A naturist or a nudist?

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Re: A naturist or a nudist?

Postby Englishman » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:32 am

I've been chewing the intellectual fat on this for some days now. RatherBSsailin, you have summed it up nicely. A nudist is, probably, someone who wants to be naked but, & this is how it works for me, a naturist wants be naked & in connection with God's creation which is, I think, the better option. So, I may be a nudist at home when I can't get out but what I want is to be naked in nature; at heart I am a naturist.
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Re: A naturist or a nudist?

Postby baresoul » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:28 pm

I like being nude when I can be, comfortably, with it being natural. I would be in nature as much as I could be, that natural. Any unnecessary covering is not natural. I am still a nudist, with seeing it as natural. Definitions to distinguish the words are artificial and contrived. There is overlap in any case, most of either term are indistinguishable, and I am sure there are hardly any seeking to be in nature and a part of it as I am, while I still confess I am a nudist, so they aren't more natural or more connected with nature than I am.
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Re: A naturist or a nudist?

Postby webmeister » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:02 pm

I'm a nakurist :)
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Re: A naturist or a nudist?

Postby Petros » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:37 am

Hard to say "nakurist". Me, I would rather let others talk it through and get my kit off.
The truth, the stark naked truth, the truth without so much as a loincloth on, should surely be the investigator's sole aim - Basil Chamberlain
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Re: A naturist or a nudist?

Postby DaveT » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:52 pm

I'm a nudist, because I like being nude when I can. But nudist as a term has no qualifications to go with it, unless one would add other words as qualifiers.

I'm a naturist, because I have a natural philosophy about life which includes going nude. Because I believe in restoring God's original plan of life that he placed our first grandparents in. The whole thing; the diet, the nude gardening, the friendly animals, swimming in the rivers, and observing the original day of rest.

I prefer naturist because it has the hint of a qualifying element, giving the impression of something aimed at harmony with nature. Whereas the term nudist could mean a regular practice of nudity for any reason, not necessarily nature inclined or moral.
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Re: A naturist or a nudist?

Postby OzCountryGuy » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:51 pm

For a long time I identified as a nudist, albeit being nude privately. Reflecting on my life over recent years I have come to the position that I’m a naturist. I have always loved the outdoors (especially being nude outdoors when I can). While studying agriculture my view was more “wholistic” from the sense that nature works in harmony or balance.

God created all things to work together, this not only true for nature but also our bodies. Being nude, especially in nature, I feel truely free, myself and connected to the creator.
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