Jew Ben Stein proclaims "[Christmas] is a holiday marking the birth of a man, we'll call him the Son of God, who said 'Peace on Earth and on Earth goodwill to men. What could possibly be wrong in celebrating the ideas of a person who said something like that?" Other than the fact that Stein is a Jew and doesn't believe that Jesus was the Son of God? Absolutely nothing
by Larry Simons
December 1, 2012
On Friday's episode of The O' Reilly Factor, Billo continues his noble fight against the atheists who, only in Billo's mind, appear to be on a mission from hell to eviscerate Christmas from the face of the Earth. O' Reilly invites Jew Ben Stein on, in my opinion, for one reason only: to make the point that, even though one is not a Christian, they can still celebrate Christmas and have a joyous time during the holidays.
There would be nothing wrong with Stein sharing his "I'm a Jew and I love Christmas" rant if there was, in fact, actual atheists that existed and hated the Christmas holiday so much, they were on a crusade to put an end to it. This could not be further from the truth, and even O' Reilly knows it.
This segment between O' Reilly and Jew Ben Stein was so hilarious, it was like watching an old comedy bit of Martin and Lewis or Laurel and Hardy [and yes, I am calling Ben Stein "Jew Ben Stein" for the obvious reason. I am by no means poking fun at his religion. I am merely pointing out how cute it is listening to a Jew describe Jesus as the Son of God and how great he was when the entire cornerstone of Judaism is that the Messiah has not come yet. Priceless].
The first hilarious part was that after hearing O' Reilly go on and on for years about how he despises the term "Happy Holidays" rather than his preferred term "Merry Christmas", Jew Ben Stein says this:
"It's a Christmas holiday. It's a Christian holiday. It's not a 'holiday' holiday. It's not an atheist holiday. It's a Christian holiday". Jew Ben Stein just spoke 22 words and the word "holiday" was six of those words. Almost 1/4 of the words he just spoke was the word "holiday". I didn't see Billo oppose this. But when others, especially atheists, use the word, they are angry, miserable people who want to destroy Christmas.
Jew Ben Stein then says this, "It's [Christmas] a holiday marking the birth of a man, we'll call him the Son of God, who said 'Peace on Earth and on Earth goodwill to men. What could possibly be wrong in celebrating the ideas of a person who said something like that?" Absolutely nothing, unless of course you're a Jew [like Jew Ben Stein] who believes that this man [Jesus] is really not the person he claimed to be [the Son of God] because the Messiah has not come to Earth yet [as Jews believe]. Or, if you are an atheist, who doesn't believe in God period, which would negate believing in a human manifestation of God.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating the ideas of peace on Earth and goodwill to men, but what O' Reilly and Jew Ben Stein fail to grasp is that it is perfectly OK to reject the fact that these ideas originated in the Bible or that Jesus even exists. The Jews reject Jesus being the son of God, why doesn't Stein? He's a Jew!
The hilarity continues...
O' Reilly then says, "Jesus of Nazareth was the most influential human being who has ever lived. That's beyond any doubt". Jew Ben Stein responds, "I don't doubt it". OK. I guess there is nothing wrong with a Jew admitting Jesus was the most influential person who ever lived, but you would think at some point in the dialogue between O' Reilly and Stein, Stein would mention at least once that Jews do not believe the Messiah has come yet!
A Jew could agree that Jesus was influential without compromising their beliefs, but at some point you would think they would wonder why he was influential [you know, since, in their eyes, he wasn't the Son of God]. My ribs were aching from laughter during this entire dialogue.
O' Reilly then asks Jew Ben Stein why the "secular progressives" are trying to get the government to rescind Christmas as a federal holiday. Odd that he asks this when just a few nights ago, David Silverman, president of American Atheists, explained why. Because of the fact the government is supposed to exercise neutrality when it comes to religion. Making Christmas a federal holiday is not exercising neutrality.
Jew Ben Stein replies, "There are a lot of angry, bitter people out there. They've got to attack something, so they attack Christmas. I don't consider them well in the head". Yet over the past 10 or 11 years, when Billo began his ridiculous war on Christmas bullshit, I have never seen one "angry, bitter" person on O' Reilly's show expressing their disdain with Christmas. Not one. David Silverman was not angry at all. In fact, Billo got so angry and infuriated with Silverman, it was O' Reilly [the "Christian"] who took the Lord's name in vain and mumbled "Jesus Christ" during the interview. Who are the real angry ones?
Jew Ben Stein continues, "I think a lot of it is just plain anger. I think there are a lot of people out there that are angry, and they're angry at whatever is the predominant symbol. They're angry at anything that reminds them of tradition. They're angry at anything that doesn't make themselves the center of attention. Uh, there are just a lot of angry people out there and they go after the Prince of Peace" [in which Jew Ben Stein does not believe is the son of God, by the way].
Who are these angry people? Where are they? If there are these scores of angry, bitter people as Stein claims, it should be real fucking easy to find one and bring them on the show. It would even be easier to videotape one. But, not once in 11 years have we seen anyone that fits the description of what these two twits claim exists.
Then Billo mentions the interview he did the night before with Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and admits that Chafee was not angry. Billo is the one angry. He is angry at Governor Chafee because Chafee has chosen to continue what previous governors have done and call their Christmas trees "holiday" trees. Billo then claims that if Governor Chafee would just call it a "Christmas" tree, that would make people come into their state and buy things and get their poor economy going again.
WTF? Billo fails miserably to explain to anyone how, if Lincoln Chafee called holiday trees "Christmas" trees, that would help Rhode Island's poor economy. How does the naming of a tree help a state's economy? Billo explains, "I'm trying to get in mind of Lincoln Chafee. That even if he's a SP warrior and he's offended by the word 'Christmas' in front of a tree, he would want to get the tree up and have everybody celebrate Christmas so his economy would be better. I'm not saying that's the right reason".
In other words, Billo is saying that even if the naming of a tree [calling it a "Christmas" tree rather than a "holiday" tree] would boom a state's economy [and it wouldn't], then if for no other reason, Chafee should call it a Christmas tree so his state could get more money. In other words, Chafee should go against his principles and sell-out just for a buck. Lord knows that O' Reilly knows a thing or two about selling out for a buck, and he is angry that others refuse to.
This segment was a perfect mixture of comedy, lunacy and disinformation. Watch, laugh and shake your head in disbelief