Pardon my French, but the title portrays an easier way to spell:

laissez-faire = a philosophy or practice characterized by a usually deliberate abstention from direction or interference especially with individual freedom of choice and action; to let (people) do (as they choose).

That sounds like The Prime Directive of Starfleet Command relating to TV and movie episodes of Star Trek. Hypocritically, however, there has been frequent and sometimes significant interference with or against aliens encountered in the sci-fi series.

Perhaps one of the most pertinent Bible verses portraying the concept of "lezayfair" is:

Revelation 22:11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he who is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he who is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he who is holy, let him be holy still.

A closely related verse would be:

Philemon 1:14 ....but I preferred to do nothing without your consent in order that your goodness might not be by compulsion but of your own free will.


Deuteronomy 2:5 ....do not contend with them; for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.
Proverbs 3:30 Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.
Proverbs 17:12 Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his folly.

The seemingly benign and safe recourse to exert minimum disruption in the lives of others actually is quite prevalent throughout Scripture, like in the case of the conquerer Joshua confronting the Canaanites:

Numbers 20:14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, "Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the adversity that has befallen us....
Numbers 20:17 Now let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, neither will we drink water from a well; we will go along the King's Highway, we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left, until we have passed through your territory."

Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon the king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, that he might give him into your hand, as at this day.

Judges 11:17 Israel then sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, 'Let us pass, we pray, through your land'; but the king of Edom would not listen. And they sent also to the king of Moab, but he would not consent. So Israel remained at Kadesh.
Judges 11:19 Israel then sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, king of Heshbon; and Israel said to him, 'Let us pass, we pray, through your land to our country.'
Judges 11:20 But Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory; so Sihon gathered all his people together, and encamped at Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
Judges 11:21 And the LORD, the God of Israel, gave Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they defeated them; so Israel took possession of all the land of the Amorites, who inhabited that country.

[Actually, that has been the history of the State of Israel since they came together as a nation in 1948. Rather than being content with the mandated British/United-Nations partitioning of Jewish and Arab territories in the Holy Land, antisemitic and prejudiced arab terrorists maliciously made war various times against Israel since 1948, and have understandably, thankfully, and consequently been put down by outnumbered Israeli soldiers every time].

But the philosophy of lezayfair is in stark contrast to such proselitizing instructions as:

Second Samuel 5:19 And David inquired of the LORD, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into my hand?" And the LORD said to David, "Go up; for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand."
First Chronicles 14:10 And David inquired of God, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You give them into my hand?" And the LORD said to him, "Go up, and I will give them into your hand."

Matthew 28:19 You go therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you. And wow, I am with you always, even to the end of the world." Amen.

First John 5:7 (JPS) For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
First John 5:7 (KJ21) For there are three that bear record in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
First John 5:7 (CDCV) For there are three who bear record in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
First John 5:7 (Scrivener-Trinitarian Greek Text [where omega is symbolized by (o) {an "o" enclosed within parentheses}, eta is symbolized by (e) {an "e" enclosed within parentheses}, and sigma is symbolized by "s"] oti treis eisin oi marturountes en t(o) ouran(o) o pat(e)r o logos kai to agion pneuma kai outoi oi treis en eisin.

Acts 17:30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all humans [Gr. anthr(o)pois -- not merely male or men of humankind persons] everywhere to repent,
Acts 17:31 because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a man [Gr. andri] whom He has appointed, and of this He has given assurance to all ... by raising Him from the dead."

Now, we get into an application which is of great interest and concern to this webpage author, and that is - again - in the area of human sexuality, particularly concerning body-attire or misattire solicitation for sexual attention and follow-up degrees and stages of sensual intercourse (relating to whether the incentive(s) by solicitor(s) and solicitee(s) have been desired or instead non-wanted visual harassment).

In view of the fact that the first recorded utterance given by the Creator to humankind in Genesis chapter one was the sexually-oriented Divine oracle to: "Be fruitful and multiply..." it is clear that we humans are rather constantly in the process of doing whatever it takes to fulfil that imperative, and it is futile to successfully thwart or stifle such non-relenting and incessant erotic drive and craving.

It is fortunate when the sole expression of such endeavor is purity, chastity, modesty, marriage, and much copulation resulting in various numbers of progenie.

