Monday, February 26, 2007

American Idolatry
Beth Moore's daughter, Melissa, wrote an excellent piece about the destruction of the famous and the public's role in bringing them down by putting them on pedestals. I loved this quote:

"To have the American masses track your every move, fall at your feet, and even scream and shed tears in your presence—knowing all the while that you yourself are subject to the same kind of sickness and eventual death as the common folk—may be flattering for a moment, but in the end it is merely isolating, oppressive, and repulsive. Our obsession with the rich and famous places them in an impossible position, for there is only one name under heaven that is meant to be adored and there is only one being who will not be destructed by our worship."


Blogger Katrina said...

What a great quote! I've often thought how lonely it must be to be a celebrity--to have so many people know who you are and so few who truly know you.

4:27 PM, March 01, 2007  

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