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Wearing the Cross

Discussion in 'European Mythology' started by Toxikmynd, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Toxikmynd

    Toxikmynd Demir

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    As you know I am a European pagan, and if anyone isn't certain, the cross is really a pagan symbol (I mean Christianity is really...)
    I am a proud pagan but I also wear a cross with Jesus on it. Why? Because it was a gift from my great Grandma and truthfully I like what Christ said.
    What's other people's opinions on this?
     
  2. Father Heathen

    Father Heathen Veteran Member

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    Nothing wrong with that, just expect for others to assume that you're a christian.
     
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  3. Quintessence

    Quintessence Tale Weaver
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    Aside from thinking that the symbol of Jesus on the cross is a bizarre and unsavory choice of iconography in general? It makes no difference to me. I'm also not one of those Neopagans with a massive chip on their shoulder who will shun anything that isn't certified trademark Pagan.
     
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  4. Toxikmynd

    Toxikmynd Demir

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    Being assumed a Christian is a safe thing in my town. Everyone is and if you aren't you're considered stupid and a possible terrorist. Hahaha.

    I think it is a weird and bizarre symbol as well but a present is a present, and she's probably in Hel now. Haha.
     
  5. Toxikmynd

    Toxikmynd Demir

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    Neopagan anti Christians are thick as thieves on the pagan fb pages and European pride pages. It's either they're extremely pro-Pagan Europe or extremely pro-Christian Europe.
    Then there's people like me (a minority) that don't really care which you are because Europe is still Europe regardless of the religion.
     
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  6. Riverwolf

    Riverwolf Amateur Rambler / Proud Ergi
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    Then it's probably the socially safest thing to do. While the Pagan Cross isn't the t shape, but is more of a + shape (to my knowledge at least), polytheism is inherently pluralist. When I see Chinese, Korean, and Japanese folk religions adapt the Buddha into their pantheons without compromising what they believed before, I am just saddened that Christ was not able to take a similar place among the pre-Christian traditions of Europe.

    It's a sentiment that I sympathize with, much to my sadness. I'm trying to resist as best as I can becoming anti-Christian, since if there was any battle to be fought, it was fought 1000 years ago and we lost. Best to let it go and live as best we can with what survived. In another thread about sin, I just now said that I believe the sins of the father die with the father. I don't want to hate Christians alive today, just on the basis that they follow the religion of the long-dead people responsible for destroying our culture. Now, if they continue that erasure, that's a different matter, but even then, I don't believe hate is the solution.
     
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  7. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Deus Lux Mea Est
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    Who cares? Wear what you like. I like imagery from a wide variety of religions that I'm not a part of. Plus, it has personal significance to you.
     
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    A cross is a nice symbol but Christians use the Cross the torture device.
     
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