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German calendar depicts erotic moments from Bible
Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 2, 2005

Posted on 12/02/2005 11:26:03 PM PST by presidio9

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.

"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.

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.

"Anyway, it doesn't say anywhere in the Bible that you are forbidden to show yourself nude."

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.

"It's just wonderful when teenagers commit themselves with their hair and their skin to the bible," he said.

It will be officially launched at the weekend.


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1 posted on 12/02/2005 11:26:03 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Seriously... what is the deal with Europeans and nudity?


2 posted on 12/02/2005 11:30:11 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: presidio9

If you're going to give us Biblical nudes, you have to give us something spiritual. The lifeless Christ in the Pieta is nearly nude, so laid bare, so powerful. We see the Virgin mourning, we feel her pain, we see the flesh of Christ sacrficed.

And then we have this little gnome in this German caldender... *sigh*


3 posted on 12/02/2005 11:33:19 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: CheyennePress
It's Not Pornographic Smut If It's From the Bible!


4 posted on 12/02/2005 11:36:42 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: presidio9

oh dear heaven.


5 posted on 12/02/2005 11:37:11 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: day10

not in my church ping


6 posted on 12/02/2005 11:40:21 PM PST by TheresaKett
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To: Gordongekko909
Seriously... what is the deal with Europeans and nudity?

If you have to ask, you'll never understand, Osama.

7 posted on 12/02/2005 11:40:39 PM PST by Oztrich Boy ( the Wedge Document ... offers a message of hope for Muslims - Mustafa Akyol)
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To: Gordongekko909
Seriously... what is the deal with Europeans and nudity?

I guess they got tired of invading each other's nations?

8 posted on 12/02/2005 11:42:00 PM PST by Prime Choice (Mechanical Engineers build weapons. Civil Engineers build targets.)
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To: presidio9; Gamecock
Doesn't that poster say "Act like God created it!"? Well, He did.

There's no need to make porn out of this. A read from the Bible's "Song of Solomon" will give you all the biblical eroticism you could possibly want.


9 posted on 12/02/2005 11:43:21 PM PST by rdb3 (In my brain, I have a capitalist migraine.)
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To: presidio9

Snippet: ""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."
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OPINION: Hell is never full as Mr. Wiest will eventually find out.


10 posted on 12/02/2005 11:46:49 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Gordongekko909
Seriously... what is the deal with Europeans and nudity?

For that matter, what's the deal with calendars and nudity?

These days it seems like everyone just has to go out and make a nude calendar of themselves. A novelty calendar is now one where people in it wear clothes. I guess this article proves it.

But it doesn't explain why…

11 posted on 12/02/2005 11:53:49 PM PST by pillbox_girl
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To: Gordongekko909

The next time Europe decides to have a war, let's not show up.


12 posted on 12/02/2005 11:56:22 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: pillbox_girl

Yeah, a nude calendar nowadays is like an alcohol-themed bar.


13 posted on 12/02/2005 11:58:46 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: rdb3
A read from the Bible's "Song of Solomon" will give you all the biblical eroticism you could possibly want.

Preach on brother. We don't have near enough sermons from that book. Most people don't want to admit what is in there.

14 posted on 12/03/2005 12:12:36 AM PST by Gamecock (Budding Amillennialist)
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To: pillbox_girl
A novelty calendar is now one where people in it wear clothes.

The Womyn of the Democrat Party Calendar

Price with Clothes - $ 95.00

Price with Nudes - $ 9.95

Ms. January

Ms. February

Ms. March

Ms. April

Ms. May

Ms. June

Ms. July

Ms. August

Ms. September

Ms. October

Ms. November

Ms. December

15 posted on 12/03/2005 12:12:39 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: peyton randolph

HAR!


16 posted on 12/03/2005 12:18:51 AM PST by Yossarian (The media is now simply running a 24/7 soap opera with Dubya cast as the arch villain.)
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To: Gamecock
Preach on brother. We don't have near enough sermons from that book. Most people don't want to admit what is in there.

CH Spurgeon has some very good writings based upon the Song of Solomon. He utilizes the intense love between the bride and His wife as representative of Jesus and the Church. But, of course, that is too deep for people who are simply looking to look for what they deem erotic.

17 posted on 12/03/2005 12:20:40 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: peyton randolph
I spewed vodka/tonic on my monitor when I got to Ms. December. YOU OWE ME !

Nam Vet

18 posted on 12/03/2005 12:23:36 AM PST by Nam Vet (The Gaulistinians are rioting to reclaim the ancient 'holy ground' of Paris.)
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To: Nam Vet
I spewed vodka/tonic on my monitor when I got to Ms. December. YOU OWE ME !

