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Why are the stars on the Republican elephant upside down?
Leavethekidsalone.com ^ | 11/30/01 | jimbaugh

Posted on 11/30/2001 4:17:56 AM PST by Jimbaugh

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I just want to know ? ? ?
1 posted on 11/30/2001 4:17:56 AM PST by Jimbaugh (recallcrooks@hotmail.com)
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They're not upside down, they're just leaning on one foot.
2 posted on 11/30/2001 4:20:36 AM PST by freedomination
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To: Jimbaugh
They're not upside-down, they are leaning to the right.
3 posted on 11/30/2001 4:21:28 AM PST by LibKill
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To: Jimbaugh
VRWC blanket party time.
4 posted on 11/30/2001 4:23:52 AM PST by ChemistCat
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To: Jimbaugh
What is that? Is Satan supposed to be a goat?! Seems like the master of evil could do better than a goat represented by an upside-down star.
5 posted on 11/30/2001 4:32:39 AM PST by babyface00
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To: Jimbaugh
What is that? Is Satan supposed to be a goat?! Seems like the master of evil could do better than a goat represented by an upside-down star.
6 posted on 11/30/2001 4:32:41 AM PST by babyface00
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To: Jimbaugh
"I did a little research" - Jimbaugh

A little research would be the correct term if you count what many believe. Even "No Research" would have been correct as many people only superficially scratch the surface and call it research.

The pentagram and pentacle , considered by many Christians as signs of 'the devil', also have a benign history. One of the earliest use of the pentagram was as a symbol of the goddess Kore, also known as Ceres. The Greek Pythagoreans considered its geometric symmetry to be a sign of perfection. Hebrews viewed the sign as a symbol of the five books of the Pentateuch, and viewed it as a symbol of Truth. Even the early Christians viewed it as a holy symbol, equating the five points of the star with the five wounds suffered by Christ on the cross.

The pentagram began to get a bad reputation during the Middle Ages. Christians, in the heat of the Inquisition, began to equate the pentagram with the sign of ancient gods, now viewed as representations of the devil. For the first time in history, the benign symbol of security was viewed as a symbol of evil. In the 19th century, Eliphas Levi, a magician and magical philosopher, used an inverted pentacle to signify the god Baphomet, a goat-headed god of Evil. The ensuing symbol, known as the sign of Baphomet, has been adopted to signify the Church of Satan and other Left Hand Path religions.

My guess is that is just they way they were put on the Repub symbol, with no other meaning intended. I have spent a major portion of my adult life in the study of religious symbology, but, as with any statement made by anyone, your milage may vary and contents may settle during shipment.

Freegards,
Dr. C
7 posted on 11/30/2001 4:36:49 AM PST by drgnwrks
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Maybe the same reason a satanic symbol appears on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the US and also on our money?

Get a copy of William Cooper's "Behold a Pale Horse." You will believe it, think it's hogwash or at least really wonder about some things you hadn't thought of before.

Also appearing on our money: "Novo Ordo Seculorum"
Translation: New World Order

8 posted on 11/30/2001 4:38:36 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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Ah, but both parties display three stars.
Couldn't be a coincidence, oh no...it's bizarre, sinister... even odd, don't you think?
9 posted on 11/30/2001 4:40:26 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: Jimbaugh
Harry Potter designed it.
10 posted on 11/30/2001 4:40:43 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: drgnwrks
I knew I would fine someone on Free Republic that was and expert on this. Thanks for the info.
11 posted on 11/30/2001 4:43:36 AM PST by Jimbaugh
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To: Arkinsaw
Harry Potter designed it.

At least we got to 10 posts this time...;-)

12 posted on 11/30/2001 4:43:49 AM PST by Ward Smythe
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To: YaYa123
I need some foil. My roll of Reynold's Heavy Duty is running out fast.
13 posted on 11/30/2001 4:47:01 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: LibKill
They're not upside-down, they are leaning to the right.

Nice come back!

14 posted on 11/30/2001 4:47:10 AM PST by Snuffington
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To: Jimbaugh
Man oh man. You're really going to get a kick out of the Medal of Honor ...


15 posted on 11/30/2001 4:47:32 AM PST by Junior
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To: Jimbaugh
Two possibilities:

1. The guy who designed it just happened to put them in that way.

2. It is a secret satanist conspiracy that wants to take over the world. For some reason, they have chosen to put their evil symbol on the GOP elephant.

Obviously, it is number 2. Thank God you noticed, now we can stop them.

16 posted on 11/30/2001 4:47:59 AM PST by Rodney King
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To: PistolPaknMama
Regarding "New World Order". I'm no latin expert, but check out this site: www.greatseal.com for an alternative view.
17 posted on 11/30/2001 4:48:29 AM PST by babyface00
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To: Ward Smythe
At least we got to 10 posts this time...;-)

ROFL
18 posted on 11/30/2001 4:49:49 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: PistolPaknMama
Also appearing on our money: "Novo Ordo Seculorum" Translation: New World Order

Um..it's been YEARS since I took Latin, but I'm REALLY sure that it's actually "New Secular Order."

New World Order would be Nova Orda Terram (Cause I think Terra is feminine, etc....)

