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  • Catholic cardinal calls on Christians to wear their crosses every day

    04/07/2012 9:46:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4-7-12 | Damien Pearse
    Head of the Scottish Catholic church, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, says symbol shows you 'live by Christ's standards in daily life' Britain's most senior Catholic cleric has called on Christians to wear a cross every day as "a symbol of their beliefs" and to combat the marginalisation of religion in modern society. The plea by Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Catholic church in Scotland, to be made in his Easter sermon, comes as the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, appealed for more people to attend church this Sunday – even if they are "a bit vague" about religion....
  • 'Talibuns'? Hot Cross Buns With Islamic ‘Halal’ Symbol Spark Debate

    04/06/2012 10:18:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 4/6/12 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Should Christians be upset if the packaging of their “hot cross buns” traditionally eaten at Easter carries the Islamic halal food certification symbol? This question has triggered an animated debate in South Africa in the run-up to Easter, both online and in the media. Protests by some Christians prompted the retailer to agree to offer two packaging options. One will carry the halal symbol and be labeled “spiced buns” while the other will omit the symbol and be labeled “hot cross buns,” according to a statement from the Woolworths supermarket chain. The statement, sent to South African media...
  • Winds Knock Down National Christmas Tree

    02/19/2011 10:47:17 AM PST · by advance_copy · 59 replies
    NBC 4 TV ^ | 2/19/2011 | Tim Persinko
    The high winds that have been wreaking havoc around the D.C. region this weekend have toppled a national symbol. The nation's Christmas Tree, a live evergreen which has stood on the Ellipse since 1978, was toppled by gusting winds on Saturday. The 42-foot tall Colorado blue spruce has been lit through five different presidencies in its time on the Ellipse. The tree was specially selected by National Park Service horticulturalists, who, searching the country for the healthiest tree with the right proportions, discovered this one in York, Pennsylvania. Now the tree is laying on its side behind the White House.
  • Supporters of 'RoboCop' Statue in Detroit Raise More Than $50K

    02/17/2011 9:42:21 AM PST · by winstonwolf33 · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 17, 2011 | Staff
    Despite the Detroit mayor's apparent disinterest in erecting a "RoboCop" statue, supporters of the idea have exceeded their fundraising goal of $50,000 -- hoping their plans to honor the legendary cyborg will become a reality. The story of "RoboCop," a hero officer killed in a shootout and brought back to life as a half-mechanized crime fighter in Detroit, is a 1987 cult classic. The push to construct a statue honoring the superhero began when Detroit Mayor Dave Bing took to the Internet to solicit ideas for the city's revival. Someone then posted the idea on Twitter, but Bing didn't seem...
  • Swastika: Symbol of the Sun, Not Nazi Terror?

    05/23/2010 10:09:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 1,043+ views
    inn ^ | 5/23/10 | Hana Levi Julian
    The Nazi swastika is apparently not considered illegal in the Lithuanian city of Klaipeda, despite former assumptions that the symbol was not to be displayed nationwide, a common legislative ruling in Eastern Europe. A local court has ruled the sign is a centuries-old symbol that depicts the sun. The judge in the case, which lasted three months, justified his ruling by adding that the symbol is found on numerous historic artifacts.
  • Obama's Nuclear Summit Logo Looks Oddly Similar

    04/14/2010 11:01:34 AM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 15 replies · 1,368+ views
    Weasel Zippers Blog ^ | 4/14/10 | Weasel Zippers
    Weasel Zippers, scouring the bowels of the internet once again, so we don't have to, came up this amazing photo trilogy. Hmmmmm....what does this remind any of??? http://weaselzippers.us/2010/04/14/logo-for-obamas-nuclear-security-summit-looks-oddly-familiar/nukecrecent/
  • Palin used surveyor symbols, not crosshairs

    03/29/2010 6:48:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies · 1,449+ views
    C4P/Examiner ^ | 29 MARCH 2010 | C4P
    H/T - Examiner.com and C4P
  • Coffin’s Emblem Defies Certainty

    01/27/2010 10:03:20 AM PST · by Palter · 9 replies · 729+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Jan 2010 | SEWELL CHAN
    When the remains of hundreds of colonial-era Africans were uncovered during a building excavation in Lower Manhattan in 1991, one coffin in particular stood out. Nailed into its wooden lid were iron tacks, 51 of which formed an enigmatic, heart-shaped design. The pattern was soon identified as the sankofa — a symbol printed on funereal garments in West Africa — and it captured the imagination of scholars, preservationists and designers. Ultimately, it was embraced by many African-Americans as a remarkable example of the survival of African customs in the face of violent subjugation in early America. The sankofa was widely...
  • May I Suggest a New Symbol For the DNC?

