Some Karens Are Calling Ulta ‘Blasphemous’ for Carrying New Perfume
A Facebook post has garnered a whopping 27,000 "laugh" reacts after a very busybody Karen attempted to call out Ulta stores for carrying a new perfume.
"God Is a Woman" is named after the chart smashing Ariana Grande song. There's so much to unpack here.
As a Christian, the name of the cologne is offensive! I have called Ulta this morning and voiced my complaint. This cover and the name of the cologne is a slap in the face to every Christian who walks through their door and spends money!
Woof -- where to start? Maybe with the actual Christian bible? In Galatians 3:8, Paul makes it clear that gender distinctions are of no consequence to God:
Furthermore, referring to God as "he" has a lot more to do with the nature of language than the nature of God. The BBC did a deep dive on this, but here's the main idea:
To talk about God we have to call God something, and avoiding pronouns altogether is cumbersome, as I've just demonstrated again. "It" seems a bit rude, talking as if God was an impersonal force like gravity or inflation. So God has to be "He" or "She", and in a patriarchal society there's no contest. As The Catechism of the Catholic Church says: "God is neither man nor woman: he is God".
Call me crazy, but I agree with both Paul and the BBC. God is simply more unknowable, more complex and more important than petty human distinctions. However, should we decide to put all that aside, there's still so much wrong with this goofy complaint.
Mainly, the Ariana Grande song does not claim God is a woman.
And I, I feel it after midnight
A feelin' that you can't fight
My one, it lingers when we're done
You'll believe God is a woman
It's a, gasp, metaphor for her, umm, prowess. The bible has been a gold mine for artistic metaphor since it's existed. This is nothing new.
Still have a problem with Ulta? This song was released in 2018; where the heck has this lady been? Under a rock? Why didn't she protest the record company that released the single? Where was she during countless Ariana Grande concerts throughout the world? Also, Ulta is not the sole distributor of the perfume, they are simply one place to obtain it.
If this was just her oddball opinion, it would be head-scratching but harmless; however, she is actively campaigning for like-minded individuals to harass Ulta customer service representatives. Not only is that unfair to them, but it's also unfair to consumers who have legitimate customer service issues. Imagine sitting on hold about a broken $85 face serum bottle indefinitely because of such a downright arbitrary complaint.
If you believe God is a man, that's perfectly fine. But that's your belief. Personally, I believe God is much bigger than just a man.