Thursday, October 17, 2013

Worth a Share!

Someone sent this to me in an email.  I am not trying to promote Ben Stein and I do not have a hidden agenda.  I typically shy away from posting things about religion or politics.  Not because I don't care, but because there are so many different views and opinions, the battle is lost before the first shot is fired.  I just thought this made a lot of sense and was worth a share.  Forward it if you like :)

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on the 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.

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 attacks, 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 okay.

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 okay.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities will 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 lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the schools and workplace.  Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Are you laughing yet?

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 what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and Respectfully,

Ben Stein

Well said, Ben Stein, well said.

R. K. Avery