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JohnWxy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 02:09 PM
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49. I'm sure Scalia didn't have this in mind but the 'Christian' cross symbol was appropriated from the
Egyptian symbol for life, the Ankh. The Christians just modified it by closing the loop at the top.

I always wondered why if this was supposed to be the Crucifix why it had a piece jutting up above the horizontal piece, since the Roman device for crucifying criminals and other ne'er-do-wells was a 'T' shaped affair. When I saw an Ankh it was immediately apparent where the symbol came from.

The symbol is much older than Christianity.
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