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TAM: Vital aspect of humanity presented

Letter by Vincent S. Hart, University Place on March 22, 2012 at 10:10 am with No Comments »
March 22, 2012 10:46 am

Re: “Disquieting exhibit” (TNT, 3-18).

Thanks to the Tacoma Art Museum and to The News Tribune for a very sensitive and respectful presentation of a vital aspect of humanness. As a Christian clergyman, I want to voice my support for anything that gets us talking thoughtfully about a subject which is so intimately in every life and every relationship, yet is rarely discussed calmly, realistically and respectfully.

Bible believers should applaud the opportunity to look at the complexities of this very human dynamic.

First, the Bible makes clear that God created our human bodies and our sexual nature and called them very good. Second, “naked and unashamed” is the state God intended for humans when they are in right relationship with God and each other.

Neither bodies nor their exposure to view are a serious problem. It is the injury or other abuse of bodies which is truly offensive to their creator and ought to be to all of us. Loving, respectful appreciation is both healthy and constructive, as is full recognition of the diversity of physical forms and our responses to them.

In my opinion, it is those who claim to be “pro-life” who should be most supportive of respectful representation of our God-given form.

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