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Do You Wear Religious Symbols?


Lee15401410 Lee15401410 3 years
Typos below Or, believe
Lee15401410 Lee15401410 3 years
Emm, no! One I would have believe in fairy tales and second I would not want to force my faith on anyone who doesn't want r need to belove in a zombie with super powers
Jodie1203 Jodie1203 3 years
Hell no. I don't believe in the bs
keiraz keiraz 9 years
I always wear that white gold cross necklace, it is divided in four composing the whole cross, love it and it looks very chic.
sidra5397 sidra5397 9 years
I think it's all a matter of intent. As long as you aren't disrepecting someone's faith or beliefs, or using it as a symbol for hatred...etc it should be fine. I don't think people should worry too much about it.
tmmkitten tmmkitten 9 years
my religion doesn't use or have symbols, and as a result i don't wear them, nor symbols of any other religion. i am highly religious, but it feels wrong to me to wear symbols when i don't ascribe to a religion where that symbol has meaning. i would feel hypocritical.
thorswitch thorswitch 9 years
blingblinb, IMO you're not being disrespectful. You aren't trying to connect the symbol to something negative or which goes against the beliefs or practices of the religion, and you're not wearing it to mock practitioners of faith. You understand what the symbol represents to those who do follow the faith, and are wearing it in a similar spirit. As for the gifts from your friends, it sounds like you recognize that your friends are giving you something that has meaning to them, and that they chose to give you these medals as a way of expressing they were wishing you their best. Even though I'm not Christian, when my parents or friends who are feel that I might be in need of spiritual aid, they tell me they'll pray for me and put me on their church's prayer chain, etc. To me, that says they're calling on the highest power they can conceive of and are asking Him to do something on my behalf. That's a beautiful gesture, and I accept it in the spirit it's given even though I don't follow the same faith - and they know that I will do likewise and ask my Gods to aid them for the same reason. So, for what it's worth, I don't see anything wrong with what you're doing. Your heart is in the right place, and I think that's the most important thing.
piesecki piesecki 9 years
Atheist so no... I definitely wouldn't wear religious symbols as a fashion accessory, but that's just a personal choice - I don't want to wear something that goes against my belief.
blingbling blingbling 9 years
I'm an atheist as well but I respect people for their beliefs and I think that religious symbols are important, even if not so important to me. I have been traveling to Israel alot for work recently and bought a cute hamsa on a pendant - it has the travelers prayer in Hebrew on the back. (Since I travel for a living.) I wear it because it's pretty and I hope it's not disrespectful, since even though I'm not Jewish I appreciate and respect their religion and beliefs. I have medals that friends gave to me while undergoing medical issues. Even though they probably don't hold the importance to me as they do for them, I appreciate them.
Bisque Bisque 9 years
I wore ring rosaries and ring necklaces when I was still younger and was still in Catholic School (and still Catholic even). In school, if we couldn't have our normal morning assembly (Prayer, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance), we would pray the rosary inside our classrooms, and I found it easier to wear the rosary than keep it in my bag.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
No I don't wear them because I'm not religious.
nrmunch55 nrmunch55 9 years
Juicy Couture is tacky....not a religious symbol.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
it's not tacky some people need to go to church
Berlin Berlin 9 years
Not only do I think it's tacky, but I'm an atheist so it kind of takes care of the need/desire to wear anything lol.
vouninou vouninou 9 years
I occasionally wear a small gold cross but I think I wear it more as a family thing (that's something that was given to me from the "older generations" when I was born) than as a religious sign.
La-Jolie La-Jolie 9 years
Since I don't like jewelry, and my religion is very important to me, I have a Huguenot Cross tattooed between my shoulder blades. I can hide it, let it peek, or show it completely using different necklines, depending on the circumstances (I am an elementary school teacher, and I definitely do not show it at work).
thorswitch thorswitch 9 years
Sun_Sun, if you do a search for "Interfaith Jewelry" there's some really nice pieces out there that don't have the word "co-exist" on them, but have the various symbols similar to that sticker.
emalove emalove 9 years
No...I do own a cross pendant necklace, but I hardly ever wear it.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
i wish there was a nice piece of jewelry like the "coexist" bumper stickers.
Foxy-Frazee Foxy-Frazee 9 years
I don't wear it all the time but every now and then I'd wear my necklace with a cross on it, I'm not one for throwing religion in someones face to each there own but at times I like to let my faith show.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
I voted No, I think, to an extent, it is tacky, so I rarely wear my Star of David even to synagogue.
thorswitch thorswitch 9 years
When it comes to respectfulness, I see a difference between say, a non-Christian goth chick wearing an ornate cross and a klansman burning it on someone's lawn. I would consider the goth chick's use of it as inappropriate, but relatively easy to overlook, where the klansman is being very disrepectful -blasphemous, even - and shouldn't be overlooked at all. Obviously, there are varying degrees along the scale, but I think the intent behind the misuse is the most important factor. Trying to use a religious symbol to associate views, beliefs, ideals and actions with a faith in order to use that faith as a shield to justify hatred, violence and other such wrongful acts is far, far different from wearing a symbol that represents a religion you don't practice just because you think it looks cool or something along those lines.
md12398 md12398 9 years
i'm not religious, no nope. it doesn't resonate with me on any level.
morganfay morganfay 9 years
Heh. Not to be contrary to all the *respectfulness* posts above; but yes, I do wear the odd ironic religion-referencing tidbit. I think people take themselves and their rituals too seriously, and a little humor goes a long way. Whoever might be offended by that needs to reevaluate their priorities, imho.
Taadie Taadie 9 years
i wear occasionally wear a small gold medallion that was given to my mom. it has jesus on one side and mary on the other. i wear it more to remind my mom because im not catholic. but i do believe in god so i dont think im being disrespectful.
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