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Old 11-05-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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I could go on and on, but you get the idea. One of two things is true - either these people are completely unaware of what the Bible says on these topics (which is unlikely if they're "Christian enough" to be involved with church of their own volition as late teenagers) or they think that they can pick and choose which parts of the Bible they wish to obey (which is heretical).
So... where in the Bible does it say "Thou shall not wear yoga pants and Ugg boots?" That is the topic here. This is the FASHION forum. It is not the place to talk out against homosexuality or pre marital sex. The OP was concerned about the way the girls dressed.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Is this crap for real? Did a lonely male college freshman actually make a post about how Christian girls dress, frown upon it and act like it was unusual?

Dude, you hit upon an untapped gold mine, get to prospecting and meet some people. Maybe you don't liek women.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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As a guy now in my college frshman year, I'm going to a school that's in the opposite part of the contry as I'm from. My parents suggested that I try to meet people by doing some volunteer things, especially with some church people. So I have. I grew up on the conservative side, and didn't know any religious people growing up. I always thought that Christian girls were sort of the same. But I notice that most of the girls my age at this church, even when representing their church by volunteering, wear these sexy, revealing type clothes like these black yoga pants with uggs and such. I've tried to just not notice or feed their ego, but dressed in those, I turn and I'm always like O...O...O! And then sometimes they give me this poker face that's unreadable. It's really frustrating! I don't think dressing in those like that is right, for doing church stuff, is it? Christian girls dressing like this? Is that Christian-like? I don't think it is!
Maybe to you is isn't Christian-like because you have been conditioned to believe that anything that reveals the physical anatomy (clothes that allow the illustration of the curves of the female form, bare skin of the arms and legs, etc ) serves to excite immoral thoughts in men. But to most people who see that everyday and was raised in a society where that was the norm they would find it ludicrous and ridiculous that fashion like that could excite immoral lust and passion in an individual. A good example would be the Muslims in Afghanistan. They are used to women being covered from head to toe in burqas. If one of them would relocate over to an western country and see women that claim to be Muslim showing there bare arms and ankles they would think it to be Un-Islamic like of the women.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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You want a shocking statistic? The most conservative, and most "Christian", state in America is Utah. You'd think they have a few things right, also... the state where the least people smoke is Utah. But... the state with the most online porn site subscriptions per capita is..... you guessed it..... Utah. All is not as it seems.
Perhaps the high subscription rate is because they simply aren't bright enough to get it for free...which wouldn't surprise me as I seriously question the cognitive abilities of anyone who would believe the 'story' told by Joseph Smith, who was a known fraud and con-artist who (prior to trying to establish a 'church' with money taken from a neighbor) made his living duping people out of money by pretending to be able to find 'treasure'. (If he *really* could have been able to find treasure, he would have had zero need to take other peoples' money.)
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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So... where in the Bible does it say "Thou shall not wear yoga pants and Ugg boots?" That is the topic here. This is the FASHION forum. It is not the place to talk out against homosexuality or pre marital sex. The OP was concerned about the way the girls dressed.
I merely brought up some very common misconceptions about the Bible. It does speak about clothing as well.

1 Timothy 2:9 "likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire"

Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. "

I ask this - these girls who are dressing in a manner the OP considers inappropriate - did they select their clothing out of a desire to be modest and comfortable? Or did they have "worldly" desires such as "following a trend", "looking sexy", "being cool", etc?

Heaven knows, I have been both on the cutting edge of trends and years behind the times, all for the same reason - comfort. In high school, Umbro was THE BRAND. Everyone wore Umbro. I did too, because it actually fit me. I didn't care about the name, but the way they did their sizing and measuring meant that it fit me the way I wanted my clothing to fit. Same with Boss jeans. I had two pairs of them... not because they were cool (which they were), but because they fit. I have odd dimensions. my parents could ill-afford to buy me popular brand-name clothing (even in the 1990's, Boss jeans were $50 a pair), but they had to do so because nothing else fit me properly!

These days I have no idea what the popular clothing names are, for people like myself. Seems like anyone who wears names like "Abercrombie & Fitch", "Hollister" or "Aeropostale" is a teenybopper, anyone who wears "Rocawear" or "Sean John" is black, anyone who wears "Lululemon" is female, etc. If there are trendy brands for young middle-aged white men these days, I don't know what they are. Therefore I buy clothing based upon what fits... and increasingly based upon what political ideologies the clothing manufacturer promotes with its money and effort.

