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Piotr W.

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Reverend Meteor

Subj: Re: Question regarding Christians in the States...
Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 at 06:13:59 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)
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Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 at 10:54:24 am EST

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> While browsing the net, I come from time to time upon webpages, blogs etc., run by conservative Christians from the States. Among other topics, they give their opinions there about what they do consider as a modest dress. Those opinions vary - but some of those Christians advocate that, for example, women's dress should look like this:

I think your topic is a little too broad to narrow down. Their are so many denominations of Christianity and *gasp* many of them walk amongst us and wear the same clothes as the rest of us. Scary but true. Personally I wish they all wore a uniform so I could know what they are right off the bat. At the very least isolate them to a certain sector of the city where they aren't bothering anyone else.

Sorry if I'm being rude Piotr but you act like you're going on a safari to discover some rare species. (cue annoying british narrator) "Over to your left you will see the American Christian women in her natural habitat...the minivan. Where she scrambles to make it to the Wal-Mart in time before picks up her 2.5 children from soccer".

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> I'd like to ask - how many of American Christians share those views?

Not a single one that I've met. Except the amish...who I haven't met.


>For example, is it common to see women dressed like that on the streets etc.? Do many of American Christians agree about the necessity of plain dress and head coverings for women - or are those a minority views?

No it is not common. No one dresses like they did on Little House On The Prairie.

> I don't mean to offend anyone - I'm asking out of curiosity, as I'm a little interested in religion, various Christian denominations etc.

I have a co-worker who is catholic and he mentioned a female friend of his from church who wears some type of head scarf thingee. I don't think she wears it all the time though since he says she's posing for playboy next month. I think she just wears it to church.


> I think your topic is a little too broad to narrow down. Their are so many denominations of Christianity and *gasp* many of them walk amongst us and wear the same clothes as the rest of us. Scary but true. Personally I wish they all wore a uniform so I could know what they are right off the bat. At the very least isolate them to a certain sector of the city where they aren't bothering anyone else.

I understand that the above bit was meant ironically, but there really is no need for irony... Certainly there is no need for you to imply that I am afraid of Christians or something like that. :-/

Reverend, I *was* a Christian for the bigger part of my life. My best friend is deeply spiritual Catholic. My close cousin is a priest - and some people I know include a Catholic woman married to former Jesuit or a girl who spent some time as a postulant in religious order. And I don't treat those people as curiosities - I am really interested in their spiritual life.

> Sorry if I'm being rude Piotr but you act like you're going on a safari to discover some rare species. (cue annoying british narrator) "Over to your left you will see the American Christian women in her natural habitat...the minivan. Where she scrambles to make it to the Wal-Mart in time before picks up her 2.5 children from soccer".

It's really not about some "safari"... I am seriously interested in religion, I like discussing it, learning about other people's views etc. You know, there are about three message boards I visit regularly: one of them is Alvaro's, second is a feminist one, third is religion-related. I'm sorry if my question sounded a bit weird, but that's really the kind of things I discuss daily! On the aforementioned religious message board the participants often ask each other exactly that kind of questions: "What do you, as an atheist, feel about..?", "What is the Lutheran stance on..." etc. So, there really was nothing insidious about my question: I simply wanted to know how many of Christians in your country share such strong views about clothing. Nothing more to it...


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