|Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 6):|
P.S.: I dont have any problem with nudity or playboy, infact I'm an avid reader
I just look at the pictures ....
|Quoting Jaysit (Reply 11):|
But I think that Americans have a major issue with nudity as well. Nude and topless beaches are rare in the US, while quite common in Europe. European advertisements regularly feature topless women as well as nude men and women. In contrast, our ads could never do that.
I wanted to add to this thread yesterday, but I never got around to it. I find that it's not really the religions that have a problem with nudity (or other "sins"), but it's more the countries or cultures themselves. In Germany, where the Catholic Church is still very influential, nudity is very common on TV
, billboards or even the daily newspaper. It's accepted as is and nobody (not even the church) seems to have a problem with it. Yet in North America, the Governments seem to have make up a rule/law for everything to "protect" our society. As an example, nudity/pornography is not acceptable to be viewed by anyone under the age of 18.
If you go to a church in Germany, most people after the service (including the pastor/reverend) will usually head out to the pub afterwards for a quick drink and loosen up. Yet, even mention the word "pub" or "pint" in a North American church and the congregation will lay their healing hands on you and free you from your alcoholism.
Anyway, my feeling is that it's not the religion that has such high levels of censorship, it's the mentality of the people it's imposed onto.