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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    A hypocrite?

    Ok, let me start off by saying that I'm in no way, shape or form a religious person.

    Having said that, there's a guy at my gym who really disturbs me. He wears thong underwear and he has a really digusting tan that he obviously tries to maintain. Now this might sound like your normal pretty-boy curl jockey, but this guy is a priest.

    Now as I said, I'm not a religious person, but isn't vanity one of the seven deadly sins? I mean, I can understand this guy lifting weights. It makes you healthy, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, tanning? Who is he trying to impress? And the thong underwear? First off all, this guy is old as hell, and secondly, that seems like pretty inappropriate attire for a "man of God."

    Anyway, I just wanted to hear some opinions on this. Am I totally off by thinking this guy is a hypocrite?

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    I didn't know that clothing used to hide a persons privates can be inapropriate.
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    That's just the thing, Maki. The clothing used to "hide" his privates doesn't hide a damn thing. It's flat out nasty. I've always been under the impression that men who wear thong underwear consider themselves as "players" or "ladies men."

    For tanning, I can't be certain that he does so for vanity. He's dark as hell, and I can't think of any other reason he would do so?

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    The priest doing those things is a little odd.

    However, if you've got a problem with men's thongs and men tanning...

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    No, I never said I had a problem with them. In fact, I'd love to start wearing thongs and tanning my ass to ash once I finish this cut, as I'm leaving for college this summer and my goal is to BE a ladies man.

    I was just wondering if I was off by thinking this guy has vanity issues, seeing as he's a priest and all.

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    Well , if he combs his hair that could be consider vanity...looking and feeling good about yourself is not a big deal at all....if his actions are showing him acting "UnGodly" then you can have a leg to stand on.....

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    How does it impact your life? Does he walk around in public in the thong, or just in the gym changeroom, because generally people will walk around naked in there too, so would that bother you as well?

    Maybe he is more comfortable wearing it. Don't go to his church if you want, but you don't really have any right to judge him as a bad priest.
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    its funny...hehehe, priest with a thong, well the church does attract many homosexuals, so its rather natural.
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    Originally posted by Rock
    its funny...hehehe, priest with a thong, well the church does attract many homosexuals, so its rather natural.
    I was wondering when someone would say something like that


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    Just because he's a priest doesn't mean that he's not a human being...some guys like thongs, some people like to tan...it's not like he's running a bordello or something.

    As for the seven deadly sins: greed, lust, wrath, laziness, gluttony, conceit, and envy. Conceit is excessive appreciation of one's own worth or virtue, not feeling good about yourself, knowing how you like to dress and what you like to look like.

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    I've been digging that "wrath" one lately, and gluttony seems cool too.
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    Yeah, glutony and lust =
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    it's only a sin if you do it for sake of vainity. Like if he just feels more comfortable in a thong and that is why he wears it then it is not a sin. But if he does it to show everyone his ass then it is a sin. The tanning is harder to explain. But it is all about the spirit of the act.
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    Pride has always been my sin. Sin of Lucifer, too. I'm in good company.
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    Man, some of you guys need to ease up. I wasn't calling the guy satan or anything, I was just saying that it seemed like very odd behavior for a priest. Of course this has no impact on me whatsoever, I just wanted some opinions. Next time I'll bring the crowbar.

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    Maybe he just enjoys tanning (some people find it peaceful lying in those things, listening to the humm with nothing to do..), and maybe he just finds thongs comfie.

    Or maybe he is satan. Who knows? Either way, priests are people, they aren't perfect. Taking pride in the way you look isn't that big a deal in the sin book (yeah, vanity is one of the deadly sins, but I'm thinking that's too a different degree.. right?)

    And the last priest that was in my gym interrupted my workout for probably 10 minutes because he thought he should teach me the errors of my ways.. pretty much calling me evil cause at the time I had two piercings and a tattoo... kept saying that one day I'd find God and all that. Didn't even ask if I was religious or not, just assumed everything about me.
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