I have been accused of being legalistic in a thread regarding modesty of dress, particularly in regard to attending church if you are a professing Christian. Paul asked women to dress modestly. Was he being legalistic? Granted there is a cultural imperative involved, but I am unaware of any culture, including ours, where a bathing suit is considered modest dress for church, whether you are in Hawaii or not. It is not legalistic to ask for modesty. It is legalistic to say you are not modest unless you wear a dress, or a suit and tie, or whatever particular piece of clothing. I see the accusation of legalism thrown at a number of people who are asking for basic modesty or refraining from casino gambling or not participating in violent video games or a number of other things. It is not legalistic to ask for basic moral, ethical, reasonable behavior which will not and does not encourage immoral, unethical and/or unreasonable behavior in others. Granted we have been set free. But what we have been set free from is bondage to sin. We have been set free to follow Christ. We have not been set free to follow the world. I've been working outside in the heat pulling weeds for awhile thinking about the other thread on modesty and what was going on in people's minds. If I'm off the wall here, call it heatstroke and forgive me. But as for me and my house....we'll do the best we can to not only serve the Lord but let others who see us know that that is what we are doing.