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“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Ridiculousness of Wearing a Hate Symbol

Recently, I have raised a stink within our church. Normally, I am not one to cause conflict or confrontation. On this occasion I am the source of the conflict and I proudly stand on that fact. Our youth leader wants to print new t-shirts for our children with the Arabic Nuun on the back of the shirts. For any that don't know what this is let me explain its history just a bit. The nuun is the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet. It means nazarrah or Nazarene. I has always been used as a symbol of shame or hate against a Christian. Recently, ISIS (you know....the terrorist group) has adopted and used this symbol to mark Christians for execution. They have effectively used this symbol to eliminate every Christian in the city of Mosul for the first time in the history of that city. I don't want my child wearing this symbol and I simply will not compromise on this issue. Our youth leader says that by wearing the symbol we are showing our support for the Christians that are losing their lives. No we are not. We are showing our support for a symbol of hate. I was even told by this youth leader that she was glad that her faith was so much stronger than mine because she was not afraid to wear the symbol and that she was happy that her fear did not come before Christ. No wonder other religions hate Christians if we are all so pompous and judgemental. Persecution comes in many forms my friend. Back to my subject. Let me show you how ridiculous it is to wear a symbol of hate and try to make it mean something that it does not. Picture a group of Jews heading to temple wearing a swastika, or a group of African Americans walking down main street wearing white sheets and hood with KKK printed on them. Both could say that they were wearing the symbols of hate to show their support for those that suffered and died under those symbols. How is that any different than a Christian wearing a symbol of hate that Christians are currently suffering and dying under? It isn't. You can't twist things to mean what you want them to mean. They mean what they mean. A symbol that has always been a hate symbol will always be a hate symbol. I won't even go into all the other problems I have with my child wearing this symbol, but the list is long. We live in dangerous times my friend and Americans are naïve in their safety. We all know that there are sleeper cells of terrorist organizations within our borders and why on earth would we want to give any type of impression to them or anyone else that we appear to side with them?! If we wear a swastika, then we are marking ourselves as white supremacists. If we wear white sheets with KKK and hoods, then we are marking ourselves as white supremacists. If we wear a pentagram, then we mark ourselves as a satanist or a witch. If we wear the Arabic Nuun then we are marking ourselves as muslim terrorists. Period. Thanks for listening to my rant. Blessings, Kat

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are spot on!
Thanks for standing up.

nicole elaina said...

Your comparisons are extremely off. It's being worn as a show of support for the persecuted. Just as the star of David. It's not a symbol of hate unless hatred lies in your own heart.

nicole elaina said...

Your comparisons are extremely off. It's being worn as a show of support for the persecuted. Just as the star of David. It's not a symbol of hate unless hatred lies in your own heart.