    11/18/2009 7:36:29 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 33 replies · 2,121+ views
    11/18/09 | Reaganesque
    What with the Left's obsession with "tea-bagger" references and calling Sarah Palin a "MILF" or "TWILF," perhaps it is time for the DNC to dump the Donkey symbol and go with this symbol. They giggle uncontrollably when someone says something that they consider to be dirty. Beyond swear words and sexual innuendo, their vocabularies are very, very limited. They live in their own little world where they and only they are smart while at the same time worshiping MTV and mindless pop culture. They view everyone who does not live in their little world to be losers and worse. Beavis...
  • Is Obama's face on U.S. flag illegal ?

    10/14/2009 6:09:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 22 replies · 803+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 14, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    At least 20 American flags with the stars removed from the blue field and President Barack Obama's face inserted are still available on numerous eBay auctions – but, according to a state code, the listings may violate the law. WND found three auctions for dozens of defaced flags on the auction site – all located in the state of Washington and within one hour of one another: Castle Rock, Vancouver and Longview. The listings were posted by ucandoit45, mekaitlyn-2008 and jaysterd. The U.S. flag code does not specify penalties for desecration or misuse of the United States flag, but each...
  • 'O,' say can you see Obama's face on U.S. flag?

    10/12/2009 7:07:52 PM PDT · by Man50D · 36 replies · 1,784+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 12, 2009
    A seller on eBay was offering American flags with the stars removed from the blue field and President Barack Obama's face inserted, and bloggers were outraged, promising to track them down. "To whoever is currently manufacturing and selling those flags..... I will personally and legally hunt each of you down for the sole purpose of making citizens arrests and prosecuting each and every one of you to the fullest extend of the law under U.S. Code pertaining to the flag of the United States of America," wrote one participant in a forum at Atlas Shrugs, where blogger Pamela Gellar posted...
  • Will Media Help Sell the New Obama American Flag?

    There's a new American flag available on the Internet that has a picture of President Obama in the corner where the stars representing our fifty states normally reside. Given how our media have assisted in selling Obama paraphernalia since Inauguration Day, one has to wonder what their position will be on the attractive keepsake pictured right.
  • Religious Symbolism in the Great Seal of the United States

    08/20/2009 5:46:52 PM PDT · by betty boop · 23 replies · 1,667+ views
    self | August 20, 2009 | Jean F. Drew
    RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM IN THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES The Great Seal of the United States of America is a cornerstone document in the foundation of the American Republic, created in 1782, midway between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention. Its creation was entrusted to the brilliant classical scholar Charles Thomson (1729–1824), Founding Father, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Secretary of the Continental Congress throughout its entire duration — the second-highest ranking office in the nation at that time, after only the President of the Congress. The Great Seal was approved by Congress on June...
  • A Flag of Conviction (Gadsden flag)

    08/12/2009 1:34:39 PM PDT · by seton89 · 14 replies · 1,511+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 31, 2002 | Matthew Robinson
    The coiled snake might seem a strange symbol today. But it was and is effective. No American who ever sees it forgets — and that's just the kind of message the revolutionaries wanted to send. For those early Americans, the rattlesnake had special significance. Like liberty, the rattler was found only in America. But that wasn't all. That wily serpent was usually just a harmless, humble creature. But aroused, angered, and prodded, first it warned with violent rattle then it struck with a deadly bite. Gadsden emphasized this by printing the legend "Don't Tread On Me" on his flag.
  • Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades

    06/10/2009 12:35:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies · 1,175+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2009 | Michael Lea
    A Labour minister has sparked controversy by claiming that an alternative symbol is needed for the Red Cross because of the logo's supposed links to the Crusades. Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant said that the historic emblem risked undermining the work of the humanitarian organisation. His intervention came as MPs debated the adoption of the 'red crystal' - a diamond
  • Interesting State Symbols

