Words from Ben Stein


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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


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

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

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

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,


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.
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.

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