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Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Ratio Lion » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:38 pm

Why are Christians so sensitive to nudity in movies and TV? I tried to get my Christian friend in to Game of Thrones. He refuses to watch due to female nudity.

As far as I can remember the Bible says nothing explicitly about viewing nudity. I know Jesus said that lusting after a woman is the same as committing adultery; but, to me, seeing a naked person and lusting after that person are two completely different things.

Back story: I’ve been trying to get my Christian friend hooked on Game of Thrones like I am. Whenever I brought it up he’d just shrug and say he just couldn’t get in to it. I assumed it was because the first few episodes were a bit slow.

A few minutes ago I was talking to him about it and he admitted to me that the reason he didn’t watch it was because of the amount of nudity in the first episode. Saying that he wasn’t interested in watching something when he’d have to fast forward thru most of it due high amounts of nudity.

This is something I’ve never understood. To me, nudity in entertainment isn’t a big deal. To me, nudity is part of life as a human, especially if you’re married. I’m married. I see a naked woman every day; so seeing another one isn’t a big deal. I guess I’d understand a bit more if he wasn’t married as well, but he is, and with two kids. He can’t be that thirsty.

Besides, I’ve noticed this thought process with my other Christian friends as well. In fact, it seems to be more exaggerated when they’re married.

So, what’s up with this? Why are Christians so overly concerned with viewing the naked human body?
Ratio Lion

Re: Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Noah's Ark » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:41 pm

Seeing a naked person by nature leads to lust. Even if it doesn't, seeing a naked person would taint the purity of the marriage covenant, which is why it's more serious when they're married.
Noah's Ark

Re: Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Ratio Lion » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:46 pm

Thanks for replying, but this leaves me with more questions than answers, really.

I’ll concede to you that viewing nudity leads to lust, even tho it’s pretty subjective.

I do take issue with the second part of your answer. By that definition, any married person in the medical field taints their marriage covenant several times per day.

I was hoping someone could provide scriptural evidence for the reasoning behind these ideas...
Ratio Lion

Re: Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Allissa » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:49 pm

I disagree that seeing a naked person necessarily leads to lust. But the nudity in GoT is especially sexual. No one is getting a medical examination.

I do think it's possible for a person to see even sexualized nudity and not lust, because they're not attracted to that person or because the scene isn't arousing or whatever. For example, I would hope that viewing a rape scene, people would feel anger and not lust.

You won't find a Bible verse that says, "Viewing nudity causes lust," but each person is responsible for their own avoidance of sin. So, if one person finds themselves lusting while standing in the underwear aisle, then they should avoid that. If another person can view a sex scene without lusting, then (assuming there aren't any other reasons to avoid it) this person is free to view that scene.

Re: Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Ratio Lion » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:54 pm

Thank you, this is a really good answer.

And yeah, I wasn’t trying to liken GoT nudity to a medical exam; I was just using that as a tool to get a better definition from Noah's Ark's response. GoT nudity is sexualized, for sure.

Although your answer is the best I’ve gotten, it still leaves me wondering. You said that if the underwear isle causes you to lust then you should avoid that isle, but where do you draw the line?

I see more eye catching apparel choices just walking around in public than I do in the underwear isle; you can see where I’m going with this.
It just seems to me that drawing these lines and completely avoiding scenarios that could potentially cause lust would give you a hyperactive lust-meter eventually leading you to drool over the most benign of things.

Wouldn’t it be better to desensitize yourself into not lusting at all (or at least much much less), than being hypersensitive?
Ratio Lion

Re: Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Noah's Ark » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:59 pm

That'd also cause issues in your marriage. If you were used to the one in a million unrealisticallly attractive idea of a woman's body, seen mostly in pornos, how would your wife ever be able to please you (or vise versa, if she had been looking at tons of porn)? That'd make both of you depressed.

I personally think you should draw the line at whatever causes you to sin. If people in certain areas are wearing provocative clothes, don't go to those areas.

Also, I think that if you're willing, God can help you to control your drive, which is a personality flaw which should be corrected especially if people who wear temping clothes start showing up all over the place.
Noah's Ark

Re: Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Allissa » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:05 pm

I'm not sure if we have the same understanding of what "desensitize" means. For example:

I could avoid chocolate by not bringing it into my home.

I could desensitize myself to chocolate by eating a bunch of it until it doesn't taste good anymore.

Or, I could practice resisting it by leaving packages of chocolate open around my house and trying to not eat the chocolate.

The tricky thing about this analogy is that Christians are saying that lust itself is a sin, whereas thinking about chocolate does not make you gain calories. It's difficult to draw the line between temptation to lust and lust itself.

Re: Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Noah's Ark » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:11 pm

I suppose a doctor would be an exception, as he'd need to have full and proper control over his drive to work that kind of job, though even still, I personally wouldn't do that job, for the reason I mentioned which is that you're exposing yourself to things you aren't nessecarily supposed to see. Besides, there are plenty of female doctors who can do those sorts of operations just as well.
Noah's Ark

Re: Nudity on TV and in movies

Postby Rocker » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:17 am

Perhaps he feels lust when he sees nudity so he doesn’t want to watch it because maybe it arouses him in some way. Most of the nudity (in the show) is sexual and extramarital sex at that. We are told to flee from sexual immorality, not watch it on the tv for entertainment

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