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Question about skulls. ( For Christians or anyone interested)
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Posted 1/21/14 , edited 1/21/14
If you are a Christian, would you buy clothing with skulls on them? What about accessories? I was told growing up that skulls represented death. So what do skulls mean to you. Do you see it as art? Is it cool or what? Or do you see it as evil and part of the illuminati? Tell me what you think.
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Posted 1/21/14

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If you are a Christian, would you buy clothing with skulls on them? What about accessories? I was told growing up that skulls represented death. So what do skulls mean to you. Do you see it as art? Is it cool or what? Or do you see it as evil and part of the illuminati? Tell me what you think.


I was raised hardcore catholic and was told it was the sign of satanic worship and all that other jazz... Honestly I find it to be cool depending on the art style. The styling of a skull can vary widely. I have several desktop pictures with skulls and the likes but as far as clothing goes, that would really depend on the graphic of how the skull was drawn. I am not into that whole socal image so skulls done with that style would definitely not work for me. If it was done something in the nature of a fallen angel or a reaper that would be better.

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:I I dunno if I'd buy clothes with skulls on them or not, I don't mind skulls to be honest though, but it's not as fashionable for girls as guys to wear skull stuff. Everyone has one.

I wasn't aware that skulls were that big a part of religion, I mean there is the skull and cross bones but that's like pirate lingo and day of the dead is celebrated with pretty skulls all over the place, and many Hispanics are Catholic around here.
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Day of the Dead skulls taste good and the cross is merely a torture device (unlike the lamb or the crook) that became popular thanks to Emperor Constantine, so.. I guess it's fine so long as it doesn't seem to glorify gore or anything immoral?
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I avoid skulls only article with skulls on them I have are my skull candy headphones. My parents do frown on it a lot, but I also just don't find myself wanting to wear shirts with skulls on them. In a way that could've been because of a negative perception of skulls around me.
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Posted 1/21/14

Leechan69 wrote:

If you are a Christian, would you buy clothing with skulls on them? What about accessories? I was told growing up that skulls represented death. So what do skulls mean to you. Do you see it as art? Is it cool or what? Or do you see it as evil and part of the illuminati? Tell me what you think.

Well, as far as I know back in the days, there were ossuaries, of which some still exist, where human bones were used as "decoration", which served as a reminder of how fragile life can be. In the following link you'll see some chapels filled with bones:
http://inhabitat.com/6-creepy-churches-made-of-bones/cripta_cappuccini/?extend=1
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If you are a Christian, would you buy clothing with skulls on them? What about accessories? I was told growing up that skulls represented death. So what do skulls mean to you. Do you see it as art? Is it cool or what? Or do you see it as evil and part of the illuminati? Tell me what you think.


Skulls can represent death, but is death really that vile a topic to talk about? Perhaps in the US, but Mexico is a very Christian country, and you'll find thousands of skulls proudly on display during the Day of the Dead. Facing death is part of life.

... Also I think a real hardcore Christian would really have bigger problems with tattoos, but honestly, if you really want to go crazy, just start separating plates as a Jew.
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Posted 1/29/14 , edited 1/29/14
I grew up in a christian home and was not allowed to wear skulls.
Why I still don't know, and it seems even more asinine and ridiculous to me now than it did back then.
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Posted 1/29/14 , edited 1/29/14
I'm a christian and went to christian school before I came to the us and i've never heard of such a thing (or maybe i just didn't care enough)
Skulls really isn't my taste anyway but i perceive those who wear it as some kind of metal/gothic people, idrk and i never thought it means death unless they have it on some chemicals or something

Posted 1/30/14 , edited 1/30/14
Attentive parent is attentive parent even if they seem judgmental of what is associated to good or bad on the surface.
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Posted 1/30/14
I don't get it what is wrong with skulls?
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I never really associated skulls that much with death when seeing them on some kind of apparel, more with a kind of different (to some people provoking) fashion style, because it can somewhat confront tabus, maybe it can even show a sense of dark humour.

I'd be more cautious of someone with skull tattoos, if they have the look, since some gangs use tattoos like a kind of membership ritual.. ha ha.
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Posted 2/6/14 , edited 2/6/14
Uh, I think this has less to do with Christianity and more to do with fear mongering parenting. To my knowledge there isn't any large scale issue that Christianity as a whole has with skulls. In fact there are many cases of human remains being proudly on display in churches. And you can likely find many skulls used as relics within Catholic altars.

At the end of the day you probably shouldn't wear clothes with skulls on them simply to avoid looking like a douche. But your "soul" will be fine or whatever the hell it is you're supposed to be worried about with this
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Skulls are fascinating and not at all scary. *-* They're also surprisingly easy to draw once you stop thinking about it as a skull, and pretend it's no different from a lamp or a telephone.
Then again, I tend to see a lot of skeleton models dressed very fashionably and put into silly poses.
No, that's probably not it either. Skeletons in general have never been scary. Elementary teachers put it on worksheets to teach bones. Cadavers on the other hand...

I wouldn't wear it on clothing unless it was Halloween or my friends somehow forced me into a punk loli ensemble. I think it's really kind of...tacky. There are some great designs with skulls as the main motif though, so I wouldn't cross it off my list entirely but skulls and bones are really kind of awful on their own.
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Posted 3/10/14

Balzack wrote:

Uh, I think this has less to do with Christianity and more to do with fear mongering parenting. To my knowledge there isn't any large scale issue that Christianity as a whole has with skulls. In fact there are many cases of human remains being proudly on display in churches. And you can likely find many skulls used as relics within Catholic altars.

At the end of the day you probably shouldn't wear clothes with skulls on them simply to avoid looking like a douche. But your "soul" will be fine or whatever the hell it is you're supposed to be worried about with this :P


A douche, really? /facepalm

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