Thursday, April 13, 2006

Barefoot in the House- ThingsAsian Article

Barefoot in the House- ThingsAsian Article

A short article about Malaysian culture.

15 comments:

Carey said...

Cool... thanks for sharing that. Muslim weddings are really neat. In general, Eastern weddings are more fun. All we do is say vows and have a reception w/ cake afterwards. I'd want to do something really unconventional - as usual for me. LOL

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

It would be interesting to attend an Asian wedding, but I would be uncomfortable about entering a Mosque or any other kind of heathen temple.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Carey said...

Often the ceremonies take place in homes, rather than religious buildings.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Do they?

I think Sikh and often Hindu weddings take place in temples.

God Bless

Matthew

Carey said...

Maybe they do. I was thinking more of Muslim weddings.

Redeemed said...

I had a good muslim friend in High school, I was about 15. She was one of those "high class" muslims.

I got an e-mail from her a while ago that she is getting married (to her cousin!???) and asked me to attend.

Matthew, I hear you. I could never attend a mosque, I never have, neither do I ever intend to.

Imagine, I have a hard time entering a Catholic church.

My feet like to be on Holy ground in a bible believing church!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

First cousin weddings are very common among Muslims.

There is talk in Britain of making them illegal.

God Bless

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Yes, apparently it is. I guess they're a close family, haha.

Did I ever tell you, two summers ago, when my brother first came to visit, on his way back to Lebanon, he spent a week in England visiting with friends.

I'm not sure where he went, but I could ask.

He went street preaching on his own once and there were many muslims in that particular area. I think he got to preach in arabic.

We have lots of muslims at the metro when we go tract passing. The women are nice and take the tracts.

My brother is good with reaching out to muslims.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That is great, Sarah.

Muslims in the UK tend to be very argumentative, but my friend Rory had a good conversation with one.

God Bless

Matthew

Carey said...

I have a muslim classmate. She seemed very surprised when I struck up a conversation with her and asked her questions about Islam. Ever since 9/11, many Americans have not been very friendly towards Muslims, so they are a bit ostracised - especially here in the South.

Redeemed said...

I love great testimonies such as muslims giving their life to Jesus Christ.

Carey, I can imagine.

Carey said...

Me too. My grandmother has a friend who is the most amazing Christian. He was born in Iran and has been ostracized from his family. Now he travels to countries where the gospel is illeagal. I really admire him - he's like the Apostle Paul.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I think I would feel uncomfortable if I was a Muslim in the USA. But then it would not be fun being a Christian in a Muslim country.

God Bless

Matthew

Carey said...

It's easier for Muslims in the US than it is for Christians in Muslim countries.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Very true, Carey.