By Jane Ridley. September 15, am Updated February 26, am. It was one of many such tests Klein had undergone over the previous few years because of her fear of having a baby out of wedlock. The excruciating worry was driven by her years growing up as an Evangelical in the Midwest in the late s and early s — and by the purity movement that continues to this day. The first virginity-pledge program, True Love Waits, was started in by the Southern Baptist Convention and now claims more than 2.
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Liberated Christians and Nudity
Every time I use the bathroom at one of my grandchildren's school events, I flash back to my own childhood. Coming face-to-face with the communal trough urinal and door-less toilet stalls triggers my feelings of juvenile embarrassment. In case a man has never used one of these urinals, eHow offers up advice on "How to Use a Trough Urinal. Communal bathing and spas have been around for thousands of years, but the concept of modesty is a relatively recent one for Western culture. Many indigenous people would play sports without any covering, and athletes in ancient Greece also competed naked.
They were forbidden by God to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil Genesis ; The Bible says nothing about what type of fruit it was. Tradition has identified it as an apple , but it is impossible to know with certainty what kind of fruit it was. From the text of Genesis, every indication is of a literal tree with a literal fruit. The key element in the passage is not the fruit itself, but the prohibition against eating it.
They sin, and shame enters the world. After eating the fruit, Adam and Eve cover themselves with fig leaves. They do not want to be seen.