evolution or de-evolution

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evolution or de-evolution

Many people often criticize geneticists for playing G-d due to gene experimentation like cloning. However, aren’t media artists also playing G-d and with greater potential for dehumanization?

The images of models in ads are touched up, painted, pixilated, altered, airbrushed, etc. They are created into people who do not exist but whose images will impact millions to aspire towards a standard of beauty that is ultimately unreachable because it is unrealistic. Why do we do this to ourselves and to each other? What stops us from embracing our own inner and outer beauty? Rather than botoxing and image-editing who we are, why can’t we embrace the laugh-lines and wrinkles that reveal the lives we’ve lived? Why are we so scared of our own faces? Rather than trying to reach unrealistic standards of beauty, why not reach out and embrace the real and really beautiful person in the mirror?

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About delfinwaldemar

i am a native of miami, fl and i am of cuban and salvadoran heritage. i am a social worker and queer theologian who is passionate about engaging the intersections of religion, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and justice—specifically around lgbtq issues. i have a master in divinity as well as a master of social work. as an activist scholar of faith, i am interested in creating spaces where individuals and communities are safe and challenged to explore identity, expression, gender, and orientation in their complexities. i enjoy cooking, eating, laughing, writing, photography, eating more, “queerying” theology, and spending time with family and friends--especially my dearly beloved (while also driving him crazy). my approach to life is rooted in la lucha (the struggle)—lifting up our stories and experiences to inspire creative and authentic conversations and actions that thrive outside boxes transgressing dominant narratives. i hope this space will provide folks who feel isolated or disconnected from communities, especially religious one, an opportunity to wrestle and reconnect and re-member and simply be with the sacred. being raised roman catholic, i have felt marginalized and alone because of who i am within my church community--my queerness bars me from being able to pursue ordination and so this blog will be a space for me to share my journey of faith through homilies, pictures, liturgies, rants, queeries...my prayer is that this space become a pulpit and sanctuary, a new way of living into our call to radical holiness juntos...a place where you, me, G-d will caminar juntos y juntas en la lucha. Amen.

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