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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  1. Jack's Shack August 10, 2004 at 5:18 pm

    A Wiccan. You’ll really set him off. 😉 Those guys are just annoying.

  2. SelenaJ August 10, 2004 at 5:09 pm

    I do not know that much about jewish religion but I think that they belive the mesiah(i’m sure I spelled that wrong) has not come yet right? While baptists belive jesus was it. It does seem like it would be hard to mix that together to make everyone happy and why would you want to. If I truly belived in something I would not care what everyone else thought and have a wedding according to my beliefs not what my parents thought. I do not have a set religion but I can understand about how it would be demeaning to have ppl treating it in this way and how all these celebrities could make it seem less serious. A baptist preacher came to my door yesterday and gave me a leaflet for his church. After reading it I do not want to go anywhere near that church. There is nothing like telling ppl they are sinners and going to hell to get them to go to church, I wonder how many ppl he converts with that. If he comes back again I think I’ll tell him I’m a wiccan lol.

  3. Stacey August 10, 2004 at 1:13 pm

    I don’t think the positives outweigh the negatives at all. I resent what these celebrities have done with the Kabbalah. In our faith, Kabbalah is serious study, not some Hollywood fad.

    And I cringe whenever I hear stuff like this:

    “But maybe there’s a way to incorporate elements from both faiths, and make everyone happy.”

    because by doing this they are watering down and trivializing both religions. You can’t be Jewish and Baptist both.

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