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- George Carlin (again...)
I'd rather have my son watch a film with two people making love than two people trying to kill one other
Originally posted by wayno
I grew up in North America, but I think it is absolutely ridiculous the way Americans associate the body with evil. I never understood it. I was always told that it had something to do with the Puritans who settled the states.
I think Canada is a little less silly but still a bit more prudish than Europe. It is actually legal for a woman to go topless in my city, but you never see it. There is still too much of a social taboo.
Too bad. It wouldn't bother me one bit. Vive la difference!
Marriage laws are non-existent men and women alike choose their mates and leave them as they please, without offense, jealousy or anger. They multiply in great abundance; pregnant women work to the last minute and give birth almost painlessly; up the next day, they bathe in the river and are as clean and healthy as before giving birth. If they tire of their men, they give themselves abortions with herbs that force stillbirths, covering their shameful parts with leaves or cotton cloth; although on the whole, Indian men and women look upon total nakedness with as much casualness as we look upon a man's head or at his hands.
The Indians, Las Casas says, have no religion, at least no temples. They live in_ large communal bell-shaped buildings, housing up to 600 people at one time ... made of very strong wood and roofed with palm leaves.... They prize bird feathers of various colors, beads made of fishbones, and green and white stones with which they adorn their ears and lips, but they put no value on gold and other precious things. They lack all manner of commerce, neither buying nor selling, and rely exclusively on their natural environment for maintenance. They are extremely generous with their possessions and by the same token covet the possessions of then; friends and expect the same degree of liberality. ...
the demonization of the body, but acceptance of violence.
Originally posted by DataWraith
Japanese 'porn' or should that be 'honour' doesn't allow for either the nipple of genitals so I wouldn't be surprised if it was the original editor that edited out the nipple, and besides wince when is America afraid of a little nudity , seeing as they have mmost major Movies showing a little bit of nudity and the worlds largest red light or porn industry?
Originally posted by operation mindcrime
reply to post by Amaxium
Good theory, thanks
But then what's up with muslim countries???
They are pretty ancient cultures, right??