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Monday, December 7, 2009

The Peace Sign, Nero's Cross

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The Peace Sign or Symbol. What most Christians don't realize is the meaning behind this so called Peace Movement and what this symbol actually means.

Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (15 December AD 37 – 9 June AD 68),[1] born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, also called Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus, was the fifth and last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero's rule is often associated with tyranny and extravagance.[3] He is known for a number of executions, including those of his mother[4] and step-brother, as the emperor who "fiddled while Rome burned",[5] and as an early persecutor of Christians.

The Broken Cross has been called a Neronic Cross or Nero's Cross in recognition of Nero's attempt to suppress the rise of Christianity (Peter's Cross). Being that Peter chose not to be murdered as Christ did. He chose to be hung upside down instead. In turn breaking Christianity would involve breaking the The Cross.

The Holtom creation story is the use of the symbol as an anti-Christian symbol by the Saracens as early as 711 A.D.8 For the Saracens, the image placed on their shields symbolized the breaking of the Christian cross. For some the broken cross was equated to a satanic symbol known as the raven's craw or witch's foot. While Holtom may not have known the historical meaning of the peace symbol, Bertrand Russell was a historian and member of the Fabian Society. A 1970 article in the American Opinion magazine claimed Russell knew the historical occult meaning and intentionally selected an "anti-Christian design long associated with Satanism."

This same symbol was used by Hitler's 3rd Panzer Division from 1941 to 1945. The image on the left is the regimental 3rd Panzer Division symbol. Soviet, Polish, and Hungarian citizens, having suffered from the Nazi massacres, undoubtedly struggled with Holtom’s use of the symbol as a thoughtful way to communicate peace. The symbol can also be found on some of Hitler's SS soldiers' tombstones.

Though most people don't realize this. It may be something you might want to tell them out of Love and NOT go yelling and starting trouble of it. Most in general may actually see this as peace. But gently giving them the information to see themselves the true meaning of it. May help to open their eyes as to what they carry on their necks. Also note there are some that wear this proudly and knows exactly what it means as well.

Read more here.
http://www.teachpeace.com/peacesymbolhistory.htm


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