|SINFUL selfie taken with a message to the cleric reading something like (Google Translate): 'So I take another selfie on a matorcyle. I go to Hell now?(source)|
A young Indonesian young cleric is taking a stand against selfies. In a 17- point manifesto posted on Twitter last week, popular Indonesian author and speaker Felix Siauw argued that taking a selfie often means succumbing to pride, arrogance, and ostentation—all of which make them a sin under Islam, according to Siauw.Although utterly absurd, this is insightful on some level. I mean, my selfies are brilliant yet other people's selfies are always lame and over indulgent. Isn't it odd how that works?
Felix, who has over 2.7 million followers on his Twitter page, his own webpage, his own Youtube channel and several books published to his name, must -- sadly -- live in the limelight. However, women don't have this problem and he's taking a stand to preserve their purity from nasty bad bad bad pride in themselves. Pride IN THEMSELVES! What is this world coming to?
Here's are some highlights from his tweetise as per Coconuts Jakarta.
If we take a selfie, sift through and choose our best pose, and then we’re awed and impressed by our selves – worryingly, that’s called PRIDE
If we take a selfie and upload it on social media, desperately hoping for view, likes, comments or whatever – we’ve fallen into the OSTENTATIOUS trap
If we take a selfie and we feel cooler and better than others – we’ve fallen into the worst sin of all, ARROGANCE
These days many Muslim women take selfies without shame. There are usually nine frames in one photo with facial poses that are just – My Goodness – where’s the purity in women?
What's with all these shameful women feeling good about themselves and posting pictures online without shame?
Well, his comments have sparked a huge backlash within Indonesia, land of the selfies, and people are breaking out their selfie sticks and sending him glorious selfies in retaliation.
Look, these people are having FUN and they're HAPPY! What's the deal with these clerics always trying to outlaw happy, anyway? It's like they want a monopoly on it for their imaginary god.