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Old 11-04-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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The Biblical Roots of the Sign of the Cross - Catholic Exchange
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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If you see someone making the sign of the cross after a touchdown you know they are Catholic. If they Tebow after a touchdown they are Protestant.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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Good post Mouldy.

There are several excellent books on the origins of the sign of the cross. Catholics, most Orthodox, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Anglicans, some Methodists, and some Presbyterians make the sign of the cross. Interestingly, not all do it the same way and some for specific occasions.

Even devout Southern Baptist baseball player Albert Pujols does it.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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According to this article, there are 21 things done by those who make the Sign of the Cross.

21 Things We Do When We Make the Sign of the Cross - Catholic Exchange
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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The Cross doesn't originate with Christianity. Its a pagan symbol.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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The Cross doesn't originate with Christianity. Its a pagan symbol.
Jesus wad crucified at the cross.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Jesus wad crucified at the cross.
No,it was a stake.

Your Catholic forefathers put it as a cross,because it was a pagan symbol.
They sort of adopted it into Christianity,just like they did the holidays..Christmas was orginally a Pagan holiday,but Constantine and the Council decided to "adopt" it. I have no idea why,but my theory?
They wanted some pagans to be comfortable practicing Christianity.
They did become comfortable,because it was just like the religion they left.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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No,it was a stake.

Your Catholic forefathers put it as a cross,because it was a pagan symbol.
They sort of adopted it into Christianity,just like they did the holidays..Christmas was orginally a Pagan holiday,but Constantine and the Council decided to "adopt" it. I have no idea why,but my theory?
They wanted some pagans to be comfortable practicing Christianity.
They did become comfortable,because it was just like the religion they left.
So Constantine rewrote the New testament?

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Matthew 27:31-42
King James Version (KJV)
31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,

34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

36 And sitting down they watched him there;

37 And set up over his head his accusation written, This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews.

38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.

39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,

40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,

42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

Please see the word cross in bold.

Now, this is not an allegory. This is a story, so no confusion here.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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Well,yes.

It was a stake. Its a mistranslation.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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No,it was a stake.

Your Catholic forefathers put it as a cross,because it was a pagan symbol.
They sort of adopted it into Christianity,just like they did the holidays..Christmas was orginally a Pagan holiday,but Constantine and the Council decided to "adopt" it. I have no idea why,but my theory?
They wanted some pagans to be comfortable practicing Christianity.
They did become comfortable,because it was just like the religion they left.

The Greek word for cross is "stauros": an upright stake, hence a cross (the Roman instrument of crucifixion)

Original Word: σταυρός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: stauros
Phonetic Spelling: (stow-ros')
Short Definition: a cross
Definition: a cross.
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