It’s a black sun with 58 rays of darkshine. This is another object d’art (a small decorative or artistic object, typically when regarded as a collectible item), that, at another time, hung on a wall somewhere in another home. Besides not being too decorative, not very artistic, and not very collectible, The Purging Lutheran thinks it still falls under that category. And keeps falling. Sure, it has a smiley face in the center but soft research discovered that the ‘black sun’ has negative implications. A black sun symbolizes death and a doorway to the netherworld (that’s bad). Some past civilizations see the black sun as these, also, but add that it is in the image of a butterfly that flies through the black evening but to be reborn at dawn (that’s good, but only in that the Earth continues to spin – don’t fall for any transpiritual hokem). The black sun, though not in this particular shape, was a part of Nazi symbolism (that’s really bad!).
Proverbs 8:13 To the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
Of course, even in our pre-saved days, My Sweet Rib and I would never have knowingly bought anything that would have had a negative effect on us or our family, except for maybe cigarettes, alcohol, books, movies, funky foods, others pieces of décor, weird games, tarot readings, practicing and excelling at potty mouth language, and other fill-in-the-blank behaviors. Now instead of buying eccentric art we are investing in beautiful, yet sensible draperies for our windowed home. Yay us! (but not too much yay).
Proverbs 27:12-14 A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks and suffers the consequences.
The world’s poorest credit risk is the man who agrees to pay a stranger’s debts.
If you shout a pleasant greeting to a friend too early in the morning, he will count it as a curse!