What do you think about a girl who casually or flippantly blatters out: "Whatever"?
What do I think about it? Does my opinion matter....or only yours....or both of ours?
What does it honestly, truthfully, or at least probably indicate about the inferior gender who blurts out a "Whatever" now and then? Does it indicate that she is mentally lazy? Irresponsible? Consternated by being hemmed into a corner she cannot extricate herself from by superior reasoning? Considering something neither moral nor immoral but instead amoral (i.e. neither bad nor good, or neither crucial nor incidental)?
Whatever the case, the "Whatever" retort clearly is NOT "awesome" (with awesome being defined in part by watching - in person and at relatively close range - the actual explosion of a several-megaton thermonuclear explosion, or even gaping at the sight of a women giving birth during freefall from a high-altitude plane before her parachute opens up....in contrast to watching a cultic catholic clergywoman monotonously crumble crackers into a communion cup at snail speed).
Is it a practical and common-sense mentality to generally (if not always) misthink with a "Whatever" attitude?
Pertaining to whether to drive on the right or instead the left side of the road? Stop at a red stoplight or go at a red stoplight? Jump off a cliff or bridge instead of simply cautiously glancing over the edge? Slit the wrists with a sharp knife half and hour after swallowing a whole bottle of sleeping pills? Stick a loaded .44 Magnum in the mouth or side of the head and pull the trigger?
How about eating almost-identical similar types of candy bars, breakfast cereals, white or whole wheat bread, or buying brands of car oil or gas? Or purchasing and using almost a million and one other things involving neither obvious sin nor serious differentiation in terms of quality, durability, price, popularity, and so on?
Tonight I heard a cable-TV lecture by Christian Ed Young (at edyoung.com) concerning the drinking of toilet water (whether from a newly-manufactured/purchased clean one, or instead a used one). The suggestion was admittedly and understandably noxious, but related to what this webpage author has written concerning drinking a little piss in one's pop, or ingesting a little poop in one's pudding....whether for merely "doing something different," "a little fun," "variety to bypass boredom," "insatiable human curiosity," or "just for kicks." Disgusting.
Perhaps more benign examples could be suggested: putting a half cup of Clorox into our mouth instead of into the washing machine. Putting a lit match near gasoline we were pumping at a service station. Grabbing an irate or nervously-frightened wild animal in the attempt to fondle it. Reaching bare hands into a hornet's nest. Running out in front of a speeding car on a freeway. Hitting our finger with a hammer instead of pounding in the nail. Keeping our fingers in the path of a deafening crosscut saw or underneath a full-throttled lawn mower. Letting an AC-current radio fall into our bathtub when bathing.
Doing any or all of the above sort of incapacitates us from doing anything else for a while, yes?
Let's assume that you are sane and rational and I am also - generally speaking (giving both of us the positive rather than negative benefit of the doubt).
Do we agree that some things simply should not be placed in certain areas under certain conditions at certain times? Also, do we agree that we can at least be significantly irritated and even mildly-to-severely injured by certain objects coming into contact with us at certain times in certain places under certain circumstances?
Have we ever been stung by a bee? Did such a so-called "incidental" or "whatever" thing seriously capture our attention and adversely affect our behavior so as to render us temporarily incapable of focusing on anything else?
Would you be enraged if your pastor began to dismantle your wife's ponytail? Would he get an hard-on if he did? Would it be an invitation for her to have sex with him?
Numbers 5:18 (RSV) And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and unbind the hair of the woman's head, and place in her hands the cereal offering of remembrance, which is the cereal offering of jealousy. And in his hand the priest shall have the water of bitterness that brings the curse.
Numbers 5:18 (JPS) And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal-offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal-offering of jealousy; and the priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that causeth the curse.
Numbers 5:18 (ASV) And the priest shall set the woman before Jehovah, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal-offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal-offering of jealousy: and the priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that causeth the curse.
Now why would a clergyman want to sexually excite or arouse himself by letting another man's wife's hair down? Why would the husband of the woman consent to that? Why would the woman allow it?
Some things just don't belong in certain places at certain times under certain conditions. Would we keep our dog or cat (let alone our child) in a car with all the windows closed on a hot summer day? Would we put vinegar or apple juice in our car's gas tank? Would we put gasoline on our salad? Would we peek into our neighbor's window and with videocam watch him and his wife strip and let her loose long hair down, or sneak into our neighbor's house to watch her bare down to bikini-equivalent bra and panties then less - while erectionally pretending that we were the male or female actors doing what we gaze at:
Song of Solomon 7:1 How graceful are your footsteps in sandals, royal maiden! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand.
2 Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies.
3 Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, overlooking Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks [i.e. loose long hair] are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.
6 How fair and pleasant you are, loved one [in private alone with me], delectable [married-only-to-me] maiden!
7 You are stately as a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.
8 I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its branches. Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,
9 and your kisses like the best wine that goes down smoothly, gliding over lips and teeth of sleepers.
