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Unformatted text preview: . Be thankful for the body you are given and treat your body accordingly . Early Christianity does offer some ideas of denigration of the body by means of corporal punishment . There are examples of Biblical characters coming down with leprosy, and some occasional lashings . However these stories of such bodily harm are down so for the purpose of forewarning others of the possible consequences for their actions . God himself does not advertise and support disrespect for the body he gives us, but rather uses his examples sparingly as to not send the message of denigration of the body is acceptable. Denigrating the body can be viewed in several respects, although what this boils down to is not respecting the body God has given to you. Ungratefulness for what you are given is the mother this type of denigration God imposed upon the ancients. Respecting what you are given reciprocates you respect for God....
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