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A UNC student had a near death experience when she went
horseback riding the other day. Everything was going fine until
the horse started bouncing out of control.

She tried with all her might to hang on, but was thrown off.
Just when things could not possibly get worse, her foot got
caught in the stirrup. When this happened, she fell head
first to the ground.

Her head continued to bounce harder as the horse did not
stop or even slow down.

Just as she was giving up hope and losing consciousness,
the Walmart manager happened to walk by and unplug the ride.

Dear Howdy,

thank you....thank you....thank you! i was having a bad day and i went to
check my email and found your newsletter, "thought and humor," in my inbox.
i don't know who signed me up for it, but i am very grateful. it was
positively delightful and it brightened my day....God bless you.

A. J. (UTK)
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Howdy Howdy!
Please, stop sending me these emails. I prefer to be depressed!
Pia S. (Sweden)
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get a life, dude!
Eric Hofschire
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you are a worthless sack of human garbage
Gary D. S____ (
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Dear Howdy:
Keep sending your e-letter. I appreciate your stand
and defense of the Biblical message.
In Calvary's Tie,
Bill Whitener
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Not spam...offensive...but not spam.
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Dear My Anonymously Humorous Friend Howdy,

Now on to business... monkey business... I go to a really liberal
school, Rice U., but find myself becoming more Conservative daily. Is that
a bad thing? Of course not.
Liberals seem to want to have things change, but not do anything to invoke
change. I'm all for action that improves life for all mankind. Liberals
also want all people to be "open-minded", but they seem dead-set that the
only right way is the Liberal way. Perhaps if Liberals considered that the
Conservative view could be right, then the world would be a better place.
If thinking like that makes me right-winged, then I am right-winged. I
enjoy your Conservative banter and critiques of foolish liberality.
God... he's merciful and just. He improved my life and I can only pray
that the hurt and weak, who don't know him, realize that the peace the world
offers is worthless and find peace in Christ.
...this includes Liberals....
Keep fighting the good fight, Mr. Howdy.

Blue skies and tailwinds,
Jesus is better than the devil,

Houston (yes... that's my name)
at Rice U., Houston
place where angry liberals can reach me with angry commentary:
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Dear Howdy,

Here's a joke for you:

A blind man walks in to a department store with his seeing
eye dog on a leash. As usual the store manager behind the
customer service counter looks up, notices the customer is
blind, and not wanting to stare quickly looks away again.
Out of the corner of his eye the manager sees the blind man
start swinging the dog over his head with its leash.

Shocked, the manager runs over and says "Mister is there a
problem - is there anything I can help you with?" The blind
man calmly replies "No thanks - I'm just looking around."

R.H. (UNC)
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Better for All the World?
Apple-Pie Eugenics

April 6, 2006

Before the time she was eight, Vivian Dobbs had both made the honor roll and
been labeled an "imbecile" by the Supreme Court. The story of how this could
happen is one of the darkest, most frequently overlooked chapters in
American history—one that isn't completely closed.

Vivian's mother was Carrie Buck, and her story is the subject of a new book,
Better for All the World, by Harry Bruinius. In it, Bruinius tells "the
secret history of forced sterilization and America's quest for racial

In 1920, when Carrie was thirteen, her mother was sent to the Virginia
Colony for Epileptics and the Feeble-Minded. There, Carrie's mother was
sterilized. Four years later, Carrie herself became pregnant, most likely
after her foster parents' nephew forced himself upon her. To avoid scandal,
they had her committed to the Colony as well, where she gave birth to

The Colony's administrator decided to have Carrie, like her mother,
sterilized under a Virginia law that authorized the sterilization of the
"feeble-minded." This decision was appealed to the Supreme Court. And in the
1927 Buck v. Bell decision, Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote that "it is better
for all the world" if "society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit
from continuing their kind." He concluded his opinion with the words, "Three
generations of imbeciles are enough."

Holmes's third generation of "imbeciles" was Vivian, who was no such
thing—neither, for that matter, was Carrie. As Bruinius documents,
determinations of "feeblemindedness" and "imbecility" were based on little
more than pseudo-science and prejudice.

Yet, as the result of laws like Virginia's, perhaps hundreds of thousands
were forcibly sterilized.

As Holmes's use of the term unfit suggests, these laws were an attempt to
direct human evolution. This attempt to give evolution a hand was based,
fittingly enough, on the theories of Charles Darwin's cousin, Francis

Galton, like many of his fellow Victorian elites, was troubled by
demographic trends in nineteenth-century Britain. In his view, the "wrong
kind" of people were having the most children. If these trends continued,
the consequences for what he and others called the "British race" would be

His response was what he called eugenics, coming from the Greek word for
"well born." He, like his cousin, reasoned that man, in most important
respects, was just another animal. And just as human beings direct the
breeding of livestock, they can direct the breeding of their "race," as

In Galton's case, that direction took the form of encouraging the "fittest"
to marry and have children. In the United States, eugenics took the form of
preventing those deemed "unfit"—like Vivian's mother and grandmother—from
reproducing. But in their quest for "racial purity," they went beyond forced
sterilization and ended up with blood on their hands. That story, including
their influence on Hitler's Third Reich, is the subject of tomorrow's
"BreakPoint." It's a story whose final chapter is far from written, so
please read "BreakPoint" tomorrow.


Deadly Exports
Better for All the World?

April 7, 2006

Yesterday, I told you the story of how Darwinism, mixed with pseudo-science
and prejudice, resulted in the forcible sterilization of countless
Americans. But the impact of the American eugenics movement was felt far
beyond the United States, with horrifying results.

