“If there is no God, everything goes” is a quote wrongly attributed to the great Russian writer Dostoyevsky. Nevertheless it applies.
But there is a God, and those who hate that fact resort to mockery and ridicule to mock moral boundaries and make money in the process.
Take singer Demi Lovato, for example. The former Disney Channel star posed for a poster showing the 30-year-old in a “bondage outfit while lying on a large, padded crucifix,” it says FoxNews.
The poster – designed to promote Lovato’s new album Holy Fvck – has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK because it says it is “likely to seriously offend Christians”. report.
Controversial Sales. There is no doubt. On one level, Lovato’s plan could be just another cynical attempt to sell her new album. But there is more to it than that.
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According to the report released by the ASA, those who made a formal complaint about the poster “questioned whether the ad was likely to inspire serious or widespread crime.” They also suggested it was “irresponsibly placed” where children could see it.
The ASA report said: “We thought that the image of Ms. Lovato bound in a bondage-style outfit while lying on a crucifix-shaped mattress, in a position with her legs tied at one side, depicting the Christ-reminiscent cross, together with the reference to ‘holy Fvck’, which in this context would probably be seen as connecting sexuality with the sacred symbol of the crucifix and crucifixion, are likely to cause serious offense to Christians.”
Talk about stating the obvious.
Posing for the photo shoot makes Lovato look like she’s in league with Satan. Who else would agree to such blasphemy? But things are often not what they seem. Could Lovato scream for help?
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Holy Fvck is Lovato’s eighth studio album. Released in August, it tackles some dark issues, including drug and alcohol addiction.
One of the songs, “Skin of My Teeth,” was inspired by Lovato’s health challenges following an overdose in 2018. The incident caused multiple strokes and brain damage. Lavato claimed on a Spout podcast that she was sober during the making of the album, which CNN says she’s “so proud of.”
The 30-year-old singer has a long history of obscurity. She described the horrible treatment she received as a child star during an uncompromising conversation with “Call her daddy‘ reported podcast host Alex Cooper Daily Mail.
Lovato said being “overworked” and “controlled” as a Disney child star fueled eating disorders and substance abuse. She claimed she was “barricaded” in hotels to prevent her from eating and was denied treatment even after she vomited blood.
It sounds like Lovato blames God for what her Disney caretakers did to her as a child. She is rightly angry. Who wouldn’t be if the allegations turned out to be true?
But blaming God for the actions of wicked people is akin to condemning the great-great-great-grandfather of a serial killer who happened to be a saint. Men are free to do good, bad, or—too often—nothing at all.
Without freedom we would not be human. We were not made in the image of God.
Lovato decided to pose for the poster, presumably knowing it would go far and wide. She needed to know that children would likely be exposed to the corrosive influence of what can only be described as hating God or wanting to be God.
Polydor Records, which operates under Universal Music Group, didn’t think the poster would be considered offensive. They told the ASA that it was “acceptable to walk on the proposed sites,” according to Fox. Due to the approval of the agency, the posters were exhibited.
One might conclude that the mainstream entertainment industry – looking for a way to sell their product and moral hell – is to blame. If that’s the case, Lavato could just be seen as another victim.
But it was Lovato’s choice to pose for the poster. They don’t excuse bad experiences and brain damage from drug overdoses.
There are a number of saints who have suffered from intellectual difficulties. St Agatha Kim A-gi (1787-1839) was a Korean woman with a mental disability that made it impossible for her to learn the Ave Maria. When asked to recite various prayers, she would say, “I only know Jesus and Mary.”
Try as she might, Kim could not remember anything and was denied baptism. But when Kim was arrested and ordered to renounce the faith under torture, his response was the same: “I only know Jesus and Mary.” She was baptized in prison just before her martyrdom.
With Christianity now a minority religion in the UK, it’s somewhat surprising that the ASA banned the ad. According to the ASA ruling, Fox News said the ad “should not appear again in the form complained of unless it was properly targeted.”
The only appropriate audience for such a poster would be the basement of a satanic club.
There’s always a chance Lovato will come to see the light. She claimed to have heard God. she has to pray
We all do.
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