Boy oh boy…
You go away for a week to a Royal wedding (you can check out my take on it here) and it’s like you miss a lifetime of events. *Literally*. If you are in Alabama reading this, my prayers go out to you. *Especially.* And yes, while there have been more than enough ticker tapes on some *other events* to last us throughout eternity, I’m not sure how many caught this story:
What the heck is an Internet Kissing Machine?!?
Well, according to an article that I just read:
“Scientists in Japan are working on a kissing machine that will effectively transmit the feeling of a kiss, but kissing experts aren’t yet convinced that the device can measure up to the real thing…
The prototype pucker machine looks like a larger version of a kid’s juice box with a straw-like apparatus sticking out of the side.”
OK…what?!? And then I kept reading.
“Since the position information values can also be recorded, Takahashi says the ‘kiss information’ for different individuals can be freely replayed.
‘For example, if you have a popular entertainer use this device and record it, that could be hugely popular if you offer it to fans,’ he said.”
Ah…OK. I mean *not* O-K, but I get it. Another way to make people crazy and stalkerish. Another way to (attempt to) eradicate intimacy. Another form of sexual stimulation? Hmph. Seems more like to me, sexual *simulation*. Another imitation. Another sham. Another…*fake*.
It made me wonder if there was news back in the biblical times; that if, for every “new form of sexual activity”, did, for instance, Adam and Eve be like, “Masturbation? What?!? Great. Now folks are having sex with themselves.” I mean, cause according to Genesis 2:24-25 (NKJV), when sex was created, the instruction that was given was this:
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”
A lot of this other, um, stuff, whether one thinks it’s progression or (like me) counterfeit, it had to be “added on”. And what is it that the Word (John 1:1, 2 Timothy 3:16-17) also says: “I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him.” (Ecclesiastes 3:14-NKJV) God doesn’t need our help on something that he created. How arrogant for us to think otherwise. And when know where that usually leads. Eventually (Proverbs 16:18).
Besides, how desperate is someone for a kiss that they want to suck on a juice-box-like-thingy? I had Capri Suns growing up. They got on my nerves (LOL).
You know, I went to the Bible to see how many times “holy kiss” was referenced. I personally thought it was only once. In the New King James, it’s actually four times. “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” (2 Corinthians 13:12) Hmph. And while I think there’s different greetings for different occasions (and I’m sure you catch my drift there), as someone who hasn’t had a kiss since she had, um, other stuff (LOL), why would I want to let a man-made creation *rob me* (John 10:10) of what a kiss is actually supposed to be? Something that I think many people have forgotten (or ignored):
Kiss: to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed, and then often to part them and to emit a smacking sound, in an expression of affection, love, greeting, reverence, etc.
Yeah. Let’s get some bumper stickers made up with *this* on it. Cause if it’s not an expression of affection, love or reverence (preferably all three), then is it a kiss? *Is it really?* Or is it just another pathetic form of sexual simulation? Whether it’s from a (wo)man or a machine.
That concoction may seem ridiculous to you now, but you know what? I remember when this independent film called, “Kids” came out while I was in college. People gasped at the sight of teenagers drinking, taking drugs and having sex on screen. Right. Like what is on basically every television channel now. I wonder if that’s (apart of) what Will Rogers meant when he said, “All television is children’s television.” Truly the wisdom of the world *is* foolishness to God. As the beginning of I Corinthians 3:18-20 premonishes us: “Let no one deceive himself.”
Hmph. Makes me feel like it’s time to break out the T-shirts now (hence the pic on the top right of this blog). If you’re interested in copping one, email me at [email protected] and I’ll let you know the price, etc. The more time purity and I hang out, the more I dig it.
I love you (and my prayers go out to you as well), yet thanks, but no thanks, Japan. I don’t need to *act like* I’m kissing someone I will never meet (ewwwwww). I will wait to kiss my prince. The real thing. The right thing. Just as God created. And intended. From the beginning.