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Bill Maher makes my heart sour.

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Let Ms. Wilkinson give you the low-down

on what’s goin’ on with the fool pictured above:

Recap:

1)  I believe in free speech.

2)  I haven’t seen a ton of Billy’s stuff, but what I have seen is almost always disrespectful, sacrilegious, discriminatory, inappropriate, racist, unkind, profane, rude, obscene, and just overall mean.

3)  I don’t hate anyone except for Satan (although Maher makes me reconsider somewhat…).

4)  I validate people who have concerns with organized religion (or otherwise doctrinally strict life philosophies).  Read more here about this:

5)  I don’t think all atheists are bad people (read more here!).

6)  I VERY MUCH think that Bill Maher is a bad person (and I don’t make comments like that very often!).

7)  I see connections between Bill Maher and the Book of Mormon figure Korihor.

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8)  There are public figures who poke fun at Mormonism (and other religious/cultural groups as well) in a way that is NOT unkind or belittling.  Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are the ones that come to mind at the moment.

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9)  If you’re dying for a television fix of a gray-haired man, may I suggest checkin’ out Anderson Cooper?  I am a fan of his stuff. And I even wrote him a lil’ poem!

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10)  We may find others’ (religious) beliefs (very) odd, but still we must find the humanity and decency to show some level of respect, even if we do not (fully) agree.

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CLOSING THOUGHTS

I’m not worried about (permanent) damage that Mr. Bill Maher will do to the image of the LDS Church (cuz he can’t!).  No way.  We’re here to say.  And he’ll be left to his own sad life.  (Sorry if this is a lil’ mean-spirited).

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None will molest them from morn until ev’n.

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  ~Now Let Us Rejoice (LDS Hymn #3)

Still, Billy Boy bugs me so much so that I devoted

(a lot of) time and effort to writing this post.

Come on now, Maher. Change yo wayz a lil’ bit, huh?

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BILL MAHER PUTS A SOUR taste in my mouth…

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and if I’m gonna have those particular taste-buds activated,

I’d muuuuuch rather it be because of something like this:

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🙂

PS.  I understand that his last name does not naturally rhyme with the word “sour;”  I twisted it for a stylistic purpose.   Lots of artists do this kind of thing (slant rhyme is the exact term).  John Mayer does it in his song “You’re No One ’til Someone Lets You Down.”  Check it stat!

proud girl!

PPS.  Not gonna lie, I’m quite proud of this post and its plethora of literary/journalistic/celebrity/religious/historical references.  Go count ’em!

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I used to think that the word “atheist” was (nearly!) synonymous with “murderer” or “rapist,” or at LEAST with “terrible person.”

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I do not think that anymore.

Still LDS!

Still Christian

“I do believe there are some atheists (celebrity and not) who have legitimate morality and goodness, but I still think it is very sad (perhaps even tragic) that there is an overall disregard of faith and belief in our society.”

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When it comes to God and my religious beliefs, I’m not gonna shove it down your throat, but I’m not gonna walk on eggshells, either.

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Figuratively OR literally.  A comfortable middle-ground (remember that phrase, it’s a good one).

I’m not gonna walk on eggshells,

but I’m not gonna shove it down your throat.

       OR

I’m not gonna shove it down your throat,

but I’m not gonna walk on eggshells

syntax matters…

And I know that Kanye West is not the best person on the planet, but don’t overlook his stellar talent with words and what he has to say on this subject:

“I ain’t here to convert atheists to believers, I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers, the way that Kathy Lee needs Regis, that’s the way I need Jesus.”

Yes, I, a total and complete WASP, just quoted some Kanye.  What can I say?

Oh, plus he and I have the same initials.  🙂

And to bookend with a key phrase in my title, allow me to borrow a phrase from Natasha Bedingfield (who else?):

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Won’t walk on eggshells so you don’t hear the “crazy(?) things I’m saying…

~Stumble

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Readers:

How do YOU talk about your faith/conviction/opinions/religion in a way that is “bold, but not overbear[ing]”?

~Alma 38:12

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Giving a second thought to Atheism…

At one point I thought (consciously or not) that all atheists were kind of like this:

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I do not think that anymore.

Still LDS 🙂

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THIS BLOG POST IS FOR EVERYONE ON PLANET EARTH!

Mormon, Baptist, Jew, Agnostic, Atheist, Catholic, Muslim, Sihk, Gay, Straight, Black, White, Brown, Purple etc. (not listed in order of importance btw but Mormon IS number 1 on MY list…just sayin”)  This one’s for YOU!

Wanna know something?  Everyone can create!  And I’m not just talking about the sexy dance of procreation 🙂  I’m talking about being an artist.  Making something beautiful.  Something of value.  Something of substance…

We can’t all be this girl:

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(Natasha with her guitarist Luca)

Or this man:

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(Mark Twain for those who don’t read in this digital age)

Or this guy:

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(been hanging out with Mike Tyson lately, Vincent?)

And we DEF can’t all be this woman:

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(She’s obviously amazing and is helping the human race not go extinct, but I don’t want to be her anyways…..)

BUT WE CAN ALL CREATE!  WE ARE ALL ARTISTS!  I’M YELLING OUT OF JOY NOT ANGER…Enough with the caps-lock…

This beautiful German man says it better than I ever could (and that’s saying something!)…..

Read the full address here:  https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2008/10/happiness-your-heritage?lang=eng  He’s talking specifically to women but his words are a universal truth, yes they are…

“You may say ‘I am not the creative type.’  If that is how you feel, THINK AGAIN.”

How do YOU create?

*not trying to convert you to the LDS Church (ain’t no bait-and-switch), but if you do I wouldn’t hate it…

#not trying to be preachy, just excited and wanted to share…

Core Belief:  Expression, Kindness, Beauty, Creativity, Understanding, Humor, Christ

(ALL OF THEM!)

*might be my best blog post yet….

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