Saturday, December 03, 2005

Original Skin

A Protestant youth group in Nuremberg, Germany is putting out a calendar for 2006 based on erotic Bible passages. Female students have been photographed for the calendar in various shades of undress to portray, among others, a topless Delilah giving Sampson a . . . haircut and a nude Eve offering up her . . . apple to Adam. Actually, in the photo which you can see below she appears to be offering her . . . apple to, well, whomever.

Said Anne Rohmer, 21, who posed on a doorstep in garters and stockings as the prostitute Rahab (mentioned in both New and Old Testaments), "We wanted to represent the Bible in a different way and to interest young people. Anyway, it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that you are forbidden to show yourself nude."

Stefan Wiest, the 32-year-old photographer who took the titillating pictures (32 doesn't sound too youthful to me - sounds more like palsy-like sweating palms) said, "There’s a whole range of biblical Scriptures simply bursting with eroticism."

But the money quote from this report comes to us from Bernd Grasser, pastor of the church in Nuremberg where the calendar is being sold:
It’s just wonderful when teenagers commit themselves with their hair and their skin to the Bible.

Go to for the straight skinny on this calendar.
Here is one photo that I think I can put up here without bringing down the wrath of Robertson upon my headbone.The photo's title translates to, "Hot Damn, Hilda! Jist lemme try one little nibble, huh?"

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