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Rules of Engagement Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22

Rules of Engagement

In a demented and demon-haunted society, our Lord is at work to deliver us from destruction - provided we wisely and courageously do our part to engage the world around us. But what are the rules?

The FBI has them, as well as the U.S. military and NATO.

Janet Reno and the INS had them when they grabbed Elian Gonzalez in a pre-dawn raid on April 22, 2000.

Rules of engagement (ROE).

Fathers have them for their teenage daughters.

Here's a few of the highlights of one father's "Application for Permission to Date My Daughter":

After asking for standard information like name, date of birth, IQ, GPA and Boy Scout rank, the application then asks,

• Do you own a van? YES/NO

• Do you own a truck with oversized tires? YES/NO

• Do you own a waterbed? YES/NO

• Do you have an earring, nose ring or belly-button ring? YES/NO

• Do you own a pickup with a mattress in the back? YES/NO

• Do you have a tattoo? YES/NO

The application then notes: If YES to any of the above, discontinue application and leave the premises immediately.

Other items on the application include:

• In 50 words or less, what does LATE mean to you?

• In 50 words of...

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