In ancient Indian cultures, there was a tradition of extreme asceticism obviously minoritarian that included full nudity. There is nothing wrong in it. A religious sect in Canada that immigrated from Russia, the Sons of Freedom , went so far in the s s as to publicly strip in mass public demonstrations to protest against government policies which were meant to assimilate them. Everywhere, they met with firm opposition from the mainstream churches. He notes that at certain times and in certain places candidates may have been totally naked at the point of baptism, but the Jewish taboo of female nakedness would have mitigated widespread practice of naked baptism. Several saints, such as a number of the Desert Fathers as well as Basil Fool for Christ , practiced nudity as a form of ascetic poverty. Journal of Religious History.
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In , Pope John Paul II expressed the Catholic Church's attitude to the exposure of the human body in Love and Responsibility : "The human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendour and its beauty
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Nudity in religion
Care needs to be taken when reading the Bible, where some references to nakedness serve as a euphemism for intimate sexual behaviour. While dutifully playing the part of a worldly man, he has received that perfect Self-realization which I have sought by renouncing everything — even my loincloth! In the spiritual aspect of Hinduism nudity symbolizes renunciation 'tyaga' in Hindi of the highest type. He uncovered himself inside his tent.