An interesting conversation at work yesterday concerning the silly girl who stripped naked along with others on Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia.
I have no sympathy for her and feel a couple of days discomfort in a foreign jail might teach her some manners.
Some of my colleagues think she's been hard done by as her actions couldn't have caused an earthquake. Earthquake or no, she showed great disrespect to the country's beliefs, I did ask one colleague how she'd feel if people stripped of in St Paul's cathedral or in her local church, but she didn't see that it was the same. She feels her beliefs are more important than some others
Another colleague thought I'd approve as I'm pagan and pagans get naked all the time. Actually they don't and neither do I, this is England with typical English weather, it's too bloody cold and wet most of the time. And anyway I'm Wiccan and some rituals need contact with the earth to work properly. If I really feel the need for this contact I go barefoot which I feel is sufficient. I also try to live by 'An it harm none, do as you will', I don't always manage this but do try to remember the Law of Threefold Return. A belief that anything that I do will be returned to me threefold. In other words, good deeds are magnified in like form back to the doer, and so are ill deeds.