Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Naked Truth?

This article is short, which is good because you may need to read it 2 or 3 times to completely comprehend it. Apparently German protestants are having a little bit of trouble making their message appeal to the younger generation. Their solution? The youth group put together a nude calendar. To clarify, female members of the church youth group posed nude for a calendar as an outreach to the younger generation. As you can expect, it is totally justified in their minds. The Bible, they say, is filled with eroticism, and it doesn't say that you are forbidden to show yourself nude. Evidently the multidude of passages concerning sexual immorality, lust and tempting your fellow man don't translate the same way in German. Furthermore, when Jesus said to share the good news of his salvation with the world, I don't think having young Christian girls posing nude as the prostitute Rahab in calendars to be passed out to her peers, is exactly what he had in mind. But then, who am I to speak for God? Maybe I should be looking at things in the way that Nuremberg pastor Bernd Grasser does:

"It's just wonderful when teenagers commit themselves with their hair and their skin to the bible."

You shall love the Lord your God with all your Heart, Soul, and Private Parts... Something about that just doesn't sound right. But, then again, I don't live in Germany.

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