Junior Ganymede
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Bear the cross of Christ, just not during work

November 24th, 2013 by Zen

While I have other less visible ways of bearing the Cross of Christ than wearing a crucifix,  it is profoundly disturbing to see a major Western government declare that Christians have no right to wear a cross or crucifix at work.

What makes the great ones of the earth so attentive of a little piece of jewelry?

The Government’s refusal to say that Christians have a right to display the symbol of their faith at work emerged after its plans to legalise same-sex marriages were attacked by the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Britain.

 

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November 24th, 2013 13:38:10
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Adam G.
November 25, 2013

That is disturbing. Mormons don’t wear crosses but should be very disturbed. We should be disturbed because the freedom to worship of our brothers and sisters is being trampled and we should be disturbed because its not the cross that’s objectionable, its the Christianity.


Bruce Charlton
November 25, 2013

I don’t like wearing jewelry – except a wedding ring – but I more or less forced myself to wear a Christian cross for a couple of years in order to ‘make a point’; and because I support of the idea that Christians probably ought to self-identify in modern England – not least so we can recognize each other – http://charltonteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/should-christians-self-identify-in-west.html

(Although I later noted that Christian identification may soon be unnecessary in the sense that anyone who is NOT self-identified of another religion, and who does NOT have tattoos, multiple-piercings and grossly-immodest dress (if a man – immodest dress revealing a steroid-pumped body-built physique) may be presumed to be Christian.

There aren’t many such people nowadays in England (I’m not joking) – and most of us seem to be Christians.

On the other hand, quite a lot of (apparently) Christian cross wearers do fall into the tats/ pierced/ immodest category – for example the women who display a gleaming cross/ crucifix nestling somewhere deep into half a yard of cleavage… Talk about mixed-messages – I guess this would be an instance of demonic subversion.

I stopped wearing a cross when I had lost them all – which didn’t take very long; they were pin badges, and kept falling-off without my noticing.


Vader
November 25, 2013

There is something in Freudiana called the Madonna-whore complex. I realize the plunging cleavage in which is nestled a cross is not exactly what Freud meant, and that Freudianism is thoroughly debunked; but I wonder if, in this case, the old fraud might have been on to something.


Bookslinger
November 25, 2013

Freud was thoroughly debunked? Waddya mean? Modern society has pretty much confirmed that “it’s all about sex.”


Vader
November 25, 2013

Freud was not just all about sex. That adult humans are sex-addled is a commonplace observation.

Freud was about very young children being subconsciously sex-addled. Empirical evidence, such as the discover of infant altruism, is widely considered to have largely discredited this notion.

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