10 I am MY beloved's, and HIS desire is for ME.
How many bee stings can we take? Some of us are allergic to bee stings, and get almost fatality ill. Mosquito bites can carry crippling lyme disease. Tick bites can be very problematic. The tail spine of a bull sting ray can pierce a man's chest and heart. Beebee-gun pellets can permanent blind an eye, and breathing into a towel loaded with cold or flu germs can non-pleasantly bring down a worn-down, sleep-deprived, under-norished, chilled person with weak resistance for a few days or more.
OSHA and certain corporations have laws requiring teen and older women to wear a [modest] hairnet for sanitary and safety purposes when working in certain hospital, dustfree mechanical-assembly and food-production or assembling situations. Loose long hair hanging down would not merely be inappropriate, but result in possible disease spread or accidental injury, reprimand, job termination, and disfavorable reputation with persistent unemployment propects.
The place for prayer-covering veils is not always tucked away in the bedroom dresser, nor being wrongly replaced instead of a prayer covering with loose long hair:
First Corinthians 11:13 Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
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, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
16 If any one is inclined to be contentious, we recognize no such practice, nor do the churches of God.
When you or I see a [stupid] teenaged girl, perhaps even intelligent but irresponsibly careless or indifferent because of being brainwashed with the demons of satanic-styles propaganda and her own selfish, impatient, and/or faithless greed for feminist-sexist mastery and/or sexual lust.....physically attack our eyesight and thus our eyes with her non-solicited and out-of-place non-marital mopheadedness, how much of that must we take? How much could Ed Young or any televangelist or preacher take of that, and how much does the Lord expect him to take of that? How much does God expect him or us to take of terroristically being suddenly whacked over the head with a passing and assaultively teen girl's hammer or brick anonymously-or-otherwise subtly-or-flagrantly thrown at us of sleevesless-nude bare arms, short-skirted bared legs and/or soxlessly-exposed bare feet parts drawing noisy attention to themselves with flipflops?
It is true that a man should not in devilish curiosity go looking for erotic trouble, entanglement, and addiction:
Job 18:8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a pitfall.
Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.
James 1:14 but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
Nor search for illicit porn whether of media images or real-life 3-D actual persons:
Job 31:1 I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?
2 What would be my portion from God above, and my heritage from the Almighty on high?
3 Does not calamity befall the unrighteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity?
4 Does not he see my ways, and number all my steps?
9 If my heart has been enticed to a woman, and I have lain in wait at my neighbor's door;
10 then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down upon her.
11 For that would be a heinous crime; that would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges;
12 for that would be a fire which consumes unto Abaddon, and it would burn to the root all my increase.
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.
But women - especially the "Whatever" ones - must (especially during seasonably warm weather) do their part to not lasciviously and addictively exacerbate the temptation nor become a luridly-lewd licentuous [immodestly partially-indecent] stumbling block:
Leviticus 19:14 You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD.
Ezekiel 3:20 Again, if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand.
Ezekiel 14:3 Son of man, these [dirty-"sexy"-fashions teen women] have taken their [glamor-magazine/porn-model] idols into their hearts, and set the stumbling block of their iniquity before their faces; should I let myself be inquired of at all by them?
4 Therefore speak to them, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Any man of the house of Israel who takes his [magazine, video-movies, internet-porn] idols into his heart and sets the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and yet comes to the prophet, I the LORD will answer him myself because of the multitude of his idols,
7 For any one of the house of Israel, or of the [freely-roaming-around somewhat-immodestly-misdressed teen or older women] strangers that sojourn in Israel [or Europe, America, etc.], who separates himself [herself] from me, taking his [her] idols into his [her] heart and putting the stumbling block of his [her] iniquity before his [her] face, and yet comes to a prophet to inquire for himself [herself] of me, I the LORD will answer him [her] myself;
Ezekiel 44:12 Because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore I have sworn concerning them, says the Lord GOD, that they shall bear their punishment.
Romans 14:13 Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a [mopheaded, sleeveslessly-nude-armed, slackslessly-naked-legged, soxlessly-bare-footed] stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
Matthew 18:6 but whoever causes one of these little ones [e.g. sexually-hungry males] who believe in me to sin [by imposing non-asked-for teen-girl-or-young-woman loose long hair, sleevesless naked arms, shorts-exposing nude legs, soxless feet in sandals....and more], it would be better for [her] to have a great millstone fastened round [her] neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Mark 9:42 Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea.
Luke 17:2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round [her] neck and [she] were cast into the sea, than that [she] should cause one of these little ones to [immorally] sin [by enticing and inciting him into search for porn, commit and not "perform" self-sodomizing masturbation, masseuse/escort harlots, and worse].
Are there graphic and sexually-explicit passages prohibiting a conscientious woman from harassively abusing and spoiling men?
Song 2:15 Catch us the [mopheaded/nude-armed/naked-legged/bare-footed teen-girl] foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vineyards, for our [adult-sex-only-within-marriage] vineyards are in blossom."
Yes, there are.....concerning (not regarding) mistimed and mislocated exposure of a woman's naked ARMS:
Second Samuel 13:18 (RSV) Now she was wearing a long robe with sleeves; for thus were the virgin daughters of the king clad of old. So his servant put her out, and bolted the door after her.
Second Sam 13:18 (LIT) And a long tunic was on her, for so the virgin daughters of the king usually dressed. And his attendant brought her robes outside, and bolted the door after her.
