Aren't women made of finer clay than men, sweeter, more reasonable?
I thought this would be especially true of beauty pageant ladies, you know the ones who strut around a stage in high heels gently waving their hands high in the sky while muttering their famous mantra, "I want World Peace!"
Well, I may have been wrong all along? In the recent Miss Universe pageant a major bru-ha-ha between Miss Lebanon and Miss Israel occurred. The scuttlebutt from my sources is that "Miss Lebanon Saly Greige is under fire back in her home nation." The problem? She was seen next to Miss Israel in a photo bomb! (no pun intended).
Apparently, from Saly's own words, "Since the first day of my arrival to participate in Miss Universe, I was very cautious to avoid being in any photo or communication with Miss Israel (that tried several times to have a photo with me). I was having a photo with Miss Japan, Miss Slovenia and myself; suddenly Miss Israel jumped in, took a selfie, and put it on her social media." The nerve of Miss Israel, doesn't she realize this could begin World War 3?!?!
Apparently the war between the Arabs and Jews consists of more than violent border skirmishes and car bombings. This hatred also lives in the minds of beautiful women as they put on their make-up in the dressing rooms of beauty pageants.
Next thing you know bombs and guns will be replaced with poisoned lipstick and exploding cameras. Where does this anger and hatred toward others come from? I thought women were immune from such discord; this was only supposed to be a man's problem? I was taught it was all the fault of letting little boys play with G.I. Joe and Army men? Now Barbie dolls are to be suspect too!
Or...maybe the Bible is right after all:
"For we all were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another." (Titus 3:4)
The Bible says peace will only occur if something changes in our hearts. Pretty ladies walking runways and men toting guns will never be the answer to stopping hatred and violence if the heart is still broken by sin. There is only one solution:
"But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior." (Titus 3:5-6)
Oh well, so much for my hopes of the Miss Universe changing the world. Maybe it was only meant to be a simple beauty pageant after all?