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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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Another interesting aspect to consider, that others have touched on, is the part of our own self image...

Faced with mass media and the twisted images of unrealistic bodies, everyone seems to think they are ugly.
The first time we went to nude beach, for example (that was first experience with "naturist" places) I was surprised to find what is "normal" is not what I thought.

Not only did I get over my own hang ups about my flaws within ten minutes, I noticed the way some shapes which did not look good in clothing, sometimes look terribly beautiful in the nude! Especially heavier and rounder women- without clothes that are binding and deforming their flesh, they just look very graceful and gorgeous.

I don't know. I personally found it an experience which changed my attitudes in so many ways... it sounds stupid and melodramatic, but getting over the puritan fear of nudity felt almost like a spiritual awakening of sorts.

-Oh and ladies? If you like to swim in the ocean, do body or board surfing and the like- we all have that question come up... what about sand??
i found out that sand is problem when you wear a bathing suit, because it traps it all in the bottoms, and forces it in crooks and crannies you don't want it in. But without the suit, the natural "doors" are totally effective for keeping everything out !
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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: Bluesma

Self-awareness of being naked began at recorded history. The TV set has only been a recent invention of the last past several decades.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 07:56 AM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: Thetan

Because in order to control people you have to convince them in every way possible that Humans are Naturally Evil, Impure, Sinful, bad, worthy of some punishment.

Even just a person in their most natural form must be seen as shameful.

If you start letting humanity view each other for how they truly are and in their most basic and natural form without some kind of resentment or in a negative way they might start to identify with each other as equals and in deeper ways than just a false superficial way.

That sort of empathy and self reflection about humanity in general leads them to accept each other and themselves for who they are.

You can't control them if you don't first divide them and make them feel fear, isolation, shame, loneliness, vulnerable and helpless.

Bravo! I hope you got an applause for this.

There are some things in our society we aren't supposed to question, and when we do we meet a lot of resistance, and sometimes derision and violence. This is one of them. Don't question. Just obey.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 07:57 AM
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I get the whole control thing, but think it was a little more complex than that. Think of where clothes originated. They were a technology which provided the ability to put on another skin, which meant we could adapt to greater differences in climate or terrain than other animals. We could change our skin to suit our needs.

The whole unintended consequences, and then the political gains seen from becoming aware of these consequences. I think that applies here. It's been a cultural thing to differentiate ourselves with markings for eons. We applied this to our new skins, and learned to captivate mates based on imagination more than reality. We also learned the opposite, how to mask our natural beauty when it was better suited. In some circumstances a woman wants to flaunt to be appealing. In other circumstances doing so means getting raped.

I think if you can see the ebbs and flows through the generations, starting from how it originated and why, to how instincts could shape the shifts, viewing how it is now actually makes a bit of sense. Now, every exact particular movement through our cultural evolution regarding clothing? I don't know or care to know. I do think it was more than simply control, but can understand some people are focused on this aspect especially on ATS.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

Does everyone on ATS imagine that it is okay to walk around naked in public? I realize many of you probably do on nudist beaches and what not. But you imagine that the rest of the entire world is wrong and you are right?

And showing off your nakedness to people, for whatever reason you enjoy doing it, is normal? Or being a peeping tom, as it were, and watching other people naked, is a normal thing?

This site is so full of sick people, it is amazing.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: PeterH

How is it sick? What exactly makes the human body "sick".

Yes, I think you're being silly. Yes, I think most people run on assumptions not evidenced.

There's nothing "sick" about a natural human body.

All you're showing us is that you're heavily conditioned by society, and programmed to view those who are less conditioned as "sick".
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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:06 AM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: PeterH

How is it sick? What exactly makes the human body "sick".

Yes, I think you're being silly. Yes, I think most people run on assumptions not evidenced.

There's nothing "sick" about a natural human body.

All you're showing us is that you're heavily conditioned by society, and programmed to view those who are less programmed as "sick".


Basically what you're trying to say is that those who have arrested people for being peeping toms, for exhibitionists, and showing off themselves in public, are ignorant and stupid. The laws against such lewd behavior is written by backward people. And that the norms of people and its society is backward and twisted.

That is all what ATS is about isn't it? Creating a world where everything immoral and evil is good.And condemning all good people as evil.
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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: PeterH

Nope, that's what you're assuming about me.

If you want to twist my words to try and win an argument, then please don't expect me to not call it out.

Yes, you're being silly and yes, you're heavily conditioned to lash out with very poor reasoning when someone goes against social conventions.

I'm waiting for an actual reason, not a circular argument which boils down to, this is how we deal with things and you're wrong and a sick individual for not respecting how we deal with them.


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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:10 AM
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originally posted by: geezlouise
a reply to: mOjOm

I've been thinking about matters along the same lines.

And it seems to me that the bigger people become to themselves(like the more important they think they are), the more snobbish, rigid, and uptight they become. This is important because on the other hand, the people who are able to grasp how very small we are, how very insignificant our one life is in the grand scheme of things, seem to be the freest. And they also tend to make the most sense to me and become the more powerful influencers in my life personally. We only have this one life to live and it is short, and it means very little in the grand scheme of things, and the smaller I personally feel... the grander life becomes and it all fills me with wonder and then people try to trample on my wonder and that's sad, too.

