If non-human mammal lifeforms were clothed (by pet owners, zookeepers, etc.), would that destroy their instinct to try to copulate for reproduction of their species? Is the non-restricted sight of the opposite gender of their own [non-human-animal] species necessary for [non-human] animals to maintain their seasonal craving to rut and mount each other for annual one-on-one animal sex?
Ruth 1:12 Turn back, my daughters, go your way, for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, even if I should have a husband this night and should bear sons,
13 would you therefore wait till they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying?....."
Genesis 38:14 [Tamar] put off her widow's garments, and put on a veil, wrapping herself up, and sat at the entrance to Enaim, which is on the road to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown up, and she had not been given to him in marriage.
"Put on a veil?" "Wrapped herself up?"
How can a guy shop for the cutest possibility when she does not show off her goodies beforehand? How can he tell if she has a slender shapely figure, or instead shaped like a barge - if she wears a non-tight long skirt hiding everything from view? What if she has skin diseases or horrid ridiculous tattoos on her body under her clothes? Maybe she has a prosthetic fake arm or leg or silicon boobies? Could she be antisexually frigid without him finding out by her allowing a little premarital testing?
Does the "veil" passage cited sound like a nude-dancer-bar stripperess displaying herself to men at large?
Song of Solomon 4:1 Hey, you are beautiful, my love, hey, you are beautiful! Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats, moving down the slopes of Gilead.
4:3 Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil.
6:7 Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil.
So does the Divinely-inspired author of the above have in mind some harlot who does not belong to him in marriage? How about the in-general-public-view sexually-harassing sight of some competitive-against-men, mopheaded, feminist-twit newscaster on TV or politician? Or a life-sized actual person sitting in a church, walking in a shopping mall or store, in a classroom, driving in a car or jogging on a sidewalk?
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.
14 Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him,
15 but if a woman has long hair [longer than mouth-level?], it is her pride [as are other, including usually-hidden, parts of her body, ALSO her pride]? For her hair is given to her for a covering [obviously so, being that female humans are not naturally bald during most of their lifetimes].
16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom [of allowing a woman to regard her (loose) long hair adequate as a general-public-view prayer-covering shawl or veil], neither the churches of God.
Ecclesiastes 3:15 That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.
What goes around, comes around.
The potential seductiveness of loose long hair, which has modestly, rightfully, and understandably been "driven away" (so to speak) by being tied into a back-of-head single ponytail, or put up in a chignon or pug or bun, or covered with a muslim-like shawl...is not only what God seeks but what those red-blood males called of God also seek -- both to acquire and to erotically utilize for godly purposes during seclusion as spouse in marriage.
And not simply loosening long hair:
Isaiah 47:1 Come down and sit....virgin daughter....sit on the ground....
2 ......put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs......
3 Your nakedness shall be exposed, and.....seen. I will take....
Ezekiel 16:25 At the head.... you have parted your feet [i.e. spread your legs]....
[It behooves the possibly-aroused reader to explore the entire passage in its intriguing suggestive and alternate context].
Ever since The [Biblically-recorded] Fall of Eve and Adam, when not only they themselves concocted inadequate public-view fashion styles for themselves (Genesis 3:7), which God corrected with acceptable wardrobe and the proper wearing of such (Genesis 3:21), the [quick or gradual] removal of [non-presentable-parts-covering] clothing has been a vital and crucial factor in producing God-incepted erotic enjoyment between the two genders of human beings (RSV's First Corinthians 12:22-24).
What specifically is "non-presentable" (according to present sharia law and especially Judeo-Christian-Bible Old-Testament directives and inferences) is revealed in such Scripture passages as RSV's and NASV's Numbers 5:18, Deuteronomy 32:42, Second Samuel 13:18, Proverbs 5:19, Song of Solomon 7:1-7, Isaiah 3:17 & 20:4 & 47:1-5, Jeremiah 2:20-25, etc.
That basically leaves only the [female-human] face and the [female-human] hands as "more presentable" parts, as Saint Paul called them in his Corinthian epistle.
