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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Erotic Bible

You knew it had to happen - a German Church has released a nudie calender with "erotic scenes from the bible"

Erotic moments from Bible..
BERLIN (Reuters) - 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

Note: the link up top to the actual calender seem to have been overwhelmed - I'm far from the only one to have linked to it today - but the BBC has a story about it and a photo from the cover.

If you wait a few days and paste http://www.bibelkalender.de./ into your browser, it should work, but be warned the site is all in German.


Blogenfreude said...

Figures ... click on the calendar and it says "FORBIDDEN"!

Shouldn't that be "VERBOTEN!"?

peter said...

In the German Bible the "number of the Beast" is Sex-Sex-Sex!