I'll make this comment clean. And to think, once upon a time, it all started with tissue paper. Unfortunately, the process has become ugly and brutal for millions. So, the end does not justify the means.But, honestly, pastor, with a topic like this, there is definitely room for a sermon, maybe even a series, on the biblical limits of self-love - which today has taken a narcissistic turn in America, most definitely.
Just reminds me of the vanity when folks crowd the malls to get in line for a “Glamour Shot” makeover. Don’t guess there is anything wrong with painting the ole’ barn once and a while, but you don’t need to tear it down to throw some paint on it.
I don't know, but, this video just bugs me. I realize it's a showcase to enlighten the public on the "art" of this deception. But, the fact that somebody sat in a studio and radically altered the public's perception of this woman (which may be mild compared to the studio work on other models), giving her what God's genes didn't give her, a longer neck and bigger eyes (besides the make-up and hair, which is understood and evident to the eye), when all somebody had to do was take the time to find a more suitable model (in a real modeling situation), is sad and frightening. It just would seem there's a tremendous amount of pride in the performance of this studio "art" and probably "big bucks" as well for someone to want to do this work.
You've put up a post that just keeps giving. America has truly become an "American Idol" nation. Looking around, it can be easily seen that Americans have become their own idols. Coupled with the advertising slogans that keep assaulting Americans daily, "You 'deserve' this...," and, "That's for the taking....," etc., there is little wonder at the personal criminal assaults perpetrated against others today. For so many, it's all about and only about, "ME."And, this "American Idol" mentality is even creeping into the church, as the Scripture says. "But realize this, that in the last days difficult ("grievious") times will come. For men (& women) will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding the form of godliness, although they have denied its power; and avoid such men as these" (2 Tim. 3:1-5).So, one of worst indictments in the 2 Timothy verse is that the Apostle Paul is talking about those who are inside the church walls and who, "profess Christ," not those who are outside the church. Why do I say that? Because Paul said about those people above, "....avoid such men as these." And a corroborating cross-reference to the verse above is this: "I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with immoral people. I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with the idolators; for then you would have to go out of the world. But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he should be an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolator, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler - not even to eat with such a one" (1 Cor. 5:9-11).So, with many Christians willingly feeding themselves on a cultural diet of godless TV, movies and advertising, is it a wonder, or even a question, that the "American Idol" mentality is also ravaging Christ's bride? It shouldn't be. There seems to be a general understanding among believers today that we ("the whole world") really are in the, "last days."
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