Why is public nudity still see as a negative behavior in the Christian Church

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  1. wearetwo

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    no not at all. Since this thread seems to be an interesting one for discuss and my husband's public nudity is mainly what is being discussed we thought it maybe useful to allow everyone the right to see what we actually look like naked and be fully open to any questions, comments or reactions from the forum. We hope that no one is offended.

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    yes we would agree that a persons lust is in their head and that sometimes plays out in actions and not the issue of the person being "lusted" on
     
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    Not offended. Just bored of seeing your pics on various faith websites, until it's clear you are not interested in faith discussion but just indulging your need for public exhibitionism. There are far better 'nudist' pics on any adult website, imo
     
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    LOL yea I actually wish I was younger LOL
     
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    oh sorry we will see if we can remove them
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    Cool. Have you any interfaith discussion to offer here?
     
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    that is my point of posting the thread. When offering the discussion to other Christians and offering our Biblical defense all we get back are condemnations and insults but they seem to not want to openly discuss the subject.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    Would you like to quote a Biblical passage or two, supporting your need to exhibit yourself naked in public? Or from scriptures of other faiths?
     
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    Bump ...
     
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    the question is "is it directly condemned" and the answer is no
     
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    The question is "does anyone care" and the answer is no, imo
     
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    Do you want a moderator to do it for you, to bring your post in line with the code of conduct here?
     
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    Really? :rolleyes:

    LOL, Quite wrong! You raised the point of nudity in public.

    I'll paraphrase a favourite line which I think is from Rod Steiger in The Pawnbroker". Steiger plays a Holocaust survivor threatened by a couple of street punks.
    "You, threaten me? I've been threatened by professionals!"

    So, offended? No. Bored, Yes. :D

    But seriously:

    If there is any question there at all, it's a point in principle. Therefore we do not need to see pictures, individual instances, etc.

    Again, your focus is on the outer form, and you miss the point. The interior is where, in all spiritual paths, the issue lies.

    To refer again to the dialogue in Genesis, the woman has engaged with the serpent and has come 'under his spell', as it were. "And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold" — and there's the nub. The Primordial Couple were told that: "For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death" (Genesis 2:17). But she no longer sees the interiority of the fruit, its meaning and consequence; she's captivated by outward appearances, by the transient, the superficial, the ephemeral and the illusory.

    In all spiritual traditions, the emphasis is on the Real, the True, the Eternal and the Good.

    The cardinal virtue is detachment.

    If you're look for praise or appreciation of you or your husband's physical appearance, I rather think you're in the wrong place.

    If you're looking to shock, ditto.

    As RJM said, here the dialogue is interfaith. This site 'does what it says on the tin' to quite a UK ad campaign. I echo his feelings with a repeat of my initial "Really? :rolleyes:"
     
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    could it be that (as you say) no one cares about nudity but they have more of an issue with those of us who dare to be naked in public?
     
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    Lol ...

    Gotta go now. Please remove the pics, ok?
     
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    Seconded. I have no issues with nudity, public or otherwise, but if we are going to explore the topic on this particular forum, then in the context of interfaith discussion.

    For example: where do the various faiths, world-views and ways of life draw the line between "innocent" nudity and exhibitionism?

    @wearetwo how does the nudist community handle it when someone not only wants to be nude, but wants to be "in your face" about it?
     
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    that depends on the person I guess. Everyone there has to understand "we are all naked" and the reactions will be different and we have to have an openness to that
     
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    Not to forget that this was originally a mendicant order, i.e. homeless people begging for a meal a day and an occasional scap of used cloth (although it was framed as giving the public an opportunity to make merit by supporting these spiritual ascetics). I think the Buddha was clever about not wanting his monks and nuns to alienate the alms-giving public, or to give them occasion to call the order a bunch of freeloaders and libertines - what if they have children, do we have to keep those fed as well?! So it was about the inner spiritual dimension for sure, but also about keeping the almsfood coming their way. It is always nicer to support a respectable beggar who is making an effort.
     
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    yes and seen less and less today
     
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