Quotes

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves. –Thomas Fuller

In Style magazine, Kevin Bacon confesses he likes to cut a little footloose at home with his family every now and then — naked. “Not when the nanny is around,” he says. “But I will with my wife and kids.” Why? “There’s something therapeutic about nudity … Take away the Gucci or Levi’s and we’re all the same.”

“At my house in Hokendauqua, I can walk around naked in the back yard — and have.”- Matt Millen, Raiders Football Player

Quoting from Genesis, “They were nude but they were not ashamed.” Furthermore, because God created it, “The human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve its splendor and its beauty.”Pope John Paul II

Body shame, like prejudice, is not natural. It is learned from others and benefits no one.

“Gymnophobia”– (gymnos being the Greek word for “nude”) The fear of being (or seeing others) naked. A gymnophobic person usually wants to force all others to a clothes compulsive lifestyle.

“Are we so narrow minded that we show war, murder, rape, etc. on TV, but we do not allow to show one of the most wonderful creations (the human body) in its natural form.”- Mario Roman

“Sure, some people might believe they are offended by nude bathers, but, if you never encounter anything that offends you in your community, you are not living in a free society.”- Corky Stanton

Not all the Greek runners in the original Olympics were totally naked. Some wore shoes. – Mark Twain

“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed?”- Michaelangelo

“Some day people will grow up and realize that the only thing vile about human bodies is the small minds some people have developed within them.”- Dick Hein

“I like it here. When I go to the other swimming pools they all look at my legs. When I come here they look at me.”- 12 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy concerning a naturist swim

Why would anyone want to teach their children their bodies are disgusting, unacceptable and offensive to even look at? Why would anyone want to teach their children self shame, self disgust and to despise their body or any one else’s body? Why would anyone set a bad example to their children by having a prejudicial bigotry against another group of people?

Walk Nude, and people won’t need to undress you with their eyes.

“I didn’t grow up with a mother telling me what was under my clothes was bad or evil.”- Charlize Theron

“Forcing Americans to always wear clothing while swimming or sunbathing even in designated or secluded areas is as bad as forcing women to always wear burkhas.” – Corky Stanton

Have you ever noticed how a little child can run naked through a room full of strangers without embarrassment? Just as Adam and Eve were not embarrassed in their innocence. But after Adam and Eve sinned, shame and awkwardness followed, creating barriers between themselves and God. Ideally we have no barriers, feeling no embarrassment between each other or God. But, like Adam and Eve, we put on fig leaves (barriers) because we have areas we don’t want anyone or God to know about. Then we hide, just as Adam and Eve hid from God. Jesus died for our sins so there is no longer any barriers we need to have. Jesus told us to be like little children in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

“We was always naked, day and night, whenever the mosquitoes would let us,”said Mark Twain’s river hero Huck Finn.

“I believe that people have the right to their own beliefs. I do not feel people have got the right to stop me from expressing my beliefs by picking up the phone, calling the police and having me put in prison.”- Steve Gough, he intends to walk from Land’s end to John O’groats (the length of the British Isles) naked.

“We find that relaxing with clothes off at Elysium Fields is a great tension reliever, for ourselves and our kids too.”- actress Lynn Redgrave

“Don’t let those who have body negative values define what is and what is not acceptable. Seize your freedom and restore your dignity!”- BodyFreedom.org

“The best thing to do would be to designate everywhere as clothing optional, and we could leave little fenced in areas for the prudes to prance around in. Call them “Prudist Colonies”. They could peer out of their fences and indulge in their offensive “I’m offended” behavior whenever they saw a natural person walk by, without bothering the rest of us.”- Anonymous

“Clothes therefore, must be the insignia of the superiority of man over all other animals, for surely there could be no other reason for wearing the hideous things”- From Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

“Nudity is undignified and an error of taste”- Adolf Hitler

THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN…Benjamin Franklin, U. S. statesman and inventor and –John Adams, U. S. President: Franklin, would you believe, was a practicing 18th century nudist! He took his “air baths” by sitting in the buff in front of an open window. President Adams regularly swam nude in the Potomac river. Anne Royall, a journalist, heard of Adam’s early morning skinny dips. After being refused interviews with the President several times, she went to the river, gathered his clothes and sat on them until he agreed to speak to her. Before this, no woman journalist had ever interviewed a president. (Way to go, Annie!)

“Nudity is a state of fact; lewdity, to coin a phrase, is a state of mind”-Paul Outerbridge, Jr.

Bathing led to nudity. Nudity led to promiscuity. So believed the colonial lawmakers of Pennsylvania and Virginia. Philadelphia was especially strict in those early years. You could be jailed there bathing more than once a month.

