Man-made practices of good and bad don't hold any weight with God. Recently my 7 yr old came home from school and told me if you hold up your middle finger it means you don't love God. Then she asked me, "Is that true?" "Do you love God?" I asked her. She assured me she did. "If you hold up your middle finger will you still love God?" She said of course.
I shared with her that God made every part of her, and he loved every inch of her, including her middle finger. But people have tainted things making up the idea that raising a middle finger means something ugly or perverted, when God didn't make it that way.
Yet the very things God has said are not okay, and even calls sin, are readily accepted in society as the norm. We live in a mixed up world. We have to be alert, keep reading the Bible, and keep our eyes on God. I am thankful for a God who loves all of me, even my middle finger, and who loves me the same every day, even on Friday the 13th.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority” (Colossians 2:8-10).