Concerns over ‘extreme nakedness’ during carnival

Concerns over ‘extreme nakedness’ during carnival

Clergyman Peter Fevrier has expressed concern about ‘extreme nakedness’ during carnival.

He believes revellers need to exercise restraint during the national festivity.

Fevrier, a Deacon with the Family and Life Secretariat of the Roman Catholic Church, observed that according to the scriptures, people must learn to glorify God with their bodies.

He expressed the view that except for the ‘extreme nakedness’, carnival this year was good.

Fevrier said the music and calypsoes were good and the Queen contest was of a high standard.

But he observed:“If you are celebrating carnival you must temper your spirit – your body must not be too exposed, your dancing or your gyrations must not be too suggestive.”

“We caution people on the manner in which they conduct themselves but it is not a command, it is not an order – it is an invitation to behave differently,” the clergyman explained.

However he observed that people choose to respond in a manner that pleases them.

“They do what they want,” Fevrier declared.

Nevertheless he disclosed that the teaching on the matter is :” Do what you have to do, understanding that you should not violate the presence of God  who exists in your body in the form of the Holy Spirit.”

He said Catholics have been advised accordingly.

Fevrier said it was important that as Saint Lucia celebrates national events like carnival, people must be careful about what they do with themselves.

He explained that not just the rest of the community but God himself is offended when people go to extremes.

As far as Fevrier was concerned, carnival costumes should reflect a certain level of creativity and not focus on exposing ‘more nakedness.’

“I don’t think that is good,” he stated.

“The intention to my mind should be – yes you have a great celebration, but that celebration should not go contrary to your faith, contrary to your relationship with God. In other words, anything that you do, do it in a spirit that will not offend your relationship with God or the presence of God in your life,” the church official asserted.

 

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49 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply

    This is unbelievable. He expressed the view that except for the ‘extreme nakedness’, carnival this year was good. What kind of Christian defines carnival where all what God is not pleaswd with to be was good? This remark I will never agree upon and I will never be pleased with it, neither would the Almighty God………..

    1. Noname
      July 21, 2017 at 10:38 pm Reply

      Love your statement

    2. E
      July 22, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply

      I think he was just trying to focus on the main point because if he just condemned the whole thing many people may not have opened the article or may have stopped reading. (Lacking expression but you get what I’m trying to say)

    3. Anonymous
      July 22, 2017 at 6:36 pm Reply

      Revelers will NOT enter the Kingdom of God! So repent and be baptized for the end is near.

      1. Ju
        July 23, 2017 at 10:01 am Reply

        Ok God….thanks for telling us who will NOT enter your Kingdom….we appreciate your information. ..😒

        1. Anonymous
          July 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm Reply

          lol!lol!lol!…you are so funny

      2. Anonymous
        July 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm Reply

        you are so funny, it’s really good having fun and not being critical of each other all the time. I was just quoting the bible though…lol. Have a w/ful day JU:)

        So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak?

        – Hebrews 2: 3

    4. gemini39
      July 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm Reply

      i agree 100%. it is already centered on flesh and appealing the eyes sensuously.. so there should be NO naked ness at all in the first place

  2. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply

    Please excuse the errors. The disadvantages of smartphones

  3. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply

    I AGREE TOTALLY.I LIVE OVERSEAS AND WAS ENJOYING EVERYTHING EXCEPT WHEN I SAW THE EXPOSURE OF WOMEN LIKE MYSELF.WE CAN ENJOY OURSELVES WITH PRIDE AND DIGNITY.I AM FROM MON REPOS AS THE CLERGYMAN AND WE WERE BROUHT UP WITH MORALS!!!! NICE ONE MY BROTHER.

  4. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 4:49 pm Reply

    Nakedness has been since the beginning of the world , all our ancestors from cave to Africa have always exposed nakedness it’s without malice not everyone has a dirty mind

    1. Anonymous
      July 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm Reply

      As human civilization advanced themselves they learnt to clothe themselves…they learnt the fine art of weaving cloth and the art of needling.

  5. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm Reply

    Clergyman to Mackoo, ( how did he see the women were naked)?

