Did you know there are Christian nudists? Quite a few of them actually. See:
How about that? How lovely a reply to those who want women to be in burkas. How awesome in its support of those who made the photo revolutionary calendar, where the courageous efforts of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, who posted nude photos of herself to protest sexism in Egypt, are thereby acknowledged and praised. See:
Now it can be revealed. My Helen and I were practicing nudists until her death in 2010. We went on three nude cruises and attended various nudist camps. In these adventures, we encountered several Christian nudists. One memorable event was when we had a cottage next to that of another couple. He was a thoracic surgeon and she was an ordained Presbyterian minister. It is difficult to describe the sensation of dancing, at a group dance, with a female Presbyterian minister who was wearing nothing but sandals, sparkles, and a smile.
We also met a totally naked former nun who had kicked the habit.
There is nothing sexual, by the way, about organized social nudism. This truth can only be understood by experiencing it. And if you have a poor body image, here is the sure way to overcome it. At any nudist gathering, you are going to be treated to visions of fellow nudists whose bodies are in far worse shape than yours. Guaranteed.
Oh, before you get too horrified at the idea of atheists informing the world that they are also nudists, please know that Benjamin Franklin was a nudist. How about that?
Now, here is perhaps an area where atheists and Christians might be able to find some small parcel of common ground.
How about an atheist-Christian clothing optional cruise?
This may be an idea whose time has come.
Edwin Kagin © 2012.