MICHAEL Waugh and others should open their Bibles at Chapter 20 of Isaiah.

God instructs the prophet to go naked. This is what happened to Stephen Gough in a Canadian woodland clearing.

More recent precedents are 17thcentury Quakers right here in England.

Why do people read the Bible – only to throw up their hands in horror when a Biblical event turns up on their doorsteps? The only reason I don’t go naked (other than at Studland nudist beach) is I’m not pretty enough.

But (to judge from Echo photos) Steve’s sell-by date is as yet far in the future. Don’t lock him up; unlock your inhibitions.

ADRIAN RISDON, Winchester.