I wear these two pendant all the time (one is the cross of st. peter and the other is a satanic cross.) well i can see Christians getting mad at the second one, but they all seem to yell at me about the first, which is a catholic symbol. The reason i wear it is because it belonged to my deceased grandfather, and even though I'm not Christian it hold sentimental value, so i keep it on me. I was in Walmart the other day (I usually don't go in there, this was a special case) and some random lady started yelling at me about the upside-down cross. she was saying all sorts of stuff and causing a major scene. needless to say i was disgusted and pointed out the ACTUAL satanic cross (which is much more visible, its on a shorter chain) and walked away. It was super embarrassing and slightly offensive to have some random lady start yelling at me about my religious choices in a public place, I just want to know why Christians can wear their symbols around but for some reason I can't. Its not like i wear it to attract attention or to start arguments its just a habit I've gotten into and i don't feel like changing. its also not like my necklaces are huge and gaudy and attract attention either. I guess i want to know why so many strangers feel the need to insult me.
I don't think people are yelling at you because you're not Christian and wearing a cross; how are they supposed to know what religion (or lack thereof) you subscribe to? More than likely they're doing what most people do, which is recognizing the upside down cross as a symbol of Satan. Though it is recognized as the cross of St. Peter, many people still wear it to symbolize the Anti-Christ, hence the turning of the cross upside down. Honestly, you can wear what they want, and the next time it happens just walk away. That woman had no right to lecture you, and the next time it happens leave before the situation gets out of hand.
Probably Because Your Young & Wearing Them & They Think You Don't Know Your Faith Or History On Your Religion & The Meaning Of That Necklace Or That They Find It Rude, They Just Need Something To Yell About. & The Fact They Don't Know The Story Behind Why You Wear Them Really Makes Them Look Bad & Not You.
It might be because you're wearing both the Christian cross and the satanic one. I understand the sentimental value thing, but others might not, and see it as hypocritical.
These days, people are most familiar with the inverted cross as and anti-Christian symbol, not a Christian one.
Its gotten to the point where I have the satanic cross on a really long chain so it hides in my shirt.