VOLUME 11 NO. 5
FEBRUARY 8. 1988
But Who Cares?
There Is trouble in Israel. You
know that if, recently, you've picked up
a newspaper or caught Dan Rather on
the nightly news round up, Talk about
dirty laundry. The statistics are:
twenty-nine Palestinians dead and
1,000 in jail, some possibly on the way
to deportation. Who cares?
isn't this a lot like the sports page
where you pick and chose which scores
are Important and which are not? It's
only Important if your favorite team is
playing. In this case you'd have to be an
Israeli Jew fan or pull for the West
These aren't ball scores and it
ain't no game. There is a civil war
going on in the Holy Land. Remember,
this is the former home of many great
men of history. Who cares?
Well, to be sure, there are at least
two Palestinian families that are
concerned. Last week, as Newsweek
magazine reported; an Isreali soldier
shot a young woman hanging out
laundry. Also last week, according to
the New York Times, another of the
rebels was shot and killed. The Arab
terrorist was 10 years old.
The violence, in no way, is
completely isolated against the
Palestinians, The Palestine Liberation
Army has seen to that in the past,
through acts of terrorism, Jews are
afraid to walk the streets of Isreali
cities after the stabbing that took
place in the old city of Jerusalem
The villlan is not defined In Isreal
as simply as a villlan is defined in the
last episode of the A-Team. Who is
right. Who is wrong? This is not the
issue. There is no black and white. If
you believe there is— either stop
reading or suspend support of your team
long enough to place yourself in the
shoes of the other team.
As Christians, we are not called on
to love one another according to a
stringent set of guidelines and criteria.
Christ told us to love our enemies,
whether they are Redskins, Broncos,
Jews or Palestinians. Let's pray for all
the people In the land where our Lord
Sex Talks to
Sex will be the topic in a series of
sermons called the "Staley
Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture
Program." This program is featured at
Montreat-Anderson and at other
colleges throughout the United States.
It 'was started In 1969 by the Thomas F.
Staley Foundation of New York. The
purpose of these events is to
communicate the gospel to the nation's
college students. They are also open to
The speaker will be Stephen A.
Hayner, He is the vice president for
Student Affairs at Seattle Pacific
University, He holds degrees from
various American Universities and a
Ph.D. from Scotland. Dr. Hayner has
v^orked many different areas of
Christian service. He is a friend of
Dean McDov;e11 and was one of the
ministers that officiated at the Dean's
wedding in 1984 Dr, Hayner is married
and has two children.
The meetings will take place Monday
February 15 at 10:00 A,M, and 7:00 P.M.,
Tuesday the 16th at 10:00 A.M, and 7:00
P.M, and and conclude with the 10:00
A.M, chapel on Wednesday the I7th,
Things ‘will be complicated on the
Monday Schedule, Here's how it will be
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WE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO!
This year’s M-AC basketball team,
as most of you know, has been one of
the best ever, if not M best ever! The
team's opening games were exciting but
it seems as if with every game the
players get more excited about the fans
and the fans get more excited about the
Beating the 7th ranked team in the
nation last semester and winnng the
Little Brown Jug tournament has only
increased the affection for the team on
the part of the fans.
Last week, the cheerleaders
Invited the college to a special dinner
for the team in the cafeteria and are
planning to do the same for the girls
team. The dinner was a success. One of
the cheerleaders commented that she
couldn’t believe how much the guys ate.
She also ,^id the team "loved having
us wait on themrend everyone just had a
blast!" ■ ' ■
I don't want to overlook the girls
basketball team either. .Sometimes it
seems as if they don't get' as much
support or recognition. I think though.
that all their efforts have also added to
a heightened level of school spirit.
I think the most recognizable
attribute that both our teams have
though is their great sportsmanship.
When I see one of our guys or girls
helping an opponent up off the floor,
that's when I want to stand up and
cheer the most.
Thanks to both the teams and all
the fans lor making this basketball
season a great success.
Has America Been
Unfortunately, I believe that the
American public has indeed been
Reganized. And I think it will have a
profound effect on the upcoming
election as a result.
However, before I go any farther, I
should first clearly define just what I
mean by "Reganized". I believe Ted
Koppel put it best by coining the phrase
"Vannanized" in a speech he made
before the graduating class at Duke
University last May. He defines it as
follows; "When the American people
praise someone when we can't honestly
decide what it is they do, but we know
that they do it right." While he will not
commit this theory directly to
President Reagan, I have this feeling
“Vannanized" was once "Reganized". The
name was, changed to protect the-
Innocent, or in Reagan's case, the
clueless. After all, Vanna White can
not provide the retribution against
Koppel that the Regan administration
As I sit at night and watch the
news, this theory becomes more
evident. Of the thirteen Presidential
candidates on either side, only three
are adequately qualified to fill the
office of President effectively. Bush
and Dole for the Republican party and
Gary Hart for the Democrats. But like
previous Presidential elections, it is
not the issues that will decide who
wins the election. It's the person who
comes off better in front of the camera.
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