Sunday, July 9, 2017
Living Nude Publicly
Is that what I call this, an installment? I hope so. I’ve never done this before.
Recently a friend suggested a book to me. This book is called The Volunteer and it’s by an author named D.H. Jonathan. I don’t even know if that’s a male or female and I guess it doesn’t matter. I like to think the author is female, since she wrote about a female in this book and did such a bang-up job as far as I’m concerned that I’d like to think only another woman could have written so clearly the details I read about in this book about the developments in the life of a college sophomore who went through what this girl did.
Only this isn’t a book review - far from it. This is a piece about the subject matter concerned in this book and that is human nudity. Especially human nudity as it pertains to a human being walking around in public totally naked, ie, without a stitch of clothing, in bare skin, okay? That’s what happens in this book where this student has to clear her academic record that she has tarnished all on her own, and the way in which she gets to clear her record is by agreeing to go nude for the next sixty days, all on campus at a college in California, where she can’t tell anyone the reason why she’s walking around completely naked or the deal is off and she once more is under academic suspension and is as screwed as she was before the sixty days started.
As you might expect this girl who is not a nudist and was brought up in a typically Christian household from a family in Texas goes through quite a bit of angst when she faces her very first time of going out the doors of a building out onto the wide open campus where she will be seen by every student she encounters who will have no idea why she is naked and what is going on. What’s more, if they ask her why she is naked she can’t tell them. She can make something up, but she can’t tell them the truth, which is that it’s all a sociology experiment to see how people react to seeing someone unexpectedly walking around naked.
How many of us would feel the same way if we suddenly had all of our clothes taken away from us and were expected to go about our daily lives completely naked? Would we feel that same angst as did this girl? Would fear overcome us and keep us from going out those doors to face the world? Would we give up before we even began the experiment? Would we try it out for a short period and perhaps cry uncle if we thought it was just too much embarrassment to endure? Could we possibly do our grocery shopping, our daily work routine, go to the bank, the cleaners, the gas station, take our kids to school or the dentist or doctors, or perhaps their dance classes or football games, whatever it is we have on our plates, if we had to do it all without our clothes?
Now, let me ask you this – why do we even need clothes to do all those things?
Have you ever stopped to consider why it is you put clothes on your body every day before you leave your house to go to work or school or wherever it is that you go when you leave your homes? You were born without clothes and your body was perfect as it was, so why do you bother to cover it now? Oh sure, if it’s freezing cold weather you want to stay warm, or if it’s raining out you want to stay dry, but if the weather is sunny and warm or even hot as it is where I live as I am writing the words to this blog, then why do you bother to put cloths over a perfectly good body when all you really need is to walk out the door of your home, get in your car and drive to wherever it is you need to go, do whatever it is you need to do, then drive back home again?
What’s that? You’d get arrested if you walked into the grocery store naked? If the laws in your area tell you that it’s illegal to appear in public nude, then work to get those laws changed. That’s right, you heard me. Laws are not set in stone. If laws such as those concerning public indecency or lewdness are what are keeping you from being nude in public, then go to your city council. Tell them those laws discriminate against you illegally and that they need to be changed. Do whatever you need to change those laws so that they no longer keep you from being nude in public, then go ahead and live your lives openly nude the way we all were meant to be.
Have you ever heard someone say, “If God had intended men to live nude he would have created us naked”? Yeah, it’s something nudists say to show how utterly stupid it is for us as human beings to wear clothing and have laws that prevent us from being nude in public. It makes perfect sense. If we weren’t to be publicly nude we wouldn’t have been born that way.
I know my argument here isn’t going to change everybody’s mind, but I can assure you that if tomorrow it was announced that we could live nude everywhere we wanted, I would be the very first person in my area to run out the door of my home naked and go everywhere I possibly could just so I could say I was the first in my community to do so. I long for the opportunity to live completely nude on a constant basis like the girl in this book. If I had the chance today I would gladly accept it. Why don’t you?
Change the laws. Don’t allow the government to tell you how to live. You tell the government how it is you are going to live. Don’t allow laws to change you. YOU change the laws to suit you.
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