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>Are we saying now that viewing the nude sculptures and paintings so
>prevalent in European art history, is the equivalent of watching
>pornography on TV? I think that is a bit of a stretch. For one thing, the
>intent is different - the intent of drawing nudes is to better learn to
>draw the human form, clothed or unclothed...the intent of pornography is
>To say that when a child is older, they can choose whether or not to view
>the human form naked sort of defeats our role as parents and teachers,
>don't you think? What sort of a choice can they make at that time when
>they have been taught all those years that the naked body is something
>sinful and bad? I think our culture is already one of the most sexual
>confused on earth because of just such viewpoints. We are actually
>teaching our children to view their own bodies with distain, and then we
>wonder why so many of our citizens have emotional problems.