Saturday, May 24, 2008

Baju Kurung Too Sexy?

Islamic group’s uniform comment slammed - The Star

An Islamic group in Malaysia now wishes to ban the baju kurung because they think its too sexy.

That to me is pretty ridiculous. The baju kurung is not a sexy dress. It covers a woman from the neck down and worn in conjunction with a skirt all the way to the ankles.

The real answer to the reason why they think it is too sexy is their own minds. They do not acknowledge their own sinfulness and lust in their own hearts.

My counter proposal to them is simple, I suggest that they cut out their eyes if it causes them to sin.

"And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell." (Matthew 18:9)

Updated: 26 May 2008, 2:03AM

After writing this blog entry, it has thrown new light for me on that verse quoted. I've read interpretations saying that Jesus used it as hyperbole to tell us to use drastic measures to stop ourselves from sinning.

But considering the context of Jesus time, with religious hypocrites abounding, it can be read as rebuking hypocrisy and putting the responsibility squarely on the men.

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