Pentagram a Catholic symbol?!

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Post by Willow » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:25 am

That is pretty interesting, I don't think there is a single religious symbol that cannot be traced across several cultures and several periods in history. For example, the swastika has some catholic roots but is also a primary symbol in Jainism in India as a symbol of eternity for their beliefs in reincarnation.

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Post by Kelreth » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:11 am

Swastika is also a japanese symbol for peace i beleive
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Post by Willow » Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:00 pm

completely possible, I think its geometric roots make it something that could have easily appeared in any culture with mathematics.
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Post by Kelreth » Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:55 pm

lol there was an incident here.

Some imported Pokemon cards from japan had the swastika on them. And people freaked out with out thinking over other possible meaning.

I got a kick out of the whole thing
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Post by white_harmony » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:59 pm

Rofl .... bout all there is to say bout that one Kelreth! :-D
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:26 pm

That really sucks.

Once I found out the swastika and its reverse counterparts' meanings in Paganism I was a little more furious with the Nazis for stealing it and absolutely destroying it. There was a reason Hitler chose the symbol: to aid the Nazi party, and no one realizes that. You draw a swastika in the air or in the sand and you're a Nazi to the public. :evil:

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Post by Kelreth » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:10 am

Crazy Healer Lady wrote:That really sucks.

Once I found out the swastika and its reverse counterparts' meanings in Paganism I was a little more furious with the Nazis for stealing it and absolutely destroying it. There was a reason Hitler chose the symbol: to aid the Nazi party, and no one realizes that. You draw a swastika in the air or in the sand and you're a Nazi to the public. :evil:

There's my rant.

Only to the masses. Who care little for fact and only what is "right." Screw them, they will never learn.
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Post by Kystar » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:56 am

The swastika was a symbol for the sun in the Celtic/Germanic pagan times...sometimes drawn with a circle around the crossed part of the lines.

Of course, I could be remembering what I read incorrectly.
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Post by Galaxy Girl » Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:33 pm

The cross goes way back to Lemuria, and probably even before. It is the 4 L's, Love, Light, Life, and Law. Some of the L's are upside down but that doesn't matter. The ankh is the 4 L's with the one turned around into a circle (the Law of One). The fact that Christ was crucified on it is very symbolic.
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Post by Kelreth » Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:55 am

Except it was used as a torture device for centuries...
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Post by Willow » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:05 pm

I think so, it never amazes me the way humans dream things up to hurt each other. Talk about misusing resources.
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Post by Artemisblessed » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:31 pm

speaking of, i think i may be a bigger nerd than kelreth. did you know that there are only two creatures walking the planet that can actually plan out ways of killing each other? humans and dolphins.

eerie, isn't it?
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Post by Kelreth » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:36 pm

uhhh doplhins dont walk..... but they are as smart as humans or smarter by my opinion at least.
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:09 pm

uhhh doplhins dont walk.....
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Post by forgotten oceans » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:19 am

Humans, ants, and termites are the only critters that have wars. Hahah, we're as smart as bugs! :lol:
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