Nudism's relationship with politics?
Do nudists generally have a tendency towards one side of politics, or is it more scattered? I'm pretty new to nudism, so I'm not really sure what the consensus is. (I'm gonna guess there aren't a lot of traditionalists, unless they're so traditionalist that they want to go back to a time before clothes, lol.)
I think nudism and politics ride separate. Not really related at all.
With being on naturist discussion groups for 8 years now, I have found people from any religious or non religious background, from the most liberal to the most conservative. and they have many different reasons for being in naturism.
I'm from very conservative christian side, was raised with extreme mandatory clothing attitudes.
But I was also taught to think, to reason, to research and figure things out for myself. I had an internal lust addiction over my own body that I fought for many years, finally came to the place of handing it over to God and asking Him to clean up my mind because I couldn't do it. next thing I knew the idea of naturism came my way, i discovered it was the solution to my lust issue. just get so used to being naked in common life it dilutes down the lust thing and makes it much easier to take control of. So i discovered why that lust addiction appeared to start with, i had virtually zero exposure to nude adults as a child in common life. that's what created it. And in researching in the bible I found Isaiah 20. Ah, so God doesn't care if we're naked in public! All the clothing rules are man made Pharisaical type laws. We got more modern pharisees in the christian world than you kin shake a stick at. the churches are well populated with them. If they were really genuine they'd be promoting clean naturism as God's ideal plan of life. because it was in the beginning, and the whole reason for the plan of salvation and the gospel is to restore us to the lost paradise, and that's naturism in it's finest state. And yet they try to claim it's evil in the mean time? A ludicrous claim. God has revealed to me the massive amount of evil that the constant wearing of clothing has done to our young people. It's way worse than anyone realizes. They badly need the adults around them to be naked in daily life. No sex, no lust, and no comments leading that way, just simply nude and nothing more. So common they think nothing of it.
Former Republican, moderate hereSince both parties seem to have abandoned the center, what is your affiliation now, if any?
No party preference. However, at this point in time I feel the Democratic Party is closer to the center. Now before people go off on that, I know very well there are the ultra liberals out there and I dont like Pelosi either but a large part of it is more moderate. If you asked a few decades ago Id be saying the opposite.
Below are thought/questions I started writing in this response but to avoid high jacking this thread Ill post it again in a new topic
On a side note, the term Conservative Christian has always bothered me as being an oxymoron. The reason I say that is that Jesus taught us to care for the poor, sick, elderly, downtrodden etc. and raise people up, even to give away our worldly possessions. Conservatives typically want less government programs especially social programs and caring for the poor instead believing fully in the free market and few regulations. The problem there is the free market is entirely in the hands of humans (sinners) and greed drives a lot of it leading to things like the Great Recession in 2008 The greed also leads to the extreme income inequality we have now. Whats Christian about that? I also see Democrats pushing policies that generally are working to allow people to have opportunities and to help them live the way they want following their beliefs, cultures, dreams, etc. The Republican view at least at this time is to deregulate, remove government programs etc with the concept that it gets government out of the way while in reality it is removing support for the poor, elderly, etc and supporting the rich. Again, not very Christian. Relating to this site, Conservative Christians are also the ones typically horrified by nudity and want to shut it down while liberals tend to be more you do you as you find in large cities where top-free is legal (New York but not the Midwest), nudity is more accepted (San Francisco, Seattle, etc but not in places like Arkansas ) So to me at this time the conservatives are pushing freedom, but only if it looks like their own views of living free are.
I know there are a lot of arguments to this, these are my thoughts and I am interested to hear other views.
I've seen that political affiliation varies greatly among nudists. Myself, I'm a conservative thinking, libertarian leaning, anti big government, capitalist Republican! (To some, that makes me The Devil)! I try to stay away from the political discussions as they can get heated at times. I have seen some politically leaning posts here that were just plain obnoxious and stupid!
I would rather we are all just nudists an not politically affiliated nudists. It's much more enjoyable that way.
I'm glad most TN members keep it out of the mix especially when the ones who discuss it haven't done their homework and are just being lead around by their hog rings, regardless of their party affiliation.