Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lady Lydia speaks... but what in the world is she saying?

The following was an automatically denied response to an outrageous blog entry by the Lady Lydia.
This is apparently old news, but hey it's new to me.

This is an honest question and petition: Can you imagine Jesus, seriously, walking into a scene of poor women wearing cheap clothes, and sneering? Would He honestly care about their clothing? In His culture, people wore simple robes; utilitarian items, and I'd imagine they would get fairly dirty at times. In fact, I'm certain He would take issue with people flaunting name-brand items, even if it is April Cornell.

If perhaps Jesus' robe got crinkled in the back, and made His butt look big, would you sneer at Him? Or how about if the Virgin Mary's skirt got hiked up on accident? I know my clothes have hiked up on me before. In fact, today my zipper was left down accidentally for a few minutes! Even though I love Christ, would you judge me at such an oversight? Also, I've been a little lazy about the laundry for a couple of weeks, but honestly I've got a lot on my mind, lots of personal and school obligations, friends with issues- you know, the usual. I try to look presentable, but sometimes I just have to throw on the pair of wrinkled jeans with a hole in the pocket, and maybe a tuckable shirt that I don't bother to tuck in. Does this make me less of a Christian? Will I stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ and be held accountable for my scraggly dungarees? I think not. I hope you count this a mature comment, even though it is a critique of your opinions.

Please consider these thoughts.

Peace to you.

As an artist, I also take issue with her statement about brown and dying flower. Something can be dying yet beautiful at the same time dude! Following her reasoning why would anyone ever want to paint Jesus bloodied on the Cross? Eh... limited aesthetics bother me, and I will stop before I begin an unbridled rant about Thomas Kinkade's.


stamati anagnostou said...

btw, for an interesting time related to this, look at the comments on the previous post.

Molly Aley said...

Ooooh, don't stop now-----I want to hear the Kinkade rant!

Well said, brother. Well said.

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

If you really are a brother, I wonder what you think about Christ's teachings regarding speaking ill of another bro. or sister? I notice your url to this article is "lady lydia speaks but what crap she is." As for one of your commenters, Molly Aley, she used to write really good articles for LAF and now I see she is righ
t there with you, mocking and deriding me. I assure both of you that I have never written anything negative about either one of you on any site, nor have I ever made a personal, public attack on either of you. You might look up some articles on Modesty and see what people are so concerned about and do some thorough research before you pass judgement on me.

Anonymous said...

"Will I stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ and be held accountable for my scraggly dungarees? " Better question for you would be "Will I stand before judgement justifying my personal attack on another, or anyone else in Christ?"

Anonymous said...

I guess in light of the Christless preaching, you are guilty of it just like everyone else. In your view, immodesty does not matter, even though it was preached in the New Testament that women were to dress modestly.

prodigalsreturn said...

i know this is old, but i also personally know stamati.
i think what he is saying is less of immodesty and more of "not judging by one's appearance"
for what it's worth

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering how Christian the words "...but what crap she is" and what message he is trying to give about himself in this...is it a Christian one, as he claims?

Anonymous said...

He certainly has a right to make his points on his blog, but to claim to be a Christian erstwhile posting an article naming someone else and calling her "crap" (see the web address when you pull up this article) is hardly a Christian gesture.

Anonymous said...

regarding his rant about Kinkade paintings...is a brother born to verbalize disgust at another brother's work, a work that is a result of his own deep faith in Christ (Kinkade also produces many Christian materials from his artwork) and a brother whose love for Jesus helps him spread light around with such paintings? Granted, not everyone likes the same kind of art, and some prefer high rise buildings rather than homey cottages with families in them. But does a dislike of them necessarily justify Stamati, the "brother" who also claims Christ, to put it down with such disgust? How do you justify this in light of the scripture 1Jn 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
Granted you have not "seen" Kinkade, or Lydia, but you have seen their things on the web, which you will agree, shows something of their faith in Christ. How can you then write derrogatorily of either of them (for example the"kinkade rant" and the "Lady Lydia Speaks but what she says is crap" in the url title) and still claim to "love" God. God created those two people, so you love God, but you sneer at two people that also belong to Him?

prodigalsreturn said...

i love how everyone is ranting, anonymously, without really knowing tony or his heart. or really anything about him.
you all are amazing

prodigalsreturn said...

also, i highly doubt that stamati hates kinkade as a person. i bet they could be great friends.
you all disgust me. coming across like a bunch of staunch saints throwing scripture around without really looking at the anger contained within your words. questioning anothers faith?
based on what?
a blog entry?
have you seen the way stamati is preaching Christ to everyone he meets?
have you seen the way that he challenges himself and others to be closer to Christ?

what fools. what fools. seriously, there is very little that makes me quite as angry as when people judge what they do not know.

Natasha said...

This is great info to know.

stamati anagnostou said...

I want to apologize for anything I have said that has damaged anything but the evil in myself and my fellow believers.

Anonymous said...

Really, anon-now it's unChrisian to criticize another's artwork? Or even ALLUDE to criticizing artwork? Get. A. Grip. And "Lady Lydia", you've acted far from a kind sister to many other women of faith, don't even bother playing victim here.


Anonymous said...

It says "what crap is she" (not "what crap she is"), It's obviously a blogger-created headline that was unfortunately shortened from the original headline, which was almost certainly "what crap is she saying", a headline that was changed afterward because the author reckoned that wasn't particularly nice.


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