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
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
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!