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December 31, 2005

Satanic Fashion

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In Swedish fashion news, Cheap Monday jeans are making a name for themselves by prominently featuring their logo: a grinning skull with an upside-down cross carved into its forehead.

"It is an active statement against Christianity," declared logo designer Bjorn Atldax. According to Atldax, the purpose is not just to sell jeans, but to encourage hostility toward the "force of evil" that is Christianity.

Rev. Karl-Erik Nylund, vicar of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Stockholm, regards the jeans as a "deliberate provocation" against Christians. As he observed, "No one wants to provoke Jews or Muslims, but it's totally OK to provoke Christians."

But Orjan Andersson, the creator of the brand, doesn't take Atldax's message as seriously. "I'm not interested in religion," he said. "I'm more interested in that the logo looks good."

Obviously, if the logo were an Islamic crescent in a circle with a slash through it, no one would care how good it looked.

The jeans have been selling well at about $50 a pair.

Hat tip: Wiggins

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Next trendy jeans logo?

Posted by Van Helsing at December 31, 2005 10:19 AM

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$50 for THAT? I'm sure that at ACLU headquarters those are all the rage on "Casual Monday."

Posted by: Sirc_Valence at December 31, 2005 05:11 PM

What is ironic is that in Sweden, where Lutheranism is the official (and subsidized) state religion, less than 5% of the population regularly attends church. Whereas in America, where the government is all but required by the ACLU and its ilk to be hostile toward religion, 60-70% of the population regularly attends church.

Posted by: V the K at January 1, 2006 12:15 PM

As I think on it more, since both Sweden and Great Britain have official state religions, does that mean that their populations live under the bootheel of Christian oppression, which is what the ACLU claims will inevitably happen if a cross is allowed to be erected on public land?

Posted by: V the K at January 1, 2006 04:06 PM

Oh yeah, you can't walk down the street without being harangued for not wearing the correct clothing and, if you persist in your offence, you're paraded about town, naked, with a sign around your neck proclaiming your sins. Bands of Flying Vicars roam the streets, seeking out ne'er-do-wells to throw in the stocks and pelt with rotten fruit. Enforcement squads abduct young women at night and brutalise them for not wearing the right sort of hat in church, or for holding hands with a man in public. Or for talking. The archbishop regularly issues "writs" comdemning sinners and demanding the deaths of people who criticise the church. Christians are routinely called on to murder their non-christian neighbours in the streets, steal their wealth for the church and invade France for food.

At least that's what the BBC would have me believe...

Posted by: Archonix at January 2, 2006 07:12 AM

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