We all know and associate the symbol of the Cross with Christianity, the symbol of the Pentagram with Paganism and the symbol of the Swastika with Nazis...
But in reality the Cross has been found to be a symbol that was used in may pre-christian cultures and religion. The Pentagram was used by the Christian Church for hundreds of years and the Swastika was used for hundreds or thousands of years as a religious symbol that had NOTHING to do with Nazis or the evil they represent.
My question is, so many people see a symbol and shy away, depending on their upbringing. I know many that are upset my by Pentagram, and yet they wear their crosses proudly. I have a friend with a Swastika Tattoo, that has NOTHING to do with Nazis or Hate. But he got it in honor of his heritage.
So, my question is this, what makes a symbol good or evil? Popular perception or personal? Modern usage or Original meanings?
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No, his grandfather had traced his family heritage back to the "vikings" and used to brag that he was the last living Viking... We of course have no idea if his heritage went back that far or not, but he believed it. And when Danny (my friend) was growing up he was always told "old viking" legends for stories.
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