morning I was so delighted to receive the email that I did;
a fan letter from a teenager in Israel.
have to pardon some of the ignorant questions I ask her. I've
gotten emails from people telling me they live in the "Holy
Land" and they're referring to Utah or Kentucky. I also
have to admit having a stereotype drawn in my head of what
your average Israeli teen is like. Autumn here broke that
stereotype for me this morning.
hope you're as interested in her letters as I am. Isn't the
I wanted to show you my opinion on your work on this well-designed
site.. Well, first thing's first- Your artwork is really good, I
absolutly adore your body-building-ladies!
X amuses me in so many levels, ans so do your
Dress-ups (HIGHLY ADDICTIVE).
show you an opinion on your site from a bit different piont of view-
A Jewish one. I Live in "the holy land", and let me say, here religion
and goverment are one, and state laws are based on the jewish religion.
Here, we have no choice but to be sworn to religion. We can't get
married without doing an entire religious ceramony. So, we may not
heil to a dead man (who was actually a jew, damnit) with nails in
his hands, but we get our share of stupid rules.. And even though
im a jew (not a believer but still), I find your site to be one
of the best i have ever come across.
don't like it when people do what you do, walking to believers and
try to show them god is fake. I Mean, I kinda feel sorry for them..
religion makes them feel safe, it is their senctuary. But you have
a way for doing these things. I Can tell youre not just trying to
piss people off and be provocative, You sound like an intelligent
person with a developed sence of humor and for that I respect you.
I grow up I want to own strong opinons, ans be able to stand up
for them while pissing off people like you do. Either that, Or be
a super Chick from outer space. Always wanted to join the unholy
army, But I guess it's kind of weird if a jewish girl is in an army
of catholic school girlz..
Youre a very talented person, and a funny guy. I Made some cartoons
of you and your site and will send them to you when it is possible.
Sorry for any spelling mistakes,
there Autumn, I'm happy to hear from you. I have some questions
When you say you're from the Holy Land, where exactly do you
did you stumble across my site?
* I would
love to have a picture of you so that I could post your letter with
it on my site. Would that be all right?
old are you?
like you to tell me how the devil falls into your faith. I know
it's an odd question, but for some reason right now I'm extremely
curious about that. And you have to send me the cartoons that you
drew. I'd love to see them.
you for the compliments Autumn. I appreciate them coming from you.
hope to hear from you again soon.
for your reply Bob.
about your questions:
I say "the holy land" I mean Israel. It is a country of great meaning
in many faiths, As well as the christian belife, if im not mistaking.
* I Actually
don't remember how I got to your site. I Think I came across the
Jeasus dress-up somewhere and the rest is history.
the jewish religion there is no devil. Our faith is based on the
fact there is one god and one god only, and no one can match him.
Though as a matter of fact the devil does appear in our Bible, in
the book Eiov (or how ever im suppose to write it, I think it's
Jobe), But some of our people do not believe that book belongs in
the bible and denial is running around like hell.
im 15 yrs old (a young bastard i am) and you, you old hag? :)
chance I get, I will send you those cartoons. You inspire me :)
I don't have many pictures of myself, but you can have the one attached
to this mail, and you can publish it with my mail if you want to.
Im quite fladdered you paid any attention to my comments, thank
to hear from you.
(my real name. That means Autumn in Hebrew, which is of course my
is an drawing I made while I had a Yo-yo named Apocalips,
it's called "Being weird is not Enough"
this one ought to spark some controversy.
reason I write is because I strongly suspect that your
current views are not so much based on true atheism but
a deep seated anger toward God
Sorry but I am
not interested in buying your
magnets. This is the only email address
I could find to write to you.
I was initially
shocked- no, make that outraged (outraged sounds so pious,
don't you think?) by your website. Out of sheer morbid curiosity
I read "God Ate My Balls..." and for some inexplicable reason
decided I liked you. You are an excellent writer and your
art work is unique.
