Monday, December 15, 2008


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 creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully, Ben Stein

Cat's note:
This is another of those emails that gets passed around from time to time, so you may have seen it before. I did shorten it to only that part that pertains to the Holiday season.

I appreciate that Mr. Stein voices his opinion on this subject and I have to agree with him. It does not offend me to see symbols of religions other than those of my own Christian faith. What offends me is that there is a minority of people that refuse to honor the foundations of this great country as it was built...on faith, patriotism, loyalty, liberty...the list goes on. And I could go on as well, but I will leave it at that.

1 comment:

js said...

Don't forget...

to forgive!