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A Puritan sermon about swimwear Oct 31, 2003
This is not a book that deals mainly with either swimwear or what swimmers wear in the sport of swimming. To be more accurate this book is an extended sermon in the style of Jonathan Edwards (Sinners in the hands of an angry G-d) of the New England Puritan period.
Although the writer's arguments against modern swimwear are written using Christian proof texts the conclusions reached are not so different than those of Wahabi or Iranian Shi'ite Muslims in both Saudi Arabia or current day Iran. Israeli Haredi Jews (black hats and long black robes) are in solid agreement with the attitudes declared by the author in regards to his view of the human body and what is considered an affront to G-d.
So, with a minimum of additional effort the author could have crafted an ecumenical rant against both modern swimwear and the sport of swimming and other sports such as men's and women's gymnastics.
Instead of buying this book I think it would be a better purchase to take the plunge and buy the real thing, a collection of sermons from the great preachers of the Puritan tradition.