    04/01/2009 2:49:55 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 444+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 01 09 | Nick
    Interesting State Symbols So we have all heard of states having a state bird, a state flag, a state flower, even a state gemstone. But since those declarations are left up to the individual state, the categories can be as obscure as any state will allow them to be. Here are some of the stranger ones: State Beverages 19 states have declared milk as the official state beverage. How original. However, in addition to milk, Nebraska has Kool-Aid because the beverage was invented in its town of Hastings in 1927. Florida’s orange juice should come as no surprise, but what...
  • Emblems to Stamp Projects Funded by the Stimulus Package (More Nazi Symbolism)

    03/03/2009 6:57:20 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 59 replies · 1,616+ views
    ABC ^ | March 03, 2009 | Sunlen Miller
    Emblems to Stamp Projects Funded by the Stimulus Package March 03, 2009 2:09 PM ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: Put a stamp on it -- that’s what the White House says. President Obama announced today that his administration will begin stamping an emblem on projects funded by the economic stimulus package so that people can easily recognize the effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. All projects will be stamped with the ARRA logo (short for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) and lists the recovery.gov website on the emblem. Aara_logo_2 In remarks at the Department of Transportation this...
  • Stimulus projects to feature new emblem

    03/03/2009 10:49:38 AM PST · by CedarDave · 63 replies · 1,814+ views
    The Washington Business Journal ^ | March 3, 2009 | Kent Hoover
    President Barack Obama unveiled a new emblem Tuesday that will be used on projects funded by the economic stimulus package. The emblem covers most of the basics of the $787 billion package — gears representing infrastructure, a red cross representing health care, a plant representing green technology — as well as flag-like stars and Recovery.gov, the Web site that will track the progress of stimulus projects. A White House press release said the emblem “is a symbol of President Obama’s commitment to the American people to invest their tax dollars wisely to put Americans back to work.”
  • Obama is a muslim in disguise

    09/08/2008 5:04:39 AM PDT · by piper01 · 44 replies · 383+ views
    This is the true Obama change comeing to America if he is elected President of the USA.
  • The Hyphen - By John Wayne

    07/05/2008 9:40:13 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 6 replies · 150+ views
    you tube ^ | date unknown | John Wayne
    John Wayne explains the damaging use of the hyphen in our American name.
  • World's best-known protest symbol turns 50

    03/20/2008 10:36:17 PM PDT · by fishhound · 37 replies · 1,100+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 20 March 2008 | Kathryn Westcott
    It started life as the emblem of the British anti-nuclear movement but it has become an international sign for peace, and arguably the most widely used protest symbol in the world. It has also been adapted, attacked and commercialised. CND logo It had its first public outing 50 years ago on a chilly Good Friday as thousands of British anti-nuclear campaigners set off from London's Trafalgar Square on a 50-mile march to the weapons factory at Aldermaston. The demonstration had been organised by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC) and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) joined in....
  • Dogs Found Hanged, Burned in Pennsylvania Over Satanic Symbol

    03/16/2008 7:47:28 AM PDT · by BGHater · 48 replies · 888+ views
    AP ^ | 14 Mar 2008 | AP
    State police say they found three dogs hanging and burned over a pile of burning tires in Fayette County. Police say the dogs were found about 5 a.m. Thursday in Redstone Township hanging by ropes from a tree. Theresa Linden, manager with the Fayette County Humane Society, says officials don't know if the dogs were alive when they were hanged. Linden says authorities also found the image of a pentagram on the ground, a five-pointed star commonly associated with Satanism. The back of one dog was burned off. Another had puncture wounds to its neck.
  • Secrets of the Great Seal of the United States Revealed

    02/12/2008 7:18:25 AM PST · by Smelly_Fed · 77 replies · 535+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Conspiracy theorists take note: The myths surrounding one of America's oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked ... if you believe the government, that is. The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the emblem on the back of the US$1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not a sign that Freemasons run the country, it has nothing to do with the occult, and it does not contain clues to a fabulous hidden treasure. It is rather the nation's stamp of authority, sovereignty and power, gracing cash...
  • Symbol of tyranny replaced with school for Iraq air force

