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Patti replied on Fri, Dec 14 2012 11:25 AM | Locked

Oh, me too.  It made me cry and I had to watch it several times.

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Patti replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 4:33 AM | Locked

TEXAS BEER JOINT SUES LOCAL CHURCH OVER LIGHTNING STRIKE!

(This should keep you chuckling for awhile)

A bar called Drummond's (in Mt Vernon, Texas ) began construction on an expansion

of their building, hoping to "grow" their business.

 

In response, the local Southern Baptist Church started a campaign to block the bar

from expanding - petitions, prayers, etc.

 

About a week before the bar's grand re-opening, a bolt of lightning struck the bar

and burned it to the ground!

 

Afterward, the church folks were rather smug - bragging about "the power of prayer".

 

The angry bar owner eventually sued the church on grounds that the church..."Was

ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, through direct actions or

indirect means."

 

Of course, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the

building's demise.

 

The judge read carefully through the plaintiff's complaint and the defendant's reply.

He then opened the hearing by saying: "I don't know how I'm going to decide this,

but it appears from the paperwork that what we have here is a bar owner who now

believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not."

True story!!

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Barbara replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 5:40 AM | Locked

Patti that was good .gave me a good chuckle ..Barbara

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Marie replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 11:16 AM | Locked

Although I sometimes wonder about what Ben says at times, I will say he is spot on this time!!!!!  Especially in view of what happened yesterday in Connecticut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great article by Ben Stein........

 

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




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. 

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 theAmerica 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.

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 okay..

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 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 11:25 AM | Locked

Good one Patti!

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Mimi replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 11:29 AM | Locked

Wow, Marie.  That's spot on and so powerful.  Thanks for sharing. 

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Mimi replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 11:45 AM | Locked

Patti, DH and I got quite a chuckle out of this news article this am.  Thanks.

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Kris replied on Mon, Dec 17 2012 8:26 PM | Locked

Patti:

TEXAS BEER JOINT SUES LOCAL CHURCH OVER LIGHTNING STRIKE!

LOL Patti. 

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Kris replied on Mon, Dec 17 2012 8:27 PM | Locked

That's a great message Marie.

 

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gini replied on Tue, Dec 18 2012 12:24 AM | Locked

my holiday excersize program

 

 

 

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gini replied on Tue, Dec 18 2012 12:27 AM | Locked

 

 

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gini replied on Tue, Dec 18 2012 12:35 AM | Locked

http://www.wimp.com/boatramp/

this is the coolest guy at the boat ramp

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Nana replied on Tue, Dec 18 2012 12:50 AM | Locked

Marie

I love this.  I tend to agree with everything he said.   I have thought for many years that the behaviors we see in our young is from the lack of discipline and respect being taught in the homes. 

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Brandy (Modern_Mosaic_Mom) replied on Tue, Dec 18 2012 7:29 AM | Locked

Patti:

TEXAS BEER JOINT SUES LOCAL CHURCH OVER LIGHTNING STRIKE!

 

The judge read carefully through the plaintiff's complaint and the defendant's reply.

He then opened the hearing by saying: "I don't know how I'm going to decide this,

but it appears from the paperwork that what we have here is a bar owner who now

believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not."

True story!!

Oh my gosh Patti!!!  That made me giggle!!!  HAHAHAHAHAHA!  

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Dec 19 2012 4:20 PM | Locked

Can you imagine living across the street from this house?  At one point, it looks like the house is jumping!

http://www.flixxy.com/best-christmas-lights-display.htm?utm_expid=1298512-10#.UNI6aW9ZWSo

As the story goes, the guy who owns the house lives in north Cincinnati OH.  Police were constantly being called for traffic jams, so he had to start charging by the car load to pay an off-duty policeman to direct traffic.  The guy is a computer geek, and you can click on the link to enjoy his work.  (only 1 min, 35 sec)


On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)

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