The sign of the cross was ubiquitous on MTV during the 80s and 90s. It was generally assumed that the artists were either trying to create a neo-Gothic aesthetic, or they were trying to make a sacrilegious statement and were mocking the cross.
However, I just came across something very interesting from a book on the Chaldean Oracles, which reveals that the cross is also an ancient symbol of the World or Cosmic Soul aka Hecate.
This passage reminded me of a comment I once heard that the Christ of the ressurecifix is not the crucified Christ but rather Zoroaster or even the anti-Christ healer who was not really crucified and does not ask for his followers to crucify their flesh.
Whether or not this latter assertion is true, it is important to note that Christian symbols can be utilized by the occult. Thus, just because a person sees a Christian image (in a suspicious situation especially), it does not mean that this image reflects a Christian idea.
This idea is especially interesting when applied to modernist (and even some medieval!) churches that contain a combination of both occult images and Christian. Perhaps the Christian images in these churches are not meant to be Christian at all.