    09/14/2007 6:31:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 287+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Maj. Edwina Walton
    9/14/2007 - CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AFPN) -- Senior U.S. and Iraqi air force officials witnessed history in the making with the dedication of the Iraqi Air Force Training School and the commissioning of 11 officer candidates into the Iraqi air force. Lt. Gen. Kamal Brazanjay, the commander of the Iraqi Air Force; Brig. Gen. Robert R. Allardice, commander of the Coalition Air Force Transition Team; Col. David Penny, the 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group Squadron commander; and members of the Taji Air Base community attended the dedication ceremony one day after commemorating the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Unique Thracian Symbol Of Royalty Discovered In Bulgaria

    06/12/2007 6:22:35 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 1,059+ views
    Novinite ^ | 6-11-2007
    Unique Thracian Symbol of Royalty Discovered in Bulgaria 11 June 2007, Monday Archaeologists have discovered the most ancient ruler's symbol on Bulgarian territory, what was once the kingdom of the Thracian tribes. The Bulgarian archaeologists Daniela Agre and Deyan Dichev, who are leading the Strandzha expedition, made the announcement for the exceptional finding on the Bulgarian National Radio on Monday. The artifact was unearthed near the village of Golyam Dervent. Dichev and Agre were researching a dolmen (dolmens were the first Thracian tombs) when they noticed a frieze of intertwined zoomorphic and geometrical elements carved on the entrance of the...
  • Life in the YANG - The genius behind being wrong in America

    10/07/2006 2:07:16 PM PDT · by humint · 1 replies · 425+ views
    HUMINT ^ | 7 OCTOBER 2006 | HUMINT
    The Yin Yang symbol from Chinese Philosophy represents opposing natural forces. Yang, literally translated, means the sun or sunny. Yin, being the natural opposition is thought to be the moon, darkness or shade. Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion: - To every action there is an equal but opposite reaction - is an extremely pure definition of the Yin Yang symbol. While natural balance, God’s fulcrum if you will, is accepted by the mortal mind even when the opposing forces have complex dependencies like “morality” and are thusly, vague. Chinese philosophers commonly apply Yin Yang symbolism vaguely, including, among...
  • Korean flag, Kimchi head list of Korea's top symbols

    07/26/2006 9:28:37 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 258+ views
    The Hankyoreh ^ | Jul.27,2006 11:58 KST | N/A
    Koreans think that the country's best symbols are the taegeukgi, South Korea's flag; gimchi; hangeul, the Korean writing system (and the book Hunmin Jeongeum, written in 1446 to explain its invention); the mugunghwa, or Rose of Sharon, the national flower, and the Dokdo islets, according to a Gallup Korea survey of 1,509 adults over the age of 20. The survey, completed May and June this year, was commissioned at the request of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Nearly 35 percent of respondents said the taegeukgi, the national flag, is the cultural symbol that represents Korea more than any other....
  • New Red Cross emblem hits snag [Israel]

    06/20/2006 7:05:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies · 1,428+ views
    Muslim countries use procedural moves to block progress at conference. An attempt to end Israel's long isolation from the Red Cross humanitarian movement hit a snag Tuesday as Muslim opponents used procedural moves to block progress at a decisive international conference, delegates said. The International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which opened Tuesday and is expected to conclude Wednesday, is being asked to approve changes to meet Israeli demands of almost six decades that it be granted full membership without using the cross or crescent to identify itself. But Red Cross officials hosting the conference confirmed that...
  • Symbol, service have connection

    06/14/2006 6:47:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers are guardians of two special flags — the American and the Army banners. More than two centuries ago today, the Continental Congress adopted two resolutions on June 14, one in 1775 and the other two years later. The first established an Army. The second gave them a flag to fight under. For Spc. Richard Edminson, a member of the fort’s honor guard, the Army flag represents the need for a service to ensure democracy is protected. “It represents our freedom,” the soldier said. From the top of the flag, campaign streamers honoring battles from the Revolutionary...
  • Flag Day Pays Tribute to Old Glory as Symbol of American Liberty