I think I just mean to say... in the face of all the nude bodies that have ever existed and will ever exist in the future? Mine is just another body. Yours is just another body. We should get to enjoy our bodies while we have them. So yeah, I get it and I dig your ATS presence.

Thank you for being here and writing to me personally.


That was impressive.

Thank you

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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:10 AM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: PeterH

Nope, that's what you're assuming about me.

If you want to twist my words to try and win an argument, then please don't expect me to not call it out.

Yes, you're being silly and yes, you're heavily conditioned to lash out with very poor reasoning when someone goes against social conventions.




Not at all. I realize it is the agenda of the few to pervert society as a whole and paint them as wrong. And eventually even get them to accept child pornography and pedophile, and bestiality as normal.

Is that not also against the norms of society?

You are taking small steps, you perverted people, into creating a world where people imaigne that excrement is good, and that pure things are disgusting.
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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:13 AM
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a reply to: PeterH

Hey, if you want to be a close-minded fool go ahead, but I know you're becoming the minority as time goes forward, because you know... we're into that whole advancing thing and you're stuck in the stone-age.

Nice not having to deal with you anymore... you see how that works?

Enjoy your day!



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:16 AM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: PeterH

Hey, if you want to be a close-minded fool go ahead, but I know you're becoming the minority as time goes forward, because you know... we're into that whole advancing thing and you're stuck in the stone-age.

Nice not having to deal with you anymore... you see how that works?

Enjoy your day!


You said it. And I imagine the majority of the people on ATS agree with you. A few weeks ago I would have thought this to be impossible. But I have been living in a hole. The degradation of society as a whole, and vast vast vast quantity of perverts that wish to paint their perversions and disgusting filthy excrement they perpetrate on humanity as normal, is ever increasing. And they are EVERYWHERE on ATS.
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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: PeterH

Let me get this right.

You think people are perverts because people like the human body?



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: PeterH

I don't think you understand, that by being in the minority, you are in fact the pervert, and we are the normal people.

Chew on that while I go have a wonderful day in the land of "perverts" as you would choose to see normal people.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: PeterH

Let me get this right.

You think people are perverts because people like the human body?


Then there are people who have no reasoning or thinking ability whatsoever, as this question shows. It is astounding at, not only the level of ignorance and not even understanding what is being said, but the acceptance of what is not normal, and is abhorrent as natural here on ATS among the people.

Someone wake up and see it. I realize those people involved in it will not, but someone from the outside looking in on this filth must register what is going on besides me.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: PeterH

originally posted by: TerryDon79
a reply to: PeterH

Let me get this right.

You think people are perverts because people like the human body?


Then there are people who have no reasoning or thinking ability whatsoever, as this question shows. It is astounding at, not only the level of ignorance and not even understanding what is being said, but the acceptance of what is not normal, and is abhorrent as natural here on ATS among the people.

Someone wake up and see it. I realize those people involved in it will not, but someone from the outside looking in on this filth must register what is going on besides me.


Answering the question would have been easier and quicker than the nonesense you typed instead.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:25 AM
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You are all PERVERTS.

God will tell Allah, and when Buddha hears of this, by Christ you better know Loki will hear about it.

Dirty filthy humans...



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posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: PeterH

I don't think you understand, that by being in the minority, you are in fact the pervert, and we are the normal people.

Chew on that while I go have a wonderful day in the land of "perverts" as you would choose to see normal people.


No. You don't understand.

I will share two things with you which are irrefutable. And they have to do exactly with your attitude:

(Proverbs 30:12) . . .There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes but that has not been washed from its own excrement.

(Isaiah 5:20, 21)  Woe to those who say that good is bad and bad is good, Those who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, Those who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!  Woe to those wise in their own eyes And discreet in their own sight!



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

This person doesn't have any actual reason. That's the thing. They're just that unaware of how silly they're being, this person just can't help their selves.

If you look back, every post in the thread by the individual is circular, accusatory, assumptive, and nonsensical. The only sense to be made is that a thing is so, and so of course a think is so, and I will prove it by stating the thing is so, and that you are evil for not knowing the thing is so. It's stupid.



posted on May, 20 2016 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: PeterH

originally posted by: pl3bscheese
a reply to: PeterH

I don't think you understand, that by being in the minority, you are in fact the pervert, and we are the normal people.

Chew on that while I go have a wonderful day in the land of "perverts" as you would choose to see normal people.


No. You don't understand.

I will share two things with you which are irrefutable. And they have to do exactly with your attitude:

(Proverbs 30:12) . . .There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes but that has not been washed from its own excrement.

(Isaiah 5:20, 21)  Woe to those who say that good is bad and bad is good, Those who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, Those who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!  Woe to those wise in their own eyes And discreet in their own sight!


Ooooooh. You're religious.

Enough said.



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