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#1 Monkey Cartwheels

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:32 AM

As far as Im aware, people of all religions are told to publicly display their faith to everyone.
I want to know what people do to do so.
For me its everything, I wear a really simple necklace with a cross on it. Its very plain so it doesnt look like a fashion statement. A lot of my t-shirts show, in some form of way, Christian references. Although its not directly a sin, I dont swear and a lot of people notice that.
What I want to do is get a tattoo dedicated to God's love, Mainly 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 written out in full and the quote "Love has risen". I love sharing my faith and beliefs with other people.

So Emma Watson Forum! how do you show your faith/belief in public?
And do you feel like you show it enough? What could you do to show it more?

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:56 PM

I don't publicly display what my creed is; no one needs to know. For me, my religion and faith is between me and Jesus Christ. I do not like to bring up my faiths and beliefs to anyone else really. I'm not really the evangelistic type.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:11 PM

I don't publicly display what my creed is; no one needs to know. For me, my religion and faith is between me and Jesus Christ. I do not like to bring up my faiths and beliefs to anyone else really. I'm not really the evangelistic type.

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This. Except obviously not the Jesus part since I'm Jewish lol. Also, we don't believe in being a missionary so that too.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:13 PM

I make the air-Cross-thingy lol (y'know the Cross sign with the 3 fingers, forehead, stomach, right, left) every time i pass outside of a Church. And sometimes i wear a Cross. That's pretty much it.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:18 PM

I make the air-Cross-thingy lol (y'know the Cross sign with the 3 fingers, forehead, stomach, right, left) every time i pass outside of a Church. And sometimes i wear a Cross. That's pretty much it.


Greek Orthodox right? I was reading this little random thing about the difference between Eastern and Western Christians. The Western Christians go left then right when making the sign of the cross.

...isn't it supposed to be heart, not stomach? :huh: :P

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:20 PM

Greek Orthodox right? I was reading this little random thing about the difference between Eastern and Western Christians. The Western Christians go left then right when making the sign of the cross.

...isn't it supposed to be heart, not stomach? :huh: :P

True! I've noticed! The Western also, kiss their hands in the end as well?

hahaha correct, my bad :P It's just that most of the time my hand goes more below than the heart place so yeah i always use stomach when i describe it xD

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:25 PM

Actually we do kiss the hand at the end when doing it.

My parents do that sign whenever they're driving down the road and pass by a Catholic church. I used to but have since stopped. I don't even wear a crucifix around my neck anymore... reasons being a combination of what I stated above and that I've misplaced it somewhere.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:38 PM

Actually we do kiss the hand at the end when doing it.

My parents do that sign whenever they're driving down the road and pass by a Catholic church. I used to but have since stopped. I don't even wear a crucifix around my neck anymore... reasons being a combination of what I stated above and that I've misplaced it somewhere.

I perfectly agreed with what you stated above. It's just that one day i passed outside of a Church next to my atheist friend and i felt really embarrassed to do my cross, because i thought he'd make fun of me etc etc etc. And then i kept feeling regrets like, why should i be ashamed for something i really love and believe in? So after this day i always do that. It's not like i want to show to everyone that i'm a Christian, i just feel nice doing it. When i pray however, i always do it silently and in my room.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:46 PM

I perfectly agreed with what you stated above. It's just that one day i passed outside of a Church next to my atheist friend and i felt really embarrassed to do my cross, because i thought he'd make fun of me etc etc etc. And then i kept feeling regrets like, why should i be ashamed for something i really love and believe in? So after this day i always do that. It's not like i want to show to everyone that i'm a Christian, i just feel nice doing it. When i pray however, i always do it silently and in my room.


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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:48 PM

I like this post lol.

I like yo face! :wub:

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:49 PM

I like yo face! :wub:


Hahahahahahaha Not as much as I like yours!!!! Aw I missed you!!!

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:55 PM

Hmmm. Thats real intersting.
Ive always grown up not being afraid to show it (Not saying you lot are!). Its real interesting hearing that you guy are a lot less "out" with it!
I love being open with my faith, I like people knowing that Im a Christian. It shocks a lot of people when they find out actually! haha.

But Im not one of those crazy bible bashing people telling people theyre going to hell! Neither do I hold signs that say God hates fags! Just when the opportunity arises I jump at the chance! haha

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:56 PM

Hahahahahahaha Not as much as I like yours!!!! Aw I missed you!!!

haha awwwh missed you too darling <3

We can spam this thread with our off topic public affection and then Karen will be upset and yell at us.. but nahhh we're good grown ups! :ph34r:

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:59 PM

@Joe, I wouldn't say I am not open about my faith. I am, I just get nervous to be the one to say,"oh hey I'm Jewish". You never know how people are going to react. But, I am open to talk about it with anyone and answer any questions!!! I wear a Jewish star. I have a ring with Hebrew on it. I just don't publicize as much as others might.

@Dina, aw yay!!! Hahahah I was going to say the same thing!

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:03 AM

I knew I worded that wrong! I guess I mean a lot less........ flamboyant? about it, if you know what I mean?
Wearing the Jewish Star is cool, because people can identify that with your belief!

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:08 AM

I knew I worded that wrong! I guess I mean a lot less........ flamboyant? about it, if you know what I mean?
Wearing the Jewish Star is cool, because people can identify that with your belief!



Hahaha yea that's a good word!!!

Thanks, yeah definitely.... Just like wearing a cross!!!

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:12 AM

Thanks, yeah definitely.... Just like wearing a cross!!!

Kiiinda. It annoys me that the cross has become such a "mainstream" piece of jewelry. So many people have a cross somewhere with the rest of their jewelry. Its kind of lost its meaning. Thats why I chose to get a simple 2" silver cross that doesnt have any other designs with it.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:13 AM

Jewish Star? I've seen people wear that... along with bell-bottom pants, Jewfro hair, roller skates. :P j/k sry I was just watching Austin Powers: Goldmember.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:16 AM

Jewish Star? I've seen people wear that... along with bell-bottom pants, Jewfro hair, roller skates. :P j/k sry I was just watching Austin Powers: Goldmember.

haha. I actually have a Jewish Star necklace! haha

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:17 AM

@Joe, me too!!!! Like, I can walk into forever 21 and there are tons of like fashion necklaces with crosses on them. And, to me, it makes the whole wearing a cross idea meaningless. When so many people treat it as just an everyday accessory it's bad. Like, you should wear a cross because of your religion. It should mean something g to you! Not just be a fashion item. But, that's just my feeling behind it. Like, with rappers wearing diamond studded huge crosses... Totally destroys the whole point!
And, why do you have a Jewish star necklace?! Jw...

@Jeremy, ha ha ha very funny :rolleyes:

Edited by Arie, 01 August 2011 - 12:18 AM.

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