Although I missed last night's BET Awards, I did check in to Facebook to see what people were saying about the show, and I managed to see a picture above of Meagan Good on the red carpet. In my opinion, she looked absolutely gorgeous, and I can't help but think her husband Devon Franklin is one of the luckiest men on Earth. But, right after that thought, I scrolled down to see the comments people left under the picture and it was a full-out religious battle that would have made Palestinians and Israelis say, "Hey! Y'all need to chill!"
The issue was simply this: Should the "saved" wife of a preacher dress that sexy at a public event?
Some felt Meagan's outfit was far too revealing, to the point that we could tell it was a little cold outside because her nipples looked like they were jumping for a rebound. Others said her outfit was perfectly fine, and that everyone who was speaking against her were being far too judgmental, if not hypocritical as well. To be honest, as a casual observer I could definitely see the validity in both arguments.
As an agnostic theist, I have a personal relationship with God that is governed by no specific religion. But, I have an extremely large amount of respect for any and all religious people and practices, and while their views aren't indicative of my own, I do respect their specific beliefs, which is why I would never desecrate anyone's religion by claiming it without strictly adhering to their rules and principles. So when I look at Meagan, I
see an extremely attractive woman displaying a beautiful body she works hard to maintain And while I'm not Christian, I can understand how Christians may be offended.
When I talked to my childhood friend, who is a Seventh-Day Adventist, he told me that the Bible commands women to dress modestly and NOT expose their sexuality, while also instructing men to do the same. But that presents a major issue when Meagan has made comments in the past like this:
"I think that I am definitely going to be someone who is boldly going to go out to the masses and be someone who says: 'Look! Women it's OK to do this, that and the other ... I don't like [how] sometimes people who are religious will try and force everyone into a box and judge them."
But is it judging? Or is it asking a member of the congregation to play by the same rules that everyone else is? Or, maybe the real question is: Are all the members of the congregation playing by the rules right now, or is Meagan the only woman being constantly crucified for her sexiness?
While I am completely unsuited to answer those and other specific questions on the Bible and judge other people's affinity for Christ (something I would never want to do anyways), it's important for Meagan Good and ALL people of ANY religion to ask themselves if THEY are happy with THEIR personal relationship with God? Because if they truly are, then the opinions of other people won't really matter because only one entity can truly judge them in the end.