THANK YOU for this stap!
a cross is the symbol of Christs sacrifice for the salvation of humanity, not the chosen figure to wear just because it had black tiny stones that match your shoes...
and I cross simply because I don't know the meaning of other symbols. I have a friend who wore a jewish star to mass the other day because the stones in it matched her purse... just don't do it...
I'm religious at heart, i'm just stupid sometimes .-. What I mean by this is, sometimes I think I need to show more care for my religion...
Some symbols must be respected and peopel should remember that they are affliated to certain groups, despite of their history, because this way I can say cannibalism is okay and a nice way of life everyone could do, because one million years ago our ancestors ate one another or something.
Also about the St. Peter's Cross. Yes it was inherently Christian HOWEVER Anton LaVey took the symbol in 1960 and turned it into a satanic symbol. A lot of Satanists do know this bit...and don't care. Just like Nazis took a peaceful symbol and turned it into a symbol of hate. They didnt care with what they were doing -shrugs-
I've done a bit of research on the Gnostic Christians. They were quite a fascinating group.
I had a friend who was a Gnostic. I still can't wrap my head around their whole mythos :s
I'm Christian and it annoys and disgusts me when bad guys in movies are always wearing crosses. Or gothic people wear the black and funeralistic crosses on thier necks.
I know this one girl who knows nothing about Wiccanism, and she wears a stupid pentagram necklace every day.
I could go on, but its a long rant and I think I made my point already.
And I think it's just as bad to judge them as idiots. I mean, there are probably those who wear them to be cool, but there are intelligent people who wear them as well. And realize the meanings behind them.
But your entitled to your opinion, and I don't mind at all.
You earn a cookie for the last sentence too. Some people take opinions way too personally.
Even though I don't exactly follow a religion, my godmother, who is also non-religious, gave me a cross on a necklace as a gift on my birthday. In all honesty, it was a technical error, since she was trying to make the first letter to my name, which is a 't' as a capital, but the metal grew too quickly so it was left as a lowercase with no adjacent curve. I really care about my godmother, and receiving something that was made from the heart and her hands is something that I view as a symbol of her hard work, in which I proudly wear. Is this considered annoying as well? :<