Major beef with religion. Someone telling me what to believe. Defining logic according to him or her as the truth for me to take.
I have always been big headed. Ask mommy, told me more than once. Knew my mind.
But seriously, there are some things where the rights of religious ‘authorities’ seem to stray right into the sphere of personal freedom which an individual regards as his or her own.
Malaysian Islamic body bans yoga for Muslims
Malaysia's top Islamic body fresh from banning tomboys issued an edict Saturday that prohibits Muslims from practicing yoga, saying that elements of Hinduism in the ancient Indian exercise could corrupt them.
Err, have a sis who used to ride the bicycle, play football (soccer) and generally carry on like a dude. And of course, many of my trans friends would not be happy about the ‘Ban the tomboy’ fatwa.
Me, I am indignant. How dare you tell me what to believe…
Sigh, in our world, many are ready to accept authoritarian positions. Authority seems to be marked by the ability to deprive someone of their freedom in some way!..
And of course, insight. I am very bad at disciplining. Lover mine says I give way too much slack, always. I think it comes from thinking that always someone will have the similar outlook, knowledge and wishes like I do. Uh, idealist.