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Next trendy jeans logo?
So the main point of this post is to look at the Anti-Christian Jeans Are a Trend in Sweden.
Satanic logo not hurting sales of Swedish jeans
Designer hopes to spread anti-Christian message; others just like the style
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A punk-rock style, trendy tight fit and affordable price have made Cheap Monday jeans a hot commodity among young Swedes, but what has people talking is the brand’s ungodly logo: a skull with a cross turned upside down on its forehead.
The jeans’ makers say it’s more of a joke, but the logo’s designer said there is a deeper message.
“It is an active statement against Christianity,” Bjorn Atldax told The Associated Press. “I’m not a Satanist myself, but I have a great dislike for organized religion.”trendy jeans logo?
It looks pretty openly hostile to Christianity, including icons of religion that represents Jesus on the cross.
Atldax insists he has a purpose beyond selling denim: to make young people question Christianity, which he called a “force of evil” that had sparked wars throughout history.
Such a remark might incite outrage or prompt retailers to drop the brand in more religious countries.
So comparing it to Muslems that rioted and killed, no one died and I did not even see any protests, even when the Christian religion was called a "force of evil".
Even the country’s largest church, the Lutheran Church of Sweden, reacts with a shrug.
“I don’t think it’s much to be horrified about,” said Bo Larsson, director of the church’s Department of Education, Research and Culture.
“It is abundantly clear that this designer wants to create public opinion against the Christian faith. ... But I believe that the way to deal with this is to start a discussion about what religion means.”
Other Christians, however, are calling for a tougher stance against the jeans.
“One cannot just keep quiet about this,” said the Rev. Karl-Erik Nylund, vicar of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Stockholm. “This is a deliberate provocation (against Christians), and I object to that.”
Nylund complained that Swedish companies don’t treat Christianity with the same respect they afford other religions.
“No one wants to provoke Jews or Muslims, but it’s totally OK to provoke Christians,” he said.
I think the last statement says it all, but I would say that even the Jews are not likely to kill people over disrespecting their religion. And if they did Israel would have bombed(nuked) Egypt by now.
Hat tip to:
The Christian Mind/Satanic Jeans Update
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