should christian women be allowed to wear thong bathing suites at beaches that p

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should christian women be allowed to wear thong bathing suites?

  1. yes they could, at beaches that permit it.

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  2. no they should not.

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  1. hubbml27

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    just a thought. Me and my wife were thinking of taking a vacation to the virgin islands and they told us that the beach outside our hotel was clothing optional. My wife said she liked wearing thong bathing suites as long as it was in accordance with the local law.
     
  2. Dr. Brigit

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    Seems like a cultural thing to me.

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  3. Angie Miller

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    I would think there would be no problem with that. I am sure it is for her comfort and your delight! :eek: LOL But as we know some Women ware them for other intentions. God knows her heart so I think it would be okay.
    On the other hand playing Devil's advocate, we should not cause our Brother's & Sisters in Christ to stumble. :( Maybe it would make some stumble. Then again it is them that would be sinning by looking and lusting. :rolleyes: Hmmmmmmm Well does that clear anything up! :confused: Oh my!!! I think I confused myself! LOL
    Love in Christ Angieinstlouie

    [ August 18, 2002, 11:05 PM: Message edited by: Angie Miller ]
     
  4. Maverick

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    Interesting that the first thing Adam and Eve did was cover their nakedness and now we want to show it off. If you want every man on the beach imagining sex with your wife just let her go naked and say the heck with with it. Surely I thought this was in jest or from a troll, but folks are concuring with it. Oh how we have fallen from any sense of holiness and decency at all. Then again, the only difference between the thong and what many gals wear to church is only a matter of pigment, dimples and freckles. At least your wife will not be teasing the men but rather leaving nothing to the imagination. Heck, make a few bucks off of it and let her pose and present while they take photos. Man, I am an old hippie and cannot believe that any Christian would even conceive of such a thing let alone a husband be OK with it and other women encouraging a woman to exhibit herself and exploit herself. I thought that I had heard it all and nothing would shock me, but I was wrong. I am glad we are discussing this in person because I am afraid I would really lose control. When the Church is not far behind Sodom and Gommorah, what hope does the world have? And we wonder why our kids think pre-marital sex is OK. I am disgusted beyond comprehension!!!!
     
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    Bummer that.

    At the moment the results are roughly tied. I wonder if that will continue.

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  6. Helen

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    People are NEVER going to ask us questions about our faith so that we CAN give an answer if we look like the rest of the world!

    Do you WANT other men looking at your wife that way?

    On the other hand, if it doesn't bother you, why not just go to where they have naked beaches and be done with it? A thong hides so very little that imagination is not even needed.

    I'm with Maverick on this one for sure! Women are told to dress modestly. Even in our culture, I don't think that includes thong bathing 'wear.'

    Consider also that the soft porn material frequently uses thongs simply to keep from being hard porn. You want your wife associated with that sort of thing in observers' minds?
     
  7. Bible-belted

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    It is with GREAT trepidation that I weigh on on this.

    Honestly, I believe that the principle o the stumbling block comes into play. If what women wear is going to cause men to sin, by causing the men to lust after them in their heart then...

    And please understand, I KNOW that men have a responsibility in to "gorw up" and be mature and all that. But the fact is that you're talking about people who if regenerate struggle with the flesh, and if not are ensalved to it. Why feed that beast with eye candy? Freedom is not to be used if it helps to bring spiritual ruin on another person. So I am not talking about women's rights but a Christian's repsonsibility.

    It's on discussions like this that I praise God I have no daughters... ;)

    The man's prayer: "I'm a man. But I can change. If I have to.

    I guess."
     
  8. Bible Believing Bill

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    I have to go with Maverick and Helen on this one. Remember we must live IN the world, but not OF the world. A thong bathing suit is certianly of the world. As Christians we MUST set the example. What kind of example is it for our wives to go out wearing something that leaves abosoultly nothing to the imagianation. It is an example that nudity, adultry, and fornication are OK. If a Christian is comfortable with setting that example, then he is a Christian that I would choose not to fellowship with. While discussing modesty lets not forget that men should not walk around in a tight speedo either.

    Bill
     
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    I am shocked that this discussion is even taking place!!!!!!!! No way would I put my wife on public display!!!!!!! There is something terribly wrong, spiritually, with any man who would!!!!
     
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    Good Grief!!! :rolleyes: "The whole world lieth in wickedness."
     
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    I don't believe that women, Christian or otherwise, should wear thong bathing suits. No matter what kind of shape she is in, fit or fat. And, fit or fat, they are not comfortable. They are for the sole purpose of the "shock value". You might as well be naked and naked is whole lot more comfortable than thong bathing suits or underwear.

