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Old 05-16-2010, 03:05 AM
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Kinda like something dad was telling me about one time. He said they went to a very
conserative church on the Coast while they were in High School.

He said the girls would leave the house with the long skirts, and when they got out
they would be mini-skirts!!!!!!!!!!!

Now thats a trip!!


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My sister was that way. She would roll up her skirt before she got to school!

Oneness Pentecostals have majored on minors for many years. It's almost funny how some churches will dis-fellowship over silly stuff like wearing the color red, wearing watches or wedding bands!

I'm embarrassed at some of my roots in religious culture.
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I have a couple of older sisters who did that, too.
Wow, I guess these girls went to a school for the blind?

I cannot figure out how rolling up a long dress can look acceptable to the teenage population of a high school or Jr High. I mean, come on, these girls must of had to of rolled 15 to 16 inches of material under the dress (that is if they had those dresses down to their ankles). Isn't that a little odd just to show off their knee caps to the boys? I think they must of repelled more than they attracted.

Come to think of it, didn't it look kind of baggy? Like they were wearing patato sacks around their waste? Didn't teachers call home and try to find out why these children were commiting crimes against fashion?

Whatever.

Every religion has young people who are not into the religion, and that happens. Faith cannot be forced, and therefore if a Muslim girl doeesn't want to wear her hajib, or Jewish boy his kipa, then there is very little the parents can do about it. Children adopt the traditions of parents because of the parents true devotion to them. The parents showed love, true love of those traditions to their children. Those traditions were pleasant and not a burden for the children, and therefore the children kept those traditions for the rest of their lives. When traditions are made to be as hard to swallow as castor oil, then the child will abandon them as soon as possible.


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Old 05-16-2010, 06:11 AM
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That has always been just to funny to me!!!!!!!!!! When I was raised in LA. we had P.E.
I would pull my sweat pants up to my knees in Gym class.

I was just a rank Sinner........................Whooooo WEEEE!!!
No, you were most likely alone. Very alone.

Did you also have a pocket protector and tape on the bridge of your thick rimmed glasses? Did you wear knee socks, and show up for P.E. in flip flops?

I was raised up North where we didn't have these fashion accidents, everyone showed up to P.E. in sweat pants and t-shirts (not because of any religious ordinance). Growing up, girls who wore long dresses did it because they wanted to, and wouldn't of been caught dead in a mini skirt.

Listen I'm sorry that you all had such horrible childhood and resent your parents and their beliefs, they were doing their best to raise their children.

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I dunno... what kind of world is it where Benincasa is the fashionista?
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Wow, I guess these girls went to a school for the blind?

I cannot figure out how rolling up a long dress can look acceptable to the teenage population of a high school or Jr High. I mean, come on, these girls must of had to of rolled 15 to 16 inches of material under the dress (that is if they had those dresses down to their ankles). Isn't that a little odd just to show off their knee caps to the boys? I think they must of repelled more than they attracted.

Come to think of it, didn't it look kind of baggy? Like they were wearing patato sacks around their waste? Didn't teachers call home and try to find out why these children were commiting crimes against fashion?

Whatever.

Every religion has young people who are not into the religion, and that happens. Faith cannot be forced, and therefore if a Muslim girl doeesn't want to wear her hajib, or Jewish boy his kipa, then there is very little the parents can do about it. Children adopt the traditions of parents because of the parents true devotion to them. The parents showed love, true love of those traditions to their children. Those traditions were pleasant and not a burden for the children, and therefore the children kept those traditions for the rest of their lives. When traditions are made to be as hard to swallow as castor oil, then the child will abandon them as soon as possible.


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I didn't say my sisters were continuously bad. LOL!!!! It did happen a few times, though, because I heard them talk about it (I wasn't even born back then). Anyway, the skirts weren't very long--it was in the late 60's, and pretty much everything was short. I've seen lots of pictures of conservative church women from back then with skirts just to their knees. So I'm sure they didn't have to roll them up very far....

