Call Me June

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Wearing Symbols That Represent a Certain Spirituality is Not "Hip":

lovelymentality:

on-the-path-to-peace:

Please stop wearing religious symbols as a fashion statement.

Please stop compressing my spiritual views and beliefs into a fashion ornament.

Please stop reducing any and all symbols of faith into nothing more than a style trend.

These…

While I understand the frustration, I think it would be useful to educate them about the symbol they’re wearing rather than getting angry. Some people just don’t know, but appreciate the beauty of it. They might think it’s pretty cool, and become more interested in Wicca as a result.

Sometimes I feel similarly about frivolous Buddhist jewelry or ornaments… Why cling to expensive Buddhist accessories? Isn’t that contrary to the point? Are they caring more about the appearance of being a Buddhist than the practice? But then I figure it’s probably better to focus on my own practice, rather than judging someone else’s.

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Right Speech and Noble Silence

rainbowtwo:

'Right speech means abstention (1) from telling lies, (2) from backbiting and slander and talk that may bring about hatred, enmity, disunity and disharmony among individuals or groups of people, (3) from harsh, rude, impolite, malicious and abusive language, and (4) from idle, useless and foolish…

214 notes

Wearing Symbols That Represent a Certain Spirituality is Not “Hip”:

on-the-path-to-peace:

Please stop wearing religious symbols as a fashion statement.

Please stop compressing my spiritual views and beliefs into a fashion ornament.

Please stop reducing any and all symbols of faith into nothing more than a style trend.

These symbols mean things to people and it isn’t fair of you to reduce the cultural significance of said symbols by wearing them just to look “cool.”

How can you tell that the person using it as a “fashion statement” isn’t religious as well, or doesn’t find some sentiment or comfort in it?

Besides, I do not think that one need worry about just how religious a person must be to wear a symbol- simply worry about your own faith and practice.