Wednesday 25 July 2012

Should Christians self-identify in The West?


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

Yes, they should.


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


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



Proph said...

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

Bruce Charlton said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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.