Since we’re nearing the culmination of the Halloween season, it’s only expected to see rising threads on the subject.
Whilst reading some of them however, I really can’t help but get this bad impression from some fellow Catholics here. The impression is that if I have a thing for skulls, bats, witches, and dark colors, I’m somehow a blackened soul corrupted by Satan?
To these people, I just gotta ask. What exactly is the connection between a person’s aesthetic preferences and his/her sense of morality?
Folks, symbolism isn’t as set in stone as a lot of you would want to think. I fail to see why my disinterest (or even aversion at times) towards bright, shining angels with golden armor automatically translates into me having a malformed conscience. Has it ever occurred to y’all that some people just don’t like the color white and find feathery, fluffy wings less than edifying?
Another issue I have, albeit not as heatedly, is some of the alternative costumes being suggested in other threads. I mean sure if you wanna go dress up in a nun’s/priest’s/friar’s garb and say you’re one of the saints fine. If you’re a girl and want to dress up in armor like St. Joan, I might even have cool suggestions for that.
On the other hand, I’m an RPG nerd so I’m gonna have to say right now that cleric and knight are my least favorite job classes. Surely there’s nothing wrong with dressing up as something not religious is there?
Well that’s all I wanted to say right now. Honestly it just boggles me that so many people are so attached to the… well attachments of certain things. It’s like people don’t know that “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover” applies to more than just books. -.-