Friday, December 30, 2005

Satanist Jeans!

Did you ever hear of "satanist jeans"? The lastest is that they are selling like hot cakes! The concept is simple. A Swedish designer wanted to make a statement against Christianity so he decided to do so with jeans.

Cheap Monday jeans are a hot commodity among young Swedes (and now young Americans) thanks to their trendy tight fit and low price, even if a few buyers are turned off by the logo: a skull with a cross turned upside down on its forehead.

Logo designer Bjorn Atldax says he's not just trying for an antiestablishment vibe. "It is an active statement against Christianity," Atldax told The Associated Press. "I'm not a Satanist myself, but I have a great dislike for organized religion." In another place he adds that the Bible is "probably the most dangerous book ever written" and that it is "filled with a lot of contradictory things."

From what I have read, Atldax could have saved himself the trouble because the state Lutheran Church of Sweden has been making effective statements against Christianity for generations. After all, when even the church doesn't believe in Jesus, there aren't many Christians left to attack. But in Sweden, apparently even the existence of Christianity is such a problem that "statements" against it need to be made.

“The Lord rebuke you Satan!” (NIV, Zechariah 3.2)

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