I, too, have struggled
all of my life with the concept of God and for years considered
myself to be an atheist. However, the whole Big Bang theory
hardly sounds any more reasonable (Once upon a time the universe
and everything in it was all contained in a big void. Suddenly
a mighty explosion occurred and all of the random particles
somehow joined forces to form the earth) or evolution (and
on the earth were teeny weenie organisms that quickly grew
into amoebas who turned into fish, who turned into animals,
who turned into people, who learned to build fires and houses
and fiber optics. And that, my dear children, is why we now
have high speed internet access.) The idea is almost as ridiculous
as the notion of God.
The reason I write
is because I strongly suspect that your current views are
not so much based on true atheism but a deep seated anger
toward God. I know a lot of atheists and most of them seem
quite content to go along with their lives and leave God alone.
You, on the other hand, appear to have declared war with him.
Anyway, if there
is any part of you that is still hoping for a divine being,
I wanted to suggest you try something else. Mary and the saints
(sounds like a 60's rock band, doesn't it.) There is Saint
Therese who is said to give those who pray to her a rose as
well as her blessings. I did it, out of curiosity, in the
dead of winter and the next day, lo and behold, I found a
red rose buried just beneath the snow in the parking lot beside
my car. This was encouraging but soon forgotten.
my 4 yr. old grand-daughter was in a terrible situation in
which I feared for her life. We were separated for a few months
and I prayed fervently every night to Mary and asked (specifically)
for an army of angels to watch over her while she was away.
I was stunned when I was reunited with her and the first words
out of her mouth were, "Mammaw, guess what? I saw angels!
Lots of pretty angels- everywhere! One of them even looked
like you!" She told me later that they stood above her and
smiled all of the time.
I realize this
could have been a coincidence or perhaps some kind of telepathic
thing but it had it's merits. I have tried the St. Therese
prayer several times and for some reason a rose always seems
to make it's way into my possession. Saint Anthony is also
helpful in finding lost things.
I'm not trying
to convert you. I'm not even Catholic myself. I just know
that these encounters have been the closest things I've experienced
to anything divine and thought you might like to try it for
Good luck with
What's so interesting
to me is watching people like you act like they can not comprehend
evolution. As if you can't see for yourself where things come
from and how they've come to be.
Do you believe
that Fiber Optics didn't exist fifty years ago but now it
does... and God didn't point and make in miraculously appear?
Can you follow the path it made to get where it's at today?
Do you see how
there once weren't cars? People rode around in horse drawn
carriages, and before that it was horseback, and way way before
that there was a monkey that slowly but surely went from all
four paws touching the ground to using only two. Can you at
least accept that those moments happened at one time?
No, we are not
fish that turned into people, just as a buggy didn't turn
into the Space Shuttle. But I assure you that there is a Space
Shuttle and God didn't point and say "Let there be space shuttle."
That theory of how the space shuttle came to be is exactly
what the cavemen of bible times would have come up with, but
you Sallie should know better.
things simply change over time can be difficult at first,
but if you're willing to examine things beyond an arm's length
it should be all too apparent how they become what they are.
Leaving "God" alone
is a mistake many atheists make. I suppose they don't see
how the belief encourages ignorance, causing people like you
to accept short-cut answers like: "God made it that way."
I truly believe that planet earth is not overseen by a god.
Defining me as having a deep seated anger towards Him is another
fine example of the short-cut answers you've come to rely
What happened to
your grand daughter was not a miracle from God, a "telepathic
thing" or the virgin Mary and her squad of guardian angels
hard at work. It was one of many regular things that occur
on our planet every day, prayed for or not.
You are a grand
mother and it's clear that you need these sorts of answers
for things. Fine. But you are short changing your grand daughter
when you fill her head with the explanations you've shared
with me in your email. She deserves to know the truths of
science, the basics of the food chain, and the non magical
reasons for how we got to where we are today.
If you truly loved
your grand daughter you'd put aside your superstitions and
give her the real answers that'll help her in life to come.
C'mon Sallie, you
know I'm right.