Find God.... Again!
Originally published on April 9th, 2014
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A reminder that our only hope is that we find GOD - again - before it is too late ! !
We are told that the following text was written by Ben Stein (1) and recited by him on
CBS Sunday Morning Commentary on 18 December 2005, one week before
Christmas. Snopes informs us that this text was slightly changed in
form but not in content. The original transcript of the show may be
found at Snopes (2).
Ben Stein's confession:
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 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
beautifully 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're slighting me or getting ready to put me in a
ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. I shows that we're all brothers and
sisters celebrating this happy time of year.
It doesn't bother me one bit that
there's a manger scene on display at a key intersection at my beach
house in Malibu.
If people want a crèche, fine.
The menorah a few hundred yards away is fine, too.
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.
The following text was added as Mr. Stein's confessions made it through
the internet. We include it because we agree with the add-ons as much
as we agree with Mr. Steins' words.
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.
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 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
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 most forward this or
similar messages, it will not send it to many on one's address list
because one's not sure what they believe, or what they will think of
Funny how we can be more worried
about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
Our challenge to the reader: Pass it on to your full list if you if you
have the courage to do so.
(1) Benjamin Jeremy
"Ben" Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American
writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic
issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American
presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Stein has frequently written
commentaries on economic, political, and social issues, along with
financial advice to individual investors. (Source)
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