However, even the face is sensually enticing and something to not be gazed and lusted at by men not married to the female possessing the lovely face:
Song of Solomon 2:14 Oh my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff [not in blatant in-your-face imposition on a public-view TV screen, girlie/nudie magazine or video, whatever], let me see your face, let me hear your voice [so MUTE the sexy female voices of female commentators and anchoresses and politicianesses with the Mute Button on your Remote Control Device...or, better yet, switch to another cable channel away from the frequently-sudden-attack sight of sexy faces of lurid female-feminist titillaters broadcasted in terroristic russian-roulette fashion], for your voice is sweet, and your face is attractive.
To perform (not "commit") such, as described above, does NOT make one a "woman hater."
To hate immodesty and indecency of either gender is certainly not the same as hating anyone of that gender per se.
Though I would not go so far as to suggest one should "hate the sin but not the sinner," it should be obvious to the logically-rational and honest non-deviate thinker that hating IMMODESTY of some or certain [hopefully-specified and targeted] women is NOT the same as hating ALL women indiscriminately (modest OR not modest).
One does not have to stick his or her nose into feces to prove that they don't abhor food, nor have to "educate" themselves in alleged "enlightened knowledge" to know what they are missing, what they are talking about, how bad it is or would be, or what they would find objectionable about plopping their faces into dung for insatiably-curious investigation and exploration, boredom-driven "kicks," or whatever.
They do not have to sniff toxic lethal nerve gas to prove that they have a nose, a working nose, a sense of smell, that they are not "homophobically" afraid of death, that it might not hurt them, that they are religiously or non-scientifically superstitious or prejudiced or not conforming to the latest craze, etc.
Female humans who wisely and modestly tie back their long hair into a single back-of-head ponytail, fasten it up in a bun or pug or chignon, or hide it with an islamic-type burka or hijab shawl, are setting themselves up....like Tamar in the Old-Testament passage mentioned about, and like the Shunnamite bride referred to in the Song of Solomon.....for some serious and thrilling high-powered sexual satisfaction, fulfilment, and ectasy.
When one charges a huge electric capacitor in a dry environment, the eventual blinding-flash deafening-noise spark of the built-up electrons within the capacitor, when finally shorted out, can be very dramatic to observe. The same can be said about women who temporarily hide their gorgeous mopheadedness and other body parts for guiltless and legitmate eventual exhibitionism in private with their own husbands when married. Consider the somewhat-awesome displays of built-up electrical charges during a lightning storm.
But when such is dissipated previously, no such dramatic display occurs nor is evident, and lamentably is most disheartening and disappointing, which has far-reaching, long-lasting, and sometimes irreparably-permanent consequences.
The various and imaginative nuances of exhilarating subtle and more overt foreplay-to-afterplay erotica during early and continuing heterosexual marriage is like a car battery having positive (+) [male] charge contrasted with negative (-) [female] charge immersed within an electrolyte [marriage] allowing intimately-interpersonal transfer of energy between both positive and negative after being directed out into orderly automobile-parts-operation facilitation [resulting in productive and applauded sociological wellbeing and benefit within the vehicular community].
But where is the excitement and thrill of uncovering what has not been carefully and consistently guarded and hidden from view, with all the immodesty-and-pornographically-turned-on insertion-less erections and wasted jacked-off-in-messed-up-pants-and-not-in-vagina sperm, culminating in increasingly limpid and flaccid erectile dysfuntion?
Where is the engrossing-captivation wonder and amazement happening at first-time husband view of his bride's newly-nakedized shoulders, arms, belly, legs, and feet...and more? Where is the tender, non-rushed, gentle fondling and caressing of previously-non-flaunted body parts every step of the deeply-appreciating-and-enthralled love-making way?
