The Lure of Celebrity Sin

Posted: September 19, 2010 in The Faith Walk
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If you have Explorer, you probably signed on a few hours ago and were greeted by this headline on “The Seven Deadly Sins of Life.” And for a split second maybe you wondered: Is this a religious message? Are they talking about my life?

But then it went on:

Lust, pride, greed, envy, wrath, gluttony & sloth: See which celebs have sinned. Read about home-wrecking stars, money-hungry CEOs, boastful athletes & more.

On it went in that vein. (“Celebrity cheaters old & new, from Liz ‘n’ Dick to Brangelina. Who are they?” Click here and find out!)

And you realized that this wasn’t much of a call to turn from sin in your own life. It was mainly an invitation to wallow in the sins of others, who (by remarkable coincidence) happened to be rich, famous and pretty.

Not that you weren’t allowed to disapprove of them. In fact, you were invited to do that too. After all, the pleasure of reviling celebrities and feeling superior to them keeps you clicking. Adore ’em or abhor ’em, you make someone money with every click.

Click here to continue reading.

The time between the home of your youth and the home you’ll make for yourself someday is a time of adventure, discovery and excitement; but also loneliness, longing and uncertainty. From college to career to relationships, we at Boundless want to cast a vibrant vision for the single years, helping you navigate this season while preparing for the challenges and responsibilities of the one to come. That requires living intentionally with purpose by bringing your gifts, talents and Christian worldview to bear on your whole life. Through Boundless Webzine, The Boundless Line blog, and The Boundless Show podcast, we’re here to help you enjoy the journey.


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