Sunday, August 31, 2003
Kerygma x Seventeen = ?
That's right, folks: The New Testament has been turned into a fashion magazine for girls. Revolve comes "replete with images of stylish, smiling young women, quizzes and celebrity birthdays (sorry, no horoscopes)," says this Los Angeles Times article (reg req'd; thanks, onReligion!). Features include "Are You Dating a Godly Guy?" A sixteen-year-old told David Crumm, "You wouldn't look completely ridiculous pulling this out at lunch. It's not like some big, black Holy Bible you're pulling out. It's a magazine. A lot of people read magazines." Here's a selection, quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article:
As you apply sunscreen, use that time to talk to God. Tell him how grateful you are for how he made you. Soon, you'll be so used to talking to him, it might become as regular and familiar as shrinking your pores.
It's anything but liberal, of course: "Elsewhere, it says homosexuality 'is clearly sinful,' premarital sexual abstinence 'is commanded by God and is a liberating lifestyle choice,' and 'dating a nonbeliever is like playing with fire.'"
Update: Mrs Philocrites adds: "It's a good thing Jesus has been raised, or he'd be revolving in his grave!" And I wonder what a Book-of-Mormon glam-mag might look like . . .
Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 31 August 2003 at 11:36 AM