(quote) Joan-529855 said: Where to draw the line? It is certainly not rocket science ; but then again rocket science may be easier to figure out than some people's way of thinking.
Essentially if you determine that swim wear is "SWIM WEAR" and that the attire is to be used for SWIMMING ONLY, otherwise a "cover up" is required. The cover up would require that the shoulders and knees be covered (the same as the Catholic School requires for appropriate attire). A women's attire should require that knees and shoulders be covered at all times, EXCEPT when swimming. There is nothing puritanical about this dress requirement. It is the same as when I was a child and only changed in the "liberated 70's". As Matt pointed out earlier, many times it is not so much the lack of cloth covering the woman's body, but the sensual movement of the body that can cause a man to sin. It is the woman's responsibility to not tempt the man with her body, or she too has sinned.
First you state that its not rocket science about where to draw the line...then you mention that swim wear should be for swimming only. Fine---but people swim at the beach,they swim in rivers,lakes,streams.people go boating--which requires them to get in the water and swim to maintain the boat or engage in recreation like waterskiing etc. -Its not so limited.
Why should a womans shoulders be covered up?? Who decided that KNEES should be covered up?? That's a very puritanical protestant type of belief system.
Then you contradict yourself (and rightly so) by pointing out Matts point that its not so much the lack of cloth covering the womans body but the sensual movement...-I actually agree with you there.
You gave your particular opinion of what is appropriate for a woman to wear.And you have the perfect right to state your opinion. But that doesn't make your opinion the standard of what is appropriate,And it doesn't make your opinion correct or incorrect.