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NEWS - "No sin in showing off God's handiwork"

Postby natman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:52 pm

There's no sin in showing off God's handiwork, nudist says
Christian to speak on nudity and religion at Quebec naturist festival
Bruce Ward, CanWest News Service
Published: Saturday, August 11, 2007

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God doesn't mind if you go naked on the beach -- because you're showing off His handiwork, not simply displaying your shortcomings.

A devout Christian and naturist will make essentially that argument next week at the fourth annual Canadian naturist festival in St-Antoine-Abbe Quebec, about 50 km south of Montreal. Festival spokesman Paul Rapoport said the presentation by Vincent Pigeon, a member of the Federation of Quebec Naturists and a practicing Catholic, will include references to the Adam and Eve story from the Bible.

"Certainly the Garden of Eden story, which most people know from Genesis, does not suggest that the crime or the sin of Adam and Eve was being unclothed," said Rapoport. "It was disobeying a higher power."

He said it is widely believed that Christianity and other mainstream religions are opposed to nudity.

"Many people assume that the main religions of the world are dead against any kind of nudity, except in a medical situation," Rapoport said. "The first thing is, Christianity itself is not against nudity in a variety of situations. For those who comb the Bible for references, for example, it's pretty clear that the Bible isn't against nudity -- it's against sin.

"The aspects of nudity that lead to what Christians would call sin are not really the fault of the state of dress or undress. They have to do with an attitude of mind or misbehaviour. That's the negative side. The positive side involves really proclaiming what is considered to be God's magnificent creation.

"A lot of naturists believe that not only is there nothing wrong, but there is something very positive about reclaiming that little bit of the Garden of Eden in the way that we don't have to dress."

Other events at the festival, which runs Aug. 16-19, include volleyball, swimming pool games, and relaxing at clothing-optional beaches.
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Nathan Powers

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Postby arom » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:27 pm

Amen to that!

I pray more people read and understand. Sometime it seems the push against nudity insane. With all the issues and problems that exist as a result of 'hiding' that bad and sinful body that is actually God's creation...I was born naked and God loves me.

Sorry to rant.

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Postby natman » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:57 pm

arom wrote:Sorry to rant.
God Bless.


I say "Rant on... Rant on!!!"
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