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originally posted by: Spookytraction
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
would you think it appropriate for me to see someone in NYC wearing a pair of those $5k Tony Post boots with a riding heel? Should I feel like my culture is being appropriated because they have never even ridden a horse, and aren't riding one right then (and thus should likely be using the roper heel?)
No, but I'd bet dollars to donuts you'd think the guy looked ridiculous, and you'd probably be right. Anyway, I think there's a distinction between religion and fashion. Right?
It’s not uncommon to see a cross dangling from women's necks, more often than not a statement of their Christian heritage and faith. But Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is worried that the cross has become trivialized, reports Charisma News.
In the forward to a new book about Christianity, Welby reminds readers that the symbol of Roman torture was actually “a badge of shame” for early Christians. “Today, it is more commonly seen as a symbol of beauty to hang around your neck,” he writes. “As a friend of mine used to say, you might as well hang a tiny golden gallows or an electric chair around your neck.”
Welby made no reference to specific celebrities, but several British papers set his comments alongside pictures of Madonna and other cross-wearing icons, who also decorate their stage costumes with glitzy religious symbols. Charisma News also notes that high-end designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace use crosses in their fashion lines.
Welby’s comments come in the forward of the new book, “Looking through the Cross,” written by Graham Tomlin, dean of St. Mellitus College in London. In his forward, Welby asks, “Are we now living with a symbol emptied of power by time and fashion? Christianity with a powerless cross is Christianity without a throne for Christ or an aspiration for Christians.”
originally posted by: Unity_99
Anyone who goes on about cultural appropriation is a fascist and they should not even speak to others....FREEDOM AND EQUALITY.
You have to understand that this "self-hatred" isn't programmed into their DNA. It's been conditioned into the collective psych of white people as a whole through the promotion of white guilt.
PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious. If we look at it analytically, if we look at it historically, we quickly find out exactly what it is. Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious. First of all, both are totalitarian ideologies
America as a nation is now dominated by an alien system of beliefs, attitudes and values that has become known as Political Correctness. It seeks to impose a uniformity in thought and behavior among all Americans and is therefore totalitarian in nature. It has its roots in the ideology of Marxism which requires a radical inversion of the prevailing traditional culture by cultural Marxism in order to achieve a social revolution. Such a social revolution is the kind envisioned by Karl Marx as an inversion of the social order and a commensurate inversion of the structure of power
That is the dirty little secret of Political Correctness, folks: it is a form of Marxism. If the average American knew that, I suspect Political Correctness would be in serious trouble. The Ft. Hood killings raise an interesting question: why would Marxists of any variety come to the support of Islam? After all, if the Islamics took over, they would cut Marxists’ throats even before they cut the throats of Christians and Jews. The answer is that cultural Marxism will ally with any force that helps it to achieve its goals, destroying Western culture and Christianity.
I think you maybe right I always feel disappointed when I see white people with Japanese style calligraphy tattooed on them its just seems so inappropriate
White people have been 'in charge' forever, as soon as that reality starting coming to close, the lot of us freaked out and SJW's and PC culture and this really really far right feminism among others were the result
originally posted by: new_here
a reply to: Dark Ghost
Hmm. I don't go around saying 'namaste' but if I wanted to, I don't need anyone's permission/approval to do so.
Na-mas-te... a collection of audible syllables created by certain mouth positions combined with vibrations of the vocal chords. Does anybody really think they have an entitlement over anybody else, to make that grouping of sounds ???
Would you be disappointed seeing a Japanese man with an English tattoo on his arm? I doubt it...