Paris Hilton Jailhouse Conversion?

Paris Hilton has dominated the news recently with her jailhouse escapades. Earlier this week she told a reporter that she was reading the Bible and seeking God. Of course this has been greeted with plenty of skepticism from believers and nonbelievers alike. Lydia Brownback strikes a nice balance with her response, Paris Hilton and the Bible.

For the first time in her sorry life, she is facing something for which no amount of daddy’s money, or photographers’ cameras, or drugs and alcohol, or sexual debauchery can provide an escape. Returning to jail last week in handcuffs, crying out for her mother, and visibly shaking are all indicative of the sort of breaking process that does cause people–all types of people–to question the meaning of a previously meaningless lifestyle.

Being sent to jail is the best thing that has ever happened to Paris Hilton. “God is good to all, and his tender mercies are over all his works.” Who are we to exempt Paris Hilton from inclusion in the psalmist’s declaration? I admit I have been among the Paris Hilton scorners–the sneering ones–and I must also admit that I’ll be utterly surprised if her spiritual quest continues once her sentence is served. A bit of skepticism is understandable; cynicism is not.

5 Comments

  1. Tim Challies says:

    Do note that Paris also took “The Secret” to prison with her. “The Secret” tells her that she is god, so it’s entirely possible that the god she found is really herself. Let’s hope she gives the Bible a good read and sees that it demands authority over the other books she took with her!

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Good point, Tim. And for those of you who may not be familiar with The Secret, Tim wrote a great book review on it earlier this week. Here’s the link: http://www.challies.com/archives/002607.php

  3. It would be an amazing testimony to the grace of God is Paris truly got saved and publicly demonstrated the righteousness that follows being born-again.

    “Let’s hope she gives the Bible a good read and sees that it demands authority over the other books she took with her!”

    Amen!

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