OK, so it might be an old news but I recently found this article in a bilingual newspaper called "The Arab Ambassador" in last February's issue and I wanted to comment on it
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I'm not sure if the album is being marketed yet or no, but here are the lyrics of "How do you do" , it's quite a nice song actually!
My comment (or rather my question is) are we that unsure and weak that we have to ban anything different? Can a human bein offend the Almighty? Why can't we be given the freedom of choice? Can't we tell if it's OK to talk about God that way or no? Who is this distributor to think for me and decide that it's not OK that Shakira says to God that she will forgive Him if He forgives her!!
All my life I've been taught that we learn to be able to make our own choices, it's what I've done in every volunteer activity I've taken, prepare the children I was working with to make their own choices.
I think that it involves seeing all the alternatives and weighting things in the eyes of God and then choosing for themselves (having been given all the necessary data)
The song has actually parts of the Lord's prayer, I only heard of banning it in the middle east! If somebody heard it was banned somewhere else, please tell me..
This reminds me of the one time, one of my college buddies had to shave his goatie because the responsible thought it was inappropriate for the teens that my friend was serving in Sunday school to see their teacher (and role model) act like that..
I mean what's wrong with the goatie?? Oh sure.. it's very bad to be cool ;) And I thought then that one alternative has been taken away from these teens judgment.. cause someone made the choice for them and categorized the goatie as inapropriate!
Please.. let us think for ourselves! That's all I'm asking! Which means leave the song and let us say it's bad.. don't do it for us.. And please don't think that I'm comparing a goatie to the "inappropriate" song!
PS: While searching for any online link about the same issue to use here instead of the article's photo, I found this in a forum! Check out the cover censorship .. it's hilarious!