So many times in the church you hear that the peace sign is an upside down broken cross. Is this a myth that old time christians came up with for the heck of it or is it a fact? I have always felt that as a christian it is misfitting to have any part of the peace sign. What are your views? I have an almost 6yr old son who is fascinated with the things...no thanks to his grandma...who by the way knows I dislike them. Help...need some advice.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:19 AM on Jun. 30, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
You can take any symbol and make it mean something bad. I have never heard this about a peace signs. but if your son is fascinated with them then teach him that Jesus is the prince of peace. Take a stand in your family and make it stand for whatever you want it to (sorry that grandma started that), and then for the rest of your sons life when he sees one he will think of the meanings that you taught him.
Answer by deneejude at 2:27 PM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:23 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
There is some validity to the OP's question If you follow the link provided, it talks about how the symbol was originally designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement" and how it morphed into "to a number of occult meanings, such as an upside down crucifix with the arms broken downward, suggesting the way that St. Peter was martyred (see Cross of St. Peter), or a representation of Jesus on the cross upside-down. This broken cross of Christianity was commonly conjectured as an antichrist symbol in the 1960s. Others have claimed that the symbol resembles a medieval sign known as "Nero's Cross" that represents Christian heresy."
I agree with Sabrina though that the world could use more peace and there is nothing wrong with using the peace sign if it brings more peace to the world.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Sorry here is the link...
Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
This is what I've heard about it... The Peace sign was originally the International Symbol for Nuclear Disarmament, it's composed of the semaphore symbols for "N" and "D", and has nothing to with any religious symbol. In the '60s supporters of the Vietnamese War began inventing negative meanings for symbols of the Protest movements, and that was one of them. Another was a popular poster showing a chicken whose feet were in the shape of the Peace Sign and describing it as the sign of the "American Chicken", the implication being that anyone who opposes war for any reason regardless of circumstances or disagrees with the Republicans on any issue is either a traitor or a coward.
I've always viewed the peace sign as something that had anti-Christian undertones, not sure why, but, as Christians, we are to "avoid every appearance of evil". That being said, my motto is... "When in doubt, do without"
Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 11:47 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by jennijune_21 at 11:54 AM on Jun. 30, 2009
Answer by okmanders at 12:05 PM on Jun. 30, 2009