Poor Ms. December. Always a bridesmaid but never a bride. :-)

19 posted on 12/03/2005 12:25:31 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: peyton randolph
Now do the FOX gals and I'll pay the $95.00. Laurie Dhu has to be in there though.
20 posted on 12/03/2005 12:30:17 AM PST by fish hawk (creatio ex nihilo)
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To: presidio9
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.

"Anyway, it doesn't say anywhere in the Bible that you are forbidden to show yourself nude."
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    Jerusalem has sinned greatly and so has become unclean. All who honored her despise her, for they have seen her nakedness; she herself groans and turns away. [Lam 1:8]

    This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because you poured out your wealth and exposed your nakedness in your promiscuity with your lovers, and because of all your detestable idols, and because you gave them your children's blood... [Ez 16:36]

    When she carried on her prostitution openly and exposed her nakedness, I turned away from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister. [Ez 23:18]

    I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. [Rev 3:18]

    I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety... [1 Tim 2:9]


21 posted on 12/03/2005 12:30:30 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Gordongekko909
"Seriously... what is the deal with Europeans and nudity?"
Nothing special. Look at Sistine ceiling [and the Last Judgment in the same chapel]. So it started almost 500 yrs ago - and at MUCH higher aesthetical level. The contemporaries have degenerated.
22 posted on 12/03/2005 12:38:26 AM PST by GSlob
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To: fish hawk
Laurie Dhu has to be in there though.

 

Not bad. However, Lauren Green is my fave.

In fact, there should be a Lauren Green corollary to the Coulter Rule.


23 posted on 12/03/2005 12:41:24 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Gordongekko909
what is the deal with Europeans and nudity?

,,, isn't that the way for anyone who can't afford Armani clothes?

24 posted on 12/03/2005 12:45:25 AM PST by shaggy eel
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To: GSlob
Look at Sistine ceiling.

Work by a 72-year-old homosexual inspired by his younger male lovers. The same type of inspiration used for male nude frescoes in Vatican bathrooms.

Drives home the point that mixing religion and erotica are nothing new.

25 posted on 12/03/2005 12:48:30 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Gordongekko909
Seriously... what is the deal with Europeans and nudity? I've always thought it was Americans who had a problem with nudity. We're probably the most prudish non-muslim country on Earth.
26 posted on 12/03/2005 12:52:27 AM PST by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: Bonaparte
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25

Master of Lucretia (Flemish, active in 1520)
Adam and Eve, ca. 1520

27 posted on 12/03/2005 12:53:36 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: peyton randolph

Man.. this makes almost ashamed of my German name.
What depths a religious prostitute will sink to in order to sell his religion and fill his 'church'. Here in America many churches are sponsoring all night "Christian Rave" parties for youth. Can outright toleration and eventual promotion of immorality be far behind.

Those evangelical Christians who ARE concerned about moral compromise and mega church marketing of religion v. sincere evangelism and love as God's methods of filling His House this article should serve as a warning of the 'slippery slope'.


28 posted on 12/03/2005 1:13:55 AM PST by theoldmarine
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To: Gordongekko909
"Seriously... what is the deal with Europeans and nudity?"
It's the whole get out of the rail car stand in line to take a shower thing.
29 posted on 12/03/2005 1:16:10 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Merry Christmas!)
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To: peyton randolph

You might wish to read up on art history: Sistine ceiling was finished by a 37yrs old (1512), Judgment was finished by a 66yrs old (1541). In his 70s he was painting the walls of the Capella Paolina - next door to the Sistine, but completely different. And it was Leonardo who was a homo, while Michelangelo was merely manic-depressive. Besides, with his personal hygiene [his father advised him never to wash] getting younger lovers must have been problematic, to say the least.


30 posted on 12/03/2005 1:16:17 AM PST by GSlob
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To: peyton randolph
That was painful. But I've poured salt in my eyes, so now it's all comfortably blurry.

Now I've never really had cause to become a good judge of feminine aesthetics (I just need to know what my man likes), but those are some ugly women. I'd forgotten just how ugly they are, (even in pictures where they're trying to look good). Just goes to show: with liberals, the ugliness inside shows right through.

How do any of those liberal gals ever expect to get themselves a man looking like that? And yes, I know, some of them have husbands, but I can guarantee not one of them has an actual man.

31 posted on 12/03/2005 1:33:03 AM PST by pillbox_girl
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To: Oztrich Boy
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.

