The motivations for weight loss have changed over the years but we’re pretty sure looking slim for God is a recent addition to the list. So here we are. Time to shape up or ship out for God. Apparently. Maybe.
An anti-fat pastor in America has released a book on how to lose weight for God. Presumably because his God, the creator of all and everything, isn’t happy with your muffin top.
Here’s what the book is about:
“In Bod 4 God, Pastor Steve reveals the four keys that have unlocked the door to health and fitness for him and for countless others who have dedicated their bodies to God! Steve had been overweight all of his life—he weighed over 100 pounds in the first grade! After playing football during high school and college, he vowed never to exercise or run laps again. That was one promise he kept, ballooning to 340 pounds and staying there for years. Now, in Bod 4 God, he shares the simple lifestyle changes—both inside and out—that led to his incredible weight loss, and he invites readers to change their lives forever by committing their bodies to God’s glory!”
I’m not exactly comfortable living in a world where the answer to the question ‘What Would Jesus Do’ is ‘eat a cup of bran and a stick of celery’.
The Low Carb Pastor (because admit it, that would be way funny) advocates a system of weight loss through four easy steps.
The first is honouring God with your body. Failed at the first count. I’ll confess that I have not done this of late, particularly after inhaling my potato and goat’s cheese gnocchi the other night, almost bringing with it an entire saltshaker in the process.
My body is most surely a temple, but it’s one of those temples in India where the rats are believed to be reincarnated people and everybody feeds them milk. You’ll find no gilded allegorical religious motifs or pulpits or ancient rituals (unless you count the thing I do where I burn incense and prance through it while chanting).