Friday, November 17, 2006

Distorted and Plastic View of Beauty

This is a sad article “21-Year-Old Anorexic Model Dies in Brazil”. It just reminds me of the fake plastic perception our culture has of beauty...and how this view of beauty drives our sisters, mothers, wives, daughters, etc. to go to such extremes.

Here are a few quotes...
“…a Spanish fashion show responded to such criticism by banning models with a body mass index of less than 18. Body mass index is a calculation doctors normally apply to study obesity, and anyone with an index below 18.5 is considered underweight.”

Isn’t it interesting that 18.5 is underweight, but they ban models less than 18. Wow!
“Reston would have had a body mass index of 13.4 at the time of her death, according to a calculator on the Web site of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

This article reminded me of the video below…I won’t comment on the noetic effects of sin or common grace like David Powlison did here…but I pray this breaks our hearts to share the love of Jesus Christ with a culture that needs to know what love and beauty are.

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