This morning was a contemplative church service where I realized I was droping into self pity. That is only important to this discussion to say that this afternoon I went to the lake. Paddled across it. Came back to Hippie Hollow and spent two hours in the sun with a bunch of other nudist. Three had instraments. And played and sang. It was great. I spoke with a few people since I don't know them yet about the musicans. Apparently they are the Hippie Hollow regulars band who play only when it is warm and sunny. All this is to say how could someone not want to be a nudist. I told God when I was out there that I never wanted to wear clothes again. (A fairly common statement to Him when I am there.) When I saw the women some were models with very nice tans. And others were normal folks. What still amazes me is that it is not a place where sexual arousal occurs. Strange that was the warning I had always heard from the unknowing.
The price tag to bring the rest of the church into this freedom will be high. But right now the porn industry in this country is huge and gets exported to many other areas of the world. Without our clothes the porn stars have no market. With our clothes on they sell to the courious. Jesus did not make us for lust. In fact I don't think he made us for clothes.
How many today would say that the price Martin Luther King paid was worth it? Would we feel the same way? Would I/you be willing to sacrifice myself/yourself to help bring this kind of change? To reduce porn in the world? To improve the self image of many? To honor God in who he is and what he created?
Tough questions for one who has not identified himself yet. But still if there is not a stand there will not be a change. I do beleive that Rev Martin Luther King's dream was worth the price. And I do beleive that he would do it again knowing the results. Would we do the same?