    1. Anonymous
      July 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm Reply

      Same thing I thought 🤣🤣😂😁😂

    2. Anonymous
      July 22, 2017 at 4:13 am Reply

      😃

  6. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Well if it has been from times why dont you walk naked just as you came out of your mothers womb.. You don’t leave in a cave.you have no morals ..no home training. .your body is the temple of the holy Ghost..some people have no shame atol and they think they Cute….but just plain nasty

  7. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 5:07 pm Reply

    hmm to you’ll behind closed doors

  8. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 5:07 pm Reply

    Really! Except for the ‘extreme nakedness’ carnival was good? ? ? ? ? carnival (as we know it in these parts) is of the excesses of the flesh and that’s what it is all about… I still cannot understand how ‘the church’ even supports and commends this, but I do believe that carnival never ends…………. it gets evolved into one weekend bash after another…..it seems that the fetes never end and our you work from paycheck to paycheck just to buy the next shoe and shirt and dress and weaves…. just to go to the next bash…

  9. Calvin
    July 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Where does one start with the clergyman’s comments…

    (1) “Extreme nakedness”. Is that like “extreme pregnancy”? Either one is naked or they are not. Period. Perhaps consult a dictionary, unless his choice of terminology was a selfish effort at grabbing headlines with a new, suggestively salacious term.
    (2) It is highly doubtful that skimpy outfits in a nation-unifying celebration will contribute to the moral downfall of St. Lucia.
    (3)(a) A clergyman of the Roman Catholic church is in no position to throw stone, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudity_in_religion#Christianity : ” in the Old Testament both Isaiah in Isaiah 20:2-3 and King Saul in 1 Samuel 19:23-24 are described as preaching in the nude. As for nudity eluded to in a more sexual manner, the female breast in general is sexualized in Song of Solomon 7:3 and Proverbs 5:19″
    (3)(b) “Early Christian art included depictions of nudity in baptism. When artistic endeavours revived following the Renaissance, the Catholic Church was a major sponsor of art bearing a religious theme, many of which included subjects in various states of dress and including full nudity. Painters sponsored by the Church included Raphael, Caravaggio and Michelangelo, but there were many others. Many of these paintings and statues were and continue to be displayed in churches, some of which were painted as murals, the most famous of which are at the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo.”
    (4) Perhaps the clergyman should consider converting to Islam, where his statements would not be so overtly hypocrtical.

    1. Anonymous
      July 21, 2017 at 9:15 pm Reply

      It would do you well to re-read your comments before you attempt to play the “hypocrite” card.

    2. God's child
      July 23, 2017 at 1:45 pm Reply

      The texts you referenced in your third point were read out of context. In fact, nakedness became a shameful thing after our parents sinned. Gen 2:25 and Gen 3:8, 10.

  10. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Hey Clergyman stop exposing yall naked bodies to little boys, how about that? Tell that to your fellow brothers till then hush or go pray to white Jesus.

  11. Charlo
    July 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply

    I am not of the Catholic faith but the whole gist of what this gentleman is saying is true and makes sense.Notice the people who commented only focused on one part of his message the [nakedness]part.It is very appalling to see grandmothers and daughters even with hardly any decent clothing on all for the sake of A festival.he avidly stated that it was not A command but An invitation to behave differently and what is wrong with that?

  12. Vibz
    July 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm Reply

    Carnival is a time when we lose our inhibitions and let loose. Some people are too extreme in their attire and behavior. Some of the costumes leave nothing to the imagination. Some of the dancing is simulated sex. We want to have fun but we have to set the right example for our children. Let’s all act responsibly.

  13. Bronzemen
    July 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm Reply

    They will have to implement a second ash Wednesday just for St Lucia!!!

  14. Patriotic
    July 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm Reply

    I EXERCISING RESTRAINT WHICH IS WHY ‘I NEVER KNOCK IT UH BUT I SOCK IT ALREADY!’

  15. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 6:04 pm Reply

    Just so with mate..

  16. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 7:10 pm Reply

    No manners

  17. Can't be bothered
    July 21, 2017 at 7:26 pm Reply

    The priest have a right to say what he wants and I have a right to ignore it.

  18. Sha-sha
    July 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm Reply

    God does not aprove….simply

    1. Noname
      July 21, 2017 at 10:44 pm Reply

      Love your statement

    2. Calvin
      July 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm Reply

      Sha-sha says, “God does not approve…simply”

      Finally, after all these centuries, we’ve found someone, Sha-sha, who has a direct line with God and is able to assertively, authoritatively speak on God’s behalf.

      Truly a light in the darkness, hallelujah Sha-sha.

  19. just saying
    July 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm Reply

    There are so many concerning/alarming acts going on day in and day out and Mr Clergyman was driven to speak out on carnival wear. Sir.

  20. The Crow
    July 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm Reply

    Extreme nakedness? What about the extremely naked LOLO of dUboldas? Wasn’t this extreme? Why didn’t I hear nothing from “de clergy”?

