Interesting thoughts from Bishop Nick Baines. It seems as though our culture is become ‘shame-less’.
Shame, when it is working positively provides an appropriate demarcation between the public and the private. Shame provides appropriate protection against exposure within the cultures in which we live.
There are times when it is right to challenge it, but most of the time ‘positive shame’ is an automatic response that keeps us safe and whole.
This is the text of the article I was asked to write for this week’s Radio Times. It was reported as a “lament”. It wasn’t. I just thought it was quite funny.
Well, would you Adam and Eve it? Recently 3000 people took their clothes off, painted themselves blue and lay around the not-so-tropical city of Hull in varieties of heaps. All, of course, in the name of art.
Actually, I thought it was quite funny. I saw it on my phone while enjoying two days at the General Synod talking about sex. So, it seemed both timely and amusing.
What is it with nakedness at the moment. You can hardly turn the telly on without finding someone wanting to take their clothes off. I thought Big Brother was embarrassing, but clearly that was just the appetiser for Love Island, Naked Attraction, and Life Stripped Bare. At least the new…
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