I just read your profile. I mostly agree about the potted plant thing... unless it's for a new mom. They have enough to take care of without a plant too! xd And yanno, I've never had chocolate raspberries. Sounds delish!
I'm not religious, but you present bad logic in assuming that most religions are made by men, for men. Yes, the ancient tribe of Israel was a nomadic band of roving pillagers, and they were particularly nasty at times. However, that alone does not support either of the conclusions you made. T