I was briefly friends with a Muslim girl once; mid twenties, cute, flirty, witty. I was under the impression she was mostly atheist and I was happy for her.
One day, however, she dropped the bomb that she believes and prays etc. When I asked her how she justified the fact that she never covered herself in the presence of men, she told me that it’s due to her rebellious and hard to control nature, and that as long as she knew it was wrong and that she felt guilty about it, she would be forgiven.
Talking about rationalization and double standards.