From Sweden comes word of yet another insult to Christianity and Christians:
Cheap Monday jeans are a hot commodity among young Swedes thanks to their trendy tight fit and low price, even if a few buyers are turned off by the logo: a skull with a cross turned upside down on its forehead. Logo designer Bjorn Atldax says he's not just trying for an antiestablishment vibe.
"It is an active statement against Christianity," Atldax told The Associated Press. "I'm not a Satanist myself, but I have a great dislike for organized religion."
The label's makers say it's more of a joke, but Atldax insists his graphic designs have a purpose beyond selling denim: to make young people question Christianity, a "force of evil" that he blames for sparking wars throughout history.
Mr. Atldax reveals a deep ignorance of history if he thinks that Christianity has been at the root of more than a small fraction of man's chronic inhumanity to man. Perhaps he could remedy his appalling lack of knowledge by doing a little reading. For starters he might pore over Paul Johnson's Modern Times: The World From the Twenties to the Nineties to get a sense of the utter devastation that secularist philosophies have wrought upon the world in just the seventy short years Johnson surveys. Then he could follow up with Under the Influence: How Christianity Transformed Civilization by Alvin J. Schmidt, a book which pretty much explains what its title suggests.
Such an educational program may not make Mr. Atldax any more sympathetic to Christianity, but it'll at least help him avoid embarrassing himself in the future with the sort of dopey statements he makes in the paragraphs cited above.