In his new book, Better for All the World, Harry Bruinius tells how America
became the "guiding light" of the eugenics movement.

While the eugenicists' preferred instrument was mass sterilization, that was
not the only tool in their demonic toolkit. They also advocated segregation
of the "unfit" and even euthanasia.

If these last two sound familiar, that's because, as Bruinius tells us, what
the Germans called "racial hygiene" was based on American efforts. While
serving time in Landsberg prison in the 1920s, Adolf Hitler read The Passing
of the Great Race by American eugenicist Madison Grant and called it "my

After the Nazis came to power, they naturally looked to the United States as
a model. The Nazi sterilization law explicitly cited a similar California
statute. The Nazis, who were not restrained by what Grant called "mistaken"
and "sentimental" beliefs in "divine law" and "the sanctity of human life,"
soon surpassed their American teachers. This prompted one American
eugenicist to admiringly proclaim, "The Germans are beating us at our own

It was not until the defeat of Germany and the full horror of the Nazi
eugenic program and medical experiments became widely known that eugenics
became discredited. Actually, it was the expression eugenics, more than the
idea itself, that was discredited. While overtly racist eugenics is
hopefully a thing of the past, what we might call the "eugenic temptation"
is very much alive and well.

For instance, women seeking donor insemination are practicing a kind of
eugenics. In seeking donors who meet certain physical and intellectual
criteria, they are following in the footsteps of Francis Galton, Darwin's
cousin, and the father of modern eugenics.

The more obvious contemporary example of "directing human evolution"—what
Christians call "playing God"—is biotechnology. As philosopher Peter
Augustine Lawler has written, biotechnology is about more than "the
eradication of some particularly horrible diseases such as Alzheimer's."
It's about the reinvention of what it means to be human.

Specifically, what's being promised is a world where those who are
considered "unfit" never are born and, thus, never are a burden on the rest
of us. Whether we admit or not, we still seek the improvement of the "race"
by identifying those who carry "undesirable" traits and preventing their

What we are doing to babies with Down syndrome, who have been "targeted for
elimination" by doctors, governments, and insurance companies, is only the
beginning. The more we learn about the genetic basis of "undesirable"
traits, the longer the list of those we "target."

The only thing standing in the way of this are the same people who stood in
the way of the old eugenics: Christians. As Bruinius tells us, it was
Christians, people like Billy Sunday and William Jennings Bryan, who led the
opposition to eugenics in the United States. And in Britain, it was G. K.
Chesterton, the great writer.

If the "new eugenics" is to be stopped, it's because today's believers in
"divine law" and the "sanctity of human life" are prepared to join this
distinguished company.
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From Sea to Sea
Joe Boot

Many Christians do not really understand the Christian worldview. Many do
not know the historic biblical plotline and how it all relates. While
recognizing they have a relationship with God through Christ, many are
unsure as to why this salvation is a universal truth and necessity for
all. Many are even unsure as to how their present relationship with
Christ relates to history and the future. All this leads to a profound
doubt and lack of confidence with respect to the evangelistic task. Why
would we share the good news if we cannot fully articulate why it is good?

The plotline and great story of Scripture places the gospel of Christ in
its overall context, making it intelligible, meaningful, and compelling.
The biblical view of history is paradise lost to paradise regained in the
eternal plan of God. The good news of salvation is necessary for all
because there is, indeed, bad news. Something is very wrong! We need
Christ and his sacrificial death to redeem us from the curse and restore
humanity to himself. It is a story worth telling.

As we recover biblical literacy in the church and the consequent
appreciation of the Christian worldview Christians themselves will have a
coherent and compelling comprehension of the message they will want to
share. And when our message is both coherent and compelling,
non-believers who find Christianity something of a mystery will begin to
grasp what it is these "proclaimers of strange divinities" (Acts 17) are
talking about.

True evangelism is a comprehensible communication and announcement of the
dramatic action and rule of God in history culminating in the advent of
Christ, his life, death, and resurrection. This does not mean that
friendship, social action, literature, and the arts do not greatly
contribute to people's receptivity to the gospel--they do. Our call is to
be living letters devoted to an evangelistic lifestyle. But without this
clear explanation and declaration, our task is incomplete. This is why I
believe that apologetics--giving a reasoned defense and justification for
belief--is inseparable from evangelism itself.

Of course, to share the faith can be intimidating at times, especially
with friends and family. But there is perhaps nothing more wonderful or
joyous in the Christian life than having the opportunity to lead someone
to faith in Christ as we are co-workers with the Holy Spirit in his
miraculous activity. Just to be a link in the chain of a person's journey
to faith is one of the greatest privileges afforded to us.

People need meaningful friendship, but above all they need Christ. Why
not begin praying for two or three people, that God would bring them to
faith and use you in the process? Why not take the opportunity this year
to begin to step out in a new God-given confidence in sharing your faith?
If you have no sphere of influence, pray that God will bring you one. Last
year I joined a local soccer league and invested in relationships with my
neighbors in order to build more relationships with those lost and without
Christ in this world. I am constantly amazed by the work God is doing in
every heart to draw people to himself, and how open people can be to
hearing about the hope that is in us.

As we find our identity and confidence in Christ, put our faith in the
truth of his Word, grow in our knowledge, and depend on the Holy Spirit
for his enabling, we can be confident that God will grant us success. Let
us remember that God is love and He sent his Son into the world to seek and
save the lost. He has a vested interest. And let us look to God that He
would move again from sea to sea.

Joe Boot is executive director of Ravi Zacharias International
Ministries in Canada.
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But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- - Isaac Watts

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