May 19, 2010
The Beauty Within
On the topic of the newly-crowned Miss USA, I'll let her aunt do the talking:
"She is an honour to us, a honour to all of southern Lebanon... We are so often described as terrorists and killers, but we Shiites love life and beauty — and mainly the beauty of the soul, which is what is so special about Rima," said the veiled 62-year-old.
Yes, they honor the beauty of the soul by... congratulating their attractive, super-skinny, scantily-clad nieces on their winnings of a contest judged solely on outward appearance. Oh, the contest winner is evaluated on other things, like her answers to the "political" questions asked, too? Hmm.. maybe. Two things: One, how does an answer to a political question get rated? If it's subjective, then it has no bearing. Or at least, each judge could "rate" differently and cancel each other out.
Secondly, I'm willing to put money on the hot-button questions being asked to create buzz and advertising rev for the pageant, not to produce the kind of responses that might be given by, say, anyone who has lived past 18, experienced a little bit of life outside a world where everyone treats you great because you're hot... meaning, anyone who has actually tested their moral compass.
If you think I'm being inconsistent, check out my prior posts about Carrie Prejean. I don't care if she says she's a Christian and loves traditional marriage; if she had an ounce of modesty she wouldn't be competing.
So there, you see I'm completely at ease with condemning both Christian and Muslim - although neither one is much of an example of either faith - on this issue. Ain't I pc? =)