As for the rest of your comments...my sisters didn't grow up in a godly home. My Dad didn't get into church until he was 39 years old. HE was brought up in an Apostolic home, and completely abandoned everything as a teenager. He wanted nothing to do with church for a very long time. Their influences came mainly from my grandparents who pastored in SE Missouri, and my Grandma would take my sisters to church as much as possible. (As well as to campmeetings, and other functions) My Grandma also made sure that my oldest sister had nice dresses and suits to wear to church, because she started singing and playing the piano at a young age, so she was often up front.

Really, EB, I was just making a funny comment. Teenagers do silly things, and it's usually best to take it with a grain of salt. I certainly wasn't intending to make my sisters look bad. All of them have remained in church, and remained involved in ministry of some sort throughout the years, which is a miracle considering the type of home they came from. I had a totally different experience, because I was born after my Dad came back to God--and my Mom converted from being a "hard-shell" Baptist to Apostolic.
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No, you were most likely alone. Very alone.

Did you also have a pocket protector and tape on the bridge of your thick rimmed glasses? Did you wear knee socks, and show up for P.E. in flip flops?

I was raised up North where we didn't have these fashion accidents, everyone showed up to P.E. in sweat pants and t-shirts (not because of any religious ordinance). Growing up, girls who wore long dresses did it because they wanted to, and wouldn't of been caught dead in a mini skirt.

Listen I'm sorry that you all had such horrible childhood and resent your parents and their beliefs, they were doing their best to raise their children.

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Hey! I resemble those remarks! Actually, I DID (except for the flip flops). When describing myself to others as a teen I just tell them "imagine Ernie Douglas from 'My Three Son'". That was me.
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I didn't say my sisters were continuously bad. LOL!!!! It did happen a few times, though, because I heard them talk about it (I wasn't even born back then). Anyway, the skirts weren't very long--it was in the late 60's, and pretty much everything was short. I've seen lots of pictures of conservative church women from back then with skirts just to their knees. So I'm sure they didn't have to roll them up very far....

As for the rest of your comments...my sisters didn't grow up in a godly home. My Dad didn't get into church until he was 39 years old. HE was brought up in an Apostolic home, and completely abandoned everything as a teenager. He wanted nothing to do with church for a very long time. Their influences came mainly from my grandparents who pastored in SE Missouri, and my Grandma would take my sisters to church as much as possible. (As well as to campmeetings, and other functions) My Grandma also made sure that my oldest sister had nice dresses and suits to wear to church, because she started singing and playing the piano at a young age, so she was often up front.

Really, EB, I was just making a funny comment. Teenagers do silly things, and it's usually best to take it with a grain of salt. I certainly wasn't intending to make my sisters look bad. All of them have remained in church, and remained involved in ministry of some sort throughout the years, which is a miracle considering the type of home they came from. I had a totally different experience, because I was born after my Dad came back to God--and my Mom converted from being a "hard-shell" Baptist to Apostolic.
Sister, when you all started making the rolled up dress comments I just thought that these young people had a foot of material rolled up, and were strolling around campus fluttering their eyes at the boys, and the boys shocked with horror because of the big wad around the girl's newly found hem line.

My wife and I love what were in, and our children may one day accept it as their own, or totally ditch it. I just have to do my job, and that is supply them with enough information to allow them to make their own decision. I can only control me, and my direction. My job is to train up the child, and show the example with a true devotion. Yet, even with all that, they could still grow up and become Hindu Sadhus. I would pray and hope they wouldn't, but it's still God who gives the increase, my wife and I planted, we water, and the rest will be between my children and God Himself. I pray they make the correct decision.

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Hey! I resemble those remarks! Actually, I DID (except for the flip flops). When describing myself to others as a teen I just tell them "imagine Ernie Douglas from 'My Three Son'". That was me.
Nah, you most likely looked more like Maynard G Krebs, with your Denny Terrio lunch box, and Jaws t-shirt.
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Rev. b,

The reason I pulled my sweatpants up to my knees was because I was Hot!! Where
do you get that I was alone?

Came from a normal UPC family and definitely don't resent the way I was brought up!

Pretty popular in school to.Lol.....

Rev. Don't even think that I don't believe in modesty and having a Standard for my
family. I believe everyone on this forum believes in modesty and having a standard.

Just maybe not the way you believe it, or anyone else. I respect that.

Later Gater......................
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