I was going to post something on death… but we are all about The Resurrection from the Dead around here… So let me just make a quick comment on nudity.
Well, not so much about that as about the joy some folks take in proving Romans Chapter 1 truer than true:
22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Apparently in Mexico City, Mexico a record was set. A bunch of people took their clothes off for a perverted photographer (he makes his living getting large groups of people to disrobe). I won’t link to it but let me give you a couple of quotes from the Reuters article:
“This event proves that really we’re not such a conservative society anymore. We’re freeing ourselves of taboos,” said Fabiola Herrera, a 30-year-old university professor who volunteered to strip, along with her boyfriend.
The capital of the world’s second-biggest Catholic nation, where tough-guy masculinity and family loyalty are held dear, has recently challenged some important traditions.
Last month, Mexico City legislators legalized abortion in defiance of criticism from church officials.
Taboos = slavery or at least bondage. If they can be broken then freedom will ring in the city. How happy we all will be when societies mores are broken down and libertine freedom reigns. Think of the possibilities: No more rules, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks.
Notice those who oppose this rank debauchery are “church officials.” They slow things down these church people. Maybe they can figure out a way to get rid of them. Oh, they have thought about that (in the abstract at least):
Also, gay couples are getting hitched in civil ceremonies thanks to recently passed laws in the capital, and lawmakers plan to debate whether to legalize euthanasia.
Marginalize them and get rid of them when they are not part of a productive society. And what constitutes productive can change over time. It might be the terminally ill today but tomorrow it might just be the elderly, clinging to “the old ways.” Here is how the Reuters article ends:
Not all Mexicans were impressed by the spectacle staged by Tunick, who was refused permission to hold his nude photo at the famed Teotihuacan pyramids outside the capital.
“They’re losing dignity as men and women,” said 63-year-old Armando Pineda, leaning against the cathedral and watching the now-dressed models leave the plaza. “It’s an offense against the church.”
The church apparently had enough power to get the city to stop the perverts from gathering at the pagan burial/human sacrifice sites; just not enough to stop it all together. Armando should quit leaning on that cathedral… Its foundations are crumbling and the entire edifice may come down upon him. Even if that doesn’t happen, those “models” may one day be voting away his right to life for holding such backward views. And it may happen sooner than he thinks.