Tuesday, December 06, 2005

And now, from the "This probably WON'T be under Pat Robertson's tree this Christmas" files and Yahoo! News...

(Image at left from www.mendelsohnproductions.com. Gotta love "A Charlie Brown Christmas"!)

Sudiegirl sez: OK, I'm not a prude. (Really.)

However, this strikes me as a very weird fundraiser option for a youth group, even if it is a European thing, where people over there are MUCH more open minded than here in the states. Don't get me wrong, Solomon had it going on when he wrote "Song of Songs" and I have been moved to states of passion by that book, but this is a bit different. I'd rather have a Larry the Cable Guy calendar, to be honest...at least I know what to expect. Oh well...it's just me, I guess. I'll do what I do, and you all can form your opinions from there...

Erotic moments from Bible...
Mon Dec 5, 2:48 PM ET

A German Protestant youth group has put together a 2006 calendar with 12 staged photos depicting erotic scenes from the Bible, including a bare-breasted Delilah cutting Samson's hair and a nude Eve offering an apple. (Interesting...note to self...check with pastors for 2007 interest in this item...)

"There's a whole range of biblical scriptures simply bursting with eroticism," said Stefan Wiest, the 32-year-old photographer who took the titillating pictures. (What an interesting choice of words...or as Beavis and Butthead would say, "He said 'bursting'. Huh-huh-huh-huh.")

Anne Rohmer, 21, poses on a doorstep in garters and stockings as the prostitute Rahab, who is mentioned in both New and Old Testaments. "We wanted to represent the Bible in a different way and to interest young people," she told Reuters. (Well, I'd say that goal was accomplished.)

"Anyway, it doesn't say anywhere in the Bible that you are forbidden to show yourself nude." (It doesn't? You mean, I've been lied to all these years?)

Bernd Grasser, pastor of the church in Nuremberg where the calendar is being sold, was enthusiastic about the project which is explained online at www.bibelkalender.de. (Well, I don't remember enough from elementary German to attempt to read it. I'd get lost and think I was reading the lyrics to "Der Kommissar". Ah yes, an obscure '80's reference...)

"It's just wonderful when teenagers commit themselves with their hair and their skin to the bible," he said. (Well, that goes without saying...)

Sudiegirl's final opinion?

If my nieces and nephew do this, I'll kill 'em dead. Nobody is allowed to see them naked, not even after they're married. I have spoken, amen.

Sudiegirl the kinda-sorta prudish when it comes to certain people