One can see examples of that in the genuinely-satisfied and highly-respected Billy Graham, noble father of several honorable children...compared to falsely-happy, pseudo-sophisticated, purity-despising Hugh Hefner: ignoble and disdained-as-a-porno-pervert father of children from disfaithful-against, divorced former spouses -- used and discarded as selfishly-exploited sex-object playthings by a vile and filthy cadre of similarly-sadistic ever-non-committed-bachelor playboys.
What is the outcome of the rather-consistently quite-modestly-attired puritans who (not "which") Hugh Hefner despises so much and so adamently reviles as: "repressed prudes?" A brief look at the family albums of pilgrim pioneers reveals that such so-called "prudes" generally had rather large families, and....guess what?....they did not do so by segregating themselves into separate-gender laboratories for artificial insemination utilizing sterile-test-tube-handling third-party manipulators. And, I'm sure (sarcastically-speaking) that all or most of the Hefner-derided puritans were always dressed in frogmen diving or snowmobile suits when both showering alone or supposedly-shamefully copulating with distasteful quick and unimaginatively-stodgy positioning when briefly, reluctantly, and disgustingly in bed together.
The realm of actual puritannical erotica remains an incomprehensible mystery to prudish-against-Biblical-erotica-instructions Hugh Hefner and his self-suppressed ilk.
Unless one is worse than mentally retarded and either an absolute idiot or imbecile (let alone moron), Scriptural sexually-oriented instructions, incentives, implications, inferences, suggestions, and examples profusely abound within the Text in all-ages-appropriate plain view and easily-to-comprehend-and-understand wording throughout the entirely of the Sacred-66-books Holy Bible.
Hosea 2:2 Plead with your mother, plead, for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband, that she put away her harlotry from her face, and her adultery from between her breasts;
3 lest I strip her naked and make her as in the day she was born, and make her like a wilderness, and set her like a parched land, and slay her with thirst.
4 Upon her children also I will have no pity, because they are children of harlotry.
10 Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and no one shall rescue her out of my hand.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it,
26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water [personally bathe, or shower with, her] by the Word,
27 that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church.
30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
Such semantics are given not because women (in particular) are stupid, but because God the Creator saw fit to openly give both human genders quite sufficient, non-pornographic, explicit-enough info to modestly, educationally, vocationally, and financially prepare for early-enough-but-not-too-early heterosexual marriage AND THEN copious non-inhibited sex therein...without the dissipation and pollutive defilement of needless and senseless premarital sexually-harassing and antisocially-irritating, mopheaded and/or sleevesless and/or slacksless and/or soxless lewd general-public-view flaunting (whether in seasonably warm weather or when bitterly cold, whether for public-view sports activities, or whatever).
Will what has been stated above finally result in Earth's entire population reverting back to pilgrim-puritan-pioneeer or fundamentalist-moslem modesty?
They have had the entire Bible for millennia. Will what yours truly has said now convince them?
Romans 10:14 But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher?
Is it helpful for yours truly to give the orthodox doctrine and modern applications from Scripture, and the spouse to actually and consistently display a fulfilment of that?
John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, join in imitating me, and mark those who so live as you have an example in us.
First Thessalonians 1:7 ....so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
Second Thessalonians 3:9 ....to give you in our conduct an example to imitate.
First Timothy 1:16 ...but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display His perfect patience for an example to those who were to believe in Him for eternal life.
First Timothy 4:12 Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
James 5:10 As an example of suffering and patience, brethren, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
First Peter 2:21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
Second Peter 2:6 ...if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes He condemned them to extinction and made them an example to those who were to be non-godly;
7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the licentiousness of the wicked
8 for by what that righteous man saw and heard as he lived among them, he was vexed in his righteous soul day after day with their lawless works,
9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,
10 and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they are not afraid to revile the glorious ones,
12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and killed, reviling in matters of which they are ignorant, will be destroyed in the same destruction with them,
13 suffering wrong for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their dissipation, carousing with you.
14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin.
