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    Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?



    Christmas is the constant target of political correctness in the USA as well as a major driver of the economy, but its also more than that for the majority of Americans, do you agree with Ben Steins perspective?

    My wife and I celebrate Christmas, big-time. I am sure we have more decorations than anyone within miles of here has.

    Why?

    On a superficial level, it's because the lights and tree and fire are festive. That's innate. Man loves colored lights and fires. When I was a child in Maryland, the Gentiles had festive lights and we Jews didn't. I didn't like that. I saw no reason why the Gentiles should have all the fun and I still don't. Having those lights and a tree -- that's what I always wanted -- to have colored lights and to be a part of the dominant culture.

    Celebrating the Holidays 2011

    But I love Christmas for much more basic reasons. Christmas is about something huge. You can be saved if you simply make a contract to believe in God and (some add) if you act right. It has nothing to do with how you were born or into what tribe.

    This is a revolutionary, stupendous freeing of the human spirit. This is why Christmas is such a joyous time for people, whether Jews or Christians, or anyone else, who want to believe that we humans can be forgiven and go on to lead lives of triumph no matter what has happened in our past.

    That, and not shopping at all, not the retail numbers, is why Christmas is such a great time.

    The lights are nice and the tree is nice and the shopping is nice. But a dominant culture that says that love and peace are the highest values -- that's what I want to honor.

    We don't honor retail sales numbers. We honor the spirit of forgiveness and love. That's Christmas for me.

    Merry Christmas.
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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Ben Stein is full of himself.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Coming from Ben Stein...that was very nice.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?



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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    "Its not about commercialism.. But I just bought a **** ton of christmas decorations for my house! Come and see!"

    ---Tell me again how its "not about commercialism" Ben Stein...


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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    but its also more than that for the majority of Americans, do you agree with Ben Steins perspective?
    He's about as full of **** as the majority of americans.

    Maybe more

    Probably more
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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    I agreed with the first half of the clip but not the second.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    And the lefty squad hates Christmas but wouldn't outright vote for as much. Who saw that coming?

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    If I ever had an opinion that coincided with Ben Stein's, I would have to reevaluate it.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ben Stein's unique Christmas perspective?

    Well as we all know, the social conservatives out there have a constitutional right to have the cashier at Target tell them Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays.
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