A Reply about Nudity & Cultures
I read a blog that analyzed some of American & foreign cultures. Mostly about being judged about a person looks & nudity in public. Below is what they asked a response too.
So what is normal? What is it about nudity that is so offensive that people do not want a resort in their communities? There is only one beach in the US that is clothing optional and is owned by the government and that’s here in Florida and is because the beach is owned by the county which has no law against it.
And for those of you who share my Christian faith: what other kinds of things have some in ‘Christian culture’ accepted as wrong without really much biblical support for saying so?
If people can look at nudity the way Adam & Eve did before they sinned & ate from the tree of knowledge, then it’s not a problem. I think the problem isn’t with the nudity itself but the self discipline & perspective of people. If being around nudity makes one lustful causing one to sin then they should avoid it.
1 Corinthians 8:13 could be used to say why there shouldn’t be full public nudity, however designated areas are different. If a person knows that being in a place like that isn’t good for them then they should have the restraint not to go near there. Same principle when someone has a drinking problem they shouldn’t be going to a bar. I also think the reason some people may have issues with resorts like that is because they are worried about the kind of people that maybe attracted to go there. Not to mention many people’s perspective of how a resort like that works is skewed. Some think it’s some place people go to have orgies and other sexual relations. From what I have heard & read it’s the complete opposite. Most of those communities do not allow sexual relations in public. People just want to live like God intended them to. Like I said at the beginning He was the one that created us and didn’t clothe us.
Trying to specify things seen wrong in ‘Christian culture’ in general is slightly hard for me because there seem to be some many separate cultures within the Christian realm even. For example where you get looks for having long hair in some ‘Christian cultures’ I am frowned upon for having short hair. Or you guys shouldn’t be in tight pants, well I shouldn’t be in shorts or pants, only skirts passed my knees. Sure 1 Corinthians 11:15 says “And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering. “ What exactly is it a covering for? If it is about modesty and covering ones breasts, I have clothes to do that. However if its suppose to be for covering my neck & skin in general, then the ones looking down on me for shorter hair have their uncut long hair up in a bun and are actually showing more skin then I am. Tattoos are another thing that depending on which ‘Christian culture’ you talk to if they are okay or not. Having tattoos that’s another thing I have to deal with.
I think what it all really comes down to is a person should seek God to tell him or her if something is right or wrong for them. He is after all the ultimate judge in everything.
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