Are there any religious implications associated with nudism?

Nudity in religion deals with the different attitudes toward nudity and modesty among the world's religions. Christian naturists are Christians who practice naturism or nudism, and are part of the clothing without clothes movement. They can be found in almost every branch and denomination of Christianity, and they find no conflict between the teachings of the Bible and living their lives and worshiping God without clothes. Most do not agree with the New Age and humanist philosophy, which exists among other naturists, and totally reject any type of worship of nature.

Organized Christian naturism is known to exist in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Brazil, mainly as a parachurch. There are two religious sects that actually demand nudity as part of tradition, services and religious practices. When artistic activities resumed after the Renaissance, the Catholic Church was one of the main promoters of religious art, many of which included subjects related to various states of dress, including total nudity. Although most ceremonies and traditions involve dressing up, often with some preferential attire, certain cultural or religious traditions actually prescribed ritual nudity.

In any religious context, male nudity was of greater concern than female nudity because it was an offense against God. In many modern neo-pagan religious movements, such as Wicca, social and ritual nudity is (relatively) common.

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