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Ninevah Or Sodom

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Ninevah Or Sodom

I saw a movie the other day,
 made back in fifty seven:
 This was when I was very young,
 not much more than eleven.

 The setting was a New England town,
 and It was considered obscene at the time.
 A romantic story called Peyton Place -
 with no profanity, no nudity, and little crime.

 As I watched, I began to think:
 "My God" how far we've gone,
 from opinion then, to opinion now, -
 Have our hearts turned into stone?

 It has been a mere fifty years,
 this sobering contrast with the past.
 How swift our journey to the sewer:
 Will God's judjment come as fast?

 It seems we've lost all restraint,
 nothing is condemned as taboo.
 Was the hippie era such a shock
 that no kind of filth seems askew?

 Can we hope for that rare repentence,
 as ancient Ninevah realized:
 or, have we lost all sense of decency,
 which resulted in Sodom's demise?

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 Jonah3:10 - "they turned from their wicked
 ways, and the Lord spared Ninevah.
 Genesis19:24 - the Lord rained fire 
 upon Sodom.

 Lionel

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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 7:52:00 PM

    I love your straightforwardness. The boldness with which you write is so needed. I'm impressed.

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 9:06:00 AM

    This is a very good warning. Well done.