That phrase is misquoted so many times it's crazy.  So we need to get it right, Spare the rod, spoil the child is NOT in the BIBLE.  That phrase was from a poem that was written in the 17th century and has some how become a biblical proverb, except it doesn't exist in the Bible.  IF you don't believe me then look for yourself.

It's the same with the phrase "separation of church and state".  People, even EDUCATED people believe that that phrase appears somewhere in the Constitution,  Well it doesn't.  It's not in any legal document.  The phrase came from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson or maybe it was written to Thomas Jefferson... whatever. The point is, it's not in the Constitution. So whenever you see some crazed person carrying around a sign claiming his rights were violated and that government doesn't abide by the "separation of church and state law", tell him to read his damned Constitution and stop coining a phrase that has NO LEGAL ramifications. 

"God helps those who help themselves.", also not in the Bible. 

Let's get it right ladies! 

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Jun. 2, 2008 at 8:22 PM simple smile

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Jun. 12, 2008 at 2:33 AM that is so true, you nailed it!!

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Jul. 11, 2008 at 4:20 PM Thank you for spreading the word.

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