Weightlifting and the cult of the body
I have a serious concern about our nephew.  He is very much involved with weight lifting and bodybuilding.  We believe that, although weight lifting in se is not sinful, it can easily become so, especially for young men.  It leads in short order to what Pope Benedict XVI has termed "the cult of the body."  It also nurtures narcissism, anger and contrary behavior.  Our nephew displays all of these characteristics.

He was a pious young man and an altar server, but he has changed under the influence of this milieu.

I ask your prayers for him.  Also, I would appreciate any thoughts about this phenomenon and how it relates to Catholic teaching.

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Weightlifting and the cult of the body - by Lando - 11-16-2013, 08:08 AM

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