28th August 2012

“I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of humankind has preserved – the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!”

John Adams1735 – 1826

10 Responses to “28th August 2012”

  1. R J Says:

    all you gotta do is be even SLIGHTLY observant, and

    you’ll see the cross symbol all over the place…….churches,

    schools, cemeteries, books, magazines, clothes, etc.

    AND……JEWELRY !!!! people wear the cross on neck

    chains….bracelets, rings, pins, and even tattoos and

    bumper stickers !!!!

    i think it’s great !!! it might be the most popular

    symbol of all !!

    and none of it amounts to jack …….

    it’s about as powerful as the ubiquitous ”Smiley Face.”

    give me the old reliable rabbit’s foot ANY day !!!!!!!

  2. Capt'Z Says:

    Yes, the cross: That symbol of holy filicide intended to win for us forgiveness for the non-existent crime of eating an apple on the evidently bad advice of a talking snake. I don’t know if there was actually a Jesus but I’m fairly sure denizens of the middle east 2000 years ago had discovered magic mushrooms.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Prior to the cross was the Ankh, strangely similar to the cross but with a loop on top. Ancient Africans in Egypt created it.

    The loop is widely held to represent the feminen and was removed by the patriarchal Christians who hijacked the symbol for there own.

    It is perhaps the most hypocritical symbol ever created in that what originated as a symbol of both eternal and physical life, the loop representing the womb and the elongated section representing the penis coming together to create life has been transformed into the cross, whose secret meaning is pedophilia: the loop of the female womb replace by a shortened penis representing a young male.

    I’ve said previously that the Catholic Church is a false front for institutionalized pedophilia. The cross, with it’s large and short penis is its symbol.

    Take a moment and ask why women are relegated to secondary status in Christianity? Why the male primacy? Why the Vatican City of men? Why so many priest abuse cases?

  4. The Heretic Says:

    Not sure that your symbolism has historical meaning. Do you have a reference, or is this just your superimposed conjecture?

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    No Heretic, there are many references to the Ankh in Egyptian history. I have previously provided references also to the historical origins to Christian symbols and themes.

    To get you started I’d suggest the following:

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Heretic you should familiarize yourself with Horus and Set, as Horus was the basis for the character Jesus.

    Then Set said to Horus: “Come, let us have a feast day at my house.” And Horus said to him: “I will, I will.” Now when evening had come, a bed was prepared for them, and they lay down together. At night, Set let his member become stuff, and he inserted it between the thighs of Horus. And Horus placed his hand between his thighs and caught the semen of Set.

    — Story of Horus and Set

    After Osiris’ eventual death, while Horus was growing up and planning his own revenge, Set and Horus engaged in a homosexual relationship. In one part of the myth, Set proclaimed to Horus, “How lovely your backside is.” Informing his mother Isis about his uncle’s ardour, Horus is told to catch Set’s semen rather than becoming impregnated by the murderer of his father. Set, in doing so, was planning on humiliating Horus by showing the gods that Horus would be filled with someone else’s semen.

    Without creating a class on the matter, and presuming you are genuinely interested, these links provide some additional understanding:

  7. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Horus and his Mother Isis

    Jesus and his Mother Mary

    Horus fact sheet

    Jesus fact sheet

  8. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    Even when I was very young – before I knew it was ok to think the questions that popped into my head, I thought it strange to give kids a gold cross necklace. Which is what all my friends were getting after being baptised or making it through caticism… The church I grew up with wasn’t so formal or the parents so united on such issues. I could imagine Jesus coming and seeing the cross on the church or on a necklace and thinking – hey they killed me on that thing and you are decorating with it?.. I never chose cross jewelry for that reason. Back then they were not so gaudy – nobody had a “cross wall” Now days it is hard to find things that are not covered in the cross. We wanted to buy my daughter a pair of boots(western) for her birthday and even many of those had big gaudy crosses on them… It is just an absurd look. Looking at houses on-line – almost all of them at some point in the photos, showed a “cross wall” as if that would render the sale quickly… I used to have one somebody gave me – I laughed that I threw it out there so people would think I was ok – to let their kid play with my kid… now I don’t care. I don’t want my kid playing with their kid.

  9. Jeff Says:

    IT’s even worse in architecture. Cruciform fascias seem to be the current rage in commercial building in my area (or else one architect seems to be getting the bulk of the business when it comes to face lifts on retail real estate). Take the building that houses my store. A re-facing of the building done after I moved in added two towers to the structure (strictly for appearance) and then the soffets over the front windows of the stores were broken between the towers to form the cross bars. My f’ing business can’t go without a cross on its face!!!

  10. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    My company is HQ in Fort Worth TX Jeff, it is all golf courses, shopping plazas, and mega-churches from the airp[ort to the office.

    Giant concrete crosses reminding the population of their position in the pecking order: Heavenly Father, Clergy person addressed as Father, and worshipful subordinates prepared to take the stiff member if necessary to prove their devotion.