Today we went shopping for a pair of jeans for Amy to turn into shorts. (We didn't go to the thrift store, but we should have!) Since we had shorts in mind, I was looking at the clearance rack for shorts or jeans to cut off. The shorts there were what I call "denim underwear." There were several racks of these on clearance which encourages me slightly, not many people wanted them, maybe. By that point I felt an mini-rant coming on. I let loose a little to Amy (poor dear) saying how I'm sick & tired of clothes that look like c____. Then I had a shocked daughter that such a word would come out of my mouth, so I had to apologize. :( But the feelings that evoked such an episode are still with me.
Why on earth do people, teens or otherwise, want to wear ripped, stained worn-out looking jeans, shorts, skirts, etc.? On purpose. And who in their right mind would want to parade about in their denim underwear? (These questions are rhetorical, just in case you feel like you want to argue with me. Just DO NOT go there.) I, of course, have some answers floating around in my mind. I haven't put them into words yet. But I know there's got to be a spiritual battle somewhere there.
Since I'm ranting already, when did it become OK for Christians to look like the world, in the name of Christian liberty? Is in OK for tattoos, piercings and body modificaton to be a part of a Christian's life? If so, why? I know someone who got a tattoo. He's a Christian. Why did he feel like that was a good thing to do?
26 ‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying. 27 You shall not shave around the sides of your head, nor shall you disfigure the edges of your beard. 28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD.
29 ‘Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness.
More questions: If it's now OK to get a tattoo, does that mean it's now OK to prostitute your daughter? Or practice divination? Where is the line drawn?
Here are two links to articles that deal with some of these issues. They are a bit disgusting in spots.
OK I'm done with my rant, for now.