This article asks the question, Why is public nudity against the law in the United states ? I want to take about this subject both from an atheistic and a religious prospective. Now let star from the beginning. When we are born, we enter this world naked just like any other animal. So why do we cloth our selves and animals don't.
Protection from being exposed to harmful weather, that can damage the body or cause death.
Protection from contact with object or substances that are natural or man made that can damage the body or cause death.
Protection from attack of animal or man.
Now lets look at the origin of human nudity from an Atheist and religious prospective.
Atheist : Humans our naked because we evolved from apes,and we are almost hairless because we are the most evolved of the ape species.
Religious: Humans are naked because this was The way God created man kind, and nudity was the prefect state man kind was designed to inhabit and have dominion over all God created on the earth.
When did human start wearing clothes ?
Atheist: When human's brain evolved enough to have the ability to create tools to enhance their survivability .
Religious: When man kind first transgressed a command of God, they try to hide themselves and their disobedient act from the present of God,by making covering out of fig leaves.
Now here is the big question?
If Atheist and Religious people believe in all theories that are presented in this article thus far, then why is nudity labeled by U.S. law to be lewd ,alarming, indecent exposer, a sexual offense .
Think for a moment, if you worked with animal,or have pets,you see genital all the time. May be since the industrial era we don't depend on or work with animal closely any more,so we have developed a sanitized attitude toward see genitals.
But then don't you think our society has a case of schizophrenia?
Because pubic nudity is all around us our in society;
Art,movies,magazines, books,television show.
So virtual nudity is excepted, but not a person taking a nude walk in the woods or in a open field,or swimming nude in a river.
Reader note that the rule of practicing excepted freedom of nudity would be proper place and time for example; nudity at home in your own house or on your own property( hopefully your pop0rty provide Privacy from the public eye.)
Or out enjoying nature in a secluded wood or field, on a privet beach.
Places that would not be excepted would be in any place consider to be the public square.
Why do people get alarmed by no sexual nudism? Why do they assume a nudist is mentally ill ,or is a deviant.
The Bible states in Genesis Chapter two verse 25 ,And they were both naked, the man and his wife,and were not ashamed.
Now I believe the law should protect society from people who approach others with unwelcome sexual advances ,or masterbate in public, or expose their naked body to people to offend them.
So I conclude this article by stating that nudity should never offend people,but Inconsiderate or harmful behavior toward other people should.
Stephen J. Vattimo