Botox: Cosmetic or Chemical Weapon?

posted by Mike on May 13th, 2005

Botox: Cosmetic or Chemical Weapon? is a forceful Christian critique of vanity and violence in the form of a crazy tract. It was written by Mike Ciul and designed by Jim Speer. They hail from Philadelphia, a city of many crazy tracts.

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Botox: Cosmetic or Chemical Weapon?

What is Botox?

Botox stands for “Botulinum Toxin.” It is a poison that paralyzes nerves. Botox can be used to remove wrinkles by paralyzing the nerves in a person’s forehead. Although the wrinkles will be gone, that person will not be able to raise their eyebrows. Botox can also be used as a chemical weapon. It works by paralyzing the nerves that control a person’s vital functions. The Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies calls Botox “the single most poisonous substance known.”

Would Jesus use cosmetics?

Although we don’t know much about His appearance, Jesus must have been a very beautiful man. He never grew old, so He probably didn’t have a lot of wrinkles. He liked to tell stories and teach people, and He asked a lot of questions, so it seems a fair guess to say that He raised His eyebrows sometimes. Some of His friends were not so “beautiful,” however. He hung out with old people, crazy people, and even lepers. He did not judge them by their appearance.

Neither did He judge his enemies by their appearance:

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanliness.
—Matthew 15:23-27

Would Jesus use chemical weapons?

Certainly not. Jesus was very clear about not hurting 0ther people. He said:

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good unto them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
—Matthew 5:44

When the authorities came to crucify Jesus, his friend Peter tried to fight them. Peter cut off the ear of a servant named Malchus. Jesus healed Malchus’ ear, and told Peter:

Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
—Matthew 26:52

The law of Jesus is the law of love. Consider this:

This is my commandment. That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
—John 15:12-13

Satan has often used these words to tempt sinners to go to war. Are these the words of the Antichrist? Not at all. Jesus never told us to lay down the life of another. In the words of the good Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Blood may flow in the streets before we gain our freedom, but it must be our blood….”

Remember, instead of being exterminated by Christ’s wrath, the Romans were converted to Christianity. Truly did Jesus lay down His life for His friends—and showed all of us on earth that we are His friends.

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  1. On May 15, 2005 at 09:53 Dr Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    This is poignant for me as I work on the neuromuscular junction, which is the target of botox. Our work is cited by the French Centre de Recherches du Service de Santé des Armées and the US Army Research Laboratory.

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