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Ben Stein's confession
Virtue Online ^ | 11-10-12 | Ben Stein

Posted on 11/17/2012 7:32:25 AM PST by ReformationFan

"The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

[Ben Stein] 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."

(Excerpt) Read more at virtueonline.org ...


TOPICS: History; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: americaindecline; antitheism; atheistsupremacists; benstein; culturewar; idolworship; religion; secularhumanism; stein

1 posted on 11/17/2012 7:32:27 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan
Bingo!! WE said...OK...HO HUM......we've kicked God, mostly JESUS, out of America and replaced him with ABORTION and GAYS GALORE, and He has removed His hand of GRACE from America.

Bad things happen when good men do nothing.

2 posted on 11/17/2012 7:35:57 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: ReformationFan

OK


3 posted on 11/17/2012 7:40:20 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

In 1962, the USSC banned prayer in public schools. This country has been slouching towards Gomorrah ever since.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 8:12:18 AM PST by Signalman
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To: ReformationFan
We reap the world that will take care of us when we get old by the seeds we sow when young and through the seeds of values and ideals we plant and nurture in our children's minds, along with those weeds we allow to take over.

Looking around, our gardens are a mess! Time to clean up those gardens that sustain us, now and for the future.

The noxious weeds are taking over and soon those gardens will no longer provide. It's time to till under the BS we've spread around and replant again in fresh, clean soil.

5 posted on 11/17/2012 8:42:16 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: ReformationFan

I’ll never forget what the late Dr. James D. Kennedy spoke as an analogy of the hammer and anvil. He said all down through history there have been attempts to wipe out any references to the Almighty One and that no matter how many times or how hard the strikes of the hammer that the anvil never breaks and cannot be shattered. This is a source of great comfort and relief that the enemies of the Almighty will never, ever ultimately succeed in their striking, arrogant madness and rebellion against Him-—bless His Holy name forever and ever.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 9:00:23 AM PST by tflabo
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To: ReformationFan

Now if we could just straighten Ben out on tax policy.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 9:02:12 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: tflabo

Indeed. Thank you for sharing. I loved D. James Kennedy. If it weren’t for him, I might never have ended up in his denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America(PCA).


8 posted on 11/17/2012 10:14:42 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/confessions.asp


9 posted on 11/17/2012 12:18:35 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ReformationFan.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 1:12:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Signalman

Well Ben: It’s like this son.

You better get used to it,because we are becoming a less Godless country every day.

Millions of Catholics just told the Church to kiss their azz Nov. 6th, American Jews told Israeli Jews to suck off, Millions of Protestants are switching to Homo pastors.

If there is a God, and he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, we cannot be far behind.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 1:31:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Signalman

So you would bring back compulsory, i.e., state-mandated, prayer as the cure-all for the nation’s decline? Ridiculous!


12 posted on 11/17/2012 1:32:05 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans

Compulsory, state-mandated prayer?!!

What kind of history books have you been reading?


13 posted on 11/17/2012 1:37:25 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

That is all that is prohibited. What do you call it when the school administrator tells the kids to bow their heads and recite a prayer wriiten and approved by the principal.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 1:42:29 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans; Signalman
In 1962, the USSC banned prayer in public schools. This country has been slouching towards Gomorrah ever since.

So you would bring back compulsory, i.e., state-mandated, prayer as the cure-all for the nation’s decline? Ridiculous!

Gee! That is EXACTLY what I got from Signalman's post/s. He MUST have meant that he supports state-mandated prayer/s. He could NOT have been commenting on how our nation has turned away from God, and how God has turned away from our nation. It's only about state-mandated prayer.

Some people will never understand what we've done to this nation.

15 posted on 11/17/2012 1:43:04 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: ReformationFan

“Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.”


16 posted on 11/17/2012 1:47:12 PM PST by thecodont
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To: SoldierDad

Yes, when he complained about removal of compulsory prayer, I made the crazy assumption he wants it back. I do not want any government official telling me when, where, and how to pray. The USSC got it right in1962, and conservative efforts to reverse it are wrong- headed, even if good-hearted.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 1:50:06 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans

Complained? You are aware of what happens when you make assumptions, correct?


18 posted on 11/17/2012 1:51:34 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

Sorry Soldier Dad, I should have said “rejoiced over.” Of course it was a complaint.


19 posted on 11/17/2012 1:54:14 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: thecodont

Indeed. A natural consequence of having no fear of God is instead having the absolute fear of man.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Last of the Mohicans

Fail. He stated an opinion. Judging from the ever growing moral crisis in this country, I’d say there is much evidence to support that opinion.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 2:07:07 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

Why don’t we let him explain it.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 2:37:12 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans

Yeah, you’re right. I don’t want my g/kids bowing seven times a day toward mecca or praying a generic pre approved prayer of any sort.

I started public school in 1951 in small conservative town, Missouri. Graduated from H.S. in 1963 and never heard a teacher or student pray aloud. I’m sure some teachers and students prayed silently, they still can, nothing at all stopping them, no government approval required.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 7:44:02 PM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Signalman
we watched HS football today, it was to win the right to go onto the championship....

our team lost....

but afterward, BOTH teams, all of them plus lots of coaches and parents, gathered in a circle and got down on kneews and prayed.....it was just a beautiful gesture....

of course it would have been outlawed if it as part of the planned program...

24 posted on 11/17/2012 11:33:28 PM PST by cherry
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To: TBP

Ben Stein is a phony btw.....I understand that he supported Al Frankin...a total leftist arrogant bigmouth...


25 posted on 11/17/2012 11:34:45 PM PST by cherry
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