A Smart Man,,,,,,,,,,, Ben Stein Said...

A Smart Man,,,,,,,,,,, Ben Stein Said............

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Since: Aug 12

Greensburg, KY

#1 Dec 5, 2012
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

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. 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 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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Mortgage Mom

Lexington, KY

#2 Dec 5, 2012
I admire Ben Stein and agree with many of his insights. Some are too simplistic for a complicated world. When he gets to history and points out that we are not learning, he's right on!

Since: Nov 12

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#3 Dec 5, 2012
awesome post kellso!...and it's all very true. i'm an agnostic and i still loved reading it.
Thinking

Lexington, KY

#4 Dec 5, 2012
What would the world be like if we followed the New Testament covenant that Jesus Christ brought us instead of constantly battling against it.
Are the points that Mr. Stein brings up coincidental or consequential.
I believe America as a country has turned from God and we are seeing the consequences of it daily.
Truth Be Told

Greenbrier, AR

#5 Dec 5, 2012
Thinking wrote:
What would the world be like if we followed the New Testament covenant that Jesus Christ brought us instead of constantly battling against it.
Are the points that Mr. Stein brings up coincidental or consequential.
I believe America as a country has turned from God and we are seeing the consequences of it daily.
I beleive you are an idiotic moron for inserting your own personel reality, ignoring any facts for the comfort of your own imaginary fabricated fantasy world.
fact checking

Lexington, KY

#6 Dec 6, 2012
I'm only going to point out the one glaring falsehood in that much often copied and pasted piece.

Dr. Spock has two sons. Both are alive and well. That suicide rumor has been going around since the 80's. It wasn't true then, it isn't true now.

As for the rest, it's easier enough to check out before you blindly copy and paste something.

Since: Aug 12

Campbellsville, KY

#7 Dec 6, 2012
fact checking wrote:
I'm only going to point out the one glaring falsehood in that much often copied and pasted piece.
Dr. Spock has two sons. Both are alive and well. That suicide rumor has been going around since the 80's. It wasn't true then, it isn't true now.
As for the rest, it's easier enough to check out before you blindly copy and paste something.
Itss mindless slugs like yourself that en Stein is talking about Wake the hell up idiot!
fact checking

Lexington, KY

#9 Dec 6, 2012
Kellso wrote:
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Itss mindless slugs like yourself that en Stein is talking about Wake the hell up idiot!
If being a 'mindless slug' includes actively checking things for accuracy, instead of posting them blindly. Then, yes, thank you. I would very much rather be one of 'those' than the so called enlightened being you seem to think you are.
All I did was point out that someone wasn't dead, and you immediately resort to name calling. That's quite an impressive display of your intellect.*golf clap*
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/confes...
This is just one of several sources that will show you the mixed veracity in the piece you copied and pasted.

Since: Aug 12

Campbellsville, KY

#10 Dec 7, 2012
fact checking wrote:
<quoted text>If being a 'mindless slug' includes actively checking things for accuracy, instead of posting them blindly. Then, yes, thank you. I would very much rather be one of 'those' than the so called enlightened being you seem to think you are.
All I did was point out that someone wasn't dead, and you immediately resort to name calling. That's quite an impressive display of your intellect.*golf clap*
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/confes...
This is just one of several sources that will show you the mixed veracity in the piece you copied and pasted.
You cnt see the forrest for a bush, let alone the trees....... Stein was tryign to get across that the USA is going down the tubes because of yuppies and so called smart people that others blindly follow to oblivian,,,,,,,, Read and absorb the total meaning and as for copying and pasting,, I will copy and past things like this EVERYTIME i see something TRUTHFUL! See if you can find anything that says Ben Stein's message is wrong and YOU copy and paste it!

Since: Nov 12

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#11 Dec 7, 2012
kellso i like the fact that you posted a thought provoking thread. i didn't "check your facts" and could care less whether it's all true or all bs, it's better reading than the usual moronic threads that appear on this forum.

Since: Aug 12

Campbellsville, KY

#12 Dec 8, 2012
Electra Pleiades wrote:
kellso i like the fact that you posted a thought provoking thread. i didn't "check your facts" and could care less whether it's all true or all bs, it's better reading than the usual moronic threads that appear on this forum.
And I thank you......... we all should share meaningful things on here instead of things like 'who'z Charlie Brown banging now''Whoz the hot slut at 'McDonalds' and crap like that/

Since: Nov 12

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#13 Dec 8, 2012
agreed...ignore the name calling from the others. name calling during a debate is a sign of lack of imagination/creativity.

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