Why I waste so much time on the internet
A cult is not inherently bad, your cult could have rituals where you break in people's home and clean up their apartment then for payment tickle them for 10 minutes straight and raid their beer fridge.
It's not a problem of it being worn by Muslim women. It's a problem when a full "mask" is worn by anyone.
I have zero problems with the one that shows the face. Women have always worn scarfs that covered the head but not the face. (Some wore it because it was in style, some wore it to protect their hair from wind and some wore it in their churches as part of a religious belief) In today's world people just need to be identifiable because of the crime we see everywhere. If I walked in a mall or any other place of business with something that covered my face, I would be stopped by security. If a person is completely covered and can't be identified, we don't know if it's a man, a woman, an Islamist, a Christian, or anything else. Many times, people cover their face when they commit a crime, to conceal their identity. Look at Antifa.
Well we learn more from people that we differ
with more than those that we agree with. :) Even though I differ with your belief, I do not differ with you. There is a big difference, so our debate ends peacefully. lol
Then I happily stand corrected. You, like myself, are unusual for not following a religion based on what we were told.
Thank you for your detailed reply and there is no need to apologize. 😊
I respect the fact that you were helped by a religion to got you through difficult times and that you still feel it assists you and that it gives you an identity. You are a good person and I will happily leave this topic here.
Thank you for the welcome.
I think you should start looking critically at your belief. Why does your belief make you feel as if you have to cover yourself up?
Ask yourself the question, if you were born in Spain, the chances that you would have been Catholic would be very good.
You would believe and adjust your life, how you live and how you see life, through the eyes of Catholicism. .
So what does that say about religion in general....?
I sat around a table not too long ago with different people from different countries (India, Pakistan, UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal), different skins and different languages. We laughed, had fun, were friends and we were all the same, because we were all atheists.
Why were we all atheists?
Because we all had critical minds that questioned the beliefs that was bestowed onto us by our parents and communities and we found them to be false, without proof and by default we became Atheists.
We can create a world that is free and open (face) when we start to ask the question 'why' and we start to pursue 'truth' without indoctrination.
I put the word truth in inverted commas, because 'truth' is a whole different conversation but sometimes 'I don't know' is closer to the truth than what we think we '
Hijab no problem. Niqab definitely not.
A good exercise in thought would be if you imagine the whole world, including men in a)hijab b)niqab c)open face d)a veil e)ski mask f)sunglasses
Which world would you prefer to live in....?
(hello amirite, my first post)
My favorite is feminists that argue against Muslim women wearing the hijab.
It should be up to each individual to wear religious clothing/accessories or not. When the government/people tries to say what you can or can't wear in public (on the topic of religion), but they only focus on one religion while giving a pass to others, the double standards become clear as day.
I live in Los Angeles, so I'm pretty used to seeing all races and religions. The reason people are wary of Muslims is simply because of what has been happening since 9/11/2001. Most Muslims are decent people, but in Los Angeles, I don't think i've seen more than a handful of people who wear a hijab.
Sadly, there seems to be quite a few radical Muslims, even in this country, and one wearing a hijab makes one stand out even more. Why not try to blend in?
You're reasonable. If anyone has an issue with the 2 on the right, I don't get it.