Warning: Clothing has been shown to cause extreme psychological dependence. Wear it at your own risk — Ben Thornton

Television nudity is accepted in Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and Australia. Why not the United States?

“On the fourth day of telecommuting, I realized that clothes are totally unnecessary.”- Dilbert

“Clothes make the man, but nakedness makes the human being.”- Kevin Kearney

I think the main reason some people find breast feeding offensive is the fact that it reminds us that breasts are a food source and not an object of male fantasy that is further facilitated by the legal system that says breasts cannot be seen unless they belong to a male. – Margaret Stone

Fig leaves belong on trees, not people. – Corky Stanton

“I am not a naturist, a nudist, a streaker, nor an exhibitionist. Labels are for clothes. My unclothed appearance is also not motivated sexually nor out of any gratuitous need to seek attention. I believe that while society continues to have a fundamentally negative relationship with the human body and appearance, we can never be a free or mature society. It’s the 21st century. Time to evolve.”- Russell Higgs

“Some day people will grow up and realize that the only thing vile about human bodies is the small minds some people have developed within them.”- Dick Hein

“Being natural and matter-of-fact about nudity prevents your children from developing an attitude of shame or disgust about the human body. If parents are very secretive about their bodies and go to great lengths to prevent their children from ever seeing a buttock or breast, children will wonder what is so unusual, and even alarming, about human nudity”- Dr. Lee Salk, Psychiatrist

A Nudist is simply a human being without ‘Artificial Additives’!

If we aren’t concerned about children seeing adult facial hair, then why are some concerned about children seeing adult pubic hair?

“A child who has never been allowed to see his parents and brothers and sisters naked sees nudity as something shocking”- Dr. Helga Fleischhauer-Hardt

When wearing only a smile – be sure to smile a lot.

Despite its puritan roots, the U.S. has a long history of skinny-dipping. Social nudity is celebrated in the writings of Walt Whitman and the landscape paintings of Thomas Eakins. Benjamin Franklin took a daily naked “air bath,” while presidents John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson enjoyed a refreshing nude dip. According to National Geographic Magazine, John Quincy Adams (1825-29), the sixth President, customarily took a nude early morning swim in the Potomac River.

“The main hangup in the world today is hypocrisy and insecurity. If people can’t face up to the fact of other people being naked or smoking pot, or whatever they want to do, then we’re never going to get anywhere. People have got to become aware that it’s none of their business and that being nude is not obscene. Being ourselves is what’s important. If everyone practiced being themselves instead of pretending to be what they aren’t, there would be peace.”- John Lennon

“I come from a country where you don’t wear clothes most of the year. Nudity is the most natural state. I was born nude and I hope to be buried nude.”- Elle MacPherson, Australian model and actress.

Because naturists don’t think of sex when they undress, because naturists don’t think of sex when they are engaged in wholesome family activities. Because naturists don’t grab a towel for cover, after taking a shower in fear of having others view them in a ‘sex obsessed’ manner? Who are the perverts then?

HUMANITY AT PRESENT IS ILLEGAL. YOUR HUMAN BODY IS NOT ALLOWED. IT IS SUPPRESSED BECAUSE YOU ARE ILLEGAL – STOP THE OPPRESSION AND LEGALIZE YOURSELF. IN REALITY, BEING HUMAN IS NOT A CRIME. From: The Freedom to be Yourself

“To be offended by the visual appearance of another person is prejudice, akin to racism. The right to exist, uncovered, should hold precedence over the right not to view this, for the objection is irrational.”- Terri Webb

Forcing others to wear clothes because we cannot control our own lust, is abuse of others.

If we were meant to be nude, we would have been born that way.

“The best dress for walking is nakedness “- Colin Fletcher, “The Complete Walker III”

How is it possible for the human body, which was created in the image of god, to be offensive to anybody? Satan would love to see God’s greatest creation be considered offensive.

Why would anyone want to teach their children their bodies are disgusting, unacceptable and offensive to even look at? Why would anyone want to teach their children self shame, self disgust and to despise their body or any one else’s body? Why would anyone set a bad example to their children by having a prejudicial bigotry against another group of people?

I refuse to compromise myself or my beliefs by giving in to America’s secular ideas about bodily shame. – Bob Miller (CFI Member)

Protect children from the tyranny of government intrusion into every aspect of their lives rather than the possibility that they might (shock, horror) see a image of a nude person.

Is it normal for us keep to our bodies covered in cloth 100% of the time? For some people, walking from the bathroom to the bedroom with no towel handy will cause them extreme panic and stress. Is this healthy? Being naked should just be another form of dress, nothing more, nothing less.

