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- Hey guys! Today I've got a bit of a themed post for my Wednesday Waffling. I want to talk about religious symbols used in fashion, likes crosses and such. The debate is out there about whether these symbols should be used in fashion, especially if the people wearing them don't support the religion.
Personally, I think it's a bit of a difficult subject. I completely understand the point behind 'If you don't support/follow the religion you shouldn't be wearing it's symbols especially for fashion' as I can' understand that many could find it offensive for something that is so important to them to be mass produced and sold as an accessory or something.
However there's also the argument that everyone has the right to wear what they want and that they're not doing any harm by wearing the symbols.
The one that is used the most is the cross - especially in the last 6 months - on necklaces, rings, t-shirts, shorts. You name it, it's got a cross on it. I personally think that wearing such things to 'make a statement' is a bit disrespectful, because if that is your reason for wearing it your taking the meaning of the cross into complete disregard. If you happened to like that top with the big cross on it, then that's fair enough but if someone wears it to make a statement (I'm talking about if they're not Christian here) then that's like sticking your middle finger up to Christians and saying 'this symbol is really important to you and your beliefs, but I'm going to use it to make me look fashionable'. I do think though that many people wear cross items simply because they like the look of them, which really isn't doing any harm. I'm not a Christian, so I can't comment from that point of view but I could understand if a Christian found it offensive.
What do you guys think about this? Do you wear religious symbols? I'm am talking only about those wearing said symbols as a fashion, not those wearing them due to beliefs and such. Also, I'm not bashing people that do wear them for fashion! I'm just putting the possible arguments out there.
Personally, I don't wear crosses, but that's mainly because I had a freaky experience were when I was younger. I tried wearing a simple cross necklace (I went to a church school so I thought maybe I should wear something like it) all the time, including at night, but whilst I had it on I had horrible nightmares about death and the dead. They only stopped once I took it off. Seriously creepy, so I refuse to wear crosses now, if only to preserve my sanity. I don't think I'm a devil child, nothing as creepy has happened since :(
But anyway, I want to hear what you think :)