Who took the picture of Eve offering an apple??And where did the camera come from???inquiring minds want to know.
32 posted on 12/03/2005 1:38:55 AM PST by bikerman
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To: GSlob
I'll defer to your expertise on homosexual artists. However, you may wish to read this.
33 posted on 12/03/2005 1:42:51 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Prime Choice

Make love, not war? :)


34 posted on 12/03/2005 1:51:52 AM PST by kalee
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To: pillbox_girl
but I can guarantee not one of them has an actual man.

Are you saying that Ms. December hasn't had an actual man? :-)

 

35 posted on 12/03/2005 1:53:25 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: peyton randolph
Are you saying that Ms. December hasn't had an actual man? :-)

Are those pictures supposed to demonstrate that "she" has?

I'm still looking. ‡-þ

As an aside, just where do you get these pictures that you can throw them up (and yes, that's what a lot of them resemble) onto the web site on such short notice?

Or maybe I don't want to know.

36 posted on 12/03/2005 2:15:09 AM PST by pillbox_girl
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To: presidio9
"German calendar depicts erotic moments from Bible

including a bare-breasted Delilah cutting Samson's hair and a nude Eve offering an apple."


You have got to be kidding!?

Any idiot who finds such mundane pics of unclothed women from the Bible as "erotic" worthy of spending their money on and hanging on their wall, desperately needs to find a mate.
37 posted on 12/03/2005 2:15:28 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the treasonous Democrats!)
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To: peyton randolph
"And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:25

That was pre-Fall.

This is the verse represented in your illustration:

    Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. [Gen 3:7]

We live in the post-Fall world, not the garden.

38 posted on 12/03/2005 2:15:32 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: pillbox_girl
As an aside, just where do you get these pictures that you can throw them up (and yes, that's what a lot of them resemble) onto the web site on such short notice?

Google.com using Image search.

39 posted on 12/03/2005 3:05:24 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: peyton randolph

Work by a 72-year-old homosexual inspired by his younger male lovers. The same type of inspiration used for male nude frescoes in Vatican bathrooms.


You must be joking. That old saw was debunked years ago.


40 posted on 12/03/2005 3:05:44 AM PST by Chickensoup (Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Chri)
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To: Chickensoup
That old saw was debunked years ago.

You're certainly entitled to your opinion...with an emphasis on opinion. Make sure the facts don't get in the way of it.

41 posted on 12/03/2005 3:10:03 AM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: peyton randolph

Heh, heh!

Downright scary, too.


42 posted on 12/03/2005 3:46:15 AM PST by elcid1970
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To: peyton randolph

And don't forget Rebecca Gomez!!


43 posted on 12/03/2005 3:47:56 AM PST by elcid1970
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To: presidio9
"Anyway, it doesn't say anywhere in the Bible that you are forbidden to show yourself nude."

Whoever made this statement needs to familiarize themselves with the Bible and hold off making shotgun statements such as the above!

44 posted on 12/03/2005 3:52:06 AM PST by VOYAGER (M<)
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To: presidio9

Germans Archeologists discovery oldest edition of National Geographic!


45 posted on 12/03/2005 3:53:54 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Polls = Proof that when the MSM want your opinion it will give it to you.)
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To: rdb3

"Act like God created it!"

Sie = You ...created you.

"There's no need to make porn out of this."

Porn is in the eyes of the beholder.


46 posted on 12/03/2005 4:51:57 AM PST by cloud8
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To: Gordongekko909
Seriously... what is the deal with Europeans and nudity?

The same could be asked of Americans and their aversion to it.

47 posted on 12/03/2005 4:56:53 AM PST by Junior (From now on, I'll stick to science, and leave the hunting alien mutants to the experts!)
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To: peyton randolph

Meanwhile, France reports that the first
successful face transplant recipient
is doing well and in good spirits.
48 posted on 12/03/2005 4:57:20 AM PST by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: peyton randolph

I'm sure Barney Frank got all the "actual men" he wanted, back when his "boyfriend" was running that male prostitution ring out of his home.

Mark


49 posted on 12/03/2005 5:03:49 AM PST by MarkL (I didn't get to where I am today by worrying about what I'd feel like tomorrow!)
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To: peyton randolph
Drives home the point that mixing religion and erotica are nothing new.

Both play on intense emotional experiences. It's not a coincidence that the word "ecstasy" shows up in writings on both.

50 posted on 12/03/2005 5:07:33 AM PST by Junior (From now on, I'll stick to science, and leave the hunting alien mutants to the experts!)
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