Three 20-something women trying to figure out what it means to be lay, Catholic, and modern all at once.

September 8, 2010

Modesty, Islam and Other Thoughts

So maybe it's all the hype about the mosque to be built at Ground Zero or the most interesting move by Pastor Terry Jones in Florida to establish an "International Burn-a-Qu'ran Day" on September 11...but for whatever reason, Islam is on the brain, well my brain. Or maybe it is the increase of ladies I see veiled around town, not only in the city, but in the suburbs-at the grocery store, at the gym working out in their hijab. Not to mention the niqab! It all really has me thinking - what is the difference between say the Muslim standard of modesty and the Christian one? Is there a difference? And does it matter? I mean, when you see the way some women dress themselves these days, you cannot help but wonder if a veil might look nicer.... But there I am provoking. Before I give my own thoughts, I really want to hear yours, readers. Also, feel free to tell me your thoughts on the mosque and the pastor...

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1 comment:

Margaret Perry said...

The Vatican has come out with a response to this Koran burning: Each religion, with its respective sacred books, places of worship and symbols, has the right to respect and protection. We are speaking about the respect to be accorded the dignity of the person who is an adherent of that religion and his/her free choice in religious matters.

The reflection which necessarily should be fostered on the occasion of the remembrance of September 11th would be, first of all, to offer our deep sentiments of solidarity with those who were struck by these horrendous terrorist attacks. To this feeling of solidarity we join our prayers for them and their loved ones who lost their lives.

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