by Kristen Clark from Girl Defined – The Bikini is Destroying the Christian Girl’s View of Modesty
Editor’s note: First, it’s been considered ‘normal’ to swim nude by most Europeans for a lot longer than the advent of the bikini. Europeans are much less sexualized or hung up on the idea of unclothed body parts. Also, correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t Adam and Eve nude in the Garden of Eden until they ate from the tree of knowledge, which made them feel shame over their nakedness, leading to them donning leaves? God seemed totally cool with the two of them hanging out in their birthday suits in the garden. Their own shame led to the clothing, not God suddenly opening up a ancient Brooks Brothers branch or handing them Flintstones type clothing.
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It’s now considered totally normal for women (and men) to swim nude in Europe.
Why? Because that’s exactly where a worldview apart from God’s Word takes you.
When the idea of “modesty” becomes extinct from a nation’s vocabulary, there are no limits. No outfit choice can be considered “immodest” anymore because modesty itself doesn’t exist.
The only reason we, as Americans, still cover our intimate parts is because our country was founded on Biblical principles. Clothes were God’s idea. Modesty comes from God. Clothing was God’s specific design to cover the shame that resulted from sin.