[quote="Gregory_G, post:1, topic:178777"]
Serious question, people from work and school like to ask me questions about the church and its teachings and the most recent one that I'm not too sure of how to answer is.....is it alright for males and females to wear thongs? I really have no idea what to say, so what should I have said?
It appears that some are missing an important point. Yes, it could be a SIN.
Are you/they acting in direct defiance of what a Parent has told them?
Reference the 4th Commandment
Are you/they trying to lure or entice someone to some type of illicit conduct?
Reference the 6th Commandment
Then we have a wide range of venial sins from pride, to stubbornness etc to consider.
We do have to consider knowledge, intent etc when applying the title Sin ( Reference the Cathechism.
Explaining to them from a point of view of Modesty is also helpful.
I hope this helps some.
Thank you for being willing to stand up for your Faith and the Church.
Remember its always OK to say I don't know, But I'll try& find out & get back to you.
This will allow you time to learn & another opportunity to share the Truth with them.
Many times these questions can be the means to help others do what they already know is right but due to peer pressure may have succumb to. :thumbsup:
Yours in Christ