aluminum cap, atop the WashingtonMonument in Washington , D.C. , are displayed two words:?Laus Deo.

No one can see these words. ?In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.

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Once you know?Laus Deo's?history , you will want to share this with everyone you know. ?These words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia , capital of the United States of America?

Laus Deo!??Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.?

So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? ?Very simply, they say 'Praise be to God!'

Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States , it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. ?It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation,Laus Deo. 'Praise be to God!'?

From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments. ?From that vantage point, one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant. A perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north. ?The Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.??

A cross you ask? ?Why a cross? ?What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution. ?So, read on. How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice.?

Praise be to God! ?Within the monument itself are 898 steps and 50 landings. ?As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings the memorial stones share a message.

On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered by the City of Baltimore;?

on the 20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians;?

on the 24th a presentation made by Sunday School children from New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6. Praise be to God!?

When the cornerstone of the WashingtonMonument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! ?Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy 'One Nation, Under God.'?

I am awed by Washington 's prayer for America ? Have you ever read it? Well, now is your unique opportunity, so read on!

'Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose e example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. ?Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ?Amen.'?

Laus Deo!?

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look. You may forget the width and height of 'Laus Deo ', its location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget its meaning, or these words: 'Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. ?Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.' ?(Psalm 127: 1)?

It is hoped you will send this to every child you know; to every sister, brother, father, mother or friend. ?They will not find offense, because you have given them a lesson in history that they probably never learned in school. ?With that, be not ashamed, or afraid, but have pity on those who will never see this.??

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Meh. Completely misleading and kind of outright deceptive.

For one, the fact that there are Christian references on the structures has nothing to do with in intentions of our forefathers. It has to do with the thought processes of some random architect in the late 1800s through the 1900s.

Two, the "One nation, under God" was added to the pledge during the Red Scare to separate us from those "godless commies". It wasn't any kind of phase this country was built around.

Three, that speech by Washington isn't even a speech by Washington. Ive seen it before. It was written by one of his assistants and its being completely pulled out of context.

Four, the monuments of Washington don't form a cross. Its an X with each monument signifying a north south east west direction. I thought that was pretty simple logic.

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MAtthew 7:22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

In other words..just because they proclaim representing Christ..it doesn't mean they actually do. Take off your blinders.

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deathdawg (7/17/2008)
jjooee (7/17/2008)
Hey, it's just an email I recieved.

Public education has taken God out of everything.

Call me crazy, I think that's a mistake.

You already called yourself that, I agree, you are.

BTW There is NO god(s).

 

There is no God ??????

Well, if we're all just atoms and evolved monkeys, we might as well vote for

Barak Obama. :P:P:P

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Shiney_McShine (7/17/2008)
What is the deal with Christians and the cross? I see them wearing crosses around their neck. Do you think if Jesus ever comes back, he will want to see another cross?

A lot of babies are given crosses upon their baptism.  It's symbolic.  Individuals that are very religious wear it as a reminder.  Not that they forget what religion they are, but moreso a reminder in the same context as those "What would Jesus do" bracelets or whatever.  Other individuals wear it for tradition.  And some others wear it for fashion.  That adds up to a lot of people wearing them.

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Shiney_McShine (7/17/2008)
Fanboy3000 (7/17/2008)
Shiney_McShine (7/17/2008)
What is the deal with Christians and the cross? I see them wearing crosses around their neck. Do you think if Jesus ever comes back, he will want to see another cross?

Credit?

The late Bill Hicks......

Thanks for pointing that out.

Yeah, work is making me a little dooshy this morning...couldn't let it slide.

"It's kinda like going up to Jackie Onassis with a rifle pendant on."

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