Why must you trivialize our beliefs

The yada, yada, yada blog: “Brit’s mystical wedding: As we reported to you back in June, Britney Spears hired a Jewish wedding planner to help her with her November nuptials to Kevin Federline. Now comes word that Britney may want to say ‘I do’ under a chupah and have a Kabbalah-themed ceremony. ‘There’s some resistance from her family, who are devout Baptists,’ says a source. ‘But maybe there’s a way to incorporate elements from both faiths, and make everyone happy.’ Yes, maybe there’s a way to wrap a red string arond Jesus’ wrist. ”

Tel Aviv … romantic setting for wedding?: Riding the Kabbalah wedding bandwagon, reports came out of Israel this week that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher would wed in a Kabbalah ceremony in Tel Aviv next month. The couple reportedly will be in the Holy Land as part of Madonna’s Rosh Hashanah trip to Israel.

Oy vey: The UK’s Sun newspaper is reporting that Kabbalah enthusiast Madonna has taken up singing in Yiddish. According to the paper, Madge performed two Yiddish songs in front of about 50 guests at the home of her rabbi, Phillip Berg, while in New York recently. What’s “like a virgin” in Yiddish?

Some people will call this sour grapes, but I have a problem with these bandwagon nudniks who take bits and pieces of belief and string them together because it fits their current belief set. I have no problem with those who truly believe and want to become a member of the tribe, but there is something demeaning in having your faith treated like a fad diet.

I need to think about this one some more because there are some positives that are associated with this, but I am not sure if they outweigh the negatives.


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