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Do you think going to the tanning bed is a sin?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:37 AM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • the bible says 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

    Answer by hinson7169 at 11:30 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • what? never heard it mentioned in the bible. but, why tan in the first place? it's just another way to look like everyone else. why do it?

    Answer by NURSE_MOM_OF_2 at 4:13 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I don't think it is the most healthy thing you can do. Excess sun causes wrinkles.

    Answer by moneymagnetmom at 4:40 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • ??? If God hated tans, he would have gotten rid of the sun.

    Answer by kryssie78 at 4:41 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Ignorant, but not a sin.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • It's Vanity... is vanity a sin?

    Answer by IhartU at 7:44 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • The action of tanning itself is not a sin.

    If it is the manifestation of: poor stewardship (if spending money on tanning leaves your family neglected), vanity or done so often that it becomes damaging or self-destructive to your body..... then I might construe it as the manifestation of sin.

    It's entirely possible to keep a nice appearance without being vain :-) It is all about balance.

    Answer by NovemberLove at 8:18 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • It's not very smart, but it's not a sin.

    Answer by feesharose at 10:45 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • ppl who do that look like shit and they think they look good lol

    Answer by moki1984 at 11:04 AM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Well, I think some people could argue for health benefits of tanning as well. Tanning beds to emit UVB rays which boost your vitamin D. This can improve your immune system, and ward off your risk of depression, cancer, heart disease, strokes and osteoporosis.

    As long as you don't overexpose yourself to the beds for the sake of getting really dark, and you do not get sunburned (which increases your chance of skin cancer) your benefits might outweigh the risks.

    I prefer natural sunlight (it is free) and it is very healthy for you as long as you make sure you don't get burned.

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 1:51 PM on Jul. 20, 2009