Parents' outrage as Catholic school children told 'dress as a Muslim'
(05-12-2010, 07:17 PM)OldMan Wrote: The real issue here is taking children to a mosque. What's the purpose? We know the answer... ecumenism.

As for dressing as a 'Muslim," it probably isn't overstating the case if I say that many young girls dress immodestly. Muslim women, for the most part, appear modestly dressed in public and their appearance shames non-Muslims. Just go into a uniform store and look at the length of uniform skirts for Catholic school girls. It's sickening. Better yet just look around on a late spring or a summer day. YIPES!

Bottom line here is: Don't go to mosques - and if you are foolish enough to do so I guess you'll have to "cover-up."

When I went to Catholic school as a child, the length of girl's skirts was just below the knee. Maybe thats changed, but at any rate that doesnt mean they should wear the Muslim getup at any time or place.

If you want to play you've got to pay!
(05-12-2010, 07:23 PM)Credo Wrote:
QuisUtDeus Wrote:flip-flops ... are OK.

What's wrong with flip-flops?

They can lead to health problems and further foot problems... And for the record, I don't think flip flops became big in this country until the early 1970's.. Now every girl seems to wear them everywhere! Even in the 1980's they went out of style except at the beach.

"Health concerns
While widely regarded to be comfortable, flip-flops do not provide ankle support, and can cause many foot-related problems. Some flip-flops have a spongy sole, so when the foot hits the ground, it rolls inward and the sponge allows it to roll even more than usual.[11] This is known as overpronation and causes many problems in the foot. Each time a foot hits the ground, the arch is supposed to be locked to absorb shock. But during overpronation, the arch opens and releases this locking mechanism, leading to problems such as pain in the heel, the arch, the toes and in the forefoot. Overpronation of the foot also results in flat feet, especially if flip flops are worn throughout childhood and adolescence when the muscles, bones, and tendons of the feet are growing and developing. Exacerbating this, some flip-flops force a person to overuse the tendons in the foot, which can cause tendinitis.

Ankle sprains are also common due to stepping off a curb or stepping wrong; the ankle bends, but the flip flop neither holds on to nor supports it.[12] The open nature of flip-flops also makes the wearer more susceptible to stubbed toes, and exposes the foot to the environment. The toe grip can be useful for preventing the foot from slipping forward in a convenient sandal, but flip flops with bands across higher areas of the foot or the arch are recommended for support and keeping the shoe on the foot. Thong sandals are also popular with the same proportions and structures of flip flops, but with the addition of a slingback or an ankle strap that holds and supports the foot in a stable position.[13] Arch support is also found in many more expensive and better made flip flops rather than the ubiquitous foam materials. Spending more on a better quality, better created shoe can influence the wearer's health and safety. Such shoes are also more commonly endowed with rubberized soles and better cushions.

In 2008, Auburn University researchers found that wearing thong-style flip-flops can result in sore feet, ankles and legs. The research team, who presented their findings at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in 2008, found that flip-flop wearers took shorter steps and that their heels hit the ground with less vertical force than when the same walkers wore athletic shoes. When wearing flip-flops, the study participants did not bring their toes up as much during the leg’s swing phase, resulting in a larger ankle angle and shorter stride length, possibly because they tended to grip the flip-flops with their toes. This repeated motion can result in problems from the foot up into the hips.[14][15]"

Well when I serve I have seen plenty of girls wearing shirts that are almost tank tops and sandels, yet one of our priests in years past told us that wearing sandels or flip flops to mass was not appropriate yet people do it anyway, I often ask the kids that I see doing it, O are you a monk?  NO you say, well why are you wearing sandels to mass? and how about covering your arms a bit more so as not to be a distraction to the people in the congregation, even with the alb on you can still see sholders from time to time.

I like classes on comparitive religion to teach about, but not to open up to, I mean a collage level class is one thing but grade or high school is another when kids are more impressionable.
crusaderfortruth3372 Wrote:They can lead to health problems and further foot problems...

I understand this. Shoes in general are pretty bad for feet. The less one wears shoes, any shoes, the better.

You Walk Wrong -

My question is how one can critique flip-flops on a moral level? This would seem to be the only serious approach one could take in a church setting.
(05-12-2010, 05:51 PM)timoose Wrote: Comparative religion is da bomb.

It's sad that this is funny, but it's still funny.

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