Sammy Davis Junior Found Religion

Written by Stephen Schochet

In 1954, Sammy Davis Jr. converted to Judaism, which led to him beingrepparttar subject of several anecdotes. One time he boarded a bus inrepparttar 126927 deep, segregated south. "Git torepparttar 126928 back ofrepparttar 126929 bus", saidrepparttar 126930 rude driver."But I'm Jewish", protestedrepparttar 126931 entertainer. "Then get off."

Another time Sammy was filming Porgy And Bess(1959) when he announced he would not work on Yom Kippur. Word got back fromrepparttar 126932 set to Porgy's frugal producer Sam Goldwyn, he immediately called his idle performer who was costing him $30,000. "Sammy, is it true? You refuse to work onrepparttar 126933 holiday? "Yes it's true Sam." There was a tense pause then Goldwyn said," Bless You."

Then there wasrepparttar 126934 night ofrepparttar 126935 1971 Oscars when Sammy hostedrepparttar 126936 show and remarked," Tonight,repparttar 126937 academy honors both my peoples with Fiddler On The Roof and Shaft."

Faith For Dummies--Fly Fishing With Dub

Written by Ken Mowery

Years ago I lived next door torepparttar perfect neighbor. His name was Dub. He was an avid sportsman and often included me on his Saturday adventures intorepparttar 126926 woods and wilds of Northern Colorado.

Dub has since gone on to his eternal reward, but I think about him often. My favorite memories of Dub center onrepparttar 126927 occasions when we grappled with spiritual matters. He often surprised me with his well thought out answers to my many questions. He made sense out of deep and profound concepts. Dub answered questions without making a person feel dumb and embarrassed for not knowingrepparttar 126928 answer.

I discovered this one fall morning onrepparttar 126929 first of many fishing expeditions with Dub. We loaded up his old truck with fly rods, waders and tackle. By 5 AM we were rumbling toward The Poudre canyon andrepparttar 126930 great fishing spot he had told me about.

The first light of dawn sliced throughrepparttar 126931 canyon to meet us as we donned our gear and began making our way down torepparttar 126932 treasured "s" curves ofrepparttar 126933 river below. Dub stopped and pointed silently atrepparttar 126934 river. Looking down atrepparttar 126935 dark water I saw a small triangular shaped patch of light playing onrepparttar 126936 surface ofrepparttar 126937 river. The outlines of four fish were illuminated byrepparttar 126938 sudden splash of sunlight. Dub turned to me. His voice just above a whisper, "Isn't thatrepparttar 126939 perfect picture of how God works?"

"I guess I'm not sure what you mean."

"Those fish were there all along, but we didn't know it. A higher source, in this caserepparttar 126940 sun, had to do something to help us see." He looked at me to gauge my reaction. My face no doubt belied my lack of understanding. Dub persisted. "Don't you see? The truth about God is all around us, but we don't have a clue. We can't see it until God opens our eyes and then suddenly he reveals himself and we seerepparttar 126941 truth."

It was my initiation in to what I call Dub's Bible Basics for Dummies Like Me. That Saturday as we fished together standing waist deep inrepparttar 126942 frigid water ofrepparttar 126943 Cache Le Poudre River, Dub began to teach me about God and His creation. Woven intorepparttar 126944 memory of that day isrepparttar 126945 joy of catching a lot of fish and having a great deal of discussion aboutrepparttar 126946 nature of God.

At one point I asked, "Dub, are you saying that God actually reveals himself in nature?"

"Sure, its whatrepparttar 126947 theologians call general revelation."

"You'll have to explain that one, Dub."

"Its simplyrepparttar 126948 idea that a man can figure some things out about God just by looking atrepparttar 126949 things God created. The Bible puts it like this." To my surprise Dub reached into his pocket and pulled out a little book which I supposed was a Bible. He began reading. "because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For sincerepparttar 126950 creation ofrepparttar 126951 world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse."

Dub putrepparttar 126952 tiny Bible back in his pocket before continuing. "Although we can't possible fathom everything about an infinite and divine being like God, it is clear that we have been given enough information about God that we have no excuse not to acknowledge Him."

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