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Perhaps the high subscription rate is because they simply aren't bright enough to get it for free...which wouldn't surprise me as I seriously question the cognitive abilities of anyone who would believe the 'story' told by Joseph Smith, who was a known fraud and con-artist who (prior to trying to establish a 'church' with money taken from a neighbor) made his living duping people out of money by pretending to be able to find 'treasure'. (If he *really* could have been able to find treasure, he would have had zero need to take other peoples' money.)
You may be right about that but it's been almost 15 years since I last looked at porn online... so I wouldn't know. Back in the late 1990's, you could find stuff for free... but most of the "harder" stuff still had to be bought via subscription. That was also the time when there were plenty of dating sites that were entirely free... and I mean ENTIRELY free like Craigslist free, not what many of them pass off as free such as "FREE to search profiles!". ("Free to search profiles" is a catch term... you do your search and then if you find someone intriguing and want to contact the person... NOW you gotta pay, sucka! At that point you're captured... now you have a reason to want to part with your money. Personally, I used Classifieds2000.com. Y'all remember that site? I guess it was the forerunner to Craigslist. It was entirely free.) Anyway, if dating sites were much more free back then than they are now, I would imagine that online porn has become similarly restrictive. Be that as it may, I'm positive that the reason why online porn is so prevalent in more conservative states is because people want to keep their sin under wraps for fear of being found out. They are "in the closet", as it were. Someone suggested, in a rep comment to me on my previous post, that Utah may lead the pack in terms of online porn subscriptions because it's more difficult to find real porn places in Utah... that may be, but it doesn't explain why Utah's equally sparsely-populated neighbor, Idaho, placed second-to-last in the study. (Montana was last.) I doubt that it is THAT much easier to find adult entertainment locations in Idaho and Montana compared to Utah.

There are plenty of studies that attest to how people of all stripes "sin", but most of the more religious people keep it bottled up. Heck, I did that PLENTY when I was younger. I never had sex before I was married, but my lustful thoughts from my younger years could fill a bookshelf with pornographic DVDs. I blame our society. We're constantly bombarded with propaganda of a titillating nature and we're expected not to be titillated. Those among us who are religious must do a better job of resisting this garbage. I think the OP is well on his way, by resisting it as much as he has already.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:16 PM
 
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I cannot phantom no braids - jewelry etc--with all that long hair-- BUT,, in those times, just like now, the gals can OVER do it-- on another point- have you seen how the brides dressed??
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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The way some guys talk about yoga pants makes it seem like they're getting them confused with leggings.

I don't really think something like this - Bootcut Pants | Wrap Waist Yoga Pant - Gaiam - is all that revealing.
You make the assumption that the girls are skinny. Going by what you posted, if a girl is "thick" enough...revealing is exactly what they'd be, because they'd get stretched to the point of being sheer.

Rule of thumb: If I see a thong, you're wearing it wrong.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:43 PM
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So much fail.

Worry about what YOU wear, NOT what other people wear.

Judge not lest ye be judged yourself.

Women are pretty, why should they hide it? Are you jealous, or maybe you don't like women. Protest to much?

The person who invented yoga pants is a god, a god that actually exists.

There are far more worrisome aspects of church than the style of dress. Tax avoidance, indoctrinations, bigotry, resource wasting, ignorance, etc.

Grow up, mind your own business. Don't like sexy women, there are plenty of ugly ones out there.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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As a guy now in my college frshman year, I'm going to a school that's in the opposite part of the contry as I'm from. My parents suggested that I try to meet people by doing some volunteer things, especially with some church people. So I have. I grew up on the conservative side, and didn't know any religious people growing up. I always thought that Christian girls were sort of the same. But I notice that most of the girls my age at this church, even when representing their church by volunteering, wear these sexy, revealing type clothes like these black yoga pants with uggs and such. I've tried to just not notice or feed their ego, but dressed in those, I turn and I'm always like O...O...O! And then sometimes they give me this poker face that's unreadable. It's really frustrating! I don't think dressing in those like that is right, for doing church stuff, is it? Christian girls dressing like this? Is that Christian-like? I don't think it is!

Yoga pants AND Uggs??? Just plain tacky and ugly in my opinion and definitely not appropriate for much of anything beyond the burning barrel.

PS: Christian girls can wear what they want just like any other girls who choose to dress that way.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:30 AM
 
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As a guy now in my college frshman year, I'm going to a school that's in the opposite part of the contry as I'm from. My parents suggested that I try to meet people by doing some volunteer things, especially with some church people. So I have. I grew up on the conservative side, and didn't know any religious people growing up. I always thought that Christian girls were sort of the same. But I notice that most of the girls my age at this church, even when representing their church by volunteering, wear these sexy, revealing type clothes like these black yoga pants with uggs and such. I've tried to just not notice or feed their ego, but dressed in those, I turn and I'm always like O...O...O! And then sometimes they give me this poker face that's unreadable. It's really frustrating! I don't think dressing in those like that is right, for doing church stuff, is it? Christian girls dressing like this? Is that Christian-like? I don't think it is!
You are correct in your observations, since one of the posters already quoted the bible;

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1 Timothy 2:9 "likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire"

Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. "
These girls wearing yoga pants to church live in their fantasy world, inventing their own version of Christianity, however if you consider yourself a Christian, leave it up to God to sort it all out)))
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