Since joining a head-covering pagan group on FB, (Covered in Light, for those interested) the subject of pagan modesty has come from time to time. The topic is something I enjoy musing over and challenging myself about, regularly. If you’ve been reading along for a while, you’ll have noticed already.
I don’t believe that modest is inherently about clothing. Modesty goes hand in hand with humility, in my mind, and humility is an increasingly important part of my path. This may not seem a very foreign idea for some, but for others it very well may be. There are those who see kneeling before our gods as being a bad thing, something those other people do. My experience with groups is largely based in heathenry, though I do have to add that it’s been a few years since I’ve been involved with any heathen groups; here is a strong, “I *stand* before my gods,” pride. Indeed, pride itself is a valued heathen concept. And, you know, I get pride. Pride isn’t one of our sins — we don’t really have sins, eh? But, there’s pride . . . and then there’s respect. And I maintain that you can stand erect before the gods and still be humble, still have humility.