But ever since the Fall of disobedience by our primal ancestral parents in Eden (which sinful error committed with sundry genetic and social-environmental ramifications are sometimes termed: "original sin"), their posterity ever since has woefully, pathetically, and painfully deviated in all sorts of ways, and one of the them is girls and women being misdressed in general public view concerning non-asked-for loose-long-haired mopheadedness, sleeveslessness, slackslessness (or equivalent), and soxlessness (or equivalent) when in general [both-genders] public view (for televised sports activities such as track and swimming and diving and gymnastics, during warm spring and summer days, and a lot more).

Each one of those body parts exhibited indecently is more or less specifically addressed, alluded to, or inferred by such Scripture segments as:

Genesis 3:21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them.

Numbers 5:18 (RSV & NASV) And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and unbind the hair of the woman's head....

Second Samuel 13:18 (RSV & NASV) Now she was wearing a full-length robe with long sleeves (reaching from to the palms and ankles); for thus were the virgin daughters of the king traditionally clad.

Isaiah 3:16 The LORD said: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with their eyes, mincing along as they go, tinkling with their feet;
Isaiah 3:17 the Lord will smite with a scab the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will lay bare their secret parts.

Isaiah 20:3 the LORD said, "As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Ethiopia,
Isaiah 20:4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians captives and the Ethiopians exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.

Isaiah 47:1 Come down and sit in the dust, virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate.
Isaiah 47:2 Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers.
Isaiah 47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no man.

Jeremiah 2:20 For long ago you broke your yoke and burst your bonds; and you said, 'I will not serve.' Yea, upon every high hill and under every green tree you bowed down as a harlot.
Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine?
Jeremiah 2:22 Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me, says the Lord GOD.
Jeremiah 2:23 How can you say, 'I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals'? Look at your way in the valley; know what you have done: a restive young camel interlacing her tracks,
Jeremiah 2:24 a wild ass used to the wilderness, in her heat sniffing the wind! Who can restrain her lust? None who seek her need weary themselves; in her month they will find her.
Jeremiah 2:25 Keep your feet from going unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, 'It is hopeless, for I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.'

First Corinthians 11:5 ....but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head--it is the same as if her head were shaven.
First Corinthians 11:6 For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil.
First Corinthians 11:13 Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
First Corinthians 11:14 Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him,
First Corinthians 11:15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
First Corinthians 11:16 If any one intends to be contentious, we recognize no such practice [of allowing a woman to regard her loose long hair as adequate for a public prayer covering or veil], nor do the churches of God.

First Timothy 2:9 [I would also that] women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel.....

Shall we confront and interrogate misdressed gals to promptly get redressed? Should we phone 911 and get the police to issue anti-indecency fines-or-imprisonment citations against them? Should we publish their names as sexual offenders and predators on the internet?

And/or should we simply disregard with subtle or overt indifference what obnoxiously irritates and defiles with our exclusionary and non-inclusive sacred attitude of lezayfair without chiding or warning them?

Romans 16:17 I appeal to you, brothers, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them.

Ephesians 5:7 Therefore do not associate with them.....

First Timothy 5:20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.

Second Timothy 3:5 [such perverts and pervertesses are] .... holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.

In other words, we are talking both quaranteening the sights of the immodest like a disease, and performing (rather than "committing") some serious righteous discrimination here against not simply the sin but also the sinner (whether presently penitent, potentially penitent, presently impenitent, or potentially impenitent).

First Corinthians 3:1 (KJ21) And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto [too pornographically immodest to observe] babes in Christ.

Job 31:1 I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?
Job 31:2 What would be my portion from God above, and my heritage from the Almighty on high?
Job 31:3 Does not calamity befall the unrighteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity?
Job 31:4 Does not he see my ways, and number all my steps?

Psalm 101:3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is [immodestly] base. I hate the work of those who fall away [from consistent year-round decent attire in general public view]; it shall not cleave to me.

Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Romans 14:13 Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a [warm-weather-porno-indecent live-person or impure-media] stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

First Corinthians 8:9 Only take care lest this ["I can dress anyway I want anytime I want in a free country, and they can turn away if they don't like it"] liberty of yours somehow become a stumbling block to the [erotically] weak.

First John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from [porno-immodest] idols.

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a [immodesty-based] stumbling block before the sons of Israel, that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice [consequence-of-porno-immodesty] immorality.

When Christ stated in His Luke 11:4 Lord's Prayer: ".....And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil," which is related to His stated words of Luke 23:24 "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do," there is a question of probably-impenitent persons who - if anyone or at all - should be forgiven for what, how often, how long, why, with what retaliation-intended consequences, and involving what erotically-related after-effects of imposing non-solicited fleshly temptations of exhibited terroristic immodesty of whatever types.

