Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Biggest Loser

Ok, it's been a busy week, but I have to take a minute to pontificate on last Tuesday's episode of the Biggest Loser. The whole pride thing on the Blue Team is very telling. "From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks", so says Jesus. Him being the authority on everything, I take Him at His Word. The issue of pride with the Blue team has taken a nasty root and grown. The tattoos were sad enough, but the arrogance being displayed by Roger and Dan are evidence of the attitude of their hearts.

Having said that, I do love the loyalty on the Blue Team. Good stuff. They display an excellent example of team spirit, competitiveness and loyalty.

I really want to opine about the Blue Team crying. Many people say it was over the top and embarressing. This also is very telling. Why is it in our society that we demand that men be relational with accurate verbal expressions, remember anniversaries and buy flowers, yet we stomp on men when they show emotion??? Where, oh where, is the logic?

If society wants men to be considered babies when they cry then we need to follow the logic to its bitter end. Either we encourage thoughtful communication, good verbal skills, gentle expressions of affection AND showing tender emotion ....

Or we encourage no tender emotion, no gentle expressions of affection, poor verbal skills and silence in place of thoughtful communication.

Which will be have, Society? Choose this day. This split personality man that our society has created is confusing to men and women alike. It's not a godly example and the Christian community should be ashamed for contributing to this sad World View that crying is lame and a man who buys flowers is to be celebrated.

And, as Forest Gump says, "That's all I have to say about that."


Katybug said...

Pontificate? Opine? Have you been hanging out with Mr. Roget & his wonderful Thesaurus? Here's one for you: serendipitously. Just try and use THAT one in a sentence.

Okay, now that I've given you enough grief to last through next year, I LOVED SEEING YOU TODAY!!!! You look FAB!!! And THANK YOU for pointing out just how illogical this world can be. Guys just can't win for losing. They are frequently caught in a catch-22 situation because of what you talked about here. Poor things...think I'll go give The Hoffer a smooch.

Josha said...

I have the same questions..."pontificate? Opine?" Are you on "O" and "P" for learning new vocab?

I miss you!

flowerpot said...

No, those words just came out when I was typing. :)

Thanks for the comments. They always make me smile.