What Do We Worship?
Ok guys, she looks pretty good, doesn't she? And how many of you woman wished you were built like this? Pretty impressive for a 14 year old. Too bad she's fake...
Now that I have your attention, I'd encourage you to check this out. Grab your spouse, and your teenage kids, and sit them down in front of the computer and look at this together. If you don't feel comfortable talking about this with your family members, just remember that the media is comunicating non-stop on this one.
So go to the site, then click the image and it will launch a flash viewer that walks you through the step by step process of how they digitally enhanced this young girl to make her look spectacular. Look at what they are changing, and ask yourself why.
What's the point here? This is what guys are demanding, what girls are aspiring to - and its a fiction. It's also a recipe for disaster. It destroys relationships, it belittles the image of God in all of us.
Shocking? It should be. The group who created this example is called GirlPower, and they're trying to illustrate where things are going in out culture. Yet where's the church in all this? It seems to me this is precisely the type of thing the gospel should be challenging in our culture, and I wonder if we could learn something from how GirlPower folks have gone about it...
Thoughts? Comments? I'd be interested in feedback on this one.
(Sorry I can't remember who to hat tip on this one)