Talk about delusional and inappropriate. On the reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” reality star Kim Kardashian compared herself potentially to the Virgin Mary.
“I think if I’m 40 and I don’t have kids and I’m not married, I would have a baby artificially inseminated,” Kardashian said on her show. “I would feel like Mary, like Jesus was my baby, you know?”
No, I don’t know. Flippantly comparing a scientific procedure to the miraculous conception of Jesus is more than a little wrong. Jesus wasn’t artificially conceived in a laboratory dish. He came down from heaven, by the power of the Holy Spirit, became incarnate of the Virgin Mary and was made man.
On top of that. Mary’s example of purity is something that used to be the barometer for women. The thing about Kim Kardashian is that she has become sort of parallel universe role model for young people, where celebrity is attained by having sex on camera, getting divorced after 72 days and generally just holding few things sacred.
She recently admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she lost her virginity at 14 and went on birth control around that time.
Kardashian has had a skewed view of love and relationships since she was a teenager. What that means is that adults need to recognize that and communicate with young people, particularly teens, about living with morals.
It’s not too late for Kim Kardashian. She can replicate Mary’s action in genuine ways, both publicly and privately. The world would be a better place if she did.