Is it ok for a Christian to wear a tiki necklace?

While on a cruise, my husband and I were given tiki figure necklaces at one of the ports - I don’t remember which one. We found a nicer stone one while on vacation in the Dominican Republic a few years later and my husband got it because it reminded him of the wooden ones we got on the cruise. Is there a problem wearing these necklaces? I thought they were just suviorneers, but I’ve heard they represent paegan gods and a christian shouldn’t wear them. Thanks for your help!


Best to not wear the since they represent pagan gods. The cross represents our God.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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