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  1. abcgrad94

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    Are strapless dresses ok for Christians? I'm talking about prom or wedding dresses that sufficiently cover the torso (no plunging necklines) and come down to the knees or below. A simple yes or no will work--I just want to know how the majority of Baptists feel about it.
     
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    Sure, modesty is not acheived by covering ones shoulders.
     
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    I won't wear them.
     
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    http://illbehonest.com/recovering-biblical-womanhood-paul-washer
     
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    I gave all of mine to Revmitchell
     
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    Seriously -

    The dress should come past the knee - and above the "V"
    and able to stay up by itself.
     
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    Key words: sufficiently cover.
     
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    Are beltless pants acceptable for plumbers? :laugh:
     
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    by whose standards
     
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    They can be.
     
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    ....I'm waiting to see if one of the resident Lordshippers will make the call....
     
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    I would caution Christian women about wearing anything that causes men to focus on certain areas of their bodies. Strapless dresses leave the shoulders bare with a focus on cleavage.

    So for modesty's sake, I'd say for Christian women not to wear strapless dresses.
     
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    Subjective, parents determining.
     
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    In another thread Zaac said this (and I think it applies to his response to strapless dresses):

    I'm just saying that it's how we respond to folks...how we treat PEOPLE... that makes people not want to have anything to do with Christians or our brand of Christianity.

    And yet another reason why folks don't want to have anything to do with this brand of Christianity.
     
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    This depends on who you ask. Many would disagree. Nevermind Muslim Burqa’s, even in the Christian world if you go back to medieval times when there were actual knights, when things came up such as jousting tournaments and the knights would point out a lady in the crowd, she would usually uncover her wrist in a sly way as a thank-you of sorts. Why? Because it was a huge turn-on back then, in terms of modesty it would almost be the equivalent of getting flashed nowadays, or at least showing a garter on the upper thigh and slipping it off.
     
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    That's the same exact logic behind the burqa. Might as well cover their face and head up while you're at it.
     
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    I would caution Christian men to stop acting like they are in a 14 year-old's hormone-induced trance whenever they see more than a square inch of a woman's body. Women - even one's in strapless dresses- have eyes. Look at them once in a while. I believe it is called eye contact.

    For modesty's sake I would say it is nigh time for men to act like gentleman and leave the surveying of the female frame for the Mrs. :thumbsup:
     
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    It takes two to dance (or whatever the saying is). Both can contribute, and either can prevent.
     
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    Hm. Some very deep discussions take days to reach 10 posts around here.

    But we've managed to make 19 posts in four and half hours about strapless dresses. Hm.

    Nothing wrong with strapless dresses if they aren't immodest. And I don't agree with T-Hill's quote, wherever he got it. The feminine form is not immodest, which essentially is what that quote says it is if clothing worn is "designed to call attention, outline it, make it noticed." If that's the case, every Christian woman in the world needs to gather up all her swimsuits and have a mass public burning tomorrow at sunrise.

    However, baring the feminine form to excess is immodest.
     
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