A skit about how various people view Christian doctrine. Based loosely on the old Rod Serling, Twilight Zone TV Show, this skit takes place in a police chiefís office during an applicantís job interview.

Characters:
1 boy that plays Rod Serling, the narrator. (should wear a suit)
2 other people, One plays the Police Chief (should wear a suit), and the other person plays the job applicant.

Props:
A setting that looks like an office.
A sign on the door that says "Police Chief".

Script:
    The scene opens on Rod Serling standing in front of the Police Chiefís
door. ("Police Chief" sign on door)
    Rod say, "In the "ME" world of MY feeling are the only ones that count, rules no longer seem to apply. Many people want their own feelings and desires to control how everyone lives their life. They do not understand that everyone has to live by rules. We are about to meet (name), who is applying for the job of Police Officer. (name) does not understand that everything, and everyone has to live by rules."

    Move to the applicant entering the Police Chiefís office. The Police chief and applicant greet each other and introduce themselves.

    The Police Chief says, "Well (name), it is always nice to have new people apply for jobs with the Police Dept. Tell me, what do think will be the things that you will like the most about being a Policeman.

    The applicant replies, "Well Chief (name), that is easy, I think it will be just great to ride on those big red trucks, and rescue people that are in burning houses. I love to work with water, and hoses".

    The Police Chief looks a bit surprised, and responds, "(name), I think that you may be a little confused. This is the Police Dept, I think that you are looking for the Fire Dept. We donít have any big red fire trucks here, and we donít work with water and hoses. The Fire Dept. does that. We arrest criminals, direct traffic, and make sure that everyone drives safely. The Fire Dept is next door."

    The Applicant, "Oh no Chief (name), I want to be a Policeman and ride the big red trucks, and rescue people that are in burning houses. I love to work with water, and hoses. Yes Sir, I want to be a Policeman".

    The Police Chief says, "But we donít do that kind of work. You see, there are rules that say that the Police Dept. arrest criminals, direct traffic, and make sure that everyone drives safely. And there are rules that say that the Fire Dept. has big red trucks, and rescue people that are in burning houses. And they work with water, and hoses. We each have standards that we use so that no one gets confused. Everyone knows what the Fire Dept. does, and what the Police Dept. does. If we where to change our rules for everyone that wanted to do something different there would be lots of confusion. Our rules are what make us special, and unique. We want to be special, and we want to be focused on our rules and our job.

    The applicant looks confused.

    Move the camera back to Rod Serling

    "A surprising number of people feel that they should be able to do whatever they want when ever they want. Our rules and standards make us who we are. Why should we lower our standards and become as confused as the people that want them lowered. Everything has rules, churches get their rules from God. Why would any church stop using their Supernatural rules from God, just to use some personís manmade rules?

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Written in July 1999