“To destructively compress Plato and the Neoplatonists, all truth points to the transcendent Truth; all good points to the transcendent Good; all beauty points to the transcendent Beauty; and in turn, the transcendent True, Good and Beautiful is the One, the source of all being, which classical theism identifies as God, and is in turn identified with the God of the Bible by orthodox Christianity” (Pascal Emmanuel Gobry).
It follows from this that, in a sense, to live as if beauty does not matter is to commit an offense against God Himself!
“Art once made a cult of beauty. Now we have a cult of ugliness instead. This has made art into an elaborate joke, one which by now has ceased to be funny.”
Truth, goodness, and beauty were once the pillars of art, philosophy, intellectual discourse — society itself — in the West. Sadly, this is no longer the case. Now “pop culture” (its very name suggesting its throwaway nature) mocks all three.
Beauty is replaced by abstraction and intentional ugliness, truth by propaganda and political “spin,” goodness by self-interest and utilitarian “ethics.” Over all is sprayed a glittering but corrosive coating of irony and sarcasm. I pray the pendulum may soon start to swing back, before it’s too late for Western culture ever to recover.
Proof positive that it is more than possible for a woman to dress in a way which is modest, yet undeniably alluring! It’s not necessary to “let it all hang out” to be attractive, and conversely, it’s not necessary to dress in a “frumpy” manner to preserve modesty.
See FallenWiki – Gabbe Givens for more on this specific individual, Hermione Cornfield, and the character she portrays… I hadn’t known anything about either, until I ran across this picture, on the “interwebz”!