Jude 1:7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
Beyond that, those patsy-and-protective-of-immodesty men (and especially women) in habitual bondage to year-round licentuous display of loose long hair, or seasonally-repetitive lasciviousness of exposing shoulders and/or arms with no-sleeved garments, legs with nakedness-exposing shorts, and/or parts of feet with no socks worn under sandals or flipflops....require gentle to moderate to severe additional incentive to redress for propriety:
Proverbs 29:19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not give heed.
More often than not:
Second Peter 2:22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb, The [mopheaded/sleevesless/slacksless/soxless] dog turns back to his own vomit, and the [mopheaded/sleevesless/slacksless/soxless] pig is washed, only to wallow in the [recurrent warm-weather-immodest-attire] mire.
What is God's response? Does He simply "live with it" realizing that He "does not judge by outward appearances" as He "needs to get His mind out of the gutter" so as to "not get hung up with insignificant trifles" by "not letting it bother Him" but "simply turning away to mind His own business" and "stop judging people" by not "interfering with their legal constitutional liberty and freedom of expression?"
Does He use legislators and police and court judges to punish and the immodest and progressively terminate then totally eliminate public-view immodesty?
Does He use circumstances caused by the immodestly wicked themselves dragging the entire nation down in the debilitating effects of degradation?
At the present time, the United States has an overwhelming national deficit; Mideast terrorists are destabilizing international trade and currency, and Al Qaeda is threatening Americans with much worse than 9112001; Gasoline prices are soaring daily and weekly; Food prices are being significantly inflated; Non-declared unemployment is increasing and excerbated by mortgage and loan debts; Social Security and Medicare stability is being threatened by raise-the-retirement-age/means-testing-imposition GOP politicians and conservative talkshow hosts; mopheaded twit-feminist anchoressess and commentators incessantly infest cable-TV news programs; consequential internet-advertised porn is a billion-dollar industry; violent money-greedy drug dealers dope up addicted americans with across-the-border narcotics; Herodian-type lawyer groups and organizations suppress Bible reading and recitation in public schools; Obama antisemitically shuns Israel and Netanyahu while appointing inferior-gender feminists to the High Court, as he and his demanding non-discrimination against 'Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell'-relieved homogay bullyboys are waiting to enforce required-by-everyone Pelosi/Reid/DePerle Obamascare in the weaselword-satanspeak name of "affordable healthcare;" roads are basically deserted on Sunday mornings....and God simply turns the other cheek in "let-them-alone-to-do-whatever-they-want," non-negative/non-critical, "God-loves-us-just-as-we-are," tolerance and unconditional love?
Leviticus 26:14 "But if you will not respond to Me, and will not do all these commandments,
15 if you spurn My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances, so that you will not do all My commandments, but break My covenant,
16 I will do this to you: I will appoint over you sudden terror, consumption, and fever that waste the eyes and cause life to pine away. And you shall plant your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it;
17 I will set my face against you, and you shall be smitten before your [Nineteen-NYC-Trade-Tower-demolitionist] enemies; those [Muslim-Brotherhood-type] who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when none pursues you.
19 and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like brass;
20 and your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.
25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant; and if you gather within your cities I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
31 And I will lay your cities waste, and will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your pleasing odors.
32 And I will devastate the land, so that your enemies who settle in it shall be astonished at it.
33 And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you; and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.
36 And as for those of you that are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a driven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues.
37 They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
38 And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
39 And those of you that are left shall pine away in your enemies' lands because of their iniquity; and also because of the iniquities of their fathers they shall pine away like them."
Deuteronomy 28:15 "But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD your God or be careful to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command you this day, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.
16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.
17 Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough.
18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock.
19 Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
20 "The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and frustration, in all that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and perish quickly, because of the evil of your doings, because you have rejected Me.
21 The LORD will make the pestilence cleave to you until He has consumed you off the land which you are entering to take possession of it.
22 The LORD will smite you with consumption, and with fever, inflammation, and fiery heat, and with drought, and with blasting, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.
23 And the heavens over your head shall be brass, and the earth under you shall be iron.
24 The LORD will make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven it shall come down upon you until you are destroyed.
