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People telling me they don't like my art because of religion..

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Necrosarium Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is seriously tiring to see. It's so annoying that everyone is trying to judge my work as some religious doing. I have one half telling me "I don't like your stuff because you use crosses, you're too religious!" and another half telling me "I don't like your stuff because you use skulls and horns, you're a Satan worshiper!" Seriously I get no break. I wish people could enjoy it for "art", not "religion".

Sure, I use imagery from both. I do use a lot of crosses because I enjoy the art of them. I do not believe in God. I use a lot of skulls and skulls with horns because I enjoy the art of them. I do not believe in Satan. I also use imagery taken from other religions as well, because I see it as something that can be made into beautiful art. Not something that people will sit there and pray to all day or be used in cults. What's funny is that I don't even see my items as being religious in any way. It's simply art.

If you want to sit there and have this belief that i'm one or the other, even though I use imagery from many sides in a lot of my art, go for it. I understand that overly-religious people will see some of my work as "religious" because that's how they see everything. But you do not have to go out of your way to send me messages about how you don't like one half of my work or another. Keep it to yourself and go on to art that you enjoy.

I even have one of my friend's grandparents contacting everyone freaking out that i'm a "sacrificial dark lord of Hell" or some shit. Seriously. Chill.
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Franken-Jewels Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your art is amazing. And anyone who knows anything about gothic styles should know they incorporate religious AND death-related imagery. :p
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kitty-luvs-noms Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Even as a Christian, it bugs me when people do stuff like that. Religion and art are two separate things unless its art that's specifically about religion. Don't let these people bug you too much, you're art is beautiful no matter the influence or what people say.
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EmotionalOne98 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's one of those things that religion needs to stay out of, like goverment.
If it is a religious piece, ie, you were drawing Jesus or Satan or Jehovah or even Buddha, for a religious purpose, I can some what seeing people being "you know.. I don't believe in your religion but your piece of work is still pretty fucking amazing." but to just base something that doesn't have to do with religion, on your own religion doesn't make any sense to me...
If you were making a piece bashing Catholics or Satan Worshippers Or Wiccans, I can see getting pissed, same with it was with a race/gender/sexuality but..... I don't know..
Why are crosses and skulls and horns automatically assumed to be religion... All the girls at my school with the cheetah print cross shirt or the girls with the skull leggings aren't considered overly religious...

I don't get people at all... ._. I think I'ma just stay being anti social.
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I drew a man in a white robe with a pointed hood one time and my black teacher kicked me out of class. But I don't believe in the KKK, the robe was just art to me. Really?
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"sacrificial dark lord of Hell"

:lmao:

At that point you know you can't reason with that kind of drop dead stupid. I'd just play along with it. "I'm going down to the abortion store now for my daily fix and on the way home I was thinking of picking up a gay to sacrifice to the satan lord. Need anything while I'm down there?"
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VelvetFish Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
testing to see if it's a plz.

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VelvetFish Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Filmographer
no? fuck.
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Hookfu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
A friend of mine told me something not long ago and it is true… Where people look for God (religion) they will find it in everything. And where people look for Satan, they will see him in everything.

I choose to see art in everything… and you know what… I find it.

Love your work!
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bloodyflowerrose Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
but i love your art its so unique and creative :love:
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zombiecakez Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I for one love your art
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VelvetPsychoKiller Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No words, honestly. Sometimes people is so... can I say ridiculous? I'm not teasing religious people because I too believe in God and most of all I strongly think that every single person should be allowed to believe whatever he/she wants freely and in peace: I'm just telling that being so bigot leads to absolutely nothing and is extremely archaic! We don't live in the Middle Age anymore: we're a modern society and we should have massively understand that nowadays crosses are not only the simble of Christianity and that skulls, crows, horns, etcetera are not only the simble of Satan. We call us an open-minded society but when I read those kind of things I really think that we are exactly the opposite...

Carry on with your awesome job, dear: many people love it. :heart:
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Spottedflames Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Personally, I love all your work, I'd buy a lot of it had I the money to do so. I also love the subtle contradiction I find in each peice. I'm in your shoes in my own way. I'm a very broad-minded writer in an extremist, conservative town. I read my poetry at poetry slams and such, but I get slammed for "being a morbid eyesore to the town" and I have been chased out of poetry clubs.
Haters are just gonna hate, but they lose in the end, because they usually end up kicking themselves in the ass. :meow: You've actually inspired me to venture into jewelry making. So forget haters hand spazoids, and strive to inspire and create.
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Tidal-Wave-Art Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
People are always trying to find an excuse to get offended.
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AutumnFaey Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your work, I think your jewels are fantastic! No metter what they say, you have a big talent, it's natural you use it, as you want. :)
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VLK1993 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, i thought you were religious, but it's cool. You're not? It's even cooler XD
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C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Truth be told: There is always someone out there who is looking for something to get offended by. I really think SOME people claim they're offended for the attention. Particularly if it's public and gets media attention.

I mean, I'm surprised Native Americans haven't raised a shitstorm over a sports team being called the Red Skins!

I wonder how long it'll take for the word "terrorist" to become offensive to people of Middle Eastern descent. (Hurrdurr, it probably is already and I'm just slow at realizing it!)
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
"I mean, I'm surprised Native Americans haven't raised a shitstorm over a sports team being called the Red Skins!"

Already happened. :iconslowpokeplz: My high school's mascot was the Redskins; they were forced to change it to the Redwings by (mostly white liberal) activists.
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C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wow...are you serious? Wow.
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm serious.

