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Does God want us to be ashamed of our bodies?

shouldn't we be proud of God's creation?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Nov. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Actually, it is the male writers of the bible--jealous of woman's ability to create life--that have made every natural function of our bodies "unclean" and shameful. Our menstrual cycles are unclean. Giving birth is unclean. Having sex is unclean. Our hair is considered too tempting to men and must be covered. Our bodies should be covered at all times to prevent lust and rape (too bad it didn't work for some of the unfortunate ladies in this pornographic book!). We are the property of our husbands and NOT equal human beings. Either god despises women, or the men who actually wrote the bible did. Pick one.
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 12:35 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • No you shouldnt be ashamed but being a whore and dressing like a harlot is a shamful thing.
    Having respect for yourself is what you should be doing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • so, define if you would, the current harlot garb. since i do believe it has changed quite a bit in the last century.

    i find that in personal experience, the xians are very ashamed of their bodies. they are taught to be so from the moment they are birthed. it is very, very sad in deed. nudity is considered shameful, sex is shameful, birth is shameful, feeding your infant how nature intended is shameful, wearing clothing that does no cover every possible square inch of flesh. shameful.
    but somehow it is not shameful to wear war paint, which was designed with ONE intent, to make yourself more sexually appealing... i just don't get it,

    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:46 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I'm going to say yes. According to the Bible, Adam and Eve became ashamed of their bodies, which is why they covered them with fig leaves after she ate the forbidden fruit.
    twin_mommy

    Answer by twin_mommy at 1:08 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • witchqueen
    Actually, it is the male writers of the bible--jealous of woman's ability to create life--that have made every natural function of our bodies "unclean" and shameful


    shut up you don't even follow the bible.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • My limited study of the Bible & Christian theologians leads me to believe that Jehovah would not want people to feel ashamed of their bodies. It was followers of Christ in later years that wanted people to feel ashamed of their bodies, because people who feel shame, guilt & fear are easier to control. The writers of the Bible are certainly not the only ancient peoples who put certain levels of mysogony into their beliefs, doctrines, rituals, & writings, but in some instances it is there. And by the way Anon 1:10 one does not have to be a follower of something to understand it, anyone with sense knows that.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 1:15 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Answered at 1:08 PM on Nov. 13, 2009 by:
    I'm going to say yes. According to the Bible, Adam and Eve became ashamed of their bodies, which is why they covered them with fig leaves after she ate the forbidden fruit.


    But that isn't what God wanted for them is it?

    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 1:17 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • witchqueen, you seem to hate men, you demonize them exactly the same way you claim they demonize women. I've found women to be much more judgemental of other women than men are.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:17 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • there is a difference between being ashamed of your body and covering your body.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • The human body is beautiful. There is nothing to be ashamed of.
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:35 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

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