25 "The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them; and you shall be a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
26 And your dead body shall be food for all birds of the air, and for the beasts of the earth; and there shall be no one to frighten them away.
27 The LORD will smite you with the boils of Egypt, and with the ulcers and the scurvy and the itch, of which you cannot be healed.
28 The LORD will smite you with madness and blindness and confusion of mind;
29 and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind grope in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways; and you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to help you.
30 You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her; you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell in it; you shall plant a vineyard, and you shall not use the fruit of it.
31 Your ox shall be slain before your eyes, and you shall not eat of it; your ass shall be violently taken away before your face, and shall not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and there shall be no one to help you.
32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes look on and fail with longing for them all the day; and it shall not be in the power of your hand to prevent it.
33 A nation which you have not known shall eat up the fruit of your ground and of all your labors; and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually;
34 so that you shall be driven insane by the sight which your eyes shall see.
35 The LORD will smite you on the knees and on the legs with grievous boils of which you cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.
36 "The LORD will bring you, and your king whom you set over you, to a nation that neither you nor your fathers have known; and there you shall serve other gods, of wood and stone.
37 And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword, among all the peoples where the LORD will lead you away.
43 The traveler who is among you shall mount above you higher and higher; and you shall come down lower and lower.
44 He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.
48 therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and in want of all things; and he will put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he has destroyed you.
49 The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you do not understand,
50 a nation of stern countenance, who shall not regard the person of the old or show favor to the young,
51 and shall eat the offspring of your cattle and the fruit of your ground, until you are destroyed; who also shall not leave you grain, wine, or oil, the increase of your cattle or the young of your flock, until they have caused you to perish.
52 They shall besiege you in all your towns, until your high and fortified walls, in which you trusted, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you in all your towns throughout all your land, which the LORD your God has given you.
58 "If you are not careful to do all the words of this law which are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awful name, the LORD your God,
59 then the LORD will bring on you and your offspring extraordinary afflictions, afflictions severe and lasting, and sicknesses grievous and lasting.
60 And he will bring upon you again all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they shall cleave to you.
61 Every sickness also, and every affliction which is not recorded in the book of this law, the LORD will bring upon you, until you are destroyed.
63 And as the LORD took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the LORD will take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you; and you shall be plucked off the land which you are entering to take possession of it.
64 And the LORD will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other; and there you shall serve other gods, of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.
65 And among these nations you shall find no ease, and there shall be no rest for the sole of your foot; but the LORD will give you there a trembling heart, and failing eyes, and a languishing soul;
66 your life shall hang in doubt before you; night and day you shall be in dread, and have no assurance of your life.
67 In the morning you shall say, 'Would it were evening!' and at evening you shall say, 'Would it were morning!' because of the dread which your heart shall fear, and the sights which your eyes shall see.
68 And the LORD will bring you back in ships to Egypt, a journey which I promised that you should never make again; and there you shall offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no man will buy you."
Ezekiel 16:6 Thus says the Lord GOD, Because your shame was laid bare and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotries with your lovers, and because of all your idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them,
37 therefore, hey, I will gather all your lovers, with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you loathed; I will gather them against you from every side, and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness.
38 And I will judge you as women who break wedlock and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.
39 And I will give you into the hand of your lovers, and they shall throw down your vaulted chamber and break down your lofty places; they shall strip you of your clothes and take your fair jewels, and leave you naked and bare.
40 They shall bring up a host against you, and they shall stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
41 And they shall burn your houses and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women; I will make you stop playing the harlot, and you shall also give hire no more.
42 So will I satisfy My fury on you, and My jealousy shall depart from you; I will be calm, and will no more be angry.
Ezekiel 23:25 And I will direct My indignation against you, that they may deal with you in fury. They shall cut off your nose and your ears, and your survivors shall fall by the sword. They shall seize your sons and your daughters, and your survivors shall be devoured by fire.
46 For thus says the Lord GOD: "Bring up a host against them, and make them an object of terror and a spoil.
47 And the host shall stone them and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses.