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This Week in Celebrity Spirituality

"Evolution is an interesting subject. I happen to believe that evolution doesn’t fully explain the mystery of life. I think that God created the Earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires … Read More

By / December 12, 2008

"Evolution is an interesting subject. I happen to believe that evolution doesn’t fully explain the mystery of life. I think that God created the Earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty and I don’t think it’s incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution." – President George W. Bush on ABC News

"Religion is far more of a choice than homosexuality." – Jon Stewart, debating Mike Huckabee on the subject of gay marriage, on The Daily Show (clip of entire episode via Hulu.com)

"I’d never been an outsider in a film. I very much felt like the white Jewish girl and it was the first time I had ever been the minority on the set… I could see an Italian family on screen, I could see a Jewish family on screen. You could just fill in the blank, because family is family." – Debra Messing, discussing her role as a Jewish woman who marries into a Latino family in the film Nothing Like the Holidays, to Reuters

"I’m so happy! Everything they do, from smiling to crying, feels like a blessing. Being a father feels amazing. This has been the most spiritual moment in my life." – Ricky Martin, talking about his newborn twin sons, in People

"It’s a nice opportunity at a reasonable price. Man, I shoulda worn my kippa tonight. That would have done so much damage." – Busta Rhymes, after performing at a benefit for Friends of the IDF, in the New York Observer

"I’m not a humble musician, but I am a humble human being, I have perspective, I have God in my life. [In the band] we talk a lot about spirituality and about why God made us musicians and why we’re here to do what we do. And we have decided in our estimation that God put us here to try new things, and be innovators." – Billy Corgan, also in the New York Observer

"I am a believer in God, and I am a Christian. And it’s by the grace of God that I’ve made it this far, to live to be 44 years old. I truly believe that my success is directly tied to God’s work, which is rescuing, motivating, inspiring, and uplifting people of all races and from all different communities." – Food Network star Chef Jeff, on Beliefnet.com

"I was born to parents who had no interest in religion, grew up atheist, and have finally found some point of connection only through the writing of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. In Kane, I can play with the grandiose language of the Bible while telling a story about fighting monsters." – Comic book artist and editor Scott Allie, discussing his new project Solomon Kane on MTV.com

"Ryan Seacrest Is Our Yenta." – headline on PerezHilton.com