God, The Full Monty, And You

In Western religion, most of us figure that God has already seen us naked on multiple occasions. And he ain't that impressed. Just look at Exodus 19:21 for proof: "And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish. But first put on some pants."

Apparently things are different in Far Eastern religion.

A Thai Asian Games gold medalist will run around his training track naked after his prayers were answered as he awaited the result of a photo-finish. Sittichai Suwonprateep, who ran the last leg of the men's 4x100 meter relay final on Tuesday, said he prayed while waiting anxiously for a decision which ruled he had got to the finish line just ahead of Japan's Shinji Takahira. "I didn't know what to do while waiting for the photo result so I just told all the spirits and sacred objects I worship that if I won I would run naked," Sittichai told Reuters. "I am not sure if this gold medal was the result of my ability or the power of the spirits I prayed to."

Now Lord, let's discuss women's tennis ....

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Athlete Wins Gold After Promising To Run Naked [MSNBC]