Post No. 24
Certainly many rejections to continue these personal relationships have been strongly influenced by the girl’s parental upbringing. Religious teachings, just a they do on the world stage, can be interpreted from their original meanings or modified down through the ages; modified to fit a personal or political agenda. Passages in the Old and New Testament still haunt those CDs who, because of the religious beliefs of their parents take the words literally without the benefit of learning alternative meanings or the original intentions of the biblical writer for they were never etched in stone.
For example, Deuteronomy, chapter 22, verse 5 reads: “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God”. Obviously Greta Garbo didn’t consider these words when she likely initiated the fashion trend for women to wear pants as they do so commonly in recent years. But going back to the ancient Greeks and Romans – they wore togas, a dress if you will, that was considered a robe of sorts worn by men and women just as robe or skirt-type garments are still worn in the 21st Centuary in the middle East and around the world. Ask most woman in the Western world why they prefer pants the answer isually, “Why, because they are more comfortable”. Is this any different than the CD explaining that feminine clothes are more comfortable than male drab? Nevertheless in many Muslim countries the old interpretation of what and how females should wear their outer garments according to the Quran is still followed – women being stoned to death is not unusual if they deviate. In the same vein but a different subject, known homosexuals are put to death by direction of federal laws of certain countries – most natives of these countries would be hard put to explain the rationale.