That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about how you've focused on telling the women how you would like them to dress without saying anything about how men should dress.
Your unbalanced focus reveals a lot. You point one finger at the women without seeing how you have three fingers pointing back at you.
The point mostly being missed is that the very concerns which I addressed in this thread is echoed by Eastern Orthodox monastics in their dress code for the monasteries. They also agree with the premise of MEN dressing appropriately and modestly, yet I don't really see you saying anything about that.
This is because monks directly often address the depthness of sin. This is something that I admire about the EO monastics and try to put into my life.
So yes, while I believe it is my own sin and weakness, there is similar concern amongst EO monks and I do believe that other men struggle (if not slightly like me). While I as a man have no place in "ordering" a woman to dress a specific way (nor want to) - the monks DO on their premises. I was merely trying to "alert" women to the fact that they can help some of their brothers in Christ to not fall into sin by heavily considering their attire.
Should a sister in Christ consider not wearing a lace head covering that matches her lace cleavage "cover"? That is up to the woman to decide. But as Christians, we SHOULD consider our brother's and sisters who are weak.
I really believe the thread got out of hand in many places. The EO monks agree with the premise of women dressed appropriately without tight clothing to help them "avoid temptation".
Well don't accuse what I don't say, I agree with men dressing modestly 100% of the way.
I don't dress in shorts, tight clothes, or any of that.... I don't know what you are talking about at all. I dress plainly.
Read the topic brother. It was about my weakness, not women's.
Yes, I have been following this topic quite closely, closely enough to see how you've been blaming women for making you fall. Just like Adam blamed Eve for giving him the apple.
I believe you've taken this thread so far out of context it's beyond anything intended.
No, just calling you out for what you need to be called out for.
I wasn't "telling women how to dress" either.
Note my words very carefully: I stated that you have been telling women how you would like them to dress.
I was merely trying to make aware that there are struggling brothers out there.
Maybe a thread on a public forum is not the right place for you to make this known.
Some agreed with me even on the thread.
I've found that anything anyone says on the Internet will have some people agreeing with it. You can say in a blog post that the moon is made out of green cheese and that the scientific community has been engaged in a colossal conspiracy to hide that fact from us, and some crackpots will agree with you.
The monastery rules even agree with my points on my weakness.
What's the point in even arguing your points on modesty to begin with?
It's like people believe that I'm over here drooling if I see some lady in tight clothes. That's not the case. Eyes wander and I try to correct the issue. Women can help their weaker brothers out by considering there are those who struggle.
You have a bunch of women here who believe you are accusing them and blaming them for your troubles. Maybe you should listen to them and take their concerns seriously. God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason. Maybe this means you need to shut up and listen.
It's actually a simple concept.
And so is keeping your mouth shut so you don't get so many people needlessly ticked off.