How is it possible for the human body, which was created in the
image of god, to be offensive to anybody? Satan would love to see
God's greatest creation be considered offensive.
What's So Great
About Clothes Anyway?
Why people wear clothes:
"Ok,", I bet you're thinking, "if it's so great, why isn't everyone
doing it?" To be honest, it beats me. If I was a sociologist, I would
say something like this:
Clothing is a sign of social status
and identification of onesself with a particular class or subculture.
In removing the importance of clothes, we remove our own public
However, if I were psychologist, I
would disagree, noting:
Clothes provide us with a tangible "armour"
against physical and emotional threats that we confront in our daily
lives. The removal of clothes makes us feel vulnerable.
Now if I were an artist, I would
probably point out that:
Once an idea has become accepted by
the majority, the minority feel that they are pressured to conform.
Being clothed is "safe", and to be unclothed is to fight against
established conventions. Once an idea takes sufficient hold, it
becomes almost impossible to break out of it without a coup. Only the
brave and self-assured feel that their own concepts may equal the
Unfortunately, I am none of these. I
am a project manager, and so I'll put my case in more familiar terms:
Senior executive support is crucial
to a project succeeding. In the case of nudism, most people can, if
they apply good research techniques, see clear benefits in disrobing
in appropriate places. However, they realise that without support on
the highest level, the project will not be uptaken, and there may be a
consequent general loss of confidence in the project manager.
Bet you wish I was a sociologist,
huh? I guess what my point comes down to is that people are afraid
they'll be found out, be branded as and be forced to live out their
lives as a dishwasher in a miner's canteen 300 miles south of the
So let me reassure you. As an
Australian, my first nudist experience was a search on Google for the
terms "nudist", "Australia" and "holiday". I got back several dozen
sites about different Australian clothing-optional campsites, resorts
and bed-and-breakfasts. It was the volume that shocked me - was
everyone except for me going around nude?