23 October 2008

What the Bible says about Sarah Palin's new clothes

Everyone's talking about Sarah's new clothes. But what does the Bible say about them?

Well, here is what the Old Testament says:

"Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together. Deuteronomy 22:11

I will punish ... all such as are clothed with strange apparel. Zephaniah 1:8

I don't know whether Sarah's clothes were made of blended fabrics or if God considers them strange. Someone should check into that.

But the big problem comes from the New Testament. Here's what it has to say:

Women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array. 1 Timothy 2:9

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel. 1 Peter 3:3

So costly apparel is out -- for women, anyway. I think even God might consider $150,000 costly.

And lastly we should ask, what would Jesus wear?

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ... Therefore take no thought, saying, ... Wherewithal shall we be clothed? Matthew 6:28-32

So if Sarah cares about what Jesus said, she should either wear anything -- or nothing at all. Just like the lilies.


busterggi said...

But all 'real' Christians know that Jesus exempts them from the rules.

Anonymous said...

Jesus may exempt form the OT but not the NT. In the NT the husband is the head and the women must be obedient to him. That makes Sarah's husband the real VP.

busterggi said...

Nah, it just proves that Jesus wasn't married or he'd have known who the real boss in a marriage is.

I Am said...

I think it's unfair that people are picking on her for illegally getting fancy, expensive clothes for her and her family, or for paying her stylist more than they pay McCain's foreign policy advisor.

McCain, Obama, and Biden have all those fancy words and ideas they can use to talk about politics. What does Palin have? She's shown on the few interviews that she's given (Couric, etc.) that she's not knowledge about politics or the world. All she has is God and good looks.

You've got to play to your strengths. If you can't be the most qualified, or most intelligent VP candidate, why hold press conferences? You might as well go on Christian radio and talk about God, and make sure you'll be the best dressed VP candidate ever!

She's actually kinda like Jesus. Jesus showed his ignorance of the world (thinking for example that mustard grew on trees and had the smallest seeds) and spoke in crazy parables that even his followers didn't get half the time. Public speaking was apparently not his strong suit. Plus, had his feet rubbed with expensive oil while the poor went hungry because he wouldn't be around for long. After another couple weeks, Palin will (hopefully) not be around on the national scene for long. She'll be waiting up in Alaska for the second coming of Jesus. So she might as well live it up while she can.

Palin has God and clothes, Jesus had God and oil. When Jesus comes back, maybe they can talk nonsense, rub oil and play dress up together!

RR said...

I thought of the jesus quote right off - a good one.

These people are as far away from "godly" as it gets... charlatan -- I think that's a more appropriate description.

Jolly Roger said...

You aren't getting the point.

Caribou Barbie uses Chimpy's Bible, the New Jesusistan Version. The passages in it are a bit different...

Blessed are the Rich, for they shall own your ass.

Thous shalt not kill, unless who thou slays doesn't subscribe to your point of view.

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than it is for a poor man to get representation in Congress.

이름없는 누리꾼 said...

busterggi, you are NOT exempt. he just fulfilled them, not abolished. So go beat your son/daughter if he/she talks back to you.

Anonymous said...

So where does Jesus' biggest supporter, Jan Crouch of TBN, with her cotton candy hair, collegen lips and butterfly eyebrows fit in to this picture?