    06/13/2006 5:45:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 2,347+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Ashleigh Covington
    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2006 – Flag Day, June 14, pays tribute to an emblem millions of Americans fight for every day. In 1777, America adopted the stars and stripes designed for the American flag. However, Flag Day traditions did not begin until 1885. It wasn't until President Truman passed an act in 1949 that Flag Day became nationally recognized. "From our nation's earliest days, 'Old Glory' has stood for America's strength, unity and liberty," President Bush said in a recent press release recognizing the upcoming holiday. "During Flag Day and National Flag Week, we honor this enduring American symbol...
  • Easter symbols have ancient roots

    04/15/2006 11:44:23 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 18 replies · 788+ views
    Chron.com ^ | April 15, 2006 | Barbara Karkabi
    Some Christians celebrating the holiest day of their year may look askance at baskets of decorated eggs and mad dashes for chocolate bunnies. But these Easter traditions are more than a takeover of the holiday by the card and candy industries. To be sure, there is commercialism. An estimated 80 million Easter cards will be exchanged this year, and a record $2 billion will be spent on Easter candy. But Easter eggs are a part of the rich symbolic thread of the Easter story.
  • American pride, inclusiveness stressed at immigration rally (Mahony's Political Illegal Strategy)

    04/15/2006 5:52:30 AM PDT · by petkus · 2 replies · 265+ views
    The Tidings (Archdiocese of L A ) ^ | 4/14/2006 | Ellie Hidalgo
    While Congress was in recess, immigrants and supporters continued to rally for humane immigration reform throughout the country. In Los Angeles, religious leaders from Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions and several thousand people gathered downtown for a vigil and procession that emphasized American pride, inclusiveness, peaceful demonstration and affirming the democratic process. =============================== Importance of symbols Immigration reform leaders have become increasingly aware of how every symbol is being perceived by American citizens as they watch television and read newspapers. Some citizens have become alarmed at seeing foreign flags being waved during demonstrations. Prior to the vigil Cardinal Mahony asked...
  • What Are the Real Origins of Easter?

    04/08/2006 7:12:48 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 256 replies · 2,067+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | Spring 2006 | Jerold Aust
    What Are the Real Origins of Easter? Millions assume that Easter, one of the world's major religious holidays, is found in the Bible. But is it? Have you ever looked into Easter's origins and customs and compared them with the Bible? by Jerold Aust Easter is one of the most popular religious celebrations in the world. But is it biblical? The word Easter appears only once in the King James Version of the Bible (and not at all in most others). In the one place it does appear, the King James translators mistranslated the Greek word for Passover as...
  • Bosnia court outlaws ethnic symbols as offensive

    04/01/2006 6:46:50 AM PST · by Valin · 4 replies · 256+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/1/06
    SARAJEVO, April 1 (Reuters) - Official symbols adopted by Bosnia's main ethnic groups are to be abolished following a ruling by the former Yugoslav republic's top court. The symbols introduced after the 1992-95 Bosnian war in the country's two semi-autonomous regions were discriminatory because each ethnic group should enjoy equality in all areas of the country, according to a decision by the Constitutional Court published late on Friday. The ruling means the Muslim-Croat federation and the Serb Republic must change their laws on their coat of arms, flag and anthem in the next six months. Serbs have a coat of...
  • Female Bum Behind Valentine Symbol?

    02/14/2006 4:31:53 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 29 replies · 1,754+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2-14-06 | Jennifer Viegas
    Feb. 13, 2006 — The familiar double-lobed heart symbol seen on Valentine's Day cards and candy was inspired by the shape of human female buttocks as seen from the rear, according to a professor of psychology who studied the origin, history and symbolism of the Feb.14 holiday. Galdino Pranzarone of Roanoke College in Salem, Va., told Discovery News that he analyzed "essential literary and speculative evidence from mythology and secondary sources," which led to his theory. He believes one rather obvious bit of evidence is that the heart symbol does not directly duplicate the heart human organ. "The twin lobes...
  • Is this good news? The American Bald Eagle coming off endangered species list!

