If I throw probiotics on a pizza, it doesn’t turn the pizza into healthy cuisine. If I slap probiotics on a cheeseburger, it doesn’t make it a healthy cheeseburger. So why do so many people believe that mixing in a little probiotic powder with ice cream suddenly makes it a “health food?”

The answer? Because they want to.

Frozen yogurt shops don’t deliver healthy food, but they do deliver the illusion of healthy food. And in America today, where illusion dominates reality, that’s good enough!

People aren’t really interested in what they’re eating, you see. They just want to be convincingly persuaded that whatever they’re swallowing is somehow good for them. That’s sufficient evidence in their minds to go ahead and start chowing down.

It’s much the same with popular religion in the USA today. Few people really believe in God even if they claim to, because if they did, they wouldn’t go out and destroy their God-given bodies with alcohol, cigarettes, booze, drugs and junk food. They don’t really want to authentically believe in God, you see, because that would require a whole different level of personal discipline to act in a way that honored their beliefs (and honored their body as a temple). If you destroy your health with junk food, your actions scream to the universe that you really don’t follow God’s will at all.

What was that part in the Bible about gluttony? I don’t often quote scripture, but it’s relevant here: Proverbs 23:20-21 “Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.”

What people want in America today is junk food, junk news, junk knowledge and junk beliefs. They don’t really believe much of anything except those simple spoon-fed beliefs that happen to coincide with the self-destructive lifestyle they wanted to pursue anyway. Life is an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-smoke, all-you-can-drink orgy! So let’s call it “reduced-calorie” dessert and get on with it, shall we?

People pick their beliefs, in other words, to try to justify their actions. Any belief that contradicts their short-term desires will be modified, pushed aside or simply overwritten with some other belief that allows them the excuse to pursue immediate satisfaction. The false belief that “frozen yogurt is health food” serves this purpose nicely.

 

 

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