Sexual Sin and the Hijab

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jessehove
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Sexual Sin and the Hijab

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While sexual lust is something I have struggled with my whole life, my interactions in an interfaith community three years ago helped me to re-focus my perceptions in light of those around me....

http://mercyandmessiah.blogspot.ca/2012 ... hijab.html

How has your interactions with other religions helped to strengthen your faith and make you a better person?

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Hi jessehove,

How are you specifically managing this temptation? How did the community help?

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Thanks for asking!

It is often a struggle, but I have a group of friends that keep me accountable. I also think about the horrors of human trafficking and my own close friends who are women, and being so digusted by it all that I am generally able to avoid it.

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Oh and you mention nothing of the hijab other than your title. Why?

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I talk about the Hijab in my article.....

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Re: Sexual Sin and the Hijab

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jessehove wrote: While sexual lust is something I have struggled with my whole life, my interactions in an interfaith community three years ago helped me to re-focus my perceptions in light of those around me....

http://mercyandmessiah.blogspot.ca/2012 ... hijab.html

From your article...

"As an attractive woman she had often received attention based on

surface level attraction. But anyone who was in the room that day

will tell you she had far more to offer than just her looks. By wear-

ing the Hijab she became well respected for her mind. She was no

longer being looked at as an object."

That is entirely false. Her words and her mind are what gave her the respect she deserved. By stating that it was a Hijab that gave her respect only supports the attention given from a "surface level attraction" and you are still looking at her as an object.

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Troubled Man

You are right, I still have iasues to deal with here. But it has nothing to do with the Hijab and a woman's choice to wear it.

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jessehove wrote: But it has nothing to do with the Hijab and a woman's choice to wear it.
Or, a woman's lack of choice to wear it.

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Absolutely. Truly there is to be "no compulsion in religion"

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jessehove wrote: Absolutely. Truly there is to be "no compulsion in religion"
Believe in God or be tormented day and night forever over a slow fire in the presence of the Lamb and the Holy Angels. Sounds a bit like compulsion to me. A bit.

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