Friday, March 12, 2010

DS Awareness posters mocked on the web

Unfortunately the poster contest has been suspended again. This time it had nothing to do with counting errors or problems on their end. No, this time it was due to the malicious behavior of people who think ridiculing persons with special needs is a fun thing to do. There are sites on the internet now that have stolen the posters from the gallery and have modified them to mock the very point we were trying to make. My heart breaks. Not only for our loved ones who are being attacked, but for people in this world who can find no joy or honor in their own life without having to first tear someone else down.

Man honors intelligence as a god. That is why he mocks those whose brain functions differently from their own. They believe that different can not be good, or else they can not be "better." They take all their supposed intellect and measure it with a mere number, forgetting that the to be wise one must take the knowledge he has learned and put it to good use. Instead they take that number and wear it as a badge of honor and ridicule those who have a score much lower than their own. However, true wisdom and intelligence are demonstrated, not by the number of our IQ score, but in a "good life, by deeds done in... humility...the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere." (James 3:13-18)

James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom . 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such "wisdom " does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
NIV
My daughter has many of those qualities which means that she is wiser than the so-called "intellects" who would waste their valuable time manipulating images of persons with special needs to mock them. If they would only take the time to get to know them they would be shocked to find out how truly smart these people are. To anyone who may have done this to my daughter, know that we will pray for you and hope that one day your heart truly will be changed. Not just in ways that will make you see what a blessing each human life is, but in a way that will grant you the gift of eternal life. Forgiveness can be found in Jesus Christ, we hope that someday you will seek it.

Eph 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.
NIV

7 comments:

Julie said...

Lori I am so sorry it ended like this. You've shared some wonderful scripture and I admire the way you handled the outcome. God bless you and Gess. :)

Beverly said...

oh Lori. I couldnt sleep last night thinking of this. makes me so ill and so mad.

Josette said...

It is beyond my comprehension that someone would do something like that. How sad, for them as well, what it says about them. I agree with your WISE words about true wisdom rather than the intellect that man has made God.

Tara said...

Very nice perspective. They are to be pitied.

stephanie said...

Lori this turns my stomach! but the scripture you have shared is beautiful and true and helps. Thanks

Julana said...

It's their loss.

The poor we will always have with us. There is more than one way of being poor.

Ruby's Mom said...

Great post Lori.

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