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" The Janet Jackson Hypocrisy "

This, folks, is likely the shortest 'commentary' you will ever read here; and perhaps the space shouldn't be wasted? But a concise point needs to be made...

Everybody is up-in-arms about Janet Jackson becoming 'uncovered' during the recent Super Bowl half-time show, when her male stage partner grabbed a part of her 'costume' and ripped it off ("accidentally", of course!), leaving her exposed. The complaint, essentially, that the public shouldn't have to be subjected to such a display at such a 'high-class' event as the "Super Bowl" (football game).

AGREED!

(Not that the Super Bowl is a "high class event". But, 'agreed' that the public should not be subjected to such displays)

Now that we've found agreement on that...

Let's start hearing outrage against her brother, Michael, for the way he grabs himself and thrusts. Let's start hearing outcries for the way Britney crouches on-stage over a male dance partner who is on the floor with legs spread, as she makes pelvic thrusts at him. Let's start censoring those overhead cameras that peek-a-boo down the front of ladies' dresses at the red carpet events. Let's re-instate a sense of decency regarding those actresses who now appear on talk shows, barely draped in nothing but 'strips' of cloth. And then...uh...how about those cheer leaders!

Oh! Those things are OK! you say? Then, to uncover Janet Jackson was also OK! And let's everybody stop complaining, already! And just admit to having enjoyed what you saw!

No, don't complain at me for saying this! Let's make up our societal collective minds! If one is wrong, so is the other. If the other is OK, then so also is the one. There is no difference amongst them! What's the difference between bump-n-grind with bottoms exposed, or tops exposed? It's all the same thing!

You don't like my blunt terminology in 'polite' and 'christian' setting? Well... 'just saying it like it is.

Here is how Jesus addressed the hypocrisy regarding nitpicking degrees of holiness....

    "Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple is a debtor. Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? And, Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it is a debtor. Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it. He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. And he who swears by Heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have disregarded the weightier matters of the law: judgment and mercy and faith. It is necessary to do these, and not to leave the others undone. Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead menís bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness." (Mt23:16-28)
Amen!
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