    02/14/2006 7:00:29 AM PST · by edcoil · 69 replies · 970+ views
    14 Feb 2006 | Edcoil
    Happy Valentines Day - I heard our national symbol The American Bald Eagle is to be soaring again. Is this a great omen?
  • Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Dethroned in Hawaii

    01/28/2006 5:45:15 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 48 replies · 1,303+ views
    HONOLULU - Everyone thought the humuhumunukunukuapuaa was Hawaii's state fish. As it turns out, the brightly colored fish with the excessively long name has been dethroned. The news shook the world of Rep. Blake Oshiro, who found out the designation was no longer official from Joel Itomura, a 6-year-old fish-loving son of a friend and constituent. "I was really surprised," said Oshiro, who has drawn up a bill that would make humuhumunukunukuapuaa _ also known as the rectangular triggerfish or "humuhumu" for short _ the official state fish for the islands. The stubby-nosed, brightly striped and slightly aggressive little fish...
  • Socialist at DU replaces stars on American Flag

    01/23/2006 7:51:50 AM PST · by WBL 1952 · 39 replies · 1,597+ views
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x215134 If you really want to get MAD; check out the Communist hammer and sickle this jerk replaced our fifty stars with on the American flag. If somebody knows how to cut and paste it here that would be great because I don't know how.
  • Michigan lawmakers debate state bird change

    12/28/2005 10:21:51 AM PST · by hoosierboy · 43 replies · 1,488+ views
    wndu ^ | 12/27/05 | Judi Lykowski
    Michigan - At the Prime Table Restaurant in Niles, folks are looking to debate an interesting issue. There are elections vastly approaching, state budgets to balance, and high gas prices to consider. One might figure Michigan lawmakers have plenty of serious issues to keep them busy. On the contrary, much surprise ensues as to which hot topic is taking flight in the state capitol. On the table When some patrons at the Michigan restaurant heard what could be on the table for state lawmakers in 2006, they said it's for the birds. Dawn Belcher of Knox, Indiana says, "I just...
  • The (Christian) Symbolism of the Christmas Tree

    12/20/2005 2:48:30 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 11 replies · 1,122+ views
    guardian angelss catholic church ^ | Dec 05 | Frank Schaefer
    The Christmas tree has become a symbol of the spirit of Christmas in many countries and many, if not all, our homes. What led Christians to adopt this custom? The first mention in history of fir trees used in Christmas celebrations was in 12th century Germany. A fir tree was used in mystery plays as the so-called "paradise" tree. These dramas were held outside during the Advent and Christmas seasons and the fir tree symbolized the tree of life in the Garden of Eden. The evergreen fir tree is a sign of hope throughout the winter season--hope in the promise...
  • WA Democrat Party Criticized For Mocking Christian Fish Symbol In Website

    12/15/2005 2:53:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies · 866+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 14, 2005 | Ralph Thomas
    The state Democratic Party is catching heat for posting an item on its Web site that parodies the popular Christian fish symbol commonly seen on the back of cars. The item — a magnetic version of the fish, emblazoned with flames and the word "Hypocrite" alongside a cross — appeared last week on the Democrats' Web site. It was displayed along with other political-message magnets, bumper stickers and buttons that the party sells. State Democratic Party Chairman Paul Berendt said he first found out about the hypocrite fish posting on Friday when someone from KIRO radio called to ask him...
  • Hiding behind a crystal

    12/10/2005 8:17:56 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 429+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-10-05
    On Thursday, the 192 signatories of the Geneva Conventions decided to adopt a new international symbol - the Red Crystal - alongside the Red Cross and the Red Crescent. Now it seems, for the first time, Israel's Magen David Adom (MDA) can join the 182 members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The vote "reflects Israel's improved international standing … This is yet another achievement for Israel's diplomacy," gushed Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. MDA itself worked hard to achieve this result, which paves the way for Israel to join international rescue missions. The new Red...
  • Democrats sell Christian 'hypocrite' sticker

    12/10/2005 5:55:28 AM PST · by NavVet · 65 replies · 2,131+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/10/05 | World Net Daily
    The official website of Washington State Democrats sold magnetic car stickers of the Christian fish symbol and cross emblazoned with the word "hypocrite" on a background of hellish flames. The item was removed about mid-day yesterday after a weblog took note, calling it an example of Democrat Party hostility toward religious believers, especially Christians.
  • WA ST Democrat Party Selling Anti-Christian Car Magnet (FISH SYMBOL, CROSS, HELL FIRE, "HYPOCRITE")

