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Ray McInerny, Sr., and his wife Jean, have lived in New Berlin for 32 years.  A retired graphic artist, he now paints for his own enjoyment. This blog will attempt to present items of general interest to his New Berlin neighbors.

Only Hope we find GOD again before it is too late!

The Headline reflects the thoughts of Ben Stein, one of the great modern thinkers, writers, actors, a lawyer and thought provoker of our time. This is an encore presentation of his and I'm proud to reprint it.  I'm also proud to send it to my email addressees. Todays Milwaukee Journal Sentinel points out that Christians are not the smallest group in our population - probably just the weakest. It's our duty to defend GOD regardless of what the complainers say. For too long a period we've allowed the squeeky voiced minority to dominate the national theme. Below is the presentation of Mr. Ben Stein.

"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 undestand 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 know 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...terrrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeline 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 the 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 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."

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