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a message from Ben Stein

I have heard this before, it is good so wanted to pass it on here:

The following was Written by Ben Stein & Recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
My confession:
I am a Jew & every single one of my Ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas Trees - I don't feel threatened - I don't feel discriminated against.. That's what they are, Christmas Trees.


It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a Ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all Brothers & Sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a Manger Scene on display at a key intersection near my Beach House in Malibu .. it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew & I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who Believe in God are Sick & Tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly Atheist Country. I can't find it in the Constitution & I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: Where did the idea come from that we should WORSHIP CELEBRITIES & we aren't allowed to Worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these Celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is NOT intended to be a joke; it's NOT funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's Daughter was interviewed on the Early Show & Jane Clayson asked her "How could God let something like this happen?" (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely Profound & Insightful response.. She said, "I believe God is deeply Saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our Schools, to get out of our Government & to get out of our Lives. And being the Gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His Blessing & His Protection if we Demand He leave us alone?"

In light of recent events - terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare, (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago), complained she didn't want Prayer in our Schools & we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not Kill, thou shalt not Steal & Love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our Children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped & we might damage their Self-Esteem, (Dr. Spock's Son Committed Suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about & we said okay..

Now we're asking ourselves why our Children have no Conscience, why they don't know Right from Wrong & why it doesn't bother them to Kill Strangers, their Classmates & Themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long & hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a Great Deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW."

My Best Regards, Honestly & Respectfully,

Ben S

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