Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jesuit Fr. Frank Majka On "True Religion"

It seems you can buy true religion for a couple of hundred dollars and wear it out of the store. True Religion is the name of a line of high end denim clothing that’s been appearing in malls and True Religion outlets all over the country.

When I first walked by the True Religion section in Macy’s, the name brought me up short. The name still bothers me. I don’t like the highjacking of a spiritual concept to designate a clothing line. I’d rather we kept the phrase “true religion” for what the Letter of James says it is — “to care for orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (James 1:27) — not a pair of jeans.

Link (here) to Fr. Frank Majka, S.J. blog, The Bridge

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