January 03, 2006
Devil in Blue Jeans

Ron gets a devilish no-prize for bringing us jeans with a message:

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's 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."

There are any number of people I can think of who'd probably try to wear them to a church.

Posted by scott at January 03, 2006 10:33 AM

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On one hand, any kind of organized religion gives me the heebie-jeebies. On the other hand, the reason they give me the heebie-jeebies is the enormous political power they wield, even those that avoid secular politics. In fact, avoiding secular politics greatly increases the political strength of organized religions, a counterintuitive fact that causes atheists constant dismay and results in stupid statements like the one the designer made.

I'm not so scared of Christians that I can't recognize that they use their powers more to protect freedoms than destroy them, nor can I ignore the fact that there are organized religions (including atheist cults, like the Communists, Multiculturalists, and Scientologists) that would happily kill me for rejecting their religion, unlike the modern incarnations of Judaism and Christianity.

I may be an agnostic, but if the only people who can and will fight to defend our liberty are Christians, then praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on January 3, 2006 11:26 AM
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