[NOTE: Actually, the Hebrew word for that robe or tunic, according to respected Hebrew lexicons, had no mention nor indication whatsoever of" "diverse colors" but instead meant "a garment with sleeves reaching to the palms and of a length reaching to the ankles"].....
.....concerning (not regarding) mistimed and mislocated exposure of a woman's naked LEGS:
Isaiah 47:1 (RSV) 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.
2 Take the millstones and grind meal, put off your veil, strip off your robe, uncover your legs, pass through the rivers.
3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your shame shall be seen. I will take vengeance [sexual harassment, molestation, assault, rape?], and I will spare no man.....
.....concerning (not regarding) mistimed and mislocated exposure of a woman's naked FEET:
[NOTE: Now consider the exact word choices in the passage below. Of the thousands or tens of thousands of different words the prophets could have used to allude to a subject of pagan idolatry and idol worship metaphorically, symbolically, allegorically, etc....he chose ONLY the following specific and rich-meaning words]
Jeremiah 2:20 (RSV) For long ago you broke your yoke and burst your bonds; and you said, 'I will not serve.' Yes, upon every high hill and under every green tree you bowed down as a harlot.
21 Yet I planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine?
22 Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me, says the Lord GOD.
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,
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.
25 Keep your FEET [and nothing said about shoes nor shoe soles here - contrary to the misleading NIV rendition!] 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.'.....
.....concerning (not regarding) mistimed and mislocated exposure of a woman's naked BREASTS:
Proverbs 5:15 (RSV & NASV) Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you.
18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19 a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love.
20 Why should you be infatuated, my son, with a loose woman and embrace the bosom of an adventuress?
21 For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he watches all his paths.
22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is caught in the labors of his sin.
23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is lost.....
.....concerning (not regarding) mistimed and mislocated exposure of a woman's naked BUTTOCKS:
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,
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.....
.....concerning (not regarding) mistimed and mislocated exposure of a woman's naked CROTCH:
Isaiah 3:16 (RSV, not NASV) 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;
17 the Lord will smite with a scab the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will lay bare their SECRET parts.
Such illicit pre-marital and extra-marital body-part exhibitionism of women is NOT a "nitpicky" "trifle" nor "harmlessly" "normal" "inconsequential" way to selfishly get attention to either sadistically torment men in general or acquire a boyfriend with such momentary or occasional allegedly-forgivable without-extensively-devastating-ramifications misuse of liberty and "freedom in Christ" -- because such is the lynchpin which causes men to be coerced to drink the seemingly-tantalizing poison of non-domestically-flirtatious deadly toilet water to quench their God-given sexual thirst:
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply....
Genesis 2:25 And the man and his wife were both NAKED, and were NOT ASHAMED.
[NOTE: So, that's what is involved. It's a great start to necessary sex education as operating instruction and effective procedure for beginning to engage and continuing to engage in successful developmental and imaginatively-innovative copulative sexual intercourse!]
First Corinthians 7:1 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 5:14 So I would have younger women (and NO mention of "widows" here in the Greek Text!] marry, bear children [I guess that involves perhaps-mutually-nude coitus with no abortion murder?], rule their households, and give the enemy no occasion to revile us.
15 For some have already strayed after Satan [with the gals becoming playgirl models and temptress seductresses, while the prematurely-erotically-awakened guys searching for the porn and prostitutes].
But with sin committed (and not "performed" - with or without potential abortion-homicide) came and comes the absolute necessity to be consistently and relentlessly discriminatory as to when and when not to appear nude when with the opposite sex:
Genesis 3:21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for HIS WIFE garments of [animal?] skins, and clothed them.
Luke 8:27 And as he stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons; for a long time he had worn no clothes, and he lived not in a house but among the tombs.
35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
Second Corinthians 5:4 For while we are still in this tent, we sigh with anxiety; not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
First Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.
8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
9 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in decent apparel.....
Revelation 3:17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked [literally!].
18 Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
Revelation 16:15 (KJ21) Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."
Clearly, "Whatever" does not cut it.
Nor ever will.
Not even once, nor one time!
Irreparable damage will have been done if done, which cannot be undone, and there WILL be FAR-reaching consequences.
Our Creator Christ Jesus - the Son of God, who (according to the first chapters of the New-Testament books of Colossians and Hebrews) constructed and maintains all the unique and intricate individual reproduction-related body parts of the human male and the human female along with their fascinating functioning and operation - wants the best continual sexual experiences for all His intelligently-designed human creatures.
If anyone has doubts about that, recall the mate acquisition and utilization precepts put forth from the numerous and extensively-broadcast audio and video pulpits of Christian crusader Billy Graham, the present positive admonitions emanating from the handsome God-wants-you-to-get-the-most-out-of-life Christian Joel Osteen.....plus the warnings from the Christian teachers on the cable broadcasts of World Tomorrow and Christian Jack van Impe if we do not seek erotic fulfilment in the logical and blameless ways the LORD has revealed to us in (for starters) the best English translations of His Sacred-66-books Holy Bible based upon the inerrant Hebrew and Greek Text manuscripts.