Thursday, May 04, 2006

Shorts On

Today is extremely hot.

When I got back from voting, I put my short trousers on for the first time this year. Much more comfortable.

If anybody wants to have a crack at making a Biblical case for shorts being indecent dress for men, you are quite welcome to do so in the comments.

27 comments:

Carey said...

No objections to shorts.

Rose~ said...

LOL, you men can wear them and so can we women.

Suzanne McCarthy said...

Yes, I heard an entire sermon on this once. It was based on the text, "The Lord taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man." Psalm 147:10. I am not kidding.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Carey, I love my shorts.

Rose, or you can wear skirts, which I am sure are much cooler in summer than trousers (which for men are essential for smart occasions).

Suzanne, I would love to have heard that. I looked it up, however, and it appears to be referring to the speed of legs rather than the sight of legs.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Carey said...

Shorts are great. I am wearing some right now because it is really hot outside. Personally, I prefer shorts that come to my knees and are sort of like a skirt.

Suzanne McCarthy said...

Of course it does, but that did not prevent this elderly brother from preaching the sermon anyway.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

What a silly man.

Palm boy said...

Oh.
My.
Gosh.

SOME ONE MIGHT SEE YOUR KNEE!

Redeemed said...

Sorry, but I don't believe shorts are appropriate for church, men and women.

I don't see a problem for men wearing shorts (outside of church) but ladies, I guess it depends how short. If they're like Carey's, to the knees, that's fine.

But this is coming from a girl who really loves wearing skirts.

The IBEX Scribe said...

Bermuda shorts are in fashion right now. I love that. I prefer to wear capris anyway, since they breathe better than pants but also cover better than shorts. I don't have many skirts or dresses because I had a job for over two years that required pants - I was a computer tech and had to be ready to crawl under a desk at any time. Not so very modest to crawl on the floor wearing a skirt!

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Angie, you can always wear shorts and/or leggings under your skirt to protect your modesty.

Sarah, I think in a hot country shorts on men is acceptable for church. Plenty of men wear shorts at my church, but I would never do that.

Although I always wear a suit for church, I think it is unfortunate that shorts are excluded from smart dress for men.

PB, what is wrong with my knees? I bet you wear shorts more than I do.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

If I were a man, I would not wear shorts to church. Unless I were in a poor and hot country

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Sarah, if I was in a hot country, I do not think money would come into it. I would wear shorts to church unless it was considered socially unacceptable, like it is in Muslim countries.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Ok only in hot countries. In Montreal, you have to wear 3 layers of pants.

Redeemed said...

well except from May to August, September if you're lucky.

Palm boy said...

Lol.
Shorts are very common at church here in texas. Nessesity except for the months of December and January.

Yes, I do wear shorts a lot. Like right now, acctually.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

PB, I so want to visit Texas.

Redeemed said...

Actually, I just remembered, my Pastor does not allow men to wear shorts at church.

And he certainly will not allow any women with shorts at church.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

What about visitors?

Would he turn away an unbeliever who turned up in shorts?

With respect to your pastor, I do not think it is right to exclude somebody from the assembly for such a minor issue as how they dress. I do not think a pastor has that authority.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

The IBEX Scribe said...

Well, yes, I could have worn shorts or leggings, but I was told not to make it a habit of wearing skirts to work by my supervisor. I find pants much more comfortable anyway, so I honestly had little objection to it.

I can't see how shorts would ever be a necessity, PB. I know how disgustingly hot it can get, believe me, but air conditioning is a wonderful little thing.

I agree with Matthew that a pastor should not be setting a dress code, so to speak, for the church.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for dropping in, Angie.

Dress, for the most part is a matter of conscience.

Obviously, if a Christian wore very indecent clothing to church that might become grounds for putting away. However, that would be a decision taken by the whole assembly, not the pastor individually.

However, issues such as shorts to meetings or women wearing pants are issues over which Christians may legitimately differ.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Redeemed said...

Oh no, only church members know that.

In fact, Matthew, if you only knew!!!!!! Remember that our churhch is a missionary church. It's only been there for 10 year, 7 only with this building.

When they first started the church, the people that came were young teens with blue hair and young girls that wore the shortest tighest things ever.

In fact, some of those ladies are now married to preachers. Matthew, our church is full of people with the most crazy out there testimonies...drugs, you name it. That's only scratching the surface. Hence, meet our associated Pastor. You would never tell, because even when it's boling hot out there, he wears long sleeves to hide his many tatoos. This is the guy who only hung out in bars and his dream was to be in a rock band.

Oh yes, and some of those long-haired, ex-drug addects, you name it, now attend the preacher's course with Pastor Larry.

But that's what a missionary church does. You evangelize the lost. After all, Jesus Christ came for sinners.

Redeemed said...

ooops, typo, addicts

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

That is great, Sarah.

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