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Question about skulls. ( For Christians or anyone interested)
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Posted 3/12/14
Yes, I'm agnostic, but my parents are pretty hardcore christians, they never cared about skulls, but pentagrams and stuff are frowned upon.
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Skulls just represent what happens to a persons head after it decays.
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Posted 3/12/14

rockadilla wrote:

Yes, I'm agnostic, but my parents are pretty hardcore christians, they never cared about skulls, but pentagrams and stuff are frowned upon.


Mine too. Sucks, because pentagrams are fucking awesome. :D
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I'm just a big fan of them. I'm in love with skulls. I love how beautiful they are. How much meaning they hold. And I find them very comforting.
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I think the biggest issue Christians have with the imagery of the skull is that it harkens to Golgotha, which was a dump where the Romans executed criminals by crucifixion. Golgotha was known as "the place of the skull" meaning that there was a good possibility that the bones of dead criminals were left about for carrion animals to eat and the sun to bleach.

On a deeper spiritual level, it was at that place where God turned his back on his Son, and where Christ took on the sins of humanity past, present, and future to act as the "sacrifice" that would fulfill the Law set up int he time of Moses. Since God is Holy, the nature of God can't look upon sin. So at that point, it is the darkest hour of Christianity. When one wears the skull, we do associate that image initially with death.

The skull has been historically used as the symbol of death through many cultures and civilizations across the globe. From the temples of the Maya to the Greek tombs, from the Celtic gates, to the islands of Polynesia where the dead are revered. The skull is a universal image of death. Now, each culture may view such an image differently, some cultures may find it taboo while others embrace it. In the West the image of the skull and crossbones was a sign of imminent death to sailors who crossed path with pirates, it is also a motif found on tombstones in churchyards, and used during Halloween celebrations.

I guess bottom line is this:

Romans 6:23
The payment of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.

As you walk in your journey as a disciple of Christ, and read the Bible, you will mature in your faith and learn that the clothes don't make the person, it's what is inside.

"I am the same as you in God's sight; I too am a piece of clay" - Job 33:6

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Posted 4/17/14
They are lovely bones
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There are monasteries in which the skulls of priests are stacked up in piles and I wouldn't consider that an evil or bad thing. The reason for that being that God will eventually reconstitute the persons who belonged to those skulls in the Resurrection. So skulls aren't in of themselves evil, as with most things in this world but certain groups have adopted the symbolism of the skull and have associated a negative around it as evil mystic paganism or whatever.

I think its also a bit tasteless to go around wearing skull necklaces or whatever, but taste isn't objective.
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