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Ben Stine said WHAT?!

 
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I Copied this from a Wall Post on Facebook. This is not, in any way, my work, but it's worth sharing, I think!


Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as “Holiday Trees” for th...e first time this year which prompted CBS presenter, Ben Stein, to present this piece which I would like to share with you. I think it applies just as much to many countries as it does to America . . .



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


My confession:

I am a jewish, 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, bejewelled 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 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. If people want a crib, 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 jewish, 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? 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 Hurricane 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 neighbour 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 okay.

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?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it.... no one will know you did. But if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein
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Happy Winterval OP!

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wall of text wins
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Good post.
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God is their fig leaf and Ben Stine knows it
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clappa
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11/07/2011 11:21 PM
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Good post.
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A good post is what you need for Festivus.
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I often wonder what happened to us as a nation. This really helps to explain our slide. From the top down, America has become like an arrogant child. And now we're gonna get it.
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I dont care for religion or bibles at all for myself but, see how it does good for a few others.I do believe in god and to push god out is a badd idea and thus the power of what he is saying.fun4
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If there is a god i hope he hates manipulative liars
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11/08/2011 12:35 AM
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[link to www.snopes.com]

I dont like Dr. Spock.... but lies are lies.
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11/08/2011 12:57 AM

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SPOT ON!

RIGHT ON!


Great Message..

I hope all will read and take heed..
Susie

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11/08/2011 01:16 AM
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(Dr. Spock's son committed suicide)

No, it was his Grandson
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I think it really boils down to...

sovereign individuals are naturally repelled by somebody else's truth being crammed down their throat.
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Worthless right-wing drivel.

whatever
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11/08/2011 02:11 AM
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Good piece and good points, but I question whether Ben Stein actually wrote that. There are some punctuation errors and he uses the term the "Lord" which is a Christian term, I've never heard a Jewish person speak of the Lord. I'd be interested to know if he truly wrote it, if so perhaps he was keeping his audience in mind and wrote accordingly.
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11/08/2011 02:21 AM
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I was right, he wrote such a piece, but it was changed.

Here is the original:

[link to www.snopes.com]
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11/08/2011 02:48 AM
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Oh shut up Ben Stein, most of the people who pushed for these changes were athetistic, communistic jewish people with their political correctness and tolerance whining. And everytime you cry antisemtism like the bitch you are, you're defending them.
"White privilege" is the liberal religion's version of Original Sin: you are born guilty, and you carry that burden of guilt all your life, and the only way to escape eternal damnation is for white people confess their sin, to bow, kneel and believe the dogma of the Church of Liberalism, genuflect at its altars, honor its saints, fill the collection plate, and never, ever doubt.

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