The stupidity here is palatable. You know, you could trace the history of any word or symbol and probably find a pagan or evil source for it. How about Christmas trees or the Easter Bunny? Will these be banned next. Obviously, this has more to do with Iraq than the symbol itself.
The peace sign was designed and completed February 21, 1958 by Gerald Holtom, a commercial designer and artist in Britain, working on commission for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The idea that it was anti-Christ was invented by the John Birch society; there is zero historical evidence that it was ever used for that purpose.
My town bans crosses on public grounds and buildings, so a lot of people put them up on their houses and stores in protest.Christmas is about as pagan a holiday as they come.... we're worshipping trees in the style of my ancient Germanic ancestors.I'd say the spirit here is not pro-Satan, but pro-Saddam in the belief that Shia Arabs and Sunni Kurds would have been better off today with Saddam's Baathist dictator ship still in place.
I find these sorts of things funny, until I remember that they are actually true. It would be so much better if it was only a Saturday night live sketch.
I posted this on my blog.And Liz Smith, of BlondSense fame, posted as well (I sent her the info.)One hopes that Mr. Keanes notices that the peace symbol isn't Satanic, it's a sybmol designed to make people think about not hitting each other over the head with whatever weapon seems most appropriate.Thanks for the link. Peace be upon you.
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