It has been suggested to me that I make this into a news article. So here goes. Not everyone will agree with this totally but I think it is worth a read.
was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning
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 crche, it's just as fine with me as is
the Menorah a few hundred