  21. Neutral
    July 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Is Carnival the only thing we believe that God does not approve but is still happening?!? Who without sin cast the first stone!

  22. Janet
    July 21, 2017 at 9:49 pm Reply

    Man shut your hypocritical posterior….where were you when Ubaldus small sausage was on display for the world to see?

    1. Anonymous
      July 22, 2017 at 7:52 pm Reply

      I realize you are fixated on this man. Looks like you are one of the ugly women he will never look at.

  23. concerned citizen
    July 21, 2017 at 11:27 pm Reply

    I was a reveller before i started a family and so i appreciate the revellery but my issue with the festival nowadays is that is has lost its creativity, imagination and color. U see one panty and bra with feathers u seen it all. What happen to potrayal and individual costumes and mas camps. Everything is so watered down now.

  24. Anonymous
    July 22, 2017 at 1:37 am Reply

    We carnival lovers should have the right to dress as we please once it does not infringe on the laws of the land. You God people have no right to judge us. You stick to your morals and we will stick to ours. We love our bodies and see nothing wrong with exhibiting it. Morality by our standards, not yours. I strongly believe that we should respect each other’s way of life. I don’t share your God views but I don’t criticize you. So why then to you attempt to judge me based on your belief system.

  25. charlo
    July 22, 2017 at 2:58 am Reply

    Calvin it seems like you suffer from A comprehension deficit.You may tell your kids”I have told you A million times to not do this or the other”.Does that mean that you have really literally told them that 1 million times?It is used to create an effect, and sensitize the listener as to the point he is trying to make.So when he uses the word extreme it is in the same context.Can u honestly compare what Isaiah did to the message this gentleman is trying to drive home?

  26. The Word
    July 22, 2017 at 7:45 am Reply

    NO REVELLERS SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
    1 corinthians 6:10.

    Weather u are naked or not

    1. Anonymous
      July 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply

      How about those who hide behind christianity and who expose themselves to women who are not their wives? no revellers but adulterers and porn starts allowed?

  27. Anonymous
    July 22, 2017 at 8:04 am Reply

    I didn’t find his sausage was small I find it was huge.well again you may find it small because we don’t know what you are ccustomed of eating

  28. Anonymous
    July 22, 2017 at 8:25 am Reply

    Am angry with those men dress in black pretending to be men of god all high and mighty such hypocrites yall bulling all the young boys behind closed doors of ur comfort and you want to talk about peoples nakedness man stay in your section nonsense by the way where were you were you at the carnival to see who was naked choops tan

  29. WHAT?
    July 22, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply

    Well.? never thought I would even message in the first place, much less do it again (on the same subject)…. somebody said back there “we love our bodies and see nothing wrong with exhibiting it”… so the purpose of carnival then, as I suggested, is to force us to be entertained by your girating nakedness, and get-on-badness, and wine-down-pon-we-ness, and I add, depravity…………… whilst all the time’ we dere lookin 4 de creativity and artistry in the land? ??????? Don’t you naked people know, that we know, what naked bodies already look like??? eh??????????

  30. Anita
    July 22, 2017 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Every year the same nonsense from the RC. If the Catholic Church spent half as much time talking about the abuse that going on in their own church you might take them seriously. they are in no position to tell the world how they should live their lives. A set of religious “virgins” trying to tell the rest of us what to do just dont fly with me. It is my body and will do what I damn will feel like with it.

  31. Liar
    July 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm Reply

    Yes father, the music was grrrrrrrrrrrrrreattt!! Yeah you never knock it uh but you…….???? Congrats father.
    Ah the virtues of christianity…..

  32. Anonymous
    July 28, 2017 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Ah, the infamous Roman Catholic Church and their compromised moral compass. Where do I even begin my assessment of these statements? Here goes. Yes the bible absolutely states that everything Christians do should be done to the honour and glory of God and that we should glorify God in our bodies which belong not to ourselves, but to God. So the first question we as Christians should ask ourselves is this. Is there any aspect of Carnival, whether in its current or previous form, which can be categorized as glorifying to the holy and almighty creator of heaven and earth? Whether it be the nudity(excessive or not), secular music, alcohol consumption and so on. The problem with this post modern version of Christianity is that we believe that we can live our lives as carefree as we wish, and still be granted entry into heaven. Sadly, many are deceived by this philosophy. This such a heavy subject and so in the interest of time, I will end on the following: if you call yourself a child of God or a Christian, yet there is very little or no distinction between your lifestyle, dress, entertainment and leisure etc and that of those persons you deem wicked, heathen or unbelievers, you my friends are on a fast track to the lake of fire.

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