• God, Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton

    Genesis 33:22-23  Yhwh moons Moses. Image Credit: thebricktestament.com

    I have to admit that the media coverage of the British Royals is often too sensationalist for me, not to mention that I generally don’t care about celebrity news anyway. But this one…I guess I had to bring up, perhaps as an antidote for all the grim material that has appeared recently on this blog:

    On a recent trip to Australia, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton were ambling toward their helicopter when a gust of wind stirred Middleton’s dress — and an international controversy.

    Far away, a curly-haired Australian photographer named Diane Morel had just snapped a picture of Middleton. At the time, she didn’t know what she had. “It wasn’t until I got home,” she told the Sydney Daily Telegraph, “and I popped my camera card into the computer that I realized what I had captured.”

    But there it was: Kate Middleton’s behind.

    This clearly was a valuable commodity. But what to do with it? British tabloids, which are usually keen to publish just about anything, are famously hesitant to run images that scandalize their royalty. But a German tabloid named Bild had no such reservations.

    Bild is refusing to back off its pics — which it ran again yesterday beside images of Kim Kardashian’s rear end — and other outlets have now joined the fray.

    According to the Daily Star, the duchess is “furious.”

    “Kate realizes she has a very public life,” said an anonymous source. “But she does believe she’s entitled to a certain amount of privacy. She doesn’t expect to see her naked [expletive] splashed across a German tabloid. She’s furious. She and Prince William are once again considering their legal options.”

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    Which will be hilarious to watch. But it certainly is reminiscent of Genesis 33:

    33:18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
    33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
    33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
    33:21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
    33:22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
    33:23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

    Since according to the New Testament Jesus is God, it puzzles me how come so many people met him face to face and survived.

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