Monday, April 14, 2014

The Miley Cyrus Controversy

I was thinking I'd do more opinionated posts instead of just marshmallow fluff all the time.

It's been a while since Miley Cyrus first twerked onstage at the VMAs, and the hubbub has died down only slightly.  Sparking a controversial revolution, she sang her way through several hits on her album Bangerz, many of them marked "Explicit" on Spotify.

Oh gargoyles, don't we all mourn the days when her hair was still long and her image still pure?  When we could rely on her for Hannah Montana?

What happened?

Here's what I think happened: she wanted attention.

(You're probably rolling your eyes and thinking, Isn't it obvious?)

I can't judge.  Only God knows what her heart is like.  But my opinion is, she wanted attention.

It happens to the best of us.  Cyrus was getting antsy.  After Hannah Montana ended, she started wearing crop tops (as shown by her album cover for Can't Be Tamed).  When that didn't spark enough sensation, she turned to twerking.

Easy as that.

Remember when we thought Miley Cyrus was a has-been?  Remember when we looked at her album covers and thought, Oh gargoyles, that was such a long time ago.  Remember when we were still jamming to "Party in the U.S.A."?

But look what happened.  She decided she wanted more, and more she got.

But honestly, this could happen to any of us.

We have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Even the purest, beautifullest, goodest Christian (yes, I know I just violated a law of grammar) can fall prey to the temptation of the world's attention.  Me, you, everybody.  

We can decide that the world's applause and oohs and aahs are better than God's, and we can easily start twerking.  It's not that hard, guys--we're inherently sinful.  We have the capability to do it.

The difference between the world's applause and God's commendation is that that world's applause doesn't last.

But God's commendation goes on for eternity.


What are your thoughts on Miley Cyrus?  Comment your opinions, but please make sure to keep them respectful and edifying :-D

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