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Some more thoughts on the future of nudism:
I’ve discovered, recently, that I’m worried about the nudist community: I’m worried that nudism is a lifestyle that will vanish.
I can’t yet explain exactly why I feel this way.
As I said in “Thoughts on the future of nudism”:
I admire people who live the nudist lifestyle because I see in such people an attempt to return to the paradise that was lost — Eden — and, by the lives they live, bring some of that paradise here, to this imperfect world we all live in.
The nudist community, like any community, is not without controversy. No one is perfect.
I believe in the best of the nudist community, though. What is “the best of the nudist community”?
This: 1) A desire to return to an Edenic way of living: To live like Adam and Eve lived before the Fall: “Naked without shame.” (Genesis 2:25) 2) A desire to proclaim to the world “The human body is ‘very good.'” (Genesis 1:31) 3) A desire to proclaim to the world “A human being is more than their body.”
At the heart of nudism — a lifestyle characterized by going naked in a non-sexual context — there is goodness, truth, and beauty.
And where there is goodness, truth, or beauty, there is God.
“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)
“Test all things. Hold fast to what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
In conclusion: To sum this post up:
God created all things. Thus, desire comes from God. A lifestyle that is characterized by a desire to not wear clothes is a lifestyle that I don’t want to see vanish, because of how God can use such a lifestyle to make the world a better place: “…with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19: 26)
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