Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Paris' Conversion?

Paris Hilton had a conversation from jail with Barbara Walters, saying that the dumb act is no longer cute, and she wants to make a difference. Then she said, "God has given me a second chance."

It's hard not to be skeptical. Is this just another way to hype Paris' image? I hope not. Of course, only time will tell.

Actually, Paris' change of heart is pretty common for people who go to prison. Many also make jailhouse confessions of faith. The proof of the pudding is when Paris gets out, and she's back into the familiar setting of money, fame, and control over her life.

I think the critical thing will be if Paris decides to align herself with a faith system, rather than some vague sense of spirituality. Just as alcoholics (which, if Paris is honest, is what she is--no one gets stopped that many times for driving under the influence if they don't have a serious problem with alcohol) need an accountability group, so does everyone who has a soul. Souls weren't meant to function alone. God meant for us to connect with each other and with Him.

Hope that's true for Paris Hilton...and each one of us.

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