Tuesday, November 9, 2010
IS IT AGAINST NATURAL LAW AND THUS IMMORAL TO BE BODY SCANNED? JUST ASKING!
This morning I drove from Augusta to Macon listening to FOX news on my XM radio. There was a brief discussion of airport body scanners, the type that lets those looking at it see it all hang out. The commentator felt we as citizens have a right not to be scanned and that images like the one below could get on the internet. He called it pornography, although I don't think I would go that far.
But I confess! I've been body scanned and was not given the option to be body molested by the security guards, in fact I didn't even know what was happening until it happened.
This summer on the way back from Ireland to Atlanta, we deplaned and went through Atlanta Customs. Of course, we must get our bags to go through customs and then recheck them before we can exit the airport so that we can get our baggage at the baggage area rather than bring the baggage through the airport and its trains.
Now keep in mind I went through security in Ireland. For some reason, once we went through customs in Atlanta, we had to once again go through security to enter the area where we would take the trains to the next gate or to baggage.
I was singled out to go through not the metal detector but the body scanner, but was not told that I was going through a scanner, in fact I had never seen one up close and personal. You get into this contraption, are told to raise your hands above your head, stand still, and then this thing rolls around,"all over your body" and you leave. I wasn't given the choice of an intrusive physical search.
I'm not a prude, but it is an invasion of personal privacy I think. I wonder now if people are taking delight I would hope, but more than likely taking disgust at my image if it gets to the world wide web and it could be for all I know! This is immoral isn't it or am I overreacting????????
Because I wasn't dressed as a priest, but in casual clothes, I didn't really think anything of it at the time; it happened all so quickly and I'm not a prude. But I do think that if I had been in my priestly collar I would have felt most uncomfortable.
What do you think? This is what the person viewing the scan in another room sees! Fortunately, you can't see the person's reaction, but I'm sure, being human, he or she is having some kind of reaction! By the way, the image below is not of me! At least I don't think so! No, it can't be me, I am in much better shape and look so much better than this! Certainly this is not me! Please God don't let it be me!