Saturday, September 15, 2007

Soap Bubbles

Being out of soap, today I was forced to bathe with my beloved wife's "Sensuality Bath and Shower Gel." That's right folks, not only is this cleansing gelatin sensual, it is Sensuality itself.

CCC 2727:
We must also face the fact that certain attitudes deriving from the mentality of "this present world" can penetrate our lives if we are not vigilant. For example, some would have it that only that is true which can be verified by reason and science; yet prayer is a mystery that overflows both our conscious and unconscious lives. Others overly prize production and profit; thus prayer, being unproductive, is useless. Still others exalt sensuality and comfort as the criteria of the true, the good, and the beautiful; whereas prayer, the "love of beauty" (philokalia), is caught up in the glory of the living and true God. Finally, some see prayer as a flight from the world in reaction against activism; but in fact, Christian prayer is neither an escape from reality nor a divorce from life.

12 comments:

Dusty M Brahlek said...

Honestly I would prefer to shower with "Sensuality Bath and Shower Gel" instead of brimstone... LOL

Though it is odd to me that the marketing ploy of trying to add sensuality, sexuality, and lust to everything actually works!

I think I will stick with the Lavener body wash.

BTW do you think we could get an aroma-thearpy candle called "prayer"?

John R.P. Russell said...

I'm thinking of starting a running tab of such advertisements as I notice them.

Somehow, the thought of such a candle makes me nauseous.

"Let my prayer ascend to you like incense and the lifting up of my hands like an evening sacrifice" -Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

Dave said...

I am thinking of marketing a new canned soup: "Chicken and Rice Lust".

christian said...

prayer is not an escape from reality, but it is an escape from the world. many equate the world and reality. in this understanding, for those who are disconcerted by the idea of any type of beauty other than that which they've created for themselves, prayer is pure escapism and unrealistic. sensuality bath and shower gel holds a higher value.

Anonymous said...

Lavender is a well known aphrodisiac. There absolutely is an aroma therapy candle called 'prayer.' There is no possible way to keep a running tab of products marketed with sex. You wouldn't even recognized half of them. Take a closer look at the big splash of water on the front of a Pepsi vending machine.

Dave said...

Is this Christian Meadows? If so, could you send me your e-mail address?

greenshadow9@yahoo.com

Dave said...

I can't wait to find a Pepsi machine now.

John R.P. Russell said...

I believe Christian is my brother Christian, not the ubiquitous Christian Meadows.

Dusty M Brahlek said...

I agree that they do use sex to sell everything; however, what is this idea with Pepsi? I thought the water drops were to equate it to the referesting "sweat" that is seen on the outside of a very cold can on a very hot day?

Also I believe that the same bottle of "soap" indicates that the product is for relaxing... My question is how is relaxing sensual?

Dave said...

I admit that your use of the word "ubiquitous" to describe him on my blog had been part of the reason I thought this Christian might have been our Dark Lord Sauron, the "all-seeing eye".

Sorry to misidentify you, Chris Russell. I don't think I've ever talked to you, but I have seen you read a couple of times at St. Ann's.

Kyle R. Cupp said...

Bottled sensuality sells because real sensuality is all but lost and forgotten in our society, due in large part to the absence of our sense of the sacred. In a sense, sensuality is sacramental. The pseudo-sensuality that so effectively sells is mechanistic at best; the advertisers “push a button” and the viewing masses are turned on to buying whatever product promises to reacquaint them with their sensual nature. The need is never meant, so the products continue to sell. Genuine sensuality is far more marvelous than our virtual-obsessed society realizes.

Anonymous said...

Thank you kyle, I agree. About the Pepsi machines, I learned from a class in college that Pepsi draws naked people in suggestive poses in the water spray. It's hidden, but it's there. I've ssen it, and according to them, you see it, whether you know it or not.

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