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Really now, exactly how do crosses help "fill the pews"??
It's a symbol that already carried weight. Much like everything in Christianity, they needed to spread into preordained territory, so the best way to do this was by adopting already existing symbols, stories, customs, and beliefs, this making the transition from "paganism" into Christianity an easier one.
Christianity is a religion of convenience, trying its hardest to please as many people as it can, while condemning those it can't.
Originally posted by muse7
like in the form of necklaces
You would think that the last thing Jesus would want to see when he returns is a Cross
... O-No!!!... U-Did!!!
Originally posted by TXRabbit
Originally posted by Dezero
reply to post by TXRabbit
Matthew 7:1 - "Judge not, that ye be not judged."
Congratulations! You can read a book! Such a great response.
Anyone else out there with self-formulated "opinions" or the ability to Think For Themself care to postulate on what I mentioned?
Why would someone so proudly wear a symbol which was created on the blood and sweat of another human being?
Originally posted by Chamberf=6
reply to post by CosmicWaterGate
WTF are you saying?
I can never follow your posts.
I realize you seem to think you're clever, but I'd have to disagree.
Originally posted by infojunkie2
the real question is why do heathen wear crosses around their necks
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
reply to post by Q:1984A:1776
Please provide supporting documentation for your comments. Surely you can find a sketch or drawing of what it is you believe they used to crucify Christ, with additional supporting evidence that your claims are substantiated. I'm thinking you would not make statements that millions of Christians are "ignorant", unless you knew beforehand you could substantiate this assertion.
I am waiting for your reply. Thanks.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by muse7
As a symbol of christianity.
Why do some jewish folk wear the Star of David?
Originally posted by FugitiveSoul
reply to post by infojunkie2
Goes to show the evolution of the bible. In the original greek version there is no mention of a cross. The word stauros means "an upright pole/stake", and the verb stauroo means "to fasten to an upright pole or stake", which paints an entirely different picture of the "crucifiction" story when you translate the words correctly, doesn't it?
The "cross" had no significance in Christianity, but over the years, the adoption of its use has become a part of their identity, like so many other borrowed customs/symbols/traditions/rituals.
Originally posted by Q:1984A:1776
reply to post by muse7
They do it as a symbol of their faith, without realizing that the Romans at that time didn't crucify people using that structure. In other words: IGNORANCE.
Originally posted by followtheevidence
Originally posted by jennybee35
reply to post by Dr UAE
Thank you. I am very much a follower of Christ, but I do not understand 'religion' and symbols. The crucifix is a symbol of shame, a curse. Why would one wear that symbol for any reason? Did not Yahweh Himself say to make "NO graven images" for ourselves?
Seems to me if you are a follower of Christ that He is INSIDE of you thru the Holy Spirit. No outward symbols needed. It is NO ONE'S business what your beliefs are, if others want to know what you believe, they'll ask.
Have a star ...
No graven images. Exactly.