Sunday, December 03, 2006

Ostentatious modesty inflated to the point of vanity

Jenny McCartney has a good article in today's Sunday Telegraph on the attention seeking female muslim garb questions that are a subject of popular debate.

In Christianity Jesus has taught us that those who make a large display of their religious adherence have already had their reward. God rewards what is done in private. Drawing attention to yourself to advertise how holy you are by wearing a black full body or head bag is just hypocrisy in our society. But, in my opinion, its really its a form of religious bullying of other muslim girls.

But I'm posting because I thought the phrase "Ostentatious modesty inflated to the point of vanity" that Jenny uses really cuts to the heart of the head covering argument in the UK.

Good article.

1 comment:

Wrinkled Weasel said...

A good point, MIAS.

But then, Islam is all about public demonstrations with no visible outward positive fruits.

In this country, all we see is their anger, their intolerance and their affrontry.

"They do all their deeds to be seen by others; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long." (Matt 23)