Deserving Rape

Arizona student Dean Saxton IV believes immodestly dressed women deserve to be raped because they are asking for it by the way they dress. Saxton claims to be proclaiming “God’s Law”. I am insulted by how many men from so many different religions blame women for their inability to behave. The very thought that a woman deserves to be raped or mistreated in any way is abhorrent. The idea that a woman is to blame for a man’s inability to control himself is insane.

I’m curious about Christians’ schizophrenia: their inability to decide which covenant they wish to abide by. It seems they bounce back and forth from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant as frequently as breathing. How many of the several thousand laws—”God’s Laws”—described in the Old Testament does David and his self-proclaimed mentor Brother Jed abide by on a daily basis? Better yet, how many of those thousands of laws do they break on a daily basis? When and to whom will they present themselves for punishment for having broken “God’s Laws”?

Let’s go straight to the horse’s mouth: the proclamation made by Jesus the Christ (yes, Christ is NOT his surname. It is a title, just like THE Buddha, etc.). “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Therefore, “God’s Law” cannot be broken because it no longer exists! The Law has been fulfilled.

It doesn’t really matter whether or not you like that to whether or not you agree—if The Law is fulfilled then The Law is a done deal and no one is breaking “God’s Law”.

Now, if you think that is still up for debate then wrestle with this one: cast the stone if you are without sin.

Yes, you have every right (be grateful you live in America) to voice your beliefs and opinions. I have the right to despise your misogyny and hypocrisy.

 I’d bet the farm if Jesus was here now you’d be among the first to grab a hammer and nails.


Ideal Woman

I’m pretty sure this time next week the Kelsey Williams/Claire Crawford (Anna-Megan Raley) drama will be forgotten—some new affront will capture us for a few moments before we move on to the next one.

While I’m beating this dead horse I’ll say how refreshing it is to see a beautiful woman—Kelsey IS beautiful—that doesn’t look like a boy. You know, the too skinny Hollywood actresses and models that have no hips and no curves.

How many decades have we been inundated with an ideal of a woman that looks as though she has been starving all her life? How much longer will this unhealthy façade continue?

There are many articles written about how this destroys the body in numerous ways. Tons written about how this wreaks havoc with self-image and self-esteem, yet here we are discussing whether or not a lady that is obviously not overweight is too pudgy to be a cheerleader!

There are tens of thousands of women with beauty inside/out and outside/in that don’t have six-pack abs and aren’t stick thin—thank God!

It’s fine if you like women the size of pencils and all the muscle tone of Jell-O; it’s not fine to degrade women that don’t fall into that category.

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and it is most certainly defined by the eye of the beholder—if we can all agree on that, then we can move past this small moment of insanity and worry about more important things such as the inevitably question: “Honey, does this outfit make my rump look too big?”