Although I suppose the argument could be made that the words might as well mean "New World Order"...
19 posted on 11/30/2001 4:51:33 AM PST by WyldKard
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To: Jimbaugh
Harry Potter has taken over the GOP? Oh great ... now I've just stirred up the fundies ...
20 posted on 11/30/2001 4:54:10 AM PST by JoeMomma
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Um..it's been YEARS since I took Latin, but I'm REALLY sure that it's actually "New Secular Order." New World Order would be Nova Orda Terram (Cause I think Terra is feminine, etc....) Although I suppose the argument could be made that the words might as well mean "New World Order"...

You are right, of course, but the point is to sell stupid books to gullible people.

21 posted on 11/30/2001 4:56:37 AM PST by Rodney King
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To: freedomination
I don't think their down so much as differnet from the democrats. The dem party was founded first. I assume the Republican was formed in defense. The story of why Republicans have an elephant and dems a donkey is funny. Anyone know it?
22 posted on 11/30/2001 4:57:45 AM PST by Vision
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That is the old Elephant. What you call an upside down star is the symbol for the Eastern Star that pointed to the manger of the baby Jesus. It was stolen by the pagans. The uninformed in ancient symbols usually make the assumption that it is a pentagram not knowing about the Eastern Star or in some cases the baby Jesus.
23 posted on 11/30/2001 4:57:54 AM PST by BellStar
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To: JoeMomma
Whew! The lone star on the Texas state flag is not a symbol of satan!
24 posted on 11/30/2001 4:59:27 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: Jimbaugh
I've saddled horses, and watched others with llamas, camels, and even an elephant, and the blanket was always put on from the animal's left side. Ergo the design, that is symetrical on the blanket, would look upside down on the right side.

Turn the ass around and see if that happens. :^)

25 posted on 11/30/2001 5:00:30 AM PST by brityank
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Forget the star. Why does the elephant have no head? And why does the donkey have no...........
26 posted on 11/30/2001 5:08:09 AM PST by 12B
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seems to me they lean to the right like our philosophy
27 posted on 11/30/2001 5:11:16 AM PST by Revelation 911
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Why are the stars on the Republican elephant upside down?

'Cause it's cooler. :-)

28 posted on 11/30/2001 5:15:28 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: drgnwrks
"a symbol of the goddess Kore"

Sounds to much like GORE....It must be EVIL
29 posted on 11/30/2001 5:21:57 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS
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To: Jimbaugh
They're not upside down ... they lean to the right. ;o)
30 posted on 11/30/2001 5:29:17 AM PST by al_c
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To: YaYa123
Whew! The lone star on the Texas state flag is not a symbol of satan!

Except for the occasions when some moron doesn't know which way is up and flies the flag upside down.

31 posted on 11/30/2001 5:31:34 AM PST by al_c
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To: BellStar
I may be incorrect here. But I thought that one of the reasons that the Eastern Star was considered Satanic was that it is associated with Venus (the planet) in the morning sky, which the Romans call Lucifer.

Originally, the word "Lucifer" only meant Venus in the morning sky. Later authors, perhaps Dante, took this name to refer to Satan.

Any thoughts on this?

32 posted on 11/30/2001 5:33:56 AM PST by ahariail
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they are not upside down ... they're twirling on the right leg! (:^>
33 posted on 11/30/2001 5:45:34 AM PST by Bob Evans
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The donkey's stars are just sitting there going nowhere.

The elephant's stars are rolling.

34 posted on 11/30/2001 5:47:14 AM PST by mitchbert
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To: ahariail
That all may be true. The star in the east is used as the symbol for the Eastern Star. I know little of, nor do I care, what the pagans/neo-pagans do or think. The Eastern Star was hijacked from it's Creator who used it's long tail to point to his Son my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
35 posted on 11/30/2001 5:58:44 AM PST by BellStar
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To: Jimbaugh
You know, I've always been suspicious about this:

Any ideas?

38 posted on 11/30/2001 6:35:45 AM PST by AmishDude
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"They're not upside down, they're just leaning on one foot"

They're not upside down, they're just leaning to the RIGHT

39 posted on 11/30/2001 6:37:57 AM PST by hoot2
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To: Jimbaugh
I never knew stars had an upside and downside.
42 posted on 11/30/2001 6:57:31 AM PST by Commonsense
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Try to trace a route around it that does either of the following:
  1. Traces over each of the line segments exactly once; or
  2. Goes into, then out of, each of the dots exactly once.

I'll wait.

43 posted on 11/30/2001 6:58:23 AM PST by AmishDude
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LOL - You're circle is upside down. The next time my little niece is drawing I have to tell her that! She'll be scratching her head for hours.
45 posted on 11/30/2001 7:06:33 AM PST by Commonsense
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First, the side of the Pentagon (pentagram) was broken, releasing the beast. Now this.

By the way, there are hidden microphones in every Proctor and Gamble product, so watch what you say in the laundry room.....

;$

47 posted on 11/30/2001 7:09:10 AM PST by lds23
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Of course. :)
48 posted on 11/30/2001 7:12:14 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: YaYa123
Ah, but both parties display three stars.
Heads and tails on the same coin?
Elephant heads, donkey tails.
50 posted on 11/30/2001 7:16:12 AM PST by philman_36
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