Talk:Religious clothing and symbols

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I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with specific Christian clothing or symbols such as a cross. Indeed, if they help a Christian sincerely worship God (like a stirring song might) then they are of great value. I worry though that there is always the potential for the symbol to become the focus, rather than the God the symbol is supposed to remind one of. Certainly, when my wife and I travelled through South America, we were struck by the number of "shrines" to Mary or the baby Jesus or various saints. These shrines really made me sad, because I believe they take the focus away from our Lord, and replace it with superstition and sometimes even worship of saints or Mary. unsigned comment by Graham grove (talkcontribs)

I don't believe that religious symbols should be banned in schools. In France, I believe the banning of the headscarfe (for Muslim girls), the crucifix (for Christians) and head coverings (for Jews) is ridiculous. If someone is convinced that he or she really needs to wear something to be acceptable to God, then that person should be allowed to. At the same time, I don't think God requires us to wear specific things, but I wouldn't dream stopping someone else from following his conscience. unsigned comment by Graham grove (talkcontribs)

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