These quotes are not mine. But since people from what I would call modesty culture have occasionally visited my blog and even liked insights like “Who are the babies” and “Purity balls – one virgin’s perspective” , I present this, which may be insightful to some of you:
Modesty actually deals with what is put on the body, not what is taken off or absent. We say a person has a modest income we are describing the small amount they make. The word modest is only found in 1 Tim. 2:9 (KJV). It is the translation of KOSMIOS from which family of Greek words that we get our word cosmos, and cosmetic. It means the arraignment of things, their orderliness. Applied to people it would be clothes or other ‘add ons’ that are not considered excessive by culture. Such excess can only be culturally defined.
Second, “Doesn’t nakedness cause lust?” No, lust is caused in the heart of the person by their own sin. Lust is a strong word denoting an “I’ve got to have it” and “I’ll get it whatever way I have to” mentality. A new car, house, or job can be an object of lust. So can a fully clothed person. Also, those in the health field, who are around good nudity, can attest that a nude patient is simply that, a nude patient. – Jeff
Deliberately covering up merely tells others that there is *something* there to be covered, thereby drawing attention to the body as a sexual object.
Both the burka and the bikini are equal in this. They scream “I am a sex object!” The only difference is that one says “and I will hide it” while the other says “and I will flaunt it.” –Mr. Popular Sentiment
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