This may be the best Christian headline in history: Sarah Palin's Breasts are Real; Not So With Growing Number of Faithful.
How can you top that! Last week the web was abuzz with rumors that Palin had a boob job, which would have been quite a disaster for her political image.
Most Christians view boob jobs with a wink and a smile. As Dolly Parton said, "Why not?" Dolly was wonderful for her no-nonsense philosophy: if it makes a woman feel better and more self confident, what's wrong with that?
I have got little feet because nothing grows in the shade.But some of Sarah's hard-core supporters (no, not that kind of support!) don't share Dolly Parton's humorous and kind philosophy. They feel that breast enhancement is akin to harlotry or something, so if Sarah really had gone to the plastic surgeon's, the support from this group might have sagged.
– Dolly Parton
Sadly, this brief bit of internet memetics is over. The rumors have all been put to bed. Sarah flatly denies she had a boob job.
But it raises an interesting question: Should Christian women be satisfied with the natural gifts God gave them? Or does God think it's OK for a woman to enhance her natural beauty in various ways? How is breast enhancement different than wearing a push-up bra, or even putting on makeup?
As for me, I'm with John Cleese, who said Palin is "like a nice looking parrot. The parrot speaks beautifully ... but doesn't really have any understanding of the meaning of the words that it's producing ... the extraordinary thing is that so many people are taken in by it!" Just like they're taken in by the parrot's beautiful plumage and fooled into thinking the parrot's words are real.