(Bert Farias) Some months ago I heard that People magazine had named actress Sandra Bullock the world’s most beautiful woman of 2015. I wonder what the criterion was for that honor and distinction. Out of the billions of women in this world People magazine somehow determined that Bullock was the most beautiful. I don’t have anything personal toward Sandra Bullock, but isn’t that a bit arrogant for People magazine to make that distinction? Did they consider every single woman in the world?

It is just a formulated opinion that they made, isn’t it? And like so many opinions today it is personal, stereo-typed, biased-based, often twisted, and seen through a lens of one’s own experience. If Sandra was homely, I doubt she would’ve got the vote. To most us who have loftier values, physical beauty would not be at the top of the list of life’s most important attributes. My Bible tells me that beauty is vain.

And then there’s the case of transgender Bruce, I mean, Caitlyn, Jenner who won the ESPY Arthur Ashe Award for being courageous and heroic. Among many of our brave soldiers, veterans, firemen, policemen and others who lay their lives on the line each and every day, Jenner received this award—proving once more how warped our value system is. READ MORE