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    Pagan Signs

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    Pagan Signs

    Post by daffyd on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:21 pm


    Why is it that Christians have adopted the 'Cross' as a sign of their religion?

    The cross as we all know is an instrument of torture and death, yet we are taught forgiveness and love. In truth..... the fish, or the sign thereof, has more Christian values than the 'cross' even though this sign was also 'borrowed' from Pagan rituals.

    Let me explain....the Greek word for fish (ichthus, spelled: Iota CHi THeta Upsilon Sigma). Translated (one of many) means, "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour " (lesous {Jesus} CHristos {CHrist} THeou {God} Uiou{Son} Soter {Saviour}.
    The fish was used by early Christians to distinguish between friend and foe, or believer and non-believer. Also to mark out meeting places (early churches) or tombs. The fish a religious symbol associated with the Pagan Great Mother Goddess.

    The cross was not widely used in mainstream Christianity until the time of the Roman emperor Constantineā€”about 300 years after Christ established His Church.

    The cross originated among the ancient Babylonians of Chaldea. From there, it spread to ancient China, India, Mexico, parts of Africa and other places, centuries before Christianity was born. The 'Cross' is a pagan symbol that was not only used for adornment, but also used in Chaldea, as the symbol of the god Tammuz (being in the shape of the mystic Tau, the initial of his name) in that country and in adjacent lands, including Egypt.

    The 'Cross' is an instrument of the torture and death of Christ, not something to be venerated, whereas the 'fish' cries out, "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour"

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