Tuesday, October 10, 2006

What's wrong with this picture?
"There does seem to be a mistaken belief out there that I am sexually available somehow — which is not to say that I'm not open-minded about sex," she continues. "Yet I wouldn't say I'm a serial monogamist, either. I mean, I went through periods of time when I was, ah, single. But when I'm in a relationship, I'm in a relationship."

But Johansson, whose films include "Lost in Translation" and "Match Point," still acknowledges monogamy might not be natural.

"I do think on some basic level we are animals, and by instinct we kind of breed accordingly," she says. "But as much as I believe that, I work really hard when I'm in a relationship to make it work in a monogamous way." ~ Scarlett Johansson

"I don't know, monogamy is a weird thing for me," the Pittsburgh-provoking starlet understates to Rolling Stone. "It's an overrated virtue, because, let's face it, we're [bleeping] animals." ~ Sienna Miller
This is really, really disturbing to me. Are they saying that we have permission to do anything we want with reckless abandon because we're animals (or descended from them)? Have you ever noticed how quickly life loses its value because of this self-perpetuating lie that erodes our self esteem? If we prefer to subscribe to that line of thinking instead of seeing ourselves as God's workmanship, as someone, in all creation, God would take time to personally create or fashion instead of being spoken into existence, as someone who He personally thinks was the "feather in His cap," as someone who was made lower than God himself, as someone who God cares for more than He should have, as someone whose future is secure as far as God is concerned, as someone who was made to reflect His nature and be master over all we survey, we go ahead and lower ourselves into thinking that we're lower than the animals we were supposed to lord over then indeed we're such a sorry bunch of losers.

Makes you think twice, doesn't it?

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