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Monday, December 31, 2012

The Most Read Post of 2012...Uh Oh!

I sat down to find the most read post of 2012 for a repost. When I saw what it was....I thought, "Oh boy, here we go..."
But, what the heck, I'm reposting it anyway and bracing myself for the comments.

Happy New Year dear ones!
Here's the most read post of 2012:

Christianity and Cleavage

Christianity and Cleavage
By Kristaps B. from Tukums, Latvia (Wearing a cross)
[CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
, via Wikimedia Commons

This is one of those posts where I am feeling cranky.  I tend to make people angry when I am cranky.  If you are feeling oppositional, please click off.  I'm not in the mood.  (Smiles)

~~~~~

So then....
Really?
I'm seeing a lot of this lately.  I get that people have no decency anymore.  I get that a huge percentage of women today feel that personal value comes from the ability to elicit sexual desire in men.  I get that modesty is supposed to equate with being "ashamed of one's body".

I don't agree with any of those things, but I get them.

But what is with all the cross and cleavage combos?

It's not just that the cross has become a meaningless fashion statement for many non-Christian women.  I suppose we have Madonna, (okay, she is my generation's fault), and Lady Gaga, (she's all yours kids), to thank for that.

But, I'm seeing this, a lot, on young Christian women.

Look young 'uns:
Your body is sacred, and so is that cross.

The more you expose your body, the less value it holds in the eyes of others.
The less value your body holds in the eyes of others, the less value you hold in the eyes of others.

Those things, (yes, I'm talking about your breasts), belong to you, your current or future husband, and your babies.  They do not belong to that vulgar guy across the room whose fantasy you will star in tonight.

Baring skin may get you attention, but it will not be attention from men who consider you valuable.  It will not bring you worth, it will make you usable....like toilet paper.

Broederhugo from nl, Click for license, via Wikimeida Commons
Sacred things are veiled.

Veiling respects sanctity and mystery.  Veiling brings respect.  So does modest dress.

The cross is a symbol of salvation.  Your Lord died a horrible violent death on that cross to pay for your sins.  The least you can do is refrain from heaping more sin on His back while you display the symbol of his sacrifice and victory.  (We can belabor the Catholic/Protestant battle over the nature of atonement...but that is not really the point here, is it?  So, please, spare me.)

This:
Rakhi Sawant
www.filmitadka.in [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
 or CC-BY-SA-3.0  (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 )], via Wikimedia Commons

Just does not compare to this:

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis2
By Toni Frissell (Library of Congress[1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons




You know it, and, if he is worth having, he knows it too.

What's that?  You think there's a huge difference in men's minds between that picture up there and the cleavage and thigh you sported up to the altar at church last Sunday?
Don't be so sure.

I think we know which one inspires more honor.
I think we know which one will attract the kind of man that you want to be a father to your children.
I think we know which one will draw the kind of man who will stand by you through all the years of your life.

I think we know which one inspires Knighthood.

You are worth more than this.
You are a child of God.
You have been won by the blood of Christ.
You have the power to spread healing and love, and to inspire virtue.
Or, you can spread lust.
You have the power to be a witness for Christ.
Or, you can pair the symbol of Christ with boobage.

It's your choice Babe.

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2 comments:

  1. So so true!! Thanks for posting this again!

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