Hi, i follow this site for about 6 years and i have posted a few years ago under anoter name,at first forgive me my (maybe) poor english, so have saying this i feel more free ty write further on.
A few years ago i was surprised about the exseptions about the situation in the Netherlands, you and many people do think that the netherlands is a very liberal country, well in most cases thats indeed the fact ,but..... it's too the image that we want to show at the rest of the world lets the world see how good we are.
The number of Christians in the Netherlands are small see this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_Netherlands
But where I want talk about is of course the atitude against nude recreation in the churches, and esspaily in the more evangeligal churches where i belong to, indeed those churches see themselves as the most bible faithfully in the country, they are onerous(thanks to google i found this word) against nude recreation even nude swimming, does it sound all familair to you?, but what about your liberal attitude then? you might ask well about 60% off the people in the Netherlands are not belonging to a church as you can see on wikipedia and fron the catholics about 90 % is not practicing and doent call temsevel a Christian, so lets say that about 10% or 15% calls themselves a christian , but the evangelical churches are about 5% of the population of the Netherlands about 800.000 people , but (and now we are coming to the point) only 1% is or naturist himself (in secret) and posetief against nude recreation about 10 % is or doubting or doesnt know and the rest about 89% is against it varying from a rather mild point of view going to a small group lets say 25 a 45 % who think its a trick from the devil to tempting people to do sex and lusting at people
So Nude receation in the Netherlands is in the eye of many christians espesially the evangelicals a trick from the devil only done by none christians.
Therefor its even in the netherlands for Christians difficult to enjoy nude swimming and recreation.
I for meself for example have doing nude swimming in a very little lake not far from my hometown , but only a few freind have i told it and note people from my own church! So you can say that the situation in the netherlands is familiar with liberal states in the US, but not far differend!
On 12 september there are elections for the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
VVD: Liberal Neutral against Christian Faith and Naturism but bad fore poor people
Pvda: Labour party Neutral to slighty pos agianst Christian Faith,slightly positif against Naturism,positif agianst poor people
PVV: Anti Islam freedom party Neutral against Christian Faith,unknown about Naturism,neutral against poor people
CDA: Christian Democratic Positif against ChristianFaith,Little negatief about Naturism,Bad austerity on poor people
SP: Democratic socialism Slighly positif about Christian Faith,very positif about Naturism,Very positif against poor people(Party of the Good Samaritan)
D66: Liberals Slightly negatif against Christian Belief,Slightly posetif about Naturism ,Neutral about the poor
GL: Greenleft neutral to slightly pos About Christian Faith,slightly positif about Naturism,neutral about the poor
ChristenUnie: Christian democracy Biblecall based very positif about Christiainety, negatif about Naturism , good for the poor
SGP: Christian right positif about old-style Christianety but woman unfreindly,very negatif about Naturism,neutral about the poor
Now i am typing this i hope its outline from the party's will be good
So you got a inside from the Netherlands i meself are voting the SP( Democratic Socialism) who is the number 1 party in the polls
Please Pray for the Netherlands for a Christian friendly and Naturism friendly Goverment on 12th of September,