    But you posed your question in a puzzling manner.

    Should they be "allowed to".

    Allowed to?

    Is the Bible police going to come in and arrest her? Or is her husband going to "rule over her" and "forbid" it.

    I think a Christian woman could find COUNTLESS more ways to be comfortable in a beach setting than wearing a thong. There are plenty of very chic and fashionable bathing suits that are also in good taste.

    And she should abstain from the thongs because she is a Godly and modest woman, not because she is not "allowed" to wear one.

    Women should consider their respect of God, their self-respect, respect of a spouse, and respect for the general public when picking out their clothes.

    But a woman does not have to ask permission of anybody when making that choice.

    Peace-

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    Why would a woman who is a believer WANT to?!?
     
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    OK!!!! We now have a three way tie...that is sooo disgusting! [​IMG] Why would anyone want one of those hideous things on any way?? UNLESS, they want others to see what only a husband should see. My problem is that the husband is OK with it. :mad:

    You know, a good Christian in 2002 wouldn't even make for a good backslider 50 years ago!!
     
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    Doesn't the Bible teach us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world? (Titus 2:12)

    I think christian ladies should keep there bottoms covered in public, and any other body parts that would lend to ungodly thoughts as well.
     
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    Two observations for the two cents I throw in - First, why do the dissenters seem to be the only ones willing to speak up and being acknowledged for casting a vote? If the ones who are in favor of Christians in thongs would own their value enough to express themselves and have their name on record, it would make for an interesting discussion.
    Secondly, I would concur with Scarlet; folks are initially asking what's wrong with this outfit for public clothing, but I must ask "what's right about it?" Scarlet also raises another relevant issue from the way the question is worded, and it strikes me as funny, too. Seems to me to come under the heading of Christian Liberty, yes, Christian Liberty. What behaviors do we condone that honor God, and which ones squelch the Spirit? Seems to be an individual question of growth or maturity rather than a corporate decision. While some have expressed a concern for causing others, particularly men, to stumble, I wonder if we are looking at this question the wrong way. Instead of bearing or tolerating the weaker brother, as though we are the stronger, what are we doing to raise the standards without trying to legislate another "don't"? My fear is that we become more legalistic without intending to be when we prohibit clothing or mandate it.
    A cultural thing, then, as one poster pointed out? When in Rome, eh? I don't know about that. I don't think I need become a drug addict to be among the chemically dependent, or contract AIDS to visit its victims inChrist's love, nor do I need to seek a beach where the clothing is optional, just because I can. My soapbox is getting long so I'll stop soon. Liberty is not just the power to do what we want, it is also the freedom not to do what we want, no matter how pleasing it seems. Yet the freedom to abstain from these comforts may only come from the Spirit Himself, and so I would suggest that any who would ask this question should not be asking other believers, but taking this question directly to God, through the Holy Spirit. Allowed? Probably. Profitable? Hmmmm, what does He tell you? and what does the Word tell you, also?

    Thanks for reading my ramblings.

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  16. Sojourner

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    hubbml27 -

    As a believer, will you be going to a beach where "clothing is optional", regardless of what your wife wears?

    If so, can you explain to me how this honors her and keeps your marriage bed undefiled? Thanks for your reply, because I'd be interested in your take on this issue rather than just the question you posed.

    [ August 21, 2002, 12:07 AM: Message edited by: Sojourner ]
     
  17. donnA

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    The next best thing to being naked. So if you don't mind your wife being nearly naked in public go ahead. But if your serious about your christianity, and intend to walk the talk, then no to thongs in public.
     
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    I saw this poll right after it was posted and actually thought it was a joke, or possibly a troll. I could not nor do I still take this at all seriously. I figured a moderator would come along and say something like, you know, "give me a break!"
    This is just my own opinion, and I think it's in agreement with others here, no woman or man should wear thongs in public! I personally don't want to see your hinnies, for crying out loud! The only place where clothing is optional is in your own private bathroom or bedroom! And I still think this has to be a joke of some kind, this just can't be for real. :rolleyes:
    hubbml27 had to know just how much dust this one would stir up and is having a good laugh.
    Sue
     
  19. Helen

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    I think you are right Susan. I looked at his profile and he has not made any statement about Christ, which the administrators or the webmaster require now. I think he very well might be a troll, too.

    Still, it's interesting who said what on this forum...smile.
     
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    [ August 21, 2002, 04:49 PM: Message edited by: Smoke_Eater ]
     

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