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Old 10-05-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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Question Is the "peace" symbol anti God?

HI all,
I ask this question because so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ tell me that the peace sign is supposed to be a broken upside-down Cross, that is awful if that is the case. I see so many cute shirts with this peace symbol on them, but I refrain from buying these articles of clothing because I do NOT want to wear something that is so demonic if that is the case. Let me just say this, I would rather wear age old rags than to wear something that is so anti-God and revolting as an upside-down Cross. Please shed some light on this subject for me, is a peace sign anti-God aka demonic (broken upside-down Cross)? Thank you kindly in advance on this topic!
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:52 PM
 
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HI all,
I ask this question because so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ tell me that the peace sign is supposed to be a broken upside-down Cross, that is awful if that is the case. I see so many cute shirts with this peace symbol on them, but I refrain from buying these articles of clothing because I do NOT want to wear something that is so demonic if that is the case. Let me just say this, I would rather wear age old rags than to wear something that is so anti-God and revolting as an upside-down Cross. Please shed some light on this subject for me, is a peace sign anti-God aka demonic (broken upside-down Cross)? Thank you kindly in advance on this topic!
That's news to me and I am a fundamentalist. I believe the peace symbol orginated in England and it represented Nuclear Disarmament, the "N" and "D" in a semaphore flag signal. I believe there are connotations to this symbol that are not glorifying to God but as far as it being a sin in of itself? I don't think so. This is a matter between you and the Holy Spirit.

I learned those flag signals when I was a Crusader. It's understandable why some American Christians think this since they don't understand or even know of the semaphore flag signaling system. The world has increasingly become hostile to God and many Christians have become sensitive to these attacks sometimes too sensitive. It's just a lack of discernment and information

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Old 10-05-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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I like Fundies explination but it is an anti God symbol and has it origin in witchcraft. Dont get me wrong I am not disagreeing with Fundie but many symbols have many meanings. If you remember Peter was crucified on an upside down cross and many crucifixsions were done done on straight poles and x's therefore making the cross a manmade religious symbol and therefore has no true power, the only true power is the word of God and Christ personified this ultimately.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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HI all,
I ask this question because so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ tell me that the peace sign is supposed to be a broken upside-down Cross, that is awful if that is the case. I see so many cute shirts with this peace symbol on them, but I refrain from buying these articles of clothing because I do NOT want to wear something that is so demonic if that is the case. Let me just say this, I would rather wear age old rags than to wear something that is so anti-God and revolting as an upside-down Cross. Please shed some light on this subject for me, is a peace sign anti-God aka demonic (broken upside-down Cross)? Thank you kindly in advance on this topic!
And yet you would wear a cross, which is a symbol of death, torture, and agony? Why wouldn't you choose a symbol that fits your deity better than an execution device?

As far as the peace sign, it was developed by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and only later morphed into being used as a "peace" sign. Do you think wanting nuclear disarmament is "demonic" and evil?
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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I like Fundies explination but it is an anti God symbol and has it origin in witchcraft. Dont get me wrong I am not disagreeing with Fundie but many symbols have many meanings. If you remember Peter was crucified on an upside down cross and many crucifixsions were done done on straight poles and x's therefore making the cross a manmade religious symbol and therefore has no true power, the only true power is the word of God and Christ personified this ultimately.
It has NO origin in witchcraft. Don't you people ever research anything before spouting off about it being satanic?
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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I like Fundies explination but it is an anti God symbol and has it origin in witchcraft. Dont get me wrong I am not disagreeing with Fundie but many symbols have many meanings. If you remember Peter was crucified on an upside down cross and many crucifixsions were done done on straight poles and x's therefore making the cross a manmade religious symbol and therefore has no true power, the only true power is the word of God and Christ personified this ultimately.
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I believe there are connotations to this symbol that are not glorifying to God
I wouldn't be surprised
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:08 PM
 
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It has NO origin in witchcraft.
It is a druidic symbol meaning antichrist therefore it is a symbol of witchcraft and it far older than Nuclear Disarmerment or the peace freaks.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household and always heard this same thing about the peace sign--that it was a broken, upside down cross. To be frank, it always has and still does have the ring of "urban legend" to me. Foolishness.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised
Oh brother

The peace symbol was invented by Gerald Holtom, A CHRISTIAN, and a conscientious objector during WW2. The design represents an N and a D in semaphore, surrounded by the circle. His own words explain the symbology:


"I was in despair. Deep despair. I drew myself: the representative of an individual in despair, with hands palm outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya’s peasant before the firing squad. I formalised the drawing into a line and put a circle round it."

That is the peace symbol. A symbol used to first represent the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and later as a universal sign of peace. Claims that it is of satanic origin are ridiculous!
The origins and the ideas behind the symbol have been clearly described, both in letters and in interviews, by Gerald Holtom and his original sketches of it are now on display as part of the Commonweal Collection in Bradford.

Satanic? Demonic? Utter and complete hogwash.

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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It is a druidic symbol meaning antichrist therefore it is a symbol of witchcraft and it far older than Nuclear Disarmerment or the peace freaks.
Bull sh*t. I offer facts. You offer baseless ignorance.
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