Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Should Christians self-identify in The West?

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In essence - should Christians demonstrate their allegiance - by wearing a Cross, for example?

Yes, they should.

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Partly for reasons of witness, and partly for reasons of convenient mutual identification.

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And partly because most non-Christians self-identify...

...so that devout adherents of most other religions are usually immediately identifiable - and so are anti-Christians by their style of dress (youth cult allegiance, immodesty), bodily self-mutilations, badges, consumption and conspicuous life styles.

Indeed, we have reached a situation when Christians are among the few who do not self-identify.

So we should.

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3 comments:

  1. A problem: would a cross be sufficient? Even fornicating thugs wear them.

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  2. A minor quibble (fashions change, a fashiion for wearing crosses will change) - but I think it would be facile to distinguish a fornicating thug wearing a cross from a real Christian, no?

    Question: is this a real nun?

    http://www.howzatt.com/nun-with-a-beer

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  3. One of the reasons for attacks on orthodox Jews is the requirement that they wear headgear that identifies them.

    The Sikh solution (sikhs are required to wear a knife to self identify) is much more practical, but is, alas, inappropriate for Christianity.

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