This just gets more and more depressing.
So now i’m not even allowed to wear makeup,use creams or dye hair?
These are Saints quotes below.But i’ve seen even some nuns wearing makeup.
To be Catholic i have to follow all these rigid rules.Ie:dont wear skirts above knee,dont wear makeup etc.If i don’t “comply” then i have to live in fear of losing my soul.
It is depressing,and a life of fear.
Even more,if you do these things,some even go so far as to flippantly call the woman “influenced by satan”.
Apparently,one Saint says your(referring to mothers) even bad if you leave a baby naked!
Pope Pius XIV also says that girls cant do sports or gymnastics etc,unless they are “fully & moedstly dressed”.
I guess ballets out now for Catholic women.
1.women naturally like playing with makeup.It is fun and femininty.
2.Its like they hold that us women must be responsible to send a mans soul to hell.Its like a fear/guilt trip.Thats a great burden on the shoulders of a woman.A man is not a child/helpless emotional cripple,so why is that these saints put so much emphasis on women for mens actions like as if men are babies/ and lack character or responsibility?
I think i’m at the point of just quitting the whole religion thing because this is making me fear and miserable.
I seriously feel like throwing up.
Suppose an artist paints in beautiful lines and colors the likeness of someone’s face and form. Then, once the portrait is completed, someone else comes along, picks it up and, thinking that he could do a better job, makes changes in the picture. Wouldn’t that be a serious wrong to the first artist, and a good reason for him to be indignant? And do you think it likely you could get away with acting the same way, with a rash and wicked presumption that offends God – the Artist who created you? The apostate angels taught us to paint the eyes with blackness drawn round them in a circle, and to stain the checks with a deceitful red, and to change the hair with false colors, and to mask all truth about the real appearance of face and head…. God says, “Let us make man in our image and likeness”; does anyone dare to alter and change what God has made? They are laying hands on God when they try to reform what He has formed. St. Cyprian of Carthage (200-258AD) on Cosmetics
“The good of our soul is more important than that of our body; and we have to prefer the spiritual welfare of our neighbor to our bodily comforts. . . If a certain kind of dress constitutes a grave and proximate occasion of sin, and endangers the salvation of your soul and others, it is your duty to give it up.” Pope Pius XII
"There are mothers who have so little religion or, if you like, are so ignorant that if they want to show off their baby to some neighbouring mothers, they will show it to them naked. Others, when they are putting on diapers, will leave the babies, for a long period of time, uncovered before everyone. Now even if there is no one present at all, you should not do this. Should you not respect the presence of their Guardian Angels…? Saint Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney
For those women sin against God when they rub their skin with ointments, stain their cheeks with rouge, and make their eyes prominent with antimony. To them, I suppose, the artistic skill of God is displeasing!" Tertullian of Carthage
“We recall that a dress cannot be called decent which is cut deeper than two fingers breadth under the pit of the throat, which does not cover the arms at least to the elbows, and scarcely reaches a bit beyond the knee. Furthermore, dresses of transparent material are improper. Let parents keep their daughters away from public gymnastic games and contests; but, if their daughters are compelled to attend such exhibitions, let them see to it that they are fully and modestly dressed. Let them never permit their daughters to don immodest garb.” The Sacred Congregation of the Council (by the mandate of Pope Pius XI), January 12, 1930 A.D
“To dye oneself with paints in order to have a rosier or a paler complexion is a lying counterfeit.” Saint Augustine of Hippo