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What kind of clothing should Christians wear when in public?

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  • What kind of clothing should Christians wear when in public?

    This is a topic that really isn't that clear to me.

    Say that you are going to the beach. Should a male be wearing just a boxer shorts or pants leaving his entire top uncovered? Should a female wear just a bikini?
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    Modest.

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    • #3
      Another issue we don't think of is simple/fancy. Roger Olson argues that it is a sin to buy clothing because of a designer name. I don't know if I'd go that far though.
      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
        Modest.
        What's modest though, Teal? Could a bikini/boxer shorts be modest?
        -The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.
        Sir James Jeans

        -This most beautiful system (The Universe) could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.All variety of created objects which represent order and Life in the Universe could happen only by the willful reasoning of its original Creator, whom I call the Lord God.
        Sir Isaac Newton

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
          Another issue we don't think of is simple/fancy. Roger Olson argues that it is a sin to buy clothing because of a designer name. I don't know if I'd go that far though.
          True. Though I think that a bit of fancy clothing (such as a beautiful dress) isn't much of a bad thing. It's when it gets excessive and show-offy that it becomes a problem.
          -The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.
          Sir James Jeans

          -This most beautiful system (The Universe) could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.All variety of created objects which represent order and Life in the Universe could happen only by the willful reasoning of its original Creator, whom I call the Lord God.
          Sir Isaac Newton

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          • #6
            This thread is going to end up being opinion based in the end,so does it really matter?
            And If I'm going to the beach and I'm going for a swim, I'm taking my shirt off.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cerealman View Post
              And If I'm going to the beach and I'm going for a swim, I'm taking my shirt off.
              And contextually, I don't think anybody reasonably would consider a topless male at the pool or beach to be immodest.
              "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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              • #8
                I admit I enjoy seeing bikinis. I nonetheless do not see them as modest by any stretch, and they should not be worn in public. Prudish? That is me.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                  I admit I enjoy seeing bikinis. I nonetheless do not see them as modest by any stretch, and they should not be worn in public. Prudish? That is me.
                  But, a bikini is More modest than no clothing....


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                    I admit I enjoy seeing bikinis. I nonetheless do not see them as modest by any stretch, and they should not be worn in public. Prudish? That is me.
                    Some are more modest than others. Those with spaghetti strings attached to a couple of postage stamps for a top and a thong (what we used to call "fanny flossers" when they were first introduced) for a bottom are by no stretch of the imagination modest.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                      But, a bikini is More modest than no clothing....
                      http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/sh...m-and-Clothing

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                      • #12
                        I am not reading that! It's too long!


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                          (what we used to call "fanny flossers" when they were first introduced)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                            I admit I enjoy seeing bikinis. I nonetheless do not see them as modest by any stretch, and they should not be worn in public. Prudish? That is me.
                            Back in the day the women wore does onesies right?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Quantum Weirdness View Post
                              What's modest though, Teal? Could a bikini/boxer shorts be modest?
                              Could, yes. But seriously, why would you wear basically your undies if not to titilate or at least excite a response? Modesty has as much to do with intent as yardage.

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