Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hope You Had A Merry CHRISTmas and Blessings For the New Year!

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it doesn't 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 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.
- Ben Stein (read it in its entirety at http://www.benstein.com/121805xmas.html )


dmarks said...

Atheism is a rather intolerant faith, and it has its share of ayatollahs.

EatYourOkra said...
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EatYourOkra said...

dmarks-atheists are a rather angry lot. I don't understand why someone would want to be that angry all the time.

Tina Hemond said...

It is the culture of progressive government that is misusing the Constitution - the document calls for a separation of church and state as relates to a federal theocracy - it does not go any further - and those that have "interpreted" that one clause to mean otherwise, did so out of political ideology.