Friday, January 30, 2009

Its like a really bad credit card commercial....

You know the ones that I am talking about...the ones where they list the cost of all these special items the customer is buying and then chalk up the grand total as "priceless".

I should probably elaborate.

There's a controversy running around on the internet right now where a gal in California is selling her virginity to the highest bidder.


Apparently ebay had the good taste to turn her down flat and, seeing how California doesn't tolerate that kind of thing, she found a bordello in Nevada (where prostitution is still legal) to host the auction.

Current bid?

Nearly 4 million.

Online articles are quoting Proverbs 31:10, joking that they now know the price of a "virtuous woman".

Boy are they wrong.

There is physical virtue and then there is virtuous. The first may be untouched, but is not necessarily pure. Purity does not sell itself to the highest bidder, regardless of your reasons....purity doesn't even consider such things. The second is the real treasure, far greater than any pricetag the world can slap on it. Apparently a chunk of the world doesn't get that so hey, feel free to pricetag the first all you want.

Sadly this gal has decided to sell herself in order to put herself and her sister through college. Now that the price has jacked itself up so high she's decided not to close the auction just yet because someone out there is bound to bid even higher.

Here is a girl who is slapping a value on herself for the rest of her life...the wrong sort of value. She'll probably see it in glowing terms, as a sign of her "worth", but really there is no glow around this transaction at all....

just filth.


Leah Z said...

This reminds me of a quotation from a Hugh Nibley speech (he quotes Oscar Wilde a little):

"That is what makes the whole thing manageable--money is pure number; by converting all values to numbers, everything can be fed into the computer and handled with ease and efficiency. "How much?" becomes the only question we need to ask. The manager "knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing," because for him the value is the price."

The Scotts said...

There are no words...