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Old 03-10-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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This is a really interesting blog post.

Is Wearing Makeup Unvirtuous?

It seems like, reading this very forum, that people form an opinion about your morals based on the amount f makeup you wear. The big question is why...

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In the Western world, we have quite a tradition regarding vanity as sinful. Christianity has always regarded modesty and purity of women as virtues, from the Virgin Mary onward. And the tract pictured above, by Protestant reformer Thomas Tuke in 1616, goes even further, railing against the deceit that women practice when they use cosmetics. “What a contempt of God is this, to preferre the worke of thine own finger to the worke of God?” he writes, before promising women that sure hellfire and brimstone await those who deceive men into marrying them by practicing cosmetic witchcraft.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I wear it and don't care about what the bibble says. Ok god is an artist and I like to modify his work at times.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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In the Western world, we have quite a tradition regarding vanity as sinful. Christianity has always regarded modesty and purity of women as virtues, from the Virgin Mary onward. And the tract pictured above, by Protestant reformer Thomas Tuke in 1616, goes even further, railing against the deceit that women practice when they use cosmetics. “What a contempt of God is this, to preferre the worke of thine own finger to the worke of God?” he writes, before promising women that sure hellfire and brimstone await those who deceive men into marrying them by practicing cosmetic witchcraft.


I'm pretty sure that CD cosmetics are the work of God. ( Don't know about other brands, but this one definitely is.)
If I'm wrong he can bring hellfire and brimstone any time.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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I'm not religious, so it's not a personal issue for me, but I think this sort of doctrine is often used to oppress women. Some people want women to be nothing but baby makers, rather than actual human beings.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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I've sinned far worse than with makeup...lol
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:16 AM
 
Location: US
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Pfft...makeup was around long before Christ and Christianity.

Men just like to put things in holy books to control people and call it religion.

They used to praise girls for starving themselves to death too..so...not listening to a bunch of crap about whats right and wrong if that is what is right to them. Makeup is bad...but the crusades were ok? Whatever.

Probably a moral code they stuck in there to use as a reason to slaughter non-christian heathens and burn people at stakes.
Nice people.
LOL

"She has on lipstick and tricked me into marrying her!
Well she must be a witch if she looks bad without makeup.
Yeah. Lets burn her alive so I can get a new wife.
I can get rid of the next one with some other reason when I tire of her ways"
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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The last time my virtue was questioned for wearing makeup, I was also accused of being a witch and/or faerie due to having pink hair at the time...

Silly Puritains. At the Renaissance faire
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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It's just not wearing makeup. I do not think there is a correlation between behavior and makeup. Makeup can go to far though where it obscures beauty as opposed to enhancing it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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It really surprise me the level of puritans in City Data, and most in the Fashion Forum!

• Not wearing make up, doesn't make you virtuous.
• Wearing make up, doesn't make you easy.
• Wearing heels, doesn't make you a hooker.
• Wearing short-shorts, doesn't make you a bad women.

It seems as CD is a bunch of people from the 19th century...
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Cyan Planet
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Makeup = bimbo.

No makeup = slob.

Can't win when it comes to this topic.

To wear or not to wear makeup is a choice (or at least, should be).
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