Originally Posted by Kitkat22
Yep. It is about her connection to her grandmother. All other christians be damned... not literally.
And you should know by now my arguments aren't based on your comfort zone. If it hits me wrong, ill fire a volley back and see what sticks. Maybe learn something along the way.
So... if the OPer was a christian and believed in her grandmother's faith, this wouldn't be a mockery, right?
It might be questionable, but not a mockery.
So... when does her honoring her grandmother become a mockery?
Would attending a christian funeral service while not a christian be a mockery?
Doesn't that honor the deceased who believed in a faith one may not believe in?
Would praying to a god you aren't sure exists be a mockery?
I could go on and on but I won't.
Life is too short lived and we are too long gone to live angry or frustrated.
If the OP'er wants something to remember a good woman, fine. There are likely social ramifications and questions to follow.
Christ never made a decision based on the popularity of his action.
You don't have to believe in him or his teachings. Fine. Not my fight to fight.
I've known people who took vows before god and family and friends who cheated.
They were the mockery of the faith.
The nonbeliever who wears a symbol of a faith as a rememberence of a loved one... I've no time to waste judging them.
People who wear a cross as a fashion trend without faith might annoy me... but really... if temporal and physical things get my panties in a wad, well, I'm just looking for a fight.
The rosary is a symbol tied to faith. It is not faith itself.
The cross is a remembrance of a sacrificial act... not the act itself.
When any christian can find me ONE THING that in physical form defines the absolute calling of christ... well, then this thread is done.
Because if anything tangible of this earth doesn't perfectly exemplify christ... then nothing here really matches up. Its just stuff.
So a tattoo that remembers a good woman simply should not send anyone into a spin.