“A nudist is not a body lacking something (that is, clothing). Rather, a clothed person is a whole and complete naked body, plus clothes.”

Clothing is people’s attempt at improving on God’s design (the natural human body).

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” —Albert Einstein

“Conventionality is not morality.” —Charlotte Bronte

Modesty died when clothes were born.” —Mark Twain

“How idiotic civilization is! Why be given a body if you have to keep it shut up in a case like a rare, rare fiddle?” —Katherine Mansfield

“Adam and Eve entered the world naked and unashamed—naked and pure-minded. And no descendant of theirs has ever entered it otherwise. All have entered it naked, unashamed, and clean in mind. They entered it modest. They had to acquire immodesty in the soiled mind, there was no other way to get it.” —Mark Twain

“Sometimes I like to run naked in the moonlight and the wind, on a little trail behind our house, when the honeysuckle blooms. It’s a feeling of freedom, so close to God and nature.” —Dolly Parton

“Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy, you may find in them a harness and a drain. Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your body and less of your raiment.” —Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

“The main hangup in the world today is hypocrisy and insecurity. If people can’t face up to the fact of other people being naked, or whatever they want to do, then we’re never going to get anywhere. People have got to become aware that it’s none of their business and that being nude is not obscene. Being ourselves is what’s important. If everyone practiced being themselves instead of pretending to be what they aren’t, there would be peace.” —John Lennon

“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” —Genesis 2:25

“The best thing to do would be to designate everywhere as clothing optional, and we could leave little fenced in areas for the prudes to prance around in. Call them “Prudist Camps.” They could peer out of their fences and indulge in their offensive “I’m offended” behavior whenever they saw a natural person walk by, without bothering the rest of us.” —Anonymous

“To be offended by the visual appearance of another person is prejudice, akin to racism. The right to exist, uncovered, should hold precedence over the right not to view this, for the objection is irrational.” —Terri Webb

“We’re the only species on the planet that can’t walk around the way we were created.” —John Moyer,

“If being nude feels so free, then clothing must be a prison.” —Jim C. Cunningham

“It seems almost inherent in human beings that when you are thriving for a certain level of spirituality, you tend to reject clothes, and the implied need to hide yourself.” —Jim Dodge

“People look more beautiful, God-like and dignified to me when they are naked… Nothing is more beautiful, therefore, than a naked person. If we don’t see it that way, then we do not have God’s perspective.” —Jim C. Cunningham

“Let us proclaim the truth of our bodily dignity by refusing to satisfy the jealousy of the evil one, hiding our bodies as if they were something shameful. God created us to glorify Him. He created us unclothed. Let us glorify Him then, by our nakedness, seeing therein His glory and our true nobility.” —Jim C. Cunningham

“Warning: Clothing has been shown to cause extreme psychological dependence. Wear it at your own risk.” —Ben Thornton

“The difference between nudists and clothed people is that nudists don’t mind if you are wearing clothes.” —Anonymous

“The truest you can be is taking off those clothes.” —Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology, UC Berkeley

“Being natural and matter-of-fact about nudity prevents your children from developing an attitude of shame or disgust about the human body.” —Dr. Lee Salk

Clothing represents man hiding from god because of his sin. In an ironic twist, the requirement of clothing (by society) propagates sinful behavior such as pornography by sexualizing the nude body

 

Naturism is also about accepting yourself for what you are… A creature of Nature. It’s about not trying to fit a single perfect body type, but considering each and every person as an exciting and beautiful part of Nature itself. You really don’t need to be slimmer, or bigger, or rounder, or more muscular, or whatever else, to be accepting of yourself and to really believe that you truly are beautiful. Also… neither accidents, or surgery, or childbirth, or ageing, or even your place on the social register can or ever will change any of that.

Naturism is about being free enough in our surroundings to be able to feel the wind, or the sun, or water without the pervasive feeling that we must be clothed to enjoy this much pleasure in our lives. It is also about living and sharing this experience with everyone and everything around you. It’s just about being yourself.. ‘naturally’.. in a beautiful natural setting with nature surrounding and holding us in it’s arms.

A world explored while fully clothed, is a world only HALF explored! ~ Centauri4

Nude is so much more about feelings of freedom, and naked about the fear of seeing, being seen or being sinful. Nude is about exaltation and the greatness of the Creator, naked about guilt, anxiety and self-loathing.”
~Bernard Poulin

“Naturism offers a way of being that dares to suggest that who we are without any additions or covering up is all we need to be.”

— Philip Carr-Gomm

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

 

There are circumstances where nakedness is not immodest…. Immodesty is present only when nakedness plays a negative role with regard to the value of the person”

(Karol Wojtyla Aka Pope John Paul II)

 

 

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