In many, if not all, of my posts about nudism, I’ve said that the reason I write about nudism is because I feel like nudists are being swept under the rug by the Catholic Church.
In this post, I want to explain what I hope to accomplish by writing about nudism. Because I don’t think I’ve done that yet.
What do I want for people who go naked?
I want nudists to be treated like human beings. I don’t want nudists to be treated like outcasts. I want nudists to be treated with love and respect. “Do to others what you would want them to do to you.” ~ The Golden Rule
I want no one to feel like going naked is something they have to do. Going naked should be a choice a person makes of their own free will. Not a choice a person makes because they think “I have to do it to make my friend happy” or “I have to do it to make my spouse happy” or “I have to do it to make my family happy.”
I want God to use nudism for good. God is allowing nudism to exist — He is giving people the freedom to make the choice to go naked. What I want is for God to bring good out of that choice. For example: When a nudist is on their deathbed, I want that person to look back on their choice to go naked and think “That choice positively effected me and it positively effected the people in my life.”
I want nudism to be a force for change. I admire the fact that nudists fight against the sexualization of the body and the objectification of people. I admire the fact that nudists say “A person is more than their body, and the body is not inherently pornographic.” Why? Because, as a Catholic, I have such beliefs, too: People are more than their body, and the body is more than the sexual pleasure it can give a person.