Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Miley Cyrus and why the culture is hypocritical

This is the one thing that gets me about the Miley Cyrus hubbub.  The culture that created her is now berating her.

A no-restraints, no-limits, do-what-feels-good, uber-sexualized, Blurred Lines kind of thinking and non-thinking acceptance of the narrative that whatever we want is what we're entitled to is the water we swim in.  And Miley too.  And then when she does something that is no restraints, no limits, do-what-feels-good, and uber-sexualized, the same culture that grew her excoriates her.  Boo to the hypocrisy of it all.

To be clear, I think what little I saw of what Miley did when I watched the CNN headlines was shameful, tasteless, artless, and desperate.

But culturally, we tend to want it both ways...because that way we're not accountable to anything or Anyone.

But that's just me thinking thoughts...


  1. My hope is that the Christian subculture would stand apart in this regard just as it did in the early church. My fear is that we do not, too often winking, or worse yet, loving,the very things in culture you have identified and then hypocritically condemning their ultimate display.

  2. Good points. We must challenge ourselves to participate in neither our culture's licentiousness nor its act of judgment. Love defies both. Let us demonstrate Jesus' love and compassion for every broken person.