The sexual awakening in random males from them accidently seeing the non-solicited sights imposed by some female loose long hair here, some naked-armed sleeveslessness there, some nude-legged slackslessness here, and some bare toes without socks underneath flipflops there....is not simply forgotten with a non-realistic and casual pretend-it-does-not-matter or pretend-it-is-inconsequential or pretend-it-is-surely-forgotten self-absolvement of guilt for which the even-one-time-offending gals are to blame and at fault for. No wonder the porn industry involves profits in the billions worldwide, and both admitted and non-admitted masseuse/escort prostitution and trafficking are rampant globally.

The acquisition, flashdrive or diskette or hard-drive retention of, and follow-up lusting over internet porn, for instance, is not a viable option against those gals who are decently dressed consistently (especially during warm weather). Nor is such justifiable even because of those partially-naked gals who are accidently seen who in humble penitence realize and correct their careless immodesty mistakes. But the situation is far more complex concerning demonic-immentality tard gals who in rebellious defiance see no problem with sadistically tantalizing males in impudent arrogance and selfishly-irresponsible feminist-sexist power-grabbing egocentricity, who lewdly and lasciviously display Biblically-defined body parts they are not authorized to display in general public view.

In their case, other-female porn and masseuse/escort harlots have been and are easily available [as retribution against immodest and frequently-anonymous immodest-female predator offenders], which welcoming harlots are without hypocritical prudishness as readily-accessible substitutes -- thus depriving those immodest gals who in the first place and primarily caused subsequent self-sodomizing masturbation, fornication and adultery.

Of course, it is the Lord's desire to plan for, initiate, and contain sexual activities within marriage -- whether that be to one singular wife or a number of wives or concubines who are presently in a state of common-law matrimony with one husband only:

Ecclesiastes 2:8 (RSV) I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces; I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, man's delight.

First Corinthians 7:1 (not NIV, TEV, etc.) Now concerning the matters about which you wrote. It is well for a man not to touch a woman.
2 But because of the temptation to immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.
4 For the wife does not rule over her own body, but the husband does; likewise the husband does not rule over his own body, but the wife does.
5 Do not refuse one another except perhaps by agreement for a season, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, lest Satan tempt you through lack of self-control.

First Timothy 5:11 (KJV and Wesley - not RSV, NASV, NKJV, etc.) But refuse to enrol younger-women widows; for when they grow wanton against Christ they desire to marry,
First Timothy 5:12 and so they incur condemnation for having violated their first pledge.
First Timothy 5:13 Besides that, they learn to be idlers, gadding about from house to house, and not only idlers but gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.
First Timothy 5:14 So I would have younger women [Gr. ne(o)teras, and the Greek word for "widows" which is: ch(e)ras is nowhere to be found within that verse!] marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the enemy no cause to revile us.
First Timothy 5:15 For some have already strayed after Satan.

As in combat warfare, where cautious and careful strategic and tactical planning with covert subterfuge is wisely combined with both pinpoint-precise attack frequently followed by cool and calm prudent escape, potential encounters against porn on the internet, in other media, and particularly against possibly-partially-immodest live-person human females, is not something a successful male warrior does without effective techniques of innovative and creative censorship, been-there/done-that self-control-based quaranteen and diversionary avoidance of what has been and yet is sexually defiling and offensive.

Being a babyboomer, this webpage author grew up with the axiom: "Curiosity killed the cat." It is dangerous, if not generally lethal, to let presumptive curiosity cause us to wonder if the suspicious-looking probably-ill-clad girl in our peripheral eyesight is indeed pornographically ill-clad, or to what extent she is obscenely ill-clad. Must we reach out in fatal exploration whether a little bit of poison actually will harm us, or if the poison is still there, or is yet poisonous?

Will not the benevolent Holy Spirit graciously inform us in safe and definitive legitimate ways if there was and is any positive change -- without us getting caught in the quicksand of self-appointed investigation resulting in being sexually decimated by surprise-attack licentuousness then involving the embarrassing inconvenience of seminally-messy self-pollution?

Second Samuel 23:1 Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David, the son of Jesse, the oracle of the man who was raised on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel:
Second Samuel 23:2 "The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me, His word is upon my tongue.
Second Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel has spoken, the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God,
Second Samuel 23:4 He dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth upon a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.
Second Samuel 23:5 Yes, does not my house stand so with God? For He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For will He not cause to prosper all my help and my desire?
Second Samuel 23:6 But godless men [including partially-immodest women exposing themselves wherever and whenever] are all like thorns that are thrown away; for they cannot be taken with the hand;
Second Samuel 23:7 but the man who touches them arms himself with iron and the shaft of a spear, and they are utterly consumed with fire in their place."

