Remarks from CBS Sunday Morning (everyone should read)

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PostFri Aug 29, 2008 11:23 pm » by Fatrock386



> 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 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
> crèche, 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 Nick and Jessica 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 Nick and Jessica 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 o f 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
> recently) 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 a nd workplace.
>
> Are you laughing yet?
> My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully, Ben Stein WELL SAID BEN! :flop:
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Benjamin Franklin,1759

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PostFri Aug 29, 2008 11:44 pm » by Qiqiba


Good one, thanks for sharing, fatrock386 ;)

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PostSat Aug 30, 2008 3:03 am » by Lowmank


thanks dude. Did you see that Expelled doc?

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PostSat Aug 30, 2008 3:45 am » by Prodigal


absolutely on point and absolutely correct. The fire from your comment can be felt by any who read and agree that this world IS GOING TO HELL in a handbasket and the word of God is the only truth there is...and most of us have turned our backs on it...and him.

It is past time that those who know the truth and want to live by it...must stand up and be counted as people of God!

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PostSat Aug 30, 2008 5:44 am » by Oldgrey


AMEN :flop:

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PostSat Aug 30, 2008 5:58 am » by Clawspiracy


For once or twice, I agree with you, Fatrock.
It's a Clawspiracy...
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