Monday, February 7, 2011

In His Image

For the first time in the super bowl’s 45 year history, the game will not include cheerleaders. Like six other NFL teams, the Packers and the Steelers do not have cheer squads. In 1970 the Steelers decided they didn’t need a cheer squad and the Packers reached the same decision in 1988. So I’m pleased to know that the game won’t be punctuated by shots of pom-pom girls in skimpy outfits, but unfortunately a smattering of lewd commercials is still to be expected.
This week our class has discussed the material and immaterial nature of human beings. Like God, we have a spiritual dimension and we also bear his image. As stated in Genesis 1:27
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Much has been written on the unique way that women are God’s image bearers. We demonstrate an aspect of God that is soft and inviting without which, creation would be incomplete. When women’s bodies are put on display in order to titillate an audience, it is not only women who are insulted and devalued, but God himself, for we are made in his image.

1 comment:

  1. I did not know that these two teams did not have cheerleaders, but that is pretty cool. I agree with your view and I think that every time we come into contact with another human being we are given a chance to praise God through the way we interact with each other, or profane God because we all carry His image. Women and men alike should be valued and given the respect they deserve. However, when it comes to cheerleaders are the men the ones that caused them to start cheerleading? I think that both men and women should both be responsible for their actions, and know that their decisions come with consequences.


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