    12/09/2005 12:34:25 PM PST · by paulat · 83 replies · 3,515+ views
    KIRO710.com ^ | 12/9/05 | Dori Monson
    This was the image of the car magnet for sale on the OFFICIAL Washington State Democrat Party website. The image has been taken down since Dori called Party Chairman Paul Berendt and asked him to explain why it was being sold. Dori is streaming live at kiro710.com. Click on the KIRO link to see his latest post.
  • Swastikas for Campus Conservatives

    12/09/2005 2:08:33 AM PST · by rdb3 · 17 replies · 1,400+ views
    FPM ^ | 9 DECEMBER 2005 | Jason Antebi
    Swastikas for Campus ConservativesBy Jason AntebiFrontPageMagazine.com | December 9, 2005 Occidental College in Los Angeles may epitomize what’s wrong in higher education. Professors cancel class to encourage their students to attend a protest against the “Bush Regime,” campus leaders are forced into mandatory “diversity/sensitivity training,” and some far-Left students seem to believe that a liberal arts education consists of little more than painting a portrait of Bill Clinton. Tuition money – in excess of $40,000 per pupil – is wasted on courses such as "The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie" and “Stupidity,” a mandatory course for some freshmen, which compares incidents...
  • No Jews or Dogs

    12/09/2005 4:30:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies · 946+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-8-05 | Yaakov Ish Tam
    I have been following the recent saga in the Red Cross with growing disgust. For those of you who are not familiar with the issues at hand, Israel's official relief agency, Magen David Adom (MDA; Red Star of David), has traditionally been rejected membership as an official member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society because of its refusal to adopt either a cross or a crescent as its official symbol. When Israel suggested allowing the additional symbol of the Red Magen David in 1949, the organization rejected the request for the reason that they "don't want to...
  • Israeli Emblem Approved by Red Cross/Red Crescent

    12/07/2005 8:16:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 805+ views
    192 Geneva representatives voted to approve Israel’s new “Red Crystal” symbol which will now officially join the Red Crescent and Red Cross as authorized International Red Cross symbols. After close to 60 years of refusal, the international body has voted to include Israel, despite last-minute efforts to thwart the move by Syria.
  • Russia's Muslims Want Christian Symbols Removed From Coat of Arms

    12/06/2005 4:30:31 PM PST · by dolphin_CAGE · 13 replies · 470+ views
    CAGE ^ | 12/06/2005 | CAGE News
    A group of top Muslim clerics have demanded that Orthodox Christian symbols be removed from the Russian coat of arms and have complained about the Russian authorities and power-wielding structures allegedly refusing to abide by the principle of secularity, the Interfax news agency reported.
  • Judgement day looms for new Red Cross symbol

    12/05/2005 6:18:44 AM PST · by StayAt HomeMother · 10 replies · 1,056+ views
    swissinfo ^ | December 4, 2005 | Adam Beaumont
    Representatives from 192 countries are due in Geneva on Monday for a conference to decide whether to adopt a new emblem for the Red Cross movement. The two-day meeting is the result of tightrope diplomacy by Switzerland to resolve the long-standing issue of a third humanitarian symbol. Approval of the so-called "red crystal" by the signatory states moved a step closer last week when the Israeli and Palestinian emergency services signed a groundbreaking cooperation agreement. The accord, brokered by the Swiss foreign ministry, cleared the way for a deal on a new emblem in addition to the red cross and...
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    12/05/2005 11:29:28 AM PST · by kingattax · 41 replies · 1,316+ views
    swissinfo SRI ^ | 12-5-05 | Adam Beaumont
    Representatives from 192 countries are due in Geneva on Monday for a conference to decide whether to adopt a new emblem for the Red Cross movement. The two-day meeting is the result of tightrope diplomacy by Switzerland to resolve the long-standing issue of a third humanitarian symbol. The Red Cross, the Red Crescent and the new Red Crystal (Keystone)Approval of the so-called "red crystal" by the signatory states moved a step closer last week when the Israeli and Palestinian emergency services signed a groundbreaking cooperation agreement. The accord, brokered by the Swiss foreign ministry, cleared the way for a deal...