Re: Kim Kardashian, selfies and the cult of physical perfection
Roques has hit the nail on the head with this helpful critique of narcissism. Venus and her five commandments are spot on.
Your article on 29-9-21 by Mark Roques is challenging, not just to the bodily perfectionists, but also to those of us in business who sell the products which support their body worship - whether skin cream, surgery or sexualised images.
What sort of world are we enabling? What sort of service are we providing? I suspect the kingdom view might ask if we are building our lives and businesses on sand, not rock.
Mark Roques has a wonderful way with words that expose reality in a bright light. His brief comments on the subject of what beauty means in truth and in its degradation is very keen. And his work through theThinkingFaithNetwork is outstanding. Thanks for publishing this piece of his.
James W Skillen
I know Mark Roques and he is telling the truth..............he's no oil painting and I would say it's at least two stone!
But will Mark be misunderstood by the person on the street because he uses terms like 'Worship' and 'gods' ? After all today's society regards itself as much too sophisticated, even grown up to be fooled into being enslaved to 'Pagan' ideas.
Satan is of course the original up cycler, re-using old ideas, re packaging to give them new appeal, the new gods of being yourself, expressing yourself and following your heart are direct alternatives to following Jesus, being yoked with Him and learning His ways.
Another great read from the great parable teller. Anything that encourages self-obsession is dangerous, but Mark is being a bit tough on himself - he's all beefcake (and he's got his own hair).
Mark Roques writes a super reflection about the dangers of idealising physical perfection.