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the dangers of crossdressing

it has been brought to my attention that, according to the bible, crossdressing is an abomination. though i find that the only dangers of crossdressing come from those who oppose it. i myself have had great joy in donning a nice dress and stilettos, entertaining those at a party with my attempt to navigate carpet in women's dress shoes. somehow i doubt that, be there a god, he would oppose the smiles brought to my friends as a result of crossdressing
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The commentaries I have do not spend much time one that verse. They come to two conclusions:

The idea was the preserve the separation of the sexes. It could also have something to do with the religious traditions, but that is less clear.

The other thing is that most laws like this are a direct reaction to NOT being like the surrounding Canaanites. Perhaps they crossdressed a lot in some activities and the Israelites decided not to emulate them.
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Originally Posted by Marky Markus View Post
Cross-dressing is always evil; period; end of story!
interesting, because i always thought that evil was based on intent. and if i intend to improve the lives of those around me, even for a moment, how could that not be considered good? might it be possible that you cling to this notion because you yourself are not comfortable with the idea? rather than having an open mind or attempt to understand it, you erect your walls in the form of biblical scripture while rolling up it's pages to make shafts for the arrows you sling at those who don't agree.
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Originally Posted by b&wpac4 View Post
The commentaries I have do not spend much time one that verse. They come to two conclusions:

The idea was the preserve the separation of the sexes. It could also have something to do with the religious traditions, but that is less clear.

The other thing is that most laws like this are a direct reaction to NOT being like the surrounding Canaanites. Perhaps they crossdressed a lot in some activities and the Israelites decided not to emulate them.
also there could be the simple fact that the person who wrote that particular scripture had an aversion for crossdressing, and injected his own ideals into what he would have people believe were mandates from god. the bible was written by the hands of men after all
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Originally Posted by Infernalfist View Post
it has been brought to my attention that, according to the bible, crossdressing is an abomination. though i find that the only dangers of crossdressing come from those who oppose it. i myself have had great joy in donning a nice dress and stilettos, entertaining those at a party with my attempt to navigate carpet in women's dress shoes. somehow i doubt that, be there a god, he would oppose the smiles brought to my friends as a result of crossdressing
The only danger I see is twisting one's ankle in those high-heels, a danger for male and female alike! I've done that more times than I care to recount.


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Originally Posted by Infernalfist View Post
also there could be the simple fact that the person who wrote that particular scripture had an aversion for crossdressing, and injected his own ideals into what he would have people believe were mandates from god. the bible was written by the hands of men after all
Possible, but I suspect the idea would have to have been more ingrained culturally for it to stick.
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Possible, but I suspect the idea would have to have been more ingrained culturally for it to stick.
hmmmm, true. i suspect that we would have to find out the way the societies existed before coming to an educated idea about why someone might have said this.
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The only danger I see is twisting one's ankle in those high-heels, a danger for male and female alike! I've done that more times than I care to recount.


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i am actually surprised that i didn't twist my ankle. it seems like the dangers would out weight the fashion, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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Originally Posted by Infernalfist View Post
it has been brought to my attention that, according to the bible, crossdressing is an abomination. though i find that the only dangers of crossdressing come from those who oppose it. i myself have had great joy in donning a nice dress and stilettos, entertaining those at a party with my attempt to navigate carpet in women's dress shoes. somehow i doubt that, be there a god, he would oppose the smiles brought to my friends as a result of crossdressing
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Originally Posted by Marky Markus View Post
Dude, you need serious help! The reason they said this was because they used logic, common sense and reason; and they had a sense of decency! No normal person would have to wonder 'why some one might have said this'; it is just the most basic common sense that some one should only dress like their own gender! Hello?
being that man created clothing to be gender specific, it would make sense that man would be the sole creator of gender specific dressing guidelines. if your god had intended for clothing to be gender specific, i'm sure that the bible would have included sewing patterns. i'd also have to argue that the only common sense involved with choosing clothing that is gender specific is to not restrict the movement of gender specific parts.
plus you always have to question the motives behind why someone were to tell you something. i personally refuse to accept everything told to me without first understanding why someone were to tell it to me. most would argue that it is common sense to do so.
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