Friday, August 7, 2009

Leading us Into Temptation, Conservatively

Matthew 5

28 But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee.

While trying to read The American Conservative's online article, "Is the Pope Capitalist?" on Benedict's encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, I was struck by the irony of being confronted with a large photograph ad of a woman whose abundant cleavage was exposed in order to sell a product that I did not recognize. I discovered the same ad on the magazine's home page.

The article criticizes George Weigel's neocon Catholicism, justly I believe, but really, how can the magazine run articles criticizing "cafeteria Catholics", while fishing for advertising dollars with bosom bait?

Thanks to Inn at the End of the World for the magazine link via Caelum et Terra.


John said...

I looked it up just now and there's an ad for. . . .Scientology!

You can't win.



Wendy Haught said...

Oh, John, your news brought a flood of tears to my eyes.