I didn’t want to address anything related to that nun costume. It was culturally demeaning to even consider that nylon thing as something worthy of a discussion, which the country decided to have over the past few days.
Lebanese Christian victimhood takes front and center once again. Sometimes, the reason for the panic may be fathomable. Other times, such as this time, it’s completely silly to make a fuss out of it. I wasn’t going to say anything until I read this exquisite piece by MTV Lebanon about the outfits (here). I also did a good amount of research to check if the sexy nun outfit wasn’t some slutty Mexican folklore. You never know!
So dear MTV and the many Lebanese Christians who believe in what MTV said, please look at what really insults Christianity.
It’s a bigger insult to Christianity when you put a shroud of holiness around priests and nuns and monks who have done nothing to you in any way whatsoever except belong to the religion you believe in.
It’s a bigger insult to Christianity when you protect those people of the cloak beyond any form of doubt, despite it not making sense, because you believe they are of a higher moral order, because you believe they are above sins when Pope Francis shattered stereotypes by acknowledging that he was a man of sin.
It’s a bigger insult to Christianity to take insult to every single thing that infringes upon anything that is related in any way to the religion especially when the insult doesn’t even touch upon the Holy convictions championed by that religion. What would you have done had the outfit been a slutty virgin Mary? Now that is something I might fathom being upset about – but are we seriously getting insulted by a downright stereotypical outfit of a nun?
It’s an insult to Christianity that we keep going backwards as a society while everyone else goes forward. It’s an insult to Christianity that while the religion, with its new head, tries to find some footings in the 21st century, Lebanese Christians are firmly set in keeping it in the dark ages: what we don’t like even if hating it is way out there, the country doesn’t get. It’s as simple as that.
It’s an insult to my intellect, dear MTV, to assume that a Halloween outfit is of the same insult caliber as the desecration of Churches and Holy monuments in Syria and Egypt. It’s also an insult to my intellect to read a piece written in that impeccably constructed language. Was it translated from Arabic using Google? Anyway, seeing as my intellect resides in the body of a Christian person on paper, I must also consider this as an insult to Christianity because the logic might hold somehow.
Lebanese Christians, I beseech you (always wanted to use that word) to wake up and realize the following: You are entitled to believe in whatever you. You even have the right to take offense when your Holy figures are ridiculed and whatnot. And sometimes I’ll stand with you if the stance was worth it. But being insulted by a Halloween costume is taking it too far.
MTV, you didn’t handle the priest scandal well. Why are you doing the same mistake again?
I guess you meant “nun” not “nurse in the second paragraph and in the tags 😛 But do you remember that (silly) XXL ad that was banned because “the sexy nurses’ outfits were an insult to the nursing profession”? 😛
you idiot sobs! These are God messengers on earth! is money so much important in your lives to sell shit like these?!!! burn in hell you motherfuckers!burn in hell
i will have to say to all the non christian lebanese not to try to be more royalist than the king… if it’s a matter that concerns christians, let them handle it the way they like( MTV or any other opinion) just as we don’t teach others in Lebanon how to handle any religious issue of any kind… as to my opinion about these halloween costumes, well i will have to say that there are enough good and holy priests and nuns in the world and they certainly do not need to be ridiculed for all the sacrifices they are doing and also they should not pay the price for the bad priests and nuns who are hiding behind their prestigious uniforms to gain respectability and social status. God will judge them…