So, What IS Modesty Anyway?

Fellow Patheosi, Rebecca Bratten-Weiss posted a terrific article that cuts through a lot of the nonsense people say about what modesty is and what it isn't.  You should read the whole thing, but here is a sample.If modesty is a virtue, it should be for everyone, but in the usual account, if one is not young and hot, or if one lives in a culture which accepts nudity, is there no need for modesty? Some might respond that to be comfortable with nudity is itself immodest, but such a view is very … [Read more...]

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The Challenge of Authentic Modesty–5 Things to Do. 1 Thing to Avoid.

Patheos blogger Jennifer Fitz invited me to respond to her comments about my analysis of the so-called "Princeton modesty study."   My original post is here (and is rather cheekily titled, "Women in Bikinis May More Easily Avoid Potentially Abusive Partners, Study Says?).    Jennifer's response is here.  Go read.All caught up?  There's a good fellow.I want to start by saying that I agree pretty much with everything Jennifer wrote.  I agree that modesty is not just in internal disposition … [Read more...]

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The Holy Fool Offers a Contrarian Take on the Modesty Question

I find this "fool's" arguments offer a worthwhile corrective to a lot of confusion on what modesty is and isn't.  Take a look! … [Read more...]

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