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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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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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VRWC blanket party time.
4 posted on 11/30/2001 4:23:52 AM PST by ChemistCat
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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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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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"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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Harry Potter designed it.
10 posted on 11/30/2001 4:40:43 AM PST by Arkinsaw
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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