A Modest Question

126971249 Dee8D0A6E3Off to Spain for a birthday party tomorrow. Looking forward to catching up with Jonny and others. As I was going round London Bridge getting some Super8 stock and wondering where my sunglasses and suncream might be, I was thinking over a kid’s RE book I’d had to assess yesterday. In a section on Islam, they’d written a nice piece about modesty, and how many in Islam consider Western dress – and the beach is perhaps the finest example of this – to be totally immodest.

So it got me thinking… Should we dress modestly? Ought Christians be flouting flesh left, right and centre? Or is it just prudish and sexually repressed to cover up a little? And are there gender imbalances implicit in the arguments proposed on both sides?

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