Why is being nude so "wrong"?

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Thoreau, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,576
    Wait, has anybody that has posted not like clothes?

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. KUMAR5 Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    459
    Just need or culture. Nothing relevant with evolution.
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,836
    Thoughts are not theories. And theories don't all carry the same weight.
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. sculptor Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,617
    curiously
    During the Gravettian circa 25kybp (close to the lgm)all of the female figurines are nude. (it was damned cold then)
     
  8. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,139
    Modesty as a concept has a long history in Western culture--hell, a lot of patriarchal cultures throughout history--but the US' particular fixation on modesty is a side-effect of being predominantly Protestant, like the UK. Really, we get a lot of our cultural hangups from our British heritage.
     
  9. Vociferous Registered Member

    Messages:
    339
    Probably an effect of living in colder climates. Equatorial people don't seem to care. But once people had to cover themselves regularly for survival, nudity became more titillating. Scarcity adds value.
     
  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,836
    I think it was pretty titillating back then too.
    I think sex was not ritualized the way it is in modern humans. More like apes and chimps, where it just sortta happens.
    I can't remember if it was 2001 or Clan of the Cave Bear where some female is trying to grind some berries and a male just comes up and humps her from behind while she grinds the berries and complains.

    So, what happened possibly, was that people started repurposing clothing as a way of saying "I am not in the mood. I'm trying to work here."
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
  11. Vociferous Registered Member

    Messages:
    339
    That makes it sound like clothing is the only thing that allowed people to recognize rape.
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,836
    Not at all. But it's not like there were laws and human rights back then.

    Then again, it may have been the first seeds of sending the message 'you're not welcome'.
     
  13. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,995
    A chap from the Creation Evidence Museum said clothes were a gift from God to protect man from sin.
    And you could think if God had wanted us to run around naked we would be born that way.
    It would be great if everyone was naked maybe fat people would become more self conscientious and recover bodies that are beautiful rather than ugly.
    It like ..I am fat but who cares its hidden under my clothes.
    When in the bush I only wear clothes for protection. ...its not smart being naked whilst cooking with oil for example.
    Alex
     
  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,836
    He's got the cart before the horse, Genesis-wise.

    Humankind was innocent. When they ate from the tree, they learned sin and then had to cover themselves in shame.

    Which is what Genesis says.

    Wonder if this guy has read it?
     
  15. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,995
    Now that is a worry.

    He is rapidly losing credibility in my eyes.

    Alex
     

Share This Page