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Poll - Tattooing: from male military and biker ethos...to viable witness means for both genders?

Discussion in 'Fellowship Forum' started by farouk, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Yes, I agree

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  2. No, I disagree

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  3. Not sure

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  4. Rather not say

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  1. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    In this new year 2019, the passage of time reminds us that young people turning 18 - when many acquire their first ink as adults - were born in 2001 (the year of 9/11).

    The years have moved on considerably.

    So has tattoo culture moved on also and broadened considerably also from a strongly male military and biker ethos years ago...to a viable witness means among Christians for both genders today?

    Agree? /disagree?

    (Honest and respectful comments, please.)
     
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  2. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    (Poll added also.)
     
  3. justbyfaith

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    If you want to portray the message that sin shall not have dominion over you; for you are not under the law but under grace, then I can see how it might be a good fit.

    But if you are more interested in exalting the law to make it honourable, as a schoolmaster to lead men to Christ and through which is the knowledge of sin (see also Matthew 5:17-20), then it might not be the witness that I, as a believer with that in mind, would want to set forth to people, whether inside or outside of the body of Christ.
     
  4. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Thoughtful comment; thank-you.
     
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  5. farouk

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  6. Willie T

    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    Tattoos automatically lower the ink wearer a few notches in my eyes. (I doubt that will ever change.)
     
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    Since multiple votes were allowed, I voted both "Yes, I agree" and "No, I disagree." :confused:o_O:)
     
  8. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    I can see that for you the matter is in fact quite nuanced.

    Thank-you for your votes!
     
  9. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Various poll votes already; if you have not yet voted in the poll, please vote now!
     
  10. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @charity FYI, new thread re. history and broadening possible witness potential of ink plus poll.
     
  11. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    I guess you don't have any family members with ink...
     
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    @Naomi25 : FYI: thread from an historical angle; plus poll. (I think you have some definite - if not strong - views...)
     
  13. Willie T

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    Not that I know of.
     
  14. Naomi25

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    Actually...no...no real views and/or opinion on this. I suppose it could have some witness avenues. But I'm so out of this "loop" that I really can't comment.
     
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  15. farouk

    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks in any case (and I think I know how you voted... :)).
     
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    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    Tattooing is for pagans, not Christians.
     
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  18. farouk

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    It's fair to say that over the years and decades perceptions of tattoos can change considerably. FYI:

    cherigregory dot com
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    @Dave L FYI...(Does the OP make any sense?)
     
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