The local Native Americans themselves gave no fucks about the mascot name; in fact the biggest donor to the high school was the casino they owned.
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C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
That's so stupid!
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wrote an editorial for the school newspaper saying so, but a lot of the teachers got pissy at me for it.
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C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Lolteachers. The worst ones are the ones who will grade you down for writing a paper that opposes their POV on an issue.
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, a few of them were like that, but despite the shit I got at school, parents who were practically absent, and the usual struggle with poverty and health problems, I somehow managed to make co-valedictorian :dummy:
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NarsisBlack Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the question is when u pple gonna open your minds and eyes and stop calling those pple terrorist just cuz that's what media is feeding us.
truth be told is there are always pple who wants other pple to suffer by making it hard on them.
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C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I think the root of a lot of it is religion. Instead of reading our texts and taking what we want from them, we start pushing our personal interpretations on others. Anybody who doesn't interpret the sacred texts of whichever religion we are as the grass is green, NOT the trees(silly example here) is wrong and needs to be browbeat until they believe the same way!

Can you imagine how much crap would stop flying if people just let their neighbors read their sacred texts in peace? I can bet you a lot of the wars would slow down or stop.
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NarsisBlack Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
agree.Still we cant change everyone, but we can rethink what we believe.There are whole lot of pple round the world who are just sacrifieses to politics and media.
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C-y-n-d-i Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Yeah, that's so sad, and it's a shame. Our world would be so much nicer if some people just live and let live.
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NarsisBlack Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
true :no::peace:
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
People judging others since the begging of time.
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godasleep Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol. What happened to DA? When I join, it was awesome and now, there are trolls and random asses that judge me without knowing one damn thing about me and then blocking me after leaving a hate comment. Really? I haven't receive any hate for my art though but I rather receive bad feedback than no feedback. My gallery is ugly and lonely. I hope to find inspiration for new art soon.
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DemonTiger777 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honesty I'm Christian, but I'm totally into gothic stuff like skulls and all of that, I dress really goth and punky, a lot of people think I'm a satanist whether they are religious or not and I honestly don't give a shit. Appearence and style has nothing to do with personality or belief in my mind and I really can't stand overly religious people. I don't judge people on religion or appearence or sexuality or anything other than who they are as a person. And btw I love your work, crosses and the skulls. People really need to keep their negative comments to themselves because nobody cares to hear them.
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Firregani Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just ignore them and do what you love to do. There will always be people who hate and judge and take things farther than they need to be taken.
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SweetNspooky Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh yeah and everything in your gallery is awesome ;)
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SweetNspooky Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:shrug: I got called criminal because i drawed tits :shrug:
theres no escape. people are stupid.
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Bazzyli Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
but boobs are beautiful... that makes me sad that someone would say that
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NarsisBlack Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
pple ARE stupid! actualy i think it's a global wave! o.0 i'm going mad being around pple, it's like they're being judgmental and hatefull is rising day by day! :shrug:
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Mcrfan343 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't we all just get along?
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
You know, what you're doing is a bit like putting up a sign saying "HIGHLAND PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH" and then complaining that people think it's a church.
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
With watchers like this, why bother complaining?
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ChristineWeatherly Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your art work! I don't care what you use :)
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LoboSabio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
What an incredibly constructive comment.
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ChristineWeatherly Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol I wasn't sure what else to say. I believe she should use what symbols she wants.
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NeroKarasu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No matter what you say there are always going to be people who will criticize your artwork, no matter what it is or how it looks. You need to take into consideration one important thing. Do you enjoy what you do artistically? Yes? Good, than that is all that matters. Nothing more, nothing less.

Art is just that, art. No every person is going to understand what you create. Trust me, all of us (artists) deal with that. Just keep enjoying what you do.

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Zansmurf Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you're work and I see it for what it is ART
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Cut-throat-Jake Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I know exactly where you are coming from. I get that alot, I mean just because i like drawing skulls I'm some sort of satanist.
People are stupid.
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N-A-S-U Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure believe that is really annoying, but the truth is that when people see crosses, they think about Jesus and God and religion and Christians. I don't get that skulls-thing though. That's just ridiculous. But, i can see myself why people are doing that. I, myself don't use crosses because they are Christian's symbols, i'm an atheist you see. I love your art and it's really stunning, but the only reason i don't want to buy most of them are because of crosses. This is just me, but i feel really uncomfortable if i have any crosses on me, i don't care if they're on my clothes or on my jewelry. I understand people's point on this, although it's not fare to say things like that. Maybe you should try to use other symbols too, of course not forgetting what you're doing, and just freely try new things. Crosses are a high symbol, so it might not be the best - still, i totally agree. They are really beautiful in your art and you make them in a form that is just stunning. Keep going and don't care about haters, they're in our lives, no matter what.
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Maybe people do it because it's so much fun to see all your watchers flock to your defense.

I'd be embarrassed if anyone defended me like that :no:. OMG SHININGINGTHEDARKNESS YOUR NAKED ANGEL DRAWINGS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL DONT LISTEN TO THE HATERS
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LBtheCC Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What? Can't a person inflate their ego a bit? It's one thing to be popular, it's another to be loved isn't it?
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MasterPlanner Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I sometimes wish I had a white knight army. At my level of popularity I can't even get myself a quirky miniboss squad. :saddummy:
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
OH SHININGINTHEDARKNESS! MAKE MORE NAKED PENGUIN CHICKS!
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