Goths are people who tend to look to the past to deal with the present in the future.
They usually wear older style clothing such as dresses, though not just in black, contrary to popular belief and stereotype. They generally don't wear all the spikes that mainstream
images would depict, although that doesn't mean that they don't at all.
Goths look at life and see darkness. The difference between the mainstream image of goth and actual goth is that goths look to the darkness and see beauty. They see suffering
, and they embrace it.
Being a goth does not instantly include or exclude one from a religion
. There is nothing in Christianity
that says "thou shall not accept goths." Rather, this is a prejudice
placed by society
. Many goths learn to live with this, and simply move on.
Goths DO smile and DO laugh, just not at the things at which a normal
human being would laugh or smile at.
Goths are not by definition sons of Satan
or tools of evil
. Those two are prejudices
. While there are goths that worship Satan, there are also goths that are god-fearing Christians.
Goths can usually be characterized by reserved mannerisms
, a byproduct of their insular
nature, dark music such as death metal
, gothic metal
, black metal
, trash metal
, or even heavy metal
, as well as a usual creative thread.
Contrary to popular belief, goths can be pleasant people to be around, and they won't try to recruit you into an army of darkness.