Interesting Yahoo Group… May 3, 2008

Interesting Yahoo Group…

I was trying to get to Yahoo Groups via Google so I could do some Secular Student Alliance work…

This is what popped up:


Who wants to explain that to me?

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  • Sam

    Christians who are nudists?

    Most nudists are old fat 50 somethings.

  • I want to explain it. I am at an utter loss of explanation, but I want to explain.

  • James

    Relax. They are just trying to emulate Adam and Eve.

  • Luther Weeks

    If God had meant Christians to be nude he would not have provided them with clothes.

  • mikespeir

    God hates nakedness! He even forbade going up to the altar by steps because he would then be able to see under the priests’ robes (Exodus 20:26.) Interestingly, he apparently couldn’t see through the robes.

  • Susan

    It’s not that unusual even here in the Bible Belt.

  • Jen

    Note to Christian Churches (and their marketing departments): I would totally go to naked church.

  • TheDeadEye

    Wouldn’t need to dress up for Sunday Church…

  • Christian naturism

    Google “Christian Naturism” and you’ll see what that means.

    I think it is a much more civilized and rational view on the body than the one we see from those gymnophobes we’re all all-too-familiar with. Sadly, most here have likely appropriated the “nudity=something to be ashamed of” mentality about the body; particularly, the female body.

    More civilized, specifically, than same people who think it is a sane thing to make baby girls wear bikini tops. Personally, I think its bizarre that we even wear bathing suits to get in the water; much less forcing women to wear tops on the precedence of “indecent exposure.”

  • Richard Wade

    Hemant, too bad you didn’t include one of these groups in your book. Or maybe it’s a good thing you didn’t. You might not have ever written it and would just now be getting out of the Happy Valley Sanitorium for the Very Very Nervous.

  • Cathy

    Christian naturism, no one here said that nudity was bad (one person actually advised it as a sales pitch), it’s just ironic given the mainstream Christian position on nudity and sexuality. A Christian wack job led the fight to ban tanktops at my little sister’s school (because apparantly seeing shoulders will just drive all of those ten year olds over the edge ) and given the way most Christians view the subject, the idea of Christian Nudists is a bit outside of the mainstream.

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  • Christian Naturism

    I can’t quite explain it, mostly because any religious argument for anything defies explanation. I will say that like most religious things, the theological case is more a rationalization for their activities than the other way around.

    They’re actually a pretty big segment of the (very small) nudist subculture in the USA. Which I guess isn’t too surprising – there’s kind of this nexus between spirituality, nudity, and connectedness to nature – it seems to attract a lot of religious types, mostly new age pagan/wiccan type people, but a sizable number of religious Christians as well.

    My experience with them, anecdotally based on the few nude venues I’ve been to, is that they’re among the most prudish and uptight people imaginable. They constantly have to prove (to themselves mostly) that their motivations for social nudity are pure and have nothing to do with sex, and thus can’t allow even the slightest bit of sexuality to creep into it. I mostly agree with the assertion that nudity isn’t inherently sexual, but they’re so fervent with it that one imagines they must put clothes on in order to have sex. Conequently, the social atmosphere is something akin to an old folk’s home (though the demographics of nudists might have something to do with that). Kind of funny, if it wasn’t so sad – though their attitude is still a good deal healthier than those Christians that promote body shame and are so judgmental of immodesty.

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