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« on: October 28, 2013, 12:46:47 AM »

Wear or throw out? Acceptable for a Christian or not?
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 12:50:37 AM »

Wear or throw out? Acceptable for a Christian or not?

Throw out. Unacceptable for a Christian to wear. It is invoking protection through superstition, not through God.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 01:48:15 AM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 02:07:55 AM »

It's not acceptable but the church accept the evil eye. Basil of Caesarea has wrote a prayer for vaskania (evil eye)
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 08:08:13 PM »

It's not acceptable but the church accept the evil eye. Basil of Caesarea has wrote a prayer for vaskania (evil eye)
That's for the blue dot one, not like the hamsa thing with the hand and eye?
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013, 08:16:10 PM »

Why are you wearing the evil eye? (or, more likely, something that repels it; I can't imagine anyone who would want to attract it on purpose). I think that would answer the question. Intent matters.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 09:59:26 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 10:59:30 PM »

Why are you wearing the evil eye? (or, more likely, something that repels it; I can't imagine anyone who would want to attract it on purpose). I think that would answer the question. Intent matters.
It's pretty, and one of the pieces I have reminds me of the Greek festival I went to.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 11:47:52 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.
And the Proverbs 31 woman could have worn rags but didn't.
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 03:32:31 AM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

I would not say glass jewelry is costly.
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 01:04:15 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

I would not say glass jewelry is costly.

Some of it goes upwards of $298.  But you are right, some of it is "cheaper".  If you consider even the cheaper $20 stuff is a lot money in 3rd world countries (considering it is an accessory).   However the concept of jewelry works somewhat against the concepts taught in the New Covenant.   It's worldliness, it's pride,  it's boast, and style to "fit in", etc.  The scriptures speak of meekness, humbleness, modesty, etc.   To stand out, wearing items of fashion, boast, and pride, seems to work against the "Christian Motif".

I believe the intent of the OP was also about "Evil Eye" which of course the jewelry has a bunch of eyes (or one).   I am not sure if they were intending on bringing in a masonic "all seeing eye" issue. (Eye of Horus)   I don't know if the jewelry intended for this interpretation.   But I can state that outward fashion, prideful things, "worldly things", and costly array work against the New Covenant.
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013, 02:26:05 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2013, 02:30:54 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?

Yeah, but to be fair, these most often have a more religious, or at least spiritual, function.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2013, 02:36:51 PM »


I think the OP is thinking along the lines of:







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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2013, 02:39:14 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?

Yeah, but to be fair, these most often have a more religious, or at least spiritual, function.

Oh, I understand that.  But they are still "jewelry"...........
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2013, 02:45:24 PM »

It's not acceptable but the church accept the evil eye. Basil of Caesarea has wrote a prayer for vaskania (evil eye)

Do you have a source for that?
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2013, 02:55:50 PM »

It's not acceptable but the church accept the evil eye. Basil of Caesarea has wrote a prayer for vaskania (evil eye)

Do you have a source for that?

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Exorcism

Section 1 (all segments) is relevant.
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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2013, 03:07:25 PM »

Personal opinion, but the ones Liza depicted struck me as 'creepy.'  Each to his or her own, I suppose.
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 03:11:14 PM »

Personal opinion, but the ones Liza depicted struck me as 'creepy.' 

I'll second that!
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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2013, 03:38:20 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?

Yesh opposes them too.
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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2013, 04:38:40 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?

Yesh opposes them too.

What can I say?
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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2013, 04:43:13 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?

Yesh opposes them too.

What can I say?

'Haters gonna hate.' Wink
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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2013, 06:24:13 PM »

Personal opinion, but the ones Liza depicted struck me as 'creepy.'  Each to his or her own, I suppose.

The ones attached to the crucifix and to the icon are particularly baaaad. As if Christ needs help in warding off evil. Tongue Tongue Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2013, 06:52:27 PM »

Personal opinion, but the ones Liza depicted struck me as 'creepy.'  Each to his or her own, I suppose.

The ones attached to the crucifix and to the icon are particularly baaaad. As if Christ needs help in warding off evil. Tongue Tongue Tongue

Yeah, wasn't sure what to think of the rosary one xD
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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2013, 07:59:14 PM »


I think the OP is thinking along the lines of:



Very much so, but with and without cross.
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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2013, 08:05:54 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?

Everything costs something, so maybe he should quit wearing vain clothes and go about naked.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2013, 09:09:16 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?

Everything costs something, so maybe he should quit wearing vain clothes and go about naked.  Roll Eyes

Have we ever seen a photo of YiM? I'll make my call on this afterward. Given odds around here, I am going with no, but I am nothing if not open-minded.
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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2013, 09:49:19 PM »

If you like it, and not wear it for some magic - why not?

Our scriptures tell us to not adorn ourselves with costly array.   Jewelry in itself is for style, pride, or boast.  It's an accessory of the flesh.

Wedding rings?  Crosses on chains around our necks?

Everything costs something, so maybe he should quit wearing vain clothes and go about naked.  Roll Eyes
I'm pretty sure Yesh makes his own clothes out of goats he raised or something.
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