There are effective tools to use in avoiding direct confrontation against the partially-pornographic sight of somewhat-indecently-exposed live women and their pictoral images in media and the arts. Perhaps that is one of the reasons the Sacred-66-books Holy Bible does not come with lurid drawings, paintings, and photographs.....and a select group of sexually-oriented keywords typed into a Google or Dogpile searchbox on the web would turn up legion listings astronomically too extensive to contain in any one book or magazine.

Lezayfair privacy of individuals, couples, and small groups or associations is a "right" only when such does not adversely affect others who should not be adversely affected.

Increasingly, our modern society is fast becoming an interactive global fellowship intimately linked together with intricate high-speed communication networking, where was one or more left-earlobes-pierced sodomizing homosexuals, heretical evolutionist-mythology pseudo-scientist or atheist-cultic professors, abortion-homicide/murder-committing butchers and mangled victims, insubordinate illogically-nutty corporate feminist bosses, drunk drivers, strippers in a nude nightclub or summertime-bared streetwalking models, underaged seductive decoys, and a diverse host of a myriad of others....can and does indirectly and directly disrupt and even destroy the well-being of untold persons who should instead be functioning in safe and secure neighborhood cooperation and interdependent unity.

So much for a theoretical perspective, as intrinsically godly and righteous as it is.

But this webpage author realistically knows that it will do practically nothing to actually prevent advertisers, newscasters, weathercasters, talkshow hosts, etc. on cable TV from broadcasting partially-pornographic moving images of mopheaded, bare-armed, bared-legged, and bare-footed female humans on the screen. He realistically knows that it will do practically nothing to prevent female-human neighbors this webpage author encounters in his immediate metro community from thoughtlessly and stupidly displaying and imposing their non-asked-for mopheadedness, naked-armed sleeveslessness, nude-legged slackslessness, and open-toes soxlessness in his non-soliciting view, especially during warm weather.

He realistically knows that it will not erase his blacklisted employment record of demonically being discriminated against involving him being fired as a church organist in various-denomination churches for not agreeing to let women co-partner with males as preachers, lectors, elders, deacons, choir directors, organists, etc. during and relating to church services -- with the accusation of yours-truly "not respecting authority" -- thus depriving him of the more than $40 per week needed for him to rent a motel room at Motel 6 so his spouse will agree to having sex with him.....nor will it abrogate his inner sexual need to have recurring sex with her (and/or with acquisition and retention of an added common-law-marriage concubine substitute if she is not willing to comply for prudishly insubordinate-feminist-sexist-chauvenist, non-health and/or career-preoccupation excuses). It will not eradicate the temptation to and availability of searching for, saving, and lusting at the sight of more-numerous-than-the-sand-of-the sea sharp-resolution true-color photographic pictures and .mpg movieclips of "birthday-suited" bare-soled beautiful women on the non-porn-filtered web.

But as Ralph Waldo Emerson penned for Ralph Vaughn Williams to use in his Sea Symphony:

"Yet soul be sure, the first intent remains, and shall be carried out."

There is hope regarding (not "concerning") the extermination of partial-porn TV advertisements, internet porn of all types and severities, plus live-person female immodesty in general public view, and it appears that the elimination of such filth will involve "Satan being divided against Satan:"

Revelation 17:1 And one of the seven angels who had the seven vials came and talked with me, saying to me, Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot sitting on many waters,
2 with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and became drunk with the wine of her fornication, those inhabiting the earth.
3 And he carried me away into a desert by the Spirit. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored beast, filled with names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. And she was gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.
5 And on her forehead was a name written: Mystery, Babylon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth.
6 And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with a great marveling.
7 And the angel said to me, Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, that has the seven heads and ten horns.
8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to ascend out of the abyss and go into perdition. And those dwelling on the earth will marvel, those whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
9 And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
10 And there are seven kings; five have fallen, and one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, who have received no kingdom yet, but will receive authority as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them. For He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those with Him are the called and elect and faithful ones.
15 And he says to me, The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues,
16 and the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked. And they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
17 For God gave into their hearts to do His mind, and to act with one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast until the words of God will be fulfilled.
18 And the woman whom you saw is the great city which has a kingdom over the kings of the earth.