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Pastors Jim and Marie Watt

Two Are Better Than One

October 16, 2007 -“MY CONFESSION: -- A LOT OF TRUTH IN THIS”
(The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him

on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.)

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.

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 Nick and Jessica 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 Nick and Jessica 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 Madelyn Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found recently) 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?

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

NOTE: Perhaps some of you are already aware of this word by Ben Stein.

A friend of ours sent it to us last week, and both Marie and I felt it was needed to go out yet more widely.

There are those in our country – extremely vocal minorities, that would shut down the voice and wishes of what often is the silent majority. This ought NOT to be.

The tyranny of the vocal minority would take all the hard-won freedoms granted to us by our Founding Fathers. They NEVER thought of such duplicity as is being used in connection with our constitution to take these hard-won freedoms from the vast majority of the American people. VIGILANCE is the constant price of these hard-won freedoms – and a clear voice spoken out such as we read by our friend Ben Stein.

The majority said little and did little in the early days of Hitler. SOON it was too late.

Mahmoud Amadinejad is stating the SAME goals of Hitler: FIRST the Jews – and THEN the Christians. Make no mistake – he MEANS it. And many of the amazing liberals and improper thinking leaders of our nation are woefully ignorant that our terrorist enemies mean EXACTLY what they say – just as Hitler faithfully followed the goals he spelled out in “Mein Kampf.”

Food for thought in the above!! Thank God for the Ben Steins who are willing to speak out! Come – Silent Majority, and lend your weight in making your voice heard before it is too late as in the 12 years of Nazi Germany.

Jim & Marie Watt

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