I found this while issue hilarious! We are are born humans. Free! Not prisoners of a religion that some Mr. smarty-pants decided themselves that that is what God wanted. I ended up getting that someone is obviously trying to play God here. Some people with a BIG head and an enormous ego with a holier-than-thou attitude. Oh I forgot, some people who lack of common sense and probably didn't pass any subject except religious study. Not that it is a bad thing but people should always remember moderation sometimes.
In my little head, the translation for all religions in the world is about is to be a better human being, to respect everything and everyone and basically to do good.
I have nothing againts Islam or Muslims as I found the religion and in so many ways beautiful. The untainted one and not the one that has been 'tokok tambah' (in other words, 'added') like the one we have right here in Malaysia. It has become downright stupid. It's like giving a bunch of idiots Godlike powers and see the hilariousness that ensures as they abuse their power to suit their own stupid needs.
Exercise is exercise, no matter what, Yoga is not going to convert me into being a Hindu or something. D'oh. Does that mean that if I don't eat with chopsticks I'm no longer a Chinese? Does that also mean that if I eat too much nasi kandar, I'll suddenly get the inspiration to be a Mamak? And frankly, I don't think my Malay friends feels like becoming Buddhist just because they like to eat Char Koay Teow.
Then again, I shouldn't worry as I'm not banned from practicing yoga.
But lately, Malaysia has been becoming pretty stupid lately. Another thing that they happily came out with a couple of months ago stating that they'll pay married men RM1000 to marry single mothers. Sounds good from some angles but to encourage men to be polygamy?! And furthermore, to marry because they want the money and NOT because they are in love.
the fact or custom of being married to more than one person at the same time
-Cambridge online dictionary
Quotes the Highlander: There can only be ONEEEE!
They should realize that not all single mothers are 'dying' to get remarried, sheesh, being married to one ass was enough, what on earth made others thinks that they can't wait to jump right back into the marriage scene. And to encourage them to marry yet again all for the sake of RM1000? Why not use the much needed money as a loan to single mothers so they can start their own small scale business.
So that's encouraged and to be healthy by doing yoga isn't. I don't know about you guys but I'm having a good laugh while slapping myself on the forehead.
Interesting info: Muslims in the Middle East doesn't even have this crazed yoga ban and yet we do. What are we trying to prove here? That we're either more religious and thus making us better than them or crazier than them?
As of 26 November 2008
Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Wednesday waded into a row over a ban on yoga for Muslims, saying they could practise the exercise as long as it had no spiritual elements.
Malaysia's highest Islamic body, the National Fatwa Council, on Saturday banned yoga for Muslims, saying it could erode their faith.
Malaysia's population is dominated by Muslim Malays, and the ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities are becoming concerned over rising "Islamisation" of the multicultural country
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