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    Boris sent me this today. If you want to know what is happening to us this is pretty good. Thought I would share. I have not checked to see if Ben Stein really said this but anyway somebody should.


    Words from Ben Stein






    The following
    was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning



    Commentary.

    My confession:


    I am a Jew, and 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 and sisters celebrati ng
    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 .
    If people want a creche, 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, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for
    being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and 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 and 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 and 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 and
    Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?'
    (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and
    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 and 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 and 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, and 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, and 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 and we might damage their self-esteem
    (Dr Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what
    he's talking about. And we said OK.

    Now we're asking
    ourselves why our children have no conscience, why
    they


    don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't
    bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and
    themselves.

    Probably, if we think about it long and hard
    enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with
    'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

    Funny how simple it is for people to
    trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell Funny how we
    believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.
    Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like
    wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people
    think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene
    articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is
    suppressed in the school and workplace.

    Are you laughing yet?






    My Best Regards, Honestly
    and respectfully,


    Ben
    Stein
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    He's absolutely right. He is basically showing what the consequences are of PC run amuck. Of course those so-called guardians of the Constitution over there at the ACLU seem to think that there is some kind of Constitutional protection against being offended, when in fact there is none. I have always felt that if something offends you, you should turn away from it, not try to suppress it. But that's just me, I guess.

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    Check it out on Snopes if you have any faith in them to see what they say about it.

    snopes.com: Ben Stein on Christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    Check it out on Snopes if you have any faith in them to see what they say about it.

    snopes.com: Ben Stein on Christmas
    Thanks. Glade to see it checked out.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Ben Stein is often one of the saner voices on the TV set. The world he would like is one I'd not have too much trouble living in. Tolerance with a 'live-and-let-live' attitude would immediately solve most of the problems on this planet.

    Unfortunately, too many people have some point of view, idea, belief, act, or attitude they think the rest of the world should have forced upon them.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

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    Yes we will have peace even if it kills us.He is right on with this .

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