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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 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.

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 of 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 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 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 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 wor ld is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

So I made a fake myspace account. It’s a male myspace account that all my chick friends have access too, and we all use it too add our boyfriends exes to be nosey and look at them and their accounts. Yes I know, we’re women we’re CRAZY AS FUCK! But I told boyfriend this, and he laughed, and didn’t care. See, isn’t he amazing!?

Anyways, one of my friends baby daddy exes posted that article above and I read it. And it just made me really think. Religion fascinates me, different religions they are all different. But for some reason I have always been super hateful on Christians. Why? I celebrate Christmas. I sorta celebrate Easter. Talking about jewish people and their beliefs I am super interested in and find it all cool, same with buddism and such. But any time someone mentions jesus, and god and the bible I get super annoyed and usually angry. I believe in god so why do I get angry? I finally figured it out. It is because of all those reasons listed above. In school, whenever anything religious came up it was looked down upon. I still have a vague memory in 4th grade someone getting in trouble for wanting to lead a prayer before a test. Also, I LOVE THEM TO DEATH, but my family is very non-religious. They sorta frown upon and get annoyed of religion too, so naturally I joined in with them. But when my friends talk about it, sometimes the things they say too me are so right and make me smile and sort of believe in the better of things. I mean again, I don’t believe in the EXACT word of the bible, and recently I read that it is not all supposed to be taken seriously, but I do believe in a god and maybe I should start rethinking some things over. This doesn’t mean I am going to go to church every Sunday or anything, but, it is nice to think someone higher up is looking over me and I can ask for help. Tonight I had also went grocery shopping with my dad. I had went off about how crazy and stupid Palin is (after he had to remark how hot she is). I said how dumb it is that she doesn’t support sex ed in schools and birth control! And he explained to me that everyone has their beliefs and that we need to respect them. Not everyone agrees with my beliefs but people will respect them. Then I just mumbled all of America is going to end up like her slutty 17 year old. But who am I to judge her situation? Long story short, I need to be more accepting of christian and catholic beliefs (no matter how crazy they are) and find the fascination in them.

And also sometimes I want to be jewish still because they have the coolest weedings!

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So beings that my last few posts were more informative news stories, I have a topic that’s been the itchy scratch for awhile now and I am curious on peoples sides and arguments.

My boyfriend and I got into our first “fight” the other night online (The reason I put quotation marks is because it wasn’t really a fight but more like a high school debate). And usually this would be something to break people up, I know it’s been my dividing point in relationships in the past. The fact that we could work it out and be fine about it only makes me happier that he is so amazing!

Anyways, my topic is the oh-so-overrated topic of

G O D!!!

Now, boyfriend comes from a Christian family, and believes in the word of the bible. He believes god created humans and that Noahs Ark happened and that Jesus walked on water yadda yadda yadda you know the stories.

I on the other hand, do not. I have always been a science type of girl. I believe in the big bang, that humans became Neanderthals and that evolution and natural selection is what has been making our world continue life. And why shouldn’t that be right?

With science, you can actually hold the physical evidence in your hands and study it! We find bones of half human and half monkey remains from so many years ago. So where is Jesus’ proof? For all we know the bible was written by two really drunk guys and it was meant to be taken as a fictional book, but of course someone stumbled upon it, believed it and decided to worship it hence the EVOLUTION of Christians. Look at Harry Potter for sakes! I think there is already a cult out there worshiping it! Who’s not to say in a couple hundred years its a huge religion that people worship and spat over?

Boyfriend: “Well how come they found fish bones up on top of some mountains and salt water in the snow?”

Me: “Because alot of continents used to be underwater and when two plates collide the push the earth up and form mountains.”

Boyfriend: “Then how come the Turkish government wont let anyone up there and are keeping under guard?”

Me: “Because it’s a conspiracy like Area 51.”

Am I not correct on that one?

Me: “Well if god believes in love everybody and treat them fairly, why did he allow the Nazis to kill millions of people? And what about the crusaders they did it in the name of god! Why did he allow such a thing?”

Boyfriend: “Well then they weren’t real Christians were they? They are probably burning in hell right now?”

Again, am I not right? If god were watching and not happy wouldn’t he sit up on his big cloud and smitten the Nazis with lightning for giving him a bad name? And what about the genocides right now? Thats not very fair and it’s been going on for years.

Me: “Okay so there is NO WAY Noahs Ark could have happened? Why did he pick 2 of every animal, and Noah, and drowned the whole world!? Thats not very nice.”

Boyfriend: “Because he wanted to basically cleanse the earth and rid all evil and Noah was the most devoted and worshiper of God.”

……what?…..

Boyfriend: “April if god didn’t exist we as humans wouldn’t know right from wrong, good from evil. We’d just be animals.”

Me: “Yes we would! It’s just part of human nature that we have evolved into! Just like Animals know how to take control of packs and hunt for food and migrate and know not too attack their own kind unless they are causing problems.”

Like Scar on Lion King! He was evil and they attacked! =] lol. Also aren’t Dolphins like, geting reall smart now? They might be the next kind of humans! Water humans or something. -gasp- OOOO Mermaids!!!

We went on for over an hour debating this and the length of the conversation could have been a days length or writing! I wish I had it all but I don’t want to give away too much. I WILL say he did have a few good points on stuff. There was one thing that really triggered me but I forgot what it was. I’m a horrible person I know.

So I am curious on other peoples P.O.V on this topic. Religion is def intressting. I just really hate crazy people who think t.v, and getting your period is wrong (They are out there). Or the ones who protest soldiers funerals because they say its gods punishment or something.

MY MAIN view on god and stuff tho…. I don’t want to say I COMPLETELY don’t believe in him. I mean it’s nice to believe there is a higher power out there somewhere.

I think to think god WAS the big bang that created everything. And he looks like a clump of starts and sounds like a computer, like the god Bender meets in Futurama. Maybe the world is just a Dungeons and Dragons map and he likes to pick things up once in awhile and paint their silver pants blue (AKA, change genetic coding ALLOWING us to evolve).

I just don’t understand how people can believe in Adam and Eve and Noahs Ark and Jesus walking on water and parting the sea. I mean, thats just too much Criss Angel Shit for me to handle (Also I think it was moses that parted the sea haha). I mean if Adam and Eve were the only two people, then, we’d all be super deformed wouldn’t we be?

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