Tuesday, 8 November 2011
11:24:46 PM (GMT)
When I was in fifth through seventh grades, I was totally obsessed with a website
I was a total idiot back then, and I used to wear black fishnet armbands and baggy
black pants, like a poser. But I was twelve, so, forgive me.
Anyway, my dad was (and still is) concerned that I was becoming some sort of
Child-of-Darkness-Satan-Worshipper or something.
My dad is a pretty judgmental individual, but he's definitely not the only one to
have ever scoffed at the idea of a person being both Christian and Goth.
When I was younger, that website gave me so much hope and reassurance. (Plus, it
helped me realize that I was a poser and needed to stop trying so hard.˘)
Sadly, it shocks some people to realize the truth: There is absolutely no reason a
person cannot be both Christian and Goth.
I have a lot to say about this, but I'll try to just touch on the main points.
1.) Being a Christian means going beyond what is socially acceptable, and Goth
people already do this.
Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world."
Honestly, if you're a Christian, people are going to think you're a freak. You will
They'll call you a "square", and if you're not careful, "preachy".
The whole "I do not give a damn what the world thinks" attitude is necessary,
and is characteristic of Goth.
If you're Goth, chances are, people already think you're a freak. And it's no big
surprise if they hate you, either. So becoming a Christian doesn't change that.
"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of
the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out
of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the
world, just as I am not of the world." - Jesus
2.) Trying to please the world is bad.
Goth people typically don't try to be people pleasers or world pleasers.
Which is good, usually.
Going from pleasing no one to being a "God pleaser" is far easier than the transition
from being a world pleaser.
The world belongs to Satan right now.
God created the world and gave it to man to rule over.
Man sinned, (metaphorically 'falling from the thrown') and Satan climbed into the
We live in a fallen world.
We live in the Land of the Dying.
Pleasing the world is, essentially, pleasing Satan.
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked
1 Jn 5:19-21
Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever
therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
3.) "But I thought Goths are obsessed with death? And Christians shouldn't be like
Being Goth does not mean you are obsessed with death.
But it does mean looking beyond the reality of the present; everything we see now is
We need to focus on the future. Death is a transition between worlds.
The death that most people believe in now (the kind of death that is a peaceful
sleep) does not exist.
Death occurs when your body is too broken to hold your soul.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them
afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers
and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they
seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they
had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a
better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their
God, for He has prepared a city for them.
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from
sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans
that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify
God on the day he visits us.
1 Pe 2:11-12
4.) "But Goth people are all pessimistic and think the world is all doom and gloom
and stuff!!! >:c"
Like I said before, we live in a fallen world, The Land of the Dying.
To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our
Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from
this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be
glory forever and ever. Amen.
I'm sure you've heard about Goth kids hanging out in cemeteries.
Well, Christians who were fleeing persecution used to hide in cemeteries.
And then there was also something about going to cemeteries for Mass... (But I'm not
sure about that one or where I heard it.)
Some interesting ways Christians were persecuted by Romans:
Burning Christians alive
Feeding Christians to wild beasts
Christians were beheaded, robed, tortured, attacked, abused, raped, murdered,
Christians were accused of cannibalism (They kept talking about the body and blood
Forced to worship the gods including the emperor (Romans practiced Paganism)
And some people think that God doesn't want people to "dress like freaks."
I would ask you to show me where in the bible it says that, but I don't want to waste
I'll just tell you now: It's not in there.
I'm pretty sure the God of the universe has other things to worry about besides what
colors people are wearing, black or not.
******I might edit this late.********
[Disclaimer: I am not Goth.]
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