Thursday, December 20, 2012


Jada and Scully
have given me permission to
use today's blog to reprint this
thought provoking message.
I'm hoping noone is
offended but if  that
happens,  I am sorry
but so be it.
XO  Ellie

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 workplac e.

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


  1. Have you seen the Ben Stein movie, 'Expelled'? Worth buying on DVD and sharing with your friends! Good article. I also think it's so ridiculous that we glorify celebrities for acting out the worst types of violence, give them awards for doing so, and say it has nothing at all to do with our children acting out violently. Seriously?? I truly think it's time that thinking people boycott all the violent movies and video games designed to make money at the expense of our children.

  2. Great message.

  3. Wow! Isn't that powerful? I like him and think he has his head on straight- Great message, Ellie- If you DO offend someone maybe they NEED to be offended- xo Diana

  4. Thank you Ellie, for posting this from from Mr. Ben Stein. I totally agree and more!! I am forwarding this to my FB! GOD BLESS YOU, my blogging sister! Roxie

  5. I received this in an e-mail and thought it was very thought provoking and very true. I passed it on to several of my email contacts and am glad to see it posted here.

  6. Thank you, Ellie! Very appropriate!

  7. Thank you for sharing.


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