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.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Sex Drive

Sometimes as we go along in life, a man may ask God "Why did you give me a sex drive? I wish I didn't have it." Or a woman may say, "Men are such perves, they look at me with disgusting eyes."

I think that if these people really got what they are implying they wouldn't want it.

The sexual drive is to be celebrated as a gift of God. Imagine instead that men with too strong a drive became gay, impotent, or castrated? Sales of viagra show how older men long for the time when they were more youthful.

And if you think men are perves just for looking at you, have you met the woman who wishes a for that day a man might even look at her?

Sooner or later, that time will come when we will lose our sexual potency, our youthful attractiveness. Celebrate that time of youthful strength, and the full bloom of the body that God gave to you. Neither abuse it but enjoy the gift of God.

Unplugged Notebook

Unplugged Notebook

Originally uploaded by nicodemus_chan.

Sometimes it is better to unplug yourself from the Internet than to let it distract you from doing what is most needful.