Automobiles of religion:
I have read Victor Mubarak’s comments for a long time on other blogs, mainly Myra’s. For a long time I thought him to be a Priest, for some reason. I get things mixed up a lot. I follow Victor now and enjoy his dedication, humor and wit. Today’s entry is fired by Victor’s entry today on piercings and tattoos. Now I wasn't sure if it was true or a joke, so I checked, it is true.
I have a Shipmate from the USS Independence, Frank Malinowski. It was a pleasant surprise to learn that Frank actually became interested in religion; and after his discharge became what I thought was a priest in the Catholic Church. Later he educated me, it is not the Catholic Church but he is a respected Proto-deacon in the Orthodox Church.
Anyway as I have said; I learn, although very slowly. LOL You see, if you grow up in small town USA, in a conservative protestant church, if one espouses the Gospel, you are still a preacher. LOL
Yep this is about nudity! Our church was so conservative when my sister and I first saw the ocean at 6 and 8 years old, we had to go in the salt water fully dressed, ‘MIXED BATHING’ was a definite SIN. Our church also baptized by immersion, fully clothed some men in their suits. The women had to fight to keep their long dresses down in the water.
Great great uncle 'Rev Brewer' baptizing in the 1930s
Now to Nudity…… If you have followed USA ‘moral codes’ you will know that many years ago, movie stars of the opposite sex were not allowed to be in bed together on screen, unless there was at least a sheets separation. There was no nudity allowed on SCREEN. Now with ratings G,X etc movies have all kinds of nudity.
When we traveled in Europe I was very surprised to see upper frontal nudity on shows and commercials. Now today it is NEAR impossible for parents to keep their children from viewing nudity and even all manner of sex acts on the internet. I guarantee if I was a teen today I would be sneaking views.
What brought this on was a blog entry of tattoos and piercings. Victor’s description of a TV show over in the UK called ‘Naked Attractions’ where the person selects their date from completely naked partners. He noted there were tattoos and piercings in places he could not mention.
Shucks at times ‘nose’ piercings cause my head to say, “NOT ME!”
What I am reminded of is the statement I have heard, “As Hollywood goes, so goes the nation!” And now in Hollywood it seems that ANYTHING GOES!
Sometimes that is scary……
PS: Victor isn't a Priest, but he is a very good Religious Writer, even at times, WITTY! ;-). I will say also he does some great Audio stuff, love that accent!